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    Circa 1860 Athletic B.B.C. of Philadelphia Silk Ribbon. Experienced Heritage bidders will recall a remarkable offering of nineteenth century team ribbons fashioned into a display by an early player, sold in our August 2010 Platinum Night auction. Here we present just such an example from one of the most significant early ballclubs of them all. For those needing a refresher course, these ribbons were traded between battling teams and often worn on players' uniforms as a show of pride for the level of competition faced. The advanced vintage and delicate construction of such relics explains their scarcity today, and while this specimen does exhibit a degree of wear, it is quite minimal considering these factors, and the piece presents wonderfully. A truly wonderful and important relic from the infancy of the organized game. Dimensions 1.25x10".

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    October, 2012
    25th-27th Thursday-Saturday
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