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    Early 1900's Ornate Baseball Themed Music Box. All those years of collecting, and what have you ever done for your ears? Here's a chance to show those neglected sensory organs that you appreciate all the years of faithful service, and to add the perfect soundtrack to your trophy room. Presented is one of the most elegant relics we've placed upon the hobby's auction block, a masterfully crafted music box that celebrates our burgeoning national pastime.

    We can't put our finger on the tune that the box plays--other examples have provided a charming rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," but this is a new variation with a different song. Physically, however, it's identical to two others we have sold for five-figures in past auctions.

    The gorgeous aesthetics make this a feast for the visual senses, with the ball, the crossed bats and the quadrangle base all ornately engraved with floral imagery. The relic survives in remarkably fine condition without any of the scratching or denting one might expect from a century-old survivor, presenting effectively unchanged from its date of production. Dimensions are approximately 8x10x6" when the lid is closed.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
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