Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1888 Jake Kilrain Stevengraph Boxing Silk. Gorgeous Victorian-era silk was crafted by the famous Coventry, England silk weavers of the Thomas Stevens gallery, one of a series of four celebrating the great bare-knuckle Heavyweights of the late 19th century. Biographical text on verso of the 5.25x7" cardboard mount dates the piece to 1888, just a year before Kilrain was defeated by John L. Sullivan in a brutal seventy-six round affair, the last Heavyweight Championship match to be waged sans gloves. The mount exhibits toning around the edges from a century inside a wooden frame, and what appears to be a touch of rather inconsequential dampstaining, but the silk area itself remains entirely without flaws and the piece presents beautifully.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    6th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,070

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 7 days left to consign to the 2020 July 30 - 31 Summer Sports Card Catalog Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The hammer price for my Mantle card significantly exceeded my admittedly conservative estimations, and I couldn't be more pleased.
    George T.,
    Pinetop, AZ
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search