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    J. Wilson long nose play club with long, slender apple head. Spooned face, block printed "J. Wilson" stamp, early hickory shaft and replacement russet grip. James Wilson was one of the best of all the 19th century long nose club makers. After apprenticing for over two decades with Hugh Philp, the Chippendale of club makers, Wilson went on his own in the early 1850s. This club, with its shallow 15/16" face, well-shaped head, and thin, delicate neck, has the appearance of a feather ball era club. Wilson's clubs are desirable and difficult to find. Visible crack on the top of the head has been repaired; the stain and finish are old but not original. Initials of two former owners are stamped in the head; the russet grip is a modern replacement. Circa 1852. Head 5 5/8" from toe to heel; 15/16" face; 43 1/4" shaft. Average.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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