A fine feather golf ball very clearly stamped 'Allan 29 Made 1842'

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Lot 122
A fine feather golf ball very clearly stamped 'Allan 29 Made 1842'

Sold for £ 7,800 (US$ 10,436) inc. premium

Golfing Memorabilia

13 Jul 2007, 11:00 BST

Edinburgh

A fine feather golf ball very clearly stamped 'Allan 29 Made 1842'
All seams are intact and there is no sign of damage, in un-played with condition.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Owned for several generations by a St. Andrews family.

    Allan Robertson who was David Robertson's son was born in 1815 and died in 1859. He became the best golfer of his time; a true professional golfer who made money winning countless head to head matches. In 1846, only four years after this ball was crafted, he beat Willie Dunn by two matches to one and became known as 'the best golf player extant'.

    Kevin McGimpsey The Story of the Golf Ball page 212: 'Allan Robertson also made the finest golf balls that he stamped not with his surname that was the norm, but with his forename. His products remain some of the most collected…'
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