Lot # 1825: 1915 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Pennant

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 20 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2017",
which ran from 10/6/2017 2:00 PM to
10/29/2017 12:00 PM

Exceedingly rare Philadelphia Phillies pennant dating from the 1915 World Series vs. Boston. While we cannot state with certainty that this is the lone survivor, the fact that we have never seen or heard of another example tends to affirm that assumption. The attractive design features a portrait image of Phillies manager Pat Moran (who is identified in print at the base) and a larger Quaker figure intended to represent William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. The white lettering to the right reads "World's Series Phillies 1915." Interestingly, the Phillies' 1915 World Series press pin also prominently features a Quaker figure, who is pictured standing atop Philadelphia's City Hall in a windup pose, ball in hand. (The Phillies used the Quaker image as their team symbol during the early part of the century). 1915 marked the Phillies' only appearance in a World Championship series between the years 1883 (the date of the team's founding) and 1950, making this an especially rare and desirable Philadelphia World Series memento. The pennant (28.5 inches) displays wear commensurate with its age and former use, including wavy borders, moderate soiling, tack holes, crazing to the painted images and lettering, and a clipped tip. In Very Good condition overall. Despite the flaws, the piece retains much of its original colors and displays at a higher level than that suggested by its technically accurate grade. Mounted and framed with archival materials to total dimensions of 35 x 17.5 inches. The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be a shipping charge for this lot (which will vary depending upon where it is being shipped). Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open).

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