Lot # 92: Exquisite Miniature Feathery Golf Ball

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $2,000.00

Bids: 4 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Summer 2018 Auction",
which ran from 8/1/2018 8:30 PM to
8/18/2018 8:00 PM

Though we've previously heard about its existence, offered here is a scarce opportunity to obtain an original miniature feather golf ball. This is authentic miniature feathery that was produced circa 1830s-40s. The task of making a feather golf ball was difficult, and required a great deal of skill. Rumor has it that a top quality producer would make a miniature feather ball in order to demonstrate his superiority to the new upstarts that were attempting to siphon away business with cheaper prices. 

While he had heard that story before, this is the very first time that we've seen such an example. This miniature feather golf is unquestionably original. It is approximately the size of a gumball, and is a mere .85 inches in diameter. 

Pictured next to a traditionally sized feathery to show you just how special the offered ball is.