Lot # 2: Circa 1910s Papier-Mâché Silver Queen Advertising Figure

Category: Advertising

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 26 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "2018 Winter Auction",
which ran from 11/20/2018 5:00 PM to
12/8/2018 7:00 PM



Long live the...QUEEN

Yes, here she is - the Silver Queen. 

You've no doubt heard of the Silver King - golf collecting's most popular advertising figure that was produced in the 1920s. As few as 10, or perhaps are many as 20, original Silver King figures are believed to exist. 

But the true Holy Grail is his Queen. The Silver Queen was produced before the Silver King, and a scant few remain. The number of Silver Queens that exist is often cited as 3. Some say only 1 or 2. Whether this is true or not, we've never seen one before. A search of auction records over the past 3+ decades doesn't reveal a single sale either. Pretty much the only reason that people even know that it exists are a couple photographs, and those photographs all show the exact Silver Queen that is being offered in this auction. 

17" tall (a few inches taller than the Silver King). Base is 8" x 6" x 2" tall. Made of Papier-Mache. Original paint. Excellent condition. 

This piece is being offered today from the famed Ronnie Watts Collection