Lot # 98: Gene Sarazen's 1941 Red Cross War Effort Pen from the Duke & Duchess of Windsor

Category: Photographs

Starting Bid: $400.00

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Item was in Auction "Spring 2019 Auction",
which ran from 3/27/2019 6:30 PM to
4/13/2019 7:00 PM

In 1941, the Red Cross held a fundraising golf Exhibition Match in the Bahamas to raise money for the War effort. The United States was not yet involved in World War II, but that did not stop the Red Cross from hosting an event with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor that featured a golf match between Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, Walter Hagen, and Tommy Armour. 

Offered here is Gene Sarazen's actual 14k gold filled fountain pen given to Sarazen by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor for his participation in the event. The 5 5/8" pen is a combination fountain pen and mechanical pencil. Only 4 of these pens would've been give out by the Duke and Duchess at this event, and who knows whether any of the other 3 have even survived the last 78 years. 

It is engraved:

Bahamas Red Cross Match - March 15-16, 1941

Presented by The Duke and Duchess of Windsor

to Gene Sarazen

Accompanying this pen is a 9 3/4" x 7 3/4" photograph from this 1941 Red Cross Exhibition Match. The photo is inscribed to 15-time PGA Tour winner and first Augusta National Head Pro Ed Dudley.