Artifacts and ephemera are present throughout the sale. A McEwan long nose play club was produced by D. McEwan & Son in the mid-19th century. The club was likely produced by Douglas McEwan, who ran the family business until his death in 1886, this is an excellent example that exhibits the delicate, thin face and sweeping curves of the long nose ($1,500-$2,500). A typed letter signed by Warren G. Harding on White House stationery is addressed to O.S. Rapp of The Prendergast Company. President Harding thanks his hometown supporters who had established a golf club in his honor (Estimate: $2,000-$3,000).
Other standouts include Blackheath Golfing Lays by the Poet-Laureate of the Club by Thomas Marsh, printed for the Members of the Club (1873) and Joe Murdoch’s copy (Estimate: $5,000-$8,000). An 1897 copy of Golf on a New Principle. Iron Clubs Superseded. By an Old Golfer by L. Everage is the Murdoch copy with Murdoch’s bookplate, a nice history of the game, and a rare book (Estimate: $700-$1,000). Golf Courses of Los Angeles County is a rare guide to the many golf courses of Los Angeles County at the end of the 1920s, just prior to the Great Depression. The cover title reads: "The Golf Book of Los Angeles County - Location charts of 45 golf courses in L.A. County, 1928; also list of all golf courses in Southern California” (Estimate: $700-$1,000).
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