Lot # 5: Original Feather Golf Ball. Marked RC, Circa 1840

Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 2 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Golf Collectibles & Memorabilia",
which ran from 4/19/2023 9:00 AM to
5/3/2023 8:00 PM

This featherie ball is in solid condition and it has a marking of RC. All seams are intact and is all original. Circa 1840, maker unknown. Although the era of the feathery golf ball may have started in the early 1400's and run until the late 1840's, it is believed that it was in 1618 that a new type of golf ball was created by handcrafting a cowhide sphere stuffed with goose feathers. The feathery golf balls were manufactured while the leather and feathers were still wet, and as the leather shrink while drying.

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