2020 November Memorabilia Auction
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1926 US Amateur at Baltusrol Contestant Badge - George Von Elm Defeats Bobby Jones!


Offered in this marquee lot is certainly one of the finest examples of the seldom scene 1926 contestants pin. This pin served as a badge of passage to the course for the elite few golfers who had risen to the apex of competition in The United States amateur game. Throughout the 1920's,the United States Golf Association applied a similar design for this badge. The 1926 badge presents as a circular pin featuring a scalloped edge of gold. At the top of the pin in white enamel is the wording "CONTESTANT". Encircling the pin in bright red enamel is "NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP SEPT 13 TO 18, 1926". The interior area of the badge has raised scripting "USGA". This is a spectacular high-grade example of this early contestants badge, with perfect enamel and with only the slightest hints of light wear visible along the border. As significant as this badge, from an unknown contestant, is for scarcity and condition of equal appeal to collectors is the Championship match at the 1926 U.S.G.A. Amateur was Bobby Jones and George Von Elm. Contestants badge provides all the requisites of the ideal golf collectible, and would be a worthy inclusion or upgrade in just about any advanced collection. This comes mounted in a nice display featuring a photo of Elm and Jones with a brass plate and contest description. Frame measures 16 1/2" x 24 1/2"
1926 US Amateur at Baltusrol Contestant Badge - George Von Elm Defeats Bobby Jones!1926 US Amateur at Baltusrol Contestant Badge - George Von Elm Defeats Bobby Jones!1926 US Amateur at Baltusrol Contestant Badge - George Von Elm Defeats Bobby Jones!1926 US Amateur at Baltusrol Contestant Badge - George Von Elm Defeats Bobby Jones!1926 US Amateur at Baltusrol Contestant Badge - George Von Elm Defeats Bobby Jones!1926 US Amateur at Baltusrol Contestant Badge - George Von Elm Defeats Bobby Jones!1926 US Amateur at Baltusrol Contestant Badge - George Von Elm Defeats Bobby Jones!
1926 US Amateur at Baltusrol Contestant Badge - George Von Elm Defeats Bobby Jones!
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $470.00
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Auction closed on Monday, November 16, 2020.
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