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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby vintagebrett » December 6th, 2015, 1:29 pm

Picked up another Sonnett that I didn't have - a SFL Frank Lary model. The stampings and tag date it to 1962-63 but it's not in the catalog. High quality glove in great shape. I'd been after a nice Frank Lary for awhile - I know there is another one out there - guess that person can keep theirs now. 8)

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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby vintagebrett » December 6th, 2015, 1:31 pm

I'd also been looking for nice Horace Partridge catchers mitt as well - came across a couple but was holding out for a better condition model. This one fit the bill and displays great.

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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby mikesglove » December 6th, 2015, 2:11 pm

I thought you might be the one buying the "Frank Lary" glove from Ron. You couldn't pass up the "Golden Crown" stamp. It's a nice one, as is the HP mitt.
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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby mikesglove » January 28th, 2016, 2:06 pm

A stellar mid 20's Ken-Wel sewn web model. I like the red leather and tan interior. Typical top notch innovation and construction from Ken-Wel.

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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby vintagebrett » February 1st, 2016, 4:40 pm

Not from New England, but actual England - this mitt has two tags as well! It's a Beecrux brand glove with an Official National Baseball Association tag on the inner lining. Pretty cool. I had a Beecrux brand soccer ball box but couldn't find any information on the company when researching it. A friend suggested that perhaps they were selling Spalding goods under their name in Merry Olde England.

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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby mikesglove » March 5th, 2016, 5:15 am

Here is an early homemade mitt from 1890-1900's. As with most Folk Art styles, it is one of a kind and this one a beast at 12" diameter. It seems to have been made by someone who knew what they were doing but were short on materials. The back is pieced together similar to the look of the "Decker patent" design. The arrow head wrist strap and sewn-on glove pattern are pretty cool.
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The front has that really antique shape.
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The front has this narrow piece of leather sewn in at the top possibly because there was not a large enough remnant of leather to cut out the face in one piece or was simply not cut accurately in the early stages and had to be adjusted. The perimeter banding is slit in the space between the thumb and body of the mitt to add more padding as needed. Two rows of holes on either side of the slit are used to lace the mitt back up.
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The heel shows the same two rows of holes but was never slit between to add padding. The mitt maker cross-stitched short lengths of leather together to make up the perimeter banding. It is one of my favorite features on the mitt.
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The top of the mitt has two straps that are laced and cinched together to create a rudimentary pocket. Welting was added to the edge seams of the mitt to stiffen it up and keep the shape. The edge seams are very stout at 1/4" thick.
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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby Number9 » March 5th, 2016, 4:42 pm

Mike, that is incredible!
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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby vintagebrett » March 6th, 2016, 1:34 pm

Ditto - that is fantastic - nice pick up!
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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby ebbets55 » March 6th, 2016, 5:47 pm

Love it!!!

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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby wilsonjb » March 7th, 2016, 10:48 pm

Now that's impressive Mike. And it's still intact too. Great Find!
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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby mikesglove » March 9th, 2016, 1:29 pm

Thanks guys. The mitt was in pretty good shape when I got it. The mitt maker was able to salvage seven different types of leather remnants to make up the mitt. It was picked from the Maine/New Hampshire area. No shortage of leather industry in the north east states at that time.
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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby Number9 » March 11th, 2016, 11:41 pm

mikesglove wrote:It was picked from the Maine/New Hampshire area.


Sure, yeah, rub it in :wink:
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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby vintagebrett » May 17th, 2016, 11:56 am

This is the Victor white full web I picked up at Brimfield
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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby mikesglove » May 17th, 2016, 12:32 pm

Nice glove! That's a good find. Amazingly intact, good quality and condition. Makes those hours trudging around the fields worth it.
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Re: Recent finds and pickups

Postby vintagebrett » May 17th, 2016, 2:07 pm

mikesglove wrote:Nice glove! That's a good find. Amazingly intact, good quality and condition. Makes those hours trudging around the fields worth it.


Finding a nice glove definitely makes all the steps worthwhile. The price wasn't a bargain by any means but it is very difficult to find items like this anymore.
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