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    This is a ceramic sculpture intended to project the likeness of Honus Wagner.  Seated on a slabbed throne, Honus foregrounds a sacred tablet which is unclear in meaning ("The God of the Bingles as They Ought to Be").  On his left sleeve, there appears "PBC" (Pittsburgh Baseball Club).  At its peak, the piece is 7" tall, and the base is 3 1/2" x 4 1/2".  The condition is about VG due principally to a piece of ceramic broken from the bottom of the base (which doesn't impair its stability).  A strong case could be argued that this is really a bookend.  However, the greatest intrigue is found on the reverse where faintly etched is the notation "Won at O. Ailes Party, Oct. 8 1909," a date that witnessed the first game of that year's World Series.  Please note: Due to the size and/or weight of this lot, additional shipping costs may apply.

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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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