March 28th, 2019 Auction
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This 3-inch in diameter sterling silver compact case was presumably given to wives, girlfriends and dignitaries to commemorate the Yankees' World Series triumph over the Philadelphia Phillies in four games in 1950, the second of what would be a record five consecutive world championships in a row for the Bronx Bombers. At the center of the top of the compact is a gold Yankees logo sculpture, 1-inch in diameter, with four stones each in red, blue and clear signifying the stripes on the iconic Yankees top hat. Given the exceptional quality of this piece we would presume that these are actual gemstones. Encircling the raised sculpture are the words "World Champions 1950" engraved in delicate all-caps. The compact appears to be in excellent condition, with expected tarnish that sterling silver would yield after more than six decades and a couple of small dings on the back; the two mirror-like surfaces inside are in usable condition with the mirror exhibiting signs of silvering. Clasp that closes the compact is in working order as well. Wonderful bit of Yankee dynasty memorabilia that showcases some of the postwar niceties provided by one of the greatest franchises in all of sport. The offered lot originates from the estate of Dean Cochran. Dean was a lifelong baseball fan and over his lifetime amassed a collection that was quite literally museum worthy as several of his pieces have been accepted for inclusion in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Dean was an ardent supporter of the Baseball Hall of Fame and has donated the entirety of his estate to the non-profit. As such, all proceeds from the sale of items from Dean’s estate are being donated to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. We are lucky enough to have been tasked with bringing selected pieces from his estate to auction where they will hopefully find a permanent home in your own personal hall of fame. You are bidding on the exact item(s) listed in the title and photographed in this lot listing, please see the picture(s) for more details. As always, you may contact us for further details through the "Ask A Question" link at the bottom of the page.
1950 New York Yankees (World Champions) Sterling Silver Makeup Compact1950 New York Yankees (World Champions) Sterling Silver Makeup Compact1950 New York Yankees (World Champions) Sterling Silver Makeup Compact1950 New York Yankees (World Champions) Sterling Silver Makeup Compact
1950 New York Yankees (World Champions) Sterling Silver Makeup Compact1950 New York Yankees (World Champions) Sterling Silver Makeup Compact1950 New York Yankees (World Champions) Sterling Silver Makeup Compact
1950 New York Yankees (World Champions) Sterling Silver Makeup Compact
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Minimum Bid: $10.00
Final Bid: $263.00
Number Bids: 27
Auction closed on Friday, March 29, 2019.

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