TROPHY RACKET
TROPHY RACKET

TROPHY RACKET

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Year: 2005


EXCERPTS FROM CHRISIE’S AUCTION CATALOG NOVEMBER 17, 2005

A PRESENTATION “REAL TENNIS” RACKET MADE BY BROUAYE, ASH-HEAD WITH EXTREMELY RARE INCLUSION OF NARROW SILVER DECORATIVE IN-LAY, RED LEATHER GOLD EMBOSSED THROAT, BLACK NATURAL GUT, STRINGS INDIVIDUALLY TIED AT EACH INTERSECTION GIVING A ROUGH AND SMOOTH SURFACE, BRAIDED SILVER GRIP BAND, RED FABRIC GRIP, SILVER BUTT CAP ENGRAVED:

“SENIOR UNIVERSITY RACQUET, 1885, J.H. WARNER, BALLIOL” ESTIMATED VALUE = EURO 15,000 – 22,000

EXCERPT FROM THE LONDON TIMES, DATED 11-19-05

OLDEST RACKET SELLS FOR GBP 19,000

THE WORLD’S OLDEST SURVIVING (PRIZE REAL TENNIS RACKET, THE SECOND ONE BEING AWARDED) – NEARLY 150 YEARS OLD, SOLD FOR GBP 19,200.00 AT CHRISTIE’S YESTERDAY AND WAS BOUGHT BY A PRIVATE COLLECTOR - THE PRIOR OWNER WAS MAJOR NORMAN RAILLING, WHO ASSEMBLED HIS COLLECTION IN THE 1920s AND 1930s.