The Collectible Golf Balls Directory. Folio 1: Gutta-Percha Golf Balls 1845-1945. Kevin W. McGimpsey.

The Collectible Golf Balls Directory. Folio 1: Gutta-Percha Golf Balls 1845-1945.

Chester, England: Privately Published, 2021. 100p. Illustrated Hard cover. Limited edition, signed & numbered, maximum 150 copies.

Four folios, two years, ONE ultimate reference work!

The definitive book on Antique Golf Balls, The Story of the Golf Ball as recognised by collectors, auction houses and the most prestigious Golf Clubs around the world was published in 2004. Since then, author Kevin McGimpsey has been asked to value countless Golf Ball Collections and individual lots as both an independent golf antiquities consultant and representing Bonhams 1793 auction house.

The original book was always the starting point for the necessary research, but since its publication almost twenty years ago the golf antiquities market has evolved and previously unknown antique golf balls have been identified.

The need for an updated reference point has driven Kevin to research and write:

The Collectible Golf Balls Directory 1845-1945
(available mid-December 2021)

The Directory will be released over a 2 year period between 2021-2023.
To be published in four Folios, spanning the period 1845-1945:

Folio 1: Gutta-Percha Golf Balls 1845-1903 (over 600 balls listed and examined, 400 plus illustrations and each ball valued)
Folio 2: Rubber Cored Golf Balls 1898-1919
Folio 3: Rubber Cored Golf Balls 1920-1945
Folio 4: 1845-1945 includes a gallery of feather balls, an index for the Quartet, updates and amends, old adverts and photos etc
And there will be a fine slip case on offer to hold all 4 books. Item #9526

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