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1949 NY Yankees World Championship Award Jeweled Gold Money-Clip.

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1949 NY Yankees World Championship Award Jeweled Gold Money-Clip.

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Rare and dazzling L. G. Balfour piece of championship jewelry from the family of J. Arthur Friedlund, Yankees traveling secretary during the most dynamic years of the franchise. It dates to an era when it was simply too ostentatious for a man to display more than one ring on his hand – a problem few clubs other than the Yankees would face. Yankee players and execs were offered numerous options to reward pennants and World Championships if they already owned a World Series ring, (and most did). They could opt for bar sets, diamond earrings, jeweled compacts, etc. – even shotguns. And in 1949, money-clips. Offered is a glittering specimen from that mighty Bronx Bombers’ campaign of ’49, which was underscored by a five-game drubbing of the Dodgers. Its half-dollar size gold medallion features the classic top hat logo with red, white and blue accents provided by a genuine ruby, a single-cut diamond and a sapphire. In crisp relief, its surface announces “World Champions” and “1949.” The 5/8 inch clip itself is stamped 10K and measures 2-3/4 inches across. It’s survived 56 years in near-perfect original condition, with little or no wear evident. This is a classy piece with Yankees cache, and quite obviously, a wonderful addition to any collection – or pocket.

Jeweler’s Appraisal

1949,Award,Championship,Jewelry,Pennant,Ring,World Series,Yankees 

Auction End: 13-Apr-05  Post Views: 1913

Price; $0.00 – $500.00




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