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A JAMES JEFFRIES MEERSCHAUM PIPE

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A JAMES JEFFRIES MEERSCHAUM PIPE

Lot 0110 Details

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A JAMES JEFFRIES MEERSCHAUM PIPE
The bowl carved with a hound chasing a hart, with Bakelite mouthpiece, housed in original case stamped 'U.C.S. Co' and with an autograph note laid down to lid: 'The Pipe of Peace / Merry Christmas / to the Chief / From Jas Jeffries / Dec 25, 1903,' wear to surface of case. WITH: Gelatin silver print portrait of Jeffries, 8 x 5 inches laid down to 11 x 8 inch board, featuring Jeffries in a suit, photographer's imprint ('Bushnell / Sacramento...') to lower right corner of mount; AND WITH: a gelatin silver print portrait of Jeffries, Corbett, and W.H. Clune at Clune's home in Burbank, 1920s.

James J. Jeffries (1875-1953) was a powerful heavyweight champion in the early part of the 20th century. He was often called 'The Great White Hope,' as fans wanted him to come out of retirement to fight the first African American heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson.
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A JAMES JEFFRIES MEERSCHAUM PIPE

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000
Oct 05
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0110: A JAMES JEFFRIES MEERSCHAUM PIPE

Sold for $800
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Est. $1,000 - $2,000Starting Price $850
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Lot 0110 Details

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A JAMES JEFFRIES MEERSCHAUM PIPE
The bowl carved with a hound chasing a hart, with Bakelite mouthpiece, housed in original case stamped 'U.C.S. Co' and with an autograph note laid down to lid: 'The Pipe of Peace / Merry Christmas / to the Chief / From Jas Jeffries / Dec 25, 1903,' wear to surface of case. WITH: Gelatin silver print portrait of Jeffries, 8 x 5 inches laid down to 11 x 8 inch board, featuring Jeffries in a suit, photographer's imprint ('Bushnell / Sacramento...') to lower right corner of mount; AND WITH: a gelatin silver print portrait of Jeffries, Corbett, and W.H. Clune at Clune's home in Burbank, 1920s.

James J. Jeffries (1875-1953) was a powerful heavyweight champion in the early part of the 20th century. He was often called 'The Great White Hope,' as fans wanted him to come out of retirement to fight the first African American heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson.

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