A RARE, Vintage 1910's advertising pinback issued by the Jordan Marsh department store of Boston, MA featuring a young depiction of Babe Ruth as a member of the Boston Red Sox. Seldom seen pin measuring 1" in diameter with original manufacturer's paper backing which reads Pilgrim Badge & Specialty Co. which was down the block of the massive Jordan Marsh store on Washington Street in old Boston almost a century ago. Pin is in very good condition with even toning all around. Image shows a youthful Ruth with his Red Sox cap and is from the time when his star was on the rise in the American League as one of the game's best left-handed pitchers. The construction of the pin is similar to the political pins made for political campaigns during that period. Along with the pin is an attractive 1910's postcard which shows the Jordan Marsh department store along Washington Street and captures the city during Ruth's era. Unlike the later-issued Quaker Oaks and PM10 Ruth pins, this is an extremely tough piece in a league of its own when it comes to rarity.
One of the most desirable Quaker Oats premiums from the 1934-1935 campaign that featured Babe Ruth is the 'flip book'. This solid looking example in very good to excellent condition and is comes with the desirable original mailing envelope that the Illinois-based company used to send it to one Paul Hoyt in Massachusetts over 75-years ago.
A set of (4) baseball instructional booklets issued by the Quaker Oats Company in 1934 and 1935 featuring Babe Ruth. Each measuring 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" features 22 pages of tips from the Babe. They were available through mail order by redeeming box tops of the company's cereal product. One of the nicest set of these that you could hope for, booklets grade from Ex to NrMT in condition. This one also has the RARE original mailing envelope to boot that will display superbly together with the booklets. Thanks to one Robert Hoebbel (the original recipient) for saving these in the envelope, this is one pretty set!