Ed Miller is a friendly native New Yorker with an eye for advertising and architecture. Mostly a buyer, Ed’s finally decided he might be willing to sell… but just in case Ed’s not ready to budge, Bob brought along a special bag filled with some golf memorabilia that might sweeten a tense deal.
At Ed’s house we’ll find a Frank Sinatra Putter, antique trophies and an award winning Scott Cameron putter collection. Ed may be a good host, but he’s not striking any deals he’s not comfortable gambling.
Jeff Ellis is one of the world’s leading authorities on vintage golf clubs. He wrote the Book The Clubmakers Art which is considered in many circles – the golf collecting bible. Years ago he sold most of his items off at a Sotherby’s auction, but he still has a sizable collection he’s interested in auctioning. Bob and Ryan are not only here to meet their idol, but check out and hopefully go home with some of the most rare and antique golf clubs in the world.
Ed Miller, New York, NY (Seller 1)
– 1919 Golfers Magazine Trophy – 4 trophies sold for $3,000 – auctioned for $4,000 total / commission $1,000
– 1937 Golf Tournament NY/NJ Trophy – 4 trophies sold for $3,000 – auctioned for $4,000 total / commission $1,000
– 1958 Golf Championship Trophy – 4 trophies sold for $3,000 – auctioned for $4,000 total / commission $1,000
– 1901 LYC Golf Links Tournament Trophy – 4 trophies sold for $3,000 – auctioned for $4,000 total / commission $1,000
– Scotty Cameron Project X-S.L.C. 1996 Tour Prototypes – sold for $2,000 / commission – TBD
Jeff Ellis, Phoenix, AZ (Seller 2)
– Simplex Club – bought for $1,000 / auctioned for / commission
– Tom Morris Club – say in-scene they can get $3K / auctioned for $6,000 / commission $1,800
– George HW Bush Golf Bag – say in-scene they can get $2-3K / auctioned for $3,000 / commission $900
– W&J Gourway Feathery Golf Ball – reserve of $5,000 / auctioned for $10,000 / commission $3,000
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