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Jeffery B. Ellis Antique Golf Club Collection

One of the most significant antique golf club collections was auctioned on Sept. 27-28 at Sotheby's in New York. The Jeffery B. Ellis collection, with nearly 800 clubs, including some dating to the 1600s. The sale earned $2,166,210, the highest total ever for an auction of golf memorabilia, and two golf clubs breached the $150,000 mark.

In the photo above (left to right): A prize putter with carved decoration, circa 1800; an American patent rake iron by Alex Anderson of Anstruther, Scotland, circa 1914; a forked hosel putter, circa 1890s; a long-nosed play club, circa 1875; a hollowed brass metalwood (the first metalwood) with gutta percha filling, patented in 1891.
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