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Monumental Ball of String

Auction:
2056
Lot:
1234
Sold for:
$460$400

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Auction:
Sale #2056 - 2056
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
February 25, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

Monumental Ball of String, Edward Chapin, Pen Yan, New York, mid-20th century, dia. 30 in. N.B. This ball of string was accumulated by Edward Chapin, a retired male nurse and hobbyist who died at the age of 91 in 1956. The ball was acquired by a dry goods store owner who displayed it in the store window for the Village of Penn Yan's 125th anniversary. It purportedly weighs over 180 pounds. Provenance: John Krynick, Francis Nestor.
Estimate $1,200-1,400

Keywords

Edward Chapin, Pen Yan, male nurse , Penn Yan's 125th anniversary, Penn Yan, Village, Francis Nestor, John Krynick, Sports