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The most remarkable consideration in this antique is that it was very obviously never used in the line of duty. It’s new … but it’s not new. The glove (with a brown leather middle finger and wrist strap) is at least a hundred years old, but its first service, we’re nearly certain, came when its describer gently slid it onto his left hand – just now. It’s the so-called “duck web” (or “full web”) variety that’s characterized by a triangular leather section that’s sewn directly between the thumb and index finger. The glove has no defined pocket, and its soft leather exterior shows not a hint of use. Similarly, the leather interior – the palm – is sewn against a woolen padding, and none of these surfaces evidence any use whatsoever. The wrist strap is secured by a metallic button which does bear some light oxidation. There are no visible manufacturer's markings on the glove, an indication that this may have been a prototype that was simply never marketed and thus explains its pristine condition. The piece measures about 7-1/2” both horizontally and vertically, and we advance this little treasure as NM/MT.
Circa 1900 “Duck Web” Store Model Fielder’s Glove
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