February 2013 Auction Ends Wednesday, February 6th, 5pm Pacific
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Lot #354: Arthur Ashe's Own Brand of Tennis Racket Made Into a Timepiece -- With Black Enterprise Magazine Cover Showing Ashe With a Racket From His Line


Arthur Ashe owned proprietary tennis racket made into a clock. AMF Head brand racket features Ashe's name and ''Competition 2 / Boron Flex'' along the sides. Racket has been transformed into a homemade timepiece featuring a partial tennis ball at the center. This was likely a gift to Ashe, or a prototype for an upstart business; a sticker to verso reads, ''John M. Phelps Sr. / Tennis Time / 132 Cowberry Lane / Milford, PA...'' Ashe reportedly liked the racquet-clock and kept it. Measures 9'' across and 27'' in length. Racket has timepiece and homemade labels added, else near fine. With an LOA from Arthur Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$624
Minimum Bid:$100
Number of Bids:6