Lot 237 of 627:
Pigeon Racing Archive  

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Manuscript ledger book recording results and other features relating to the sport of pigeon racing, plus various documents and pigeon-racing ephemera


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Approx. 45 pages used in a larger ledger, the remaining pages blank. 33.3x27 cm (13x10½"), boards.

Fascinating and uncommon records and ephemera relating to the sport of pigeon racing - the ledger lists various races, for young birds or old birds, silver chip, blue chip, etc., the  distances covered, participants, results, etc., often with arcane codes best understood by the cognoscenti. The entries in the ledger date from 1921 to 1927. The accompanying ephemera includes a diploma from the Columbia Club of the American Racing Pigeon Union made out to the Bowers Brothers, 1926; letter to Jacob Bowers about pigeon pedigrees and exchanging "a pair of youngsters this year", 1926; letter from a Brussels, Belgium, pigeon dealer offering various birds to Bowers ("I send the birds free to New York... New York to your Station carriage must be paid by you..."); approx. ten pedigrees of pigeons; and more.

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Such wear as may be expected, covers of the ledger worn; overall very good.

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