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Held in conjunction with the Golf Collectors Society Annual Meeting at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. Preview is on Thursday, September 17th, from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. Preview and auction held in The Turquoise Room in the Tower of Pheasant Run Resort (second floor).


192 lots of Fine Golf Books & Memorabilia: The Library of Craig Ammerman - With Additions. To be offered is an outstanding and historically significant collection of letters from Bobby Jones to various sportswriters and golfers, regarding a variety of topics. The most insightful trio of letters from Bobby Jones discuss the the exclusion of African American golfer Charles Sifford from play at the Masters in the late 1960s. The library of books is comprised of nearly every book ever published on golf course architecture, plus several important 19th century works, and every single Golfing Annual (1888-1910) published, including the elusive final volume. There is a nice variety of collectibles, including a 45 lots of hickory and other vintage golf clubs, some programs, silver items, ceramics, and ephemera, plus some unique architectural plans, a few signed by Donald Ross.



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Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS.  For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting William Taylor prior to the auction.


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A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.

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