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Lot # 220: Circa 1950 Pal Athletic Supporters In-Store Metal Advertising Display

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 4 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2024 Winter Pop-Up",
which ran from 1/14/2024 7:00 PM to
1/28/2024 10:00 PM

Presented is a circa 1950 metal display used for product placement, in stores, of athletic supporters or suspensors. The display is 16.75" tall. At its base it measures 7.25x10.6". The tray weighs 53.6 ounces. One side features a generic baseball player while the other has a generic golfer. On the side featuring the baseball player is written the cautionary, "Guard The Vital Zone." Also, on this side is written, "Be sure it's a Pal/Wear an ATHLETIC SUPPORTER OR SUSPENSORY/for Safety/Ease and Comfort/Appearance/Fatigue Prevention." On the side with the golfer, it reads, "Guard The Vital Zone/Be sure it's a Pal/Wear an ATHLETIC SUPPORTER Or SUSPENSORY for All Active Sports/Swimming/Heavy Lifting/Long Motor Trips/All-Day Walking or Standing." The display tray shows general wear from use: Some spotting, some loss of finish, and some minor bending of the top and individual trays. A group of athletic supporters can often refer to a crowd of English football (soccer) fans, but for this offbeat offering, the display tray is for a more personal item, and this unusual display can add some light-hearted humor to any sports collection.

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