| | Up for sale is a " Super Rare " James R. Brown " The Major " Rake Iron .
In Jeff Ellis book " The Club Makers Art " on page 262 he states. Brown's Rake Irons, or Water Irons as they are sometime called, are the most famous of all golf Collectibles. It is stamped " Brown Patent " in a small oval quite low on the back of the head along with " Montrose,N.B. " ( North Britain) " The Major " low on the back of the blade next to the sole. The filigree on the face is an original cosmetic touch. In relating the story of Brown's famous rake irons, an article in the March 1906 issue of Fry's Magazine tilted " The Romance of a Patent Golf Club ".
The Jeff Ellis Antique Golf Club Collection was sold in 2007 and his The Major Rake Iron sold for $ 7500.00. I sold one 2 years ago for $6800.00. to a buyer for their Golf Museum in South Korea . As a collector for many years I have only seen 4 " Rake Irons ". Excellent Original Condition. The shaft has been repined is solid straight tight to hosel no cracks or chips.
Please check out on my Ebay site. Up for sale is some Tom Stewart superior quality books, documents more than 300 different Stewart clubs, all photographed by Livingston, who was a first-class commercial photographer. Old Tom Morris, J. H. Taylor, Harry Vardon, Ted Ray, Francis Ouimet and, of course, Bobby Jones, all used Stewart clubs.
Organized into sections that deal with marks, early clubs (1893 - 1904), post 1905 clubs, putters, personalized irons and face patterns along with miscellaneous work.
This is a must-have book for any golf collector. Numbers 380 - 415 of the first edition are now available and each one is individually numbered. These are all of the remaining books available. A great gift for a golf collector or tournament tee prizes. Also, in the coming weeks, I will be listing a variety of premium Tom Stewart clubs. For questions on the book or Stewart clubs, call Phil Gibbs at 480-661-4064. I am also a buyer & seller of Stewart clubs. Member of both the Golf Collectors Society () and the Society of Hickory Golfers (). Ralph's goal was to promote Stewart hickory clubs and provide great players clubs. This book cost him $52 each to publish." I do Combine Shipping "