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Unusual Stamping on a Wilsonian Hickory Putter


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#1 Tez

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:30 AM

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I was going through my golf collection and I came across a putter I had picked up at the good ole Goodwill some time back. At the time I didn't look at it too closely since it was only $1.00. Today I noticed the stamping on the back of the putter has a flaw on the "The Wilsonian" and "Wilson". It had been doubled stamped. The other stamping on the back is fine without flaws just "The Wilsonian" and "Wilson".

My question is does this affect the value at all? I know the putter does not hold any real value but I have never seen a double stamping on an old club before. Was this common or rare?

The other oddity is the shaft is straight when you line up the club for a putt (no bending left or right) but it has a good bend in it from front to back. It doesn't affect the performance at all, it just strange how it bowed.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Tez:

I have seen more than a few double stamped hickory iron heads (and some hickory woods - I
have a double stamped driver that I can't even make out the name because it).

Could be from a "slip" when striking the stamp, trying to correct a weak stamp etc.

The bowed shaft sounds like the result of the way it has been stored over the years, unless somebody
did it on purpose (along the lines of the "St. Andrews bow").

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

 Bella Woods, on 21 January 2013 - 04:04 PM, said:

Tez:

I have seen more than a few double stamped hickory iron heads (and some hickory woods - I
have a double stamped driver that I can't even make out the name because it).

Could be from a "slip" when striking the stamp, trying to correct a weak stamp etc.

The bowed shaft sounds like the result of the way it has been stored over the years, unless somebody
did it on purpose (along the lines of the "St. Andrews bow").

Thanks for your input. Like I said before I don't put much value to it, but it makes for some interesting conversation. BTW what is the proper way to store a hickory club?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:21 AM

 Tez, on 21 January 2013 - 09:17 PM, said:

 Bella Woods, on 21 January 2013 - 04:04 PM, said:

Tez:

I have seen more than a few double stamped hickory iron heads (and some hickory woods - I
have a double stamped driver that I can't even make out the name because it).

Could be from a "slip" when striking the stamp, trying to correct a weak stamp etc.

The bowed shaft sounds like the result of the way it has been stored over the years, unless somebody
did it on purpose (along the lines of the "St. Andrews bow").

Thanks for your input. Like I said before I don't put much value to it, but it makes for some interesting conversation. BTW what is the proper way to store a hickory club?
Re. St Andrews bow, as Bella says could be designed like this. the intention was to stop turning the blade over, think of it as 19 Century face balancing. Ideally the top of the shaft should be pointing at the center of the club face. It is easily done (or undone).
Joe Powell Mock Hickory Driver
3 + 5 Mac. Custom Persimmon
Apex II,or 1968 Dynas, or Nicoll Cottons
Wilson PW
1935 Wilson R90, real deal
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