6.03.2011

1916 BF2 Ferguson Bakery Felt Pennant
John Lavan

I knew nothing about this pennant before I bought it a few days ago. And there's really not a whole lot out there about it. But here's what I've learned:

• Produced in 1916
• Less than 6 inches in length
• Photo is glued to the pennant
• Same photo (card) used in Sporting News issue of the same era (M101-4)
• Inserted in loaf of five-cent Ferguson bread
• Distributed in Roxbury, Mass.
• Pennants had coupons on back that could be collected and redeemed for a premium (I even read that you could get a larger pennant which is very rare)

I also know that they are fairly rare.This is the first one I've ever held in my hands.

It is also in horrible shape. I think this one was at one time part of a larger quilt. You can still see some of the thread. It's also missing part of its left side.


Still a great poor old baseball card. Okay, so it's not technically a baseball card, but you can't deny that it's pretty cool.

2 comments:

AdamE said...

No it is not pretty cool it is completely awesome!!

The Angels In Order said...

Thats a thing of beauty. My favorite so far.