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Going The bear A personal undercover refreshing Who’s Who ... page 5 ... page 7 ... page 8 FREE! At all the BEST www.TheOldTimes.com Antiques P.O. Box 411 Shops and Sauk Centre, MN Shows! 56378 Section One Vol. 27 No. 2 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • February 2017 “For the love of the (Old) Game” Be Our Guest Steve Harris Guest Columnist by Steve Harris RUSHFORD, MINN.--Mark Larson of Rushford, Minn., received two lasting gifts from his dad: a love for antiques and a love for golf. Decades later those two loves merged when Larson discovered what he The chief beauty of antique hickory clubs is that says is “the way golf they can be stuffed in the bag and taken out for a was meant to be real round of golf. (Photos by Steve Harris) Hickory golf is a way for Mark Larson to combine his love for golf with his love of antiques. golf to the wider played.” brittle, others too whip- public.” He’s talking py,” Larson explains. Hickory clubs hickory golf, where “Hickory proved just dominated golf through you use wood-shafted right. Club-makers the 1920s until eclipsed clubs like those first could pinpoint the by the advent of mass- crafted in Scotland exact spot on a produced metal shafts. more than a century Tennessee mountain Today a small but ago. with the best hickory. passionate remnant of “Early clubs were Hickory clubs, and the carved from local trees. gutty golf ball, similar Hickory clubs Golf has come a long way! Maybe it’s a matter of evolution. Some woods were too to rubber, introduced Cont. on page 3 2 Fabulous All Shows... 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Native American Turquoise Blossom Necklace $449.95 Brass 1950’s Farmall Toy Tractor $280.00 l ck $319 Mantle Clock Clo $319.00 00 Fire Extinguisher $95.00 Porcelain Railway Express Sign $775.00 Arctic Explorer Boxed Playset Weller ll Sunset Traverse Bay Jasperware Wall Hanging $450.00 Civil War Books $45.00 Vase $259.00 $139.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month www.AntiquesMinnesota.net 952-894-7200 952-894-7200 ANTIQUES MINNESOTA BURNSVILLE • 191 River Ridge Circle Exit 3A (Hwy 13N) off 35W, 1st Left Nicollett, Left to River Ridge Circle Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM • Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 PM February 2017 The Old Times 3 Besides these beautiful, unique golf balls, Larson has authenticated reproductions of the ‘gutty golf ball’ from the early 1900s, golf’s first rubber ball, that revolutionized the game. “Originals in good condition can sometimes sell for thousands of dollars.” (Photos by Steve Harris) Hickory clubs changes—and so did ference between antique to its charm. spot, boy, what a ago. Cont. from page 1 Larson’s golf. In his and modern golf. “A golfer aims for a feeling!” “My dad was a 50s, after neck fusion “Hickory golf is more club’s sweet spot,” he Larson, now 65, carpenter who loved hickory golfers keeps and a knee replacement, about precise shot- says. “A sweet spot on started playing hickory wood and stone the heritage alive by golf wasn’t fun for him making than distance. a modern club is the golf—and collecting playing with antique anymore. Each club has its own size of a half-dollar. golf clubs, balls, and Hickory clubs clubs and authenticated “I got tired of personality, feel and You can miss by half memorabilia—a decade Cont. on page 4 reproductions. saying, ‘I used to be distance, so you need to an inch and still be Larson learned golf able to do that,’” he adjust your shot- okay. 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Clothing • Jewelry • Furniture Sun: 12 to 5pm Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm 2 Levels Sunday 12pm-5pm Gift Certificates Available - We Accept Visa/MC Lighting • Old Time Candy 911 Mainstreet 952-931-9748 email: AntiquesMainstreet@yahoo.com 952-930-0477 Hopkins, MN 55343 & Much More! www.AntiquesOnMainstreet.com 901 Mainstreet • Hopkins, MN www.facebook.com/antiques.on.mainstreet www.HopkinsAntiqueMall.com 952-933-1144 4 The Old Times February 2017 Postcards or playing cards? Larson’s collection extends beyond antique hickory clubs and early golf balls to many types of golf memorabilia. Larson’s antique Sunday Stick, a golf club disguised as a walking stick. Odds and ends of golf memorabilia add humor Hickory clubs 10-Step Golf Club and interest to Larson’s home. Cont. from page 3 Addiction program! “Many antique snowflake.” walking stick. While antiques,” he says. “He clubs were hand-made Does he have a walking--by chance, of gave me a hickory by club professionals favorite? course--if you found a putter when I started who were true “My antique golf ball that just playing. Now I have craftsmen. They’re Sunday Stick,” he says. happened--by chance, more than 300 clubs works of art, if you ask “Golf wasn’t allowed of course--to be lying and look for them on- me. Every piece of on Sundays years ago. there in the field where line and at tournaments. wood, each grain in You could carry a you were walking, and My friends say I’m on that wood, every club, Sunday Stick, though, a if no one was looking, the eleventh Step of a is unique—just like a golf club disguised as a well, you get the idea. Mark Larson’s collection of antique, wood-shafted golf clubs--works of art--numbers in the hundreds. A few practice swings re-sale value that’s might be in order, don’t important. Enjoy it and you think?” pass it along!” Collecting antique Larson finds great golf clubs—any pleasure in still using antiques—is about many of his wood-shaft personal pleasure, says clubs. Larson. “There aren’t many “My dad believed antiques you can still that if you find antiques use,” he says. “Hickory that interest you, you’ll never go wrong. It’s Hickory clubs not an item’s worth or Cont. on page 5 Spend A Day in the 1 • Lester Prairie Country 4 Savage 3 Four Unique Shops located just a short drive from the 3 • 13 Cologne metro... 12 T h e r e ’ s n o T a b e T T e r way 14 T o “s p e n d a d ay !!” 1 MAIN STREET 2 Plato Pines-n-Tiques 3 64 Vintage & Collectibles Norm's Antiques E WATER STRE T ANTIQUES Antiques Need A GREAT IDEA to impress your Valentine? 421 Louisa St., • Hamburg, MN An Old-fashioned Multi-dealer Shop 60 + Dealers Take a ride and step back in time! 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Chris: 612-669-8818 Located 2 blocks south of the Junction of Hwys 7 & 15 pinesntiques@embarqmail.com February 2017 The Old Times 5 If it doesn’t leap out at you, run! of items, and you’re you simply ask the vase in dark blue with a it?” shouted Jack. by Joan Sween My cousin Jack was certain he doesn’t have any? That’s vendor if he has what you want?” painted lady on it. “No, no,” said Jack. Dealer’s “I suggest you move on,” said the coming to visit for a day. Jack tended to be unbelievable.” “Not really,” I said. “It takes too much time,” I said. “We’d “That’s ceramic, and anyway the blue is way Choice show manager. “I’ll let you stay if you don’t go a little bossy, but “Ask almost any never get through the too dark.” telling anyone else generally he was a collector. When you’re show.” “Oh, right,” said about Valerie and pretty nice guy. looking for something “Oh, piffle,” snorted the vendor. “How about Lorraine. Got that?” A giant antique particular, it will leap Jack. “How much time this lovely bowl in light Cousin Jack and I show was at the out at you.” does it take for the blue glass?” He offered moved on. convention arena, and both Jack and I were He gave me a vendor to say ‘yes’ or ‘no?’ Come here,” he a Fenton bowl with hobnails. “Ready to try the bionic retina system?” I excited about attending. long, dubious said, pulling me back “No, not North asked. I had just decided to stare. into the first booth. American glass,” said By Joan Sween © 2017 Joan Sween start a collection of He gave me a long, “Help you?” said Jack. “French!” Vallerysthal glass, both dubious stare. the vendor. “Well, now,” said they’re a French glass- Joan Sween, a the light blue opaline “Not literally ‘leap “Do you have any the vendor, what have making company former English teacher and the translucent out’”, I said. “It’s like a Vallerysthal?” asked you got against good founded in 1836 in and dramaturge, is an Vaseline. retina thing. Your brain Jack. old American glass? Lorraine.” antiques dealer in southeastern Minnesota We started at the knows the approximate “Valerie…?” said Are you one of those Just then, the show who has written three first booth at the end of size, shape and color of the vendor. yahoos who want to manager showed up. books: Nice Girls Don’t the first row. I sauntered what you’re looking “Vallerysthal,” said teach us all to sing the “What’s the trouble Bite, a paranormal through, my eyes for, so when your eye Jack. Mar-say-yay?” here?” he asked, giving mystery featuring two raking the shelves, and passes over something “Spell that,” said “What has the Jack a fishy look. Minnesota Nice antiques moved on toward the that fits those the vendor. Marseillaise got to do “I think it’s sort of a dealers; a collection of second booth. “Wait a parameters, your brain Jack spelled it. “It’s with it?” barked Jack in con game,” said our her columns titled minute,” said Jack, puts on the brakes and a French glass a loud voice. vendor. “He’s looking Dealer’s Choice; and grabbing my elbow. causes it to leap out at company,” he said. The vendor from for glass painted by two Deathblow: The Encore “Aren’t you going to you.” “We’re looking for the booth across the French ladies named Killer Always Returns. check to see if he has “I can’t believe you either the blue or the aisle, quick-stepped Valerie and Lorraine. She is also an accomplished playwright any Vallerysthal?” would search in such a Vaseline pieces. over. “This guy giving But he admits they did whose works include the “I did check,” I slipshod manner,” Jack “Ah,” said the you trouble, Myron?” it almost 200 years ago, drama, The First said. “He doesn’t have said. “You have a vendor. “Yes, I have he asked our vendor. so they’ve got to be Woman, referring to any.” bionic retina that sends some very nice French “He’s looking for dead by now, so what’s Mary Surratt, who after “You make a out an alarm when you pieces. Now take this glass made by some his game?” being convicted of aiding 50-second pass through pass what you’re vase…” He picked up French babe named “He sounded postal in President Lincoln’s a booth with hundreds looking for? Why don’t an 8-inch Sevres-style Valerie.” to me,” said the vendor assassination became the “No, you’ve got it from across the aisle. first woman to be all wrong,” said Jack. “What’s the Post executed by the U.S. “It’s Vallerysthal; Office got to do with government. John’s Antiques FINAL DAY is GETTING CLOSER... BUT... The Auctioneer STILL says, “There’s WAY Too Much Stuff!!” F SO... John is selling down his inventory at O F RIDICULOUSLY LOW PRICES before % the final Auction!” Larson loves to organize his collection. Hickory clubs Cont. from page 4 Mall of St. Paul 70 EVERYTHING’S GOT. TO. GO! 1817 Selby Ave clubs are just as (Corner of Selby & Fairview) functional and fun now St. Paul, MN • 651-647-6163 as the day they were www.MallOfStPaul.com made. Beautiful to look at, too. What a great Antiques • Clothing • Vintage • Furniture combination!” Retro • Collectibles • Jewelry • Vinyl To learn more about Tuesday-Sunday • 11am - 7pm hickory golf, contact Wescott Station Mark Larson at golfngoat@gmail.com. John’s Antiques Steve Harris and his Antiques • Collectibles • Furniture wife Sue own Anna V’s 7 ROOMS FULL! Bed and Breakfast in YES! • 1,000’s of Items We’re • Stained Glass Windows Lanesboro, Minn. Buying! • Reasonable Prices HOURS: 261 Fort Road (West 7th) Other Shops Nearby Open Daily 9:30am-6pm • Closed Sunday The Mon - Fri: 226 West 7th Street • St. Paul, MN Business is St. Paul, MN 55102 10aM - 5:30pM Sat: (1 Block West of Xcel and River Centers) 10aM - 2:30pM (651) 227-2469 • Wally & Kurt Wescott Still For Sale! 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