2 in 1 style markers are proving to be very collectable and are becoming increasing popular items to commemorate special events and milestones. This years winner a lovely example, but sold at a very competitive price compared to many others. Well done Bowood and many congratulations on your anniversary and realistic pricing of a lovely item!
Notts GC Hollinwell 125 Year Anniversary This style of marker has been seen for a few years, mainly on issues by R & A, USGA and Ryder Cup. The one shown above is a favourite of mine particularly the view on the 'head' of the 2 in 1 (Mondomark style) issue. If I am being over fussy I would have preferred a different reverse as the inscription is really a repeat of the wording to the front of the marker and a bit plain.
City of Derry Centenary 2012 Another 2 in 1 marker , this one issued to celebrate the clubs centenary. Fabulous quality marker, my only criticism- the head of the double sided centre piece features the same wording as the housing and makes no mention of that magical word to collectors- CENTENARY. Otherwise a beautiful item and Yes very collectable. I have certainly got the bug for collecting these, if you know of any other issues such as these please let me know, we will endeavour to keep a record of all issues! Likewise if you have any others as spares, please get in touch.
THE THINKING BEHIND IT:
Markers classified by the BMCC as 2 in 1 medallion markers all have a 1'' marker at their centre (sometimes double sided) contained in a magnetic carrier (sometimes called a clam shell) with a decorated front edge and on occasions a decorated reverse. This example is from Royal Dublin mentioned in Ray's article above.
If you should come across a Medallion Marker that is not mentioned on this site (particularly a Royal, or anniversary issue) please contact Ray our Medallion Marker specialist or contact the ball marker collectors club via the contact sheet at the bottom of this page.
Montrose Links Double sider
Pleasant and historic marker that is currently on sale from the pro shop. A nice to have doublesided marker.
If you contact the pro please mention that you saw it on the ballmarkercollectorsclub.com web site.
Double sided markers are becoming more widely available if you have one that you think is a 'bit special' , please get in touch.
Official US 2012 Ryder cup issue, double sided markers (as shown in left column) are now available from the Ball Marker Collectors Club. All three markers have the 'stars and stripes' on the reverse and are 25mm in diameter. Priced each at £5.25, or £4.75 to members. The set of three can be acquired for £13.75, or £12.50 to members. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: Within 12 hours of Europe retaining the trophy, stocks of the set of 3 are sold out. Limited stock of the 'red' version are still available!
UPDATE: 11 October 2012 All stock now exhausted. Doubtful that the US will reissue, if they do we will get some!
UPDATE: 24 October. Received some double sided 25mm markers from the US, as shown below. If you missed out these are probably more appropiate for Europeans than the stars and stripes versions. Regret they are more expensive than the US ones were, but if you are interested email email@example.com , or use the contact sheet at the bottom of the page to establish availability and price.
Fabulous issue available NOW
A truly stunning, stemmed marker, its unusual shape , raised detailing and clean lines make this the best yet from official ryder cup sources. Available now from the ballmakercollectorsclub. Priced at £4.95, or £3.95 to members plus postage at cost. Contact
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Recently released and offered for sale by Martin Heggie at Moortown GC are these fabulous 1'' markers commemorating the first Ryder cup match played this side of the 'pond'. The first four are doublesiders (other colours available), the one far right is single sided. Any or all would look great in your collection. If you are interested contact Martin on the email link for details firstname.lastname@example.org (please mention the ballmarkercollectorsclub website) or use our contact sheet at the bottom of this page.
A number of clubs that celebrated their centenaries in 2011, did not / have not yet released celebratory markers. There are a few others that have not been received and are not therefore shown above. A comprehensive listing of the omissions can be provided to members, on request. Watch this space for more info.
Shown below by way of a comparison are centenary markers that were issued 20 years earlier. They are all small brass stemmed markers, which some collectors prefer to some of the modern issues. What do you think?
If you have any centenaries from 1991 or 2011, that are not shown here, I would like to hear from you. Kinghamphil@aol.com
The powers that be at Augusta decided on a new range of logo's for the markers on offer in 2012. as far as we at the ball marker collectors club can ascertain there were 8 new issues. One was dated and is pictured far right. The others were all undated, 3 feature a starbust styles with black, white or green rims (which scan as blue)! The other 4 being a similar style to the dated marker with white, red, black or green rims. Again the green rims appear blue on my scanner! Click on image for clearer view.
Whether you like the changes or not I have shown some of the previous dated and undated versions from 2011 and 2010 for you to make your own minds up.
If like me you prefer the earlier issues and would like to purchase some of the above, all of the undated versions (the last four on the right) are readily available from the ball marker collectors club at £10.50 each, £9.50 to members. By way of comparison, prices recently achieved for some of these on ebay are shown on the BUY SELL & SWAP page of this site.
Very Special R & A issue Set
The set includes 10 one inch flat markers detailing the claret jug and the nine open venues and dates from 2006-2014 along with a magnetic housing carrier inscribed 'The Open Championship' which can accomodate any of the markers from the set. The set is completed with the distinctive circular box and logo from the issue The Open 2011, Royal St George's. A true collectors special. This official merchandise is available from the ballmarkercollectorsclub. Email Kinghamphil@aol.com if you would like to secure a set for yourself. If looking on ebay beware- some sellers are offering individual components of the set as seperate items (possibly to create shortages of certain components). If you want the set as a set, drop me an email.
Markers from Merchandising Tent at Event
The markers on the left were all purchased at the event. Some are still available for sale prices £3.75 - £4.75. Contact Kinghamphil@aol.com
A pleasing style, these double siders are challenging my previous preference for the more traditional small brass, stemmed markers.
Good and interesting subject matter. Worthy of being included on the 'Specials' page. For clearer view click on images.
Your choice is getting larger!
Picture illustrates the options that exsist in many areas for officially produced markers. From (part of ) the Muirfield 'Open' winners set on the bottom row (small brass markers 18mm diameter), through the double sided 25mm markers from the Ryder Cup on the third row, to the Super size 40mm double siders 'Poker Chips' and Mondomark for 2011 PGA and 2012 Ryder Cup.Whether you are a traditionist, or if you are looking for something more modern or just different- There is probably a range of markers that will interest you!
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