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Circa 1878-79, lop sided LAWN TENNIS RACKET111/2 oz by Percival king Edinburgh. VERY RARE EARLY 19 th century offset or lopsided tennis racket in OUTSTANDING CONDITION!!!! The retailer or maker is stamped on the neck P .KING EDINBURGH. P .KING is the Percival King who was a famous Scottish cricketer in the 19th century ( He was born in 1835 and died 1910 He ran a cricket and sporting odds shop in Lothian street Edinburgh Scotland from around 1875 to 1885 called kings cricket warehouse included a whole range of sporting goods from Football to golf and also lawn tennis items. I show in my pictures a copy of his advertisement in Scottish post office Directory for 1878-79.( not included for sale) The racket has been made with strong frame ( probably ash) and AMAZINGLY STILL HAS ORIGINAL GUT STRING WITH BEAUTIFUL RED GUT TREBLING,WITHOUT BRAKES. And , noticed from my picture, the unusual patter of lateral strings at the top and bottom of the head. This racket with the lopsided of tilt head is of style which was made in the late 1870s when LAWN tennis was first introduced by Major Walter C .Wingfield when it was called " SPHAIRISTIKE". The racket weight is 328 Gramms , 26 inch long and 8 inch wide. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE Please, serious USA bidders only. Shipping is ONLY to the Continental USA to a VERIFIED PayPal address that matches your EBay address. **AFTER READING MY DESCRIPTION AND VIEWING ALL PHOTOGRAPHS, IF YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS THAT I CAN ANSWER PLEASE ASK. I WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTION AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE (mon-fri 9am-5pm)**I AM HERE TO HELP YOU AND WANT A 100% SATISFIED CUSTOMER. Paypal payments are preferred. Feel free to contact me regarding payment methods. Payment is required within 3 days. Upon receipt of cleared payment, I will ship within a day or two using the best method, and will pack very carefully. If shipping calculator is used and seems high to you-we can discuss, and adjust-I will work with you. The same applies to Flat Rate-I will be fair, some items are heavy and require extra packing and large boxes. This item may require Direct signature confirmation. I use USPS, FedEx, UPS. Many items are shipped FedEx Ground and USPS Priority. Pick-up, some local deliveries, can be arranged but all methods up to my discretion. Please provide a street address for FedEx. I ship from southern New York. You should inquire about insuring your item. Contact me first before paying. Shipping refunds issued after I receive cleared payment. Payment must be received within 3 days of recieving an invoice. If payment (or contact) isn't received within 3 days, an eBay dispute will be opened, This dispute will be closed within 4 days after being opened and the item will be re-listed. Returns: I give a 100% Money Back Guarantee on Every Auction!! I guarantee the item as described, if there is an issue, talk to me and I will work with you. ****Returns MUST be shipped back the same way as item was shipped to you-if sent signature required-must be returned that way. Please contact us within 14 days of recieving your item if you have any problems or concerns. I will gladly issue a full refund, if I have made a mistake in an auction. I will also gladly come to an amicable conclusion if there is a problem with an item that can be resolved. ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING-I am here to help you and want a 100% satisfied customer. Please contact me with any problems before leaving a Feedback & DSR Star rating. Dishonest buyers and non- payers can be identified, if you are one-do not bother to bid-you'll be found out. Bid early to avoid computer delays and good luck! INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS Please CONTACT ME FIRST FOR SHIPPING COST!!