Lot # 125: c.1960 Sekisui Esulon Belt Display w/ 9 Japan Pro Baseball Team Logo Belts

Category: Misc.

Starting Bid: $60.00

Bids: 1 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Auction 60: Ended 3/21/2021",
which ran from 3/5/2021 6:00 PM to
3/20/2021 11:00 PM

This cardboard display promotes belts with Japan Pro Baseball team logos on the buckles produced by the Sekisui Co., a plastics manufacturer. The belts appear to be made of a synthetic known as esulon, a product of the Yamato-Esulon Co., which produces synthetic resins. The belts are billed as "king belts" as proclaimed by the moustachioed king at upper right. It is also stated that the belts "contain 40,000 glass filings stronger than iron".

These belts were designed to be worn by adults, as they appear to be made for a person with a waist of approximately 33". Three belt buckles contain the famous Yomiuri Giants interlocking YG logo. Three others feature the Daimai Orions "DM". There are two Nankai Hawks logo buckles and one for the Nishitetsu Lions. In 1960, the Hawks, Orions and Lions were the three top finishers in the Pacific League. The Giants have always been the most popular team in Japan. One belt has already been removed from the display.

This is the only time that we have ever encountered these belts or the display.

Size; The display is 10 1/2" x 15 1/4". Each belt is 33" long.

Condition: The display is Vg. Some of the string holding the belts in the display is a bit loose. The belts are all Mint in their original clear plastic wrappers.

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