After reading this thread I thought I would look for some balata balls locally in Aus. A seller had listed 8 dozen on ebay and when I checked his location I was amazed to find he lived close by and in fact we were members of the same local golf club. He had been a keen collector for many years in local tournaments and had a contact in Japan collecting for him. I ended up buying them all since I could save on postage.
Two thirds are Royal Maxfli and are in great condition with the player name stamped on each ball. I am not sure what to do with them now that I have so many. Some here may know some of the players listed below and prompt some recollections. Unfortunately there are none with John Erickson or Bradley Hughes but maybe I was looking for the wrong handles.
Royal Maxfli Balata
C Stadler, S Lyle, W Grady, G Marsh. B Jones(3), R Davis, M Ferguson, N Lowien, F Purser, P Terevainen, JO, TC Chen, B Mori(2), S Mori, Taichiro(3), Tsukasa, M Katsumata, Yoshimi, S Yoshimoto, K Iwai(3), Kiyoshi Maita, Y Namisaki, Yoshimi, T Sunaga, Kenyu, T Kimoto, Iwamoto, S Sudoh, M Higashihara,
Y Namisaki, T H Kim, Takaaki Kono, Namioo, K Tanigawa(2), Atsushi Nakayama,Tohru Suzuki, Y kita, N Kohyama, Hideki, Remi Yamada, Jenny Sevil (2 Red),
Samson Gimson, Buntoku, Yoshizawa, K Tanigawa, Takashi S, S Tonooka, Yasushi Katayama, Hideki, Kanayama, Eiichi Hai, Names in Japanese (4)
Bridgestone THE REXTAR
Calc, B Ogle, Oges(2), D I Smith, B R Brown , T Takasaki, S Mori, Kaz, Aki Lee, K Miyamoto(2), K Nakajima, M Iketani, M Aoki(2), G Kim, 1 x No name
Peter Senior(2XP 90) J Cooke (P 100), David Smail (2XT 100), Huberman(P 100), Fos Man(P100), Ramsay Equine(T 100), K Tanigawa(TP 100), Jordo(T 90)
Maxfli HT 90
New Breed Pro Wound
T Miyoshi A Yamane