"Amb. John Hay "Jock" Whitney's "Polo Player" c1930s Backgammon Set" (SOLD)

15 Green/ 15 Cream Bakelite Chip Sz: 1-5/8"W x 1/2"D

One Green "Doubling" Cube Sz: 1 1/4"Sq

28 1/2"W x 24 1/4"L

Ex- J.H.W. Collection Manhasset, LI, NY

John Hay Whitney (August 17, 1904 – February 8, 1982) was U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, publisher of the New York Herald Tribune, and president of the Museum of Modern Art. He was a member of the Whitney family.

Jock Whitney was also an outstanding polo player, with a four-goal handicap, and it was as a sportsman that he made the cover of the March 27, 1933, issue of Time magazine.