How do you find the value of an old wooden bat made by JF Hillerich and Son?
The value depends on the condition of the bat, if there is a
player's autograph on it, the absence of things like nails to
correct a crack. I would be interested in seeing a picture to help
If your bat reads J.F. HILLERERICH & SON in the center brand as
you state It would be dated before 1916, and will be a very nice
collectible. In 1916 Louisville Slugger started to use HILLERERICH
& BRADSBY Co in their center brand.
If it reads "Trade mark" below the oval as opposed to "TRADE
MARK REG US PAT OFF" it could be dated to the 1897 - 1911 time
In 1905 Honus Wagner, a star for the Pittsburgh Pirates, signed
a contract with Hillerich & Bradsby co. and became the first
player ever to endorse a bat. If the bat has a player endorsement
it would be dated after 1905.
The bat, if a store model could still be worth hundreds. A game
used or pro bat could be worth thousands. To help you put a value
on your bat I would need more information.