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1906 VANDERBILT CUP COURSE
GAME BOARD

Extremely rare game board from the Vanderbilt Cup game produced by Bowers and Hard in 1907. It depicts the actual race course for the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup and highlights several of the Long Island towns that were part of the course.

The board has been beautifully framed for display. It can be hung on a wall or displayed on a table using the two stands that are included.

Condition and color are exceptional, particularly when its age (109 years) is considered. This is an extremely rare, well-preserved, beautifully displayed artifact of a historic race.

Glazed and mounted in a 38” x 24” black wood frame.

Item No. 1318

SILVER CALLING CARD CASE
WATROUS CO., WALLINGFORD CONNECTICUT 
1930s

Silver calling card or business card case by Wallingford Co. of Wallingford, Connecticut. The company was started in 1896 and began to produce sterling products in the 1920s.

The retainer bar inside the case is stamped International Sterling 91 and has the incised Watrous Company (WC) symbol.

A medallion of a vintage car of the period is on the cover of the case. The interior has an “engine turned” swirl design and is in pristine condition.

Case measures 4" by 3 1/4".

Item No. 1310

MALCOLM CAMPBELL
1885 - 1948
DRVE SAFELY – HAND FAN

Promotional fan given by the Schantz Bros. Studebaker dealership in 1938 to promote driver safety. Reverse of fan indicates safe stopping distances at various speeds, and other safety tips.

In 1935, Malcolm Campbell had set a new land speed record of 301.129 on the Bonneville Salt Flats and – as indicated on the fan – it took him five miles to bring the car to a stop!

Framed with a cutout photo of Campbell and his car as well as a reproduced Campbell signature. Reverse has a print of the fan backside.

Matted, glazed and mounted in an 18" x 22” wood frame.

Item No. 1320

MOTORING AWARD MEDAL
H.T. LAMB &CO. LONDON
ESTABLISHED 1848
SOLID SILVER

High relief motoring event award medal by the H.T. Lamb Co. London. The company was established in 1848 and is known for the quality of its presentation awards.

This medal, in its presentation case, was undoubtedly presented to the winner of a motoring event. The silk case insert is printed with the company name in gold lettering.

The image is of a Victorian era auto with three properly attired occupants on a tree-lined road. The reverse of the medal has a victor's laurel wreath in high relief, is fully hallmarked, and the words solid silver are incised.

An early motoring award, in silver, presented in its original presentation case.

Diameter of medal is 1 1/2".

SOLD

INDIANAPOLIS 500 YEARBOOK
1957 
SIGNED BY INDY 500 WINNERS 
JOHNNY RUTHERFORD AND RODGER WARD

The 1957 official yearbook of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race published by Floyd Clymer.

This copy also has been signed by Indianapolis 500 winners Johnny Rutherford (1974, 1976, 1980) and Rodger Ward (1959, 1962) – a total of five Indy 500 victories!! 120 pages of great photos, starting lineup, race history, driver biographies and much more.

The Pilliod Company began business in 1896 and has been out of business for many years.

This pristine copy also contains the original Indy 500 decal given to the purchaser and the sales receipt for the original purchase.

Item No. 1272

INDIANAPOLIS 500 RACE HISTORY
1947
MAURI ROSE – BACK TO BACK WINS!

The 1947 official race history yearbook of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race published by Floyd Clymer. 55 pages. 130 great photos, starting lineup, race history, driver biographies and much more.

Mauri Rose (1906-1981) won the 1947 race and repeated the victory in 1948.

This race history is in an exceptional state of preservation for a 69 year old document These are seldom seen this fine.

Item No. 1273

INDIANAPOLIS 500 YEARBOOK
1955
SIGNED BY INDY 500 WINNER  
SAM HANKS

The 1955 official yearbook of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race published by Floyd Clymer. 112 pages. 388 great photos, starting lineup, race history, driver biographies and much more.

This copy also has been signed by Indianapolis 500 winner Sam Hanks (1914-1994), who won the race in 1957.

The race was won by Bob Sweikert (1926-1957), who was killed the following year in a sprint car crash.

Item No. 1274

THE SOUTH JERSEY MOTOR CLUB
RACE MEET TROPHY
ALCYON PARK, N.J. - May 30, 1911
CHAS R. ROBINSON

Very rare and beautiful trophy awarded to Chas. R. Robinson by the South Jersey Motor Club for his victory in the Special Five Mile Match Race held on the same day as the inaugural Indianapolis 500.

Automobile Topics magazine, a page copy of which accompanies this trophy, states that the winner was not Robinson. This trophy is proof of the inaccuracy of that report.

Robinson drove an S.P.O. (Societe Francaise de Petit Ontillage), a French race car. Included in the documentation is an article that states that only one S.P.O exists today – in a California collection.

This is a beautifully articulated, historic and documented trophy awarded in a very early American racing event.  A prize for the collector enthusiast.

Trophy is 16" tall and 16" wide.

Item No. 1249

ROLLS ROYCE
DESK – DRESSER – JEWELRY BOX 
PILLIOD CO. SWANTON, OHIO

Fine large wooden desk/dresser/jewelry box with an applied Rolls Royce badge.  Red-cloth lined interior with a mirrored top.  Possibly a dealer desk accessory.

The Pilliod Company began business in 1896 and has been out of business for many years.

In exceptional original condition.

Jewelry box is 10 1/2 in. by 7 in. by 3 in.

Item No. 1298

SILVER PIRELLI DESK BOX
LIBERTY & CO. BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND 
1920s

Fine silver desk box by Liberty &Co. Birmingham, England. Has complete silver and makers hallmarks on side.

Has applied Pirelli badge. Complete wood-lined interior.

A great desk accessory for the motoring enthusiast.

Box is 5 1/2 in. by 3 3/4".

SOLD

CASTROL ASHTRAY/CANDY DISH
LES LESTON 
(1920-2012)

Les Leston was a successful race driver who, upon his retirement, became involved in the design, manufacturing and sale of aftermarket accessories. He is particularly known for his line of wood rim steering wheels. This steering wheel ashtray/candy dish was made for his company, Les Leston Limited, by Beswick England and is so indicated and numbered on the bottom.

Some wear to the silver gilt on the wheel spokes does not detract from appearance and desirability of this vintage motoring artifact.

A great desk piece for the enthusiast.

Approximately 7.5 in. diameter.

SOLD

FLINT MICHIGAN – VEHICLE CITY
PHOTO FRAME PIN - CIRCA: 1910
RAY HOLLAND COLLECTION

Rare brass photo frame pin promoting Flint Michigan as “The Vehicle City.”  Fine glass and brass construction.  Has Flint – Vehicle City sign over photo of an early automobile.  Locking pin clasp on reverse.

This pin was previously in the Ray Holland Collection and can be seen in the book, The Motor Car In Art – Selections From The Raymond E. Holland Art Collection by John J. Zolomij, page 289.

A charming period accessory. Pin is 2 3/4" high.

Item No. 1238

LAUREL WREATH
SILVERED VICTORY PLAQUE
BRASS ERA

A beautiful victory plaque composed of a wonderfully detailed and silvered classically-shaped laurel wreath and a brass era chain-drive roadster.

The laurel wreath is a symbol of victory that has its origins in Greek mythology.  Apollo is depicted wearing a laurel wreath on his head and wreaths were awarded to victors in athletic competitions, including the ancient Olympics.

The wreath and the encircled roadster are in beautiful condition and are mounted on a walnut stained wood plaque.  Note the detail and positioning of the leaves and bow as well as the high-relief detail of the wheels and running gear of the roadster.

This is an outstanding example of the metalsmith’s art and displays beautifully

Plaque height is 15" .

Item No. 1240

GRAND PRIZE RACE PROGRAM
SANTA MONICA - 1914

Rare program for the American Grand Prize race held on Feb. 28, 1914 in Santa Monica, Ca.  The race was won by American  Eddie Pullen in his Mercer.

The Vanderbilt Cup race – the first West Coast Vanderbilt race - had been run over the same course two days earlier with Ralph DePalma winning in his Mercedes.

Program is in superior condition. Measures 6" by 9".

SOLD

PHILADEPHIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY
BOAD TRACK - 1915
PUBLICITY RUN TROPHY

In 1915, the Philadelphia Motor Speedway Association decided to build a 2-mile superspeedway to challenge the Indianapolis 500.  The original surface was to be brick, but a board track (wood) surface was ultimately chosen.  Other board tracks had been built during this period.  During construction, Publicity Runs were held so that investors and interested parties might view the construction.  These were tours beginning at various starting points, passing through various points of interest and culminating at the Speedway construction site.

This rare trophy is the LADIES TROPHY, awarded to KATIE A. SPRINGER at WILDWOOD, N.J. for her completion of the run.

After a series of unfortunate events, the track was never completed.

Trophy has the inset gold-toned medallion of the Philadelphia Speedway Association  depicting a period 2-man race car at speed. It measures 14 3/4" in height.

Item No. 1180

MALCOLM CAMPBELL
LAND SPEED RECORD – 276.82 MPH

On March 7, 1935, Malcolm Campbell in his famed Bluebird, roared across the Daytona Beach course to set a new Land Speed record of 276.82 mph.  On one of his runs, one of his tires shredded.  The next month, a fan wrote to Campbell requesting his autograph, which his secretary obtained and mailed to the fan.

This presentation includes that original letter and Campbell autograph, with a photograph of Campbell explaining the shredded tire to the international press.

Matted, glazed and mounted in an 18" by 22" frame.

Item No. 1159

EARLY HILL CLIMB TROPHY
RICHFIELD SPRINGS, N.Y.
AUGUST 23, 1913

Reprints of a newspaper account of this event, obtained from the Oneida County Historical Society, indicate that this impressive trophy was won by a Mr. F.J. Roth in a Pierce "Little 6" that was owned by a Mr. M.J. Brayton.

The hill climb began in 1909 and was held for several years. It attracted a number of "automobilists"and "…daring professional and amateur drivers" in cars of the period such as Knox, Chalmers-Detroit, Chadwick "Six," Buick and Mercedes.

Early awards for automotive competition are not often seen and when they do appear, their history has most often been lost in the passage of time. This example's tri-handled form, scale, condition and documentation make it a truly rare piece of early American motorsport history.

Trophy is 12 1/2" tall and 6 1/2" wide at widest point, without the handles.

Documentation will be supplied to the purchaser.

Item No. 679

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