SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

April 29th-

May 6th 2017

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8 5/8" tall

5 1/8" wide

-1868-

HANDBILL BROADSIDE
Advertising

Beadle's

Dime 
Baseball Player 
Publication

Sold on ebay $623.00

Printed 

on Paper


SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF

THE WEEK

Aug 9th - 15th 2015

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35" x 24"

NOTICE

3/26/17

 

This feature

has been updated

Owner of 

painting has been located

see owners corres-

pondence at bottom of feature


1902 Panting of a Ping Pong Game


A QUIET HOUR AFTER DINNER
By
Albert 

de Ford Pitney


Illustrated for May 1902 Harpers Weekly Magazine

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Nov 26th-

Dec 3rd 2016

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- QUESTION -

WAS THIS

ABRAHAM

LINCOLN'S

NEIGHBORHOOD

GYM?

? ? ?
? ?
? ? ?

11 1/2" TALL

9 1/4" WIDE

C1864
BROADSIDE POSTER
Announcing Opening  Abner S. Brady's 
WASHINGTON GYMNASIUM

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A TEN DAY

EXCURSION

FEATURE

CARLTON'S

EPIC

MAY 2001

BRIMFIELD

ANTIQUES FAIR STORY

16 STORY PAGES

33 PHOTO PAGES

49

PAGES TOTAL

1000

BRIMFIELD

PHOTOS

PLUS SEE

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Oct 29th-

Nov 4th 2016

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22" TALL

14" WIDE

- 1895 -

HARTFORD

HIGH SCHOOL

VS

BRIDGEPORT

HIGH SCHOOL

FOOTBALL

GAME

BROADSIDE

POSTER

FOR THE 

YALE CUP

1895 CONNECTICUT STATE  
FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 

Printed on Cardstock

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June 28th-

July 4th 2015

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1968 

DAVIS CUP Inter-Zonal Zone
FIRST ROUND
MATCH POSTER

14" x 11" 

U.S. 1968 DAVIS CUP CHAMPIONS

United States proceeded to win the Final Round against 

India and Challenge Round against Australia 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June 21st-

27th 2015

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Exceptional 

c1900 ICE SPEED SKATES


Remarkable

Two-Tone Brown and Tan Leather by Samson 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June 14th-

20th 2015

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Sold For
$11,353.00
8/8/11

TY COBB 
"SAFE" TROPHY


13" Tall 

11 3/4" Wide

5 3/4" Deep 

Silver Plated Made by

Dieges & Clust 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May 24th-

30th 2015

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48" WIDE

21" TALL

c1920 

YALE

LAUNDRY

ADVERTISING

SIGN

48" W x 21" T 

PORCELAIN ON STEEL

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May 31st-

June 6th 2015

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c1900 PORCELAIN STEIN 
FEATURING BICYCLE RACE SCENE 
BY LENOX 


 
5 3/4" tall

One of the finest antique sports steins

Carlton has seen!

American made

in Trenton N.J.

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May 24th-

30th 2015

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c1930 DIE

CUT METAL

FOOTBALL

PLAYER

ADVERTISING

SIGN


 
20" tall 

with stand 
 Unique Puzzling sign of unknown

product

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May 17th-

23rd 2015

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c1889 Board Game

THE WORLD'S

GAME OF

BASEBALL


 
By McLoughlin Bros.
Commemor-

ating Albert Spalding's 1889 world baseball tour

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Jan 11th-

17th 2015

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c1910 

A. J. Reach Sporting Goods Trophy

12" T x 13" W 
Presented To 
BESSEMER ATHLETIC CLUB
Bessemer Alabama
Of Greater Birmingham City League

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Sept 28th-

Nov 23rd - 29th 2014

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c1900

RUDOLPH

SANTELL

STRONGMAN

EXHIBITION

BROADSIDE

POSTER

Santell Gallery Thumb.jpg (225443 bytes)

Sat in 

Carlton's

eBay watch

list 2 years...

finally the Carltonator

pulled the trigger

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Sept 28th-

Oct 4th 2013

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c1948

Jack Kramer

vs.

Bobby Riggs

World Champship.

Tennis Match

BROADSIDE

POSTER

27" X 21"


ANOTHER

OF CARLTON'S

HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN FEATURES

Antique 

street fair big fat zero..then I walked by a pool hall…

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SOLD FOR

$1,600.00

ALL-HEIL

HIGH WHEEL

BICYCLE

STEIN

c1890

19 1/2" tall

By Mettlach


Best bicycle

stein you'll ever see!

High Wheel Stein Stitch.jpg (36595 bytes)

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

April 28th-

May 4th 2013

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LATEST FEATURE

c1920

HURDLER

STATUE

By Chiparus

Hurdler Installed Side Close.JPG (174422 bytes)

19" tall

Once owned 

by former

BASEBALL

COMMISIONER

PETER

UEBERROTH

Plus Bonus

160

PHOTOS

OF THE

4/14/13

ROSE

BOWL

FLEA

MARKET

RoseBowl2.jpg (113106 bytes)

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

March 23rd-

30th 2013

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C1930 15" tall

- Die Cut -

KEDS

 BASKETBALL 

SHOES

ADVERTISING 

DISPLAY

Auctioned by

Legendary

Auctions.com 

Feb. 2013

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Keds Crop.JPG (48057 bytes)

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

 - Feb 24th-

March 2nd 2013

c1892

SPALDING'S

FOOT-BALL

WOODEN

SHIPPING

CRATE

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Carlton Got

OUTBID

Read all 

about it

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A SPECIAL CARLTON

EXCURSION

FEATURE

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Sports

Antiques

.com
Visits The Top Bottle Show in The Country

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THE 

NATIONAL CONVENTION 

of the
F.O.H.B.C.
FEDERATION OF 
HISTORICAL BOTTLE COLLECTORS

EXPO 

2012

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 July 27-29th 2012, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno NV. 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

 - Nov. 25th-

Dec. 1st

2012

Western Union Crop.jpg (83024 bytes)

Eugene V Baker Telegram.jpg (316904 bytes)

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June 22nd

1877
WESTERN

UNION TELEGRAPH

SENT BY 

E.V. BAKER

CONVEYING

SCORE OF

HARVARD VS

YALE

BASE BALL

GAME

HARVARD 10

YALE 1
Likely

sent by

famed Yale

foot ball

pioneer

Eugene V. 

Baker

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

November

11th- 17th

2012

Full View Table.jpg (41509 bytes)

C1920 MULTI SPORT 

TABLE

Sports_Table_Top_Austrian.Maroon CRP.jpg (773520 bytes)

Greatest Multi

Sport Table Extant

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Oct. 28th 

- Nov. 3rd

2012

RahRhaFBTobacPouch.jpg (58879 bytes)

C1890
RAH RAH TOBACCO POUCH 
Best football themed tobacco pouch ever produced 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Sept. 30th 

- Oct 6th

2012

CanoeSideWays.JPG (16343 bytes)

c1921

SILVER

PLATE CANOEING TROPHY

by 

Derby Silver Co.

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Feb. 26th 

- Mar. 4th

2011

3FullR_635x816.jpg (84747 bytes)

c1890

STERLING

SILVER

FOOTBALL

FLASK

By

Tiffany & Co.

 Only known 

 example 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

FEB. 

12TH- 19TH 2011

SPECIAL

EXCURSION

FEATURE

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 ANOTHER

CARLTON

ROAD TRIP TO THE ROSE BOWL FLEA MRKT
FEB 13TH 2011
PASADENA ROSE BOWL FLEA MARKET

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June26th 

- July 2nd

2010

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SPECIAL

EXCURSION

FEATURE

Carlton's Road Trip

TO THE

ROSE 

BOWL

FLEA

MRKT.

PASADENA 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

SPECIAL

EXCURSION

FEATURE

THREE

PART SERIES

Sept. 25th 

- Oct 15th

2010

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Carlton's Road Trip

TO THE

PORTLAND

EXPO 

ANTIQUES

SHOW

July 9- 11 2010

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book review

NEW!!

Antique Sports Uniforms & Equipment.jpg (275950 bytes)

ANTIQUE SPORTS UNIFORMS 

& EQUIPMENT 1840-1940 

Baseball Football Basketball

by Dan Hauser, Ed Turner, 

John Gennantonio

click here

 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

December

20th- 26th

2009

botleft.jpg (42337 bytes)

C1890 VICTORIAN 
MOVEABLE 

DIE CUT 
FOOTBALL PLAYER
 
DELUXE 

EXTRA LARGE & EMBOSSED  

13" tall 

10 1/2" wide 

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Circa 1876  BASEBALL CLOCK STORY

medium muller clock.jpg (141435 bytes)

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

click here to read this story

One of the authors 

favorites!

READ ABOUT THE WORLD'S FINEST BASEBALL CLOCK

Previously published in 

VCBC Magazine

 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MARCH 18th-14th

2009

RedLeftClose.JPG (855308 bytes)

c1950

Brayton Laguna

Black 

Boxers Statues

11" tall 

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  STORY

JOE LOUIS 

ARMY RECRUITMENT POSTER STORY

Joe Louis Recrutiment poster.JPG (69675 bytes)

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

 READ THE INTEREST. BACKGROUND OF 

THIS RARE POSTER

Previously published in Sports Collectors Digest Magazine

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MARCH

22nd- 28th 

2009

PowerboatCrop.jpg (27418 bytes)

c1912

POWER

BOAT 

PRINT 

5ft. wide

 2ft. tall 

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Circa 1891

Tiffany & Co.

YALE 

FOOTBALL MATCH  SAFE

  Story

Yale match safe lelands.jpg (91020 bytes)

CLICK PHOTO 

TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

SEE THE GREATEST FOOTBALL MATCH 

SAFE EVER PRODUCED

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MARCH 29th- 

APRIL 4th 

2009

1FrontCropcCMP60.jpg (436867 bytes)

c1880

BASEBALL

CLOCK

New Haven

Clock Co.

20 1/4" wide 15 1/5" tall  

6 3/4" deep

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Circa 1910

ELLENSBURG WASHINGTON

FOOTBALL TEAM PHOTO STORY

whole team.JPG (76942 bytes)

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

READ THIS SHORT ARTICLE ON A CLASSIC EARLY FOOTBALL TEAM PHOTO

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

APRIL

19th- 25th 

2009

BowlingChairBack.jpg (33206 bytes)

c1910 
MISSION OAK STYLE 
ROCKING CHAIR WITH
BOWLING SCENE
39" tall 

33 3/4" wide 

40 1/2" deep

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MAY 

3rd- 9th

2009

JoeMartyCrop.jpg (27625 bytes)

C1940's 
JOE MARTY'S 
BAR AND 

GRILL

NEON BASEBALL SIGN
7 Ft wide 

4 1/2 Ft. tall

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Circa 1890

HIGH WHEELER

FIGURE Story

Best High Wheeler.JPG (85141 bytes)

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

READ THIS SHORT ARTICLE 

TO SEE A RARE EXAMPLE  OF AN 

EARLY HIGH WHEEL BICYCLE FIGURAL

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MAY

10th- 16th 

2009

bbglass.jpg (21613 bytes)

C1890 
Mary Gregory/

Bohemian Style 
BASEBALL MOTIF LEMONADE SET

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CARLTON'S PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF GETTING 

Joe DiMaggio's

AUTOGRAPH

front cover joe d 2.JPG (89209 bytes)

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

One of the authors 

favorites!

MEETS AND TALKS TO THE YANKEE CLIPPER

Previously published in 

Sports Collectors Digest Magazine

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MAY

24th- 30th 

2009

ABSprecklesGal.JPG (20374 bytes)

c1930 

A. B.

SPRECKLES 

CUP GOLF TROPHY

STERLING

21" W 18" T

PRESENTATION

SILVER 

BY REED AND  BARTON 

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c 1896 

PRANG

FOOTBALL CALENDAR STORY

Prang Football calender HUNTS Feb 2003.jpg (118010 bytes)

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

One of the authors favorites!

Previously pub. in  Sports Collectors Digest Magazine & The Antique Trader

Circa 1887

Reed and Barton Silver Plate Football 

Box Story

close in front panel.JPG (94231 bytes) CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

One of the authors favorites!

GREATEST FOOTBALL BOX EVER MADE 

19th Century 

ESTES PROFESSIONAL

BASEBALL BAT STORY

Estes in case.JPG (84750 bytes) 

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

One of the authors favorites!

READ THIS TALE OF HOW THE ESTES BAT WAS FINALLY

ACQUIRED 12 YEARS  AFTER LOSING IT!

Previously publish.

in Sports Collectors Digest Magazine

c 1896 PRANG

FOOTBALL CALENDAR STORY

Prang Football calender HUNTS Feb 2003.jpg (118010 bytes)

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

One of the authors favorites!

Previously pub. in  Sports Collectors Digest Magazine & The Antique Trader

Circa 1907

Kayser Sohn

HORSE AND JOCKEY INKWELL

kayser Sohn front close in.JPG (97340 bytes)

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

THE FINEST

HORSE-

RACING

INKWELL 

EVER MADE

Circa 1889

GAIL AND AX 

 TOBACCO ADVERTISING POSTER WITH

JOHN L. SULLIVAN

Story

John L Sullivan poster Lelands.jpg (66443 bytes)  

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

READ THIS SHORT ARTICLE TO SEE ONE OF THE GREATEST BOXING ADVERTISING

POSTERS EVER

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May

16th-22nd 2010

StaggPhotoMaroon.gif (279777 bytes)

14" T

10 3/4" IMPERIAL  

CABINET PHOTO 

OF
1888 Yale Baseball 
Team Pitcher

AMOS ALONZO STAGG

CLICK HERE

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READ ALL THE

NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION STORIES

click years

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i2004i


i2005i


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i2006i


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i2007i

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PHOTOS

HERE

STORY

HERE

2008 NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION

ROSEMONT

ILLINOIS

Wed. July 31 to Sunday Aug. 3 2008

PHOTOS

HERE

STORY

HERE

4 PAGES 

16,090

WORDS

601

PHOTOS

PHOTOS

HERE

STORY

HERE

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PHOTOS

HERE

STORY

HERE

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2009 NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION

STORY IS POSTED

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39 TOTAL

PAGES


24 STORY

PAGES


15 PHOTO

PAGES

PHOTOS

HERE

STORY

HERE

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443 PHOTOS

OF THE

 2011 

NATIONAL

SPORTS

COLLECTORS

CONVENTION

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July 31- Aug 4

Donald E. Stephens

Convention Center

Rosemont IL

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44 PAGE

SportsAntiques

FEATURE

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747

CONVENTION

PHOTOS

THEN

AFTER THE CONVENTION

IT'S OFF FOR

CARLTON'S

8 DAY CROSS COUNTRY ROAD TRIP FROM CHICAGO TO NEW JERSEY AND BACK

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2013

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- EARLIEST KNOWN - 

AMERICAN 

SPEED-BOAT RACE POSTER

14" x 11", printed on cardstock

c1925 PALM BEACH SPEED-BOAT REGATTA

ADVERTISING POSTER

Held on Lake Worth, Palm Beach Florida

 

Ariel Views of Palm Beach and Lake Worth
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AN EXAMINATION OF THIS POSTER...AND A CURSORY LOOK

AT THE EARLY HISTORY OF POWERBOAT RACING IN PALM BEACH

by Carlton Hendricks

 

 

oday's feature is about an advertising poster for the 1925 Palm Beach Speed Boat Regatta...However before getting into it I thought we'd take a look at the very begining of powerboat racing in Palm Beach that took place twenty one years earlier. According to The Charlotte News April 22nd 1904, the first sanctioned and codified speed-boat race in Palm Beach was planned to take place on Lake Worth the following year. Indeed that race did take place February 2nd-4th 1905 and was called the Palm Beach Speed-Boat Regatta. Some publications gave slight variations of the title such as the New York Times which called it a "Motor Boat Carnival". Of all the reports I could find on this first 1st palm beach regatta charlotte title graphic red click.jpg (112437 bytes)1905 event...that particular The Charlotte News story gives the most insight into the how it came about...and it's impact on speed-boat racing in other Florida cities. According to the story the event was produced by the newly formed "Palm Beach Power Boat Association"...and was held under the auspices of the American Powerboat Association which was only two years old. The race was first envisioned by W.J. Morgan of No. 1 Maiden Lane NYC....

 

Morgan was the promoter of the newly formed Ormond-Daytona automobile race...and his plan was to schedule them about the same time. Morgan's idea sparked a robust favorable response among the Palm Beach community. Patrons pledged thousands of dollars of sponsorship in the form of sixteen trophies to be awarded for that many classes of races. Which could be expected of the well to do Palm Beach community...anxious for  new forms of entertainment...Palm Beach then, as it is now, was a playground for the east-coast moneyed.  Posh neighborhoods of New York state like New Rochelle, and the enclaves along the Long Island sound where the titans of industry lived, all got snow in the winter...And to a large degree Palm Beach became the haven out of that snow, away from the cares of the business world...Henry Morrison Flagler, one of John D. Rockefeller's partners of Standard Oil topped that list. All the good Flagler lavished on Florida, and Palm Beach especially, was a result of his Standard Oil money...And naturally when it came to planning this first speed-boat regatta Henry Flagler was appointed president of the Palm Beach Powerboat Association overseeing it. Fred Sterry, general manager of his Royal Poinciana Hotel was the secretary.

 

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Regatta Announcement

and details, 1905 Auto Annual

Below, sixteen different 

trophies awarded at first 

Palm Beach Speed-Boat Regatta

on Lake Worth Feb. 1,2,3, 1905

 

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Full Race Results, 

1905 Auto Annual

 

BREAKERS CUP
won by
"SHADOW"
Event:
Endurance race, 
8 miles, 
for all motorboats
as stipulated

 

LIEUT. WILLOUGHBY 

TROPHY
won by 
"SHADOW"
Event:
One mile race for 

motorboats 

under 12 miles 

per hour

 

H.M. FLAGLER 

TROPHY
won by 
"CHALLENGER"
Event:
High speed boats, 

four miles handicap

AUTOMOBILE 

MAGAZINE CUP
won by 
"DEMOOY"
Event:
Pleasure 

motorboats 

under 

12 miles per hour. 

Distance four miles

C.F. BINGHAM CUP
won by 
"CHALLENGER"
Event:
Motorboats, four 

miles 

handicap

$50.00 CASH 

PRIZE 

SPLIT AMONG 

CREW
won by 
"EVERGLADES"
Event:
Yacht and 

motorboat 

tender race. 

Four-mile

E.M. O'NEILL 

CUP
won by 
"HUMA"
Event:
Auxiliaries, 

four miles

HOWARD GOULD 

PRIZE
won by 
"GRANT FERRIS JR."
Event:
High speed boats, 

handicap 

twenty miles

LOUIS S. CLARKE TROPHY
won by 
"WIGGLER"
Event:
Motorboats 

under 12 miles, APBA Handicap

PROCTOR SMITH CUP
won by 
"CHALLENGER"
Event:
One kilometer for high speed boats

POMMERY CUP,
won by 
"ENTERPRISE"
Event:
Glass cabin motorboats. Two miles

 

SIR THOMAS DEWAR TROPHY
won by 
"WIGGLER"
Event:
High speed motorboats, handicap. One mile

 

 

BEACH CLUB 

CUP
won by 
"CHALLENGER"
Event:
Special race, two miles, handicap

ROYAL 

POINCIANA TROPHY
won by 
"COMET"
Event:
Eight-mile high speed motorboat handicap

W. GOULD BROKAW CUP
won by 
"WIGGLER"
Event:
Eight miles for motorboats under 18 miles per hour

AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE CUP
won by 
"DEMOOY"
Event:
Pleasure 

motorboats under 12 miles per hour

 

Lake Worth is an excellent racing territory, amid picturesque surroundings, 

with neither tide nor wind to lower the speed of the motor craft. 

- Boating Magazine March 1906

 

Renown Lieut. Hugh Willoughby in his speed-boat Possum on Lake Worth. Willoughby along with Hotel Royal 

Poinciana General manager Fred Sterry laid out the course for the first 1905 Palm 

Beach Speed-Boat Regatta. Hotel Royal Poinciana seen in the background.

 

royal poinciana areil view t.jpg (122251 bytes)Flagler built in Palm Beach what became not  only the world's largest resort hotel,  but the world's largest wooden structure...the Hotel Royal Poinciana. Opening in 1894 The Royal Poinciana had 1,700 employees and three miles of hallways. Bellhops made deliveries by bicycle. Flagler also had six other luxury hotels in Florida all under the umbrella of The East Coast Hotel Company. They included The Breakers there in Palm Beach...He also owned three hotels in St. Augustine, the Hotel Ponce de Leon, the Hotel Alcazar, and Hotel Cordova...He owned the Hotel Continental in Jacksonville. He also owned the Hotel Ormond in Ormond Beach, ...And the Hotel Royal Palm in Miami. To run his  Royal Poinciana, Flagler lured away Fred Sterry from the Plaza Hotel in New York City where he was general manager...He also hired Fred's brother Leland to run the Breakers.

 

 

ROYAL POINCIANA NOT THE FIRST FLORIDA HOTEL FEATURED IN A SPORTS ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

What is it with motor sports and Florida hotels

Interestingly

Back in February 

2019 I did a 

story on a 

Flying Merkel motorcycle race 

trophy that 

featured another 

grand Florida 

hotel, the 

Tampa Bay, click 

one of these photos

 

As it relates to this 1905 event, the term "speed" in speed-boat race may need clarification...Top speed for  speed-boats back then was about 25mph. Boats in this first Palm Beach Regatta were still plowing thru water. The hydroplane would not come on the scene till about 1911...which would require more powerful engines to create lift for the bow to plane over the water...Also, in the course of clarifying let's take a look at the big picture...To give you a feel for what we're witnessing...this 1905 race took place right as powerboat racing was just getting going. For example...the first race for the Harmsworth Trophy, today the oldest and most prestigious powerboat trophy, took place in 1903 in Ireland ...That same year 1903 the American Power Boat Association was formed at the Columbia Yacht Club in New York City...As well, the National Association of Engine and Boat Manufactures was formed in 1904. All these beginings serve to illustrate the early time-line of this inaugural 1905 Palm Beach Speed Boat Regatta. 

 

Twenty One Significant Speed-Boat Race Events of 1905

Courtesy hydroplanehistory.com

PALM BEACH SPEED-BOAT REGATTA

Feb. 2-3rd

MONACO MEET
Monte Carlo to 

Nice and return
April 9th 1905

ALGIERS TO 

TOULON RACE
May 7th-15th 

1905

SILVER TROPHY 
St. Lawrence River, 
Kingston, Ontario, 
May 24, 1905

MANHASSET BAY 

YACHT CLUB REGATTA
May 29th 1905

COLUMBIA YACHT 

CLUB REGATTA
June 3rd 1905 

 

NEW ROCHELLE REGATTA

NEW ROCHELLE NY
May 10th 1905

 

INDIAN HARBOR YACHT CLUB REGATTA, GREENWICH CT 

July 4, 1905

FRONTENAC 

YACHT CLUB

REGATTA 1ST

 CLAYTON N.Y. July 20-22, 1905

FRONTENAC 

YACHT CLUB

REGATTA 2ND FFA

 CLAYTON N.Y. 

July 22, 1905

W.O. GAY CUP 

MASS. BAY

 MARBLEHEAD MA. 

Jul 27-29, 1905

 

RED BANK CARNIVAL NAVESINK RIVER RED BANK NJ

 Aug. 10, 1905

 

EASTERN YACHT CLUB REGATTA MASS. BAY MARBLEHEAD MA Aug. 18, 1905

APBA GOLD CUP ALEXANDRIA BAY CHIPPEWA NY

Aug. 24-26, 1905

 

ST. LAWRENCE RIVER YACHT 

CLUB REGATTA
ALEXANDRIA N.Y. 
Aug. 28, 1905

 

FRONTENAC 

YACHT CLUB

REGATTA 

2nd Series

 CLAYTON N.Y. 
August 29-31, 1905 

BEEBE CUP SERIES POWERBOAT RACES
CONNECTICUT RIVER
HARTFORD CT
Aug 26, Sept 2nd & 23rd 1905

BRITISH 

MOTOR-BOAT INTERNATIONAL CUP

(HARMSWORTH TR.)
BAY OF BISCAY, ARACHON FRANCE
Sept 11-12, 1905

HUDSON RIVER WATER CARNIVAL
FOOT OF W. 97TH ST. N.Y.C.
Sept 13-16, 1905

VANDERBILT CUP 
SEAWANHAKA CORINTHIAN 

YACHT CLUB
OYSTER BAY, LONG ISLAND NY
Sept 20th 1905

RIVERTON YACHT CLUB REGATTA
DELAWARE RIVER, RIVERTON NJ
October 21st 1905

 

AND NOW FOR THE MAIN ATTRACTION

Now that we've taken a look at the beginnings of speed boat races in Palm Beach let's get to the main attraction. Rare would be a huge under statement for this poster...impossible would be more like it...That's why when I spotted the eBay listing one morning on my first cup of coffee...everything came to a gradual stop as I began to realize  what I was seeing...I've been collecting these kinds of sports event posters about thirty five years and this is the only example of a speed boat race poster I've ever seen from this early. If I'd have flown from California to Boston for a high-brow book faire and found this I would go home feeling the whole trip was worth it...And it gets even better...to add a very special feature to this story...if you can believe it I found video of the regatta I'm posting below...

 

As the many newspapers stories made it sound…the Palm Beach Washington’s Birthday Regatta was probably more about “being there” than the event itself. Of course there were a handful of actual sportsman there to win or see who wins….but I would speculate the event took on a life of it’s own to where most of the people were there just to see and be seen and party....And party they did...the accounts are very colorful...

 

 

 

Like all the rich...Palm Beach was their playground. 

 

If you study just the names of the owners of the race boats 

 

the Florida Auto Annual of 1905, a speed boat race in Palm Beach was held February 1st-4th of that year, and was called the "Motor Boat and Water Carnival". The event was produced by the "Palm Beach Power Boat Association"...which entity would be an interesting story by it's self... and was held under the auspices of the American Powerboat Association and codified under their rules. That 1905 date is very consistent with the beginning era of powerboat racing nationally...and internationally for that matter...as that is about when the sport was just taking off...and I would anticipate it was the first sanctioned and codified boat race in Palm Beach

 

 

 

W. Gould Brokaw

 

The race this poster announces most likely took place in 1925 and was produced by the Palm Beach Yacht Club. The event was referred to as the Palm Beach Yacht Club Speed-Boat Regatta, and was first held in 1923. 

 

 

 

To put this event into perspective let's hop-scotch around the country to see what were the powerboat race venues....

 

...And it gets even better...to add a very special feature to this story...if you can  believe it... I found video of the 1925 regatta of this poster I'm posting below...

 

 

 

baby gar yellow crp - copy.jpg (57513 bytes)

- SILENT ERA FILM FOOTAGE -

RARE GLIMPSE OF 1925 PALM 
BEACH SPEED-BOAT REGATTA
FEATURING GAR WOOD'S
- BABY GAR IV -

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- SILENT ERA FILM FOOTAGE -

RARE GLIMPSE OF 1925 PALM 

BEACH SPEED-BOAT REGATTA

FEATURING GAR WOOD'S

- BABY GAR IV -

 

 

 

AN EXAMINATION OF THIS POSTER...AND A CURSORY LOOK

AT THE EARLY HISTORY OF POWERBOAT RACING IN PALM BEACH

by Carlton Hendricks

 

 

 






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WESTERN

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A. J. Reach Sporting Goods Trophy

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DAVIS CUP Inter-Zonal Zone
FIRST ROUND
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14" x 11" 

U.S. 1968 DAVIS CUP CHAMPIONS

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- 1895 -

HARTFORD

HIGH SCHOOL

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GAME

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GYM?

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C1864
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35" x 24"

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1902 Panting of a Ping Pong Game


A QUIET HOUR AFTER DINNER
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