Group of Five Early 1900s California Bay Area Silverplate Cycling Trophies For Sale
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Group of Five Early 1900s California Bay Area Silverplate Cycling Trophies


An historically important grouping of five Bay Area, California, silverplate cycling club trophies dating from 1908 to 1917. A handsome collection of bicycle racing memorabilia, and a testament to San Francisco’s and its nearby cities’ indomitable sporting spirit in the years immediately following the devastating earthquake and fires of 1906. Please continue reading for detailed descriptions of each individual trophy. We're honored to also be offering six additional early 1900s California Bay Area silverplate cycling trophies, and a large and impressive sterling silver perpetual cycling trophy, in two separate listings. Engravings, marks, dimensions, and condition of each trophy, from shortest to tallest: Front: “Claremont Cup / CAC [California Associated Cycling] / Aug. 4th 1912 / N.C.W. [New Century Wheelmen]” Back: “Riders / A. Born; W. Hanley; W. Hammitt; J. Coughlin; H. Born” Mark: “Forbes Silver Co. / Quadruple / 1051” Dimensions: H 9.5 in. x W 8.25 in. x D 5.5 in. Condition: Great condition; Very light tarnish; A bit of peppering on handle Front: “Granat Bros Trophy / 16th Annual Home Trainer Race / Feb. 20, 1917 / Won by [blank]” Back: [blank] Mark: “B” and “9 / Derby Silver Plate Co. / 966” Dimensions: H 10.5 in. x W 8 in. x D 5 in. Condition: Top of cup slightly misshapen, mostly only noticeable from above; Varying degrees of plating loss and marks on body, handles, and base; A bit of peppering on base Front: “CAC [California Associated Cycling] Novice Race / Won by N-C-W [New Century Wheelmen] / Stadium - April 4, 1909” Back: “Riders / T. Werner; E. Gliddon; G. Donovan; G. Holmes; G. Weggenmann; W. Bowen” Mark: “Sorensen - San Francisco Cal.” metal badge; etched "TDE" Dimensions: H 10.13 in. x W 11 in. x D 6.5 in. Condition: Three small dents and a moderate one on body; A few tiny dents, a crimp, and superficial splits on lip; Overall tarnish; Some texturing to handles; Very slight wobble Front: “C.A.C.C. [California Associated Cycling Clubs] / Semi-Annual Pursuit Trophy / Won by [blank]” Back: [blank] Mark: “B / Derby Silver Co. / 986” Dimensions: H 10.5 in. x W 11.5 in. x D 7.13 in. Condition: Body leans a bit forward and to the left; Rim slightly misshapen; A couple small, superficial dents; Some plating loss, most notably on interior; Overall tarnish; Very slight wobble Front: “N.C.W. [New Century Wheelmen] vs C.C.W. [Capitol City Wheelmen] / 50 Mile Relay Time 2-27-57 / Nov 8, 1908” Back: “Won by the N.C.W. [New Century Wheelmen] / W. Rhodes; F. Diver; A. Sangalli; W. Potry; W. Bollezer; F. Bank; C. Laye; O. Peterson; O. Schmidt; C. Taggert” Mark: “Superior Silver Co. / Quadruple / 4021” Dimensions: H 11.88 in. x W 8.25 in. x D 5 in. Condition: Great condition aside from 1.25 in. diameter shallow dent on front; Minimal tarnish (Additional photos available upon request.)


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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 11.88 in. x W 8.25 in. x D 5 in.H 30.18 cm x W 20.96 cm x D 12.7 cm
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 5
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