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


An historically important grouping of six Bay Area, California, silverplate cycling club trophies dating from 1903 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 prior to and immediately after the devastating earthquake and fires of 1906. Please continue reading for detailed descriptions of each individual trophy. We're honored to also be offering five 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 smallest to largest: Front: “50 Mile Relay / 1917” Back: [blank] Mark: “S398” Dimensions: H 8.75 in. x W 6.13 in. x D 4 in. Condition: Moderate plating loss; Tiny dimple on back Front: “Presented by Garden City Wheelmen / San Jose / 1912 / 30 Mile Relay Race” Back: “Won by N.C.W. [New Century Wheelmen] / Riders / W. Hanley; W. Hammitt; A. Sangalli; J. Coughlin; H. McWhirter” Mark: “Pairpoint Mfg. Co. / New Bedford Mass” encircling “Quadruple Plate” and “P” inside diamond with “3391” Dimensions: H 8.75 in. x W 6.38 in. x D 3.75 in. Condition: Great condition; A few inconsequential marks; Very light tarnish Front: “Championship / Unlimited Pursuit / G.C.W. [Garden City Wheelmen] vs N.C.W. [New Century Wheelmen] / Nov. 5, 1911” Back: “Won by New Century Wheelmen / Dist. 5 mi., 1 1/2 lap / Riders: W. Hammitt; A. Sangalli; E. Castello” Mark: “Queen City Silver Co. / Cin’t. O.” encircling maker’s mark with “37 - 29” Dimensions: H 8.25 in. x W 8.25 in. x D 7.88 Condition: Great condition; Very light tarnish; Slight wobble from manufacture Front: “Stork-Bergmann Trophy / P.C.C.R.R. [Pescadero Coastal Classic Road Race] / Under Auspices / New Century Wheelmen / Chutes / Oct. 28, ’04” Back: “Won by / A. Wilkes 3.02 2/5 / A. Trout 2.27 3/5 World’s Record” Mark: E.G. Webster & Son “W” in star on web maker’s mark and “62” Dimensions: H 8.88 in. x W 9.13 in. D 4.63 in. Condition: Light tarnish; 1.25 in. shallow crease on front; .25 in. dimple on back; Bowl and base slightly out of round Front: “C.A.C.C. [California Associated Cycling Clubs] / Novice Championship / Won by [blank]” Back: [blank] Mark: “8 / Derby Silver Co. / 421 / B” Dimensions: H 9.63 in. x W 8.75 in. x D 5 in. Condition: Moderate plating loss. Front: “Championship Novice / 1903 / 50 Mile Relay / Oakland Wheelmen vs. New Century Wheelmen” Back: “Won by / W. Mainland; A. Yonge; L. Hables; E. Holden; F. Hetter; D. Mainland / of the New Century Wheelmen” Mark: E.G. Webster & Son “W” in star on web maker’s mark and “282 Dimensions: H 9.25 in. x W 9.25 in. x D 9.25 in. Condition: Fantastic condition; Superficial 2 in. scratch on front right underside of bowl; A few very light and faint marks (Additional photos available upon request.)


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    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 9.25 in. x W 9.25 in. x D 9.25 in.H 23.5 cm x W 23.5 cm x D 23.5 cm
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
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