Donald & Malcolm Campbell

Donald & Malcolm Campbell

Reference number:

12015
£545.00

Description:

An original circa 1930s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Malcolm Campbell. An original 1960s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Donald Campbell

Both autographs double mounted together for fine display with photographs

Certification:

Malcolm Campbell from the wonderful vintage 1920-30s autograph book of Bertha Sydney containing over 100 actors / politicians / sportsmen / writers and pioneers of the period. Most notably including ; Winston Churchill / David Lloyd George / Stanley Baldwin / M K Gandhi / Laurel & Hardy / Rudyard Kipling / G K Chesterton / Fay Wray & Jack Hobbs. Bertha Sydney was an actress and a member of the well known theatrical family which included film actor Basil Sydney (The Dam-Busters / Ivanhoe / Sea Wife & Treasure Island). She collected all the autographs for a decade after Christmas 1925. Some autographs are dedicated to her with additional messages and are dated. A typed letter & copy photographs are included to support the provenance and further detail the history written by her daughter (Sheila) who sold the book to us in 2018. Donald Campbell autograph obtained by Alex O at a school fund-raising dinner during the early 1960s. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA 

Size:

10x7cm Sized Autograph Book Pages

24x16in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images

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About Donald & Malcolm Campbell

Donald & Malcolm Campbell

DONALD and MALCOLM CAMPBELL. Legendary father and son land and water speed record pioneers using cars and boats named Bluebird from the 1920s through to Donalds death in 1967. 

1) SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL d1948. Internationally famous English speed record pioneer (father of Donald) who began the legendary Bluebird speed-dynasty racing cars at Brooklands in 1910. He broke nine land-speed records between 1924 (146mph) and 1935, becoming the first man ever to break the 300mph barrier. He also broke the water-speed record four times (the last one in Bluebird K4 at Coniston in 1939). He died at his home in Surrey aged 63 in 1948 after a long illness. One of a very few speed pioneers of his era to die of natural causes.

2) DONALD CAMPBELL d1967. British speed pioneer and son of Sir Malcolm who carried on with The Bluebird Dynasty after the death of his father in 1948 with chief engineer Leo Villa. He broke eight world speed records during the 1950-1960s and became the only person ever to simultaneously hold both the water and land-speed records in 1964. He set seven water speed records in Bluebird K4 and K7 between 1955-1964 and then achieved a new land-speed record at Lake Eyre on July 17th 1964 at 403mph. A superstitious man who battled for much of his life supposedly in the shadow of his father. He was tragically killed aged 45 on January 4th 1967 on Coniston Water when Bluebird famously flipped and disintegrated at a speed in excess of 300mph. This was most likely caused by him too soon hurriedly undertaking his return pass (in order to break the record) and hitting his own water-wake. His lucky teddy-bear mascot Mr Whoppit (which he took with him on all record attempts) was found floating on the surface soon after the accident. Mr Whoppit returned to Coniston with daughter Gina to attend the funeral of Donald Campbell in 2001 after his body was recovered from the lake and finally laid to rest in the local cemetery. The wreckage of Bluebird was also recovered from the lake in 2001 and is currently undergoing a full restoration .........

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Donald & Malcolm Campbell

Reference number:

9134
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Description:

An original 1931 cut piece of card, clearly signed in ink by Malcolm Campbell. An original circa 1950s autograph book page, clearly signed and dedicated (To Vick with all best wishes) in ink by Donald Campbell.

Both signatures double mounted for fine display with various photographs.

A wonderful display for a serious Speed Record (Bluebird-The Campbells) collector.

Certification:

The Malcolm Campbell is on a cut piece of card and has a collectors notation for 1931. The Donald Campbell is from the wonderful autograph book of Vicky Cross who was a Cloak-Room Lady at the London Palladium during the 1940-50s. It contained many notable entertainers of the period, some dedicating to her. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

Malcolm 8x3cm Sized Card

Donald 13x8cm Sized Autograph Book Page

24x16in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images. 

Donald & Malcolm Campbell

Reference number:

8029
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Description:

1) A very good original (circa 1960s) Donald Campbell signature in pencil on the reverse of a competition-entry form to win a trip to accompany him for a speed record attempt to the Salt Lakes in America.

2) An original (circa 1930s) Malcolm Campbell signature in ink cut from a letter and laid down onto a page.

ALSO included is an additional loose autograph book page signed by Bluebird team members ; Maurice Parfitt / Maxwell Boyd and Clifford Polley.

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

Malcolm (7x3.5cm size) / Donald (15x13cm size)

24x17in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Very Good. Large image taken with a camera phone hence quality.

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