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Henry Segrave

SIR HENRY SEGRAVE d1930. British motor-racing speed record hero, famous for being the first man ever to exceed 200mph and the first Briton to win a Grand Prix in a British car in France (1923). He went on to set three official Land Speed Records along with the water speed record combined in 1930 ; 1926 Sunbeam (174 mph) / 1927 Sunbeam (203 mph) and finally in March 1929 (231 mph) in the notably beautiful "Golden Arrow" car, which was to never again turn a wheel. Henry Segrave was knighted in 1929 for his motorsport achievements. On Friday 13th June 1930, driving his famous speed-boat  Miss England 2 on Lake Windermere, he made an attempt on the World Water Speed Record ; on the return pass his boat hit wood debris and captised. Following this accident Henry Segrave only regained conciousness for a short time in the hospital and was told that he had indeed still broken the water-speed record ; sadly to die very soon after of his injuries. Fellow speed pioneer Kaye Don later went on to twice break the water speed record in the restored Miss England during the 1930s..

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Sir Henry Segrave & George Eyston

Reference number:

11148
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Description:

A rare original vintage circa 1930s autograph book page with affixed cut signatures (probably from letters), clearly signed in ink by both legendary speed pioneers Sir Henry Segrave d1930 and Captain George Eyston d1979

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From the extensive vintage 1930s autograph collection of John Petrie of London containing many entertainment and sporting notables of the period. It is believed that he worked within the theatre and film industry. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

13x8cm Sized Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Fair. View Image. Signatures are cut and affixed to the page with tape

Sir Henry Segrave

Reference number:

9670
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An original 1929 Cunard RMS Berengaria embossed card, clearly signed and dated in ink by Henry Segrave April 7th 1929.

 

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Henry Segrave set his final land-speed record of 231.45mph in the famous Golden Arrow at Daytona Beach on March 11th 1929. Golden Arrow never ran again and only racked up up 18 miles on its odometer. It was displayed at Selfridges Dept Store in April 1929 on its return home. Immediately after his land-speed record, Segrave went straight to Miami for a speedboat race against American Gar Wood which he won ; inflicting Wood's first defeat in nine years. Henry Segrave returned triumphantly to Britain in April 1929 to be knighted for his motorsport achievements. We can assume that this card (dated April 7th 1929) was likely signed during his journey back home on the RMS Berengaria  One of a fine collection of original circa 1920-30s Cunard RMS Berengaria signed cards obtained by a Miss Brain who was a stewardess on board this famous cruise-liner. RMS Berengaria was originally named the SS Impersonator (built for the Hamburg America Line) and first launched in 1912. At the time of her completion (in June 1913) she was the largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing the RMS Olympic and her sister ship RMS Titanic by 24ft. During World War 1, she remained in port in Hamburg ; after the war she was briefly commissioned by the US Navy as a troop transport ship (USS Imperator). Following her US Navy Service, her name was changed to "RMS Berengaria" and she was handed over to Britain's Cunard Line as part of war reparations. She became their flagship cruise-liner between 1919-1934. She was retired in 1938 and later sold to Sir John Jarvis to be broken up and scrapped on the Tyne between 1939-1946. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

11x9cm Sized Embossed Card

Condition:

Good. View Image. Minor rust stain top right corner

Sir Henry Segrave

Reference number:

6846
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Description:

An original (circa 1920s) vintage cutting from a letter, laid down onto an autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Henry Segrave.

 

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

Size:

17x15in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Sir Henry Segrave

Reference number:

6545
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Description:

A downsized partially cut original 1920s vintage promo-postcard, clearly signed and dated in ink by Henry Segrave (1926).

 

Certification:

CERTIFICATION ; AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

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Sir Henry Segrave

Reference number:

6003
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Description:

A very fine (circa 1920s) vintage postcard, signed in ink by Henry Segrave.

 

Certification:

CERTIFICATION ; AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA.

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