Kaye Don

Kaye Don

Reference number:

9669
£95.00

Description:

An original vintage 1930 Cunard RMS Berengaria embossed card, clearly signed in ink by Kaye Don adding the date (8/8/1930) and rarely the name of his famous car (Silver Bullet) 

Certification:

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:

Fair. View Image. There is water damage stain visible which has caused some bleed to this autograph

Kaye Don

Reference number:

9198
£80.00

Description:

An original vintage 1930s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Kaye Don.

Suitable for mounting and display.

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

8x5cm Sized Page

Condition:

Average. View Image.

Kaye Don

Reference number:

3076
£138.00

Description:

An original 1930s cutting from the bottom of a typed letter, clearly signed in ink by Kaye Don.

Double mounted for fine display with photographs.  

Certification:

AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

20x16in > Acid Free Mount > Unframed

Condition:

Average. View Image

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About Kaye Don

Kaye Don

KAYE DON d1981. Legendary speed record holder of the 1930s. Following the death of Henry Segrave his record breaking speed boat Miss England 2 was salvaged and repaired. In this and the subsequent Miss England 3, Kaye Don raised the water-speed record to 119mph in 1931 and 32. Also the breaker of many landspeed records at Brooklands in his famous Sunbeam Silver Bullet and Tigress machines. His racing career ended unfortunately in 1934 in the Isle of Man following an accident in which his mechanic was sadly killed. Following this incident he spent four months in prison on a charge of manslaughter. He was released on medical grounds on 10th December 1934. During the 1940s Kaye Don established and developed Ambassador Motorcycles. The company produced many different models until it was taken over by DMW in 1962 and he retired. He died in Surrey aged 90 on 29th August 1981.

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Kaye Don

Reference number:

4330
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Description:

A good original vintage 1938 autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Kaye Don.

Certification:

From a wonderful autograph book containing many notables of the period collected between 1937-1938 by Mr H Cooke who worked on board the RMS Queen Mary. Some signatures are dedicated to him. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

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