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Jack Emerson Items at Auction 1 year 2 months ago #657

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Hello all,
I came across these via my regular Saleroom email. Locke $ England have two lots, a scrap book with cuttings in, but also several letters from ABC to Emerson. And also a helmet claimed to be his.

Both lots are silly money, but you can zoom in and read some of the items.

Scrap book, Lot 373:
www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catal...ntent=lot-image-link

Helmet, Lot 380:

www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catal...ntent=lot-image-link

Or if you have a spare £800....

Nicholas
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Jack Emerson Items at Auction 1 year 2 months ago #658

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Was Emerson wearing that helmet? i have the same (war) helmet but New-Old-Stock for 100 pounds to use as parade or show.
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Jack Emerson Items at Auction 1 year 2 months ago #663

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hi i attended the auction but failed to secure the scrapbook can any of you computer boffins copy the 2 letters and put them in the gallery please
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Jack Emerson Items at Auction 1 year 2 months ago #664

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Out of interest, how much did it make?
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Jack Emerson Items at Auction 1 year 2 months ago #665

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i think it was £320
i was going to take an image of the letters but could not get there till after the auction started and they would not let you near them
thats why i would like a computer genius to make them clearer and put them on the sit
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Jack Emerson Items at Auction 1 year 2 months ago #666

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Hi,

The best I can do, are the two below. The first is just the image, the second is it inverted. At 200% zoom, and using both versions I can just about read it all.

It might be an idea to contact the Auction company, who can pass your details on to the winning bidder. They may be willing to take proper photographs of these pages?

Besides, they must be a fellow ABC enthusiast, so they should join the group!

Also, it might be an idea to keep an eye on ebay. I have found several lost auction bids, end up on ebay a week later....
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Jack Emerson Items at Auction 1 year 2 months ago #667

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thanks i can read it better know
jack emerson rode for douglas and several others when he left abc so hope you are correct
there are also a lot of brooklands fans out there
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Jack Emerson Items at Auction 1 year 1 month ago #678

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hi does anyone out there know the whereabouts of any of the jack emerson items

thanks
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Jack Emerson Items at Auction 1 year 1 month ago #688

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Keith,
The scrapbook was bought by Brooklands Museum together with the helmet, the splendid 1920 cup and the Hutchinson booklet containing drawings of a number riders used in their adverts.
The cup was awarded for the first Bemsee race after the Great War and is exceptionally fine and well worth the price paid. The much grander later cup went for less than its estimate though perhaps this was because we weren't interested in it!
The Museum was disappointed by the scrapbook as it was nearly all cuttings that we already have. My view was that it was the collection of cuttings making up the story from Emerson's perspective that was so important. There were two letters dated Novemebr 1920 when Jack resigned as a rider that were almost worth the price. I will ask if I can post them on the forum. The significance is that they were on notepaper headed ABC Motors (1920) Ltd rather than Sopwith Aviation which by that date was in liquidation.
Roger
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Jack Emerson Items at Auction 1 year 1 month ago #689

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hi roger
thanks for the information
my bt email is down at the moment so only just found this
regards keith
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