A 1907 Schulte Trophy London-Edinburgh motorcycle trial silver cigarette case and 1908 gold medal,
Lot 73
A 1907 Schulte Trophy London-Edinburgh motorcycle trial silver cigarette case and 1908 gold medal,
£500 - 700
US$ 830 - 1,200
Lot Details
A 1907 Schulte Trophy London-Edinburgh motorcycle trial silver cigarette case and 1908 gold medal,
both awarded to William Henry Ellison, the decorative sterling silver case, by William Neale, hallmarked Chester 1905, engraved to central panel 'To H.Ellison From J.Platt-Betts as a souvenir of The Schulte London, Edinburgh & Back Motor Competition 1907' , 83mm high and weight approximately 60gms, the 9ct gold medal, hallmarked Birmingham 1905, with decorative surround, engraved to obverse 'J.Platt-Betts To H.Ellison in Commemoration of The Schulte Cup Competition 1907 & 1908', the reverse engraved 'London to Edinburgh & Back by Motor - June 6th & 8th 1908', 27mm diameter, weight approximately 10gms, believed awarded to Ellison for his participation and completion of the 800mile round trip on his single cylinder 1¼hp Motosacoche, offered together with a photograph of Ellison with his motorcycle, a copy of his birth certificate, related press cuttings, and four postcards of other motorcycle and motorcar competitors at the event.

Footnotes

  • The Schulte Trophy was a combined motorcycle and motorcar trial arranged by the German co-founder (along with Siegfried Bettmann) of the Triumph Cycle Co.Ltd. (later Triumph Motor Company), Moritz Schulte, as part of the ACU Quarterly Trials. It is possible that J.Platt-Betts was the former One-Mile Record holding cyclist.
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