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EARLY VINTAGE STUFF

pocket knife.  GOLD CUP 1955.  reverse die is engraved MOBIL PRODUCTS.  engraved on gold finish 2 blade pocket knife made by Colonial.  From the late Bob Williams collection and originally owned by DOC TERRY the pilot of Horace Dodge's DORA MY SWEETIE.  in all likelihood a promotional item from Mobil for using their products.  Mint in original box.  178.50

circa 1910 vintage wooden pencil box.   SPEED BOAT or early HYDROPLANE Gold Cup style race regatta. Three different boats are in the scene.  the one is called NAP III. In the foreground there are spectators visible. In the far off background across the water is the outline of a domed building. The boat in the background has exposed engine with driver in front of engine and co-pilot in the rear. The other 2 boats have a hood over the engine with both pilot and co-pilot behind it.  Colorful paper litho on black wooden box.   Box has hinged lid and built-in key lock. Approx. 8” by 2.5” by 1.5”.  overall very nice condition with light soiling and stains.  STILL a great display piece!  139.50

circa 1920 OUTBOARD MOTOR HYDROPLANE BOAT RACING item.  outstanding display piece.  not quite 10.5" tall.  glass and pewter.  Amber bottle has pewter top and pewter "jacket".   Nicely detailed carved scene of racing outboard tearing down the lake with trees and mountains in background.  In all of my years of doing this I have never seen another.  No flaws; a magnificent piece.  Possibly made as a presentation piece.  250.00

1930's BOAT RACES broadside or poster.  lightweight cardboard stock.  green on cream.  INBOARD HYDROPLANE BOAT RACES - GRIGGS DAM COL'S O.  Sanctioned by American Power Boat Association.  Sponsored by Franklin Count Fire Fighters Association and the Scioto Boat Club.  July 30.  undated; but definitely 1930's vintage.  graphics of the G-17 and G-26 neck and neck.  some edge damage; but overall will frame up very nicely.  measures approx. 22" by 14".  because it is on a light stock cardboard; I don't imagine many have survived.  nice display piece from an early bygone era!  sorry sold

wire photo MISS ENGLAND capsized hydroplane.  1931.  8" by 10".   Original glossy wire photo from World Photos. Hand written on reverse side "MISS ENGLAND capsized on the Detroit River 1931". In the photo; her upside down hull is visible between the Coast Guard boat and the runabout. MISS ENGLAND was the famous Harmsworth Cup World Record Holder boat from England. She was right up there with Gar Wood and the MISS AMERICA Gold Cup hydroplane boats. Corner wear; ink smudge in lower right. The image itself is very crisp and clear.  very good or better.   45.00

1932 wirephoto KAYE DON Miss England driver by World Wide Photo; August 20 1932;  7" by 9".   Press release on reverse reads: KAYE DON arrives in Detroit.  Accompanied by his American Manager Bill Sturn; KAYE DON; British speed boat king; reached Detroit yesterday to prepare for the Harmsworth Trophy Race two weeks hence. His boat is expected to arrive tomorrow; and Don will immediately start tests for another attempt to wrest the famous trophy from GAR WOOD; America's water King. KAYE DON was the guest of GAR WOOD at Algonac upon his arrival where he inspected the Miss America X……" Image is very crisp and clear with no flaws. He was the driver of the famous MISS ENGLAND. One of the most important names in unlimited hydroplane boat racing history. Great item!  Hard to find original photos of him!  Great piece of "World Speed Record" History.  near mint.  89.50

March 24 1934 issue of NEWSWEEK Magazine.  Cover has photo of Gold Cup Races.  Small article inside.  Scarce magazine, as it was not a "keeper" like photo magazines LIFE and LOOK.  These weekly news type magazines were read once or twice and thrown away.   excellent.   25.00

Sir Malcolm Campbell's BLUEBIRD.  Artist rendering on cover of October 1937 Popular Mechanics Magazine.  full magazine. article titled "Marine Bluebird to try for World Record".   no subscription label.  magazine is tight and clean.  Cover has no flaws and is worth of framing!  25.00

1938 MISS AMERICA X Calendar Poster from Hewitt Rubber Products for Industry.   April 1938.  17" by 22.5"; b&w on 2 tone peach.  Great action close up photo of U-10 MISS AMERICA X. The legendary GAR WOOD's world record holder boat. Captioned "Gar Wood's Miss America X; winning Harmsworth Trophy at speed of 124.91 miles per hour". The image itself is crisp and clear. I have shrunkwrap this item; with heavy cardboard backing - to keep it safe. Ready to display. No flaws; crisp and bright. I have NEVER seen or heard of another one.  near mint to mint.  250.00

store display sign.  GUY LOMBARDO endorsing Silver Star Razor Blades.  great portrait photo of Guy Lombardo wearing his racing helmet and life vest; captioned "GUY LOMBARDO - Top Orchestra Leader and Speed Boat Champion" says "Didn't know the whiskers were off!".   large store display sign is paper litho on heavy stock cardboard.  measures approx. 29" by 14.5".  The photo of Guy Lombardo is approx. 9" diameter.  The top pictures Dr. Bert Haines; DDS.   there is easel on backside; so that piece can be displayed standing on counter top.  undated; but late 1940's issue.  If one were so inclined; the top section could easily be cut off; so that the GUY LOMBARDO parts displays more prominently.  there is some edge wear; and there is some moisture staining along the bottom edge.  Very scarce piece; issued to stores only; from a small company.  Only one I have ever seen or even heard of.   150.00

July 1948 issue of Mechanix Illustrated Magazine.  article with photos "Guy Lombard Races Speedboats for Fun".  Great photo of him in Tempo VI and another close up of him in cockpit.  article written by Roland Cueva.  besides this great article the magazine is chock full of articles; photos and ads.  tight and clean.  excellent plus.  15.00

circa 1949 SEATTLE SPORTSCADE at Green Lake hydroplane boat racing program.   8.5" by 5.5".  6 pages.  July 10th.  no year given but there is a comment inside about the 1948 season - so assumption is it is from 1949.  Sponsored by the Seattle Out-Board Association; sanctioned by America Power Boat Association.  Besides the Ski-Quatic Follies (which starred someone named Bill Schumacher) the events included: Outboard A - Hydro; Outboard C - Service runabout; Outboard C&F - Hydro; Outboard C&F Runabout; Inboard Entries 135 c.i.; Inboard 225 c.i.; Utility Class.   PLEASE make sure to see the photo of the drivers listed in the 135 c.i. event: Chuck Hickling; Ted JOnes and others.  and in the 225 c.i. event: Stan Sayres driving Slo Motion!  The program is crisp and clean (the photo has a dark shadow on the far left - but it is only a shadow).  No flaws.  tight and clean.  near mint to mint condition.  Extremely scarce if not downright rare!  195.00

1951 issue of BRAVO Magazine from Belgium.  gorgeous; full color artwork cover by G. Gedo.  reads "Record Mondial" (World Record) and pictures the U-27 Unlimited Hydroplane racing along - the SLO-MO-SHUN IV.  Large format; measuring 12.25" tall by 8.5" wide.  inside their is a drawing of the boat; and an article.  Would look great; framed on the wall!  I have NEVER seen or heard of another copy amongst the hydro crowd. to the best of my knowledge; this is the FIRST time that this historic boat was on the cover of a magazine!   unique and colorful!  very minimal wear.  excellent plus.   65.00

1952 STAN SAYRES autographed photo of the SLO-MO-SHUN IV and V Hydroplane boats.   overall 8.5" by 10.5" black and white photo of both boats and drivers.  autographed in fountain pen in upper left corner by STAN SAYRES.  On the back of the frame is written:  
"7/7/52 Slo-Mo IV on southbound run during time trials - average for this run 185.567 MPH.  Return run slower due to rough water.  Average for both 178.497 - New Worlds Record." 
Framed under glass with black wood.   very minor crease near the stern of the U-37.  there are yellow tape stains in the VERY tips of each corner - they do not show when displayed.  image is crisp and clear - autograph is bold and sharp.  overall in excellent plus to near mint condition.   both the photo and autograph are scarce.  Great historical significance.   295.00


TROPHIES & AWARDS

rare Mobil Gasoline 1958 RUDY BERGER hydroplane trophy.  Here is a truly unique piece of Unlimited Hydroplane Boat Racing History. This IS the real thing; guaranteed authentic. The engraved plaque reads: MOBIL - HONORARY - CREW CHIEF AWARD - 1958 - PRESENTED TO - RUDY BERGER - FOR OUTSTANDING - SERVICE - Hydro Racing Team by Don K. Bagley (facsimile signed).  
A quick history: Rudy Berger was the Crew Chief of the US 1 Hydroplane in 1962 when it set the then world record of 200.4 mph. I do NOT know who he crewed for in 1958; the year he was presented this award. MOBIL Gasoline supplied the fuel to most; if not all of the hydroplanes. 
This is classic 1950's with gold finished metal fittings on blonde wood There is an Eagle with raised wings over to the far left, that is approx. 2.5" tall. There is a 6" long Hydroplane Race Boat to the right, mounted on a raised platform. The engraved section measures approx. 4.75" by 3". Overall, the wooden base is approx. 9" by 5" , and the whole piece stands approx, 8.5" tall. Hard to get a good photo without glare and reflection. So please forgive the quality of our images. There is extremely minor wear to the finish of the boat toward the rear of the sponson. There are no breaks, no gouges, no stains, no flaws. A superb display item, and a definite piece of unlimited history!  Truly one of a kind!  395.00

original artwork.  Unique, one of a kind portrait art of legendary hydroplane race driver CHIP HANAUER.  signed and dated 1981.   inscription on reverse from the artist, to Bob Williams, the founder of the original Hydroplane Museum.   Very good looking piece.   This was an item from Bob's personal collection.  sorry, but I do not know the artist's name (first initial is possibly a "J" and the last name is possibly "Mesa").  Obviously, he is very talented.  The overall measurements of the matte are approx 17.5" by 14".  The artwork is approx. 15.5" by 12.5" and the actual portrait illustration is approx. 8" by 7.75".   this piece has been double matted with a thin plastic piece to protect the image.  This is the ORIGINAL art, not a mass produced item.   quick notes: winner of a record 12 APBA Gold Cups, member of the Motorsports Hall of Fame (in 1995, the youngest member inducted!).  driver of the Barney Armstrong Machine, Squire Shop, Atlas Van Lines, Circus Circus, and of course, The Miss Budweiser.   89.50


TOYS - GAMES - MODELS

wood boat.  U-21 ALBERT LEE.  large.  approx. 12.5" long by 8" wide by 3.5" tall.  very well built.  sturdy.  excellent to near mint.  no flaws.  14.50

U-8 MR. PRINGLES figural hydroplane Christmas ornament.  4" long by 2.5" wide.  sticker on base "Hand Made Washington St. U.S.A.".  Santa Claus sitting in front.  near mint.  21.00

U-6 HOLSET MISS MADISON figural hydroplane Christmas ornament.  4" long by 2.5" wide.  Santa Claus sitting in front.  paint chips and paint flakes.  15.00

coloring book.  HYDRO CLASSICS by Roger J. Newton.  Featuring unlimited Hydroplanes from 1950-1959 "for Hydroplane Fans of all ages".  1989.  Published by Newton Marine. 10.75" by 8.25".  color illustrated cover pictures: Shanty; Hawaii Kai; Miss Wahoo and others.  over 50 pages.  25 different boats with description on one page and a full page illustration to color.  unused.  minor scuff to cover.  near mint to mint.  21.00

Viewmaster set #B945.  GOLD CUP HYDROPLANE RACES Championships San Diego ABC Wide World of Sports.  1970.  21 full color stereo photos.  Pit area; readying aircraft engines; McCormick in cockpit; Pay n' Pak warming up; Screaming Eagle running; Bardahl's Rooster Tail; Miss US.; San Diego Miss; Atlas Van Lines; Mr. P's; Myr's Special; Miss Bardahl's engine; and more!  complete set of 3 reels; booklet; color illustrated jacket.  contents mint.  sleeve is excellent.  59.50

Viewmaster set #B945.  GOLD CUP HYDROPLANE RACES Championships San Diego ABC Wide World of Sports.  1970.  21 full color stereo photos.  Pit area; readying aircraft engines; McCormick in cockpit; Pay n' Pak warming up; Screaming Eagle running; Bardahl's Rooster Tail; Miss US.; San Diego Miss; Atlas Van Lines; Mr. P's; Myr's Special; Miss Bardahl's engine; and more!  complete set of 3 reels; booklet; color illustrated jacket.  mint/factory sealed.  69.50

REGATTA - A BOAT RACING GAME.  made by Whitman #4423:29.  Date 1958.  Boxtop has beautiful full color artwork of outboard motor powered hydroplanes racing.  Board game is built right into the base of the box with attached spinner and 5 figural race boats that move along the race course.  Complete and in mint condition!  a gorgeous display piece.   69.50

Really neat and different. Wooden "lobster claw" Turbine Unlimited HYDROPLANE RACE BOAT figural Christmas Tree ornament. Approx. 4" long by 3: wide. 1980's vintage. White boat with green and blue stripes, blue cowl, silver turbine. Says SEATTLE in white script on pontoons. Has silver cord sticking out the top. on the bottom is a white sticker that reads "Hand Made - Washington State - USA". Mint condition. Don't like the colors, you can always paint it over!   14.00


HYDROPLANE POSTCARDS

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postcard.  Real photo circa 1910 SPEED BOAT.  sepia tone.  unused.  AZO back.  excellent.  30.00

postcard.  1906 postmarked.  "CO-VI-LI The Fastest Boat in the South.  22 to 25 miles per hour. Built by J.M. Parmalee & Sons.  Morgan City La.  Postally used and dated 1906.  undivided back.  writing on front.  brown stain in mid-center lower border.  scarce and early!  35.00

postcard.  1908 postmarked.  LE RAPIERE.  French Speedboat.  #59 in the Sports Series.  postally used and dated 1908.  excellent plus.  scarce.  39.50

postcard.  1908 postmarked.  LE PANHARD-TELLIER.  French Speedboat.  #60 in the Sports Series.  postally used and dated 1908.  very minor mildew damage along bottom edge.  scarce.  30.00

postcard.   1909 postmarked.  BARBARA II.  FASTEST ON LAKE HOPATCONG.  real photo.  Harris Photo Postcard Co.  postally used and dated 1909.  excellent plus.  early and great image!  50.00

postcard.  circa 1910 OREGON WOLFF ASTORIA REGATTA.  Woodfield Photograph.  usually spelled OREGON WOLF.  famous Portland Oregon speedboat.  real photo.  early style Elko back.  unused.  excellent plus.  rare!!!  150.00

postcard.  1912 RELIANCE IV IN RACE AT BUFFALO N.Y.  real photo - AZO back.  reverse side has advertising.  New York Motor Boat 1912.  The World's Speed Marvel Hydroplane.  World's champion in 26 and 32 foot classes.   A guaranteed speed of 40 miles per hour... $4000.  A Guaranteed speed of 37 miles per hour ...  $3000.  Built by Smith-Ryan Boat Company.  Algonac Michigan.  no postally used.  bottom corner clipped.  great photo!  early and scarce.   150.00

postcard.  MEETING DE MONACO - April 1912.  Le Canot MOTOCRATIE aprovissione d'essence "Motricine" gagne la Coupe du Prince de Monaco.  not postally used.  writing on front.  excellent.  early and scarce. 45.00

postcard.  1921.  MISS DETROIT III ALGONAC MICH.  real photo.  fancy Elko logo back.  not postally used.  original owner wrote on back " May 30th 1921 - Roy".  great crisp image of the boat on trailer with the DYC (Detroit Yacht Club) flag on front.  She won the Gold Cup in 1918 and 1919; sponsored by the Detroit Yacht Club (DYC).   She was designed & built by Gar Wood and the Chris Craft Boat and Engine Company.   mint.  rare image!   150.00

full color white border.  captioned at top #M-111 MID-WINTER REGATTA - MIAMI BEACH FLA.   at bottom it is captioned GAR WOOD MAKING OVER 100 MPH in MISS AMERICA.  Neat aerial view.   number in lower right corner is 2591-30.  1930's vintage.  unused.  near mint condition.  no flaws.  29.50

postcard.  1933.  GAR WOOD AND MISS AMERICA X - Winner in the Harmsworth Races of 1933 (fueled and lubricated by Texaco).  inset photo of Gar Wood.  copyright dated 1933 on backside.  backside has data and advertising for Texaco.  unused.  near mint plus to mint.  38.00

full color white border.  1931.  captioned "Hydroplane Idling Along at Seventy Miles an Hour; 1000 Islands N.Y."  Postmarked at Point Vivian NY August 21 1931.  crisp image of  early style Hydroplane Speed Boat with driver an co-pilot.  no creases; bright colors. Used; near mint condition.  25.00

postcard.  postmarked 1936.  SPEEDBOAT racing past "Boldt Castle on Hart Island.  1000 Islands NY.  #225.  full color.  white border.   used and dated 1936.  excellent.  25.00

postcard.  1930's linen.  REGATTA AT OCEAN CITY YACHT CLUB ON THE BAY.  Ocean City N.J.  #8A-H2233.  full color race scene.  unused.  near mint to mint.  18.00

postcard.  postmarked 1936.  #34 SPEED BOATS ON LAKE GENEVA WISCONSIN.  full color scene of 3 speeding GAR WOOD "40" boats.  postally used and dated 1936.  excellent plus.  21.00

rare Boy Scout SLO-MO-SHUN IV hydro card.  circa 1951.  postcard size; 3 ¼" by 5 ½".  Extremely rare item - only one that I have ever heard of.  Postcard size; but reverse is completely blank - so I am not sure if it was issued as a postcard or what?  In upper left it says: JAMBOREE TROOP 28, SEATTLE, WASH. Printed in the center box is SLO-MO-SHUN IV; World's fastest boat. holder of the World's Straight-a-way record of 178.497 miles per hour. Winner of Gold Cup Races and Harmsworth Trophy. No flaws.  near mint plus to mint.  75.00

Scare late 1940's postcard pictures Guy Lombardo's G-13 TEMPO VI hydroplane racing past his restaurant. Titled GUY LOMBARDO'S EAST POINT HOUSE; Freeport; Long Island.  Reverse has ad for the restaurant which was located at the Great South Bay at Freeport Long Island.  Printed by Lumitone Photoprint.  Unused.  Clean; no creases; no flaws.  SCARCE postcard!  near mint plus to mint!  48.50

postcard.  circa 1956.  VISIT MADISON REGATTA WEEK.  black and white real photo TEMPO Guy Lombardo's famous speedboat piloted by Danny Foster.  Streaks towards the finish line in the 1955 Madison Regatta.  not postally used.  SCARCE!  near mint to mint.  100.00

postcard.  circa 1955 chrome.  GOLD CUP RACING ON LAKE WASHINGTON #C-440.  color photo of G-13 MISS TEMPO in the pit.  scarce Ellis #25398.  photo by Bob & Ira Spring.  not postally used.  thumbtack holes.  still a scarce card that displays nicely.  14.00

postcard.  1950's chrome.  PIT SCENE CHELAN WASHINGTON.  #C-519.  full color photo by W.R. Gilbaugh.  Ellis 4476.  pictures the U-79 NITROGEN about to be unloaded from the trailer.  in the background you can see Miss Wahoo; U-87; and U-25.  not postally used. light soiling on reverse.  excellent and scarce!  20.00

rare oversized 1956 TEXACO SEATTLE HYDROPLANE postcard.   vintage; real McCoy. This is NOT a copy; NOT a modern day replica. Guaranteed authentic! Large; oversized postcard. 5" by 12.5" long. full color artwork. The front says SEATTLE'S SEAFAIR; The Kentucky Derby of Speedboat Racing. great illustration of Lake Washington; the floating bridge; 6 unlimited hydroplanes on the course; Mount Rainier in background. In the bottom left is TEXACO ATTENDANT and in bottom right is the old circular TEXACO logo. reads: YOUR TEXACO DEALER "MR. SERVICE" in all 48 States. It has not been used. it says "Place 3 Cent Stamp Here". 1956 Seattle Seafair Aug. 3 -12. Produced by Sun Visor Map Co.; Seattle Wash. On the left side of the back; it roughly says the following (not copying it word for word): the great 1956 Seattle Seafair Trophy Race; world famous unlimited hydroplanes will fight for $25,000 prize money. This is the unlimited NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP of the American Power Boat Assn. Texaco fuels and lubricants are being relied upon by the majority of these boat owners for maximum power and protection. You can rely on Texaco Sky Chief Gasoline and ....... Listen to the race with Tom Harmon - KIRO in Seattle - 710 on your dial. This has not been postally used. there is very faint "wrinkle" in upper right corner. In the lower right edge; there is a 1/4" tear. see the photos. Overall; in excellent or better condition. this is the FIRST one of these postcards that I have ever seen; or even heard of. I have shown it to a few advanced collectors; and none of them have ever seen it!   89.50

c.1958 Seattle HYDROPLANE RACE postcard #C-440; Published by J. Boyd Ellis; photo by Bob & Ira Spring; circa 1958 or 1959.  captioned on reverse “HYDROPLANES churn the waters of Lake Washington to complete for the coveted Gold Cup. Some 500,000 spectators witness the race from the shore of Lake Washington. The Floating Bridge is in the background. #C-440”. Pictures Thriftway; Maverick; Wahoo; Hawaii Kai. Appears to be from 1958 or 1959. Unused; near mint to mint.  15.00

MISS BARDAHL U-40 1958 CHAMPION hydroplane postcard.  color photo of the boat racing from left to right.  Color photo by Art Forde.  #38967.  Reverse side: Miss Bardahl.  1958 Unlimited Hydroplane Champion.  Owned by additive oil manufacturer Ole Bardahl...........  standard sized postcard is unused and measures 5.5" by 3.5".  no flaws. mint unused condition.  Scarce!  From the estate of Leo Vandenburg - the legendary Miss Bardahl hydroplane race boat mechanic.  unused.   no flaws.  mint condition!  24.50

giant RON MUSSON MISS BARDAHL U-40 hydroplane postcard.   inset photo of Driver Ron Musson in the upper left and the boat is racing from the right towards the left.  Color photos by Stearns.  Reverse side: Miss Bardahl.  Driver - Ron Musson.  Owned byt the Bardahl Chemical Corporation; the U-40 is 30' long .........  large sized postcard is unused and measures 9" by 6". no flaws. mint condition.  hard to find postcard.  From the estate of Leo Vandenburg - the legendary Miss Bardahl hydroplane race boat mechanic.  unused.   no flaws.  mint condition!  29.50

TED JONES autographed large size MISS BARDAHL U-40 hydroplane postcardthis is the version with the small inset photo of Driver Ron Musson in the upper left and the boat is racing from the right towards the left.  signed TED JONES in blue ballpoint in the water below MISS BARDAHL name.   large sized postcard is unused and measures 9" by 6".    no flaws.  mint condition.  hard to find postcard.   TED JONES was the designer & builder of the Miss BARDAHL.  deceased 2000.  Scarce postcard with a great signature.  39.50

postcard.  1961 U-6 MISS MADISON.  full color chrome.  photo driving from left to right.  back has blurb about being the winner of the 1961 Seattle Trophy Race.  Published by Slide-O-Chrome Corp.  minor surface damage on reverse center.  not postally used.  excellent plus or nicer.  21.00

postcard.  1962 U-6 MISS MADISON.  black and white photo.  Devolite Peerless reverse.  bio states that boat was winner of the 1961 Seattle Race.  has pinholes in the borders.  not postally used.  overall excellent plus.  24.50

postcard.  circa 1963 U-6 MISS MADISON.  full color chrome.  photo driving from right to left.  "The World's only community owned hydroplane....".  Ektachrome by Wm. Harold Harvey.  Dexter Press #84689-B.   not postally used.  near mint to mint.  25.00

postcard.  circa 1963 HARRAH's TAHOE MISS.  full color chrome.  left to right on Lake Tahoe.  "Against a backdrop of the snowcapped Sierra, Harrah's Tahoe Miss churns a roostertail of spray on Lake Tahoe.  Harrah's Tahoe Championship Regatta for unlimited hydroplanes is an annual fall event at the Lake's beautiful south shore."  #SC8054 on reverse.  not postally used.  near mint to mint.   29.50

postcard.  circa 1963 HARRAH's TAHOE MISS autographed by CHUCK THOMPSON.  full color chrome.  left to right on Lake Tahoe.  "Against a backdrop of the snowcapped Sierra; Harrah's Tahoe Miss churns a roostertail of spray on Lake Tahoe.  Harrah's Tahoe Championship Regatta for unlimited hydroplanes is an annual fall event at the Lake's beautiful south shore."    #SC8054 on reverse.  sharp blue ballpoint signature on front.  crisp and clear!  not postally used.  near mint to mint.  scarce!  100.00

postcard.  1960's issue MISS PEPSI Dossin Museum Detroit.  full color chrome.  Dexter Press 90490-B.  Photo by Allen Stross.  blurb on back tells: First boat to qualify over 100 miles per hour; won Silver Cup; only 3 time winner of President's Cup; won Detroit Memorial and Maple Leap Cup.  built in 1950; retired in 1954; presented to museum in 1963.   not postally used.  excellent plus or nicer.  20.00

Full color action photo of MISS BUDWEISER U-12. the Miss Budweiser logo on reverse; 200 mph Unlimited Hydroplane. Issued 1965. postcard. Unused. postcard stock. approx. 5.5" by 3.5". Promotional advertising handout. No flaws. Near mint plus to mint; old stock. 14.00

postcard.  circa 1965 autographed SMIRNOFF U-90 with WILD BILL CANTRELL.  signed by him in blue ballpoint along the top edge.  signature is sharp and clear.  Winner of the 1964 President's Cup.   full color photo.  lots of information about the boat and it's schedule on reverse side.  please note that this is the U-90.  Giant postcard is 9" by 6".  not postally used.  thumbtack holes in corners.  otherwise near mint.  50.00

postcard.  circa 1966 SMIRNOFF U-80 with WILD BILL CANTRELL.  full color photo.  lots of information about the boat and it's schedule on reverse side.  please note that this is the U-80.  Giant postcard is 9" by 6".  not postally used.  near mint to mint.  32.50

postcard.  circa 1966 U.S. EQUIPMENT COMPANY U-2 with Bill Muncey.  full color photo.  Racing Pictorials #58 083F.  large approx. 9" by 6".  lots of information about the boat and Muncey on the back side.  not postally used but has penciling on backside.  small surface tears on reverse.  corner crease and wrinkles.  a very scarce card.  still displays nicely. very good.  28.50

postcard.  MISS BARDAHL.  full color photo of the 1967 Checkerboard boat.  photo by Bill Osborne.  color production by Richard Bush Photography.  #P13979.  not postally used.  minor surface tear in center of backside.  excellent plus.  uncommon card.  25.00

postcard size.  BILLY SCHUMACHER MISS BARDAHL.  full color photo of the boat with inset photo of Driver Billy Schumacher.  NOT a postcard but postcard size on postcard stock.  reverse side has another photo of Schumacher and advertising for Bardahl race vehicles.  excellent plus.  scarce!  35.00

postcard.  1969 PRIDE OF PAY 'N PAK.  color chrome.  photo by The Commercial Photographers of Spokane.  also published by them.  Has blurb on back with stats.  designed and built by Les Staudacher.  Driver Tommy Fults.  not postally used.  near mint to mint.  24.00

postcard.  1969 PRIDE OF PAY 'N PAK autographed by TOMMY TUCKER FULTS.  color chrome.  photo by The Commercial Photographers of Spokane.  also published by them.  Has blurb on back with stats.  designed and built by Les Staudacher.  Driver Tommy Fults. crisp clear dark blue ballpoint signature on reverse side.   not postally used.  excellent plus.  45.00

postcard.  1960's issue SLO-MO-SHUN IV at Museum of History Seattle.  full color chrome with deckled edges.  Dexter Press 33623-B.  Ektachrome by Clifford Ellis.  blurb on back: "world's most famous unlimited hydroplane has been reconstructed for permanent display at the Museum of History and Science in Seattle.  Winner of 10 National and International Trophies.  Launched at Detroit in 1950.  not postally used.  near mint plus to mint.  19.50

postcard.  circa 1969 MISS EAGLE ELECTRIC U-25.  full color photo with inset photo of Driver Warner Gardner.  Published by Racing Pictorial #66 208.  large approx. 7" by 5.5".  lots of information about the boat on the backside.  also mentions that it is the winner of the 1968 Alabama Dixie Cup Race.  not postally used.  creased in upper right corner.  scarce!  40.00

giant U-19 ATLAS VAN LINES Hydro Race Boat postcard.  1969.  very large approx. 7” by 5 ¼”.   full color photo.   Back says “The sleek unlimited hydroplane “Atlas Van-Lines” of Phoenix sportsman Bob Fendler may well be the fastest craft of the 1969 Gold Cup season. ….” It goes on with a whole bunch of more information. Never used. No corner creases; no writing. Does show minor surface wear.  overall excellent.  18.00

postcard.  circa 1971 or 1972 HYDROPLANE BOATS at Marine Stadium in Miami.  full color photo shows 2 boats (I believe to be Atlas Van Lines in lead).  Gulfstream Card Co.  #75-10.  blurb reads "High powered hydroplanes zoom around the turn at the City of Miami's $2 Million Marine Stadium.  a facility designed for both power boat racing and entertainment events.  not postally used.  near mint to mint.  scarce!  20.00

postcard.  circa 1972 THE NEW MISS MADISON U-4.  Dexter Press #95886-C.  Full color photo of boat racing from left to right.  deckled edges.   Photo by Wm. Harold Harvey.  blurb on back about the original one being retired in 1971.  not postally used.  mint.  16.50

U88 PIZZA PETE Hydro race boat postcard by MCG; photo by Stearns.  circa 1972.  gigantic oversize 8" by 10".   Full color photo postcard of U-88 PIZZA PETE.  Reverse lists Driver: Bob Gilliam; Crew Chief: Al Thoreson; and stats. Unused. Note small stain above left of where postage stamp goes. That does show lightly on front side. No creases.   excellent plus.  12.50

Full color illustration of the U-11 SHAKEY'S SPECIAL giant sized postcard. Reverse has some stats and info. Copyrighted 1973. Postcard; unused. #KV5034 on reverse. postcard stock. giant size. approx. 6.5" by 11". Promotional advertising handout. Near mint to mint; old stock.  10.00

postcard.  1980 MISS BUDWEISER U-12.  full color photo.  Photo by Bill Osborne.  small inset photos on backside of Driver Dean Chenowith and owner Bernie Little.  has small blurb about the boat and the 1980 Unlimited Race Schedule on reverse.  odd size approx. 6" by 4.25".  not postally used.  near mint to mint.   15.00

Go The Winning Team! RED MAN - COAST GUARD postcard. Reverse has biographical information about driver JIM McCORMICK. full color. postcard stock. approx. 5.5" by 7". Promotional advertising handout. No flaws. Near mint plus to mint; old stock.  8.50 

Go The Winning Team! RED MAN - COAST GUARD "Help Others/Help Yourself" postcard. Reverse has biographical information about driver JIM McCORMICK. full color action photo of the boat going diagonally from upper right to lower left. postcard stock. approx. 5.5" by 7.25". Promotional advertising handout. Unused; very minor corner wear. No other flaws. Near mint plus to mint; old stock.  8.50

1987 issue MR PRINGLE'S postcard. Duncan Hines MR. PRINGLE'S Unlimited Hydroplane Race Team. Watch for the "Snack Attack" in 1987. Has inset photo of the race team members with their names listed. full color. postcard stock. Reverse has stats and information. approx. 5" by 8". Promotional advertising handout. No flaws. Near mint plus to mint; old stock.  6.50


MISCELLANEOUS HYDRO ITEMS

drinking glass.  SEATTLE SEAFAIR.  turquoise blue and mustard yellow on frosted glass.  undated but early 1950's.  the boat is the U-37.  5.25" tall.  early and scarce.  mint condition.  29.50

1970 SEASON PITS PASS APBA Unlimited Racing Commission hydroplane boat racing.  embossed plastic.  similar to a credit card in size and feel.  yellow on green.  issued to VIP's.  owner would usually glue a brooch; pin or alligator clip onto reverse side for easy display.  minor glue stain on reverse.  glue has caused minor warpage along top edge.  scarce!  9.50

1975 ATLAS VAN LINES VIP PASS APBA Unlimited Racing Commission hydroplane boat.  embossed plastic.  similar to a credit card in size and feel.  light blue on gold . issued to VIP's.  owner would usually glue a brooch; pin or alligator clip onto reverse side for easy display.  minor glue stain on reverse.  glue has caused very minor warpage along top edge.  rare one of a kind item!  15.00

1977 SEASON PASS APBA Unlimited Racing Commission hydroplane boat racing.  embossed plastic. similar to a credit card in size and feel.  brown on yellow.  issued to VIP's.  owner would usually glue a brooch; pin or alligator clip onto reverse side for easy display.  minor glue stain on reverse. glue has caused very minor warpage along top edge.  scarce!  9.50

Lincoln Thrift 1973 SEASON PIT PASS Unlimited Racing Commission hydroplane racing.  embossed plastic.  similar to a credit card in size and feel.  red on cream.  issued to VIP's.  owner would usually glue a brooch; pin or alligator clip onto reverse side for easy display.  minor glue stain on reverse.  rare one of a kind item!  15.00

Fred Leland's 1988 SEASON PIT PASS Unlimited Racing Commission hydroplane racing.  personal Competition Member & Pit Pass of FRED LELAND owner of the U-100 and U-77 race boats.  embossed plastic.  similar to a credit card in size and feel.  black on silver.  rare one of a kind item.  15.00

large 77 SEAFAIR NECKLACE figural hydroplane boat race scarce!  large.  red/white/blue enameling on gold.  Much larger than the standard Seafair pin.  approx. 2" by 1.5".  chain is 24" long.  no flaws.  mint condition.  This is the only one I have seen.  sorry sold

1960's MISS BARDAHL U-40 hydroplane boat race cigarette lighter.  green/yellow/black enameled image of the boat going from left to right mounted on brushed chrome light. slightly small than a standard size lighter. Made in Japan by Coronet Rocket. Appears to have been used once or twice. near mint or nicer condition.  125.00

1960 PRESIDENT'S CUP REGATTA Washington D.C. hydroplane boat race cigarette lighter.  Red engraving on brushed chrome finish. nice illustration of the Trophy. Made in Japan by Osborne-Kemper-Thomas. The 1960 one is uncatalogued. Standard size lighter. Never used. Mint condition.  139.50

1967 Zippo ATLAS U-22 hydroplane boat race cigarette lighter.  green and red engraved on brushed chrome. image of the boat going from left to right. standard size lighter. Appears to have been used once or twice. NO FLAWS. Includes box; box insert; instructions. Lighter is date stamped on the base with 4 lines/3 lines indicating it was manufactured in 1967.  350.00

CIRCUS CIRCUS U-31 stickpin tie pin.  approx. 1.5" long.  cloisonné style.  mint.  25.00

1969 MISSION BAY SAN DIEGO Gold Cup Race antenna flag.  black U-88 graphics on day-glo orange.  10" by 7.5".  overall the package is 12" by 8".  Made by Lyle Pennants in San Diego.  on the back side there is information about the race etc.  wow a $58,000 Prize Money!  GOLD CUP RACE The World's Fastest UNLIMITED HYDROPLANE RACE COURSE.  Only one I have ever seen!  mint in factory sealed package.  27.50

1971 MISS MADISON Limited Edition presentation ceramic stein Hydroplane Race Boat.  approx. 6.5" tall by a little over 5" wide at the handle.  1971 MISS MADISON - INDIANA GOVERNOR'S CUP COMMEMORATIVE SERIES.  full color graphics. Reverse lists the winner MISS MADISON; owner CITIZENS OF MADISON; driver JIM McCORMICK; designer STAUDACHER; power ALLISON (TURBO); Avg. Speed 98.043.  based has the maker's mark: BUNTINGWARE and in gold the production number "87". I believe this was an edition of only 100 mugs. no flaws. mint condition. obtained from the family of Hall of Fame race driver Jim McCormick.  125.00

autographs.  MISS BARDAHL U-40 Driver RON MUSSON b&w print.  approx. 9" by 12".  team issued.  inset photo of Ron Musson in upper left.  autographed by him.   also autographed by TED JONES the boat designer/builder.  an uncommon piece.  autographs are in ink and are strong and legible.  the print has edge wear but would frame up nicely.   85.00

1958-59 MISS BARDAHL U-40 Hydroplane boat POCKET NOTEBOOK!  spiral bound.  approx. 5.5" by 3.5".  full color mini postcard cover of the unlimited race boat.  inside front cover has postcard style back with blurb about being 1958 National Champion.  the back cover has the Bardahl Unlimited Hydroplane Speed Table (Three Statue Mile Course).  Interior pages are unlined and clean.  overall light wear.  This is the only example of this item I have ever come across.  45.00

business card.  1972 Jim McCormick MISS TIMEX RACING TEAM.  original business card.  white on reddish orange.  near mint.  25.00

pass.  JIM McCORMICK A.P.B.A Los Angeles Convention pass.  pin on reverse.  no flaws.  near mint to mint. 10.00

pass.  1959 MISS U.S. 1 BOAT GUESS Gold Cup Races Seattle Wash.  blue on yellow.  this is the kinds of pass that went inside a clear plastic badge.  no flaws.  near mint.  24.00

pass.  1963 HARRAH'S TAHOE REGATTA Pit Pass for BILL MUGRAGE - MISS MADISON.  this is the kinds of pass that went inside a clear plastic badge.  no flaws.  near mint.  24.00

driver pass.  1964 MISS BUDWEISER Seattle Seafair Unlimited Regatta.  blue on yellow.   this is the kinds of pass that went inside a clear plastic badge.  no flaws.  near mint.  32.00

pass.  1968 PARCO'S O-RING MISS Seattle Seafair World Championship Unlimited Regatta.  blue on gold.   this is the kinds of pass that went inside a clear plastic badge.  no flaws.  near mint.  20.00

cigarette lighter.   MISS BARDAHL U-40.  green/yellow/black enamel on brushed chrome.  early 1960's issue.  Made in Japan by Coronet Rocky.  never used.  no flaws.  mint condition.  139.50

cigarette lighter.  1959 NITROGEN U-79.  enamel inlaid figural boat going from left to right on brushed chrome lighter made by Apollon.  Catalogued in Osloe Hydroplane guide.  unused.  excellent plus condition.  rare!  250.00

pair of earrings. GOLD CUP.  gold trophy on white oval background in gold frame.  early style screw clamps on reverse.  undated but from circa 1956  I believe.  1.5" by 3/4".  they come with original box and box insert.  they do not appear to have been used.  scarce!  89.50

circa 1959 BARDAHL Grime Gang decal.   From the estate of the famous MISS BARDAHL Unlimited Hydroplane race boat mechanic Leo Vandenburg.   Hyalac water slide decal made by Meyercord.  approx. 2" by 3".   The members of the Grime Gang are: Dirty Sludge; Sticky Valve; Gummy Ring; Blacky Carbon.   unused.  no flaws.  near mint plus to mint.  Because this item is over 50 years old - we can not guarantee it will still work as a decal - but it should.  Will be shipped in clear plastic sleeve for protection.  15.00

3 different BARDAHL vinyl Pocket Protectors from the 1960's.   From the estate of the famous MISS BARDAHL Unlimited Hydroplane race boat mechanic Leo Vandenburg.  each approx. 3.5" by 5.5".  NEW BARDAHL for Automatic Transmissions.  Combats Seal Links.  SL2 black and white with white lettering.   BARDAHL Frees Valve Lifters SL1.  black and white with white lettering.  WE RECOMMEND BARDAHL.  black and green with white lettering.  all are unused.  no flaws. near mint plus to mint.  the set of 3 for 15.00

1955 GOLD CUP RACE CHART promo from CHANNEL MASTER TV Antennas.  photo of SLO MO IV on cover.  8.5" by 11".  has been scored.  light vertical fold.  24.50

1961 SEATTLE WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA.  scoring grid and in depth notes regarding qualifying times for the whole week.  VERY neatly done and legible. great reference material for the historian. 9 pieces in total.  no flaws.  9.50

1961 RENO GOLD CUP.  scoring grid and race notes.   VERY neatly done and legible. great reference material for the historian.2 pieces in total.  no flaws.  6.50

1963 SEAFAIR TROPHY RACE.  scoring grid and race notes. VERY neatly done and legible. great reference material for the historian.2 pieces in total.  no flaws.  6.50

1963 issue GALE V U-55 Wallet.   when closed approx. 4" by 3".  sepia tone action photo of the boat.  trifold.  vinyl.  has the original paper inserts and the fold out holder.  does not appear to have been used.  interior is mint.  minor storage wear to exterior.  no flaws.  near mint.  RARE piece.  189.50

1963 issue MISS BARDAHL U-40 Wallet.   when closed approx. 4" by 3".  black and white action photo of the boat.  printed on inside in gold lettering: BARDAHL Chemical Corporation -1963 Gold Cup Champion; 1963 National Champion.  Compliments of O. Bardahl and Ron Musson (facsimile signatures of the owner and driver).  trifold.  vinyl.  has the original paper inserts and the fold out holder.  appears it may have been used very lightly.  no flaws.  near mint.  RARE piece.   200.00

decal.  BARDAHL - THE CHAMPION'S CHAMPION.  color graphics of the U-40 MISS BARDAHL unlimited hydroplane with large can of Bardahl Outboard Motor Oil on the right.  never used.  Made by Durochrome #B-139.  1960's vintage.  approx. 4.75" by 3".  near mint to mint.  12.00

pass.  1958 PAY & SAVE LAKE CHELAN APPLE CUP Pit Pass Hydroplane boat racing.  black on pink with blue ink.  light card stock.  approx. 3.5" by 2.25".   issued to VIP's and family members of the boat crew.   no flaws.  near mint or nicer.  extremely scarce.  24.50

1958 FRED ALTER MISS U.S. Las Vegas Pit Pass Hydroplane boat racing.  red/blue/flesh/black on white.  light card stock.  approx. 3" by 2".  inked on reverse: 1958.  this was his personal pit pass as driver of the MISS U.S.  excellent.  rare one of a kind item.  39.50

pass.  1959 WAHOO Seattle GOLD CUP Pit Pass Hydroplane boat racing.  tutone blue on yellow.  light card stock.  approx. 3" by 2".   issued to VIP's and family members of the boat crew.   no flaws.  near mint or nicer.  extremely scarce.  There were no pins issued for this boat - so very rare to find representation of the WAHOO.  40.00

pass.  1965 MISS SAN DIEGO CREW Seattle Gold Cup Race Pit Pass Hydroplane boat racing.  black on gold.  light card stock.  approx. 3" by 2".   issued to members of the boat crew.  small staple holes from where it was attached to plastic holder.  otherwise near mint or nicer.  extremely scarce - issued only to the crew member at the one race!  sorry sold

pass.  large cardboard hang tag.  SURE I'VE PAID MY WAY - GOLD CUP RACE - AUGUST 4 1962.  ADMIT ONE.  black on neon orange.  still has the black tie string attached.  this was your pass to wear tied to your button or button hole when you paid to enter the race area.  approx. 6" by 3".  excellent plus to near mint.  scarce!  24.00

pass.  large cardboard hang tag.  1984 SEAFAIR 7-ELEVEN FREEDOM CUP.  August 5 1984 PADDOCK PASS.  black on neon orange.  this was your pass to wear tied to your button or button hole when you paid to enter the paddock area.  approx. 6.25" by 3".  near mint to mint.  scarce!  10.00

sticker.  U-1300 KOLROY.  oval shape.  heavy stock.  blue with black border.  dark gold boat in center.  approx. 3.5" by 2.5".  peel-off backing on adhesive back.  minor rim nick.  overall near mint.  12.00

salt & pepper set.  1950's GALE V Roostertail Restaurant hydroplane RARE GOLD shakers!  From the Schoenith family restaurant.  Pair of approx. 2" tall salt and pepper shakers.  matched set.  Rare GOLD variation anodized aluminum with black plastic base.  colorful decal of the GALE Unlimited Hydroplane with crossed Checkered Flags.  colors are bright and vivid.  they do not appear to have been used BUT there were some air bubbles under the decal when made.  one bubble below the tail fin of the boat has chipped and there is another on the bow.  STILL much nicer than it sounds - and the only gold set I have seen!  239.50

pennant.  GOLDEN KOMOTION.  1967 U-29.  First unlimited hydroplane built with a turbine engine.  Don Edwards.  Santa Barbara CA - Seattle WA.  illustration of the boat.   black on golden yellow.  black border strip with black tassels.  tip intact.  24" long.  colors bright and vivid.  no flaws.  near mint to mint.  scarce.  75.00

pennant.  THE SQUIRE SHOP.  white on red.  white border.  tip is off and tiny pin holes in top.  has illustration of the unlimited hydroplane.  approx. 29.5" long.  color is strong.  displays very nicely.  NOT common.  45.00

pennant.  SEAFAIR SEATTLE WASH.  blue on white.  blue border strip.  as made - no tassels.  tip is intact but "crinkled".  undated but 1970's vintage.  light age soiling.  29.5" long.  has the large PIRATES logo.  displays very nicely.  scarce!  39.50

ashtray.  1945 OHIO RIVER VICTORY REGATTA.  heavy; thick glass ashtray.   deeply etched into bottom are 3 race boats coming straight at you.  OHIO RIVER VICTORY REGATTA - 1945 - MAGNOLIA YACHT CLUB.  NEW MARTINSVALE WV.    7.5" by 4" by 1.5" tall.  there is a small chip on the upper top edge that is visible from the side; but not bad when displayed.  I know of only one other example of this early and rare item!   175.00

certificate.  MISS EXIDE presented to George Petrie - Seafair Commodore.  Has been designated Honorary Crew Member of the Miss Exide - 1963; for invaluable service to the sport of hydroplaning.  August 9, 1963.  Signed by George McKernan and Mira Slovak.  signatures are ink signed; not printed.  the certificate is excellent with illustration at top.  framed under glass.   there is some fading to the signatures but still very legible.  approx. 11 by 9.   rare and interesting piece!  125.00

2000 LLUMAR SERIES 2 numbered hydroplane button CD. #24 of 100. CD disc is carried inside plastic transparent shield and hung around the neck like an ID or admission badge. Very scarce. no flaws. colors strong and bright. Superior condition with the long yellow yarn cord intact.  42.50

deck of cards.  MISS TIDE Unlimited Hydroplane.  full; unopened deck of playing cards by Gemaco.  Bridge Deck; plastic coated.   Full color action photo of the boat on back of each card.  still factory sealed in cellophane.  Mint; unused.  21.00

coin.  1999 FREDDIE'S CLUB Hydroplane aluminum coin or token. SEAFAIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY. About 1.5" diameter. No flaws! superior unused condition.  7.50

coin.  2001-2002 FREDDIE'S CLUB Hydroplane aluminum coin or token. SEATTLE SEAFAIR PIRATES with CAPTAIN KIDD. About 1.5" diameter. No flaws! superior unused condition.  5.50

badge.  1991 MISS MADISON GOLF TOURNAMENT hydroplane badge. turquoise blue on hot pink. NOT a pinback. approx. 4.5" by 4.25" odd shape plastic. no flaws; superior condition.  11.00

1992-93 APBA UNLIMITED HYDROPLANE SERIES Directory. 28 pages counting the covers. Not available to the general public. This lists the names; addresses and phone numbers of all the VIP's. Drivers; owners; Public Relations; Photographers; doctors; etc. for the boat teams. a wealth of possible leads! Old Stock; unused; never read. minimal storage wear on edges. near mint to mint condition.  5.00

1994-95 APBA UNLIMITED HYDROPLANE SERIES Directory. 34 pages counting the covers. Not available to the general public. This lists the names; addresses and phone numbers of all the VIP's. Drivers; owners; Public Relations; Photographers; doctors; etc. for the boat teams. a wealth of possible leads! Old Stock; unused; never read. minimal storage wear on edges. near mint to mint condition. 5.00

Heavy ceramic stein or mug. U-37 MISS SEATTLE.  multicolored graphics on light blue background on dark brown and white ceramic stein with gold trim. Magnificent handpainted illustration Signed by artist Dee Lightfoot. Circa 1957 to 1959 vintage (this was the former Slo-Mo-Shun V boat). 5.5" tall with a 2.85" diameter at the top; 4.5" across the bottom. the widest point is 6" across; at the handle. Colors are bright and crisp. does not appear to have ever been used. no flaws. Mint condition. A quality made item. I am pretty sure that this is unique; a one of a kind piece! This is one of the nicest display pieces I have seen from the "Golden Era".   150.00

heavy ceramic stoneware stein or mug. U-6 MISS MADISON on the front.  blue and yellow on light gray.. On the back side is the Gold Cup trophy and it reads MADISON GOLD CUP REGATTA 1979. On the base is the makers logo: Louisville Stoneware. Made in Kentucky. 4.75" tall with a 3.25" diameter. the widest point is 5" across; at the handle. Colors are bright and crisp. does not appear to have ever been used. no flaws. Mint condition. A quality made item.  49.50

heavy ceramic stoneware stein or mug. blue; brown and yellow on light gray. U-6 MISS MADISON on the front. On the back side is the 1981 Indiana Governor's Trophy.  A hot air balloon reads MADISON REGATTA. On the base is the makers logo: Louisville Stoneware. Made in Kentucky. 4.75" tall with a 3.25" diameter. the widest point is 5" across; at the handle. Colors are bright and crisp. does not appear to have ever been used. no flaws. Mint condition. A quality made item.  45.00

heavy ceramic stoneware stein or mug. blue; brown; greens and yellow on light gray. U-6 MISS MADISON. On the back side is the 1982 Indiana Governor's Trophy.  A hot air balloon reads MADISON REGATTA. On the base is the makers logo: Louisville Stoneware. Made in Kentucky. 4.75" tall with a 3.25" diameter. the widest point is 5" across; at the handle. Colors are bright and crisp. does not appear to have ever been used. no flaws. Mint condition. A quality made item.  42.50

Heavy glass stein; or mug. black and yellow illustration. U-6 MISS MADISON; MADISON INDIANA. 5.5" tall with a 3" diameter. the widest point is 5" across; at the handle. Colors are bright and crisp. does not appear to have ever been used. no flaws. Mint condition. Good looking piece. 69.50

Unusual mug or cup. red and blue on white. Pictures BILL MUNCEY ATLAS VAN LINES. On back it says OWENSBORO HYDROFAIR OWENSBORO KY - FEATURING THE 1978 APBA GOLD CUP. Made by Whirley Industries. Cup with handle has pedestal style base. Molded in hard vinyl plastic. Colors are bright and crisp. 4.25" tall with a 3 3/8" diameter. the widest point is 4.5" across; at the handle. Appears to be unused. no flaws. Mint condition. Can't be a common item; the only one I have ever seen!  18.00

Unusual mug or cup. Purplish pink and dark blue on white. MISS CIRCUS CIRCUS LAS VEGAS - RENO. This is the radically designed 4 point style boat, circa 1979-81 vintage. Made by Whirley Industries. Cup with handle has pedestal style base. Molded in hard vinyl plastic. Has removeable no-spill sipping top. It has a removeable, snap off base that has adhesive strip on the bottom, so can be applied to dashboard. Colors are bright and crisp. 4.25" tall with a 3 3/8" diameter. the widest point is 4.5" across, at the handle. unused. no flaws. Mint condition with colorful instructional tag still attached. Can't be a common item, the only one I have ever seen!   18.00

Ceramic coffee cup or mug. dark brownish pink, yellow and blue on white. MISS CIRCUS CIRCUS HOTEL-CASINO LAS VEGAS - RENO. This is the radically designed 4 point style boat, circa 1979-81 vintage. 3.5" tall with a 3.5" diameter. the widest point is 5" across, at the handle. Colors are bright and crisp.  does not appear to have ever been used. no flaws. Mint condition.  20.00

mug.  Ltd. Ed. HOLSET MISS MADISON U-6 hydroplane mug.  HOLSET MISS MADISON U-6 - WORLDS ONLY COMMUNITY OWNED HYDROPLANE. on the back it reads:  Sponsor: Holset Engineering Inc. Owner: Citizens of Madison, Inc. Driver: Ron Snyder, New Bremen Ohio. Engine: Holset Turbocharged Allison V-12.. on the base it has #74 in gold. Tall ceramic beer stein or mug. Sold in VERY limited quantity, to raise money each year for the MADISON race boat. I was told that there were only 100 done each year. A different boat was done each year. Hand numbered on the bottom in gold. Heavy ceramic, high glazed finish, multi-colors. Gold trim around top edge.  6.25" tall, and counting the handle, 5.25" wide. Actual mug is 3 1/8" diameter at the mouth. Unused, has never been exposed to the harsh detergents inside a dishwasher. No rubs, no nicks, no chips, no repairs, no flaws. MINT condition.  95.00

mug.  same as above HOLSET MISS MADISON stein, except #214 on the base.  mint condition.  95.00

mug.  different HOLSET MISS MADISON U6 hydroplane ceramic mug.    vintage, real McCoy. This is NOT a copy, NOT a modern day replica. Guaranteed authentic! Almost identical to the yearly Limited Edition mugs, but I am not sure if this one belongs to the same series. It is slightly heavier, a hair taller and not quite as well done as the others. note that this one is in black lettering. HOLSET MISS MADISON U-6, 30 YEARS OF RACING. boat is white, black, orange with red lettering and Valvoline logo on rear, The reverse side says: sponsor: Holset Engineering Inc. Owner: Citizens of Madison, Ind. World's only community owned hydroplane. Driver Mke Hanson. Engine: Holset Turbocharged Allison V-12. Heavy ceramic, high glazed finish, multi-colors. Gold trim around top edge. approx. 6.25" tall, and counting the handle, 5.25" wide. Actual mug is 3" diameter at the mouth. Unused, has never been exposed to the harsh detergents inside a dishwasher. Please NOTE that there is a hairline crack at top of handle; where it meets the body of the mug - there is tiny chip at bottom. Please see close-up photo. It still displays perfectly.    49.50

BARDAHL stickers Unser airplane hydroplane motorcycle.  1960's vintage. Mint; never used. One large 10" by 8.5" sheet of peel off stickers. Includes 2 small BARDAHL checkered flag logos; one of the same; but large size. The the BARDAHL Bobby Unser Formula race car; the BARDAHL #1 Racing Motorcycle, the BARDAHL racing airplane, BOBBY UNSER BARDAHL 1 Race Helmet and last, but not least, the U-1 MISS BARDAHL Unlimited Hydroplane race boat! The boat is is about 5.25" long, the airplane is approx. 5.7" long, the race car is roughly 5" by 2.5". 1960's vintage. Great display items. MINT, still has the peel off backing. Yellow, black and white.   12.50

glass.  MISS MADISON Hydroplane cocktail glass.  QUALITY MADE.  smaller 3.25" tall cocktail glass. Ornate gold leaf printing with illustration of the U-6 MISS MADISON that reads COMMUNITY OWNED HYDROPLANE. Note that the artwork of the hydroplane on this glass is racing diagonally. There are 3 other illustrations on the glass. illustration of building - MADISON BANK AND TRUST "OLDEST BANK IN INDIANA". illustration of CLIFF FALLS and illustration of LOOKOUT POINT HANOVER COLLEGE. This one has never been used, never seen the inside of a dishwasher. The gold is brilliant. The color and lettering are bright and vivid. absolutely no wear, no scratches, no chips. MINT condition!   32.50

ceramic tile.  1983 MADISON REGATTA hydroplane ceramic tile.  An unusual, and scarce piece. 6" square, high glaze ceramic tile. Black on white, reads MADISON REGATTA - 1983 DEAN CHENOWETH MEMORIAL RACE. Pictures 3 hydroplanes coming out of the turn: U18. U22 and U6 MISS MADISON. Has cork lining on the back with hanger hook. Can be used as a hot plate, or hung on the wall. Or, you can knock some tiles off your bathroom wall and start redecorating! Mint inside original, plain white display box. I have never seen another one!   39.50

matchbook.  Lee Schoenith Bill Cantrell GALE Hydroplane matchbook.   vintage, real McCoy. This is NOT a copy, NOT a modern day replica. Guaranteed authentic! Oversized book of matches. Issued circa 1955 or 1956. The front says ROOSTERTAIL UNLIMITED HOSPITALITY with small graphics of the GALE. Reverse has large illustration of the GALE with facsimile autographs of both LEE SCHOENITH and BILL CANTRELL. On the inside is advertising for the ROOSTERTAIL Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, Home of the GALE Race Boats. One match has been removed. There is a tiny "scrunch" in the rear upper right corner. The striker has not been used. Measures approx. 3" by 2". About the side of 2 normal matchbooks side by side. Made by Universal Match Corp. Detroit. NEAT display item! Near mint. The quarter is shown for size comparison, and is not included.   35.00

folk art.  funky 1956 SKIPPER PIN hydroplane folk art piece!  Unusual, unique, one of a kind Folk Art piece. Local artist made wooden, figural Unlimited Hydroplane Race boat with his jigsaw. Painted it red, black and white with a red and white checkerboard tail. He mounted this on a wooden ship's wheel. Above the boat, he screwed a 1956 SEATTLE SEAFAIR SKIPPER pin. There is a metal chain to hang it from nail on wall. All wood, except for the plastic skipper pin. No breaks, no cracks, no missing posts on the skipper - BUT he did run a small screw thru the pin, below the 1956 date. The value of the Skipper has been compromised by this young artist, but the uniqueness of this local artwork is of no doubt. A piece of racing history. The love of a young fan, a true devotee, decorating his house! Overall, it measures 6.5" across by 5.5" tall.   39.50

sticker.  Large approx. 3.8" diameter PAY 'N PAK TURBINE 25 sticker. has peel off adhesive back. unused, mint condition. bright and clean.  6.00

notepad.  Spiral bound notepad given out to journalists in 1989. approx. 4" by 8.5". Same color photo on front and back. 1969-88 10 TIME WORLD CHAMPION MISS BUDWEISER, World's Fastest Unlimited Hydroplane. 156.169 Avg. Speed 2 1/2 Mile course. Unused. Inside front cover is Official Scoring Form. First page gives the official people for New Contacts, and lists important addresses and phone numbers within the sport. There is a page listing 1946-1988 Unlimited Hydroplane Career Victories - drivers and owners. It has the 1989 race schedule. Page with Miss Budweiser 1988 Highlights with photo of the boat. Photos of Bernie Little, Jim Kropfeld and Ron Brown. listings of all the 1988 races with all the boats and how they finished each race. There is another page on how the turbine works. All together, there are 16 pages of photos and interesting stuff. THEN there is the complete, unused note pad! No flaws. Near mint plus to mint. Neat and unusual item.  10.00

sticker. mint circa 1960 MISS BARDAHL sticker decal.  Unused, measuring approx. 3" by 5". Dri-Mark decal. green, yellow, black. BARDAHL across top with illus. of can to the right, full shot of the boat and below that it says THE CHAMPION'S CHOICE!  The instructions on back say to remove slip sheet, apply to surface, squeeze firmly, carefully remove backing paper. Supposed to be done dry, with no water?  Unused, appears mint, have no idea if it will still work or not?  This photo is what it normally looks like, this other photo I have altered the lighting to help you to view it thru the paper. Neat and unusual item. 9.50

Very limited edition cachet envelopes.   each one is AUTOGRAPHED on the front.  each is Multicolored. SEAFAIR '84, AUGUST 5, 1984, LAKE WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, FREEDOM CUP UNLIMITED HYDRO RACES. Reads in small print "Flown by USCG Helo During Time Trials". Postmarked in Seattle, Washington on Aug 3, 1984 - the day of the Time Trials! Great full color graphics of a Jazz sax player wearing racing helmet, a USCG helicopter and an Unlimited Hydroplane Race Boat. Measures approx. 6.75" by 4". The original owner placed a note inside each envelope stating who signed it.   each is mint condition. bright and clean.
Autographed by GEORGE JOHNSON U-8.   "cover signed in Stan Sayres Memorial Pits - 3 Aug. 84 by GEORGE JOHNSON - owner/driver of U-8 EXECUTONE."   10.00
Autographed by JERRY SCHOENITH - MISS RENAULT - 1984.  "cover signed in Stan Sayres Memorial Pits - 3 Aug. 84 by JERRY SCHOENITH - owner of: U-3 MISS RENAULT."  10.00 
Autographed by STEVE REYNOLDS.   "cover signed in Stan Sayres Memorial Pits - 3 Aug. 84 by STEVE REYNOLDS - driver of U-10 MISS TOSTI ASTI."  10.00
Autographed by JERRY HOFF U-20. Multicolored.  "cover signed in Stan Sayres Memorial Pits - 3 Aug. 84 by JERRY HOFF - driver of U-20 KZOK MACHINE ROCK".  10.00
Autographed by the helicopter crew. Names appear to be: John ?, John Stoneman and Jeffrey L. P----- ASM3. "cover signed by USCG HELO 1464 CREW, AFTER FLIGHT OF COVERS OVER LAKE WASHINGTON - 3 aUG. 84."   7.00

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pennant.  SEAFAIR WEEK - LET'S GO SEATTLE with illustration of Seafair Pirate.  White on soft black felt.  White border with black tassels.  tip intact but shows a bit of wear.  Some wear to top edge of border.  VERY rare piece!  This is only the 2nd one I have ever seen.  excellent to near mint.  almost 26" long, not counting the tassels.   69.50

pamphlet.  MYR SHEET METAL Hydroplane promo flyer, circa 1970,  8 ½" by 11".   Promotional flyer gives facts and figures on the Rolls Royce Merlin 1650 c.i. engine inside the MYR Unlimited Hydroplane Race Boat. It tells why the big difference between the Rolls and the Allison engines. Printed on one side only. Vertical fold down center.  Oddball piece of ephemera, that must have been some kind of press release promo?  excellent.  7.50

STEVE REYNOLDS and the MISS 7-ELEVEN Unlimited.  Color photo with inset photo of him.  Printed on heavy postcard stock.  Large size, 8.5 by 11.  Reverse has advertising for the Southland Corp. with info about him and the boat.  circa 1988.  excellent.  6.00

pamphlet.  1986 Seafair Hydroplane Race promotional foldout poster from Miller High Life.  "American Racing - Legends Made the American Way".  unfolds to 24" by 18".  Writeups and bios on the inside.  it pictures: Ed "Ace McCulloch's drag racer; Danny Sullivan's Indy 500 Champion; Booby Allison and Bobby Hillin Jr's NASCAR stock cars; and of course CHIP HANAUER and the MILLER Hydroplane!  mint unused.  10.00

miniature 1986 posters of the above. backside is order form for the MILLER AMERICAN RACING hats, shirts, jacket.  2.00

bumper sticker.  PAY & PAK BACK IN 1980 - TURBINE POWER U-25.  boat is illustrated on fluorescent orange background.  very long. 20" by 3.5".  creased.  5.00

calendar.  THE SQUIRE SHOP COMMEMORATIVE CALENDAR July 1967 to December 1987.  9 different full color photos of the SQUIRE SHOP.  Each photo measures approx. 11" by 8.5".  has been used so there are minor tack holes.  very good plus.  5.00

note pad.  WINSTON EAGLE spiral bound note pad.  8" by 4".  unused lined paper.  Full color photo of WINSTON EAGLE on front an back cardboard cover.  unused.  near mint to mint.  8.50


HYDROPLANE KEY RINGS & KEYCHAINS

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brooch (not a keychain)  GALE V U-55.  figural plastic hydroplane boat. pale green.  a hair over 2.5" long.  no lettering but issued in 1963.  reverse has brooch pin.  no flaws.  very scarce!   37.50

keychain.  1968 TONAWANDA N.Y. INBOARD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP hydroplane Race.  approx. 1.25" by .75" not counting the loop or the chain.  copper/brass finish.  metal medallion.  nice raced image of hydroplane speedboat.  21.00

keychain.  GALE V U-55.  figural plastic hydroplane boat. pale green with blue and RED embossed lettering.  a hair over 2.5" long.  original foil label on base: 1963 GOLD CUP BOOSTER show minor wear.  no other flaws.  VERY scarce!  45.00

keychain.  GALE V U-55.  figural plastic hydroplane boat. pale green with blue embossed lettering.  a hair over 2.5" long.  original foil label on base: 1963 GOLD CUP BOOSTER.  no flaws.  scarce!  35.00

keychain.  TOWNE CLUB U-5.  figural plastic hydroplane boat.  white with red embossed lettering.  a hair over 2.5" long.  issued in 1972 and was a mail away premium from the sponsor.   piece broken off top of tail.  very scarce!  10.00

keychain.  TOWNE CLUB U-5.  figural plastic hydroplane boat.  red with black embossed lettering.  a hair over 2.5" long.  original foil label on base: 1972 GOLD CUP BOOSTER Spirit of Detroit Assn.  available for sale at the races.  no flaws.  scarce!  39.50

keychain.  ATLAS VAN LINES U-71.  figural plastic hydroplane boat.  white with blue embossed lettering.  a hair over 2.5" long.  original foil label on base: 1972 GOLD CUP BOOSTER Spirit of Detroit Assn.  no flaws.  scarce!  35.00

keychain.  MISS BUDWEISER HYDROPLANE.  black on gold "flicker" picture of the boat. Boat shows full rooster tail in the "flicker".   on the back is the Budweiser bowtie logo.  Miss Budweiser 200 MPH Unlimited Hydroplane.  encased in plastic.  approx.  2" by 1.5".   Issued in 1966.  near mint to mint.  22.50

keychain.  MISS BUDWEISER U-1 "World Champion Unlimited Hydroplane".  beautiful full color image sandwiched in clear plastic.  approx. 1.5" square.  Copyright dated 1982.  near mint to mint.  good looking!  12.50

keychain.  MISS BUDWEISER 1986 WORLD CHAMPION U-1.  diecut metal, colorful enamel "cloisonné" effect.  25th Anniversary 1962-87.  on the reverse it is stamped "Official Product - Special Back Die".  approx. 2.25" by 1.5".  mint.  12.00

keychain.  Budweiser's mascot - BUD MAN.  red and blue on white image of the caped hero.  encased in hard blue plastic, image is covered with clear plastic.   The reverse shows the Budweiser bowtie logo.  excellent and hard to find item!  12.50

keychain.  BUDWEISER RACING.  red and blue lettering with colorful logo on white.  encased in clear plastic, same on both sides.  a bit larger than 2" by 1 3/8".  unused.  mint.  6.00

keychain.  BUDWEISER RACING.  white lettering on red with b&w checkerboard edge.  encased in clear plastic, same on both sides.  a bit larger than 2" by 1 3/8".  unused.  mint.  6.00

keychain.  CIRCUS CIRCUS U-31.  oval shape.  1.5" long planchette has very colorful illustration of the boat, encased in plastic like coating.  Has locking ring attached.  very attractive!  unused.  mint condition.  10.00

keychain.  CIRCUS CIRCUS.  die-cut circular, 1.75" diameter.  antique gold finish.  illustrates the 4-point style boat they used.  phone numbers on back for the Reno and Las Vegas casinos.  Has eyelet hook on top.  no chain attached, but can be used as a keychain, necklace, charm.  unused, mint condition.  7.50

keychain.  CIRCUS CIRCUS.  thin brass token, approx. 2" diameter.  Deeply embossed in blue, is the CIRCUS CIRCUS U-31 hydroplane race boat.  near mint.  10.00

keychain.  U-25 RACING TEAM 2000.  2.25" diameter celluloid pinback (but specially made without a pin, but designed with an eyelet on back for keychain).  Full color photo of the boat.  This would fit right into everyone's pinback button collection also!  mint condition.  7.50

keychain.  APBA UNLIMITED RACING COMMISSION.  Celebrate '84, Anticipate '85.  Red on blue.  on the other side is closeup artwork of helmeted driver behind the wheel!  Reads: "Unlimited Hydroplanes - America's Fastest Race Boats!"  approx. 2.5" by 1", encased in plastic.  mint condition.  6.50

keychain.  early MISS MADISON.  multicolored, embossed into tin foil, encased in plastic case.  approx. 2" by6 1.25".  reverse says: Madison Indiana, Home of The Madison Regatta & Miss Madison U6.  circa 1962-63 - the tail of the boat still has the horizontal striping ala The Nitrogen.  The outer plastic case has a crack in it, on the back side.  Still displays very nicely.  excellent or better.  24.00

keychain.  early MISS MADISON.  multicolored, embossed into tin foil, encased in plastic case.  approx. 2" by 1.25".  reverse says: Madison Indiana, Home of The Madison Regatta & Miss Madison U6.  circa 1962-63.  the tail of the boat still has the horizontal striping ala The Nitrogen.  near mint to mint.  32.50

keychain.  MISS MADISON.  on back it says "NEW MISS MADISON 1978".  approx. 1" diameter blue and white photo of the boat inset into red plastic keychain.  Photo covered in clear plastic.  unused.  near mint to mint.  Hard to find!  25.00

keychain.  gold printing on black hard vinyl.  1975 CHAMPION SPARK PLUG UNLIMITED REGATTA, Marine Stadium, Miami Florida, May 18 - 1975.  The other side has large CHAMPION logo.  near mint to mint.  5.00

keychain.  LITE ALL STAR RACING.  raised lettering on approx. 1.25" square.  reverse is flat.  cast metal with bronze tone finish.  mint.  6.5

keychain.  SEAFAIR '86.  1.5" diameter metal coin with VERY detailed; high relief Seattle waterfront on the reverse.  shows ferryboat; Boeing jet; Mt. Rainier; Smith Tower; Space Needle; etc.  very attractive.  unused; mint condition.   10.00

keychain.  SEAFAIR.  white and green rayon.  logo printed on miniature windsock!  oddball item.  near mint.  5.00

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