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First Choice for Collectors...

3rd August 2020

Lawrences in Crewkerne prove to be a popular choice for collectors looking to sell their prized lots and in Partnership with Transport Collector Auctions, they will be selling two celebrated collections on the 17th and 18th November. 

The John Maitland Motor Racing Photographic Archive and Library to be sold on the 17th November consists of about 1000 photographs of mainly 1920s and 1930s motor racing.  Included in the collection is a photograph of George Eyston, seated in an MG K-Type at Brooklands estimated at £100-200.

There is also an excellent library of mainly Motor Racing books and literature, with many unusual and rare examples being offered as part of the collection.

The Bryan Goodman Social Motoring Photographic Archive and Library to be sold on the 18th November is a world renown collection comprising approximately 20,000 photographs of road transport dating between 1895 and 1949 is being offered in lots of individual marques and themes.

The collection also includes enamel signs and ephemera and a good reference library.

The Brooklands scene was photographed at Brooklands on 6th May 1933 following the 3-hour Junior Car Club International Trophy.  Standing in white overalls, talking to Cecil Kimber is Eddie Hall who had just finished 2nd in the race using the MG works K3 Magnette – the lady behind in the dark overalls is Mrs ‘Bill’ (Elsie) Wisdom who finished 3rd in her K3, and Earl Howe coming 2nd in the third K3, making a significant 1-2-3 class win for MG. Estimate £100-200.

Won by another famous name, Archie Frazer Nash in 1923, also at Brooklands, was a Silver Cup  estimated at £250-300.  Nash partnered Mr Godfrey to manufacture GN cyclecars throughout the 1910s and 1920s, and then launched Frazer Nash sports cars in 1927. 

The two-day sale also includes automobilia and a one-owner Collection of Historic Cycling.

Production is well underway.  Be sure to contact Peter Card at Transport Collector Auctions if you wish to consign to this sale on 01460 55955 or

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