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Author Topic: Harness Memorabilia Finds  (Read 2455 times)
BabyFireFly
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« on: August 14, 2010, 10:48:33 PM »

 Today, while searching a local antiques place I came across a 1962 USTA Yearbook, and about a dozen original postcards and photos of Monticello Raceway ranging from circa 1959-1967.

Got them all for $10

Anyone else ever find good stuff like that?
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2010, 10:59:40 PM »

Today, while searching a local antiques place I can across a 1962 USTA Yearbook, and about a dozen original postcards and photos of Monticello Raceway ranging from circa 1959-1967.

Got them all for $10

Anyone else ever find good stuff like that?
Always !!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 07:00:17 AM »

  Bought an oil painting of Greyhound (18" X 22") in full flight. Signed Marilyn Privitere  off ebay for $1.  Was not in the harness category so I assume that's why it was overlooked. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010, 07:05:56 AM »

  Bought an oil painting of Greyhound (18" X 22") in full flight. Signed Marilyn Privitere  off ebay for $1.  Was not in the harness category so I assume that's why it was overlooked. 
I've got pictures of Patty in the winners circle when she was and slim!
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2010, 07:08:44 AM »

I've got pictures of Patty in the winners circle when she was and slim!
Left out a word, 'young and slim'
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2010, 08:47:11 AM »

  Who's Patty?
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2010, 10:32:11 AM »

I have several yearbooks and sire and dam books. They aren't hard to find. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2010, 11:11:41 AM »

I haven't found much standardbred stuff, but in the west, thats understandable.  Did find a lot of 6 tobacco tin wrappers that were like new once. Gave $6 for them, donated one to the Alberta standardbred assn. to auction off for chrarity and it brought $85.00.

Couple of months ago found a large book titled "The Thoroughbred 1900-1925" .   Lot of pictures, and descriptions of their family line and conformation of the (then) current offspring.  That was at an estate sale for $5. 

One old harness token I did find was a gold coin in a plastic wrapper. Found that in Monterey in a shop. It is a commemorative coin for the inaugural harness meet at Pomona, Fairplex park and dated 1986. Paid $2 for that.
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2010, 08:03:10 AM »

OGM,

I just scored a talio crome print of Palenske's etching of Greyhound for $25. A regular lithograph print of the piece sold at auction for $1000 and I see some gallery auctions getting $400-$600 for the plain prints.
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010, 12:20:04 AM »

  Found a large ceramic bowl (no maker marks) advertising the '64' Jug done in 24k gold trim with past winners ect...on eBay for, as I recall, $34.00.  My guess is it was a giftshop article at one time.  Sadly, wife accidently broke it, and I have yet to find anything like it.
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010, 02:18:08 PM »



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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010, 10:22:27 PM »

I got a Kiev Hanover win picture with Jim Morand driving, winning a stakes race (International Stallion Stakes ?) for a buck, that i may get him to autograph and try to sell for $3 ... Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2010, 10:45:07 PM »

Many, many libraries of harness racing materials that people have spent lifetimes accumulating, simply end up in the trash (it's happen so many times and will happen so many more times), because that's how most family members view the items.

 Saw some trophy bowls recently (don't recall if it was Riegle or Haughton) go for dirt cheap on ebay.

 eBay is a buyers market and the sale of many harness racing items don't recover a reasonable amount, as compared to the time spent to prepare the add (solid description necessary), shoot the photo's, and ship the item when sold.

 

 
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2010, 11:03:40 PM »

I've got some Bret Hanover shoes I found in the barn yesterday, and their for sale Wink
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2010, 12:30:44 AM »

I've got some Bret Hanover shoes I found in the barn yesterday, and their for sale Wink
             I'm sorry for the cynicism , but are they autographed by Bret ??

        Why would they be found in a barn and not in a safe place ??  You would think they would be in a glass case with other memorabilia you must have .

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         Sorry just a little payback Don !!
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2010, 10:00:47 AM »

At least your "on topic" Phil Wink
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2010, 10:36:24 AM »

Anybody know what the Invitationals at Sportsman's Park were going for in 1964?

 Was tidying up some piles and came across some 1964 programs from Northville and Jackson.

 The Northville's include the Mich Colt Stakes and one of the horses (Knoxon; 3YO) won two Invites at Sportsman's.
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2010, 10:50:39 AM »

The 1963 Initational Trots went for 7,500.

 The following from July 1965:
CHICAGO DOWNS
at Sportman's Park
Five-Eighths Mile Track
Cicero, Ill.

SIR PAINTER WINS $10,000 3-YEAR-OLD INVITATIONAL

Sir Painter, 2 to 1 favorite, took the featured $10,000 Invitational Pace for 3-year-olds at Sportsman's Park with a brilliant stretch drive in the excellent clocking of 2:001/5. A crowd of 14,969 watched a thrilling race from start to finish as first Roswell, then Nelson Guy, then Carbon Copy and then Roswell again changed in the role of pacemaker.

Cleverly rated by Dwayne Pletcher, Sir Painter raced in fourth position to the head of stretch to wear down the leaders relentlessly. Roswell battled it out gamely to the wire but succumbed by a neck. Tarport Prince was 2-1/2 lengths back third in the field of six. Bullet Van was a late scratch. For Sir Painter it was the third straight victory and the third time in a row that he lowered his best mark for the mile.


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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2010, 07:44:19 PM »

have a pair of shoes worn by cardigan bay given to me by the trainer
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