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First Day Covers Motorsport
Shown below are images of some of my collection now for sale.
There are more available, please feel free to e-mail or call to see if I have something you've been searching for !
Hans Herrmann Signed Mercedes Cover
In mint condition, I have a First Day Cover depicting the 1955 Mercedes W196 driven by Fangio alongside Stirling Moss, and it's signed by Mercedes Works driver Hans Herrmann. Price :- £15.00+p+p
Tony Brooks -Connaught FDC
A really nice and unusual FDC commemorating 50 years since Tony Brooks won the Syracuse Grand Prix in his Connaught in 1955, ahead of Luigi Musso, and Luigi Villoresi, both driving Maseratis, and signed by the man himself, Tony Brooks. Price :- £35.00 +p+p
Tony Rolt Signed FDC
Probably better known for his Le Mans win in the Jaguar C-Type alongside Duncan Hamilton in 1953, and a fine 2nd in 1954 in the D-Type Jag, Rolt did drive in the very early days of F1 driving ERA and Connaught cars. He also finished 2nd in the 1948 Dutch GP driving for Alfa Romeo. Mint Condition. Price :- £15.00+p+p
Maurice Trintignant Signed FDC
A lovely image on this FDC of the beautiful Streamline Mercedes W196, from the 1954 French GP at Reims. The cover itself has a pre printed signature of top French Driver Maurice Trintignant, but it comes with an envelope with his real signature inside. (This applies to every one of this particular cover). It lists TrIntignant's VERY impressive career results inside the cover, including his 2 F1 GP wins at Monaco in 1955, and in 1958 ! Price :- £20.00 +p+p
Brabham/Brookes Signed FDC
A very special FDC c/w the signatures of Jack Brabham and Tony Brooks.This FDC features the Cooper Climax T-51 & Ferrari D246, at the 1959 Monaco GP. A rare cover with both these signatures on. Mint Condition. Price £69.00 +p+p.
Moss-Brabham Signed MGP Cover
An unusual mix of Cars and Bikes here, but a nice one. The First Day Cover commemorates the Golden Jubilee of the Manx Grand Prix (1973), and has some lovely period Manx GP stamps. But is signed by two of the Car Racing greats, Sir Stirling Moss, and Sir Jack Brabham ! In lovely condition. Price :- £49.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Eddie Lawson Signed FDC
This cover commemorates the Golden Jubilee of Silverstone Circuit (1945-1998), but unlike most of these covers, it has a top bike racing star's signature on it, that of 4 times 500cc World Champion, Eddie Lawson. Known as 'Steady Eddie', he was known for his lovely smooth consistent style, which belied his speed, and also his sheer determination on every bike he rode. (Cover is No.3 of 50) Price :- £25.00 +p+p
Clay Reggazoni Signed FDC
When F1 cars really did look like F1 cars to me. This cover features the very elegant 1975 Ferrari 312T. In this image Niki Lauda (Ferrari), leads Carlos Reutemann in his Brabham with Clay Reggazoni up close behind also in a Ferrari. Signed by Reggazoni. Price :- £39.00 +p+p
Jose Froilan Gonzalez Signed Cover
This cover commemorates the Golden Jubilee of Silverstone Race Circuit, 1948-1998. This is a very limited edition of only 50, signed by none other than the Argentine F1 great, Jose Froilan Gonzalez. Affectionately known as the 'Raging Bull', Jose scored Ferrari's very first F1 race win, very fittingly at Silverstone in 1950, and repeated this this feat in 1954 ahead of fellow Ferrari driver, Mike Hawthorn. Very nice condition cover c/w CoA. Price :- £69.00 +p+p
90th Anniversary TT FDC + Coin
This Great British Motorcycles Cover also commemorates the 90th Anniversary of the TT Races, and c/w a 1 Crown Coin for this, with one of the greats from the 1930s, Omobono Tenni riding his Moto Guzzi on his way to winning that year's Lightweight TT. Price :- £18.00 +p+p
Dan Gurney Signed Silverstone & Ferrari Cover
Commemorating 50 Years of Ferrari F1 Victories, this cover, is also from the 2001 British Grand Prix, exactly 50 years since Gonzalez took their first victory, at that very circuit. Signed by the late great Dan Gurney who drove for Ferrari in 1959 achieving two podium finishes. Price :- £49.00 +p+p
Chris Amon Signed FDC
Featuring an image from the 1967 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, showing the Brabham -Repco BT24s of Denny Hulme (2), and Jack Brabham (1), being followed by Chris Amon in his Ferrari 312. Signed by Chris Amon, Price :- £30.00 +p+p
Tony Brooks-Cliff Allison Signed
This First Day Cover, entitled 'The Prancing Horse' was brought out to commemorate the Centenary of Enzo Ferrari's birth, and the 75th Anniversary of the Italian Air Force. Signed by two of Ferrari's top drivers in the day, Tony Brooks MBE, and Cliff Allison. Very Nice condition, c/w CoA. Price :- £39.00 +p+p
Stirling Moss Signed Brooklands FDC
85 Years Of Making History At Brooklands, (1907-1992) is the subject of this First Day Cover. Starting the same year as the Isle Of Man TT races, this iconic Motor Racing Venue was the scene of some of the most incredible racing footage ever filmed.Date stamped 17-6-1992, and signed by the late great Sir Stirling Moss. In very nice condition,limited edition,No.56/99. Price:- £29.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Dan Gurney Signed FDC
This great little cover depicts Jim Clark just ahead of Dan Gurney at East London. Signed by the late great Dan Gurney who is unique in being the only American driver to win a F1 race in a car of his own manufacture. Dan was not only a successful racing driver, but also as a race car manufacturer and owner. He competed against all the greats such as Clark,Brabham, Hill, Stewart etc and was a much liked and equally respected driver. A sad loss. Mint condition cover. Price :- £49.00 +p+p.
Phil Hill Signed FDC
A lovely image showing Phil Hill in the 'Sharknose' Ferrari 156 in the 1961 Belguim GP at Spa.Phil started in Formula 1 with a race in a Maserati 250F, changing to Ferrari for 3 races with 2 podium places. He won his first F1 Grand Prix in a Ferrari D246 at Monza in 1960; however, he is remembered as the first USA World Champion in Formula 1. Mint Condition. Price :- £35.00 +p+p. (Sorry, now sold).
Tony Rudd Signed FDC
This cover showing Graham Hill driving the BRM P57 in 1962, is signed by the much respected designer Tony Rudd. Tony worked with BRM from 1962-69, and was very much a part of their great success during that period. In 1969 he left and went to Team Lotus where he was once again a very influential part in that teams success during his career there. Mint Condition. Price :- £19.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold)
Jackie Stewart-J.M.Fangio Signed FDC
Two of the sports greatest drivers, Juan Manuel Fangio, and Jackie Stewart have both signed this First Day Cover commemorating Bristol Motor Cars. Date stamped 13-10-1982. Excellent Condition, c/w CoA. Price :- £95.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Peter Gethin Signed First Day Cover
This FDC is signed by the very talented Peter Gethin. The first ever F5000 champion in 1969 in his McLaren, followed with good drives for BRM in F1 including a race win in the P160 Monza in 1971 as depicted on this FDC. Mint Condition. Price :- £19.00 +p+p.
John Miles Signed FDC
Very much known for driving the Lotus brand during his racing career, John Miles has signed this FDC featuring the Gold Leaf 72C. He drove this car as team mate to Jochen Rindt that year, as well as the 49C. A 5th in the 49 and a 7th & 8th in the 72 were his best results that year. He was the 1966 Autosport Champion in the Lotus Elan and was runner up in the 1967 British F3 championship driving for Lotus.Retired from F1 in '72 after the death of his team mate. Mint Condition. Price:- £16.00 +p+p
Mike Costin Signed FDC
Mike Costin, and fellow Lotus employee Keith Duckworth founded Cosworth, a racing engine design/development firm,(Cos from Costin, Worth from Duckworth) in 1958. Costin remained at Lotus in the early years of the company. Known for success with their early 60s Formula Junior engine, they are World Renown for the DFV the backbone of F1 for many years, and the perfect 'partner' for Chapman's Lotus 49 chassis. (Also have Duckwoth Signed Version). Mint Condition. Price :- £20.00 +p+p
Keith Duckworth Signed FDC
Keith Duckworth, and fellow Lotus employee Mike Costin, founded Cosworth, a racing engine design/development firm,(Cos from Costin, Worth from Duckworth) in 1958. Keith was often alone in the early years while Costin stayed at Lotus. Known for success with their early 60s Formula Junior engine, they are World Renown for the DFV the backbone of F1 for many years, and the perfect 'partner' for Chapman's Lotus 49 chassis. (Also have Costin Signed Version). Mint Condition. Price :- £20.00 +p+p
Nino Vaccarella Signed FDC
A much underated driver, Vaccarella, drove in F1 in the early 60s,driving Ferrari, Lotus, Porsche and De Tomaso. His Sports Car career includes, a Win at Le Mans, and the Nurburgring 1000km for Ferrari in '64,3 Targa Florio wins in '65,71 &75, and he partnered Andretti to a Sebring 12 Hour win ! Mint Condition. Price :- £19.00 +p+p.
Tony Brooks Signed FDC
Both Ferrari and Vanwall are featured on this cover, and Tony drove for both. He drove the Vanwall VW(57) to 4 victories as well as achieving 2 wins for Ferrari. If you love motorsport, and haven't got the room for posters, or prints, these First Day Covers are a great way of collecting pieces of racing history, and much sought after signatures, and all can be kept in a nice FDC file for years to come. No.144/200 Ltd Ed. Price :- £30.00 +p+p.
Maria -Teresa De Filippis Signed FDC
A lovely signature adorns this First Day Cover, as it's signed by MARIA-TERESA DE FILIPPIS who was the first lady ever to participate in a Formula 1 World Championship race. She drove a Maserati 250F several times in her homeland of Italy. The cover shows Fangio and Brookes in battle during the 1957 Monaco GP. Mint Condition. Price :- £18.00 +p+p.
Bette Hill Signed FDC
This mint condition FDC has a lovely image of husband Graham Hill driving the BRM P57 at Monza during his championship winning year, and is signed by his wife Bette, now sadly passed away. Bette was a constant sight in the paddocks of the world as she supported Graham during his racing career. Price :- £24.00 +p+p.
Jose Froilan Gonzalez Signed Ferrari FDC
This cover commemorates 50 years of Ferrari F1 victories, and this is the perfect signature to have on this cover as Gonzalez, affectionately known as the 'Raging Bull', scored Ferrari's very first F1 race win, very fittingly at Silverstone in 1951, and repeated this this feat in 1954 ahead of fellow Ferrari driver, Mike Hawthorn. Very nice condition cover c/w CoA. Price :- £69.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
Mike Hailwood signed FDC
This lovely Cover commemorates the most famous Motorcycle Races full stop, the Isle Of Man TT. Date stamped 29-5-74, the stamps show Stanley Woods winner of the 1935 Senior on his 'Bacon Slicer' 500 Guzzi, Freddie Frith Senior winner in 1937 on his Norton, Max Deubel and Emil Hoener sidecar winners in 1961, BMW, and Mike Hailwood's win in the 125cc race in 1961 aboard the works Honda. The cover is signed by Mike Hailwood. Price :- £85.00 +p+p (Sorry, now sold).
Jackie Oliver Signed FDC
FDC celebrating the Lotus 49B as well as the Cosworth engines, features the 1968 Mexican GP where Jackie Oliver finished in 3rd place driving a Lotus 49B. His racing career is one with a huge amount of interest from F1, F5000, Le Mans,Can -Am etc, a true all rounder. Mint Condition. Price :- £19.00 +p+p.
Dan Gurney Signed Silverstone Cover
Celebrating Silverstone's Golden Jubilee, (1948-1998), this First Day Cover is signed by the great American Driver, Dan Gurney. A sought after signature among collectors now, this cover is also Number 1 of only 50 produced. A nice addition to any serious collection ! Price :- £49.00 +p+p (Sorry, now Sold).
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