Record Breaker Set to Bring in the Bidders
A unique collection of early 20th century motorcycling achievements won by and awarded to Mr H H Breach on Norton motorcycles are going under the Charterhouse hammer in Sherborne on Friday 20th January.
“It is a fascinating archive relating to Mr H Breach and his business partner, Mr D O’Donovan, who were awarded 80 world class records for riding a 3 ½ hp Norton motorcycle and sidecar.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “Records set include motorcycle and sidecar 12 hours and 600 miles endurance race which must have been a very demanding and very gruelling event.”
The H H Breach collection is being offered for auction on behalf of the recipients Grandson who lives in The New Forest. Having owned the collection for many years, during which time it has been moved and stored in at least three attics, the Grandson has now decided to let someone else enjoy the archive.
Included in the archive are a wide range of items. There is a large silver bowl inscribed to Breach for coming first at Brooklands in 1921 with a speed of 58.90 mph, there are numerous silver medallions for speed trials won and broken at Brooklands, two bronze British Motor Cycle Racing Club plaques, his BARC members badges 1930-39, Brooklands Aero Club members badges 1936-37, numerous silver medallions for speed trials won and broken 1921 & 1923, letters, documents and other ephemera, all of which is estimate at £2,000-3,000 when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in Sherborne in their automobilia auction.
Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their winter programme of auctions including pictures, prints, books and antiques in January with a special section of automobilia. They are also taking entries for their February specialist sales of classic and vintage motorcycles closely followed by classic and vintage cars being held at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.
For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email items for valuation at email@example.com