A Selection of sets relating to Speedway

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J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Wembley Speedway Stars 1st Series 1999 Wembley Speedway Stars 1st Series 1999 LT15 - Always in the top flight of British speedway teams, the Wembley Lions included many of the sport’s top stars in the 1940s and ‘50s, as we see in this set of black and white pictures among them the Williams brothers of whom Fred became the first Welshman to win the World Championship, Tommy Price England’s first World Champion, England captain Bill Kitchen and a host of other memorable riders whose achievements are described on the backs, which also bear the Lions’ emblem. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Wembley Speedway Stars 1st Series 1999

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT15 in set

£10.00

J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Belle Vue Speedway Aces 2001 Belle Vue Speedway Aces 2001 LT24 - Manchester Belle Vue is synonymous with top class speedway and over the years has attracted the greatest riders, as we see in these black and white photographs of stars from the late 1920s right through to the present (2003), including legendary names like Bill Kitchen, Ove Fundin, Sprouts Elder, twice world-title winner Peter “The Mighty Atom” Craven and Peter Collins runner-up in 1968 when he rode with a cracked left leg and 300 stitches following an accident at Belle Vue only six days earlier. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Belle Vue Speedway Aces 2001

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT24 in set

£16.00

J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Sheffield Tigers Speedway Post-War Legends 2001 Sheffield Tigers Speedway Post-War Legends 2001 LT24 - This series of black and white photograph-based portraits (origin not stated, except for the card for Bruce Semmens, acknowledged “picture reproduced with permission from ‘Ice One Bruce’”) features Sheffield Tigers speedway stars from the 1940s to the 1990s including Jack Kitchen (newphew of the great Bill), the Moran brothers from California, Reg “Mr Sheffield Speedway” Wilson (born a stone’s throw from Owlerton), Sean Wilson (“Captain Marvel”) who led the Tigers to the League Championship in 1999 (no relation to Reg) and the two Williams brothers Stan and Len. Informative texts on the backs. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Sheffield Tigers Speedway Post-War Legends 2001

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT24 in set

£16.00

J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Speedway All Time Greats 1st Series 1999 Speedway All Time Greats 1st Series 1999 LT24 - This set features some of the great stars of the dirt track who thrilled crowds at Belle Vue, Wembley etc., including Ove Fundin, Lionel Van Praag, Bluey Wilkinson, Barry Briggs, Bill Kitchen and Peter Craven, with brief details on the card backs. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Speedway All Time Greats 1st Series 1999

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT24 in set

£16.00

J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Speedway All Time Greats 2nd Series 1999 Speedway All Time Greats 2nd Series 1999 LT24 - Here we see Wembley Lions’ Tommy Price, World Champion in 1948, on his bike, Ole Olsen three times World Champion in the 1970s and several others who won the world crown in the 1960s and ‘70s, plus dear old Vic Huxley, the Australian who took British racing by storm in the 1930s. The backs give the name and team details on the back. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Speedway All Time Greats 2nd Series 1999

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT24 in set

£16.00

J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Speedway All Time Greats 3rd Series 2000 Speedway All Time Greats 3rd Series 2000 LT24 - Twenty-four big names in Speedway smile from these black & white photographs, ten of them World Champions including four-times winner Hans Nielsen and two triple winners Tony Rickardsson and Erik Gundersen, with representatives from most of the major teams, Belle Vue Aces, Wimbledon Dons, Sheffield Tigers, Wembley Lions etc., as shown on the cards backs. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Speedway All Time Greats 3rd Series 2000

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT24 in set

£16.00

J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Speedway Personalities in Action 1st Series 2000 Speedway Personalities in Action 1st Series 2000 LT24 - As the title suggests this set contains photos of speedway riders in action on the track, together with a small face portrait inset. Many stars from the 1950s and ‘60s are featured such as Ole Olsen, Ivan Mauger, Eddie Reeves, Ove Fundin etc., whilst the card backs give interesting details about the rider. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Speedway Personalities in Action 1st Series 2000

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT24 in set

£16.00

J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Speedway Personalities in Action 2nd Series 2000 Speedway Personalities in Action 2nd Series 2000 LT24 - These really are action photos and you can see the dirt flying. Each also has a miniature inset head and shoulders picture and descriptive backs, just a few lines which make all the difference. Included are Terry Betts, the brilliant international who began with Norwich as a teenager in 1960, two of the five Collins brothers who were all talented riders, and Dave Jessup who became England team manager after a long and distinguished career in the saddle. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Speedway Personalities in Action 2nd Series 2000

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT24 in set

£16.00

Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 1st Series Inaugural Season (2002) Speedway Programme Covers 1st Series Inaugural Season (2002) LT24 - The first official speedway meting in England was held at King’s Oak in Essex on 19th February 1928, the programme for which is on the first card in this series. Inaugural season programme covers from other dirt tracks include Crystal Palace, Harringay, Stamford Bridge, West Ham, White City London and White City Manchester, Perry Barr, Sheffield and Leeds. Note the programme for Brighton is from their final meeting in July 1928, only four weeks after the track opened. Details on the card backs, size 90 x 64mm.
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Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 2nd Series The Early Years (2003) Speedway Programme Covers 2nd Series The Early Years (2003) LT24 - A sudden burst of interest in Speedway led to tracks being opened all round the country in 1928 and 1929, some short-lived like Exeter’s which was closed almost immediately ‘owing to court action’. Some of the programme covers from the early years, reproduced in colour, are works of art, wonderfully nostalgic and advertising such encounters as Max Grosskreutz v Ron Johnson and Vic Huxley v ‘Whirlwind’ Baker. Size 90 x 64mm
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Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 3rd Series More Early Years 1920/30s (2003) Speedway Programme Covers 3rd Series More Early Years 1920/30s (2003) LT24 - Followers of speedway loved the first two of these series and this third set continues to recall the pioneering days of dirt-track riding beginning with the programme covers for the 1931 England v Australia Speedway Test Match at Leicester Stadium, followed by other meetings from the 1929 to 1931 period at venues such as Brandon (Coventry), Wombwell (Sheffield) and White City (Glasgow, not London), with the track’s history on the backs. Size 90 x 64mm
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Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 4th Series The Fabulous 40s 2004 Speedway Programme Covers 4th Series The Fabulous 40s 2004 LT24 - Subtitled “The Fabulous 40s”, this new series from Aston Cards takes us forward from “the early years” to the period immediately after the war when old tracks re-opened and new ones were inaugurated. The fronts of these cards reproduce programme covers and the backs are a mine of information, for example Wembley Speedway at the Empire Stadium, home to “the Lions” , League Champions in 1946, ’47 and ’49, National Trophy winners in 1938 and British Speedway Cup Winners in 1947. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 5th Series More Early Years 1930s (2005) Speedway Programme Covers 5th Series More Early Years 1930s (2005) LT24 - Aston Cards are clearly on a roll, with an apparently inexhaustible supply of pre-war speedway programmes. In this 5th Series we see reproductions of covers dating from the late ‘20s to 1939 at such venues as Wembley (“the Ascot of the Speedways”), Stamford Bridge (home to the ‘Pensioners’), Crystal Palace (the programme features a match v Norwich), Lea Bridge (cover shows the great Sprouts Elder in action), plus lesser-known tracks such as Holbeach, Lincs. Full details on the backs. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 6th Series More Early Years 1920/40s (2006) Speedway Programme Covers 6th Series More Early Years 1920/40s (2006) LT24 - This further batch of twenty-four programme covers from speedway’s early years includes on from West Ham with the largest capacity of any stadium in England (120,000), the cover from the first every meeting at Walthamstow on 16th August 1934, White City Manchester ( “We’ll buy your old card for cash”), White City Cardiff, White City Glasgow and, of course, White City London, down to the short-lived Caxton circuit, home to the Newmarket Motorcyle Club “years of operation 1931”, but the programme is from May 1932. Size 90 x 64mm
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Aston Cards Motoring Speedway Programme Covers 7th Series More Fabulous 40s (2008) Speedway Programme Covers 7th Series More Fabulous 40s (2008) LT24 - Another nostalgic collection of programme covers reproduced in colour takes us back to the immediate post-war years when big crowds packed stadia around the country to enjoy the thrills and spills of speedway. Included are well-known tracks like Harringay, why are they called “The Canaries” in the 1930s, I wonder, surely that should have been Norwich’s nickname but they were called “The Stars”, Tand lesser-known tracks such as Eastbourne whose programme warns “Weather permitting. Betting strictly prohibited.” Size 90 x 64mm.
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J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Speedway Riders From Overseas 1st Series 2006 Speedway Riders From Overseas 1st Series 2006 LT24 - Many of the top riders in British speedway before and after the war were from Australia, Scandinavia and North America. In this selection of black and white photographs we meet the likes of Billy Lamont, the “Aussie Cyclone” whose neck-or-nothing style made him speedway’s first superstar, Australian Test team captain Vic Huxley who broke records all over the country, and West Ham star Canadian-born Eric Chitty captain of the ENSA team entertaining the troops. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Speedway Riders From Overseas 1st Series 2006

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT24 in set

£16.00

J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Stars of Bradford Speedway 2004 Stars of Bradford Speedway 2004 LT24 - Black and white pictures of Bradford riders, mostly from the immediate post-war period, but in the case of Neil Evitts, up to 1990 when the Dukes closed. Among the big names is Max Grosskreutz who we have seen elsewhere, the Australian came to England in 1923 to ride for Lea Bridge and starred for Australia in the first test held in England, before joining Bellue Vue, retired in 1936 to manage Norwich and finished up at Bradford after the war. Size 89 x 64mm
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Stars of Bradford Speedway 2004

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT24 in set

£16.00

J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Stars of London Speedway 2002 Stars of London Speedway 2002 LT24 - The 1930s to 1950s were the golden years for speedway and here we find many of the legendary riders from that period who at one time or another were to be found making the cinders fly at Crystal Palace, Harringay, Hackney, New Cross, Walthamstow, Wembley, West Ham or Wimbledon. On the backs of the black and white photos were learn of their track successes, in many cases careers interrupted by war service. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Stars of London Speedway 2002

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT24 in set

£16.00

J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Stars of Midland Speedway 1st Series 2006 Stars of Midland Speedway 1st Series 2006 LT24 - These legends of the Midland tracks are pictured in black and white head and shoulders photos, and the backs reveal some of the career highlights which made these riders heroes to the fans. Among them is Ole Olsen the Danish three-times World Title winner who also captained Coventry to two League Championships and fellow Dane, four-times World Champion, Hans Neilsen. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Stars of Midland Speedway 1st Series 2006

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT24 in set

£16.00

J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Wembley Speedway Stars 2nd Series 2000 Wembley Speedway Stars 2nd Series 2000 LT21 - The majority of these twenty-one stars were riding in the late 1920s and the 1930s, but a few date from the 1960s. Some we have met before in other J F Sporting sets, names from Speedway’s hall of fame such as Ove Fundin, Billy Lemont and Lionel Van Praag who was World Champion at Wembley in 1936. J F Sporting’s text says he “served in the R.A.A.F during the war and was awarded the George Medal.” Good black and white pictures with descriptive backs. Size 90 x 64mm
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Wembley Speedway Stars 2nd Series 2000

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT21 in set

£16.00

Aston Cards Motoring Wimbledon Speedway Stars 1929-1939 (2002) Wimbledon Speedway Stars 1929-1939 (2002) LT24 - The stars in this set were all professional motorcycle speedway riders for Wimbledon Dons who raced at Wimbledon Stadium. These cards were issued when the ‘Dons’ had just reformed after an eleven year absence and picture riders from the golden age of the sport such as Australian Vic Duggan, Eric French, American Benny Kaufman, German Alfred Rumrich, Ron Howes, Wal Phillips, Syd Jackson, Vic Huxley who had transferred to Harrigay but returned to Wimbledon when the club resigned mid-season, “Cyclone” Billy Lamont and Jim Kempster. Sadly the backs contain no information on the riders except for name, date, club & country. The rest of the space is an advert for Thursday race nights and the slogan “Up the Dons”. Sadly by 2005 the club closed for good. Cards size 92 x 64mm.
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Wimbledon Speedway Stars 1929-1939 (2002)

Aston Cards - LT24 in set

£16.00

J.F.Sporting Collectibles Motoring Stars of Scottish Speedway 2002 Stars of Scottish Speedway 2002 LT25 - The speedway stars featured are from the 1940s and ‘50s and include a fair smattering of Australians and Scandinavians. Among the antipodeans is Jack Young who signed for Edinburgh and became, in 1951, the first Second Division rider to win the World Championship. Size 90 x 64mm.
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Stars of Scottish Speedway 2002

J.F.Sporting Collectibles - LT25 in set

£17.50

Players Motoring Speedway Riders 1937 Speedway Riders 1937 50 -
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Speedway Riders 1937

Players - 50 in set

£90.00

Hill Boxing Celebrities of Sport (issued by R & J Hill issue) 1939 Celebrities of Sport (issued by R & J Hill issue) 1939 50 -
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