An evening with Fangio
PREVIEW: ephemera, transport & sport auction, special auction services, Newbury, 20 april
An 80th Birthday Gala Dinner was held at London’s Dorchester Hotel on 24 June 1991 to honour motor racing ace, Juan Manuel Fangio. An interesting selection of ephemera from this event is included in SAS’s sale on 20 April. The star item has to be the Fangio-signed programme with attendees list, plus a personal invitation that has Murray Walker’s signature on the envelope. The estimate for this is £100-200. For Morgan fans there is an original, framed acrylicon-canvas painting by Brian Chapman of a Jap-engined three-wheeler that also carries a £100200 estimate. There’s also 30 of the 36-part set of Motor Repair and Overhauling magazines published in 1939 (estimated at £3050). For hours of happy browsing there is a selection of older Ordnance Survey and later Landranger series maps that is also estimated at £30-50.