Frank Arthur col­lec­tion

Head­lines Moss­green auc­tion


Frank Arthur was in at the be­gin­nings of speed­way and be­came one of our first star rid­ers, com­pet­ing with dis­tinc­tion in Eng­land from 1928 to 1934. A mem­ber of the pi­o­neer Aus­tralia ver­sus Eng­land test matches, he raced in 14 tests and cap­tained four. He also won two Bri­tish Cham­pi­onships and nu­mer­ous ma­jor events in Aus­tralia. But it was his post-rid­ing ca­reer as a pro­moter and spon­sor of new ta­lent that launched Frank to le­gend sta­tus, not just in the boom pre-war pe­riod, but in the aus­tere times that fol­lowed. Arthur is cred­ited with in­tro­duc­ing mid­get car and stock car speed­way and pro­moted at the Syd­ney Show­ground, Syd­ney Sports­ground and Bris­bane Ex­hi­bi­tion Ground tracks for many years. He passed away in Septem­ber 2007 but re­mained a pow­er­ful force within the sport right to the end and was posthu­mously in­ducted into the Aus­tralian Speed­way Hall of Fame. On Sun­day Novem­ber 27, 2016, a col­lec­tion of Frank Arthur’s tro­phies will be auc­tioned by Moss­green at their premises at 926-930 High Street, Ar­madale in Mel­bourne. The lots in­clude a 9 carat yel­low gold hel­met won by Frank in the 1928 UK sea­son, a Ster­ling Sil­ver “Scot­tish Gold Hel­met” from 1929, a Ster­ling Sil­ver and leather sash, and a col­lec­tion of eight Ster­ling Sil­ver tro­phies. Moss­green con­ducted a very suc­cess­ful auc­tion of fel­low speed­way pi­o­neer Billy La­mont’s tro­phies and mem­o­ra­bilia last year and are con­fi­dent the Arthur col­lec­tion will achieve sim­i­lar re­sults. For full de­tails see www.moss­ or call (03) 9508 8888.

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