Robert "BOBBY" WATSON COLLYER SP JOCKEY TROPHY 1938
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Directory: Archives: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Plate: Pre 1940: item # 1155695
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Fiona Kenny Antiques
P.O. Box 11
Thorold, Ontario, Canada L2V 3Y7
|A fine quality silver plated horse racing trophy from 1939. This is the Bert E. Collyer Memorial trophy, and it was presented to the famous jockey Robert "Bobby" Watson (1913-1997). He rode over 1300 winners and dominated horse racing in Ontario in the 1940s, and was a Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee in 1998. He won a total of nine of the Classic races that would later form the official Canadian Triple Crown series including all three in 1945 (riding Uttermost). As well, he is the only three-time winner of the prestigious Canadian Championship, doing it in consecutive years. This particular 10" across and 5-1/8" high silver plated pedestal punch bowl was presented to Bobby Watson by the Hamilton (Ontario) Jockey Club Aug. 7th, 1939 for his ride on Filisteo. The award itself is stamped IS (for International Silver) OLD ENGLISH REPRODUCTION SILVER PLATE ON COPPER WMMTS G11 with a scratched 4460 identification number. It has fine engraving and a shell and gadroon border, and this award trophy would be a nice addition to any fan of Watson or of championship horse racing in Ontario. This item is in very good condition with no dents, bends, corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than some minor copper blush on two areas of the exterior and a patch of wear showing copper on the interior. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Expedited tracked parcel shipping to the U.S. starts at $37 (other spots may vary, xpressair is higher) - tracking and insurance are included in shipping quotes. Items paid with a credit card will be shipped to confirmed addresses only. We do ship internationally. All of our prices are in $US. PLEASE NOTE: we DO NOT accept PayPal, only VISA and MASTERCARD.|