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Edgar Jessop enjoys a Pimms

A Collection of Automotive Memorabilia

It is with humble pride that we present an assembly of old tat rare and sought after automobilia belonging to the Rt. Hon. Edgar A. Jessop VC, MBE, DSO and (mainly) Bar*. The items have been carefully selected** from a collection spanning over 100 years of aviation and automotive history, and will be of great interest to collectors whose spouses are sufficiently understanding to allow this stuff in the house.

* with grateful acknowledgements to Edgar's creator, the sadly missed Ian Norris
** i.e. the rest was either in poor repair, of unknown function, actively dangerous or illegal. None of the above is mutually exclusive

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1956 Original Rallye Monte Carlo Plate

Number 109, Renault 4 CV

This Monte Carlo Rally plate is in lovely original condition. It was driven to class second by the well-known Belgian driver Gilberte Thirion and her co-driver, Lise Renaud. Gilberte won the Tour of Corsica Rally that same year.

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Vintage leather flying helmet

Probably 1930s/40s. In excellent, wearable condition

A really nice leather flying helmet that would also give great service as a vintage style driving helmet. We know this because it was recently to be seen behind the wheel of a rather splendid XK120. Splendid for keeping your ears warm!

Lovely lustre to the leather and the sheepskin lining...

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Teardrop Pilot's Goggles

Probably German from WW2

This is an interesting piece. It's a pair of aircrew goggles, probably of WW2 German origin.It comes with its original metal case and a pair of spare lenses in a soft bag. There's very slight discolouration in the right-hand lens and one of the spare lenses has deformed, possibly because of...

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WW1 Pilot's Goggles

Yellow tinted lenses, with case

These first world war aviator's goggles have yellow tinted lenses and leather face pads. The elastic headband has stretched somewhat but the adjusters work perfectly so it's possible to get a secure fit. The leather face pads would benefit from a dab of leather moisturiser, but are in excellent...

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WW2 RAF Flying Jacket

Unusually good condition with no cracking

We don't often see an RAF aircrew jacket as good as this one. It probably dates from around 1942 and is in fine, wearable condition. The leather is supple and free of cracks and the zips work smoothly. The lining is exceptionally good. There's some minor wear to the sheepskin near the waist...