Vintage 1944 Motorcycle Stunt Photo Indian 2 Riders
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Sold Date: 03/01/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Vintage 1944 Motorcycle Stunt Photo Indian 2 Riders Putt Mossman And Grace Conrad Ride Piggy Back No Hands On Beloved Indian Stunt Bike At 60 MPH!!! This Is Just A Fantastic Group Of Photo's Originally Held In 2 Ring Album. All Are Circa 1944 Tour Photo's 7.5 X 4.5" Overall Image Size Is 4 X 4.5" Some Of These Pic's Heve Edge Wear Which In All Cases Could Be Easily Trimmed Without Interfering With The Integrity Of The Photo Are Effecting Image At All. Otherwise Condition Is Excellent With Only Very Minor Surface Wear.A Little More History On These Pieces...Spike Who I Purchased This Collection From In Pieces Over The Last Few Weeks Is The Grand Nephew Of Grace Conrad (His Beloved Aunt Gracie) Who Was An Incredible Woman As Well As Daredevil And Speed Rider Of The Early Days Of Motorcycles. She Was Also The Lover Of Putt Mossman Who Literally Collected World Records In Riding, Horseshoes, The High Kick...Crazy Stuff. Putt Had His Own Daredevil Motorcycle Stunt And Speed Show And Toured With A Bevy Of Beautiful Female Stunt Riders Worldwide. Go Cart Racing Was Very Dear To Him As Well And He Spent Several Years At Lea So. England In The 30's To Try To Revive Interest In The Sport. Putt Jumped Cars Motorcycles People Rivers You Name It And Claimed He Could Do It Because He refrained From The Use Of Alcohol And Tobacco. When Mary Grace Conrad Passed Away In he Early 70's It was Spike Who Was Tasked With Cleaning Out Her House And It Was He Who Maintained The Collection Until Now. This Is An Absolutely Mind Boggling Find. He Has Now Made These Photographs Available For The First Time, Many Never Before Published Or Seen Publicly. Some Candid Views Into Putt And Grace's Life On The Road.I Now Hold The Trademarks And All Rights To These Photo's And They Are Being Sold Collector To Collector With No Rights Implied Nor Given. If You Wish To Reproduce Or Publish Simply Contact Me.This Is A Once In A Lifetime Collection You Snooze You Lose On These!!! OK, Very Exciting Collection T Is A Lot To Say So Please Bear With Me...I Just Acquired This Collection From The Nephew Of Grace Conrad Who Was A Pioneer Among Women Riders She Was Also An Assistant To Putt Mossman Infamous World Record Collector And Motorcycle Daredevil Showman (Herself A Very Formidable Stunt and Daredevil Rider, She Performed The "Wall Of Flame" Stunt As Well As Shot From The Back Of A Bike) From The Early Days Of Riding. Grace Was One Of The Founding Members Of The AMA (Her Founders Pin Is On Auction) In The 40's And Continued To Ride As A Member On The Tour Circuits For Decades. I Will Be Including A Copy Of Her AMA Membership Cards As A Personal COA To The Provenance Of These Pieces With Every Winning Bid As Belonging To The Grace Conrad Collection. In Addition To Her AMA And Harley Pins Grace Also Toured With Putt On The Go Cart Circuit Of The 30's And 40's And Included Are Her Own Enamel Pins. Absolutely Incredible Museum Quality Collection Every One Purchased Personally From Her And Putt's Nephew. Every Piece In Near Mint Condition Many On Original Cards I'm Starting Them All At $0.99 Each One A Fantastic Piece Enjoy!!Shipping Is Easy $2.90 *****PLEASE READ BEF ORE BIDDING*****PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING*****PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING*****PLEASE READ*****OK, I've Been Doing This For 10+ Years Now. I've Never Needed An "Idiot" Clause Until Now. If You Look At My Auctions Over Time YouWill See I Do My Best To Bring You The Best, Most Bizarre, Obscure, Scarce And Rare Pieces I Can Find. This Is Time Consuming As Well. I Ship Twice Weekly Monday Boxes Ship. Thursday Flats Go Out. Please Be Assured I Do My Best To Get Everything Out In A Timely Manner. I Also Pride Myself On The Quality Of My Packing. My Shipping Includes Cost Of Envelopes Packing Material Etc. And Is Far From High, I Will Always Combine Wins For 1 Ship Fee. 90% Of My Items Will Arrive Within A Week. If You Do Not Recieve After 2 Weeks Please Contact Me Through The E-Bay System For Status. Remember You Love The Item Or I Refund. Pe...
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