THIRTEEN ITEMS RELATING TO THE YACHT SEA BIRD AND FREDERICK B. THURBE... Lot 893

LOT 893 Seller's Estimate: USD 1,000 - 1,500

THIRTEEN ITEMS RELATING TO THE YACHT SEA BIRD AND FREDERICK B. THURBER 1) Portrait of Thurber painted by David Swasey (American, 20th Century). Thurber depicted wearing a necktie with the flying fish insignia of the Ocean Cruising Club. Burgees of the Cruising Club of America, New York Yacht Club, Ocean Cruising Club and Rhode Island Yacht Club are depicted in the upper right corner. Signed lower right. Oil on canvas, 27.75" x 24.75" sight. 2-5) Four cloth burgees: New York Yacht Club, Ocean Cruising Club, Cruising Club of America and Watch Hill Yacht Club. 6-7) Two nylon burgees: Rhode Island Yacht Club and Hawaii Yacht Club. 8) Pewter trophy tankard inscribed "Bristol Yacht Club June 15, 1901 3rd Prize 5th Class won by Flying Fish Fred. B. Thurber". Height 3.75". 9) Silver plated placard inscribed "'Sea Bird' 25'-7 1/2" O.A. 21'-1 1/2" W.L. 3'-7" Draft 8'-4" Beam Presented to Fred. B. Thurber by Officers and Directors of Tilden Thurber Corp. July 31st 1964". Length 4". 10) Shield-form trophy inscribed "Presented to Frederick B. Thurber at the Annual Dinner London, 1969" and "Ocean Cruising Club". 11) Alligator travel wallet embossed with a listing of Thurber's travels aboard various vessels. 12) Reproduction of the painting "Sea Bird Taking Departure from Nantucket Shoals Light Vessel"

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