Tuesday, August 21, 2007

On the run

A cavalcade of mercurial inflewences and Newspaceman's flagrant collection of china and enamel ephemera brings forth my great-great-grandfathers 130yards dash [handicap] trophy . He [GHJupp] won this while at a meet for the London Athletics Club Oct 13th 1867. He also played in the 1st match against an Australian Cricket Team in Britain in 1868. The Australian team were all Aboriginal people. The matches in this series were not recognized by the Australian Cricket Board until the 1990's.


hoi polloi said...

Oooh nice! You are lucky to have this cup

FilmNoir23 said...

That is just AMAZING! What a treasure you have there

aferrismoon said...

It shines through the tarnish

Newspaceman said...

Stunning cup aferrismoon, and most unusual. There should be a makers mark on it somewhere, given the London connection and the elaborate design.


aferrismoon said...

I'll check it out Mr Negus

Newspaceman said...

Any further forward aferrismoon ?

Will tell you a humiliating story about myself and Mr Negus (decd) one day.

Anyway - early Red Bull ?