I went to a book-antique emporium in downtown York today. I haven't been there in a while but I went to see a guy about some Buck Rogers items.I'm negotiating on the Buck Rogers game waiting to see if he can find the game pieces and cards for the 1930s game.
While I was there I bought a 1970s ray gun rifle and a Rocket Derby trophy. For those who may not know the Space Derby is held by scouts who also have the more well know Pinewood Derby involving building and racing wooden cars. The rockets are built, props wound and raced on wires. Pretty cool!
The trophy is not dated but I believe it to be an early award made in Italy. The base is marble. The newer awards don't have this look I have been unable to find out when the Space Derby started. The Pinewood car counterpart started in the 50s. My guess is the Space Derby may have started a little later or the 60s? Anyone?