Oct 15, 2014

STAR / USA



The American STAR,  ( yes, there were also an Italian and a British STAR) was one of the more serious attempts of William.C. DURANT to take away some of the FORD T market, for the cheapest practical car. Less than one year after the first STAR rolled of the assembly line the 100,00th car was produced. For a while the STAR enjoyed export success as the RUGBY.
It is quite easy to find an original STAR emblem.


The first STAR radiator emblem of 1923 was lacquered, no enamel, obviously to expensive.


large STAR radiator emblem


Dimensions
 6.0 cm
Year
1923
Estimate



One year later the emblem became smaller with blue and white enamel.




Dimensions
 5.1 cm
Year
 1924
Estimate




From 1925 on the STAR was equipped by a three color emblem.




Dimensions
 5.1 cm
Year
1925
Estimate






From 1926 on you find on the emblem the dragon of the DURANT emblem sitting in a STAR emblem.




4-cylinder radiator emblem





6-cylinder radiator emblem

Dimensions  5.1 cm
Year 1926 -1927
Estimate




The last year the emblem became oval. This is the only hard to find STAR emblem. 16,00 cars were built this year.



Dimensions
 5.7 cm x 4.8 cm
Year
1928
Estimate







Here you see my DURANT / STAR / RUGBY/ FLINT collection:






For more beautiful car emblems see top right (list of car makers)

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