Auction of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks, Cricket, Football and Sporting Memorabilia

To be held on Saturday & Sunday, 2nd & 3rd March 2019
at The Premier Inn (Fosse Park), Leicester LE3 2FW

Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks on Sunday 3rd March, 11am

Viewing 5pm-7pm Friday 1st March, and 8am-11am on the morning of the auctions.

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Knights are delighted to offer a preview of their forthcoming specialist auction of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks and Sporting Memorabilia. Over 1500 lots:-

Highlights:-

Lot Array_lot0896

Lot 896. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1875. 12th edition. Handsomely half bound in red leather, lacking original paper wrappers, with raised bands and title and date in gilt to spine. Red marbled end papers and gilt to top edge. Binding by prestigious London binding company, Morrell Binders. Probably the rarest edition of Wisden. From an excellent, almost full, run of Wisdens 1864-2018 being sold in this sale.
Estimate £8000/12000


Lot Array_lot1019

Lot 1019. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1900. 37th edition. Original hardback. Very good condition. A rare early hardback edition with gilt titles bright.
Estimate £1800/2500


Lot Array_lot0886

Lot 886. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1864. 1st edition. Handsomely half bound in red leather, lacking original front paper wrapper, but retaining original rear wrapper, with raised bands and title and date in gilt to spine. Red marbled end papers and gilt to top edge. Binding by prestigious London binding company, Morrell Binders. Very rare first year of issue.
Estimate £6000/8000


Lot Array_lot1027

Lot 1027. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1917. 54th edition. Original hardback. Very good condition. A rare wartime hardback edition with title gilts to front board and spine bright
Estimate £2000/3000


Lot Array_lot0803

Lot 803. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1881. 18th edition. Original paper wrappers. Replacement spine paper. Very good condition.
Estimate £300/500


Lot Array_lot1119

Lot 1119. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1916. 53rd edition. Original paper wrappers. Very good condition. Rare war-time edition.
Estimate £400/600


Lot Array_lot1018

Lot 1018. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1995, 1996, 1998 to 2005, 2008 to 2010 and 2012. Excellent incomplete run of the de luxe full leather bound limited edition hardback. Gilt lettering and gilt to all page block edges, in slip cases. VG.
Estimate £2500/3500


"Except for highlight pieces, the dominance of Christies, Sothebys and Bonhams is being eroded by the large, visually appealing and meticulously compiled catalogues from Tim Knight…"

Gordon Phillips, Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2003

Knights are internationally recognised as one of the leading specialist auctioneers of sporting memorabilia and have achieved excellent prices on their sales of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks over the years.

Following highly successful sales of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack we conduct two annual major sales of the Almanack every year, in April and September. Knights travel the country conducting valuations and collecting items for inclusion in our specialist Wisden and general Sporting sales.

We are based in North Norfolk but hold our auctions at the Premier Inn, Leicester Fosse Park, Braunstone Lane East, Leicester, LE3 2FW, a more central location, with easy motorway access. We have also had two auctions in Melbourne, Australia (1996 and 1998).

For free valuations and advice please contact Tim Knight on 01263 768488 or email him at tim@knightswisden.co.uk.

 

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