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

To be held on Saturday & Sunday, 3rd & 4th November 2018
at The Premier Inn (Fosse Park), Leicester LE3 2FW

Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks on Sunday 4th November, 11am

Viewing 5pm-7pm Friday 3rd November, and 8am-11am on the morning of the auctions.

Please note from the 1st November 2018 the '' buyer's premium will be increased from 3% + VAT to 4.95% + VAT.

Knights are delighted to offer a preview of their forthcoming specialist auction of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks and Sporting Memorabilia. Over 1600 lots:-


Lot Array_lot1031

Lot 1031. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1869. Sixth edition. Bound in light brown boards, lacking original paper wrappers, with titles in gilt to spine. The rare and elusive sixth volume.
Estimate £5000/7000

Lot Array_lot1091

Lot 1091. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1901. 38th edition. Original hardback. Very good condition with gilt titles bright.
Estimate £1200/1600

Lot Array_lot1276

Lot 1276. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1881. 18th edition. Original paper wrappers. Very good/excellent condition.
Estimate £800/1200

Lot Array_lot1028

Lot 1028. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1866. Third edition. Bound in light brown boards, lacking original paper wrappers, with titles in gilt to spine. Good/very good condition. Rare.
Estimate £1400/1800

Lot Array_lot1106

Lot 1106. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1916. 53rd edition. Original hardback. Very good+ condition with gilt titles to board and spine paper bright. A rare wartime hardback edition and probably the rarest of the 20th century editions.
Estimate £3000/5000

Lot Array_lot1274

Lot 1274. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1884. 21st edition. Original paper wrappers. Very minor faults otherwise in very good/excellent condition.
Estimate £700/1000

Lot Array_lot1108

Lot 1108. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1918. 55th edition. Original hardback. Very minor faults otherwise in very good condition. A rare wartime hardback edition with gilts to front board and spine bright.
Estimate £2000/3000

"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