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

Held on Saturday & Sunday, 11th & 12th November 2017
at The Premier Inn (Fosse Park), Leicester LE3 2FW

Highlights:-

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Lot 1005. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1916. 53rd edition. Original paper wrappers. Rare war-time edition.
Estimate £200/300
Hammer price: £390


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Lot 1152. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1906. 43rd edition. Original hardback. Presentation copy with ink inscription to top of title page 'To C. Stewart Caine from Sydney H. Pardon. Feb 1906'. Rare early hardback edition.
Estimate £400/600
Hammer price: £750


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Lot 1028. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1995. 132nd edition. De luxe full leather bound limited edition hardback. Gilt lettering and gilt to all page edges. Limited edition number 53 of only 100 copies, signed by Matthew Engel, Editor of Wisden. Rare first edition. Excellent/mint condition (from a run of leather bound limited editions).
Estimate £800/1200
Hammer price: £1600


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Lot 1141. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1872. Ninth edition. Original front paper wrapper, facsimile rear wrapper and spine paper. Some foxing and minor wear to front wrapper. Rare early edition.
Estimate £700/1000
Hammer price: £1000


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Lot 1097. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1879, 1880 & 1881. 16th to 18th editions. The three editions bounds as one. The title page of the 1879 edition signed in ink by Pelham Warner. Formerly the property of Sir Pelham Francis Warner. Middlesex and England 1894-1929.
Estimate £300/500
Hammer price: £480


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Lot 1150. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1914. 51st edition. Original hardback. Good/very good condition.
Estimate £500/700
Hammer price: £750


"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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