Cricket Ephemera

Lot 1:
Lot 1
The Triangular Series. England v Australia 1912. Rare original official match ticket for admission to the Members' Enclosure for the first day of the Lord's Test match, 24th June 1912. Sold with a 'Special souvenir' print presented with 'The Captain' magazine. July 1912. The souvenir with images of the Australian players. Each player named. Trimmed to borders, approx. 5.75"x8". Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £160
The rain affected match was drawn
Lot 2:
Lot 2
Australia tours to England 1938. Two official tickets, one to the members' enclosure for the fourth day of the second Test, England v Australia, Lord's, 28th June 1938. The other ticket is for the third day (Monday) of the third Test, Old Trafford, 8th- 12th July 1938. The match was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Sold with a sepia real photograph postcard of 'Carpet bedding, Australia v England, The Leas, Folkestone', for the tour match against an England XI, 3rd- 6th September 1938. Publisher unknown. Also two mono souvenir prints of official team photographs of the 1934 and 1938 Australian touring parties published by the Daily Mail and News Chronicle respectively. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 3:
Lot 3
Lancashire County and Manchester Cricket Club. Early member's ticket for the 1896 season. The hexagonal ticket in black leather with gilt titles to front and Lancashire emblem to rear, with bound in printed fixture lists for Lancashire and Manchester Cricket Clubs. The highlights of the season would be the three matches played against the Australians at Old Trafford. Odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
Lot 4:
Lot 4 Lot 4
Lord Sheffield's English Teams tour of Australia 1891/92. Printed musical programme from the R.M.S.'Arcadia' en route to Australia for the tour. Title to top border 'R.M.S.'Arcadia. 'Friday Nov. 6th 1891. the Darkest African Minstrels, Interlocutor [a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation]Mr W.G.Grace' with musical numbers featuring some of the cricketers G.Bean, A.E.Stoddart, A.Shaw, J.M.Read, R.Peel and J.Briggs. Affixed to a large album page, with on reverse large albumen photograph of camels at Moses Well (Egypt). A rare, and possibly unique memento of this tour, organised by Lord Sheffield. Previously sold as lot 33 in Charles Leski's auction of August 2011
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £120
Lot 5:
Lot 5
Nondescripts Cricket Club. 'The Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner of the Nondescripts Cricket Club held at The Cafe Monico 27th January 1926'. Attractive four page menu plus covers for the Dinner in 1926. Excellent decorative covers with cameo images of members of the club with decoration in club colours, ribbon tie in similar colours to edge. To inside 'Songs of the Nondescripts', images of the President etc, Toast List, Entertainment, team photographs then and now and a crossword to back cover. Vertical and horizontal folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 6:
Lot 6
Marylebone Cricket Club 1925. Official invitation to the 'Complimentary Dinner to Mr. A.E.R. Gilligan and the M.C.C. Team' held at the Savoy Hotel, 15th July 1925. This was the invitation to 'Mr J.L. Bryan', probably Jack Bryan who was a member of the 1924/25 M.C.C. tour to Australia led by Gilligan. Very good condition. Sold with an official invitation to the 'Farewell Cocktail Party in honour of the M.C.C. Cricket Team' given by the Jamaica Cricket Association at Myrtle Bank Hotel, Kingston, 3rd April 1954, the final day of the fifth and final Test match of the 1953/54 tour to West Indies, this being E.G. Wolfe's copy. With original envelope. Good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
E.G. Wolfe was Sir Julian Cahn's brother-in-law and served as Manager on Cahn's tour to Ceylon and Malaya in 1937
Lot 7:
Lot 7
Albert Edwin Trott. M.C.C., Middlesex, Victoria, Australia & England, 1892-1911. Rare original menu on two cards for the Complimentary Luncheon given by E.F. Bourke 'On the Occasion of the Representative Cricket Match between Pretoria and Johannesburg for A.E. Trott's Benefit. Held at the Berea Park, Pretoria, 28th February 1898. Decorative front cover with 'G. MacArthur' of Pretoria hand written, and printed menu to verso, the other card with the printed players' names for both teams. Minor staining to card edges, otherwise in good condition. A scarce item
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: unsold
Australian born, Albert Trott played for Victoria and Middlesex between 1892 and 1910. He also is one of few players to have played for both Australia, 3 Tests and England, 2 Tests. He is known as the only batsman to hit a ball that cleared the Lord's Pavilion. He committed suicide in 1914 by shooting himself having been ill for some time with little hope of recovery.

The one day match was won by A Bailey's Transvaal XI (Johannesburg) by 162 runs. Trott, playing for Pretoria, took 5 wickets and top scored with 22 runs
Lot 8:
Lot 8
Jack Hobbs. Two original Christmas cards with printed greetings from 'Sir Jack and Lady Hobbs'. One dated 1959. The other with a book mark slipped in, with small card with dedication in ink, apparently in Hobbs' own hand. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 9:
Lot 9
Australia Tour to England 1964. Official twelve page list of attendees and table plan for the luncheon given by the British Sportsman's Club for 'The Australia Cricket Touring Team', held at the Savoy Hotel, 22nd April 1964. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £22
Lot 10:
Lot 10
Australia tour of England 1938. 'The Bristol Brewery. Georges & Co Ltd' Original folding fixture card for 1938 listing the fixtures of the Bristol Brewery C.C. to centre pages, Gloucestershire and Australia tour fixtures to inside covers. Original decorative wrappers. Splitting to fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 11:
Lot 11
Bolton-Cum-Redmire C.C. 1887. Original programme for a theatre event of music and dramatics dated 9th December 1887. Printed by W. Auton, General Printer, Leyburn, Yorkshire. Venue unknown. The programme is printed on very tissue paper with printed red floral decorations to borders. 10.5"x14.5". Very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 12:
Lot 12
'Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Herbert Sutcliffe's Benefit'. Official receipt no. 529 issued to E. George Rolfe, brother-in-law of Sir Julian Cahn, acknowledging receipt of a donation of £3 made to Sutcliffe's benefit fund. Date stamped 13th August 1929 with printed signature of Frederick Toone, Secretary. Light vertical crease, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 13:
Lot 13
Royal Household Cricket at Balmoral 1938. Two typed team sheets on Balmoral Castle letterhead for 'Harry Mercer's XI' dated 12th August 1938, and 'Mr. Tubbs' XI'. Both sheets with handwritten alterations and batting orders in pencil. Odd rust spots, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 14:
Lot 14 Lot 14
George Bainbridge Barrington. Derbyshire 1880-1887. Original stock dividend Warrant for Interest no. 796 issued to Barrington, 13th January 1900, by the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada. Addressed to Barrington at his home in Kirk Langley near Derby. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 15:
Lot 15
West Indies. Conrad Hunte, Malcolm Marshall and Sylvester Clarke. Official order of service for the Service of Remembrance held at the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, 19th March 2000. 20pp. Cricket Society stamp to inside front cover. Some soiling to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £60
Lot 16:
Lot 16
Sir Clyde Leopold Walcott. Barbados, British Guiana & West Indies 1941-1964. Official order of Service of Thanksgiving held at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Bridgtown, Barbados, 2nd September 2006. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £56
Lot 17:
Lot 17
Kent Cricketers' Orders of Service. Orders of service for Godfrey Evans 1999, Brian Luckhurst 2005, Bob Woolmer 2007, Peter Hearn 2013, Mike Denness 2013, and David Clark 2013. Qty 6. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £95
Lot 18:
Lot 18 Lot 18
Cricketers' Orders of Service. Harold Larwood 1904-1995, Kenneth Cranston 1917-2007 and David Stuart Sheppard 1929-2005 (Bishop of Liverpool 1975-1997). Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £52
Lot 19:
Lot 19
Lancashire Cricketers' Orders of Service. Kenneth Cranston 1917-2007, Harry Pilling 1943-2012, Joseph Frederick Blackledge 1928-2008, John Brian Statham 1930-2000, Kenneth Leslie Snellgrove 1941-2009, John Scholes Savage 1929-2008, also Cedric Settle Rhodes 1920-1990 (Chairman, 1969-1986), and Charles Derek Peaker 1923-2011. Qty 8. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 20:
Lot 20
Cricketers' Orders of Service. Edgar John 'Eddie' Barlow 1940-2006, Raymond Russell Lindwall 1921-1996, and William Joseph 'Bill' O'Reilly 1905-1992. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 21:
Lot 21
Cricketers' Orders of Service. Basil Lewis D'Oliveira 1931-2011, and David Stuart Sheppard 1929-2005 (Bishop of Liverpool 1975-1997). Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £38
Lot 22:
Lot 22
W.G. Grace. A selection of ephemera relating to W.G. anniversaries including 'W.G. Grace 1848-1915' by A.N.B. Sugden published 1965 marking the fiftieth Anniversary of Grace's death. Booklet compiled by the Rector of Beckenham, Canon Derek. G.E. Carpenter for the 150th anniversary of Grace's birth, with accompanying order of service, 1998. A further anthology compiled by Carpenter commemorating the centenary of his death in 2015 and accompanying order of service etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £35
Lot 23:
Lot 23
Denis Compton. 'Brylcreem' 1940s/1950's. Fourteen original advertisements for Brylcreem taken from publications including Picture Post, John Bull, Illustrated London News, Punch etc. The majority feature Denis Compton, also Keith Miller, Ray Lindwall, Godfrey Evans and Keith Miller. Captions include 'Brylcreem grooms by Surface Tension', 'Brylcreem keeps you right on top', 'Perfectly set for the day', 'The final touch...', 'It's in the bag for holiday grooming' etc. Various sizes, 10.25"x13.5" and smaller. Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £80
Lot 24:
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Cricket advertisements 1900s-1970s. Two large folders comprising an excellent selection of fifty original advertisements featuring cricket taken from publications including Punch, Tatler, Picture Post, The Graphic, L'Illustration, Illustrated London News etc. Products featured include State Express Cigarettes, Barclay's London Lager, Bass Pale Ale, Bird's Custard, Cadbury's Cocoa, La Casquette du Sportsman, Daimler, Gillette, Guinness, Johnny Walker, Schweppes, Pears' Soap etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £80
Lot 25:
Lot 25 Lot 25
Cricket in advertising and publicity 1930s onwards. White file comprising an eclectic collection of cricket related advertising, book launch publicity leaflets, publishers' catalogues, cricket events, product labels etc. Book launches include for Herbert Sutcliffe's 'For England and Yorkshire', 'How to Bowl', Ian Peebles, 'The Fight for the Ashes 1932-3', Jack Hobbs etc. Other items include knitting patterns for cricket sweaters by Greenock, Patons, Bellmarsh and Sirdar. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 26:
Lot 26
Cuttings scrapbook 1899-1902. A large scrapbook comprising a comprehensive collection of press cuttings, a good proportion of which relate to cricket, the remainder for politics, the church, Boer War, obituaries etc. The cuttings include good coverage of the 1899 Ashes Test series and the Australians' tour matches in England, County, club and representative matches for the 1899 season, also includes articles relating to the first West Indies tour of England in 1900. Cuttings are taken from the Daily Telegraph, Morning Post, The Sportsman, The Field, Daily Graphic etc. Owner's name and inscription 'E. Slocock, begun at Edmonton N.W.T. Canada 1989' handwritten to first page. A few of the articles have been written by Slocock as correspondent in South Africa covering the Boer War, and when based in Edmonton, Canada. Front cover detached, lacking spine, internally in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £120
Lot 27:
Lot 27
Alfred Percy 'Tich' Freeman. Kent & England 1914-1936. A collection of typed manuscripts with odd annotations in Freeman's own hand, comprising six articles written by Freeman in 1937, the year after ending his first-class career, in which he recollects his playing days. The first article relates to his early memories including playing in his first match as a boy aged eleven in 1897 at Leyton High School. He recalls his father practising with G.F. Hearne (Middlesex), Fred Huish, and Alec Hearne (Kent). Regarding bowlers he refers to Charles Kortright (Essex) as 'the fastest bowler in the world', and R.O. Schwartz of South Africa who introduced the googly to Freeman. After moving to Tonbridge his first-class debut was for Kent against Oxford University in 1914. He describes Kent players including Charlie Blythe, Frank Woolley, Punter Humphreys, Jim Seymour, Jack Mason etc, and relates memories of playing against W.G. Grace, and his first tour to Australia in 1925/25. In the second article Freeman comments on the 'glue-pot' wicket at the Rectory Field, Blackheath, 'the graveyard of [Surrey's] hopes', how Kent's bowlers were better suited to the conditions than their Surrey opponents and describes numerous encounters between the sides at that ground. He compares the styles of Jack Hobbs with Percy Chapman, comments on the visit of Armstrong's 1921 Australians and Collins' side of 1924, touring South Africa in 1927 etc. He opens the third article by describing how the 'four years of the war robbed me of what would, in all probability, been my best years', beating Tom Richardson's record of 290 wickets in a season in 1928 and going on to achieve the record of 304, which still stands to today. Freeman refers to his disappointment of not playing in a Test against Australia in England and recounts matches in which he played against Bradman. Other batsmen he admires include the Yorkshire pair of Sutcliffe and Holmes, and Jack Hobbs. Freeman devotes the fourth article to the 1922/23 tour to New Zealand led by A.C. Maclaren, including experiencing an earthquake during a match at Christchurch on Christmas Day, Gilligan's team to Australia in 1924/25, and Chapman's in 1928/29. In the fifth article Freeman lists his top seven batsmen, namely Jack Hobbs, Wally Hammond, Frank Woolley, Don Bradman, Charlie Macartney, Herbie Taylor and Patsy Hendren, and provides a good summary of the merits of each player, and also lists his 'World Eleven' and discussions on captaincy and wicketkeeping. In his final article Freeman writes about the press and selectors (referring again to being passed over for selection against Australia in England), the 'Bodyline' controversy etc. He closes by describing his disquiet at the manner of his dismissal by Kent as a player in 1936 having taken over 100 wickets, but which was curtailed by injury. He reproduces the letter informing him of the Club's decision, which he received after the news had already been released to the media. He closes, however, with happy memories of lighter moments on tour in South Africa and Australia. An excellent and entertaining first-hand account of a remarkable cricket career. Odd rust marks to some pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £540

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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