Autograph Sheets, Album Pages

Lot 104:
Lot 104
H.V. Dorey. Editor of 'Cricket Who's Who'. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Dorey to the Editor of 'Cricket' magazine. The letter, written on the elaborate colour letterhead of Cricket & Sports Publishers Ltd of London is dated 22nd May [19]10. Dorey is enclosing a copy of the newly published 'England v Australia in the Tests [from 1876-1909] of which a review would be greatly appreciated. Nicely signed 'H.V. Dorey'. Partly laid to page. Horizontal and vertical folds, with some ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £20
Cricket Sports & Publishers were the publishers of a number of notable cricket books including 'Robert Abel's Life and Reminiscences in the Cricket Field' 1910, 'Santall's History of Warwickshire Cricket' 1911, Craig the Cricket Rhymster's Poems' 1910 etc
Lot 105:
Lot 105
Frederick Gale ('The Old Buffer'). Handwritten ten page letter in ink dated 28th January 1893, to Mr [R.S.] Holmes, author and collector. Writing from his home in Manitoba, Canada. Gale is writing to thank Holmes 'for kindly sending me such a valuable present' of the book 'Public School Matches of 1853'. He continues at length on subjects such as Burbidge of Surrey, Fuller Pilch of Kent, politics parliament and government including 'Dizzy' Disraeli, Palmerston and Gladstone, the cold weather in Manitoba where the temperature reached 'lower than 45 below zero', New York, and missing life in England. Signed 'Fred Gale'. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Fred Gale played in the Winchester Eleven in 1841 against Eton and Harrow at Lord's, and played two first class matches in 1845. He made his name as a prolific writer of books, newspaper and magazine articles writing under the name 'The Old Buffer'. Some of his library including author's copies had been sold by Sotheby's in 1891 when Gale left England for Canada, a move which turned out not to be permanent
Lot 106:
Lot 106
A.J. Gaston. Four page handwritten letter in ink from Gaston dated 26th April [18]94 from his home in Brighton. Gaston is writing to E.B.V. Christian to thank him for 'the signed copy of your excellent "At the Sign of the Wicket" and to inform him that he 'had previously written a notice which will duly appear in the Cricket Field of July', and asks if Christian can send copies to the editor of 'Baily' and to E.V. Lucas of the Globe and others. Signed 'A.J. Gaston'. Small nick to one edge, otherwise good
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
Lot 107:
Lot 107
Edgar Grace, grandson of W.G. Grace. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Edgar Grace dated 16th April 1953. Writing to G.N. Weston from the Admiralty Observatory in Slough, Grace is replying to Weston's enquiry about records of W.G. Grace's scores, 'To the best of my knowledge my father kept no record of W.G's scores and I never saw any when staying with my grandparents' and suggests 'wading through old newspapers and local ones at that or corresponding with likely cricket grounds'. Signed 'Edgar Grace'. The letter laid down. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £30
Lot 108:
Lot 108
W.G. Grace. An interesting two page handwritten letter in ink from Grace to an unknown correspondent, on Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton, letterhead. Grace regrets not able to review the recently published book by Richard Daft, most probably 'Kings of Cricket' published in 1893. a copy of which he has received. 'Mr Arrowsmith the publisher has not behaved very well in the matter as he has used a lot of blocks [images] that are in my book 'Cricket' and has never asked my leave etc. I do not think very much of it, and should not like to offend an old cricketer like Daft'. The letter dated 'Tuesday' which corresponds with 23rd May 1893 when Grace was playing for Gloucestershire against Sussex. Nicely signed 'W.G. Grace'. G/VG
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £230
Lot 109:
Lot 109
George Rostrevor Hamilton, poet and critic. Two page handwritten letter in ink dated 13th February 1944 from Hamilton to John Arlott, co-authors of 'Landmarks: a book of topographical verse for England and Wales', published by Cambridge University Press in 1943. Regarding sales, Hamilton reports that '3637 copies had gone (including review and presentation copies), the January sales being 816. Quite satisfactory, I think'. He comments on having seen a poem of Arlott's in The Observer, 'though I have been rude to you about it, and I don't think it up to your best', questions when Sackville-West will broadcast Arlott, and closes with his struggle writing two odes. Signed 'George'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 110:
Lot 110
Thomas Atkinson Higson. Oxford University, Derbyshire & Lancashire 1892-1923. Single page typed letter on Swire & Higson, Solicitors, Manchester letterhead, dated 6th September 1937. Writing to a George Brooking at his address at 'Cricketana' in Wallasey, Higson gives his thoughts on some players recommended to him by Brooking, Higson at the time being Chairman of Lancashire C.C.C. He also reports that his son, Peter (Lancashire 3 matches, 1928-1931), has retired from cricket 'as he is too busy at the moment'. Signed in ink 'T.A. Higson'. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
Lot 111:
Lot 111
John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Hobbs dated 9th November 1928. Writing to a Mr Holmes from Warrnambool in Victoria, Australia while on tour with M.C.C., Hobbs states, 'I was greatly interested in the statistics, for "Wisdens"[sic] says I needed 2 runs to complete the 50,000 when I came out here while my friends say I needed 78 when I went to the wicket in the last match at the Oval, when I scored 150' and asks Holmes to provide a complete list when he returns. Signed 'J.B. Hobbs'. The letter in poor condition having become split at the folds, with old tape repairs to verso with show through. Text otherwise complete
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
According to cricketarchive.com, Hobbs reached the landmark of 50,000 first-class runs in the second innings of the tour match against South Australia at Adelaide, 26th-30th October 1928
Lot 112:
Lot 112
W.T. Hodder, book collector. Two handwritten letters from Hodder to E.B.V. Christian relating to the sale of books from Hodder's collection. In the first letter (undated), which spans four pages, Hodder thanks Christian for a cheque for £3 for books. 'Formerly they belonged to G.F. Parr Esq who in the early history of the game played for "England", the "Gentlemen" & M.C.C.; he made- for those days- some splendid scores, notably for the last named club. At mid-wicket, too, he was also the finest "field" of his day'. He describes the scarcity of good 'cricket literature and collecting is still on the increase', but that he is prepared to sell his duplicates including early Wisdens, red and green Lillywhites etc, and will provide Christian a list. The second, single page, letter is dated 11th February 1893, and accompanied three books. He describes the 'trouble & anxiety' that he has endured having had requests from all parts of the country. 'In acquiring "Bolland" and "Thomsonby" you are getting two of the now choicest gems of a cricketer's library'. He closes by congratulating Christian on his 'facetious "Rules for Captains of 2 XI's"', an article which appeared in 'Cricket'. Both letters signed 'W.T. Hodder'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 113:
Lot 113
Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home (Lord Home of the Hirsel). Middlesex & Oxford University 1924-1926. Single page typed letter on House of Lords letterhead, dated 13th November 1981. Lord Home is replying to a request from J.D. Coldham for information about Lord Harris on whom Coldham is writing a book. Home recalls Harris standing 'very straight with his bat off the ground, and I remember that he played the ball very late. But that was probably because by then he had lost the power to drive, and had to be content to deflect'. He notes the hospitality of Lord and Lady Harris and how '[Harris] was a stickler for the rules of the game'. Signed in ink 'Home'. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £140
Lord Home served as Prime Minister in 1963 and 1964
Lot 114:
Lot 114
John Thomas Ikin. Lancashire & England 1939-1957. Single page typed letter from Ikin writing from Stoke-on-Trent, dated 27th January 1953, replying to an invitation from a Mr. Higson to play in a 'match for Sidney Barnes. There is one "snag" at the moment. The Lancashire Committee do not permit the players to take part in Sunday matches‚ I will approach the Secretary for permission'. Signed in ink 'John Ikin'. File holes to one edge. Sold with a single page handwritten note from C.D. Hassell, secretary of Lancashire C.C.C. replying to a request for players' photographs. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Ikin was successful in his request to play in Barnes' testimonial match played at Stafford on the 26th April 1953
Lot 115:
Lot 115
Andrew Lang. Scottish poet and writer. A twelve line poem written in ink in Lang's own hand on one page. The subject is the month of May and the promise of a summer of cricket. Handwritten annotation in pencil by John Arlott to the top right corner, 'Andrew Lang (1844-1912) Writer)'. A rare item, this poem does not appear to have been in any of his published collections. Nicely signed 'Andrew Lang'. Light vertical folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £65
Lot 116:
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E.V. Lucas. Cricket essayist and writer. Two essays on the subject of Lord Charles J.F. Russell and his book, 'Recollections of Cricket', one comprising five pages handwritten in ink in Lucas's distinctive style, the other six typed pages with annotations in ink by Lucas. In the typescript, titled 'A Bargain', Lucas recollects his 'staggering shock' in finding a copy of Russell's book, of which only twelve copies were published, 'in a forgotten packing case' for which he had originally paid 'a few shillings' but which now is worth five pounds'. Lucas provides a description of the content of the book with quotations, describing Russell as 'a good writer, mellifluous, authoritative, and direct. In the handwritten manuscript, Lucas refers to Russell's 'undecipherable hand and frightful hieroglyphics'. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £75
Lot 117:
Lot 117
G.D. Martineau. Cricket writer. Four page handwritten letter in ink dated 13th October 1952 from Martineau to Gerald Brodribb. Martineau is 'glad to hear that your cricket anthology has now taken shape, and pleased as well as honoured to hear that three of my effusions are to be included'. He offers an alternative opening to one poem, which 'opens rather weakly'. Brodribb's book, 'The Book of Cricket Verse, an Anthology' was published the following year in 1953. Martineau also reports on the progress with bookings for a lecture tour. Signed 'G.D. Martineau'. Sold with a six line poem by Martineau in a different hand, similar to that of E.V. Lucas. Rust marks to the poem, the letter in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 118:
Lot 118
Charles Christopher 'Christie' Morris. Philadelphia 1901-1913. Single page typed letter dated 1st August 1968, with original envelope, from Morris to J.D. Coldham. Writing from Philadelphia, Morris thanks Coldham for his letter and wishes 'I were younger and could visit Great Britain to see some cricket'. Signed in ink 'C.C. Morris'. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £60
Morris was a member of the Philadelphia tours to England in 1903 and 1908 and hit the highest score, 164, on the 1903 tour. In the 1960s he founded the C. Christopher Morris Cricket Library and Collection housed at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. He died in 1971
Lot 119:
Lot 119
Charles Henry Palmer. Worcestershire, Leicestershire & England 1938-1959. Two page handwritten letter from Palmer to John Arlott, dated '30th Oct' (c1952). Written on Leicestershire C.C.C. letterhead in his capacity as Secretary, Palmer is offering a copy of a club handbook 'that you had not received... which I revived this last year' and invites Arlott to provide feedback and suggestions for improvements. Signed 'Charles'. Sold with an original typed receipt issued by the bookseller, Thomas J. Gaston, to Arlott for books purchased, dated 30th May 1949. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Charles Palmer served as Captain and Secretary of Leicestershire C.C.C. from 1950 to 1957, and revived and edited the County handbook from 1951 to 1957
Lot 120:
Australia 1948. Official 'P&O R.M.S. Strathaird' souvenir brochure for the Australian tour of England 1948. Printed in Sydney. Pictorial covers. Fully signed in ink to pen pictures by all seventeen playing members of the Australian touring team plus the Manager Keith Johnson. Signatures nicely signed include Bradman, Hassett, Miller, Harvey, Johnson, Lindwall, Barnes, Loxton, Morris, Ring, Toshack, Tallon etc. Unfortunately, the inside front cover and 'The Team' page listing has been signed by a schoolboy in light blue ink, he has also made a listing of six of the players to one of the rear Memoranda pages. Wear, soiling and age toning to covers, also two tears to front cover. Signature pages good. Slight fading to odd signature otherwise in good condition. Sold with a plain back original postcard of the 'P&O R.M.S. Strathaird'. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170
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'Pakistan Cricketers in England 1967'. Folding card programme for the tour with pen pictures to inside and tour programme to rear cover. Signed to inside pen pictures in ink by fifteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Hanif Mohammad (Captain), Majid Jahangir, Asif Iqbal, Pervez Sajjad, Arif Butt, Salahuddin Ghulam Abbas, Waqar Ahmed, Mohammad Ilyas etc. Creasing and adhesive marks to inside page. Sold with an official autograph sheet for the Pakistan tour to Australia 1981/82 signed by seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures include Javed Miandad (Captain), Zaheer Abbas, Majid Khan, Wasim Bari, Sarfraz Nawaz, Wasim Raja, Imran Khan, Mudassar Nazar, Salim Malik etc. Horizontal and vertical folds and some creasing
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 122:
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'All-Star Cricket. Mr. Stanhope Joel's Team v Mrs. Stanhope Joel's Team 1961. Official folding programme for the match played at Exning Park, Suffolk, 13th August 1961. Signed to the front cover by ten players who took part in the match. Signatures include Leo Harrison, Frank Tyson, Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, Derek Shackleton, Mike Smith, Ted Dexter etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 123:
Lot 123
Australia tour to England 1934. Official menu for the 'Complimentary Dinner to the Australian Team' held on 14th May 1934, probably at Lord's during the M.C.C. v Australians tour match. The decorative front cover with borders in M.C.C. colours, and printed illustrations of the M.C.C. emblem and Ashes urn surrounded by cherubs, printed title to centre, below is depicted two hands shaking above a ship, and an angel. Menu and toast list to centre pages. Signed in pencil to the front cover by eighteen attendees. Signatures of the Australians include Woodfull (Captain), Ponsford, Oldfield, Chipperfield, Barnett, Bromley, Brown, Chipperfield, Fleetwood-Smith etc. For M.C.C. Chapman (Captain), Wyatt, Valentine, Marriott, White etc. VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £210
The match ended in a draw. For M.C.C. Hendren scored 135 in the first innings. In reply, Ponsford ended 281no and McCabe made 192. M.C.C. held out in the second innings for the draw with two wickets in hand, opener Wyatt carrying his bat for 102no
Lot 124:
Lot 124
Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. Official souvenir programme for the M.C.C. tour to Australia 1950/51 edited by E.W. Murphy, published by the New South Wales Cricket Association. Signed in ink to the title page by Bedser. Light pencil annotation to front cover. Rusting to staple and minor wear to wrappers otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official itinerary for the 1950/51 tour signed to the first page by Bedser. Both originally from Bedser's personal collection. Large stain to covers, heavy rusting to staples, centre pages detached. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 125:
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'Visit of the M.C.C. Test Team to South Africa 1930-31. Union Castle Line. R.M.S. Edinburgh Castle'. Pre tour brochure for the tour with list of players, pen pictures and biographies, itinerary etc. Nicely signed in ink to rear 'Autographs' page by all fifteen members of the touring party. Signatures are Chapman (Captain), Sandham, Hendren, White, Wyatt, Peebles, Goddard, Farrimond, Voce, Leyland, Allom, Tate, Duckworth, Hammond and Turnbull. Additionally signed by Duckworth to his pen picture. Tape repair to spine and rear cover, vertical fold, wear and creasing. Rare in this signed form
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £170
Lot 126:
Lot 126
West Indies tour to England 1957. Official souvenir Playfair brochure for the West Indies tour of England edited by Gordan Ross. Pictorial covers. Signed in ink to pen pictures by Sobers, Kanhai, Dewdney, Alexander, Gilchrist, Valentine, Ganteaume, Asgarali and Ramadhin. Wear to covers and horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a pirate souvenir brochure for the 1957 tour, signed by Frank Worrell. Heavy creasing. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £44
Lot 127:
Lot 127
South Africa tour to England 1947. Official souvenir brochure compiled by A.W. Simpson. Decorative covers. Nicely signed to pen pictures by sixteen members of the touring party, signatures include Melville (Captain), Nourse, Viljoen, Rowan, Lindsay, Tuckett, Begbie, Dyer, Fullerton, Plimsole etc. Also signed to pen pictures by Hardstaff, Hutton and Simpson of England. Small tape repair to lower spine, minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 128:
Lot 128 Lot 128
M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1956/57. Official typed letter on Union-Castle Line letterhead giving details for the 'Farewell luncheon to the M.C.C. cricket team arrangements at Southampton'. Signed to the verso in ink by fifteen members of the touring party. Signatures include May (Captain), Compton, Parks, Insole, Lock, Statham, Cowdrey, Tyson, Laker, Wardle, Brown (Manager) etc. Horizontal and vertical folds, age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 129:
Lot 129
M.C.C. Bicentenary 1787-1987. Official souvenir programme for the Bicentenary Match, M.C.C. v Rest of the World, Lord's, 20th- 25th August 1987. Signed to pen pictures, signatures for the M.C.C. team are Gatting (Captain), Broad, Emburey, French, Gower, Greenidge, Hadlee, Marshall, Shastri, Gooch and Rice. Rest of the World signatures include Border (Captain), Dujon, Gavaskar, Harper, Haynes, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan, Abdul Qadir, Vengsarkar, Walsh etc. Also signed by the umpires Bird and Shepherd, and to the centre pages by Micky Steward, Hubert Doggart, Clive Lloyd, Asif Iqbal etc. Thirty three signatures in total. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 130:
Lot 130
England tour to Australia 1974/75. Official folding menu for the 'Christmas Dinner' held at the Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, 25th December 1974. Signed to the inside page by eight members of the England touring party, and their respective wives. Players' signatures are Underwood, Amiss, Arnold, Titmus, Greig, Old, Fletcher and Knott. Also signed by Christopher Martin-Jenkins and one other. Minor staining and wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £15
Lot 131:
Lot 131
'The Gillette Man of the Series Award Dinner'. Official menu for the dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, 20th October 1980. The folding menu with red and gold cord and tassel. Signed to the front cover by Clive Lloyd, Basil D'Oliveira and Cyril Washbrook, and to the centre pages by Brian Johnson, Len Hutton, Bill Edrich, Colin Milburn, Brian Close, Colin Cowdrey and one other. Sold with an accompanying letter from Len Hutton, dated 3rd November 1980, in which Hutton thanks the correspondent for the gift of a pen, '[it] will remind me of the many happy days which the Gillette Cup produced'. The vendor's father was an employee of Gillette. Signed by Hutton. Some stains to the menu, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 132:
Lot 132
Signed menus, bookplate photographs, postcards, programmes etc. Green folder comprising a diverse selection of signed ephemera. Over eighty signatures in total. Earlier signatures include F. Ridgway, D.V.P. Wright, J. Hardstaff, R. Appleyard, E. Russell, S. Surridge, G. Evans, L. Hutton, F. Mann, C. Washbrook, W. Edrich, D. Compton, also Sobers, R. Hadlee, Tendulkar etc. Some duplication of signatures. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 133:
Lot 133
West Indies 1933. Official souvenir brochure for the West Indies tour of England. Compiled by A.W. Simpson. Pictorial covers. Signed to pen pictures in ink by twelve members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures are Kidney (Manager), Grant, Merry, Wiles, Barrow, Martindale, Headley, Valentine, Sealy, Roach, Christani and Hoad. Rusting to staples, centre pages detached, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
Lot 134:
Lot 134
South Africa tour of England 1935. 'Springbok tour of England 1935'. Official 'Union-Castle Line' souvenir brochure for the South African tour of England with biographies and pen pictures of the players, itinerary, records etc. Signed to pen pictures in ink by fifteen members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures are Snooke (Manager), Wade, Cameron, Balaskas, Bell, Crisp, Dalton, Langton, Mitchell, Nourse, Siedle, Tomlinson, Viljoen, Vincent and Williams. Rusting to staples. Small stain to otherwise excellent colour pictorial wrappers. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £200
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Australia 1953. 'Caricatures of the Australian XI- English Tour 1953. Arthur Mailey. Pre tour brochure with caricatures by Mailey of each member of the touring party. Each caricature has been very nicely signed in ink by the player featured. Eighteen signatures including Hassett, Miller, Morris, Lindwall, Harvey, McDonald, Benaud, Johnston, Davidson etc. Minor soiling to covers, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £190
Lot 136:
Lot 136
Ron Roberts. 'The Ron Roberts Appeal Fund' brochure produced to commemorate the life of the cricket reporter who wrote the first history of Somerset cricket and took teams of cricketers all over the world on tour and died tragically young. Thirteen signatures to the front covers including Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, Denis Compton, Garry Sobers, Richie Benaud, Mervyn Kitchen, Brian Langford, Peter Robinson, Roy Virgin, Fred Rumsey etc. Covers a little worn otherwise in good condition. Sold with a brochure for the Arthur Wellard Testimonial 1951. Rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
The players probably all attended the memorial match at Taunton
Lot 137:
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Lancashire C.C.C. 'The Gillette Cup 1970- 1971- 1972 35th Anniversary Dinner, Old Trafford 3rd September 2007' A printed folding card produced to commemorate the anniversary, signed in ink by the thirteen Lancashire players who took part in the three Finals at Lord's. Signatures include Wood, D. LLoyd, Pilling, C. Lloyd, Hayes, Engineer, Bond, Shuttleworth et. Unnumbered limited edition of 75 copies. Sold with a similar card celebrating winning the 1990 'double' of the Benson & Hedges Cup and the NatWest Trophy. Signed by twelve Lancashire players plus the manager, including Mendis, Fowler, Atherton, Fairbrother, Wasim Akram, DeFreitas, Allott etc. Limited edition on. 75/125. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
Lot 138:
Lot 138
Henry John 'Tom' Enthoven. Cambridge University & Middlesex 1923-1948. Single page typed letter dated 21st May 1946 to 'Mr Taylor'. Enthoven is replying to a request for a signed photograph and the addresses of two Middlesex team mates. Signed in ink 'H.J. Enthoven'. Horizontal and vertical folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £58
Lot 139:
Lot 139
John William 'Jack' Hearne. Middlesex & England 1909-1936. Single page handwritten note in ink in which Hearne states '[I] am not in love with the damnable stuff we have at present. Will be a real treat to hear about the old Defensive Prod again'. Signed 'Jack W. Hearne'. The note undated and trimmed. Sold with three original mono press head and shoulders photographs of Hearne from 1924/25, each approx 6"x4", and six different cigarette cards of Hearne. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 140:
Lot 140
John Lindsay Guise. Middlesex & Oxford University 1922-1934. Single page handwritten note in ink dated 12th October [c1925]. Writing from his college at university, Guise is replying to a request for his photograph. Signed 'John L. Guise'. Laid down to one edge to verso. Some creasing otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 141:
Lot 141
Reginald Henshall Brindley Bettington. Oxford University, Middlesex & New South Wales 1920-1938. Single page handwritten letter in ink on New University Club notepaper, undated. Bettington is replying to a request for his photograph and a signature. Signed 'Reg Bettington'. Adhesive mark to verso, horizontal fold otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 142:
Lot 142
Cecil Geoffrey Howard. Middlesex 1930. Single page handwritten letter in ink written on the reverse of a printed autograph sheet for the 1954/55 M.C.C. tour to Australia. Writing to 'Mr [Jim] Coldham' from Brisbane on 13th November 1954, Howard, in his capacity as Manager of the touring party, states that 'this autograph business is a great burden and since this sheet is what we are giving all postal applicants in Australia I feel I must treat all alike'. Nicely signed by Howard. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 143:
Lot 143
Ian Alexander Ross Peebles. Middlesex 1930. Single page typed letter dated 5th September 1958 in which Peebles is replying to a request for advice on leg spin bowling, signed in ink by Peebles. Sold with a Christmas card and a card written in Peebles' hand listing his career, both signed by Peebles. Also three original mono press photographs of Peebles, 6.5"x 5" and smaller. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £38
Lot 144:
Lot 144
Francis Thomas 'Frank' Mann. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1909-1931. Single page handwritten letter in ink dated 21st October 1954 to 'Mr [Jim] Coldham', replying to a request for his autograph. Very nicely signed 'Frank T. Mann'. Sold with five different cigarette cards of Mann etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Mann was captain of Middlesex 1921-1928 and also captained England in his five Test matches, on the 1922/23 tour to South Africa
Lot 145:
Lot 145
Greville Thomas Scott Stevens. Middlesex, Oxford University & England 1919-1932. Three page handwritten letter in ink to 'My dear John [Arlott]' dated 24th February 1958. Stevens writes to thank Arlott for a copy of his recently published book, 'Alletson's Innings', and recalls 'I saw [Alletson] make 7 at South Hampstead Cricket Ground before the first war & a rising ball hit him in the waist & he was adjudged out'. He continues 'Quick runs are the essence of cricket... Cricket is a game of batting, bowling, fielding and TIME'. Signed 'Greville'. Sold with a signed original mono photograph of Stevens, five different cigarette cards of Stevens etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Whilst at school in 1919 Stevens hit 466 in a house match and was then selected to play in the Gentlemen v Players match at Lord's
Lot 146:
Lot 146
George Oswald 'Gubby' Allen. Middlesex, Cambridge University & England 1921-1950. One page handwritten letter in ink from Allen replying to a request for his photograph. Very nicely signed by Allen. Sold with a postcard of the Long Room at Lord's and a mono press photograph of Allen in bowling action, both signed by Allen, and a further mono press photograph of Allen in batting action, unsigned. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 147:
Lot 147
Hugh James Wyld. Oxford University, Middlesex & M.C.C. 1900-1905. Single page handwritten letter dated 11th October 1954 from Wyld replying with some surprise to a request for his autograph as a cricketer when aged 74. Signed 'Hugh Wyld'. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Wyld played five matches for Middlesex in 1900/01
Lot 148:
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William Findlay and Rowan Rait Kerr, Secretaries of M.C.C. Signature in ink of Findlay on piece and an original mono press photograph of Findlay seated at his desk, 8"x6". Also a two page handwritten letter in ink from Rait Kerr to John Arlott dated 'April 23rd'. Rait Kerr thanks Arlott for his offer to write 'the "essay"', and discusses the forthcoming production of an educational cricket film with the British Council. Signed 'R.J. Rait Kerr'. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Findlay served as Secretary of Surrey C.C.C. from 1906 to 1920. He was appointed Secretary of the M.C.C. in 1926 and was succeeded on his retirement by Rowan Rait Kerr who retired in 1952
Lot 149:
Lot 149
M.C.C. Presidents 1869-1923. A selection of autographed ephemera relating to six Presidents of the M.C.C., Viscount Lansdowne 1869, Viscount Lewisham (Earl of Dartmouth) 1893, Earl Howe 1901, Charles E. Green 1905, Lord Loreburn 1907, and Viscount Ullswater 1923. Signed items include notes/ letters and a telegram, the majority relating to social engagements. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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