The Cricket Collection Of Michael Smith, Cricket Lover Of Kent. Part Seven (2)

Lot 453:
Lot 453
'The Don. Sir Donald Bradman talks to John Arlott'. A fourteen page typescript of a radio interview recorded on 15th June and 3rd July 1961 in which Bradman 'talks about the game as he remembers playing it, and as he sees it today'. Subjects covered include the way the game had changed in the years since Bradman's retirement, the differences between English and Australian cricket, 'conditions in England... breed bowlers who are very accurate... In fielding, I believe Australians generally speaking, are more alive and active and are better throwers. In batting, I'm always struck by the fact that englishmen are more technically correct... probably because they receive a greater degree of coaching. Our players, in the main, develop naturally... [with] somewhat unorthodox styles'. Bradman recollects his experience of the 'Bodyline' bowling in the infamous 1932/33 Ashes series. 'The difference between the bumpers today and the body line of 1932/33 is simply this. Today you may get two an over. In 1932 you might get five or six. Today you may have two men behind square leg, in 1932 you might have five... It is a legitimate weapon of attack by a fast bowler. But like medicine it may be good in small doses. Take too much and it can kill you'. Other subjects covered include the popularity of the game with the paying public, the cost of running the game, encouraging playing conditions to encourage good, entertaining batting, the greater use of fast bowlers over spinners, who was the greatest batsman and bowler, covered wickets, coaching etc. An excellent insight into the thoughts and opinions of one of the great cricket icons. Ex John Arlott collection. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
Lot 454:
Lot 454
'Sir Jack Hobbs talks to John Arlott on the occasion of his eightieth birthday'. Twenty four page original typescript for a radio interview recorded on 16th December 1962, with contributions from Clarrie Grimmett, Wilfred Rhodes, Herbert Sutcliffe, Andrew Sandham, Sydney Barnes, Arthur Mailey, George Duckworth etc. Arlott opens by listing Hobbs' major achievements, 61,221 total runs, 197 centuries, the two highest opening stands for England against Australia with Wilfred Rhodes and Herbert Sutciffe etc. Hobbs describes his younger days, meeting Tom Hayward at Cambridge, and his early days at Surrey living in lodgings near the Oval. Hobbs recalls his debut in first-class cricket in 1905, playing for Surrey against the Gentlemen of England, captained by W.G. Grace in which Hobbs scored 18 and 88, the top score in the match. Regarding his batting technique Hobbs explains that he was never coached, 'I was just a natural'. Grimmett recalls the first time he bowled against Hobbs, playing for Victoria on the 1920/21 M.C.C. tour to Australia, in which Grimmett split his finger attempting to take a catch off a Hobbs drive, 'I shall always remember his masterly display of wet wicket technique'. Regarding passing Grace's record of 126 centuries, Hobbs remembers his struggle in attaining the feat, 'it got rather worrying... I got a little bit edgy'. Hobbs describes his great opening partners, Hayward, Rhodes, Sandham and Sutcliffe who described Hobbs' skill as a 'technical masterpiece' and remembers him scoring a century at the Oval in 1926 against Australia on 'a real gluepot... his best [century] ever'. Hobbs describes the Australian, Sydney Barnes, as one of his greatest opponents, who 'hated batsmen', also Tibby Cotter, who was 'very fast indeed... [the ball] went by you just like a flash of lightning', also Johnny Douglas, Maurice Tate, and Arthur Mailey who 'spun the ball very much indeed'. In his last first-class season in 1934, aged 51, Hobbs was asked by George Duckworth to play in Duckworth's benefit match at Old Trafford. Hobbs scored 116 and 51 not out, the only century scored against Lancashire at Old Trafford in the year Lancashire won the County Championship. Hobbs closes by saying that 'it's been a lovely life, this professional cricket business, I've enjoyed it to the full'. An excellent account of the great batsman's personal memories. Ex John Arlott collection. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Lot 455:
Lot 455
Derbyshire v Middlesex 1967. Original typescript for an article by Arlott for The Observer newspaper. Arlott is reporting on the first day's play, in the match played at The County Ground, Derby, 5th- 8th August 1967. The three page article, with significant alterations in Arlott's own hand, describes Robert Stephenson making his first-class debut for Derbyshire, standing in for the injured wicket keeper, Taylor, and who made 64 valuable runs batting at number ten in Derbyshire's first innings, the match ultimately ending in a draw. A cutting of the published article is attached. Ex John Arlott collection. VG
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 456:
Lot 456 Lot 456
John Arlott. Original copy of a six page contract issued by the publishers, Collins, dated 31st July 1988, for the book 'More Arlott on Cricket' by Arlott and David Rayvern Allen, this being Arlott's own copy. Each page is initialled by the publisher and Arlott, and the final page is fully signed in ink by Arlott. Ex John Arlott collection. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
It appears that no book of the original title, 'More Arlott on Cricket', was published. It may have been a working title for 'The Essential John Arlott: Forty Years of Classic Cricket Writing' by Arlott and Rayvern Allen, published in 1989
Lot 457:
Lot 457
John Arlott scrapbooks 1949-1984. Four scrapbook albums compiled by Arlott, comprising a comprehensive selection of press cuttings of articles, many written by Arlott, a good number supplied by cuttings bureaux. The earliest album is dated 1949 (compiled in later years) and covers the New Zealand tour to England, also Arlott's other activities in broadcasting including reviews of Arlott's books and poetry. Other albums cover the Pakistan and New Zealand tours to England 1978, India 1979, West Indies and the Centenary Test against Australia 1980, Australia 1981, India 1982, England tour to India and Sri Lanka 1981/82 etc. Subjects covered include Test and County cricket, Packer, obituaries etc. Ex John Arlott collection. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
Lot 458:
Lot 458
John Arlott. Official circular silver metal press badge issued by the M.C.C. in 1970. M.C.C. emblem on red background to front, engraved 'J. Arlott' to verso. 1" diameter. Ex John Arlott collection. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £82
Lot 459:
Lot 459
'A Bibliography of Cricket'. E.W. Padwick. London 1977. First Edition with dustwrapper. Only 750 copies were printed. Signed in ink to the front endpaper by Padwick with dedication to John Arlott. Some ageing and wear to dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition. Sold with the second edition published in 1984 with good dustwrapper. Signed to the title page by Padwick. Ex John Arlott collection. Good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 460:
Lot 460
'Among the Sportsmen'. Tom Webster of the Daily Mail. London 1920. A collection of Webster's cartoons covering a wide range of sports including cricket, football, boxing, rowing, billiards, golf, tennis, baseball, athletics, rugby etc. Bound in green cloth, original decorative wrappers retained, with Arlott's original typed binding instructions. Signed in ink to the title page by Webster with dedication to Arlott. Ex John Arlott collection. Some age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £110
Lot 461:
Lot 461
'A History of Cricket'. H.S. Altham. First edition, London 1926. Original green cloth, gilt title to spine. Nicely signed in ink to front endpaper by Altham with dedication to Arlott, 'A great lover of cricket and one of Hampshire's best friends', dated 5th December 1961. Ex John Arlott collection. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £90
Lot 462:
Lot 462
'Patrons, Players and the Crowd. The Phenomenon of Indian Cricket'. Richard Cashman. New Delhi 1980. Signed in ink by the author with dedication, dated 28th June 1986. Good dustwrapper. Sold with 'The Pakistan book of Test Cricket 1952-53 to 1982'. Abid Ali Kazi and Masood Hamid. Karachi 1982. Original decorative wrappers. Signed with dedication to Arlott by Abid Ali Kazi, dated 27th May 1983. Wrappers detached, otherwise in good condition. Ex John Arlott collection. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 463:
Lot 463
Frank Tyson. Two titles by Tyson. 'A Typhoon Called Tyson', London 1961. 'The Century Makers. The Men Behind the Ashes 1877-1977', London 1980. Both titles signed in ink with dedications to Arlott. Good dustwrappers. Ex John Arlott collection. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 464:
Lot 464
David Frith. Two titles by Frith. 'My Dear Victorious Stod. A Biography of A.E. Stoddart', New Maldon 1970. Limited edition no. 4/400. Signed ink to the title page by Frith with a card to Arlott from Frith dated 10th October 1970. Some wear to otherwise good dustwrapper. 'Thommo. Jeff Thomson, the world's fastest bowler', Sydney 1980. Signed with dedication in ink to title page from Frith to Arlott. Good dustwrapper. Ex John Arlott collection. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 465:
Lot 465
'A History of the Derbyshire County Cricket Club'. Walter J. Piper. First edition, Derby 1897. Original maroon quarter leather, gilt to spine. Signed in black ink to front endpaper by John Arlott. Ex John Arlott collection. Small loss to head of spine with some wear. Breaking to front internal hinge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
Lot 466:
Lot 466
'The Memorial Biography of Dr W.G. Grace'. Lord Hawke, Harris and Home Gordon. London 1919. First edition. Original decorative covers. Ex John Arlott collection. Minor ageing to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £20
Lot 467:
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'The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1876-77 to 1977-78'. Bill Frindall. London 1979. Leather bound de luxe presentation edition with gilt lettering, gilt to top edges. Signed in ink to the title page by Frindall, with additional dedication to front endpaper to John Arlott who wrote the foreword, Thank you for much encouragement, goodwill and for many hours of splendid listening. Bill Frindall 1979'. Ex John Arlott collection. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £55
Lot 468:
Lot 468
'Man at Play. Nine Centuries of Pleasure Making', John Armitage, London 1977. Sold with two non cricket titles, 'Wellington', Richard Aldington, London 1946. 'Trumpets from Montparnasse', Robert Gibbings, London 1955. All three titles signed by the author with dedication to John Arlott. Ex John Arlott collection. Some faults to dustwrappers otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
Lot 469:
Lot 469
Large format cricket books. 'An Eye for Cricket', Patrick Eagar and John Arlott, Sevenoaks 1979. Signed by both authors. 'The History of Cricket', Robin Marlar, London 1979. Signed with dedication to John Arlott by Marlar. 'Barclays World of Cricket. The Game from A to Z', E.W. Swanton and John Woodcock, London 1980. Signed with dedications to Arlott by Swanton and Woodcock. 'England v Australia. A pictorial history of the Test matches since 1877', David Frith, Guildford 1981. Signed with dedication to Arlott by Frith. Ex John Arlott collection. Minor faults to one dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 470:
Lot 470
Signed cricket books. Three original hardbacks with good dustwrappers, each title signed by the author. 'No Ashes for England. The story of the Australian Tour 1950-1', E.M. Wellings, London 1951. 'Cricket from the Middle', Doug Insole, London 1960. Signed to the title page by Insole, and to the front endpaper with dedication, 'With profound thanks to my ghost and mentor- "The most popular commentator of all", Doug'. 'A Spell from Laker on cricketers past and present', Jim Laker, London 1979. Signed with dedication to Arlott on the half title page, 'Dear John, Far from being a masterpiece of cricket literature, it is more importantly a souvenir for you to cement our 30 years friendship. Jim Laker'. Also 'Imran Khan. All Round View', Imran Khan, London 1989. Original softback, signed by Imran Khan. Ex John Arlott collection. Good/ very good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
Lot 471:
Lot 471
Cricket histories and biography. Six titles including 'Worcestershire County Cricket Club. A Pictorial History', M.D. Vockins, London 1980. Includes a card with message to John Arlott from the author. 'The Guardian Book of Sport 1981/2', John Samuel, London 1981. Signed with dedication to Arlott by Samuel. 'C.B. The Life of Charles Burgess Fry', Clive Ellis, London 1984. 'Double Century. 200 Years of Cricket in The Times', Marcus Williams, London 1985. Signed by the author with dedication to Arlott. 'Australian Cricket Crowds: The Attendance Cycle. Daily Figures, 1877-1984', Richard Cashman, privately published in New South Wales, c1986. Signed with dedication to Arlott by Cashman, dated 24th September 1986. 'The Pavilion Book of Pavilions', Jonathan Rice, London 1991. Signed by the author. Ex John Arlott collection. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 472:
Lot 472
Signed first editions. Seven first edition hardbacks, each signed by the author, some with dedication to John Arlott. 'Bat, Ball, Wicket and All', G.D. Martineau, London 1950. 'The Book of Cricket Verse', Gerald Brodribb, London 1953. 'The County Cricket Championship', Roy Webber, London 1957. 'The Duke who was Cricket', John Marshall, London 1961. 'The Professionals', Geoffrey Nicholson, London 1964. 'The Best-Loved Game. One Summer of English Cricket', Geoffrey Moorhouse, London 1979. 'P.G.H. Fender. A Biography', Richard Streeton, London 1981. Includes a two page typed letter to Arlott from Streeton thanking him for his review. Ex John Arlott collection. Good dustwrappers. Odd faults to some titles, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £42
Lot 473:
Lot 473
The Playfair Cricket Annual 1948-1990. Near complete run of the Annual, the copies for 1948 (first year of issue) to 1962, large issue. The majority bound in green cloth in thirteen volumes, original wrappers retained. Volumes are 1948-1950, 1951-1953, 1954-1956, 1957-1959, 1960-1962, 1963-1966, 1967-1968, 1969-1970, 1971-1972, 1973-1974, 1975-1978, 1979-1982 (individual copies in slipcase), 1983-1986, and unbound individual issues for 1987, 1989 and 1990. The 1972, 1974, 1975 and 1977 issues signed to the front cover by John Arlott. Ex John Arlott collection. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £95
Lot 474:
Lot 474
Northern Cricket Society dinner menus 1951-1994. Eight official menus for dinners held on 14th February 1951, 25th July 1951 at the Queens Hotel, Leeds, 'Dinner to the New Zealand Cricketers', 2nd July 1958, 'All-Yorkshire Night', Headingley Ballroom, 18th November 1964, 'High Tea to honour the West Indies' Cricketers' at the Guildford Hotel, Leeds, 3rd August 1966, 'High Tea to pay tribute to Yorkshire, 1933-39', Guildford Hotel Leeds, 5th January 1967 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 475:
Lot 475
Sykes's Cricket bats c1888. Original three page advertising pamphlet issued by 'Sykes Spring Handled Cricket Bat' in the form of a competition in which three prizes, each worth three guineas will be awarded for the highest score achieved using a Sykes bat. The front cover lists the prizes, the second pages the rules, and the third page, a description of the bat with testimonials. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 476:
Lot 476
'England v Australia. Season 1921. A Cricket Centenary'. Two page folded pamphlet commemorating the 100th Test with printed picture of the Australian team to front cover, record of the results of the ninety nine games previous, fixtures for 1921 and printed signatures of the Australian touring party. Produced by Winox Wine Ltd of Surrey. Folds and creasing otherwise in fair/good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 477:
Lot 477
Western Canada Cricket Association Tournament 1926. Official menu for the banquet held at the MacDonald Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, 4th August 1926, for the Tournament which took place 2nd-7th August 1926. The eight page menu with decorative wrappers and blue cord tie. Internal pages feature a photograph of the Edmonton Parliament building, officers, menu and autograph pages. Some wear to edges of the wrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 478:
Lot 478
Second Australia tour to England 1880. Official invitation issued to 'Mr Baker' from the Lord Mayor of London, Sir Francis Truscott, to the 'Australian Cricketers' for the dinner held at Mansion House, 4th October 1880. The final match of the tour had been played on 29th September and this dinner was given to celebrate the success of the tour on the eve of their return home. An article published in the Melbourne Argus on 18th November 1880 gives a detailed description of the event including transcripts of the toasts and replies. Notably, this was 'the first occasion on which the chief magistrate of London has chosen to do honour to the representatives of our national game. Invitations were sent to upwards of 300 gentlemen, more or less associated with cricket'. the identity of 'Mr Baker' is not known. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £160
Lot 479:
Lot 479
The Ashes. England v Australia 1926. Official complimentary ticket valid for all days play of the fifth Test match at The Oval, 14th-18th August 1926. The ticket issued to 'E. Tyldesley' with annotation in ink 'Admit to reserved seats in West Wing (Bottom)'. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
It is assumed that the recipient of the ticket was Ernest Tyldesley of Lancashire. Tyldesley had played in the previous Test at Old Trafford and was England's top scorer with 81 in their only innings. He was not selected for the final Test and, having completed a match with Lancashire on the 13th and Lancashire's next match not starting until the 21st August, it is feasible that he could have attended the Oval Test
Lot 480:
Lot 480
India tour to England 1932. Official invitation given by Sir Bhupendra Nath Mitra, High Commissioner for India, 'To meet H.H. The Maharaj Rana Saheb of Porbandar and the Members of the All-India Cricket Team' at India House, Aldwych, London, 28th June 1932. The invitation issued to 'The Captain, Ladies Section, Hicomind Swimming Club'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
The date of the event corresponds with the last day of the only Test match of the series, played at Lord's, which England won by 158 runs
Lot 481:
Lot 481
Leonard Victor 'Len' Maddocks. Victoria, Tasmania & Australia 1946-1968. Australia tour to England 1956. Four official invitations issued to Maddocks during the 1956 tour for dinners and lunches at Skinners' Hall, London 26th April, Arundel Castle 28th April, Savoy Hotel 30th April, and Armourers' & Brasiers' Hall, London 17th May 1956. The dinners given by the Cricket Writers Club, Sussex County Cricket Welfare Association, British Sportsmans' Club, and Surrey County Cricket Club respectively. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £15
Maddocks played in two Test matches, standing in for the injured wicket keeper Gil Langley
Lot 482:
Lot 482
Kenneth Frank 'Ken' Barrington. Surrey & England 1953-1968. Five official invitations issued to Barrington for events held at Buckingham Palace 27th November 1975, Melbourne Cricket Ground 16th March 1977, Clarence House 20th June 1977, Downing Street 1st November 1979, and the Taj Mahal Hotel, 17th February 1980. Folds to three invitations, one also with file holes, the others in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 483:
Lot 483
Invitations and event programmes 1886-2006. Black folder comprising approximately forty original invitations and the odd programme, ticket etc, the majority 1960s-1980s. Earlier examples include an invitation to a smoking concert given by Hampstead Nondescripts C.C. at Freemason's Tavern, London, 18th November 1886, an invitation with original envelope for The Friars Cricket Club Fancy Dress Ball at the New Assembly Rooms, Derby, 18th January 1888, a handbill for 'Entertainment' given by St George's C.C. at Apollo Street Schools (Manchester?) 26th March 1889, a 'Luncheon at Grand Hotel in Honour of the Visit of M.C.C.', 13th February etc. Invitations issued to T. Graveney, I. Chappell, G. Chappell, C. Walters etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 484:
Lot 484
England tour to Australia 1946/47. A presentation calendar depicting a photographic view of the Queensland National Memorial with pale blue ribbon to top and hanging calendar for 1947 below. Typed label to verso, 'Souvenir of Brisbane, Queensland National Memorial to the Visiting English Cricketers Year 1946.47. With Compliments from Murray Views Studios. Gympie. Qld.'. From the personal collection of Doug Wright. Previously sold as lot 2461 in the Vennett-Smith auction of March 2001. Minor adhesive mark to the photograph, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £25
Lot 485:
Lot 485
Cricket patents 1909-1951. Blue folder containing twenty original patent specifications for improvements to cricket bats, bat handles, balls, bowling machine, tennis racquets, hockey sticks etc with printed descriptions and diagrams and Patent Office official stamps. Applications are dated 1909 (Qty 7), 1910 (2), 1911 (3), 1913, 1914, 1922 (2), 1923, 1926, and 1951 (2). Well known applicants include F.H. Ayres, H.J. Gradidge, G.W. Beldam, Summer Brown etc. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 486:
Lot 486
Australian tour of England 1956. Official menu for the dinner given by 'The Directors of Mecca Ltd' in honour of the Australian cricket team, held at the Cafe Royal, Manchesters, 15th August 1956. The menu with cover illustrations by Audrey Fawley. Signed to menu page by Ian Johnson (captain), Peter Burge, Neil Harvey, Alan Davidson, John Rutherford and five others. Some splitting with tape repair to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £12
Lot 487:
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Don Bradman. Adelaide Oval Lease 1962. Original official indenture dated 28th November 1962 between The Corporation of the City of Adelaide and the three trustees of the South Australia Cricket Association, R.F. Middleton, A.E. Smith and Don Bradman. The document comprises a covering colour plan of the site and sixteen pages of typed detail describing the terms of the lease. Signed to the final two pages by all parties including Bradman. The twenty five year lease covers the period 1st July 1962 to 30th June 1987 and specifies rents, rights and privileges, admission charges, covenants, repairs etc, with pencil and ink annotations relating to later amendments. Horizontal and vertical folds, some wear to page edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 488:
Lot 488
Lord Harris (Kent) and Lord Hawke (Yorkshire). Two ink signatures on pieces, the signature of Hawke on piece laid down to slightly larger piece. The signature of Harris on piece with crease affecting the signature. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 489:
Lot 489
'Highlight' scorecards 1964-2010. Blue file comprising over forty official and collectors' scorecards relating to notable performances or achievements, the majority signed by the featured player. Signed scorecards include Bob Simpson 311 for Australia against England, Old Trafford 1964, Derek Randall 174 for England v Australia in the Centenary Test 1977, Mal Loye 322 for Northamptonshire v Glamorgan 1998, Shane Warne's maiden first class century batting for Hampshire v Kent 2005, Sir Richard Hadlee's first Test after being knighted in 1990, Graham Gooch 333 for England v India, Lord's 1990, Dickie Bird's final Test, England v India, Lord's 1996, Muralitharan sixteen wickets in the match, England v Sri Lanka, The Oval 1998, Jonathan Trott (184) and Stuart Broad (169) record seventh wicket stand of 332, England v Pakistan, Lord's 2010 etc. Also includes three signed Cricket Memorabilia Society limited edition commemorative scorecards for D.N.T. Zoysa, Test Hat Trick (no. 15/50), Richard Johnson 10 for 45 for Middlesex 1994 (25/101), and Jayasuriya (340 runs) and Mahanama (225) for Sri Lanka v India 1997 (26/50). G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £160
Lot 490:
Lot 490
Cricket scrapbooks 1950s/1960s. Two scrapbooks comprising an extensive collection of press cutting images, also trade cards, the majority signed by the featured player(s), and some to the pages. The albums cover Test matches with comprehensive coverage of County players for the period. England Test player signatures include Dexter, Graveney, Evans, May, Trueman, Parks, Statham, Illingworth etc. Other Test signatures include Gupte, Desai, Contractor, Joshi, Umrigar (India 1959), Hunte, Rodriguez, Gibbs, Kanhai, Valentine (West Indies 1963) etc. Over seven hundred signatures in total, some duplication. The cuttings to the larger album have become detached from the pages and are loose, covers also detached, only fair condition. The smaller album in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
Lot 491:
Lot 491
Cricket dinner menus 1937-2001. A red album of thirty one official cricket dinner menus and gala evening programmes for the period. Earlier menus include Southampton Public Grounds Cricket Association dinner 1937. Southampton and District Club Cricket Association 1949. New South Wales Cricket Association 100th Anniversary Dinner 1958. The Cricket Society 1955 (first Midland dinner), 1967, also 1969 and 1976. Cricket Society of Rhodesia Fifth Annual Dinner 1972. Australian Cricket Society Adelaide Branch 1979 and 1991 etc. Includes five signatures of Ken Barrington, Richie Richardson, Allan Donald, Garry Sobers and Richard Hadlee. Odd faults, overall in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 492:
Lot 492
Signed cricket menus 1953-1998. White folder comprising twelve menus, all signed by attendees. Menus include for a dinner held at the Dorchester, 8th June 1953, signed by Len Hutton, Alec and Eric Bedser. Three menus for 'The Bedsers at 80. Sir Alec and Eric's Gala Charity Dinner' held at the London Hilton, 6th July 1998, signed by M. Gatting, J. Snow, R. Subba Row, J.J. Warr, C. Cowdrey, G. Evans, J.T. Murray, P. Pocock, R. Simpson, M. Stewart, F. Titmus, also John Major etc. Other signatures include F. Trueman, T. Dexter, G. Evans, T. Bailey, D. Hookes, K. Miller etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 493:
Lot 493 Lot 493
W.G. Grace. Nice signature in ink of Grace window mounted below a mono copy photograph of Grace, full length leaving the field of play. Mounted overall 10.25"x16". G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
Lot 494:
Lot 494 Lot 494
Pelham Francis 'Plum' Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Three items of ephemera originally from Warner's personal collection. Official 'Rules of the Marylebone Cricket Club' booklet for 1936. Nine signatures in pencil including Warner (dated 23rd July 1937), Ronald Aird, Julian Piggott, J.W. Weigall etc. Some age toning and foxing. An official 'Timetable of the Special Train' issued by the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway for the M.C.C. visit to Mar del Plata, Argentina, January 1927. The small booklet with printed train departures and 'Hours of Meals at Mar del Plata'. Very good condition. Official four page programme for a speaking engagement given by Warner at the Town Hall, Chatham, 12th October 1948. Horizontal folds and light foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £18
Lot 495:
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Australia 1990. A 'Genuine Aboriginal Throwing Boomerang' signed in ink to verso by thirteen members of the 1990 Australian team. Signatures include Jones, Lawson, S. Waugh, Healy, M. Waugh, Rackemann etc. 18.5". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 496:
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England v Australia 1968. Australian Boomerang for the 'Final Test at the Oval 22nd-27th August 1968. England won by 226 runs'. Signed in ink to verso by both teams. England signatures include Cowdrey (Captain), Dexter, Edrich, Brown, Underwood, Snow, Illingworth, Knott etc. For Australia, Lawry (Captain), Jarman, Redpath, Connolly, Inverarity, Mallett, Walters etc. 19". One signature faded, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £110
Lot 497:
Lot 497
H.M. Martineau's XI tour to Egypt 1939. Official menu for the post-tour 'Dinner to H. Martineau, Esq.' held at the East India And Sports Club, London, 6th July 1939. The single page printed card menu with Club emblem in gold to top, fully signed in pencil by the twelve members of the touring party. Signatures are Martineau, Winlaw, Wyatt, Childs-Clarke, Taylor, Stevens, Brown, Singleton, Powell, Pearce, Crouch and Walker. This appears to be Winlaw's copy. Minor foxing, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
The 1939 tour was the eleventh and final time Martineau took a team to Egypt
Lot 498:
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M.C.C. tour to West Indies 1967/68. Official menu for the BOAC return flight to London from Georgetown, Guyana. The four page large format menu nicely signed in ink to the rear page by all sixteen members of the touring party. Signatures are Cowdrey (Captain), Barrington, Graveney, Boycott, Pocock, Jones, Edrich, Hobbs, Brown, Parks, Milburn, Snow, Higgs, Lock, D'Oliveira, Knott and the manager, Ames. Light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
Fred Titmus was an original member of the touring party, but was replaced by Tony Lock after a boating accident in which Titmus lost four toes shortly before the third Test
Lot 499:
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England tour to India and Sri Lanka 1992/93. Official menu for the Air Lanka return flight to London from Colombo. The eight page large format menu with decorative card wrappers, nicely signed in ink to the first page by all twenty members of the touring party. Signatures include Stewart, Gatting, Atherton, Gooch, Fairbrother, Lewis, Malcolm, Salisbury, Blakey, Reeve etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 500:
Lot 500
Signed menus 1930s-1990s. White folder comprising nineteen official menus for dinners, tours, celebrations etc all signed or multi-signed. Includes a menu for the Union-Castle Line signed by seven English cricketers travelling to South Africa for coaching appointments in South Africa in 1955. Signatures include Joe Hardstaff, Eddie Watts (this being Watt's copy), Ray Illingworth, Percy Davis etc. Other signatures include Ron Hammence, Percy Fender, Tom Dean, Lance Gibbs, Donald Carr, Eric Russell, Alec and Eric Bedser, Brian Close etc. Also includes some footballers' signatures including John Hollins, George Cohen, Alan Ball etc.
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 501:
Lot 501
Autographed ephemera 1920s-1990s. White folder comprising a variety of signed items including trade cards, album pages, pieces, cutting photographs etc. Approximately two hundred signatures in total, the majority in ink. Earlier signatures include J. Iddon, J. White, B. Bowes, E.H. Bowley, James Langridge, J. Hobbs, I. Peebles, G. Allen, K.S. Duleepsinhji, A. Crawley, May, Lock, Brennan, Lester, Trueman, Milburn etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 502:
Lot 502
Charles Henry Palmer. Worcestershire, Leicestershire & England 1938-1959. M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1948/49. An invitation card and three further invitations on Union-Castle Line R.M.M.V. Durban Castle' headed paper, for cocktail parties held on board during the journey to South Africa on 14th, 18th, 19th and 21st October 1948. The invitations issued to Charles Palmer and each signed in ink by Palmer. All four with small pin holes with slight rusting to one corner, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
The team left Southampton on 7th October and arrived in Cape Town on the 22nd. Palmer played in eleven matches on the tour scoring 478 runs at an average of 34.14 with one century, but was not selected for the Test matches. His only Test appearance was on the 1953/54 tour to West Indies
Lot 503:
Lot 503
M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1927/28. Official invitation for a 'Luncheon at Grand Hotel' given by the Corporation of Grahamstown, Cape of Good Hope 'in Honour of Visit of M.C.C.' on 13th February 1928. The invitation signed in pencil by eight members of the team who played for South African Schools in the tour match against M.C.C. at Grahamstown, 13th & 14th February 1928. Notable signatures include Ken Viljoen (27 Tests for South Africa), and first class players, L.E. de Villiers, D.A. Theophilus, H.D. Bowley, and C.R.H. Byron. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
The penultimate match of the tour was drawn, Byron was top scorer in the match with 101, Tich Freeman taking six wickets for M.C.C. in South African Schools' only innings
Lot 504:
Lot 504
Thomas William Spencer. Kent 1935-1946. Test umpire. Photograph album comprising original press photographs and newspaper cuttings collected by Spencer and his family, covering his playing and umpiring careers, service in the War, family history etc. Includes good coverage of cuttings and press photographs of the notorious 'streaker' incident in the 1975 World Cup final and other pitch incursions, also an original two page typed contract issued by the South African Cricket Association to Spencer as a cricket coach in 1950/51, signed by the former England Captain, A.H.H. Gilligan, as a witness. Other notable incidents recorded include no-balling Jeff Thomson twelve times in a World Cup match against Pakistan, receiving his OBE in 1976 etc. Earlier items include two early mono real photograph postcards of Spencer as a boy in his local football teams. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £280
Spencer played 76 first class matches for Kent. He was appointed to the first class umpires list in 1950 and went on to stand in seventeen Test matches and the first World Cup final in 1975 with Dickie Bird. Spencer died in 1995
Lot 505:
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Thomas William Spencer. Kent 1935-1946. Cricket World Cup Final 1975. Silver medal presented to Spencer who umpired the Final with Dickie Bird at Lord's, 21st June 1975. To front, 'The Prudential Cup. Umpire 1975' surrounding raised cricket ball in sun burst to centre. Hallmarked London 1975 and engraved to verso 'International Cricket Championship. T.W. Spencer OBE'. In original presentation case. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £800
Lot 506:
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Thomas William Spencer. Kent 1935-1946. Three official medals presented to Spencer for officiating in Cup finals at Lord's. Two gold metal medals for Benson and Hedges finals, Leicestershire v Yorkshire 1972 (first year of the competition) and Kent v Worcestershire 1976. Also a silver medal by Garrard & Co for the Gillette Cup Final 1977, Glamorgan v Middlesex, hallmarked Birmingham 1977. All three medals in original presentation cases. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
Lot 507:
Lot 507
Pakistan tour to England 1971. Original British Rail menu and tariff signed in ink to the verso by sixteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Intikhab Alam (Captain), Asif Iqbal, Zaheer Abbas, Perves Sajjad, Asif Masood, Saaed Ahmed, Sadiq Mohammad, Imran Khan etc. Some creasing and wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 508:
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Surrey C.C.C. c1956. Original one pound (£1) Bank of England banknote, signed in various coloured inks to the verso by fourteen members of the Surrey team and one other. Signatures include Surridge, May, A. Bedser, E. Bedser, Stewart, Laker, Loader, Barrington, Lock etc. Some splitting to vertical fold, general wear, slight fading to some signatures
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 509:
Lot 509
Bodyline. M.C.C. tour to Australia 1932/33. Original bookplate frontispiece photograph of the M.C.C. touring party seated and standing in rows wearing tour blazers. Signed in later years in ink to the page by Voce, Larwood, Brown, Allen, Sutcliffe and Wyatt. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 510:
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Sri Lanka v England. Inaugural Test match 1982. Official match ticket for the match played at the P. Sara Stadium, Colombo, 17th-21st February 1982. Fifteen signatures in ink to both sides including ten members of the England touring party. England signatures are Fletcher (Captain), Gower, Gatting, Allott, Tavare, Dilley, Underwood, Willis, Taylor and Emburey. The ticket is hole punched for the four days of actual play. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
England won by seven wickets, Emburey taking six wickets in Sri Lanka's second innings
Lot 511:
Lot 511
West Indies tour to England 1933. Official match ticket for Sir Lindsay Parkinson's XI v West Indians played at Stanley Park, Blackpool, 16th- 18th August 1933. Also a cutting of an image of George Headley with biographical details, signed in ink by Headley. The two items laid down to one card. The ticket clipped in three places to top edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Parkinson's XI won by seven wickets despite Martindale taking eight wickets for the West Indies in the first innings
Lot 512:
Lot 512
'The Final Test' 1953. Five original official mono photographs (one duplicate) of stills from the film starring Jack Warner, directed by Anthony Asquith. One photograph features Warner in his character of Sam Palmer on the balcony at the The Oval with Denis Compton, Len Hutton and Cyril Washbrook who featured in the film as themselves, all wearing cricket attire, Compton wearing an M.C.C. tour blazer. 10"x8". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 513:
Lot 513
Facsmile autograph sheets 1930s onward. Blue file comprising approximately fifty autograph sheets, team photographs etc with facsimile signatures. Sheets include Australia tours to England 1938, 1948, 1961, 1964, 1972 etc, England Test team 1938, M.C.C. tours to Australia 1946/47, to Pakistan & Ceylon 1969, New Zealand tour to England 1973, also Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, some English counties, Australian state teams etc. Good reference material. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £40
Lot 514:
Lot 514
M.C.C. tour of Australia & New Zealand 1962/63. Official autograph sheet for the tour. Fully signed in ink by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures include Dexter (Captain), Cowdrey, Barrington, Graveney, Statham, Trueman, Titmus etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 515:
Lot 515
M.C.C. Australasian tour 1965/66. Official autograph sheet for the tour. Fully signed in ink by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures include Smith (Captain), Cowdrey, Barber, Barrington, Boycott, Edrich, Higgs, Murray, Parfitt, Parks, Titmus etc. The sheet with horizontal and vertical folds is laid down to card, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £35
Lot 516:
Lot 516
M.C.C. tour of Australia & New Zealand 1970/71. Official autograph sheet for the tour. Fully signed in ink by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures include Illingworth (Captain), Cowdrey, Boycott, D'Oliveira, Edrich, Fletcher, Knott, Snow, Taylor, Underwood, Ward etc. Light vertical fold, otherwise in very good condition. A rarer sheet
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Illingworth's England team regained the Ashes in the 1970/71 series. Alan Ward fractured his ankle and returned home after only five matches into the tour to be replaced by Willis
Lot 517:
Lot 517 Lot 517
England Test matches at Lord's 1973. Official autograph sheet signed fully signed by the eleven members of the England team for the third Test v West Indies played at Lord's 23rd-27th August 1973. West Indies won by an innings and 226 runs (Kanhai 157, Sobers 150, Julian 121). Also a similar fully signed sheet for the second Test v New Zealand, 21st-26th June 1973 The match was drawn (Congdon 175, Burgess 105, Pollard 105). Signatures include Illingworth, Amiss, Arnold, Boycott, Fletcher, Greig, Knott etc. The New Zealand sheet trimmed, with old tape to lower edge affecting the signature of Snow. Both sheets with folds and creasing, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £32
Lot 518:
Lot 518
M.C.C. tour to West Indies 1974. Official autograph sheet for the tour. Fully signed in ink by all eighteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Denness (Captain), Greig, Amiss, Arnold, Boycott, Fletcher, Hayes, Hendrick, Willis etc. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Lot 519:
Lot 519
M.C.C. tour to India, Sri Lanka and Australia 1976-1977. Official autograph sheet for the tour. Fully signed in ink by all eighteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Greig (Captain), Brearley, Amiss, Knott, Lever, Randall, Selvey, Underwood, Willis, Woolmer etc. Vertical fold, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 520:
Lot 520
England tour to Pakistan and New Zealand 1977-1978. Official autograph sheet for the tour. Fully signed in ink by all nineteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Brearley (Captain), Boycott, Botham, Downton, Edmonds, Gatting, Old, Randall, Taylor, Willis etc. Also nicely signed in ink to verso by Ken Barrington. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 521:
Lot 521
England tour to Australia 1978-1979. Official autograph sheet for the tour. Signed in ink by all twenty members of the party including Brearley (Captain), Willis, Botham, Boycott, Emburey, Gooch, Gower, Lever, Miller, Radley, Randall etc. The sheet appears to have been slightly unevenly trimmed. Light fold marks otherwise good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £32
Lot 522:
Lot 522
England v West Indies 1984. One day Internationals. Official autograph sheet for the series. Signed in ink by all thirteen members of the England team including Gower (Captain), Bairstow, Botham, Cowans, Fowler, Gatting, Lamb, Pringle, Willis etc. Number label laid down to lower part of the page. Horizontal folds and creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 523:
Lot 523
Australia tour to England 1956. Official autograph sheet for the tour. Nicely signed in ink by all seventeen members of the team including Johnson (Captain), Miller, Benaud, Davidson, Harvey, Lindwall, Rutherford, Langley etc. Horizontal fold mark, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 524:
Lot 524
Australia tour to England 1964. Official autograph sheet for the tour. Nicely signed in ink by all seventeen members of the team including Simpson (Captain), Booth, Burge, Connolly, Grout, Hawke, Lawry, McKenzie, Redpath etc. Light fold marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 525:
Lot 525
Australia tour to England 1968. Official autograph sheet for the tour, nicely signed in ink by all seventeen members of the team. Signatures include Lawry (Captain), Jarman, Chappell, Connolly, Gleeson, Hawke, Inverarity, Mallett, Redpath, Walters etc. Light creasing and small nicks to two, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £18
Lot 526:
Lot 526
Australia v England 1970/71. Official autograph sheet on New South Wales Cricket Association letterhead for the seventh Test played at Sydney, 12th-17th February 1971. Signed in ink by eleven members of the England touring party, some of whom played in the Test, and the twelve members of the Australian team. England signatures include Illingworth (Captain), Edrich, Underwood, Boycott, Luckhurst, Shuttleworth etc. Australia signatures include I. Chappell (Captain), Redpath, Walters, Lillee, Marsh, G. Chappell, Jenner etc. Light folds, otherwise in good condition. A rarer sheet
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £95
England regained the Ashes, winning the series 2-0 with four matches drawn. The third Test at Melbourne had been abandoned without a ball being bowled, and an extra Test was arranged
Lot 527:
Lot 527
Australia tour to England 1972. Official autograph sheet for the tour. Signed in ink by all seventeen playing members of the Australia touring party. Signatures in a variety of pens include I. Chappell (Captain), Stackpole, G. Chappell, Edwards, Gleeson, Inverarity, Lillee, Mallett, Marsh, Taber, Walters etc. Light fold, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £18
Lot 528:
Lot 528 Lot 528
Australia World Cup tour to Canada and United Kingdon 1975. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all nineteen members of the touring party. Signatures include I. Chappell (Captain), G. Chappell, Edwards, Gilmore, Laird, Lillee, McCosker, Mallett, Marsh, Thomson, Walker, Walters etc. Light folds, otherwise in good condition. Also an official autograph sheet for the 1977 tour to England signed by sixteen members of the touring party, lacking the signature of McCosker. The sheet trimmed, light folds, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
Lot 529:
Lot 529
'World Series Cricket Tour 1978-79. Australian Team Autographs'. Rarer official autograph sheet signed by twenty members of the Australian team. Signatures include I. Chappell (Captain), G. Chappell, Bright, T. Chappell, Gilmour, Hookes, Laird, Langer, Lillee, Marsh, Malone, Pascoe, Redpath, Walker etc. Lacking the signatures of Edwards and McCosker. Horizontal folds, file holes to left edge, some wear, adhesive marks to verso
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 530:
Lot 530
Australia tour to England 1980. Official autograph sheet for the Centenary Test on Australian Cricket Board letterhead, nicely signed in ink by all fourteen players. Signatures include G. Chappell (captain), Hughes, Border, Bright, Dyson, Lillee, Mallett, Marsh, Pascoe, Thomson, Wood, Yallop etc. Horizontal folds and light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
Lot 531:
Lot 531
Australia tour to England and Sri Lanka 1981. Official autograph sheet for the tour signed in ink by all twenty members of the touring party. Signatures include Hughes (captain), Marsh, Alderman, Border, Bright, T. Chappell, Hogg, Lawson, Lillee, Wood, Yallop etc. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 532:
Lot 532
County cricket 1980s/2000s. Two albums comprising a collection of over sixty trade cards, official player portraits, postcards etc, approximately half signed by the featured player. Good Hampshire coverage. Hampshire signatures include Taylor, Laney, Mascarenhas, Francis, Warne, Mullally, White, Stephenson, R. Smith etc. Trade card series include epix.com and Cornhill Insurance Test Series etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 533:
Lot 533
Signed cigarette cards 1930s. Thirty three cigarette cards, each signed in ink to the face by the featured player. Series are John Player & Sons, 'Cricketers 1934' nos. 13, 16, 17, 22, 24, 27, 31, 32 and 40. 'Cricketers 1938' nos. 4 (laid down), 7, 8, 11-14, 18, 25-27, 29, 33, 40, 42, 44-46, 48 and 49. Also 'Cricketers 1930' no. 16, and a Wills's 'Cricketers' 1928 second series, no. 12 (Dawson). Odd duplication. The majority of cards with adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £340
Lot 534:
Lot 534 Lot 534
Signed cigarette and trade cards 1920s/1930s. Thirteen cigarette and trade cards, each signed to the front by the featured player. Series are Ogden's 'Cricket 1926', Gilligan. 'Prominent Cricketers of 1938', Barnett, Copson and Cope. Carreras 'Series of Cricketers' 1934, Brown. 'Young Britain Favourite Cricketers' 1922, Hobbs and Durston. Godfrey Phillips 'Pinnace' miniature series, Shipman. 'Chums Cricketers' 1923, Mann. 'Sunripe Caricatures of Famous Cricketers', Holmes and Sandham. 'Ardath Photocards' series E 1938, Hutton. Also a card of Harold Larwood signed to the front and back. Adhesive marks to the Larwood card, the others in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £200
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Ogden's 'Tabs' early cricket cigarette cards. 'General Interest Series A' 1901. Twenty five cards nos. 126-150 comprising all cricketers featured in the full series of 150. One duplicate. Some cards trimmed. Series B 1902, twenty six cards of the cricketers from the series, numbered 126-177, also no. 122 of Melbourne Cricket Ground. Odd minor faults otherwise in good condition. Series D 1902, all five cricketers from the series, numbered 168-175. Series E 1902, nos. 43, 47, 51 and 52. Series F 1902, nos. 93, 95, 116, 123, 280, 346. 'Our Leading Cricketers' 1901 of Abel, Hearne, Shrewsbury and Briggs. 'General Interest' 1903, three team cards of London C.C.C. v Cambridge, v Australians and v All Ireland. Also other unnumbered cards of Shooter, Barnes, Garnett, Jackson, Lilley, Hunter, and 'Comic Cricket Match, Woodside Athletic Sports'. Ogden's 'Guinea Gold New Series 1', nos. B22, B32, B197, 190, also unnumbered cards of Woods, Lord Harris, Dan Leno, Bats belonging to Read and Hayward, Sir A. Conan Doyle. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
Lot 536:
Lot 536
Boys Magazine 'ZAT' cricketer cards 1933. Medium size, plain blue backs. Full set of eleven cards, each numbered. VG. Rare
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £28
Lot 537:
Lot 537
'Australian Cricket Team'. Sniders & Abrahams (Australia) Standard Cigarettes 1905. Two rare cards from the series of fifteen of S.E. Gregory and W.D[P] Howells. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 538:
Lot 538
'Derby'. Rare early colour shield shaped trade card with cameo of a fielder to left hand side and batsman to right. 'Derby' in scroll below. J. Baines Litho, Bradford c1900. With advertising to reverse. Small nick to lower point of shield, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 539:
Lot 539
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1932/33 'Bodyline'. Full set of fifteen small real photograph trade cards, fourteen of the fifteen feature members of the touring team to Australia. Includes Jardine, Voce, Larwood, Tate, Wyatt, Bowes, Pataudi, Hammond, Leyland etc and the fifteenth card is of Jack Hobbs who went as a journalist. The cards measure approx. 1"x2" each. Series not known. Each card is numbered to front with name of player. 61-75. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 540:
Lot 540
'Famous Cricketers including the South African Test Team'. Sunripe Cigarettes. R.&J. Hill 1925. Forty six cigarette cards from the set of fifty large cards. Lacking numbers 7, 8, 17, 30, 31, 47. Duplicates of nos. 10 and 48. Rarer cards. Good
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £28
Lot 541:
Lot 541
Stamina Self-Supporting Trousers. 'An Ideal Cricket Eleven' c1947. Full set of twelve cards including title card and eleven subjects. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 542:
Lot 542
'County Cricket Badges'. 'Silk issue. BDV'. Godfrey Phillips 1921. Full set of seventeen silk emblems of the sixteen County teams and M.C.C. touring badge. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 543:
Lot 543 Lot 543
'Cricketers'. Cohen Weenan 1926. Full set of twenty five cards in good condition. Rarer set. Sold with Boy's Realm 'Famous Cricketers' 1922. Full set of 15 real photograph cards. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £75
Lot 544:
Lot 544
Gallaher's 'Famous Cricketers' 1926. Complete set of 100 cigarette cards depicting Australians and England players. Very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 545:
Lot 545
Dudgeon & Arnell's 'Patrol Tobacco'. 'The 1934 Australian Test Team'. Full set of sixteen cards in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 546:
Lot 546
'Caricatures of Famous Cricketers including Test Teams'. R. & J. Hill 'Sunripe' Cigarettes. 1926. Full set of fifty larger cards from the series. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 547:
Lot 547
Cigarette and trade cards. Green folder comprising eighteen original complete sets of cigarette cards. Series are Major Drapkin 'Test Cricketers' 1928 (Qty 40). Ogden's 'Prominent Cricketers of 1938' (50). John Player & Sons 'Cricketers 1934' (50), 'Cricketers 1930' (50), and 'Cricketers Caricatures by "RIP"' 1926 (50). Carreras 'Turf Cigarettes Famous Cricketers' 1950 (50), W.D. & H.O. Wills 'Cricketers' 1928 (50), 'English Cricketers' 1926 (25), 'Cricketers' 1928 second series (50). D.C. Thompson 'County Cricketers' series 'The Hotspur' 1957 (16), 'The Wizard' 1957 (16), 'Adventure' (16) 1957 etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £100
Lot 548:
Lot 548
Cigarette and trade cards. Red folder comprising eleven original complete sets of trade cards. Series are A&BC Gum 'Cricketers' 1959 (Qty 48). Bassett & Co 'Play Cricket 1980' (50), Richard Lloyd & Sons Bondman Cigarettes Cricketers Puzzle Series 1930 (25). Barratt & Co 'Test Cricketers by E.W. Swanton' 1956 (35). Kane Products '1956 Cricketers' (50), 'Cricket Clubs and Badges' 1957 (25). Master Vending Machine Ltd 'Cricketer Series New Zealand 1958' (16). Morning Foods 'Test Cricketers England- Australia Coronation Year- 1953' (25). Gallagher Park Drive 'Champions' second series 1935 (48). Carreras 'Series of Cricketers' 1934 (50) etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £100
Lot 549:
Lot 549 Lot 549
Cigarette and trade cards part sets. Red folder comprising a good selection of incomplete sets. Series include [South] African Tobacco Manufacturers 'The World of Sport' 1939 (Qty 8). A.W. Allen Confectionery (Australia) 'Cricketers' 1934/35 and 1935/36 (12), also 'Cricketers' 1938 (12). Barratt & Co 'Cricketers, Footballers and Football Teams' 1928 (13), 'Cricket Team Folders' 1933 (16), 'Test Cricketers Series B' 1937 (15), 'South African Cricketers Series' 1929 (4), 'Australian Cricketers Action Series' 1926, (1, W.A. Oldfield). Boys' Magazine Cricketers 1922 (13) including Jack Hobbs signed to verso in pencil by Hobbs. Amalgamated Press 'Sporting Champions' 1922 (8). Australian Liquorice 'Giant Brand' Australian Cricketers 1930 (18). Other series include 'Chums', Churchman, Gallaghers, etc. Odd faults to some series, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £200
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Cigarette and trade cards part sets. Blue folder comprising a good selection of incomplete sets. Series include R. & J. Hill 'Famous Cricketers' 1923, set of forty, lacking no. 25. Godfrey Phillips (Australia) B.D.V. 'Test Cricketers 1932-1933' (Qty 4). Godfrey Phillips (London) 'Cricketers' brown back 1924 (7), 'Famous Cricketers' 1926 (15), 'Spot the Winner' 1937 (15), Pinnace Series, miniatures 1924 (17). Hartley's Tobacco Cape Town, 'South African English Tour 1929', two cards of Macmillan and Vincent. Hoadley's Chocolates, Melbourne, 'Test Cricketers' 1936/37, small format, nos. 25 and 34, also the medium format series 1938 nos. 12, 22 and Farnes, 'Empire Games and Test Teams' 1932, nos. 32, 37, 41. Kiddy's Favourites 'Popular Cricketers' 1948, set of 52 lacking nos. 30 and 48. J. Millhoff & Co 'Famous Test Cricketers' 1928, 10 medium format, 3 small format, 'In the Public Eye' 1930, all four cricketers in the series. Snider & Abrahams Ltd (Australia) 'Cricketers in Action' 1906, 'Milo' backs, seven cards of Braund (2 copies), MacGregor, Haigh, Gunn, Hill and Hirst. Cohen, Weenon & Co 'Cricketers, Footballers, Jockeys' 1900, two cards of Abel and Mason. Other issues include News Chronicle, J.A. Patreiouex, Potter & Moore, D.C. Thomson, F. & J. Smith etc. Odd faults to some series, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 551:
Lot 551
Cigarette and trade cards part sets. Blue folder comprising a good selection of incomplete sets. Series include Sweetacre (Australia) Cricketers 1932-33 (Qty 45). Taddy & Co 'County Cricketers' 1908 (12), 'South African Cricket Team 1907' (4). W.D. & H.O. Wills 'Cricketers' 1926, Australian issue, nos. 4 Kelleway and 37 Ambler (faded), 'Cricket Season 1928-29' (30), 'Australian and English Cricketers' 1911 'Capstan' (11), 'Havelock' (1), 'Vice Regal' (19), 'Cricketers' 1908 (47), 'Prominent Australian and English Cricketers', Australia 1907 (7), 'Australian Club Cricketers' 1906/06 (14), 'Australian and South African Cricketers' 1910 (9 with red borders, 12 blue). Other issues include Sweetule, Alexander Boguslavsky, Amalgamated Press etc. Sold with two further albums, one comprising modern and reproduction cricket cards, the other a good selection of general sporting and other interests including cricket, horse racing, olympics etc. Odd faults, adhesive marks to some series, overall in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £380
Lot 552:
Lot 552 Lot 552
Early cricket cards. A pair of 19th century colour chromolithograph cricket cards each with an image of a boy cricketer wearing a red cap in batting pose, one holding the bat aloft, the other being clean bowled. Both have 'Copyright 1881 by O.J. Ramsdell' (Ross Climax Cigars of U.S.A). Each card overprinted in panel by advertisers. The cards measure 3"x5". Very good condition. Sold with a similar colour card for Huntley & Palmers Biscuits depicting a colour cricket scene. To verso, printed details of the company's product range, with details in French for the 'Grand Prix de L'Exposition Universelle de Paris 1878'. 3"x4.5". Minor wear and age toning, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 553:
Lot 553
Signed trade and postcards 1960s-1990s. A collection of over one hundred signed trade and postcards in two folders of mainly county and some Test cricketers. Good Kent representation. Signatures include Binks, Botham, DeFreitas, Dilley, Downton, C. Cowdrey, Ealham, Fraser, Gatting, Gower, Greig, Tavare, Underwood etc. Also J. Bracewell, M. Crowe, Hadlee (New Zealand), Cronje (South Africa), Hughes, Warne, Zoehrer (Australia), Marshall, Baptiste (West Indies) etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £95
Lot 554:
Lot 554
Reginald Thomas David 'Reg' Perks. Worcestershire & England 1930-1955. Colour plainback postcard featuring a caricature of Perks by Major Davis, produced for his benefit year in 1947. Signed in ink to the front by Perks. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 555:
Lot 555
New Zealand. Canterbury v Otago 1931. Official programme/ scorecard for the match played at Lancaster Park, Christchurch, 25th-29th December 1931. Rusting to staples, some wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
Canterbury won by three wickets despite Blunt scoring 338no and Badcock 105 for Otago in their second innings
Lot 556:
Lot 556 Lot 556
Duke of Beaufort's XI v Tom Goddard's XI 1948. Tom Goddard benefit match. Official folding card programme for the match to commemorate the 'Opening of the Memorial Ground' at the Badminton Cricket Club on 4th July 1948. Nicely signed to front cover in ink by Goddard, and to the centre pages by all the players and officials including some of the Australia 1948 touring team. Twenty six signatures including the Australians Jack Fingleton, Arthur Mailey, Bill O'Reilly, Allan McGilvray, also Walter Hammond, Bev Lyon, Reg Sinfield, Bob Wyatt, Charlie Barnett, Andy Wilson, Basil Allen etc. Also the Duke of Beaufort, John Arlott (commentator) etc. Some ageing, generally good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £140
Badminton C.C. was located in Wilshire, Gloucestershire and appears to have disbanded in 2011. The Duke of Beaufort's XI won by seven wickets. Top scorer in the match was Basil Allen with 101 for Goddard's XI
Lot 557:
Lot 557
Hampshire v Leicestershire 1950. Official scorecard for the match played at Portsmouth, 20th- 23rd May 1950. Incomplete printed scores. Fully signed by both teams and John Arlott. Twenty four signatures in total. Hampshire signatures include Eagar (Captain), McCorkell, Shackleton, Knott, Dare etc. For Leicestershire Palmer (Captain), Berry, Lester, Prentice, Chapman, Sperry etc. Horizontal fold with slight splitting, adhesive marks to verso. Sold with an official scorecard for Hampshire v Derbyshire, Portsmouth, 19th- 21st May 1948 signed in ink by twenty players. Laid to card with loss and folds. Only fair condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Hampshire beat Leicestershire by six wickets with Shackleton taking twelve wickets. The 1948 match against Derbyshire was drawn with Pope 207no and Rhodes 105no for Derbyshire, Dawson 110 for Hampshire
Lot 558:
Lot 558 Lot 558
Torquay Cricket Festival 1958. Two official scorecards for North v South, 6th-9th September, and England XI v Commonwealth XI, 10th-12th September 1958. Both scorecards fully signed by both teams. Players' names annotated in pink ink below each signature. Signatures include Emmett, Barrington, Watkins, Tremlett, Ingleby-MacKenzie, Titmus, Lock, Kenyon, Close, Simpson, Illingworth, Dews, Gladwin, Jackson, Brookes, Hanif Mohammad, Worrell, Sobers, McCool, Fuller, Manning etc. Both scorecards laid to album pages. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
South beat North by 38 runs. Commonwealth XI beat England XI by two wickets (Close 102)
Lot 559:
Lot 559
Kent 1930s-1980s. Eight official scorecards, the majority relating to Kent county matches, Kent clubs, or involving Kent players. Scorecards include 'Tich' Freeman's XI v Ashford C.C. c1930 signed to verso by Freeman. Kent v Sussex, Tunbridge Wells Cricket Week, 23rd-26th June 1951 signed by Jim Parks who scored 188 for Sussex. Kent v Yorkshire, Dover Cricket Week, 21st-24th August 1954 signed in pencil by Phebey, Evans, Pettiford (Kent), Hutton and Illingworth (Yorkshire). Kent C.C.C. v Sevenoaks District A.K.C.C., Alan Dixon benefit match, 25th June 1969, eight signatures to verso including Wilson, Graham, Luckhurst, Asif Iqbal etc. Also England v South Africa, The Oval, 18th- 23rd August 1960, signed by Colin Cowdrey (155) and Geoff Pullar (175) who had an opening stand of 290 in England's second innings. Odd faults to some scorecards, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £130
Lot 560:
Lot 560
Signed programmes and scorecards 1926-2009. Blue folder comprising eight official programmes and approximately thirty official scorecards for Test, County, representative, benefit matches etc, all signed by participating players. Lancashire v Surrey, Old Trafford, 29th May- 1st June 1926 scorecard signed by Jack Hobbs (scorecard split along fold). England v Australia, Lord's, 22nd- 25th June 1934 scorecard signed by Bill Brown (105 runs). Kent v West Indies 28th- 30th August 1957 scorecard signed by Clyde Walcott. Ron Roberts' Commonwealth Team v Wellington played at Wellington, New Zealand 20th-21st March 1962, official programme signed by Benaud, Marshall, Simpson, Stephenson, Weekes etc. England v Australia, Headingley, 2nd- 6th July 1964 scorecard signed by Peter Burge (160 runs). Essex v Australians, Chelmsford, 23rd- 26th August 1975 scorecard signed by Robin Hobbs who scored 100 off 45 balls for Essex in their second innings. Over 150 signatures in total. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 561:
Lot 561
Benefit and testimonial brochures 1940s-1980s. Black file comprising approximately thirty official programmes for cricket and football fundraising matches, some signed. Programmes include benefit and testimonial matches for Peter Smith (Essex 1947), Denis Compton (Middlesex 1949), Len Hutton (Yorkshire 1950), Jack Crapp (Gloucestershire 1951), Godfrey Evans (Kent 1959), Bernard Constable (Surrey 1959), Arthur Phebey (Kent 1960), Tom Clark (Surrey 1961), Micky Stewart (Surrey 1965), John Mortimore (Gloucestershire 1965), Johnny Martin (New South Wales 1972), Keith Boyce (Essex 1977) etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £95
Lot 562:
Lot 562
'London Counties Scorebook 1943'. Brown folder with a near complete selection of disbound original scorebook sheets for London Counties matches played in seasons 1942 and 1943, with batting and bowling summaries for the seasons, all neatly recorded in ink and pencil. Title handwritten to folder cover. Notable players on the London Counties team include J. Hulme, H.W. Lee, J.A. Young, W.F.F. Price, D.C.S. Compton, L.H. Compton (Middlesex), F.S. and J.W. Lee (both Middlesex & Somerset), A.V. Avery (Essex), F.T. Prentice (Leicestershire), F.G. Pierpoint, A. Sandham, A.R. Gover (Surrey), P.F. Judge (Middlesex & Glamorgan), A.E. Fagg (Kent) etc. Scorecards include two for matches played at Lord's, v British Empire XI, 24th July 1943 (Fishlock 94, Halliday 62no for British Empire, D. Compton 75, L. Compton 64 for London Counties) and v Lord's XI, 7th August 1943. All matches are recorded on cricketarchive.com, but not all the listings contain the detail of the game. The collection also includes a small selection of official 'The Cricketer' scoresheets etc. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Lot 563:
Lot 563
'Brian Lara. 501 not out'. Official scorecard for Warwickshire v Durham at Edgbaston, 2nd-6th June 1994 in which Lara achieved the world record first class score of 510 not out. The scorecard is signed in ink by Lara, Trevor Penney (44 for Warwickshire) and John Morris (204 for Durham). VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
Lot 564:
Lot 564
Derek Leslie Underwood. Kent & England 1983-1987. Official scorecard for Sussex v Kent played at Hastings, 30th June- 3rd July 1984 in which Underwood made his only first class century, scoring 111 in Kent's second innings. The scorecard signed in ink by Underwood. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £65
Lot 565:
Lot 565
The Ashes. England v Australia 1948. Facsimile copy of the original scorecard for the fifth Test played at The Oval, 14th-18th August 1948. Nicely signed in later years by six members of the Australian touring party, Bradman, Johnson, Loxton, Johnston, Lindwall and Hammence. Horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
In this famous final Test, Don Bradman playing in his final Test match needed just four runs to take his aggregate to 7,000 runs and his average to 100. He was given a standing ovation walking out to the wicket, Yardley shook his hand and the England team and the crowd gave him 'three cheers'. He then faced one ball from Eric Hollies before being bowled playing forward to the next ball, therefore finishing with a Test average of 99.94. Australia beat England by an innings and 149 runs
Lot 566:
Lot 566
'Special' match scorecards 1930s-1990s. White folder comprising a selection of official match scorecards in featuring notable performances or results. Scorecards include Hutton's 364 for England v Australia, The Oval 1938, Bradman's duck in his last Test innings, The Oval 1948, England regaining the Ashes at The Oval 1953, Laker's nineteen wickets for England v Australia, Old Trafford 1956. etc. The majority with printed and handwritten scores. Includes a further selection of official programmes and brochures for charity matches, benefits, tour matches etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £130
Lot 567:
Lot 567
William Howard Vernon 'Hopper' Levett. Kent & England 1930-1947. Four original mono press photographs featuring Levett in wicketkeeping action in the match, Public Schools v Australians, Lord's, 11th-12th August 1926. Two of the photographs depict Bill Ponsford, the other of William Woodfull batting for the Australians with Levett in close attendance. Originally from Levett's personal collection. The photographs by Sport & General Press Agency, London, each measure 7.75"x5.75", laid down to photographer's mounts, framed and glazed overall 12.5"x10.5". Previously sold as lot 232 in the Mervyn Carey sale of May 1997. Sold with a mono studio portrait of Levett in cameo, head and shoulders wearing cricket attire. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 6.5"x9.5". G/VG. Qty 5
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £5
The Public Schools team was made up of fifteen players. At the start of the Australian innings, Herbert Collins, the Australian captain who was opening the batting complained that all fifteen were on the field. Four returned to the pavilion until an M.C.C. official told Collins that the fielders should return. Unhappy at this, Collins reportedly batted recklessly and threw his wicket away having scored only eight runs. The match ended in a draw, Ponsford (97) and Woodfull (84) were the top scorers
Lot 568:
Lot 568
Kent C.C.C. 1940s-1960s. Six original mono press and official photographs of Kent teams for the period including two by A. Wilkes & Son, West Bromwich. 10"x7.5" and smaller. Crease to one Wilkes image, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £95
Lot 569:
Lot 569
Test and County team photographs 1920s-1970s. Grey folder comprising twenty two team photographs, the majority original mono press photographs of county, England home and touring teams. Photographs include the England Test teams v Australia, Trent Bridge, 7th- 12th June 1956 and v Australia, The Oval, 14th- 16th August 1972, two photographs of the M.C.C. touring party to India 1951/52, the 1956 touring party to South Africa 1956/57 on board the R.M.S. Edinburgh Castle, the England XI for the match v Commonwealth XI, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, 30th August- 1st September 1950 etc. Counties include Derbyshire, Glamorgan, Hampshire, Surrey, Warwickshire, Yorkshire etc. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. Odd faults to some, the majority in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £80
Lot 570:
Lot 570
Cricket photographs 1880s-1980s. Red album comprising a miscellany of fifty four mainly postcard size official player portraits, players in match action, candid photographs etc. Includes two early pre-1900 team photographs by Denham Photo, Dublin (teams unknown), a small possible bookplate photograph of the 1882 Australians, Alan Melville (South Africa) in batting pose, head and shoulders photograph of John Goddard, Captain, West Indies 1950, by A. Wilkes & Son, West Bromwich, Worrell and Sobers walking out to bat at Hastings in 1959, Ken Taylor and John Hampshire walking out to bat for Yorkshire at Scarborough c1965 by Walkers Studios, a portrait of Roy Fredericks, West Indies, by Morley L. Pecker, Hampstead, London etc. Also action shots from the Pakistan and New Zealand tours to England 1978 etc. Odd faults to some photographs, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £180
Lot 571:
Lot 571 Lot 571
County photographs 1940s/1950s. Black file comprising twenty six mainly original press photographs of the period, the majority of match action, also player portraits etc. Good Middlesex and Yorkshire content. Middlesex players featured include Bill Edrich, Syd Brown, Leslie Compton, Walter Robins, Fred Titmus etc. Also includes a number of photographs of Len Hutton in various batting poses etc. Various sizes, 10"x8" and smaller. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 572:
Lot 572
County and Test photographs 1960s. Green file comprising a good selection of fifty seven mainly original press photographs, the majority of match action. Good coverage of Middlesex at Lord's and Sussex at Hove. Matches include England v West Indies, Lord's 1966. Players featured include Tony Lock, Richard Hutton, Mohammad Younis, M.J.K. Smith, Tony Nicholson, Ted Dexter, Peter Parfitt, Fred Titmus, Eric Russell etc. 10"x8" and smaller. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
Lot 573:
Lot 573
Australia tour to England 1953. 'Coronation Tour'. Official mono photograph of the Australia touring party seated and standing in rows wearing tour blazers and cricket attire. Signed in ink to the mount borders by all eighteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Hassett (Captain), Morris, Harvey, de Courcy, Miller, Johnston, Lindwall, Hole, Davidson, Benaud, Ring etc. The photograph measures 8"x5.75", laid to official photographer's mount, overall 12"x9.75". Ageing and creasing to the mount, not affecting the photograph which is in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
England won the fifth and final Test by eight wickets to clinch the Ashes series 1-0, the first four Tests having been drawn
Lot 574:
Lot 574
'England Tour to Australia and India 1979-80'. Official colour photograph of the England touring party laid to photographer's mount. Printed title and players names to borders. Photograph by Melba Studios, Sydney. Overall 14"x11.5". Sold with an unofficial mono photograph from the same tour. The photograph laid to mount. Signed in ink to the mount by sixteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Brearley (Captain), Boycott, Taylor, Botham, Hendrick, Underwood, Randall, Gooch, Gower etc. lacking the signature of Willis. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 575:
Lot 575
'England Cricket Team. West Indies 1981'. Official colour photograph of the England squad, sitting and standing in rows, wearing touring blazers. The photograph mounted with printed title and players' names to borders. Signed in ink to borders by nineteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Botham (Captain), Gooch, Boycott, Gower, Gatting, Old, Miller etc. Lacking the signature of Ken Barrington. Overall 13.25"x11". VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £20
Lot 576:
Lot 576
'England Tour Australia and New Zealand 1982-1983'. Official colour photograph of the England squad, sitting and standing in rows, wearing touring blazers. The photograph mounted with printed title and players' names to borders. Fully signed in ink to borders by all twenty members of the touring party. Signatures include Willis (Captain), Botham, Gower, Randall, Taylor, Pringle, Cowans, Lamb etc. Overall 13.5"x10.5". VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £20
Lot 577:
Lot 577 Lot 577
Cricket photographs 1920s-1940s. Four original mono photographs each laid to mount. Photographs are Bill Edrich of Surrey on the physio's bench receiving treatment to his leg. Mr. Jenneson-Taylor's XI v Mr. H.D.G. Leveson Gower's XI. The teams seated and standing in rows in front of the newly opened pavilion at Ashbrooke, Sunderland, 13th May 1931. The mount tightly trimmed. Surrey v Hampshire, The Oval, 13th-15th May 1920 depicting Hampshire players, some lying down on the outfield, 'Waiting for a fresh victim'. Surface marks to the photograph. A team photograph featuring Sutcliffe, Holmes and Wood of Yorkshire. Pencil inscription to cover, 'Match played at Datchet'. Photograph by Greville of Slough. Match not known. The photographs are various sizes, each laid to a mount approx 12"x10". Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £28
Lot 578:
Lot 578 Lot 578 Lot 578
Sir Julian Cahn tours to Ceylon and Malaya 1937, and New Zealand 1939. Four official mono photographs, three of teams on the Malaya tour, and one of play in action in Singapore. One team photograph with names annotated in ink to the photograph of four players, Cahn, Peebles, Rhodes and Reddick. The two Singapore photographs by Nakajima & Coy., Singapore, laid to official photographer's mount, overall 12"x10". Also an official mono photograph of the teams for Sir Julien Cahn's XI v Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, 15th & 16th February 1939. The photograph by J.F. Louden, Hamilton measures 8"x6", overall 14"x11". Printed titles and players' names to mount borders. Slight foxing to one mount, the photographs in very good condition. Sold with a folder of Cahn's own press cuttings from tours 1929-1937. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £120
Lot 579:
Lot 579 Lot 579 Lot 579
England Test and County cricketers 1920s-1960s. Red album comprising a good selection of over sixty mainly mono player portraits in the form of official team and press photographs and postcards. Earlier players include Gibb, Hutton, Smailes, Yardley (Yorkshire), Hammond (photograph with file holes) (Gloucestershire), Hendren (Middlesex), Hobbs, Laker, Lock (Surrey), Parkin (Lancashire), Relf (photograph with creasing and wear), Vine (Sussex), Woolley (Kent) etc. Odd faults, generally good condition. Some good images
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 580:
Lot 580
Neville Cardus. Excellent studio portrait of Cardus, seated half length wearing formal attire. Signed in pencil 'Lafayette' to mount below, probably c1920. Blind embossed 'Copyright' stamp to lower right corner of the photograph. 5.75"x7.5", laid to photographer's mount, famed and glazed, overall 11"x13". G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 581:
Lot 581
Cricket cartoon by 'Loate'. c1960s. Original caricature cartoon in black pen and ink depicting two cricketers inspecting a heavily flooded pitch in the rain, with a salesman in a suit carrying a briefcase, under umbrellas. The caption in pencil below reads, 'Ah! Good morning sirs, I wonder if I could interest you in a line of blotting-paper?'. Signed by the artist. 7"x10.75". Publisher unknown. Mounted, overall 8"x12". Horizontal crease, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
Lot 582:
Lot 582 Lot 582
Surrey cricketers 1923/24. Four original watercolour paintings of four Surrey and England cricketers Jack Hobbs, Andrew Sandham and Andrew Ducat in batting poses, and Percy Fender in fielding pose. The Hobbs, Ducat and Fender paintings are signed 'Marjorie Kemp' and dated 1923, that of Sandham is in the same style but signed 'Cover' and dated 1924. The identity of the artist is uncertain. All four uniformly framed and glazed, each overall 9"x11". G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £230
Lot 583:
'County Championship winning plates'. Excellent and almost complete collection of commemorative County Championship china plates as issued for Hampshire 1973 (1st) (2 plates), Worcestershire 1974, Leicestershire 1975, Middlesex 1976, Kent/Middlesex 1977, Kent 1978, Essex 1979, Middlesex 1980, Nottinghamshire 1981, Middlesex 1982, Essex 1983, Essex 1984, Middlesex 1985, Essex 1986, Nottinghamshire 1987, Worcestershire 1988 and 1989, Middlesex 1990, Essex 1991, Essex 1992, Middlesex 1993, Warwickshire 1994 and 1995, Leicestershire 1996, Glamorgan 1997 and Leicestershire 1998. All limited edition by Coalport and Royal Grafton. The majority with original boxes. Qty 27. G. In two boxes
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £20
Lot 584:
'Century of Centuries'. Excellent collection of sixteen limited edition china plates, each commemorating a player achieving a 'hundred hundreds' during his first class career. The plates by Coalport and Royal Grafton are W.G. Grace, Don Bradman, Len Hutton, Herbert Sutcliffe, Frank Woolley, Jack Hobbs, Denis Compton, Wally Hammond, Dennis Amiss, Les Ames, Colin Cowdrey, Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Graham Gooch, Viv Richards and Tom Graveney. With original boxes. Sold with a Coalport china plate commemorating Geoff Boycott scoring a Century of Centuries for Yorkshire and a Century of Cricket at Old Trafford 1984 plate by Coalport, limited edition and both with original presentation boxes. Qty 18. G. In two boxes
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
Lot 585:
Lot 585
England tour to India 1981/82. Silver metal cigarette case 1981. The case with Indian Cricket Club of India and disability emblems to lid with inscription 'Presented by the Cricket Club of India Ltd. to the players who participated in the one day limited overs match between England and the CCI, President's XI for the benefit of the disabled on 11th November 1981 at Brabourne Stadium Bombay'. Further engraving to the front of the box, 'Sponsors Mercantile Bank Ltd'. Approx. 4"x3.5"x1.5". Recipient unknown. Generally good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £32
England won the match by 47 runs
Lot 586:
Lot 586 Lot 586
Cricket medals 1900s onwards. A collection of fifty cricket medals with the odd club pin badges. Approximately twenty medals are hallmarked silver, some with enamel decoration. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £160
Lot 587:
Lot 587 Lot 587 Lot 587
George Murray Royle. Nottinghamshire 1871-1881 (three matches). Two very early original scrapbook albums compiled by Royle, one titled 'C.C.C. From 1864', the other 'C.C.C. Scores from 1874'. 'C.C.C.' refers to the Nottinghamshire Commercial Cricket Club who played their home matches at Trent Bridge. The albums comprise press cuttings with Royle's own scores and references to Royle in match reports underlined by him in red ink, also handwritten scorecards and summaries of Royle's own batting performances and averages each year recorded in his own neat hand. The albums also provide a comprehensive record of first-class and club cricket for the period. Prominent Nottinghamshire players who appeared with Royle include Richard Daft, Alfred Shaw, notable for being the player who bowled the first ball in Test cricket, and George Summers, known for having died aged only 25 after being hit on the head while playing for Nottinghamshire against M.C.C. at Lord's. Opposition teams featured include prominent clubs of the area such as Newark, Leicester Town, Loughborough, Derby Town, Grantham etc and further afield, and features regular fixtures between teams from the textile industry, Lace XI v Hosiery XI, English v Foreign Lace Houses etc. The earliest report is for two matches played in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris, in 1864, Sir Robert Clifton's Eleven Amateurs v Paris (the Paris team made up entirely of Englishmen!), both resulting in victories by an innings for Clifton's team, Royle scoring nought in the first match and 43 in the second. The most significant match of the 1868 season was the visit of the Australian Aboriginals who played the Nottingham Commercial Club at Trent Bridge, 3rd-5th August 1868. Royle opened the innings for Nottingham, scoring 10 out of a total of 91, in reply the Australians made 76. In the second innings, batting at number seven, Royle made 100 not out 'in a really grand manner' out of a total of 372, the match ending in a draw. Included are reports of Royle's first two of the three first-class matches he played for Nottinghamshire. His debut was v Gloucestershire in 1871 in which Royle scored 45 in the first innings in a ten wicket victory against the bowling of the three Grace brothers, W.G., E.M. and G.F., in which Royle's potential is described as 'of great service in the cricket field'. His second match v Surrey in 1871 was less successful (2 and 0). To the rear of the earlier album is a comprehensive collection of cuttings relating to County and representative cricket for the period, also a report of the arrival of the Australian Aboriginals in 1868, and the Australians' tour match against Nottinghamshire in 1882. A fascinating personal record of early Nottinghamshire club and county cricket and social history in general. Foxing and age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £500
Matches against the Australian Aboriginal team, playing under pseudonyms such as Dick-a-dick, Jimmy Mosquito, Cuzens, Red Cap, Twopenny etc, were notable not only for their cricketing skills, but also for their exhibitions of spear and boomerang throwing and other sports which drew much interest and entertainment
Lot 588:
Lot 588
George Murray Royle. Nottinghamshire 1871-1881 (three matches). Cricket ball with gilt inscription, 'This is the ball that was first used in international matches in Paris 1864'. The ball blackened with age, gilt inscription fading but legible, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £420
A team of amateurs from Nottingham, promoted by Sir Robert Clifton, a member of parliament for Nottingham, played two matches in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris, in 1864. Designed to improve the 'entente cordiale' between England and France, the Paris team was actually made up of players with English names, some titled. Clifton's team won both matches convincingly, Royle scoring nought in the first match and 43 in the second
Lot 589:
Lot 589
George Murray Royle. Nottinghamshire 1871-1881 (three matches). Cricket ball with gilt inscription, 'Presented to G.M. Royle for getting [the] highest score 144 runs not out, Lace v Hosiery, July 6th 1878'. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170
The match ended in a draw with the Lace eleven scoring 316. Hosiery made 15 for 1 when time was called. Nottingham was renowned for its lace industry and frequent matches were played between the Lace XI and the Hosiery XI, Royle being a regular member of the Lace XI. Royle played only three first-class matches, his appearances restricted by his work commitments as a director of Thomas Adams & Co., one of the two largest companies in the Nottingham textile industry
Lot 590:
Lot 590
'Elusive Victory. With the M.C.C. Team in Australia 1950-1951'. A file comprising a collection of correspondence to and from Jim Swanton, covering the period 1982-1999, regarding the hour long film recorded by John Woodcock and narrated by Swanton on the 1950/51 Ashes Test series, described by Swanton as 'the very first tour film'. The correspondence relates to royalties relating to screenings by the British Film Institute in 1982 and 1998, a proposed broadcast by Sky Sports in 1996, and a screening by the National Film Theatre in 1999. Swanton and Woodcock were the copyright holders. Includes an original four page printed leaflet/ order form produced for the original release of the film. Ex Jim Swanton collection. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 591:
Lot 591
'Follow On'. E.W. Swanton. London 1977. Original hardback with dustwrapper annotated to the front by Swanton, 'Working Copy', with annotations and alterations throughout in Swanton's own hand. Sold with a hard cover exercise book comprising copious notes, quotations and other research material, much written in Swanton's own hand, relating to subjects and characters contained in the published book. Contents include draft passages on Gubby Allen, the opening of the new Tavern Stand at Lord's in 1967, also includes entries relating to notable events and players' achievements in matches for the period 1927 to 1980, some recorded in an apparently different hand. In intriguing insight into Swanton's approach to compiling his third autobiography. Ex Jim Swanton collection. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 592:
Lot 592
'Back Page Cricket'. E.W. Swanton. London 1987. Signed in ink to the title page, 'Jim Swanton'. Sold with a file comprising copies of press reviews, correspondence from Swanton's agent regarding publishing and royalties etc, covering the period 1986 to 1994. Also Swanton's copy of the original seven page contract dated 2nd June 1986, issued by the publisher, Queen Anne Press, initialled 'EWS' to the last page, correspondence from Ivo Tennant regarding a missing acknowledgement for his 'small contribution', signed personal letters of thanks from Colin Cowdrey, Cliff Morgan, observations and corrections from the Indian umpire, T.D. Mukherjee etc. Ex Jim Swanton collection. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 593:
Lot 593
Ernest William 'Jim' Swanton C.B.E. A file comprising a collection of correspondence relating to Swanton's investiture as a Commander of the British Empire on 8th March 1994. Letters include instructions for attendance at Buckingham Palace, arrangements for the associated party, hosted by Jonathan Aitken MP, Swanton's handwritten list of invitees, and subsequent letters of thanks, the Prime Minister's original recommendation for the award etc. Ex Jim Swanton collection. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 594:
Lot 594
Enoch Powell speeches 1968. A file compiled by Jim Swanton comprising a collection of press cuttings of articles and letters relating to the speeches given by Powell on race relations in Britain. Powell had given his infamous 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham on 20th April 1968, and made a second speech in Eastbourne in November of that year, following which a letter from Swanton was published in the Sunday Telegraph opposing Powell's views. The letters in this collection received by Swanton unanimously oppose Swanton's views, and support those of Powell, and are expressed in the strongest of terms, with some outrightly abusive. A fascinating snapshot of the opinions on race relations in the country in the 1960s. Ex Jim Swanton collection. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £350
Lot 595:
Lot 595
Ernest William 'Jim' Swanton C.B.E. 90th Birthday 1997. A photograph album comprising menus, photographs and press cuttings relating to Swanton's ninetieth birthday celebrations in 1997. Menus are for 'The Arabs Dinner in Celebration of The Founder's 90th Birthday' held at the Long Room, Lord's, 11th February 1997, and a dinner held at Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, 12th April 1997. Also a menu for a dinner given by the M.C.C. 12th May 1997, signed by sixteen attendees including Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie (President of M.C.C.), Colin Cowdrey, John Warr, George Mann, Michael Melluish etc. Photographs include Swanton and guests at a reception given by Kent C.C.C. attended by Colin Cowdrey, Godfrey Evans and Derek Underwood, also in the Long Room and museum at Lord's. Letters include a two page handwritten letter of thanks from Jeremy Deedes of the Daily Telegraph, and a typed letter from Wilf Wooller dictated a few days before Wooller's death etc. Ex Jim Swanton collection. Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Jim Swanton was cricket correspondent at the Daily Telegraph from 1946 to 1975. He founded the nomadic Arabs C.C. in 1935
Lot 596:
Lot 596
Jim Swanton signed autobiographies and histories. Three autobiographies by Swanton. Hardback titles are 'Sort of a Cricket Person', London 1972, 'As I Said at the Time', London 1983, and 'Last Over', London 1996. Histories by Swanton are 'Cricket and the Clock', London 1952, 'Report from South Africa with P.B.H. May's Team 1956/57', London 1957, and 'Swanton in Australia with M.C.C. 1946-1975', London 1975. Also 'Barclays World of Cricket. The Game from A to Z', London 1986, signed by Swanton and John Woodcock. Good dustwrappers. Softback titles are 'Denis Compton. A Cricket Sketch' 1948, 'Victory in Australia. The Test matches of 1954/55', and 'The Ashes in Suspense. Test matches of 1962/63'. All ex Swanton collection with his bookplate to inside front covers and signed by Swanton. Good condition. Qty 10
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 597:
Lot 597
Cricket biographies and histories. A box comprising seventeen cricket histories and biographies, all from the library of Jim Swanton. Titles signed by the author are 'Hambledon. The Biography of a Hampshire Village', John Goldsmith, Winchester 1971, signed by the author. 'The Captain's Diary', Bob Willis, London 1984. 'Sobers. The Changing Face of Cricket', Garry Sobers, London 1996. 'Here's the Hambledon Club!', Neil Jenkinson, Winchester 2001. Other titles include 'Cricket and Cricketers', P. Trevor, London 1921 with Swanton's handwritten ownership name. 'Cricket', N.W.D. Yardley and J.M. Kilburn, London 1952. 'Four Chukkas to Australia. The 1958-59 M.C.C. tour to Australia', Jack Fingleton, 1960. 'The Paddock that Grew. The Story of The Melbourne Cricket Club', Keith Dunstan, London 1962. 'The History of County Cricket. Glamorgan', Wilfred Wooller, London 1971 with handwritten notes by Swanton slipped in. 'The Croucher. A biography of Gilbert Jessop', Gerald Brodribb, London 1974 etc. All ex Swanton collection with his bookplate to inside front covers. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 598:
Lot 598
Cricket histories. Box comprising over thirty cricket histories and other journals, guides etc from the library of Jim Swanton. Some titles signed by the author, others with handwritten notes by Swanton either on pages slipped in or annotated to pages, letters from editors etc. The odd copy with Swanton's handwritten ownership name. Titles include 'Middlesex County Cricket Club Vol. III 1921-1947', Nigel Haig, London 1949. Dedication in pencil to inside front cover, 'Jim, Love from Nigel. Capt 1929/34'. 'The Heart of Cricket. A Memoir of H.S. Altham', H. Doggart', London 1967, with a page of notes slipped in Swanton's hand quoting captain's speeches at the close of the 1930 Lord's Ashes Test. 'The Cricket Captains of England. A Survey', Alan Gibson, London 1979, Swanton's review copy with a typed covering letter from Reg Hayter, editor of The Cricketer, including references relating to concerns about a recent article written by Tony Lewis. 'Ball by Ball. The Story of Cricket Broadcasting', C. Martin-Jenkins, London 1990, with annotations by Swanton to some pages. An official tour guide for the England tour to the West Indies 1998, with handwritten notes by Swanton slipped in. Three titles by David Rayvern Allen, signed by the author, 'Cricket on the Air', 'Cricket Extras' and 'More Cricket Extras' etc. All ex Swanton collection with his bookplate to inside front covers. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 599:
Lot 599
'The Cricketers of Vanity Fair'. Excellent, and almost complete, collection of forty four original colour lithographs of cricketers, as listed by John Arlott in 'The Cricketer', August 1953, each framed and glazed. Lacking the original lithographs of E.W. Dillon and J.B. Hobbs which are present in the collection but are facsimile copies. The cricketers are Grace, Spofforth, Lord Harris, Bonnor, A.Lyttelton, Read, Philipson, Hornby, Stoddart, Woods, Lord Hawke, Fry, Baldwin, Dartmouth, Viscount Curzon, Mitchell, Clarke, McLean, Ranjitsinhji, Wynyard, E. Lyttelton, Jessop, N.G. Lyttelton, Jephson, Abel, Jackson, Burge, Paliaret, Hirst, Warner, Lord Darnley, Viscount Cobham, Bosanquet, Lord Dalmeny, Marsham, Lubbock, Hayward, Spooner, Tyldesley, Gillingham, Wells, Hutchings, Blythe and A. Bailey. Only lacking the two previously mentioned, Dillon and Hobbs and Sir A.C. Lucas from the Arlott listing. In addition to these lithographs there also twenty one of the twenty lithographs listed in J.W. Goldman's additional list published in 'The Cricketer', September 1953. The twenty one names being Duke of Beaufort, Earl of Bessborough, Justice Bray, Rev H.M. Butler, Lord Chelmsford, Earl of Dudley, Lord Geo. Hamilton, E. Horsman, T. Hughes, Earl of Leicester, W.H. Long, Lord Lyttleton, G.W. Spencer Lyttleton, General F. Marshall, Maharaja of Patiala, Sir Spencer Ponsonby-Fane, Earl Loreburn, Rev J.C. Ryle, Lord Charles Russell, P.M. Thornton and J.R. Mason. Lacking the lithograph of C.C. Clarke from the Goldman listing. The lithographs are all framed and glazed in brown frames, many uniformly framed in oak by framers G.D. Soar & Son of Kensington. Most frames are around 12"x17". Some faults noted, border marks to the Woods lithograph, Viscount Curzon and a small hole to the top border of the lithograph of the Earl of Bessborough, one glass cracked, a few other odd minor faults to the odd image otherwise in good condition. Qty 65. Rare to see an almost complete collection of cricketing Vanity Fair lithographs together from the two listings.
Estimate: £600/900
Hammer price: unsold
The 'Vanity Fair' magazine appeared on a weekly basis from November 1868 to January 1914. The lithograph of Dillon was the final cricketer to appear in the magazine before the demise of the magazine and therefore is the rarest cricketing lithograph to have appeared as circulation numbers dropped
Lot 600:
Lot 600
Edward Wentworth Dillon. Kent 1900-1923. Vanity Fair. 'The Champion County'. Original colour chromolithograph of Edward Wentworth Dillon by OWL and dated September 13th 1913. Men of the Day 2339. The chromolithograph with printed caption 'The Champion County' printed to lower border. Good/very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: unsold
The 'Vanity Fair' magazine appeared on a weekly basis from November 1868 to January 1914. The lithograph of Dillon was the final cricketer to appear in the magazine before the demise of the magazine and therefore is the rarest cricketing lithograph to have appeared as circulation numbers dropped
Lot 601:
Lot 601
Hon Frank Stanley Jackson, Surrey & England 1890-1907. Vanity Fair colour chromolithograph of Jackson. 'A Flannelled Fighter'. August 28th 1902 by Spy. Signed in ink to lower right corner by Jackson. Framed and glazed, overall approx 12"x17". Some foxing otherwise in good condition. Rarely seen in this signed form
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 602:
Lot 602
George Herbert Hirst, Yorkshire & England 1891-1929. Vanity Fair. 'Yorkshire'. Original colour chromolithograph of Hirst by SPY, dated 20th August 1903. The lithograph has been nicely signed in ink by Hirst to right hand lower corner of the lithograph 'G.H. Hirst'. Framed and glazed, overall 12"x17". Rare in this signed form. Some foxing and age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
Lot 603:
Lot 603
George Herbert Hirst, Yorkshire & England 1891-1929. Vanity Fair. 'Yorkshire'. Original colour chromolithograph of Hirst by SPY, dated 20th August 1903. Signature in ink of Hirst on piece laid down to lower right hand corner of the lithograph 'G.H. Hirst'. Framed and glazed, overall 11"x16.5". Very good condition. Sold with F.S. Jackson, 'A Flanned Fighter', Vanity Fair 28th August 1902 by Spy. Also three Chevalier Taylor lithographs of Haigh and Denton, framed, and Hirst, unframed. Very good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Vanity Fair. Digby Loder Armroid Jephson, Surrey 1890-1904. Vanity Fair colour chromolithograph of Jephson. 'The Lobster'. May 22nd 1902 by Spy and Pelham Francis Warner, Middlesex & England 1894-1929. Vanity Fair colour chromolithograph of Warner. 'Plum'. September 3rd 1903 by Spy. Sold with a mounted miniature Gunn & Moore bat with printed signatures of the Australian 1938 team to England. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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'Cricketers from the Golden Age'. Excellent collection of eleven silk place mats with ivory fringe, each place mat has a hand painted, in natural colours, of a leading cricketer of the day, nine batsmen, one wicket keeper and one bowler. The players featured are F.S. Jackson (Yorkshire & England), Lord Hawke (Kent & England), G. McGregor (Middlesex & England), C.B. Fry (Sussex, Hampshire & England), A.E. Stoddart (Middlesex & England), A.C. Maclaren (Lancashire & England), W.G. Grace (Gloucestershire & England), W.W. Read (Surrey & England), A.G. Steel (Lancashire & England), O.G. Radcliffe (Gloucestershire & Somerset) and J.R. Mason (Kent & England) The mats were produced in 1890 and each measure 6.75" with fringe. Bought at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held at Lord's Cricket Ground on the 13th April 1987 as lot 636. Due to their use there is some paint worn away in places, some cracking, a few stains. However following the sale, the previous owner had some professional conservation and restoration made to them by the Victoria & Albert Museum textile conservator, Marion Kite in 1989. The mats were the professionally mounted, framed and glazed for display. The frame measures overall 59"x22". Sold with full records of the conservation and restoration, framing and the vendors paddle at the sale in 1987. G/VG. Not previously seen by the auctioneer and presumably unique
Estimate: £1000/1500
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 606:
Lot 606
Don Bradman. Lancashire v Australians 1948. Original artwork very nicely drawn in pencil by the artist, Harold Riley, depicting three images of Bradman drawn from life, with handwritten title and captions. The images depict Bradman full length playing a cut shot, head and shoulders wearing his Australia cap, and sitting on his bat during a drinks break. One caption reads 'Bradman in his last visit to Old Trafford bowled out twice by a young Lancastrian Malcolm Hilton. All schoolboys sat on the grass around the ground'. Nicely signed in pencil by Riley with an additional signature/ mark in red below. The artwork measures approx. 11"x15". Attractively mounted, framed and glazed, overall 20"x24.5". VG
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £400
Harold Francis Riley (born in Salford 21st December 1934) is famous worldwide for his sporting pictures, in particular golf and football. He sold his first painting to Salford Museum and Art Gallery when he was aged eleven, and would have been aged only thirteen when he drew these Bradman sketches. He became friends with L.S. Lowry when he was a student. Riley has painted a number of members of the Royal Family, three Popes, two U.S. Presidents and Nelson Mandela
Lot 607:
Lot 607
Walter Reginald Hammond. Gloucestershire & England 1920-1951. Original pen and ink cartoon by 'Mac' dated 1938. The cartoon depicts Hammond in various cricket poses, as a golfer, footballer etc. The captions read, 'Son of an Artillery Quarter Master- If he hadn't a baton in his knapsack he must have had a bat', 'A Master at steering a ball clear of opponents', 'First class golfer & a great all rounder', 'He hopes to "bring home the bacon" for England', 'First Cricket in Malta with a wicket chalked on a gun shed. Now a seasoned campaigner who hopes to chalk up a win for us at Nottingham'. Some ageing and soiling, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
The first Test against Australia at Trent Bridge in 1938, Hammond's first as England captain, ended in a high scoring draw with centuries for England by Barnett (126), Hutton (100), Paynter (216no) and Compton (102) in their only innings total of 658-8 declared. In Australia's first innings, McCabe made 232, and following on in the second innings, Brown made 133 and Bradman 144no
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'Brother and Sister' c1866. Two original nicely executed watercolour paintings, one of a boy, the other a girl, both seated in a rural setting. The boy is sitting cross legged with an open book on his lap, a cricket bat and ball to one side and a straw boater to the other. The girl is seated beside a dog and a basket of apples. Monogram of 'E.G.H.' to both paintings and dated 1866 and 1864 respectively. The two uniformly mounted, framed and glazed, each overall 16.5"x20". Very good condition with nice, bright colours
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 609:
Lot 609
'Freddie Trueman!'. Geoffrey Bink. Original watercolour painting of Trueman in his bowling action. Date unknown, but appears to be a relatively modern interpretation of Trueman. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 15.5"x19.25". Very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £45
Lot 610:
Lot 610
'Cricket in the Vale'. Tom White. Modern painting in acrylic depicting a cricket match in progress in a rural setting, probably in the Vale of Berkeley, Gloucestershire. Monogram of 'TFW' to lower right corner. Framed and glazed overall 21"x16". Very good condition with vivid colours
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 611:
Lot 611
William Eric 'Bill' Bowes. Yorkshire & England 1929-1947. Original watercolour painting of Bowes, full length in his bowling action. Signed to the artwork by Bowes, and the (unknown) artist). 14"x10". Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 612
Len Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Original colour pastel drawing of Hutton, full length playing a shot to leg. Signed by the artist, M. Peters[?]. 18"x12". Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
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'Lady Cricketers: A Good Catch'. Original large painting in vibrant acrylics by the artist, Ashley Luff, of a scene after the original by Lucien Davis of 1889. The painting depicts a ladies' cricket match with a lady fielder taking an overhead catch, spectators looking on in the foreground. Signed by the artist and dated '[20]00'. 40"x30". Sold with a handcoloured engraving by R. Taylor of the Lucien Davis original from the Illustrated London News, 14th September 1889. Very good condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
Ashley Luff graduated from Hornsey College of Art and Southampton University in 1961, then became lecturer of Fine Art in High Wycombe until 1977, continuing as part time visiting lecturer to various higher education colleges
Lot 614:
Lot 614
Harold Gimblett. Somerset & England 1935-1954. Pair of, what appear to be, original pen and ink and pencil caricatures of Gimblett, presumably drawn on the Commonwealth Tour of India & Ceylon 1950/51. The caricatures by 'Booch', Ramesh Booch of Bombay (note to verso of each). Excellent images. Sold with a letter handwritten on Millfield School headed paper to Jack Sokell regarding a function, a signed postcard size photograph etc. Qty 5
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 615
'Dickie Bird' Original colour pen and ink with colour caricature of Dickie Bird with his finger high in the air, giving a batsman out. Signed 'Best Wishes Dickie Bird'. The painting was produced for Robin Smith's (Hampshire) Testimonial year in 2003 by the Southampton Echo cartoonist. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 10"x12". G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 616
'Boxing match at Little Twitten Cricket Club'. 'Sillince' William Augustus Sillince 1906-1974. Original pencil drawing artwork on textured oil paper for a cartoon printed full page in Punch on the 19th October 1955. The cartoon shows the village cricket ground at Little Twitten, with pavilion, sightscreen, benches, cows etc to background with a boxing match being held on the square and a small crowd of supporters cheering. Signed Sillince and dated 6th September in pencil to top corner. The cartoon measures 11"x15". Excellent image. Sold with a copy of the printed page taken from Punch. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
William Sillance was a regular contributor to Punch and other magazines from the mid 1930's and became art editor in 1937 and was best known as a war-time cartoon artist and retained that position until the early 1950's. He continued to contribute to Punch until his death in 1974. His work features in numerous public collections
Lot 617:
Lot 617
'Sir Leonard Hutton. Yorkshire County Cricket Club & England'. A fine original miniature cameo portrait in watercolour on ivorine of Hutton by the renowned miniaturist, Sydney Shorthouse (Royal Society of Miniature Painters). Hutton is depicted head and shoulders wearing cricket attire and Yorkshire sweater, with England 'three lions' and Yorkshire rose emblems to either side. Previously exhibited at the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers exhibition held at The Westminster Gallery, London, 13th-28th November 1992, in which seven pieces of Shorthouse's work were exhibited, of which this portrait of Hutton was the only cricketer. According to the exhibition catalogue, it was described as 'Not for sale' but estimated at £850. A similar original portrait by Shorthouse of Harold Larwood sold for £2,000 in Nottingham in the auction to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Nottinghamshire C.C.C. in May 1988. The painting is housed in a 24ct gold plated oval frame 3.75"x3", and presented in a hand-crafted display case with 'RMS' emblem to lid. Sold with a facsimile copy of the catalogue entry and original typed biography. Very good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £280
Sydney Shorthouse HS, MAA, RMS was born in Leicester. After serving as a Royal Air Force pilot in the Second World War, he worked as a designer for the Gas Board and took up miniature painting on his retirement in 1983. He became Vice President of the Royal Miniature Society, a Council Member of the Hilliard Society and a Council member of the Miniature Artists of America. He was also a member of the Miniature Arts Society of Florida and exhibited there and in Washington D.C. for a number of years winnings several awards. His work has sold in Australia, Germany, France and Denmark. Shorthouse died in 2009
Lot 618:
Lot 618
Wilfred Rhodes. Yorkshire & England 1898-1930. Pen and ink caricature of Rhodes, head and shoulders wearing a Yorkshire cap, by artist Louis Ollier. Nicely signed in ink by Rhodes. 5.5"x8". Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 9.25"x12". Very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 619
John Frederick 'Jack' Parker. Surrey 1932-1952. Original pencil caricature of Parker in batting pose by J. Edgar, dated 1954. Nicely signed in black in by Parker. Heavy horizontal fold, slight ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 620:
Lot 620
'Gale Force Winds at New Road'. Worcestershire C.C.C. 1990s. Humorous original pen and ink cartoon depicting a strong gale blowing across New Road at Worcester, with members of the ground staff hanging from the cover with sponsor's logo 'MEB' that has been ripped off the pitch. Title and caption to top, 'Radio 2 scoreboard. Kent 150-1-- and over at New Road gale force winds are still delaying the start of Worcestershire's fixture with Gloucestershire'. Artists monogram 'TD' to lower right corner. Date unknown. 10.5"x8.25". Light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 621
'George John Bonnor, very fast bowler, Australian 11 1884' and 'Frederick Robert Spofforth, demon bowler 1901'. Two original pen, ink and watercolour caricatures on board by the artist C. Hunt. The images measure approx 7.75"x11.5". Attractive image. Slight ageing to board edges, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an early engraving of Arthur Shrewsbury in cameo, and three original punch cartoons in mounts. Good condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £90
Lot 622:
Lot 622
Cricket commentators cartoon 1986. An original pen and ink cartoon by 'Graham' depicting the interior of a commentary box at a big match with two commentators present. The commentator currently on air is seen reaching out to a pile of Wisden Almanacks. The caption reads 'But before I hand over to Richie Benaud for comment on why Botham's bootlaces seem to be slightly off-white this season, I'll just find out the last time an England first-class batsman went out on to the field with slightly off-white bootlaces. I seem to recall that in '24, when...'. Included is a page from the Manchester Evening News dated 6th February 1986 in which the cartoon is featured, and a compliment slip signed by the artist. The cartoon, which measures 8.75"x7.5", is laid to card mount and framed, overall 10.75"x8.75". Very slight foxing, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £38
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Lot 623
Robert S.E. Coram 'Maroc'. Original cartoon in pencil depicting a gentleman in hat, coat and scarf, smoking a pipe, reading a newspaper at a vendor's stand with the announcement 'Test Score Latest'. The back page of the paper's headline reads 'Test. Australia v S. Af[rica]'. The gentleman's wife standing behind is saying, 'Why Gerald, how interesting- Test cricket- where's it being played, Lord's or the Oval?'. Signed by the artist. Undated, but probably 1950s/1960s. 8"x10". Framed, overall 9.5"x11.5". Some wear and ageing, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Coram, who signed his work as 'Maroc' was a regular contributor to Punch from 1938, Weekend Mail, Daily Dispatch, Men Only, Evening Standard etc. He died in 1999
Lot 624:
Lot 624
David Langdon. 'And keep your eyes skinned for the underarm one. Original pen and ink cartoon with pale blue highlights in watercolour depicting three print union representatives in suits each carrying a briefcase, entering the office of (presumably) Rupert Murdoch, with posters for The Sun and News of the World in the background. Nicely signed by the artist. The 'underarm' reference relates to the controversial tactic in February 1981 of the Australia Captain, Greg Chappell, instructing his brother, Trevor, to bowl underarm to prevent New Zealand scoring the six runs needed off the last ball to tie the match, an event described by Richie Benaud at the time as 'One of the worst things I have seen happen on a cricket field'. At the same time Rupert Murdoch bought The Times and Sunday Times newspapers. The cartoon, measuring 9.75"x7.5", is laid to card mount with caption in ink to lower mount border. Overall 12.5"x10". G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
David Langdon, 1914-2011, was a prolific artist who contributed over five thousand cartoons to Punch from 1946 until the magazine's demise in 1992. He also contributed to the Sunday Mirror for many years
Lot 625:
Lot 625
'It's not cricket to win the first Test match' by 'Stevens'. Original pen and ink cartoon of a somewhat concerned looking lion in batting pose taking guard. Nicely signed by the artist. Undated but probably 1980s/1990s. 11.25"x8.25". File holes to left edge not affecting the illustration or typed caption below. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 626
Cyril Alfred Jacob 'Chic'. 'Index at new peak'. Original pen and ink cartoon of a city gentleman, head and shoulders, wearing a bowler hat and wielding his umbrella. Above is a thought bubble of the same gentleman wielding a cricket bat in the same manner with a score showing '500'. Signed by the artist. To the verso is a press cutting of the published cartoon laid down, from the Daily Express, 16th July 1968, which coincides with the third Test, England v Australia at Edgbaston. 6"x10.5". G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Cyril Jacob, 1926-2000, was the artist for a series of cartoons that ran in the Daily Express called 'Chic-Feed'. He later worked for The Observer, and his work also appeared in Punch, Daily Mirror, Private Eye etc
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Lot 627
'Facing the Australian Fast Bowler'. Patrick Wright 1982. Original pencil drawing on art paper of a batsman taking guard at the wicke with a priest in attendance giving him the last rites, and two stretcher bearers standing behind. In the background, at the other end of the wicket, are standing a burly bowler, the other batsman, umpire and two fielders. Caption handwritten in pencil below, and 'Sporting Life 1982 (not published)'. Signed by the artist. 16.5"x11.5". G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Patrick Wright (born 1945) has published a number of books in his meticulous detailed style. His work has also appeared in the Evening Standard, Private Eye etc
Lot 628:
Lot 628
Australia. Victoria Cricket Association Premiership Final 1965/66. Original pen and ink cartoon by artist Samuel Wells for the Melbourne Age, dated to verso 18th April 1966. The right hand portion of the cartoon depicts Bill Lawry as a cockerel, 'The Cock of the Northcote', holding a 'V.C.A. Premiers 1966' banner, following his score of 282no in Northcote's victory over Essendon C.C. in the match played at the Albert Ground, Melbourne, 2nd, 9th, 11th & 16th April 1966. The remainder of the cartoon relates to horse racing, with two horses celebrating with champagne with the trainer and jockey below, following Storm Queen's victory in the Champagne Stakes at Sydney, the first filly to win the 'Golden Slipper Stakes'. 21"x14". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 629
Australia. Sheffield Shield 1954/55. Original pen and ink cartoon with pale blue shading by artist Samuel Wells for the Melbourne Age. The cartoon focuses on the washed out second day's play in the Victoria v South Australia match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 19th-23rd November 1954. The various panels refer to the 'Wash-out', suggesting that England who were touring Australia at the time had brought the weather from Manchester; Ian Johnson losing the toss for Victoria; 'Hole in One. Graham Hole wished it had rained on Friday, he only made 1' with Hole disappearing down a hole; five new players for South Australia, Pinch, Harris, Stevens, Horsnell and Roxby, depicted as fish and a frog in the 'M.C.G. "Aquarium"'; and M.C.C.'s match against Queensland also being rained off. 11.5"x18". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 630
Australia. Victoria v New South Wales 1945/46. 'A "wicket" weekend for N.S.W.'. Original pen and ink cartoon with pale blue shading by artist Samuel Wells, probably for the Melbourne Herald. The cartoon appears to be reporting on the first day's play at Princes Park, Melbourne (home of Carlton Cricket Club), 22nd-27th December 1945, in particularly hot conditions in the lead up to Christmas. Illustrations include a pitch with a crocodile, elephant, giraffe, camel and monkey; a reference to Bill O'Reily failing to take a wicket 'Nice Xmas spirit I don't think!'; 'To fast bowler Lindwall's "hot dogs" [feet] which stuck to their job in the heat without success'; and thanks 'Maurie Seivers and Ian Johnson for their 6th wicket partnership'. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 631
Australia. Victoria v Queensland 1964/65. Original pen and ink cartoon with pale blue shading by artist Samuel Wells for the Melbourne Age. The lower portion of the cartoon refers to Victoria's victory by 41 runs, 'Believe it or not "Brighter Cricket" hit the deck at the MCG, & only for 4 run-outs Vic. would have won their 1st S.S. match outright', and looks forward to the Boxing Day match 'with the "Heavyweight" champs N.S.W. at the M.C.G.', Bobby Simpson is shown holding a boxing glove filled with his team's recent achievements. The larger top portion of the cartoon relates to Australian tennis player, Roy Emerson, celebrating winning the 1964 Victoria title, and Emerson standing in front of a large tennis shoe in the style of the 'Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe', all the 'children' depicted as trophies won by Emerson and complaining there is no room for this new addition. 14.25"x21". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 632:
Lot 632
Frank William Milligan. Yorkshire & England 1894-1899. Original oil on canvas colour painting of Milligan, seated three quarter length wearing a Yorkshire cap, holding a ball. Inscription etched into the oil, lower left corner, 'Frank Milligan, Gentleman of Yorkshire, killed at Mafeking [South Africa]'. Artist and date unknown. The painting appears to be based on a studio photograph of Milligan c1895. Milligan was killed in action in 1900. Framed, overall 7"x7". Small surface blemish, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
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Lot 633
Lord Harris, George Robert Canning, Kent & England 1870-1911. 'Lord Harris G.C.S.J. Treasurer. M.C.C.' Large mono print of Harris, half length, by Arthur Haker R.A. and Emery Walker. Signed in ink by Harris to lower border. Some fading to signature, some damp staining to lower quarter of image. Overall measures 13.5"x18". G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Harris was Treasurer of M.C.C. from 1916-1932
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'Portraits of Alfred Mynn, Esqr. and N. Felix Esqr. taken just previous to their playing the return single match for the Championship of England at Bromley, Kent. Septr. 29th 1846'. Large excellent lithograph of the two players, one holding a bat, the other a ball after Nicholas Felix, drawn on stone by C. Cousens and printed by C. Graf, highlighted with colour. Published by Messrs Bailey Brothers of Cornhill, London. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 15.75"x20.5". Minor age toning to image otherwise in good condition. A rare and famous image
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: unsold
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'Rossall From The Cricket Field'. Edward J. Burrow 1903. Original etching of the field with players to foreground and school behind. Published by W.H. Beynon & Co, Cheltenham. Sold with 'Rossall Shore 1902'. Edward J. Burrow. Original etching of the beach and shoreline. Published by W.H. Beynon & Co, Cheltenham. Both framed and glazed, overall 17.5"x14.5". Slight staining to the 'Rossall Shore' etching otherwise good. Nice images.
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £72
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'The Eleven of England selected to contend in The Great Cricket Matches of the North for the Year 1847'. Very large lithograph, heightened with colour, of the fourteen players in cricket attire with players names printed to lower border. Players include Mynn, Felix, Guy, Parr, Dean, Clarke, Hillyer, Lillywhite, Pilch etc. Drawn by N. Felix and printed by N. Ploszcyznski of Hampstead . Published by Bailey Brothers of Cornhill on 20th November 1847. Framed and glazed. Overall 31"x27". Darkening and age toning to image, some foxing spots and odd minor nick to outer borders otherwise in good condition. A famous lithograph, one of the two rare large subjects produced by Felix
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £360
Lot 637:
Lot 637
'The Australians 1888'. Rare printed cotton handkerchief commemorating the 1888 Australian tour of England. The handkerchief with large central printed portrait of the team and Manager, Beal, with printed title to top and players' names below. Players featured include McDonnell (Captain), Bonnor, Trott, Bannerman, Turner, Ferris, Woods etc. Framed and glazed overall 10"x11". The handkerchief has very minor foxing, otherwise appears in very good condition. A rarely seen handkerchief
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £750
Lot 638:
Lot 638
'Fuller Pilch'. Early large hand coloured tinted lithograph of Fuller Pilch in cricket attire and cap holding a cricket bat to his right hand side. John Corbett Anderson. Published by John Corbett Anderson and Fred Lillywhite on the 1st July 1851, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 15.5"x19.5". Very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £650
Fuller Pilch. Kent 1836-1854
Lot 639:
Lot 639
'The World's Greatest Batsman: J.B. Hobbs'. Colour print of Hobbs, three quarter length wearing M.C.C. touring blazer and cap from an original by W. Smithson Broadhead. Published by the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News in 1925. Mounted with signature in ink of Hobbs mounted below. The print measures approx. 11.5"x15.5". Framed and glazed, overall 16"x21". Some light fading to the print, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £38
Lot 640:
Lot 640
'Captain of the Eleven'. Pears advertising cricket print of evocative image of the boy cricketer batting in the garden, after the Mezzotint by Philip Calderon 1883. The print with 'Pears' printed to lower left corner. Framed and glazed. Overall 25"x34". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 641:
Lot 641
London Charterhouse. 'The School from the Upper Green'. C.W. Radclyffe c1840. Excellent hand tinted lithograph printed by Day & Haghe depicting cricket being played with school buildings in the background. 16"x11". Mounted, overall 22.5"x17". Very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Charterhouse was original founded in 1611 on the site of a monastery in Charterhouse Square in London, and moved to its present site near Godalming in Surrey in 1872
Lot 642:
Lot 642
West View of Harrow School. Rare original hand-coloured aquatint by W. Nicholls after T. Rickards, published by Nicholls in 1808. The image depicts a view of the school with boys playing and relaxing in the walled playground, a church in the background. The print measures 12"x8.75". Mounted, framed and glazed in contemporary frame, overall 21"x17.5". Some wear to the frame, the print in very good condition with nice colours
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
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Blackheath. Nine original coloured steel engravings published by Rock & Co., 1864. At least four of the scenes depict cricket being played. Attractively mounted in a single frame, each print measures approx. 4.25"x3.5". Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 21"x18". Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £50
Lot 644:
Lot 644
'The Cricketer's Nightmare. The Batsman'. Fred Leist 1878-1945. Excellent and original imaginative colour lithograph c1905, with title to lower border of contemporary mount and frame. Overall 12.5"x16". Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Fred Leist worked for the Graphic between 1901 and 1910 and produced a series called 'The Cricketer's Nightmare' taking the discomfort that cricketers all experience at some times to a horrific extreme
Lot 645:
Lot 645
'Crowd around a Cricket Sight Board'. L.S. Lowry. Reproduction print of 850 copies published after the artists death and stamped by the Fine Art Trade Guild. Limited edition 838/850. Framed and glazed. Overall 36"x15". VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Lot 646:
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Australian tour of South Africa 1921/22. Thomas James Edwin Andrews. New South Wales & Australia 1912-1929. Six printed pen and ink caricature of Australian cricketers on the tour. The players are T.J.E. Andrews, J.M. Taylor, W. Bardsley, W. Oldfield, C.G. Macartney and H.S.T.L. Hendry. Each image has a good original ink signature on paper piece, laid down to the image. The caricatures drawn by artist 'Quip', D. Lefebvre, in 1921, reproduced from 'The Star' newspaper. Johannesburg. Each framed and glazed, 10"x12.5". Slight ageing otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 647:
Lot 647
George Anderson. Yorkshire 1850-1869. 'The Illustrated Sporting News' 9th July 1864. Large full page engraving of Anderson standing full length leaning on a bat at the wicket taken from an original photograph by McLean & Haes of Haymarket. Sold with another page from the newspaper dated 7th July 1866 with a similar, smaller engraving of Anderson. Some foxing to the larger image, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Anderson was a member of Parr's team that toured Australia in 1863/644
Lot 648:
Lot 648
'Greycing the Oval'. Full page extract from Punch dated 25th November 1931 featuring a reproduction of a sketch illustration by Frank Reynolds featuring W.G. Grace standing full length at The Oval holding a bat, the oval surrounding border with three racing greyhounds. Title and limerick poem below relating to greyhound racing at The Oval. Light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £18
Frank Reynolds contributed his cartoons to Punch and other magazines from 1906 to the 1930's and was famous for his sporting cartoons, he eventually became art editor for the magazine
Lot 649:
Lot 649
'England v Australia, Centenary Test, Lord's 1980'. Arthur Weaver 1980. Large colour print of the Test at Lord's. Signed to the mount border in pencil by seventy two players, mainly English. Signatures include Emburey, Moxon, Arnold, Athey, Salisbury, Willey, Larkins, Titmus, Tavare, Gooch, Foster, Lillee, Gower, Gatting, Woolmer, Donald, Fowler, Reeve, Broad, Hendrick, Lewis etc. Mounted, framed and glazed. Approx 25.5"x19" overall. Minor water staining to lower left corner of the mount, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 650:
Lot 650
'Conversation Piece 1997'. Andrew Festing. Limited edition print from the original painting commissioned by M.C.C. of eleven former England Captains and players seated and standing informally wearing England and M.C.C. touring blazers. Players are John Edrich, John Snow, Brian Close, Fred Titmus, Geoff Boycott, Ray Illingworth, Basil D'Oliveira, Dennis Amiss, Alan Knott, M.J.K. Smith and Derek Underwood. Signed in pencil to the lower border by the artist and all players with the exception of Knott. Limited edition no. 50/250. Framed and glazed, overall 21.75"x18". VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £80
Lot 651:
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Jeff Thomson and Allan Border. Australia. Two colour prints by Andrews, one of Thomson in bowling action, the other of Border batting. Each print signed to the image by the featured player. Both prints mounted, framed and glazed, each overall 16.5"x14.75". Some loss to the frame gilts, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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