Rugby League

Lot 1413:
Lot 1413
Rugby League. New Zealand tour to England 1951/52. Album page signed by twenty three members of the New Zealand touring party, the majority in ink. Players' signatures include M. Robertson (Captain), Atkinson, Eastlake, Edwards, Haig, Hough, McLennan, B. Robertson, McBride etc. Sold with a mono photograph card with title 'Lord Somers, Governor of Victoria Welcoming "The Southern Cross" at Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria, June 13th 1928' of Lord Somers welcoming the crew, Capt. Kingsford-Smith, Mr. Ulm, Mr. Warner and Lieut. Lyon, with a large crowd in attendance in the background. Printed title and crew member's signatures to lower border. Handwritten dedication in ink to lower left corner, 'To J. Parkin Esq, Captain English Team with R.P. France[?] comps.'. 8"x6". Some ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Great Britain were touring Australia in 1928, captained by Jonathan 'Jonty' Parkin. The 'Southern Cross' flew from San Francisco to Brisbane via Hawaii and Fiji in 1928

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