Autographed Cricket Ephemera Relating To South African Tours

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Cecil Donovan 'Cec' Dixon. Transvaal & South Africa 1912-1925. Two page handwritten letter in ink to a Mr. Malyon. The letter is dated 11th February 1947, shortly before the South Africa tour to England. Dixon is replying to a request for a signed photograph. 'I think the photo you sent me to sign was taken in 1913 in Johannesburg, when I played against J.W.H.T. Douglas' side- probably the strongest team ever to visit this country. Douglas, S.F. Barnes, Hobbs, Rhodes, Mead, Woolley, Hearne, Relf to mention a few!'. Dixon also refers to the current 'S.A. Team to visit England shortly is a good one and should do very well in the tests. They have some good slow bowlers and the batting is strong- they also have the advantage of turf wickets, which we did not have in this country until recent years'. Nicely signed 'C.D. Dixon'. Good cricket content. Sold with an original sepia press photograph dated 30th July 1924 while on tour with the South Africans to England, 4"x6". G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Dixon played in one Test for South Africa, v England in 1914. A member of the 1924 touring party to England, he did not feature in the Test series
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George Alfred Lawrence Hearne. Western Province & South Africa 1910-1927. Single page handwritten letter in ink to a Mr. Malyon. The letter is undated but would have been written in early 1947, shortly before the South Africa tour to England. Hearne is replying to a request for a signed photograph, but is unable to oblige as 'I am away from my home & family... & therefore all my photos & cuttings etc are safely packed away there. I happen to have with me a card of the signatures of the S.A. Team (1924) which, perhaps you might like'. Hearne also refers to impending South Africa tour to England, 'The team to tour your country is a very young one, but I think will give quite a good account of itself '. Signed 'G.A.L. Hearne'. Sold with an original sepia press photograph dated 13th June 1924 while on tour with the South Africans to England, 4"x6". G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Hearne played in three Tests for South Africa, his last being in the fifth Test against England at The Oval on the 1924 tour
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John McIllwaine Moore 'Mick' Commaille. Western Province & South Africa 1910-1927. Single page handwritten letter in ink to a Mr. Malyon. The letter is dated 24th January 1947, shortly before the South Africa tour to England. Commaille is replying to a request for a signed photograph 'of the pair of us going out to bat [in 1924]'. His batting partner was Herbie Taylor who had already signed the photograph. Commaille states that he is unable to recollect at which ground it was taken, 'Lord's, or possibly Birmingham', praises the quality of the image, 'a remarkably good one and particularly so for a newspaper reproduction', and fondly remembers the 1924 tour, 'altho' your weather that summer gave us sun-bathed South Africans many an occasion to shiver'. He concludes by looking forward to the forthcoming 1947 tour, 'It will be up to you as hosts to propitiate the Clerk of the Weather and organise a reasonable quota of "Sun" in order to get the best out of us. However in these days of rationing one would not be surprised to find that even old "Sol" is dished out in terms of coupons and sweaters be more on view than cricket shirts'. Nicely signed 'J.McI.M. Commaille'. A nicely written letter with good cricket content. Sold with an original sepia press photograph of Commaille dated 13th June 1924 while on tour with the South Africans to England, 4"x6", and another in batting pose playing a cut shot, 8"x5.75". G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £85
Commaille played in twelve Tests for South Africa 1910-1927, including all five in the 1924 series in England which England won 3-0 with two matches drawn
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England v South Africa 1924. Original sepia press photograph of the England team walking on to the field at Edgbaston with the pavilion in the background. Handwritten inscription in ink to the photograph reads '1st Test 1924. England coming out to field. South Africa all out 30'. The team is being led out by the captain, Arthur Gilligan, with Chapman, Hendren, Hobbs and Fender in the foreground. 9.5"x7.75". Adhesive marks to verso and light creasing, otherwise in good condition. A nice image
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
In the first Test of the 1924 series played at Edgbaston England scored 438 in their only innings with Hobbs, Sutcliffe, Woolley and Kilner all scoring over fifty. South Africa were then bowled out in their first innings for only thirty runs with Gilligan taking six wickets for seven runs and Tate four wickets for twelve. Following on South Africa reached 390, with Catterall scoring 120. England won the match by an innings and eighteen runs, won the second Test at Lord's by exactly the same margin (Catterall again making a score of 120), and went on to win the series 3-0 with two matches drawn
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England v South Africa 1924. Album page signed in ink by the England team for the first Test, Edgbaston, 14th-17th June 1924. Twelve signatures including Gilligan (Captain), Woolley, Sutcliffe, Fender, Wood, Chapman, Hendren, Hobbs, Tate etc. The signatures of Fender and Tate appear to have been signed in pencil and overwritten in ink. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
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England v South Africa 1924. Original sepia press photograph of the South Africa team walking on to the field during the third Test, Headingley 12th-15th July 1924, with the pavilion and large crowds in the background. Seven players are neatly captioned in ink to the photograph, Taylor (Captain), Catterall, Deane, Pegler, Nupen, Blanckenberg and Nourse. The photograph originally from the collection of Herbert Sutcliffe with 'Headingley Test Match' handwritten in ink to verso, assumed to be in Sutcliffe's own hand. 10"x7.5". Pin holes to corners and some light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
England won the third Test of the 1924 series by nine wickets. Hendren top scored in the match with 132 in England's first innings
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M.C.C. v South Africa 1924. Original official sepia photograph of the M.C.C. team for the match v South Africans, Lord's 24th-27th May 1924, seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire, caps and blazers. Players are Mann (Captain), Russell, Kennedy, Hearne, Hendren, Chapman, Foster, Fender, Douglas, Gilligan and Wood. 11.25"x7.75". Small tear to left edge, adhesive marks to verso, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
With no play possible on the first day, the match ended in a draw. Pegler took ten wickets in the match for the South Africans
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'The 1924 South African Cricket Team in their Jaeger Shirts & Sweaters'. Mono 'Jaeger' advertising postcard of the team, standing and seated in rows. Title and players names printed to borders, printed Test itinerary to verso. Minor adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
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South Africa tour to England 1924. Original mono press photograph of the South Africa team photographed on the pitch seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. The photograph was taken at the first Test, Edgbaston, 14th-17th June 1924. Good condition. Sold with an album page signed in pencil by thirteen members of the South Africa touring party with a further two signatures in ink on pieces laid down to the page. Signatures include Taylor (Captain) on piece, Nourse, Hearne, Dixon, Catterall, Blanckenberg, Nupen, Pegler etc. Corners trimmed, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
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South Africa tour to England 1924. Original official mono press photograph of the full South Africa touring party seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire and caps. Players include Taylor (Captain), Nourse, Hearne, Dixon, Catterall, Blanckenberg, Nupen, Pegler, Ward, Bissett, Deane, Commaille, Meintjes etc. The photograph is laid down flush to photographer's mount, overall 15"x10.5". An excellent image in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
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M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1922/23. Album page signed in green ink by fourteen members of the M.C.C. touring party. Signatures are Mann (Captain), Fender, Gilligan, Woolley, Mead, Jupp, Carr, Kennedy, Brown, Russell, Street, Sandham and Livsey (signed in black), lacking the signature of Greville Stevens from the full touring party. To verso, signatures of fourteen members of the 1935 South Africa touring party to England, the majority in ink. Signatures include Wade (Captain), Langton, Balaskas, Nourse, Rowan, Dalton, Cameron, Mitchell etc. Lacking the signature of Vincent. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
George Street took 308 catches and 121 stumping in first class cricket. He played one Test on the tour having been sent out as a replacement for Walter Livsey who broke a finger early in the tour. Street was killed in a motorcycle accident shortly before the 1924 cricket season started
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South Africa tour to England 1924. A good selection of official press player photographs, a team photograph, action photographs, album page etc from the 1924 tour. Players photographs are Meintjes, Nourse, Nupen, Bissett, Taylor, Susskind and Catterall. Also a press cutting image of Catterall in batting action signed by the player. Other original press photographs include the touring party on board the 'Arundel Castle' arriving at Southampton, and two action photographs of the Surrey v South Africans match at The Oval. The album page signed in ink by ten members of the touring party, two on pieces laid down. Signatures include Taylor, Siedle, Catterall, Nupen, Susskind, Meintjes, Nourse etc. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £380
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South Africa tour to England 1924. George Macdonald Parker. South Africa 1924. Original mono press photograph of Parker standing in the field. 4.25"x6.5" G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
On the 1924 South Africa tour to England, the South Africans found themselves desperately short of bowlers, so Parker was 'plucked' from the Bradford League, and played in the first two Test matches and only one other first class game. He played no other first class cricket The following six lots relate to S.B. Joel's tour to South Africa 1924/25. With M.C.C. playing in Australia, what was in effect an England second team travelled to South Africa led by Lionel Tennyson under the auspices of S.B. Joel. The full tour included five unofficial 'Test' matches
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S.B. Joel's team to South Africa 1924/25. Natal v S.B. Joel's XI, Durban, 21st-24th November 1924. Album page signed in pencil by the twelve members of the Natal team. Signatures include Taylor (Captain), Nourse, Siedle, Dalton, Conyngham, von Mengershausen, Mowat, Murray etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
The game against Natal was drawn, MacBryan top scoring with 120
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S.B. Joel's team to South Africa 1924/25. South Africa v S.B. Joel's XI, First 'Test', Johannesburg, 23rd-26th December 1924. Album page signed in ink and pencil by ten members of the South Africa team. Signatures are Neser (Captain), Taylor, Nourse, Susskind, Deane, Billing, Conyngham, Ling, Nupen and Hall. Lacking the signature of Catterall. To the verso, a sepia candid photograph of A.E. Hall bowling in the nets. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
The first unofficial 'Test' match of the series was won by South Africa by nine wickets, Nupen taking ten wickets in the match
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S.B. Joel's team to South Africa 1924/25. South Africa v S.B. Joel's XI, Second 'Test', Durban, 1st-5th January 1925. Album page signed in pencil by ten members of the South Africa team. Signatures are Neser (Captain), Susskind, Francois, Nupen, Conyngham, Taylor, Duff, Murray, Hall and Nourse. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £240
The second unofficial 'Test' match of the series was won by S.B. Joel's XI by 48 runs. Top scorers in the match were Bowley (118) for Joel's XI and Taylor (112) for South Africa. Nupen took twelve wickets in the match for South Africa
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S.B. Joel's team to South Africa 1924/25. South Africa v S.B. Joel's XI, Fourth 'Test', Johannesburg, 6th-10th February 1925. Album page nicely signed in ink by the eleven members of the South Africa team. Signatures are Neser (Captain), Nourse, Taylor, Meintjes, Catterall, Susskind, Hall, Ling, Deane, Siedle and Nupen. Smudging to the signature of Meintjes, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a mono press photograph of the South Africa team for the same match. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £90
The fourth unofficial 'Test' match of the series was drawn
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S.B. Joel's team to South Africa 1924/25. South Africa v S.B. Joel's XI, Fifth 'Test', Port Elizabeth, 20th-24th February 1925. Two album pages nicely signed in ink, one by the eleven members of the South Africa team, the other by twelve members of Joel's XI. South Africa signatures are Neser (Captain), Lindsay, Nourse, Taylor, Deane, Nupen, Hall, Ling, Munro, Siedle and Catterall. Joel XI signatures are Tennyson (Captain), Holmes, Geary, Bartley, Bowley, Tyldesley, Russell, Jameson, Nicholas, Kennedy, Parker and MacBryan. Slight smudging to the signature of Nupen, otherwise in good condition. Sold with two small candid style photographs of A.E. Hall and R.H. Catterall, the latter signed in ink by Catterall. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £260
South Africa won the fifth and final unofficial 'Test' match by 21 runs to draw the series. Top scorer in the match was Catterall for South Africa with 86 in the second innings. V.H. Neser made his last appearance in first class matches
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S.B. Joel's team to South Africa 1924/25. Album page nicely signed in ink by thirteen members of Tennyson's team. Signatures are Tennyson (Captain), Marriott, Russell, MacBryan, Bartley, Kennedy, Parker, Bowley, Nicholas, Tyldesley, Holmes, Geary and Gilligan. Signed to the verso by the eleven members of the Pretoria team for the tour match played at Pretoria, 26th-27th November 1924. Signatures in pencil are Newnham, Wessels, Brodrick, Fielding, van Eden, Johnson, Neser, Farquharson, Wederpoel, Duminy and Inman. Adhesive mark to one side not affecting the signatures, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a mono official photograph of Tennyson's team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire and tour caps, also a selection of four original press photographs of tour members, Geary, Marriott, Bowley and MacBryan. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £150
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M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1927/28. Two album pages, both nicely signed in ink, one by fourteen members of the M.C.C. touring party, the other by twelve South Africa players. M.C.C. signatures are Stanyforth (Captain), Astill, Wyatt, Holmes, Tyldesley, Stevens, Peebles, Sutcliffe, Staples, Geary, Elliott, Freeman, Hammond and Legge. Lacking the signature of Dawson. South Africa signatures are Deane, Taylor, Morkel, Nicolson, Commaille, Cameron, Nupen, Catterall, Coen, Hall, Vincent and Bissett. Sold with two original mono press photographs on the return of the M.C.C. team at Waterloo Station, one featuring Stanyforth being met by Arthur Gilligan with Percy Chapman holding a parrot in a cage, the other of Dawson, Stanyforth, Sutcliffe, Peebles, Holmes and Legge on the platform. Both 8"x6". Tape repair to the latter, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £340
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M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1927/28. Official sepia real photograph postcard of the M.C.C. touring party seated and standing in rows wearing tour blazers. Caption to lower border, '"Christmas Greetings" M.C.C. team South Africa 1927-28'. Handwritten message in ink to verso from George Geary 'Wishing you a Merry Xmas and a happy new year. Very hot here, too hot for cricket, 102 in shade. Send some snow'. Signed 'G. Geary'. Some wear and ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
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M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1927/28. Official mono printed photograph of the Union Castle Line 'R.M.S. Saxon' on which the touring party returned from South Africa. Signed in ink to the photograph by all fourteen members of the touring party who returned. Signatures are Stanyforth, Wyatt, Peebles, Stevens, Tyldesley, Geary, Holmes, Freeman, Sutcliffe, Hammond, Astill, Staples, Legge and Elliott. Lacking the signature of Dawson who stayed on in South Africa at the end of the tour. The image laid to official mount, overall 13"x10.75". Some fading to the signatures, but all legible. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £320
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South Africa tour to England 1929. A good selection of mono photographs taken at the County Ground, Hove during the Sussex v South Africans match, 28th-30th August 1929. Photographs include a team photograph of the full touring party, the majority wearing cricket attire and tour blazers, 7.5"x6". Also seven candid photographs including two of Sussex taking the field, two of South Africans taking the field, and the players, H.B. Cameron and H.G. Deane of South Africa and Gilligan of Sussex. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
South Africa won by 218 runs, Dalton scoring 102 in the first innings and Mitchell 140 in the second.
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South Africa tour to England 1929. Official mono photograph of the two teams for Leicestershire v South Africans, Grace Road, Leicester 4th-7th May 1929. The players and officials seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Formerly the property of A.J. Bell of South Africa, signed by Bell to verso. The photograph by Cecil Meade & Co of Leicester measures 8"x6", laid to official photographer's mount, overall 11.25"x9.5". Some surface marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
The match was drawn, Siedle scoring 169 for the South Africans in their first innings
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South Africa tour to England 1929. Three original mono press photographs from the first Test, England v South Africa, Edgbaston 15th-18th June 1929. Photographs are a the England team seated and standing in rows in cricket attire and blazers. Players include White (Captain), Sutcliffe, Hammond, Duleepsinhji, Hendren, Fender, Larwood, Duckworth etc. 10"x8". Also the two captains, White and Deane in front of the pavilion, Catterall and Mitchell walking out to bat for South Africa. Sold with two official press portraits of H.W. Taylor etc. Various sizes. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 7
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £300
The first Test was drawn. Top scorers in the match were Sutcliffe (114) and Hammond (138) in England's second innings
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South Africa tour to England 1929. Two large album pages nicely signed by the two teams for the second Test, England v South Africa, Lord's 29th June- 2nd July 1929. Twelve signatures of the South Africa team including Christy, Mitchell, Morkel, McMillan, Owen-Smith, Catterall, Dalton, Cameron, Bell, Ochse etc. Nine England signatures of White, Hendren, Larwood, Hammond, Duckworth, O'Connor, Tate, Leyland and Sutcliffe. Some smudging to some of the England signatures. To verso, seven signatures of England players v Australia in 1928, including Hearne, Geary, Tyldesley, Larwood, Duckworth, Hendren etc. Sold with a small press photograph of Alex Bell bowling out Maurice Leyland in the Lord's Test, signed to the photograph by Bell. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £140
The second Test ended in a draw. Top scorers in the match were Sutcliffe (100) in England's first innings and Leyland (102) and Tate (100no) in the second
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South Africa tour to England 1929. Two album pages signed by the two teams for the fourth Test, England v South Africa, Old Trafford 27th-30th July 1929. One page with fourteen signatures of the South Africa team in ink and pencil including van der Merwe, Taylor, Christy, Mitchell, Bell, McMillan, Deane, Morkel, Ochse, Siedle, Owen-Smith etc. The other page with twelve good England signatures in ink of Carr, Barratt, Woolley, Wyatt, Hendry, Sutcliffe, Freeman, Bowley, Duckworth, Geary, Leyland and Sandham. Good condition. Sold with an official scorecard for the fourth Test, incomplete handwritten scores. Horizontal crease, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
England won the fourth Test by an innings and 32 runs with centuries by Woolley (154) and Wyatt (113) in their only innings. Freeman took twelve wickets in the match, and Duckworth took three stumpings
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Jacobus Petrus Duminy. Western Province, Oxford University, Transvaal & South Africa 1919-1929. Single page handwritten letter in ink from J.P. Duminy, a member of the 1929 South Africa touring party to England. Dated 8th March 1976, Duminy is replying to a request for his autograph and recalls 'a real miracle of a one-handed "dive catch" I took at backward point to dismiss Maurice Leyland of Neville Quinn in the match at Headingley [third Test]'. Nicely signed 'J.P. Duminy'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £48
Duminy was not originally selected for the 1929 tour, and was working in Switzerland when he was called up as cover for injuries for the third Test at Headingley
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Bruce Mitchell. Transvaal & South Africa 1925-1950. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Bruce Mitchell, a member of the South Africa touring parties to England in 1929, 1935 and 1947. The letter, to Brian Bassano the cricket writer and collector, is dated 25th April 1992. Mitchell thanks Bassano for 'your wonderful book on South African cricket 1888 to 1970 which you so kindly sent me'. He recalls particular innings including Dudley Nourse's 231 against Australia to save the match, 'Stan McCabe's 199 not out was a beautiful innings to watch... My 164 at Lord's in 1935 was the best of my career because of the state of the wicket after rain and the destruction of the wicket by leather jackets in 1935. Luckily for us Balaskas too full advantage of the conditions and bowled for over 3 hours without having a four scored off him, he took 5 for 49 and 4 for 54, a great performance for a leg spinner, which won the test for us, our first against England in England'. Mitchell closes by celebrating South Africa's return to international cricket. Signed 'Bruce Mitchell'. Good cricket content. Sold with two small original press photographs of Mitchell, one signed in ink to the photograph. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
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Eric Londesbrough Dalton. Natal & South Africa 1924-1947. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Dalton, a member of the South Africa touring parties to England in 1929 and 1935. The letter is undated but was written in 1977. Dalton is replying to a request for his autograph and describes his successes playing golf since retiring from cricket in 1947, and lists the major South African championships he won including the Natal Championship five times, representing the South Africa Seniors at St Andrews in 1969 etc. He also expresses his pride as a 'double Springbok'. Signed 'Eric L. Dalton'. Sold with a trimmed mono press photograph of Dalton in batting action, signed by Dalton, and a postcard of Dalton in the nets. Also a two page letter from Jack Siedle, lacking a piece cut out, and a good press action photograph of Siedle batting against England at Trent Bridge in 1935. 10"x8". G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1930/31. 'Union-Castle Line R.M.S. Balmoral Castle' letterhead, nicely signed in ink by fourteen members of the M.C.C. touring party. Signatures are Sandham, Hendren, Tate, White, Leyland, Chapman, Lee, Farrimond, Wyatt, Voce, Goddard, Peebles, Allom and Duckworth. Lacking the signatures of Hammond and Turnbull who both returned separately. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £130
The 1930/31 Test series was the first time England had lost to South Africa who won the first match, with the following four all drawn. Harry Lee had joined the team midway through the series as a replacement for Andrew Sandham who had been injured in a car accident in Durban
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M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1930/31. Eastern Province v M.C.C., Port Elizabeth, 31st January- 3rd February 1931. Page taken from a scorebook signed to the spaces for the batsmen's names by the eleven members of the Eastern Province team plus three others. Fourteen signatures in total. Signatures are Twigg, vanden Berg, Brann, Maritz, Pagden, Mardon, White, Theophilus, Whitlock, Davies, Boltman etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
M.C.C. won the match by 226 runs
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M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1930/31. An original mono postcard of the Union-Castle, R.M.S. Edinburgh Castle on which the M.C.C. touring party travelled to South Africa in 1930. Adhesive damage to verso. Sold with two mono candid postcard size photographs, one of Percy Chapman raising a glass while on deck, and another of ladies playing deck quoits. Also three postcard size mono photographs of Percy Chapman, Patsy Hendren and Maurice Tate, and a colour postcard of N.A. Quinn, 'South African International Cricketers 1929' series. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
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Sydney Harry 'Syd' Curnow. Transvaal & South Africa 1928-1946. Single page typed aerogramme letter from Curnow writing from his home in Australia, dated 30th July 1976. Curnow is replying to a request for his autograph and explains the delay caused by him emigrating from South Africa 'because of the political situation there'. He mentions his 'young friend Tony Greig' and also Eddie Barlow. Signed twice in ink 'S.H. Curnow'. Light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Curnow played in three Test matches against England in the 1930/31 series
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John Alexander Kennedy Cochran. Griqualand West, Transvaal & South Africa 1929-1932. Single page handwritten letter from Cochran writing from his home in Johannesburg, dated 16th April 1976. Cochran is replying to a request for his autograph and apologises for the delay, 'I have just returned from a 6 week trip into the mountains in my caravan... [which] meant that I was unable to see anything of the matches against the International Wanderers'. Signed 'J. Cochran'. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Cochran played only one Test match in a cricket career that lasted only three seasons. His one appearance for South Africa was against England at Durban in the final Test of the 1930/31 series

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