Boxing, Golf & Tennis

Lot 1769:
Lot 1769
Boxing programmes. Three official programmes for Mike Tyson v Julius Francis, 2000, Lennox Lewis v Botha, London 2000 and Prince Naseem v Bugu, London 2000. Sold with an official ticket for the Lewis/Botha fight (faded). Framed and glazed. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1770:
Lot 1770
'An Evening at the National Sporting Club' 1907. Original boxing photogravure after William Howard Robinson depicting 'Peerless Jim' Driscoll and Jim Bowker in the ring before the British Featherweight Championship in 1907, with a large crowd of gentlemen in attendance. The photogravure with modern overmount so it is not known if it is signed by the artist, framed and glazed in modern frame, overall 39"x25". Previously sold by Graham Budd auctions in 2012. Some surface marks otherwise in Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1771:
Golfing ceramics and metalware. A trophy comprising of three golf clubs with old golf ball mounted on wooden base presented by Moor Allerton Golf Club in 1950, a modernish cigar/cigarette box with golf club and golf club handles, a Dartmouth potteries blue and white ceramic golf tankard, 5" tall with scenes of golf to sides and golf bag handle, an attractive Copeland Spode golfing jug in sage green, with golfing scenes in relief in white to sides, approximately 7" tall, two brass golfing ashtrays, two small silver metal golfing trays etc. Good selection. Some faults, good
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1772:
Lot 1772
'Foursome Mixture. The Sportsman's Tobacco'. Golf tobacco tin with image of a golf foursome to lid. The players are named as Mitchell, Vardon, Duncan and Braid playing at Gleneagles. The Robert Sinclair Tobacco Cpo Ltd, London and Newcastle on Tyne. Some wear and slight loss to image otherwise in good condition. Sold with a ceramic pen and desk tray decorated with golf clubs, balls, flag etc (Goldscheider with Myott Son & Co. Staffordshire) and a small milk jug with decoartive title 'Riddells Bay Golf Club (Bermuda) (Stella Vitrified Hotel Ware, Wood & Sons Ltd, Burslem). Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1773:
Golf. Mixed selection, a silver hallmarked cigarette case 'Presented to Mr F.E. Baxter by Nomads Golf Club. 17th December 1910', a small plinth containing four hallmarked silver detachable golf clubs with pointed end, possibly for skewering cheese (?), a small silver hallmarked golf trophy (?) with two raised gold clubs and ball, a silver metal golf club with decorative green stone driver club and a novelty silver metal rabbit caddie with three detachable golf clubs in golf bag to side. Qty 5
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1774:
Golf. Mixed selection, a brass matchbox holder with golf caddie to side panel, a decorative brass golf calender with detachable cards for the year 1914, an unusual golfing hand bell and a tin metal vesta case with a golfer swinging his club to side. Qty 4. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1775:
Golf. Mixed selection of vesta cases, a brass vesta case with two sets of golf clubs, balls etc to side, a small vesta with image of golfer, marked mark to reverse '925 sterling' to inside, a silver base metal vesta with enamel 'LUG' to centre and 'Handicap' above etc. Qty 4. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1776:
Lot 1776
'Superflite Golf Balls'. 'North British 'Superflite' golf ball' book of matches with golf ball advertising to one side and 'Clincher Cord Motor Tyres' advertising to verso. Book complete. Signed note with the match book states that 'This is the only known one in existence. It is ex. the Bryant & May museum'. The way in which Bryant & May appears at the football of the cover, dates it before 1921 which ties up with the Superflite's entry in 'Antique Golf Ball Reference and Price Guide' as circa 1922. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1777:
Lot 1777
Harold Horsfall Hilton. Vanity Fair. 'Hoylake'. Original colour chromolithograph of Hilton by Spy, dated July 16th 1903. Mounted overall 14"x20". Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Hilton was an English amateur golfer. He won the Open Championship at Muirfield in 1892, becoming only the second amateur to do so, and won again in 1897 at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake

The two following lots are being sold by a gentlemen whose company manufactured headwear in Luton. Most of the production was for the golf trade and they were the official suppliers of headwear to the R&A at St. Andrews. The following photographs were taken at various times with golfers wearing the hats and caps which were produced by them
Lot 1778:
Lot 1778
Ryder Cup 1969. Excellent original mono photograph of the British Ryder Cup team, sitting and standing in rows, wearing Ryder Cup blazers and wearing hats supplied by the company. The players are seen trying on their hats, some fitting and others not. Apparently, according to the vendor 'The British Ryder Cup team were all larking about, because when I delivered the hats, they grabbed them without considering that I had got the correct size for each of them.... and messed things up'. Players featured include Peter Alliss, Bernard Gallacher, Peter Townsend, Neil Coles, Brian Barnes, Christy O'Connor, Brian Hugget etc. Some minor creasing and tears to the edges of the photograph. The photograph measures 11"x7", mounted, framed and glazed 15"x12.75". Sold with two 'Variety Club of Great Britain Golfing Society' colour photographs featuring Kenny Lynch and Henry Cooper with various golfers at Walton Heath Golf Club in April 1986. 9"X11". G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1779:
Lot 1779
Ryder Cup 1969. Excellent original mono photographs of the 'Ryderettes', professional lady golfers who helped out at the tournament wearing caps produced by the company. In one photograph all eight ladies are each stood by a scorecar in a line with the scoreboards behind with the large sign 'Senior Service Scorecar Park' and in the other are all loaded onto one scorecar at the same venue. The lady preofessional are named to the base of the photographs. Sold with a further colour photograph of the 1990 Curtis Cup ladies team wearing hats produced by the company. All three mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 13"x11". G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1780:
Lot 1780
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship 1933. Souvenir four page programme for the Championships for Tuesday 27th June 1933. Order of play to centre pages. This is an unofficial 'pirate' programme. Vertical and horizontal folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
At the Championships in 1933, Jack Crawford won the men's singles, Helen Wills Moody the ladies
Lot 1781:
Lot 1781 Lot 1781
Early tennis postcards 1900s-1930s. A nice selection of over forty postcards, the majority mono real photographs. The postcards include formal team photographs, tennis matches and tournaments, parties, tennis on the beach, and clubs from all parts of the country, also Belgium and Germany. Publishers include Wakefield's of Ealing Broadway, McCorquodale & Co, John Wickens, Bangor, H.H. Davies, Aberystwyth, Speedy, Durham, W. Gredy, Bolton, H. Lame-Smith, York, F. Devolder, Brussells, P.A. Buchanan & Co, Thornton Heath etc. Odd faults to a few postcards, overall in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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