Items From The Collection Of Brian Close (Yorkshire, Somerset & England 1949-1977)

Brian Close played 22 Test matches for England from 1949-1977. In 1949 at the age of 18 he became the youngest player to attain the double, the youngest to gain a Yorkshire County cap and the youngest to represent England in Test cricket. He scored almost 35,000 runs at 33.26 and took over 1100 wickets at 26.42. He is famously remembered facing the West Indian fast bowlers in 1976 having been recalled to the England team at the age of 45. The interval between Close's first and last Test matches was 27 years, the second-longest after Wilfred Rhodes. Close died in September 2015 at the age of 84 years. Part two.

Lot 393:
Lot 393
Victorian salt cellar. Silver metal salt cellar in the form of an upright bowl mounted on crossed cricket bats with ball. 2" tall. Some tarnishing and minor denting to rim of bowl, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
Lot 394:
Lot 394
Victorian cricket buttons. Excellent set of four Victorian brass cricket shirt buttons. Each button marked 'Copyright' to the colour image of a cricketer, which features a batsman, bowler, wicketkeeper and fielder. Sold with two similar but different buttons of a batsman (appears to be Lord Hawke) and a bowler. c1890s. Qty 6. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Lot 395:
Lot 395
Cricket medals 1898-1961. Thirty one metal cricket medals, of which approx. ten are hallmarked silver. The majority 1930s. Hallmarked medals issued by The London Printing and Stationery Traders Cricket Association 1898, 'L&SC 1899-00', Vauxhall Gas Works Cricket Club 1907, Finsbury Park C.C. 1920, Fulham and District Cricket League 1928, Wilnecote Cricket Club 1932, Advertiser Cricket Club 1948 etc. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £100
Lot 396:
Lot 396
Cricket medals 1927-1938. Nine metal silver hallmarked cricket medals, each with enamel decoration. Medals issued by London Printing and Stationers Trading Cricket Association 1927, Willesden Schools Athletic Association 1927, Gospel Oak and Hampstead Cricket League 1938, Hackney & Stoke Newington Deanery League 1938 etc. Also a similar metal medal with enamel by Fattorini of Birmingham issued by South London Cricket League 1930. Qty 10. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 397:
Lot 397 Lot 397
Robertson's Golden Shred Golly pin badges. Original golly cricketer badge of a batsman with blue jacket, yellow waistcoat and red trousers. Maker's stamp to verso, 'R.E.V. Gomm, Frederick St. B'Ham 1', c1970s. Also a quality reproduction golly badge with no maker's mark of a batsman wearing a blue cap with Rowntrees 'R' emblem. Each approx. 1.5". G/VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 398:
Lot 398 Lot 398
John William 'Young Jack' Hearne. Middlesex & England 1909-1936. Silver and enamel hallmarked silver medal by Fattorini of Bradford with inscription 'U. & D.J.L. Champions 1909-10. J Hearne'. Previously sold by Knights as part of the J.W. Hearne collection as lot 221, November 2014. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 399:
Lot 399
Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. Small highly coloured decorative jewelled and enamel metal figure of a peacock with pearl link mounted to the beak. Presented to Barrington in Rajasthan on the M.C.C. tour to India, November 1961. Previously sold as part of lot 383 in the Phillips sale of 27th June 2000. 2.5" tall. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £400
Lot 400:
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Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. Silver metal cricket ball with colour emblem of crossed bats, ball and stumps, encircled by floral decoration. Engraved 'England v Australia. The highest scorer will be given a Silver Ball by A.B. Soudagar. Previously sold as part of lot 386 in the Phillips sale of 27th June 2000. Dents and tarnishing, loss to colour decoration. Sold with a miniature gold metal clock inscribed to verso 'M.C.C. Tour South Africa 1964-65'. Previously sold as part of lot 381 in the Phillips sale of 27th June 2000. Also a half pint pewter tankard presented to Barrington. Engraved 'Shell Trophy. M.C.C. v N.S.W. Country XI, Albury, December 1965', and pint pewter golfing tankard engraved 'S.C.C.G.S. Captains Tankard and Allom Trophy with winners' names. G. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 401:
Lot 401 Lot 401
Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. Ronson cigarette lighter inscribed to one side 'Surrey County Cricket Club' with Surrey emblem, and to the verso 'County Champions 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956. Under Captaincy of W. Stuart Surridge'. G/VG. Previously sold by Phillips auctioneers as part of lot 364 in June 2000
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 402:
Lot 402
'Ashes Regained. England 1985'. Silver plate dish with title to centre, Test match results and players names and biographies to borders. Limited edition no. 54/1000. 6" diameter. In original presentation box. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
Lot 403:
Lot 403
South Africa. 'The Friendship Tour 1992'. Two complete sets of eighteen 'Shoprite and Checkers' commemorative coins produced for the India tour to South Africa 1992/93, the first official Test series played by South Africa since 1970. Each coin depicts a member of the South Africa squad to one side, 'Friendship Tour' emblem to verso. One set loose, the other mounted to foam display. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £80
Lot 404:
Lot 404
Miniature cricket bats. 'Rowntree's Cachous' miniature metal advertising cricket bat. 4.5". Some surface wear, otherwise in good condition. Sold with three miniature ivory(?) cricket bats 3.5" long and another, 1.75", with red inset 'ball' and brass stud to face. Probably c1950s. G. Qty 5
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42













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