Collection Of Cricket Items Formerly The Collection Of Bryan Valentine. Kent & England 1927-1948

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Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. 'Lord Tennyson's tour to Jamaica 1931-32' and Martineau's tour of Egypt in 1933. Unique photograph album compiled by Bryan Valentine from the two tours plus four pages from a tour of Gibralter (unknown). The black 'Castalian' album contains photographs and postcards featuring many of the players who toured with Valentine, some signed, newspaper cutting and printed press pictures from the tour, ninety two original candid photographs taken onboard ship, of cricket players and matches, playing golf, travel, scenery and sights etc. Signed items include a photograph of Lord Tennyson introducing his players to a dignitary on the cricket field prior to a game, signed by nine members of the team featured. Signatures are Tennyson, Geary, Dacre, Brown, Valentine, Astill, Chapman, Stevens and Scott-Chadd, a photograph and a postcard of George Kemp-Welch, both signed George, a signed postcard of Percy Chapman, dated 1932 etc. Other photographs include Kemp-Welch and Stevens walking out to bat, Valentine in tennis attire, various team groups onboard ship, players in bathing trunks, Cyril Walters playing golf, around the pool etc, playing golf, various images at play at the matches, Valentine in cricket blazer, Venice, spectators around the boundary at the match etc. The photographs are various sizes. A unique record of various tour made by the Kent batsman
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £700
Lot 520:
Lot 520
Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. M.C.C. tour of India & Ceylon 1933-34'. Small official 'Programme for The M.C.C. Visit to Karachi'. The 6pp programme, plus covers, with titles in blue to front cover 'Sind Cricket Association' emblem and further details 'Arrival at Keamiri 14th October 1933. Departure from Cantonment Station 25th October 1933. To inside pages are the schedule of matches, social engagements, list of 'Institutes which have enrolled visitors as Honorary Members, Names of the members of the M.C.C. team which lists the players names but also their 'hosts', who they are staying with and their address and telephone numbers and The Sind Cricket Association Committee and other committees set up for the M.C.C. Visit. 'Printed by the Bharat Printing Press, Rambaugh Road, Karachi'. This was Valentine's copy. A rarely seen programme. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
Valentine stayed with G.F.S. Collins Esq of Collectors House, Douglas Jardine stayed at Government House, Leslie Townsend stayed with Canon Johnston at The Vicarage, Holy Trinity Church.

M.C.C. played three matches during their time in Karachi, Walters, Barnett and Jardine all made hundreds and Verity took 6-46 v Sind in the third match
Lot 521:
Lot 521
Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. M.C.C. tour of India & Ceylon 1933-34'. Small official 'Programme for M.C.C. Visit to Delhi'. The 12pp programme, plus covers, with titles in black to front cover and dates '17th to 23rd November 1933'. To inside pages are a title page 'Delhi & District Cricket Association' with list of patrons, fixtures, itinerary, list of 'Accomodation for the M.C.C. team'. The six Gentlemen including Jardine and Valentine stayed at The Viceroy's House, New Delhi and the Professionals at The Maidens Hotel, Delhi and The Delhi & District Cricket Association Committee and other committees set up for the M.C.C. Visit. 'Printed by the Oxford Printing Works, Delhi'. This was Valentine's copy. A rarely seen programme. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £40
M.C.C. played two matches during their time in Delhi, Mitchell and Valentine both made hundreds and Verity took 7-47 and 5-40
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Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. M.C.C. tour of India & Ceylon 1933-34'. Official 'Programme of the Visit of the M.C.C. team to Jamnagar, 2nd-4th December 1933'. The 8pp folding card programme with titles in black to front cover and to inside pages the programme for the visit, including listings of panther shooting on the 2nd and the 4th December and buck and small game shooting on the 2nd and 3rd December with a cricket match being played on the 3rd and 4th December. Sold with an official menu for the 'Banquet held in honour of the visit of the M.C.C. to Vibha Willas Palace, Jamnagar. 2nd December 1933', pink ribbon tie to spine. To inside pages the menu and programme of music. These were Valentine's copies. Rarely seen programme and menu from the tour. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £90
M.C.C. played a two day match which was drawn, Walters made 60 and Langridge took 5-18
Lot 523:
Lot 523
Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. M.C.C. tour of India & Ceylon 1933-34'. Official 'Programme of the Visit of the M.C.C. team to Porbandar 5th & 6th December 1933'. The 4pp folding card programme with titles in black to front cover and to inside pages the Programme for the visit, listing of the delivery and despatch of mails at Porbandar, telegrams, Railway and steamer time tables. Sold with an official menu for the 'Dinner to the Marylebone Cricket Club Team at The Maconochie Club, Porbanar on Tuesday 5th December 1933'. To inside pages the menu and programme of music. The humourous menu was serving Sardine a la Jardine, Poulet Roti de Levett, Marylebone Desserts and Creme aux Amandes Valentine, among others. These were Valentine's copies. Rarely seen programme and menu from the tour. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £90
There was no match played on this visit but the team went duck shooting, sea bathing and sight seeing in the Barda Hills, attended a Garden Party and Dinner
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Lot 524
Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. M.C.C. tour of India & Ceylon 1933-34'. 'Entertainment to M.C.C. at the Parsee Gymkhana, Bombay on 11th December 1933'. Official photograph of members of the M.C.C. team, who are wearing garlands around their necks, with dignitaries and guests at the function. The M.C.C. players featured are Bakwell, Valentine, Jardine, Mitchell and Elliott. The photograph laid down to photographers mount with titles above and below the photograph. Overall 11.25"x10". Minor age toning otherwise in good condition. This was Valentine's photograph
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
Lot 525:
Lot 525
Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. M.C.C. tour of India & Ceylon 1933-34'. Official menu for the 'Calcutta Cricket Club Dinner to the Marylebone Cricket Club Touring Team in India on Wednesday, January 3rd 1934'. The cover of the menu with titles to centre and decorated with the raised gilt images of a lion and tiger and ribbons ties in M.C.C. and Calcutta Cricket Club colours. To inside pages, details of the Calcutta officials, names of the M.C.C. team, menu and toasts and music. Printed by Thacker & Spink of Calcutta. This was Valentine's copy. A rare menu from this Indian tour
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £95
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Lot 526
Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. M.C.C. tour of India & Ceylon 1933-34'. Official menu for the 'Banquet in honour of his Excellency Sir Malcolm Hailey, Governor of the V.P. and Lady Bailey. Vizianagram Palace, Benares. 11 th January 1934'. The cover of the menu with titles to centre and a mono photograph of the Palace, green/blue ribbon tie to spine. To inside pages, the menu, wines and toasts. A toast was given to 'Mr Jardine and Members of the M.C.C.'. Printed by Thacker & Spink of Calcutta. The banquet was attended by the M.C.C. touring party. This was Valentine's copy. A rare menu from this Indian tour
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
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Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. M.C.C. tour of India & Ceylon 1933-34'. 'The Visit of M.C.C. to Jamnagar. December 1933. A large official photograph album with plain board covers, printed by 'Joshi & Vara, Jamnagar Photo Co.' presented to Valentine as a member of the team. The album comprises of a title page with printed details and to inside pages there are forty eight real photographs including a signed portrait photograph of Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja, the Maharajah Jam Sahib of Nawanagar from 1933 to 1948, succeeding his uncle, the famed cricketer Ranjitsinhji, images of the cricket match including Jardine wearing pithe helmet and garlands with the Maharajah, a large joint team photograph of the two teams with the Maharajah, M.C.C. batsman in pithe helmets walking out to bat, views of the match in progress, M.C.C. players, again, wearing pithe helmets in the field, Jardine watching the match from the pavilion, Jardine walking in from batting and going out to field, practise in the nets, Jardine choosing a bat to use and walking out for the toss, Jardine making a speech after the match, members of the team shooting, after match meal, images of the Vibha Willas Palace and scenes of large and impressive buildings and the port etc. The album, with twenty nine pages, is in good condition with a little wear around the edges. The photographs, which are in very good condition, vary in size from 6"x4" to 10"x8". A unique, informative and fascinating insight in to this early tour of India. Not previously seen by the auctioneer
Estimate: £500/700
Hammer price: £1500
The two day tour match between M.C.C. and Jamnagar played at the Ajitsinhji Ground was drawn. Jamnagar batted first and made 90 all out. Langridge taking 5-18 from eleven overs, M.C.C. in reply made 151 all out with Walters making 60. In their second innings, Jamnagar were 45-6 but held on for the draw
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Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. M.C.C. tour of India & Ceylon 1933-34'. 'Their Excellencies. The Viceroy & Vicereine's and H.E. Sir Malcolm & Lady Hailey's Visits to Vizianagram Palace, Benares and Vizianagram XI v M.C.C. January 1934. Official photograph album, printed by Goras Studio, Benares presented to Valentine as a member of the team. Fifty real photographs with printed captions beneath. The front cover is printed with images of the cricket ground, and smaller cameo images of Vizianagram and Jardine. Photographs within include Sir Malcolm Hailey and Lady Hailey with members of the Vizianagram and M.C.C. teams outside the Palace, the Vizianagram Palace grounds with a view of the ground with match in progress, the cricket pavilions of M.C.C. and Vizianagram XI, various scenes of the match including Vizianagram winning the toss, M.C.C. and the umpires entering the field, Wazir Ali & Palia walking out to bat, Jack Hobbs in the Press tent, Vizzy batting, scenes of the crowded stands, Yuvaraj of Patiala wearing pads, Vizianagram XI in the field, Barnett and Bakewell walking out to open the innings, Jardine leading his team out on to the field (all wearing pithe helmets), Bill Hitch wearing a suit, the end of match scoreboard, crowd scenes on Vizianagram XI winning the match, players being mobbed etc. This was England's only defeat on the tour. The album, with seventeen pages, is in good condition with a little wear around the edges. To the inside front cover is an inscription 'To Valentine with all good wishes from Vizianagram 12/1/34'. The photographs vary in size from 4.5"x3.5" to 11"x8.5". A unique, informative and fascinating insight in to this early tour of India
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £950
Vizianagram XI beat M.C.C. by fourteen runs, Vizianagram XI batting first made 124 with C.S. Nayudu top scoring with 31no, Townsend taking 5-30, in reply M.C.C. made 111 all out with Valentine top scoring with 53, Nissar taking 6-60. In their second innings Vizianagram XI made 140 with the Yuvaraj of Patiala making 44, Verity taking 4-39 and Vizianagram XI won the match by bowling M.C.C. out for 139, Jardine top scoring with 36, Nayudu taking four and Nissar and Ramji taking three wickets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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