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

Lot 519:
Lot 519
Leonard Charles Braund. Surrey, Somerset, London County & England 1896-1920. Beautiful Golden Age mono photograph of Len Braund in batting pose at the wicket. The photograph laid down to photographers mount. Very nicely signed 'sincerely yours' to lower left corner of photographers mount by Braund and dated 1900. The photograph by Gunn & Stuart of Richmond and measure 10.5"x15.5". Slight horizontal mark to the centre of the image otherwise in very good clean condition. A wonderfully evocative photograph
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £140
Lot 520:
Lot 520
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1891. Early and rare official sepia photograph of the Nottinghamshire team, seated and standing in rows in cricket attire and caps, some in blazers. Printed names and title 'Notts, 1891' to lower border. The photograph, by E. Hawkins & Co, Brighton, measures 11.5"x9.25", laid to official photographer's mount, overall 16"x13.5". Some surface wear to the photograph, staining and adhesive marks to the mount, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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Ashes cricket scrapbook 1924/25 & 1928/29. Large thick ledger type scrapbook covering the period, mainly press cuttings from the two Test series but also including some statistical pages, averages etc and some press photographs including original press photographs at Adelaide 1924/25 series including the worn wicket at the third Test at Adelaide, Gilligan caught by Richardson in the same match, the scoreboard at Adelaide on completion of the match, Hugh Trumble who attended the Test match, Maurice Tate and J.M. Gregory in the nets (2), photograph of Hobbs and Sutcliffe having been presented with items subscribed to by the Australian public in recognition of the great feats performed by the two batsman, original photograph of Ernest Jones, former Australian player etc. Scrapbook binding breaking otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 522:
Lot 522
Rugby School. Very early postcard size photograph produced from a drawing by Master E Pretty, featuring a game of cricket at Rugby School, circa 1809. Titles to lower border of the photograph. The photograph is laid down to card with a Greek quotation (?) handwritten to lower border. Initialled 'H.R.'. To the back of the card is inscribed in black ink 'From Hastings Robinson to Revd A. Bloxham'. Hastings Robinson (1792-1866) was educated at Rugby School from 1806 when he was fourteen years of age. Reverend Andrew Bloxam (1801-1878) was educated at Rugby School from 1809 when he was eight years of age. The photograph measures 5.75"x3.25" and overall on mount 6.5"x4.5". Some wear and darkening to image, wear to mount otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Andrew Bloxam was an English clergyman and naturalist; in his later life he had a particular interest in botany. He was the naturalist on board HMS Blonde during its voyage around South America and the Pacific in 1824-26, where he collected mainly birds. Later as a Church of England minister he lived in Warwickshire and Leicestershire. Hastings Robinson was an earnest evangelical churchman. He went to Rugby in 1806, and proceeded to St. John's College, Cambridge. He was a fellow and assistant-tutor from 1816 to 1827. He stood unsuccessfully for the regius professorship of Greek at Cambridge, and was Cambridge examiner at Rugby, where he founded a theological prize.
Lot 523:
Lot 523
W.G. Grace. Early sepia of Grace stood with a gentlemen wearing long coat and hat, possibly Robert Thoms, the Umpire. Grace is stood wearing cricket attire with striped blazer and hooped cap and both are stood in front of a building. 3.25"X4.25". G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
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Lot 524
Glamorgan C.C.C. Original sepia press photograph of Emrys Davies walking out to bat for Glamorgan with Phil Clift at Hull, 1952. Signed to the photograph by Davies. Adhesive damage to verso , the image in good condition. Sold with two mono and one colour press photographs of Alan Butcher, Hugh Morris and Robert Croft, 1990s, each signed by the featured player. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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Len Hutton and Reg Simpson 1950. Two original mono press photographs of Hutton and Simpson walking out to bat, one for North v South, Scarborough 6th-8th September 1950. Walkers Studio, Scarborough. The other for England v The Rest, Bradford Park Avenue, 31st May- 1st June 1950. Both photographs approx. 6.5"x8.5". Good images. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £48
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Lot 526
Tony Greig and Rodney Marsh 1972. 'Massie's Test'. Original mono press photograph of Marsh taking a spectacular diving catch to dismiss Greig off the bowling of Bob Massie in England's first innings v Australia, Lord's, 22nd-26th June 1972. The photograph signed by both Greig and Marsh. 6"x8". G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Not selected for the first Ashes Test, Bob Massie famously took eight wickets in each innings of the second Test, ending with figures of 16-137. Australia won by eight wickets
Lot 527:
Lot 527
England Test photographs 1990s. A selection of seventeen original mono and colour press photographs, the majority featuring England players in Test match action in the 1990s. Includes two mono team photographs of England teams in 1994 and 1996, each fully signed by the eleven members of the team. Signatures include Atherton, Stewart, Gooch, Smith, Malcolm, Such, Fraser, Knight, Cork, Russell, Thorpe etc. Also a colour press photograph of Atherton and Stewart at the wicket in Jamaica 1994, signed by both players. All approx. 10"x8". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 528
Signed Test cricketer photographs 1990s. Two colour press photographs, one featuring Jason Gillespie, the other Waqar Younis, also a mono press photograph of Ravi Shastri, all three in bowling action. Each photograph signed by the featured player. Approx. 10"x8". Sold with an official mono photograph of the Australian touring party at Worcester 1961. 6"x4.5". Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20













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