The Cricket Collection of Mike Smith, Cricket Lover of Kent. Part Twelve

Lot 304:
Lot 304
Humphrey Adam Gilbert. Worcestershire 1921-1930. Phillips 'Pinnace' premium issue cabinet size mono real photograph trade card of Gilbert, half length, wearing striped blazer. No. 171.C. 4"x6". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
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Charles Victor Tarbox. Worcestershire 1921-1929. Phillips 'Pinnace' premium issue cabinet size mono real photograph trade card of Tarbox, half length, wearing Worcestershire cap. No. 172.C. 4"x6". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 306
Charles Richard Preece. Worcestershire 1920-1927. Phillips 'Pinnace' premium issue cabinet size mono real photograph trade card of Preece, half length, wearing Worcestershire cap. No. 173.C. 4"x6". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
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Andrew Sandham. Surrey & England 1911-1937. Phillips 'Pinnace' premium issue cabinet size mono real photograph trade card of Sandham, half length, in batting pose in front of the wicket, wearing cap. No. 19.C. Signed in ink by Sandham. 4"x6". G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 308
Percy George Henry Fender. Surrey & England 1910-1935. Phillips 'Pinnace' premium issue cabinet size mono real photograph trade card of Fender standing full length at the wicket leaning on his bat wearing cricket attire. No. 24.C. 4"x6". Small nick to right edge, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 309
Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Phillips 'Pinnace' premium issue cabinet size mono real photograph trade card of a youthful Sutcliffe, full length, in batting pose. Nicely signed in ink by Sutcliffe. No.51c. 4"x6". Odd minor faults to one corner otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Pelham Francis Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Phillips 'Pinnace' premium issue cabinet size mono real photograph trade card of Warner in batting pose. Pinnace series no. 46.C. 4"x6". Very nicely signed in black in to the photograph by Warner. The card slightly trimmed to lower edge. 3.75"x5.5", mounted in modern mount, overall 7"x9". Adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
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Lot 311
A.P.F. Chapman, Kent & England 1924-1938. Sepia real photograph postcard of Chapman, full length in batting pose. Very nicely signed in ink by Chapman and dated 1928. Series unknown. Adhesive marks to verso otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
Lot 312:
Lot 312
Don Bradman. Mono postcard of the Australia team to England 1930 by E.T.W. Dennis of Scarborough. Signed by Bradman in blue ink. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
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Lot 313
Jack Hobbs. Two mono real photograph postcards of Hobbs, both nicely signed in ink to the photograph. One is a plain back postcard of Hobbs on the field in batting pose, the other standing in front of a stand, cap in hand. Publishers unknown. Some wear and nicks to the second postcard otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
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Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji. Sussex & England. 1895-1920. Mono 'real photograph' postcard of Ranjitsinhji, half length, wearing blazer. Signed in black ink to lower border 'Ranjitsinhji. of Nawanagar'. Rotary Photographic Series no. 3807. Some silvering to card and light corner adhesive marks to reverse otherwise good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £220
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Lot 315
Brian Joseph Booth. Lancashire & Leicestershire 1956-1973. Original mono real photograph plain back postcard of Booth walking out to bat. Signed to the photograph and to verso by Booth and dated 1959. Photograph by C. Goodman of Newmarket. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
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Lot 316
Ernest Tyldesley. Lancashire & England 1909-1936. Mono real photograph postcard of Tyldesley in batting pose at the crease. Signed in black ink to the photograph 'Yours sincerely, Ernest Tyldesley'. Photographer unknown. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 317:
Lot 317
Australia tour to England 1926. Mono postcard of the Australian touring party to England, seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Printed title and players' names to lower edge. Nicely signed in ink to verso by nine members of the touring party. Signatures are Collins (Captain), Grimmett, Andrews, Bardsley, Ryder, Ponsford, Richardson, Taylor, and the manager, Sydney Smith. T. Bolland, St. Leonards-on-Sea. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
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William Albert Stanley 'Bert' Oldfield, New South Wales & Australia 1919-1938. Sepia plain back postcard/ trade card of Oldfield, head and shoulders, in Australian sweater and cap on the 1930 tour of England. Very nicely signed in ink by Oldfield. Published by B.D.V. cigarettes of Godfrey Phillips of London, as part of their advertising campaign for the 1930 Australian tourists, this being card no. 13 in the series. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 319:
Lot 319
New Zealand 1931. Mono real postcard of the New Zealand touring team to England. Angus Thomas Ltd. Signed to verso by eight members of the team in black ink. Signatures include Dempster, Talbot, Blunt, James, Cromb etc. Old tape mark to left edge of the photograph, otherwise in good condition. Sold with three books 'Playfair Book of Test Cricket, Volumes 1& 2 (1877-1939 and 1946-1953) and 'Test Cricket. England v Australia 1877-1921. W.P.H. Sparks 1930. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 320:
Lot 320
Sussex C.C.C. 1922. Mono real photograph postcard of the Sussex team and umpires seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire, caps and assorted blazers. Players are A.E.R. Gilligan (Captain), Cook, Roberts, Bowley, Tate, Stannard, Street, Vine, Young, Cox and A.H.H. Gilligan. Printed signatures to lower edge. Stamp for 'Sports Service, County Ground, Hove' to verso. Slight silvering otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £18
Lot 321:
Lot 321
'Biggest Test Victory on Record'. 'Hutton's match'. England v Australia 1938. Original mono postcard showing 'The Selfridge score board at the end of the last Test match between England and Australia at the Oval. August 19th, 1938- showing the amazing result' [date printed incorrectly] in which Hutton made the then record individual score of 364no, in England's record score of 903-7 dec. England won by an innings and 579 runs. The scoreboard shows the full match details. The scoreboard was sponsored by Selfridge & Co Ltd, and the card issued with the 'Compliments of Selfridge & Co Ltd'. Odd very minor faults otherwise in good condition. A rarely seen postcard
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
England's victory by an innings and 579 runs remains a record victory by an innings to this day in Test matches. Hutton made 364, Leyland 187 and Hardstaff 169no. Bradman and Fingleton did not bat in either of the Australian innings due to injury. The Ashes series was drawn, Australia retained the Ashes.
Lot 322:
Lot 322
M.C.C. tour to Australia & New Zealand 1954/55. Original colour postcard of the P&O 'Orsova' nicely signed to the verso by twelve members of the M.C.C. touring party. Signatures are May, Tyson, Evans, Appleyard, Wilson, Bedser, Statham, Graveney, Bailey, McConnon, Simpson and Cowdrey. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
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M.C.C. Tour to Australia, 1932/33. 'Bodyline'. Mono postcard of R.M.S. Orontes with cameos pictures and printed signatures of all eighteen members of the touring party. Printed title 'Bringing Home "The Ashes"' to bottom left corner, faded but legible. Published by The Canterbury Printers, Canterbury. Adhesive damage to verso, small nick to left edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
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M.C.C. tour of Australia 1954/55. Sepia postcard of 'R.M.S Orsova' Orient Line ship which took the M.C.C. team to Australia. Nicely signed in ink to face by all twenty players and officials including Hutton, May, Simpson, Cowdrey, Tyson, Edrich, Wardle, Graveney, Statham, Wilson, Loader, Evans etc. Small tape repairs to verso, light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
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M.C.C. tour to Australia 1924/25. Sepia real photograph postcard of the M.C.C. touring party having disembarked at Fremantle on the 1924/25 tour. The photograph depicts the touring party standing on the quayside wearing formal attire. Players featured include Gilligan, Sandham, Freeman, Tate, Woolley, Hendren etc. Photograph by La Posia Studio, North Fremantle. Inscription in ink to verso in Tich Freeman's own hand, 'This was taken just after we landed off the boat'. Originally from the Freeman collection sold by Phillips in 1996. Sold with a sepia real photograph postcard of the scoreboard at Melbourne at the close of the second Test which Australia had won by 81 runs. Also a sepia plain back postcard taken on the tour of Maurice Tate standing full length wearing M.C.C. touring blazer, pipe in mouth. Small damage to top edge of the Tate postcard, otherwise in very good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £120
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Amalgamated Press 'Australian & English Cricket Stars' 1932. 'Bodyline'. Full set of thirty two trade cards each featuring a mono head and shoulders portrait of members of Australian and English Test cricketers. Sold with the original accompanying 'Australia versus England 1932-33. "Triumph" and "Champion" Test Match Souvenir Album'. The cards in very good condition, wear and annotations to the album. Rare to see the set with the original album
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
Lot 327:
Lot 327
'The Johnnie Walker Test Match Scoreboard' 1930 and 1934. Five mono real photograph postcards showing the scoreboard at different locations during the two Ashes series. There are two postcards showing the score at various stages of the fifth Test at The Oval 1930, the first shows the scoreboard at Margate with Australia 299-3 (Bradman 64no), and the second with the scoreboard at Portsmouth, Australia at 371-3 (Bradman 112no), England having scored 405. Three postcards from the 1934 series, all at unknown locations, one with the scoreboard displaying the score from the fourth Test at Headingley, England 179-6 in the first innings (Hopwood 3no, Ames 4no). The two others from the fifth Test at The Oval, one showing the score at the fall of the sixth wicket in the first innings with Australia at 631-6 (Bradman 244, Ponsford 266 and Chipperfield 2no), the other at the close of the match, England having been dismissed for 145 following on, Australia winning by an innings and 562 runs. The 1930 postcards published by Sunbeam Photo, Margate and Thomos[sic] Humphries, Portsmouth, others unknown. All postcards postally unused and in very good condition. Scarce cards. Sold with two facsimile copies of full page advertisements for the Johnnie Walker scoreboard, originally from the Illustrated London News and The Graphic, 1930. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
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Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1953. Official mono real photograph plain back postcard of the 1953 Nottinghamshire team, seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire at Trent Bridge. Players featured include Simpson (Captain), Jepson, Butler, Hardstaff, Poole, Smailes, Dooland, Goonesena etc. Photographer unknown. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £12
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Touring team postcards 1933-1956. Four official mono real photograph postcards of Test touring teams to England. Teams are West Indies 1933, Australia 1938, Pakistan 1954, and Australia 1956, the latter with printed players' signatures to verso. Various publishers. Sold with four 'Star Series' postcards. Qty 8. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
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Scarborough Cricket Festival 1954 and 1957. Six original mono real photograph plain back postcards of teams, each depicted in one row wearing cricket attire in front of the pavilion at Scarborough. Teams are Pakistan 1954, T.N. Pearce's XI, Yorkshire, Surrey, West Indies and Gentlemen, all 1957. Each postcard with official stamp for Walkers Studios, Scarborough to verso. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
Lot 331:
Lot 331
Scarborough Cricket Festival 1957. Five original mono real photograph plain back postcards of teams, each depicted in one row wearing cricket attire in front of the pavilion at Scarborough in 1957. Teams are West Indies, Gentlemen, T.N. Pearce's XI, M.C.C. and Rest of England. Each postcard with official stamp for Walkers Studios, Scarborough to verso. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £100
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Scarborough Cricket Festival 1954 and 1957. Three original mono real photograph plain back postcards of teams, each depicted in one row wearing cricket attire in front of the pavilion at Scarborough. One postcard features both teams for Yorkshire v M.C.C. 1954, the players all standing in one row apparently paying their respects with heads bowed, the M.C.C. team in blazers. The other postcards feature the Canadians in 1954, and Players 1957. Each postcard with official stamp for Walkers Studios, Scarborough to verso. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 333:
Lot 333
West Indies tour to England, Scarborough 1933. Original mono real photograph postcard of the West Indies opening batsmen, Teddy Hoad and Clifford Roach, walking out to bat in the final match of the 1933 tour, v H.D.G. Leveson Gower's XI at Scarborough, 9th-12th September 1933. The postcard nicely signed in ink to verso by ten members of the West Indies team. Signatures are Grant (Captain), Barrow, Hoad, Griffith, Christiani, Headley, Sealey, Roach, Da Costa and Martindale. Lacking the signature of Valentine who also played in the match. Photograph by Walkers Studios of Scarborough. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £130
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Mono candid-style real photograph plain back postcard of the Australian team standing informally in a group in the outfield for the tour match v An England XI at Hastings, 1st-4th September 1956. Players featured include Johnson, Langley, McDonald, Rutherford, Mackay, Craig, Crawford, Archer etc. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
The match was drawn with no play possible on the final day. Cricket was played on the Central Recreation Ground at Hastings from 1864, and Sussex played their last first-class match there in 1989 before the land was developed for a shopping centre
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'Historic Test Match at Lord's. England v West Indies' 1928. Original mono real photograph postcard of the two teams and umpires seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire and blazers. Printed title and players' names to lower border. Published by Lord's and Oval Bookstalls, printed by B.P. & Co., London. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
In the West Indies' inaugural Test match, England won by an innings and 58 runs
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Denis Compton and Bill Edrich. Surrey & England. Original mono real photograph plain back postcard of the waxwork models of Compton and Edrich at Madame Tussaud's, London. The two models depicted full length wearing cricket attire and England blazers. The postcard probably published in 1947/48. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
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England and M.C.C. team postcards 1903-1947. Nine original postcards of England and M.C.C. touring teams, including five real photograph postcards and one in colour. Teams are Warner's XI to Australia 1903/04, J. Beagles & Co., M.C.C. to Australia 1907/08, Rotary Photo no. 3827A, advertising postcard for 'Officers Mess Cigarettes' of the 1913/14 team to South Africa with fixture list to verso, an M.C.C. Christmas postcard for the tour to South Africa 1927/28, 'Jaeger' advertising postcard c.1928, England v West Indies 1928 (two different), and the 1946/47 touring party to Australia with printed signatures to verso. Odd faults to some postcards, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
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Australia Test team postcards 1902-1964. Eleven mono postcards (five real photographs) of Australia teams who toured England. Teams are for seasons 1902, 1905, 1909, 1912, 1921, 1926, 1930 ('Viyella' advertising postcard), 1934 ('Gripu Trousers'), 1938 and 1964. Other publishers include R.Th. Berlin, Ralph Dunn, Bolland, Beagles, F.C. Dick, Oval Bookstall etc. Sold with a mono real photograph postcard of 'Carpet Bedding, Australia v England, The Leas, Folkestone' 1938. Publisher unknown. Odd minor faults including pin holes to the 1948 postcard, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 12
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £200
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Australia Test team and player postcards 1905-1948. Six mono postcards (four real photographs) of Australian teams for seasons 1905, one Rotary Series no. 3824B, another Philco Series 6003F, 1921, 1930 (Jaeger advertising postcard), and 1948, one by F.C. Dick, Oval Bookstall, the other R.A. Series. Sold with three mono real photograph postcards of individual Australian cricketers, Victor Trumper, Thiele no. 1001, Don Bradman and Alan Kippax. Also a mono postcard of 'Carpet Bedding, Australia v England, The Leas, Folkestone' 1938, and an early colour postcard of an aerial view of England v Australia at The Oval, Adelaide, publisher and date unknown. Good condition. Qty 11
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
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New Zealand tours to England 1927-1937. Three mono real photograph postcards of New Zealand touring teams for seasons 1927 published by Topical, 1931, Angus Thomas Ltd., and 1937, publisher unknown. Small loss to one corner of the 1927 postcard, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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South Africa tours to England 1924-1955. Five mono (three real photograph) postcards of South Africa touring teams for seasons 1924, two different, one by C. Smith, Oval, the other a Jaeger advertising postcard, 1929 Jaeger, 1947 W.E. Green, London, and 1955, publisher unknown. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
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West Indies touring parties 1906-1951/52. A mono postcard of the 1902 West Indies touring party to England, photograph by R. Scott, Manchester. Also two mono real photograph postcards of the West Indies teams to England 1933 (publisher unknown), and to Australia 1951/52, photograph by Melba Studios, Sydney. Qty 3. Minor wear to the 1902 postcard, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 343:
Lot 343
Maurice William Tate. Sussex & England 1912-1937. M.C.C. tour to Australia 1928/29. A rare original sepia real photograph postcard of the scoreboard at the end of the first Test at Brisbane, 20th November- 5th December 1928. The scoreboard shows Australia having been bowled out for only 66 in their second innings to give England victory by 675 runs. The photograph was taken by Tate with an inscription in ink to verso in Tate's own hand, 'The scoring board at Brisbane taken 5 mins after we beat them well'. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 344
Signed postcards. Four postcards, one published by M.C.C. signed by Don Bradman and Len Hutton. Also three individually signed by the featured player of Trevor Bailey (Valentine 'Real Photo Cricket Personalities Series'), Len Hutton (Stamp Publicity), and David Sheppard (M.R.R.' Cricket Hall of Fame Series'). G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £55
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Cricket postcards 1900s-1950s. Three mono real candid style photograph plain back postcards and one smaller similar photograph of Essex playing at Ilford c.1959 including two views of the ground, and players walking on to the pitch. Players featured include Insole, Bailey, Dodds, Greensmith, Phelan, Bear etc. Also player portrait postcards of C.B. Fry, A.P. Freeman (Kent), G. Smith (Essex) etc. Team postcards of South African tourists 1907, Kent 1928 etc. Series include Rotary Photographic, A. Wilkes & Son, Flemons, Philco etc. Qty 12. Odd faults to a couple of postcards, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
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Kent C.C.C. player postcards. Selection of six mono (two real photograph) postcards of Kent players. Includes a nice sepia real photograph postcard of Frank Woolley, half length wearing cricket attire, bat and gloves in hand, nicely signed in black ink to the photograph by Woolley and dated 28th June 1927. Also a sepia real photograph postcard of 'Tich' Freeman, Les Ames and Percy Chapman standing together in cricket attire and blazers. Both postcards by B.C. Flemons of Tonbridge. Other subject include F. Woolley and Arthur Fielder, 'Punter' Humphreys, and modern postcards of Tich Freeman and Derek Underwood (signed by Underwood). G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
Lot 347:
Lot 347
County, Test and player postcards 1930s-1960s. A nice selection of mono postcards, a good number real photographs including official Test and County team photographs, individuals etc. Test teams include New Zealand 1931, England Test 1957, Australia 1957 and 1961 etc. Counties include Surrey c.1930, 1949 etc. Yorkshire 1935, Middlesex 1947 etc. Individuals' postcards include Jack Hobbs, Wilfred Rhodes, Ranjitsinhji (two different), A.C. Maclaren, Duleepsinhji, H.D.G. Leveson Gower, Ted Dexter (signed) etc. Publishers include F.C. Dick Oval Bookstall, Rotophot, Wrench, Dean Wills & Millar, Rival, Star etc. Qty 29. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £110
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Lot 348
Garry Sobers. Barbados Independence postcard 1966, first day of issue, signed to face by Garry Sobers. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 8.5"x10.5". VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £40
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England tour to Australia 1936/37. 'Test Match Favourites'. Original paper wallet with printed dates and venues for the Test series. Presented with 'The Triumph' comic published by Amalgamated Press in Australia, containing ten original sepia 'Real Photogravure' postcards of players. Cards are Bradman, Brown, Chipperfield, Darling and Fleetwood-Smith of Australia, Duckworth, Fishlock, Leyland, Robins and Worthington of England. The postcards in good condition, the wallet with minor wear, overall in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
A companion set of ten cards in the 'Stars of the Test Matches' series was issued with 'The Champion' comic
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England tour to Australia 1936/37. 'Stars of the Test Matches'. Original paper wallet with printed dates and venues for the Test series. Presented with 'The Champion' comic published by Amalgamated Press in Australia, containing ten original sepia 'Real Photogravure' postcards of players. Cards are Grimmett, Oldfield, Fingleton, O'Reilly and McCabe of Australia, Allen, Fagg, Hammond, Verity and Hardstaff of England. The postcards in good condition, the wallet with minor wear, overall in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
A companion set of ten cards in the 'Test Match Favourites' series was issued with 'The Triumph' comic
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Lot 351
Cigarette and trade cards 1930-1956. Four complete sets of unmounted cards. Sets are 'Giant' Brand Licorice 'Australian Players 1930' inscribed to backs, '24 photos in a complete set'. Published by Australian Licorice, Victoria. W.D. & H.O. Wills 'Cricketers' 1928 Second series, Qty 50. Carreras 'Turf Cigarettes 50 Famous Cricketers' 1950, plain backs, Qty 50. 'C.B.T. 1956 Cricketers First Series', Kane Products, Qty 25. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
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Lot 352
Cigarette and trade cards 1926-1990s. Seven complete sets of unmounted cards. D.C. Thompson 'The World's Best Cricketers' presented with 'The Rover' 1926. Green backs (Qty 36). John Player & Son 'Cricketers, 1938' cigarette cards mounted in original album (50). Light foxing and wear to the album. D.C. Thompson 'County Cricketers' series 1957, 'Adventure' (16), 'The Hotspur' (16), 'The Rover (16), and 'The Wizard' (16). County Print Services '1960's Test Cricketers by Mike Tarr' published in the 1990s (50). VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
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Lot 353
'Cricketers' 1905. W.D. & H.O. Wills. Twenty five cigarette cards being a mixture of the small and large 's' series. The cards laid down to mount, framed and glazed, overall 13.5"x18". G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
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Lot 354
'Warwickshire Test Cricketers'. Eight cards from the set of twenty five colour trade cards of Warwickshire Test cricketers produced by County Print Services featuring player portraits by Mike Tarr, each signed by the player featured. Signatures are Amiss, Brown, Kallicharran, Jameson, Small, M.J.K. Smith, Willis, and R.E.S. Wyatt. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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M.C.C. tour to India 1933. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the M.C.C. tour of India 1933 with gold embossed cover emblem of St George & the Dragon, '1933-India-1934' below and 'India 1933' printed to lower right hand corner plus red and blue ribbon tie. To inside a mono photograph of the Taj Mahal and the wording 'With Best Wishes for Christmas and 1934'. Unsigned, sender unknown. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 356
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924/1925. 'Ship issue' printed photograph of the R.M.S. Ormonde, the ship which took the M.C.C. team to Australia in 1924. The photograph has handwritten title 'M.C.C. Cricket Team. Australian Tour 1924'. Signed in ink below title, above the ship, by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures include Captain A.E.R. Gilligan, Douglas, Hobbs, Bryan, Chapman, Whysall, Freeman, Sutcliffe, Tate, Tyldersley, Woolley, Howell, Sandham etc. M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924/1925. Signed to the lower border, below the ship, by three of the Ships Officers, the Commander, the Chief Officer and the Purser. Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 14"x11". Minor wear otherwise in good condition with good clear ink signatures
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £250
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Lot 357
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924/1925. Large and impressive mono aerial photograph of the Melbourne Cricket Ground a match in progress. The aerial view shows the entire ground, with a full house in attendance, so presumably the second or fourth Tests of the series played at Melbourne. The scoreboard cannot be read, but it appears that the batting side is on top. A slow bowler is bowling, with the keeper standing up and one slip. Deep mid wicket and long off are waiting for a catch... The foreground of the photograph shows grassy banks outside the ground and the roofs of the pavilions and scoreboard. This foreground is nicely signed in ink by all eighteen members of the touring party including the Manager F.C. Toone. Signatures are Gilligan, Bryan, Chapman, Douglas, Freeman, Hearne, Hendren, Hobbs, Sutcliffe, Howell, Kilner, Sandham, Strudwick, Tate, Tyldesley and Woolley. Two signatures have fading but are still legible. The photograph laid down to card measures 16"x13". Slight damage and surface wear otherwise in good condition. An excellent signed image
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £280
Hobbs and Sutcliffe were the batting stars but the rest of the team let them down and the Ashes were lost....
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M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924/1925. Large official mono photograph of the M.C.C. team who toured Australia in 1924/25, seated and standing in rows and wearing cricket attire and tour blazers with printed title to top border 'M.C.C. Australian Tour 1924-25'. The photograph laid down to photographer's mount and nicely signed in black ink to lower border by all eighteen members of the touring party featured including the Manager F.C. Toone. Signatures are Arthur Gilligan (Cpt), R.K. Tyldesley, M.W. Tate, W.W. Whysall, A.P.F. Chapman, J.W.H.T. Douglas, J.B. Hobbs, F.E. Woolley, H. Sutcliffe, A.P. Freeman, E.H. Hendren, R. Kilner, J.W. Hearne, H. Strudwick, J.L. Bryan, A. Sandham and H. Howell. The photograph measures 14.75"x11.75", mounted and framed, overall 22"x18.5". Very minor wear to left edge of photograph otherwise in good/very good condition with good signatures. A rare signed photograph from this tour
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £430
Australian won the series by four tests to one, despite some excellent opening partnerships from Hobbs and Sutcliffe. Sutcliffe topped the batting averages scoring 1250 runs at 69.44 with five centuries, two of them in Tests. Tate topped the bowling averages with 77 wickets at 19.01
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Lot 359
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Herbert Henry Fishwick. Sydney Mail. Early photographic pioneer and the leading Australian photographer of the era. Excellent historic and important archive of seventy one photographs taken by Fishwick during the five Test 1924/1925 Ashes series between Australia and England. Each photograph has the green handstamp for 'Photo by Herbert H. Fishwick "Sydney Mail' with personal handwritten annotation in Fishwick's distinctive hand writing to verso. The photographs contain some interesting observations.

There are sixteen photographs from the first Test match played at Sydney on the 19th to 27th December 1924. Photographs include the full M.C.C. touring party, the Australian team, Collins and Bardsley walking out to bat for Australia in their first innings, Herbie Collins reaching his century, Bill Ponsford completing his century, Collins being caught by Hendren off the bowling of Tate for 114, Hobbs and Sutcliffe walking out to bat to open the England first innings, Sutcliffe sweeping Mailey to the boundary, Sutcliffe, caught Richardson, bowled Mailey in the leg trap, Hobbs hitting Mailey to the leg side boundary, Hobbs finally out for 155, caught Kelleway, bowled Gregory, Captain Arthur Gilligan bowled by Gregory 1, Collins, then 37, missed by Woolley off the bowling of Hearne, Ponsford brilliantly caught by Woolley of the bowling of Tich Freeman etc.

There are twelve photographs taken at the second Test at Melbourne and played on the 1st to 8th January 1925. Photographs include general view of the record breaking crowd (add details), 'A section of the great crowd at Melbourne', 'Hobbs and Sutcliffe's great first wicket stand' in England's first innings, Hendren's fielding to Ponsford who was cutting, Gregory hitting out at Hearne, in England's second innings, Hendren's wicket shattered by Gregory, Sutcliffe almost run out by Vic Richardson, Gilligan caught and bowled by Mailey, Sutcliffe dropped by Kelleway of Gregory whilst on 93, Sutcliffe caught Gregory, bowled Mailey, Tate, first ball of his innings, last ball of the Test, bowled by Gregory for nought etc.

There are thirteen photographs from the 3rd Test match played at Adelaide on the 16th to 23rd January 1925. Photographs include Captains Arthur Gilligan and Herbie Collins tossing for innings, Chapman's acrobatic fielding off a bump ball to Richardson, Gilligan trying to play Mailey, 'A glimpse of the picturesque Oval at Adelaide', Hendren sweeping Mailey for four, Oldfield mis-hitting Kilner into the slips, Jack Ryder 201 & 88 in the match, Tate hitting out at Mailey, Hobbs securing his century, Hobbs out... caught Gregory, bowled Mailey 119, Freeman, caught Oldfield, bowled Mailey etc. Australia win and keep the Ashes.

There are nine photographs taken at the fourth Test at Melbourne, played on the 13th to 18th February 1925. Photographs include 'Hobbs has a life, narrowly missed by Kelleway on 19', 'Wonderful stumping by Oldfield, Hobbs out for 66', Woolley, stumped Oldfield, bowled Mailey 40, Hendren clean bowled by Ryder 65, Chapman, stumped Oldfield, bowled Mailey 12, in Australian second innings, an excellent large image entitled 'Gilligan's Men marching to Victory' by Fishwick, Oldfield bowled Tate 8, 'England win at last after thirteen years, the end of the 4th Test'.

Superb selection of twenty one photographs of the 5th and final Test played at Sydney on the 27th and 28th February and 2nd, 3rd and 4th March 1925. In Australia's first innings, Ryder, bowled Kilner 29, Ponsford's luck, shot just beyond Hendren's reach, Whtsall's fine sportsmanship, Oldfield caught but...?, Mailey clean bowled by Tate 14, in England's first innings, 'Hobbs sensational dismissal. Caught Oldfield, bowled Gregory '0', 'Sutcliffe 'life' missed by Mailey', Woolley clean bowled by Clarrie Grimmett (first Test wicket)', 'Tate's great swipe, bowled Ryder 25', Australia's second innings, Taylor, stumped Strudwick, bowled Tate 25, Kippax chopping Woolley through the slips, 'Kellaway's fighting innings made 73', Grimmett, bowled Tate '0' (one bail high in the air, the other dropping to the ground) and in England's second innings, 'Was Hobbs out, stumping by Oldfield', Whysall puzzled by Mailey 'wrong un', Grimmett 11 wickets for 82 in the match, Hobbs and Sutcliffe receiving silverware for their performances, presented by the people of Melbourne etc.

The photographs vary in size from the smallest at 9.5"x5" to the largest at 12.25"x8.75" and 9"x11.75". Some wonderfully iconic images and in general, all in good to very good condition with no faults noted. Sold with reference notes and copy photographs of Fishwick in action made by the owner during his research. A truly remarkable archive of photographs from a early photographic pioneer
Estimate: £8000/12000
Hammer price: £10500
Herbert Fishwick emigrated to Australia from England when he was in his twenties. In 1910 he was employed by John Fairfax, the owner, to produce photographs for The Sydney Mail and The Sydney Morning Herald. This was just two years after the Herald first ran photographs. Herbert Fishwick revolutionised the way cricket was photographed in 1920 and thus rewrote the rules on all sports photography. He held every photographic position at the Sydney Morning Herald from cadet to picture editor between 1910 and 1939, but it was his technical genius that solved the cricket problem of short focal length lenses and the long distance from the boundary to the wicket. He designed a custom-built lens attached to a bulky Graflex plate camera and captured the action in full frame. His prints from the 1920-21 Ashes tour caused a sensation and British editors sent representatives to learn Fishwick's technique. He also pioneered the use of a revolutionary camera designed to allow colour printing in newspapers in 1937. The Sydney Mail was a weekly Australian magazine published in Sydney, the sister paper of the Sydney Morning Herald. The Sydney Mail was published from 1860-1938. It was a unique magazine and was one of the best reference points for a portrait of Australian culture in the art-deco period of the 1920's-1930's. Fishwick died at his home in Roseville, Sydney on 27 May 1957. His innovative approach to photography and constant search for better ways to tackle different assignments produced major leaps in photography in Australia and around the world. He rightly deserves to be acknowledged as the father of modern sports photography.

This photographic archive was featured and valued on the B.B.C. television programme 'Antiques Roadshow' in June 2017. Sadly the owner of the photographs has now sadly died, and his family are now offering the collection at auction in the hope that the new owner would appreciate the archive as much as he did...

Australia won the series by four tests to one, despite some excellent opening partnerships from Hobbs and Sutcliffe. Sutcliffe topped the batting averages scoring 1250 runs at 69.44 with five centuries, two of them in Tests. Tate topped the bowling averages with 77 wickets at 19.01. Hobbs and Sutcliffe were the batting stars but the rest of the team let them down and the Ashes were lost...
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Australian tour of England 1926. 'Australians Arrive in London this Evening [Sun]'. Superb large original copyright sepia press photograph showing a large crowd welcoming the Australian team, on a Tilling Stevens petrol electric bus, arriving at Victoria Station, London on Sunday 18th April 1926. Wonderful scene of the crowd being held back by mounted and foot policemen with the crowd cheering, waving hats, hands etc. The Victoria depository is in the background. The touring party 'were welcomed by Sir Joseph Cook, High Commissioner for Australia, M.L. Shepherd, Australian Official Secretary and on behalf of the M.C.C. Mr A.E. Gilligan, Captain of the last English team to tour Australia'. The photograph measures 11.5"x8.75". Some wear, folds and loss to edges, crease to left hand side of the image, old tape marks to back edges of photograph. A wonderful scene
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £520
The bulk of the Australian party came on the boat train from Paris, via Dover, and pulled into Victoria Station, London, on 18 April. They were greeted by a huge crowd of approximately 10,000 people. Their London headquarters for the tour was The Hotel Cecil.
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M.C.C. tour of Australia 1928/29. Large mono photograph, which appears to be an original, showing members of the Australian and English teams hurriedly leaving the field at the end of the fifth and final Test match played at Melbourne on the 16th March 1929 with spectators congratulating them as they run off the ground. Players include Bradman who had just scored 37no following his century in the first innings, England fielders Larwood, White and Tyldesley each with a stump in their hands. A chaotic scene. The photograph measures 12.5"x10.5". Minor wear to edges otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
The photograph must have been mounted at some point as there is a separate printed strip stating 'Four tired men against many, and yet they escaped. Bradman, White, Tyldesley and Larwood, who seized some stumps used in the final Test on the Melbourne Cricket Ground, wished to be delivered from their friends. They were pursued by enthusiasts. , who wanted to congratulate them, all across the ground. The players dodged them and reached the grandstand'Australia won the final Test by five wickets, England won the series by four Tests to one
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Bill Woodfull and Don Bradman. Australia tour to England 1930. Original sepia photograph of Woodfull and Bradman walking down the pavilion steps to bat for Australia. Match unknown. Signed to the photograph in black ink by both players. The photograph measures 9.5"x7.5" laid to photographer's mount which is roughly and tightly trimmed. Light surface marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £170
This was Bradman's first tour to England on which he scored 2960 runs at an average of 98.66 with a top score of 334 achieved in the third Test at Headingley
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West Indies tour of England 1928. Early tour 'Viyella' printed advertising photograph, laid down to photographers mount, with title 'The West Indies cricket team (1928) clothed throughout in Viyella'. 'New Zealand and Australian cricket teams also chose 'Viyella' for their Sports Outfits'. Titles to lower border. Some wear and soiling to mount and photograph, some bumping to corners, some surface marks to image otherwise in good condition. 16"x13"
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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Australian tour of England 1930. Early tour 'Viyella' printed advertising photograph, laid down to photographers mount, with title 'The Australian cricket team (1930) clothed throughout in Viyella'. 'New Zealand, previous Australian, South African, Argentine and West Indies cricket teams also chose 'Viyella' for their Sports Outfits'. Titles and players named to lower border. Some corner loss to the top left hand corner, some wear and soiling to mount and photograph, some bumping to corners, some surface marks to image otherwise in good condition. 16"x13"
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
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Australian tour of England 1930. 'Trent Bridge 1930'. England v Australia, 1st Test, Trent Bridge, 13th-17th June 1930. Large panoramic photograph of the ground with Australia batting and England in the field, the flags of the two countries flying from the pavilion with large crowd in attendance and the Nottingham skyline to background. The scoreboard shows Australia batting in their first innings are 117-5 with Kippax on 45 and Oldfield on 2, last man out Richardson for 37. The panoramic photograph is made up of five sections and mounted. With overmount, frame and glazed measures 42.75"x 11". Some age toning and slight fading otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
England won the Test by 93 runs. Bradman scored his first Test century in England 131
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Australian tour of England 1930. Black file containing a comprehensive selection of fifty eight mono photographs depicting play from four of the five Test matches played in England. There are thirty photograph from the first Test played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, sixteen from the third Test played at Headingley, Leeds, five photographs from the fourth Test played at Old Trafford, Manchester and seven photographs from the fifth and final Test played at The Oval, London. Players featured include Bradman batting during his record score innings at Headingley, Chapman and Hobbs walking out to bat at Trent Bridge, Tate bowling, Sutcliffe acknowledging the crowd having made his century at the Oval, Woodfull batting, Duleepsinhji batting, Archie Jackson batting, Hammond batting, Wyatt caught by Oldfield, Richardson out lbw at Trent Bridge, Hendren, Hobbs bowled by Grimmett at the Oval, Chapman batting etc. The majority of the photographs are 8"x6" and some 6"x4". Although all the photographs have press stamps to the back of the print, the majority appear to have been copied later. Spotting and marks to some photographs otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £480
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Test match photographs 1920's. Four impressive photographs from Test matches involving England at home and abroad. The first shows the England team, led by Arthur Gilligan, walking out to field against the South Africans in the first Test at Birmingham in 1924. Having made a large total of 438 all out. The England team proceeded to bowl the South African out for just 30 runs. The second shows the England team, led by Arthur Gilligan, walking out to field against Australia at Melbourne on the 5th day of the second Test in 1925. Australia winning the Test despite two centuries from Sutcliffe and one from Hobbs in the Test. The third shows Warren Bardsley leading the Australians out to field in the tour match against Oxford University at the Christ Church Ground, Oxford in May 1926 with the pavilion to background. Australia winning by an innings and 13 runs with Richardson taking eleven wickets in the game. The final photograph features Hobbs and Sutcliffe walking out to open the innings against South Africa at the Oval in August 1929. Sutcliffe made a century in both innings, the match was drawn. Photographs by Reuter, Central Press etc. Mainly 10"x8", one smaller
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Don Bradman. Original sepia press photograph of a youthful Bradman, head and shoulders, wearing cricket shirt and Australian blazer. The photograph was taken prior to the Australian tour of England and dated to verso 11th February 1930. The photograph by 'Topical Press Agency' of Fleet Street measures 5"x6.5". A nice image in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Don Bradman 1930. Original mono press photograph of Bradman in batting action in the tour match, Surrey v Australians, The Oval, 24st May- 27th May 1930. Brookes, the Surrey wicketkeeper is looking on. The photograph by The Press Association, London, measures 8"x6" and has been signed by Bradman in later years in blue ink. Small nick to lower edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Bradman scored 254no in the only innings of the drawn match in which rain washed out play on the final day
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Australia tour to England 1930. Six nice original sepia candid photographs of the Australian touring party travelling to England for the 1930 tour. The photographs depict the players on deck, playing quoits, and one of a group of seven standing in the snow at Rigi, Switzerland. Players featured include Woodfull, Hurwood, McCabe, Oldfield, Ponsford, Wall, Kippax etc. Various sizes from 3.25"x4.25" to 2.5"x3.5". VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
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England v Australia, Trent Bridge 1930. Excellent mono press photograph of Patsy Hendren, wearing England cap, and K.S. Duleepsinhji, in his Sussex cap, standing on the field at Trent Bridge during the first Test match played at Nottingham from the 13th to the 17th June 1930, with large crowd to background. Beautifully signed by both players in black ink. The photograph, by Central Press Photographs, measures 8"x10". The photograph dated 20th June 1930. Very good condition. An excellent image. Sold with an official scorecard for the second Test at Lord's. Incomplete printed scores. VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £160
The printed caption to verso refers to Duleepsinhji being called up for the second Test at Lord's. As twelfth man, Duleepsinhji had fielded for England at Trent Bridge after Sutcliffe retired injured. In the second Test Duleepsinhji's selection was fully justified when he made 173 in England's first innings, although England lost the Test by 93 runs, Bradman making 254
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England v Australia 1930. Original mono photograph of the two Captains, Percy Chapman and Bill Woodfull, standing full length wearing cricket attire, Woodfull leaning on a bat. Chapman is wearing a Kent sweater, and Woodfull an Australian sweater and Victoria cap. Nicely signed in blue ink to the photograph by Woodfull. Location and photographer unknown. 6"x8". Light creasing to one corner, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Archibald 'Archie' Jackson. New South Wales & Australia 1926-1931. Original mono portrait photograph of Jackson, half length, wearing cricket attire. The photograph by A. Wilkes & Son, West Bromwich, measures 4"x6.5". Light age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
Archie Jackson scored 164 on his Test debut in 1929 to become the then youngest player to score a Test century. He died in 1933, aged 23, from tuberculosis
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William Maldon 'Bill' Woodfull. Victoria & Australia 1921-1934. Original mono studio press photograph of Woodfull, head and shoulders wearing formal attire. The photograph by The Australian Cricketer, Melbourne, measures 4"x6.25". VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Woodfull captained the Australians in twenty five Tests, of which fifteen were against England, from 1930 to 1934 including the infamous 'Bodyline' series of 1932/33
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Australia tour to England 1930. Original official mono photograph of the Australian team visiting Lord and Lady Forster at their home during the tour match v Hampshire at Southampton, 31st May- 2nd June 1930, the group seated and standing in rows in front of the house wearing formal attire. The photograph features twelve members of the Australian touring party including Woodfull (Captain), Bradman, Grimmett, Hurwood, Fairfax, Hornibrook, Wall, McCabe, Kelly (Manager), Howard (Treasurer) etc. Signed to the photograph in ink by both Lord and Lady Forster. Photographer unknown. 8.5"x6.5". An excellent image in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Henry William Forster, 1st Baron Forster, was Governor General of Australia 1920-1925. In the tour match, Australia beat Hampshire by an innings and eight runs, Bradman scoring 191 in their only innings, and Grimmett taking seven wickets in each innings, fourteen in the match
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'Bodyline'. 'M.C.C. Team- Australian Tour- 1932-33'. Official mono photograph of the M.C.C. touring party who toured Australia in 1932/33. The team, standing and seated in rows, wearing M.C.C. touring blazers and cricket attire. The photograph laid down to official photographers mount with title to top border and names of players printed to lower border. Nicely signed in ink to side borders by four of the players featured, Douglas Jardine (Captain), Les Ames, Freddie Brown and Bill Bowes. This appears to be a presentation photograph as Bowes as dedicated it 'To Tom, With all best wishes'. Other players include Duckworth, Nawab of Pataudi, Leyland, Larwood, Paynter, Verity, Voce, Tate, Sutcliffe, Wyatt, Allen, Hammond etc. The photograph by 'Sydney Mail Photo'. The photograph measures 9.75"x7.75", laid to photographer's mount, overall 15"x12". Excellent image of this infamous tour. Slight 'warping to card mount otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £120
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Australia tour of England 1934. Mono official photograph of the Australian team who toured England in 1934, seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and wearing touring blazers. The photograph is laid down to photographers mount and is nicely signed in black ink to lower border, below the image, by all eighteen members of the touring party featured including the Manager, Harold Bushby, the Treasurer W.C. Bull and the Baggage Master, W. Ferguson. The nineteen signatures are W.M. Woodfull, D.G. Bradman, W.H. Ponsford, A.F. Kippax, S.J. McCabe, C.V. Grimmett, W.A.S. Oldfield, W.J. O'Reilly, H.I. Ebeling, W.A. Brown, A.G. Chipperfield, B.A. Barnett, T.W. Wall, L.S. Darling, E.H. Bromley plus Bushby, Bull and Ferguson. Only lacking the signature of Fleetwood-Smith. Photographer unknown. The photograph measures 13"x10", overall 14.25"x13". Good/very good condition with good strong signatures. An excellent image
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £360
Australia won the series by two tests to one with two matches draw. Bradman, McCabe and Ponsford were prominent in the batting averages. Bradman scored 2020 runs at 84.16, Ponsford 1784 runs at 77.56 and McCabe scored 2078 runs at 69.26. Bill O'Reilly topped the bowling averages taking 109 wickets at 17.04 with a best of 9-38
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Donald George Bradman. New South Wales, South Australia & Australia 1927-1949. Original and unusual press photograph depicting Don Bradman apparently laying asleep on the pitch at Lord's during the M.C.C. v Australians match played on 12th-15th May 1934. The press caption to verso reads 'Bradman had a short 'nap' while police were moving spectators from an enclosure at Lord's which had to be kept empty'. 'Sport & General Press Agency'. 6"x8". The photograph dated 12th & 13th May 1934. Interesting image. Minor trimming to lower corners on the white border, not affecting the image
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Hedley Verity. Yorkshire & England 1930-1939. Original sepia press photograph of Verity walking on to the pitch at Lord's in the Test match v Australia, 22nd-25th June 1934, in which Verity took fifteen wickets in England's victory by an innings and 38 runs. The photograph signed in ink to the lower right corner by Verity is laid to card with Sport & General stamp to verso. This signed photograph was reproduced in Verity's biography, 'A Portrait of a Cricketer' by Alan Hill published in 1986, a copy of which, signed by Hedley's younger son, Douglas Verity, is included in this lot. Sold with 'Hedley Verity. The Story of a Gallant Cricketer' published by 'The Yorkshire Observer' as a fundraiser for the Hedley Verity Memorial Fund in 1945. Also a copy of the 'Famous Cricketers Series No. 45 Hedley Verity' published by A.C.S. 1999. Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £210
Hedley Verity was killed in action in Italy in 1943
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Don Bradman 1934. Original mono press photograph of Bradman being helped off the field by Stan McCabe at Headingley having sustained a leg injury. The photograph by the Yorkshire Post measures 8"x10". Small nick to top edge, adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
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Australia tour to South Africa 1935/36. Excellent original mono press photograph of seven players seated at the pavilion at Old Wanderers, Johannesburg, three Australians in tour blazer, one South Africa in blazer, and three others in formal attire. Signed to the photograph by four Australians, Sievers, Chipperfield, Fleetwood Smith and O'Reilly, and two South Africans, Wade and Rowan. Photograph by 'The Star', Johannesburg. 10"x7". Odd minor faults, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
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M.C.C. tour to Australia 1936/37. An unusual original mono press photograph of the M.C.C. touring party on arrival at Fremantle on board the 'R.M.S. Orion'. The players seated and standing on deck in rows wearing formal attire. 'L.N.A.' press agency of London stamp to verso and dated 29th October 1936. 8"x4". A nice image. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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The Ashes. England v Australia 1920-1938. Black file comprising a good selection of twenty six mono photographs depicting players and teams from Ashes series of the period. Images include Dolphin, Waddington and Hearne on a very wet ship's deck on their return from the 1920/21 tour to Australia. Six photographs from the 1921 tour in England including Bardsley and Macartney walking out to bat v Leicestershire, the Australian team for the opening match of the 1921 tour v Leicestershire, Knight and Sandham walking out to bat for Surrey v Australians at The Oval, the England team for the fifth Test at The Oval 1921, the two captains, Fender and Armstrong for Surrey v Australians, at The Oval, Smith, Armstrong, Pellew and Collins of Australia in formal attire on the outfield at Trent Bridge. Four from the 1926 tour, Hobbs leading the England team out at Old Trafford, Chapman and Sutcliffe walking out to bat at The Oval, Chapman leading the England team on to the field at The Oval, the Australia team at Headingley. Nine from the 1930 tour, Bradman and McCabe walking out to bat at Headingley when Bradman made his record score of 334, Bradman walking out to bat with Richardson, also with Fairfax and Jackson at The Oval, Hobbs and Sutcliffe (two different), also Bardsley and Woodfull walking out to bat at The Oval, Woodfull and Jewell, the two captains for the tour match v Worcestershire, match action of McCabe facing Larwood at Headingley. Also Bill Brown batting at Trent Bridge 1934, Walter Hammond walking out to bat at Melbourne 1936/37, Hutton and Hardstaff , Hutton and Edrich, and Hutton and Leyland walking out to bat at The Oval 1938. All photographs have press stamps to the back of the print, but many appear to be restrikes, apparently from original negatives. All photographs approx. 8"x6". VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £220
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The Ashes. England v Australia 1938. Black file comprising over forty mono photographs, the majority depicting play from the first Test at Trent Bridge, and also the fifth Test at The Oval. Thirty four images are of match action from the Trent Bridge Test. Players featured in batting, bowling and fielding action include Bill Brown, Ken Farnes, Doug Wright, Eddie Paynter, Len Hutton, Ben Barnett, Jack Fingleton, Denis Compton, Stan McCabe, Les Ames, Bill O'Reilly, Jack Badcock, Hedley Verity, Lindsay Hassett etc. Six images from the fifth Test at The Oval include Don Bradman receiving attention on the field having injured his foot, and another of him being carried off the field by teammates, also Badcock bowled by Bowes, Bill Edrich batting, players grabbing stumps as souvenirs at the close of the match etc. The majority of images approx. 8"x6". Also includes a further seven smaller images including Hammond and Bradman tossing for innings, one at Trent Bridge, the other at The Oval, also Hammond, Bradman, Leyland and Hutton at The Oval. The majority of photographs have press stamps to the back of the print, but many appear to be restrikes, apparently from original negatives, with the odd original press photograph. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
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Australia tour of England 1938. Large original mono press photograph of Australian touring team, sitting and standing in rows, during the traditional opening match of the tour v Worcestershire, 30th April- 3rd May 1938. Players include Bradman (Cpt), McCabe, Barnes, Brown, O'Reilly, McCormick, Fingleton, Barnett, Fleetwood-Smith, Hassett, Badcock etc. 14"x9.75". Vertical crease to right hand side of photograph, some wear to photograph corners and edges otherwise in good condition. 'Cheltenham Echo Photos' and 'Copyright of Northcliffe Newspapers Group Ltd. 3rd May 1928' stamps to verso. A rarely seen photograph
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
Australia won by an innings and 77 runs, with Bradman scoring 258 in Australia's only innings. Fleetwood-Smith had figures of 8-98 in Worcestershire's first innings and took eleven wickets in the match. There was a record crowd of 11,000 attended on the first day.
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Don Bradman 1938. Original mono press photograph depicting Bradman at a car showroom selecting a Humber Super Snipe car to take back to Australia prior to his return from the 1938 tour to Australia. 8"x6". The photograph date stamped to verso 1st October 1938. Excellent image in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £85
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Australia tour to England 1938. Original mono advertising photograph of three members of the Australian touring party in the driver's cab of the train 'Commonwealth of Australia' on their departure from King's Cross station, London. Printed caption to lower border, 'Issued by the makers of Wayfarer Tailored Clothes'. 8.25"x6.25". Pin holes to corners, otherwise in very good condition. A good image
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1938/39. Large and impressive official black and white photograph of the M.C.C. team who toured South Africa in 1938/39, seated and standing in rows and wearing cricket attire and M.C.C. sweaters. The photograph is laid down to the official photographers mount, with title to top border with players names printed to lower border, very nicely signed in ink to lower border by seventeen members of the touring party featured including the Manager A.J. Holmes and Bill Ferguson, scorer. Signatures are W.R. Hammond (Cpt), L. Hutton, W.J. Edrich, D.V.P. Wright, H. Verity, T.W. Goddard, R.T.D. Perks, P.A. Gibb, K. Farnes, L.L. Wilkinson, B.H. Valentine, H.T. Bartlett, E. Paynter, L.E.G. Ames, N.W.D. Yardley plus Holmes and Ferguson. The photograph measures 14.75"x11" and overall 22"x20.5". Very good condition. Excellent image. Once again, a rare photograph in this signed form
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
The 5th Test happened to be the longest Test match ever and finished in a draw!, and would subsequently known as 'The Timeless Test'. It started on the 3rd March and finished , still undecided on the 14th March when the tourists began a two day rail trip back to the Ship in Cape Town. It was the longest first class match ever played (10 days) and produced the highest aggregate (1981 runs). England's 654-5 remains the highest 4th innings total in all first class cricket. Hammond made 140 in the England 2nd innings, Paynter played and made 62 & 75. In this 'Timeless Test' series, England won 1-0
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Australia v India 1947/48. Mono copy photograph of the Australian team, seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. The photograph, originally taken at Adelaide for the fourth Test at Adelaide 23rd-28th January 1948, is signed in later years by four players, Ray Lindwall, Neil Harvey, Keith Miller and Arthur Morris. 9.5"x7.5". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Australia beat India by an innings and 16 runs, Bradman scoring 201, Hassett 198no and Barnes 112 in their first innings
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Don Bradman Testimonial Match 1948. Bradman's Team v Hassett's Team. The match played at Melbourne 3rd to 7th December 1948. Excellent mono photograph of Bradman walking out to bat, as young admirers form a guard of honour, in the Testimonial match played in front of a crowd of 52,960. The photograph dated 6th December 1948, but other dates stamped to back. Herald Sun, Australia. 8"x6". Sold with a further mono photograph of Bradman batting for Australia v Surrey on the 1930 tour of England, signed in later years by Bradman. 8"x6". Qty 2. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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England v Australia 1948. Interesting and unusual original mono press photograph of police forming a barrier at the boundary edge to control spectators entering the ground for the third Test at Old Trafford, 8th-13th July 1948. An intriguing image depicting the large crowds, the men smartly dressed in suits and carrying raincoats, to witness Bradman in his last Ashes series. The photograph by Kemsley Newspapers, Manchester, measures 10.25"x8". Light creasing and small nicks to edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 392:
Lot 392
South African tour of Australia & New Zealand 1952-1953. Original official mono photograph of the South African touring team, standing and seated in rows, wearing tour blazers and cricket attire. The photograph laid down to official photographers mount with title to top and players names printed to lower border. Players include Cheetham, McGlew, Endean, McLean, Tayfield, Fuller, Mansell, Viljoen, Melle etc. The photograph, by Victor Penrose of Perth, measures 9.5"x7.5" and overall 16"x13". Some foxing to mount, odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
The Australia series was drawn 2-2
Lot 393:
Lot 393 Lot 393
Australia v England 1954. Official mono photograph of the Australian team standing and seated in rows wearing cricket attire with Australian team blazers. Photograph laid down to photographers mount and headed with printed 'First Test- 1954 Series. Australia v England at Brisbane. November 1954'. Players names printed to lower border of mount. Players include Johnson, Miller, Lindwall, Harvey, Benaud, Morris, Davidson etc. The photograph by Sidney Riley of Brisbane measures 9.5"x7.5", laid to official photographer's mount with printed title and player's names to borders. Overall, 14.5"x12". Minor foxing to, the photograph in good condition. Sold with an original advertising photograph of the Australian team of 1946/47 with Bradman Captain. Printed title to top border reads 'The Choice of Champions, as worn by, The Australian Team 1946/47. Printed signatures to side borders. The top of the photograph trimmed, it probably read 'Gripu Trousers' to this section of the mount. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 394:
Lot 394
South Africa tour to England 1955. Official mono photograph of the South Africa touring party seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire and tour blazers. Players featured include Cheetham (Captain), McGlew, Tayfield, Waite, Murray, Mansell, McLean, Endean, Winslow, Heine, Adcock etc. The photograph by Sport & General Press Agency, London, measures 10"x7.75". Laid down to official photographer's mount with printed title and players' names to borders. Overall 15"x12". Modern detachable mount overlaid. Photograph and original mount in very good condition. Excellent image
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
With the series tied at 2-2 going in to the final Test, England won at The Oval to clinch the series 3-2
Lot 395:
Lot 395
Australia v England 1962/63. Official mono photograph of the Australian team, seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and blazers who played England in the 5th Test played at Sydney 15th-20th February 1963. Players featured include Benaud (Captain), Booth, McKenzie, Lawry, Hawke, Simpson, Harvey, O'Neill, Grout, Burge, Davidson etc. The photograph by Melba, Sydney, measures 9.5"x8", laid down to official photographer's mount with printed title and players' names to borders, overall 13"x11". Photograph and original mount in good/very good condition although adhesive marks to verso
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
The match was drawn, Burge made 103 in the first innings and the series drawn 1-1
Lot 396:
Lot 396
M.C.C. Tour to East Africa 1963. Official mono photograph of the M.C.C. team, seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire, who toured in October/November 1963. Signed to lower border by all twelve players featured including M.J.K. Smith (Captain), Jeff Jones, Hobbs, Larter, Milburn, Watson, Mortimore, Stewart, Parfitt etc. The photograph by Studio One, Nairobi, measures 8"x6", laid down to official photographer's mount with printed title to top border, overall 12"x10". The photograph and mount in good/very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 397:
Lot 397
South African tour of England 1965. Large official mono photograph of the South African team, standing and seated in rows, wearing tour blazers. The photograph laid down to official photographers mount with title to top and players names to lower border. The photograph measures 11.75"x9.75" and mounted, framed and glazed, overall 17.25"x15". The photograph taken at Lord's. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 398:
Lot 398
India tour to England 1967. Official mono photograph of the India team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire on the pitch at The Oval. Players featured include Nawab of Pataudi (Captain), Borde, Kunderan, Sardesai, Prasanna, Engineer, Chandresekar, Wadekar, Bedi, Venkataraghavan etc. The photograph measures 12"x10" laid down to official photographer's mount with printed title 'Indian Cricket Touring Team, 1967' to top and players' names below. Overall 15.25"x14". Modern detachable mount overlaid. Minor wear to the original mount, the photograph in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £45
England won the three match Test series 3-0
Lot 399:
Lot 399
'George Parr's All England Eleven to North America 1859'. Small early sepia carte de visite photograph of the team. The photograph features the players in cricket attire holding bats and balls on board ship at Liverpool on the 7th September 1859. Published by Ashford Brothers, 76 Newgate Street, London, stamp to verso. Players include Parr, Caffyn, Wisden, Caesar, Lillywhite, Stephenson, Lockyer, Jackson etc. The carte de visite photograph measures 3.75"x2.5". Ink inscription to right hand side border 'All England Eleven' and to verso in ink 'The All England Eleven', This was the first English cricket tour overseas. Some 'light' fading to image, minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in good condition. A rarely seen card
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £260
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 400:
Lot 400
'The Australian Eleven to England 1880'. 'First Test Tour'. Excellent early original carte de visite photograph of the Australian team, seated and standing in rows wearing striped blazers. Player's names printed to lower border of image. Players featured are Murdoch (Captain), Spofforth, Boyle, McDonnell, Bannerman, Palmer, Moule, Bonnor, Alexander, Groube, Jarvis, Slight and Blackham. The carte de visite photograph measures approximately 4.1"x2.5". Photographer unknown. Ink inscription to right hand side border '1880' and to verso in pencil '1880'. Some 'light' fading to image, minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in good condition. A rare card
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £300
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 401:
Lot 401
'The Australian team to England 1882'. Excellent early original sepia plain back carte de visite photograph of the Australian team, seated and standing in rows wearing striped blazers on the steps of a pavilion, possibly Sheffield Park. Player's names printed to lower border of image. Players featured are Murdoch (Captain), Spofforth, Bannerman, Horan, Giffen, Bonnor, Jones, Boyle, Garrett, Massie, McDonnell and C.W. Beal, manager. The carte de visite photograph measures approximately 4.25"x2.5". Photographer unknown. Pencil inscription to verso 'Presented by G. Shirley' Minor adhesive marks to verso, slight wrinkling to albumen photograph otherwise in good condition. A rare card
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £360
In 1882 the third Australian team to tour England won the Test match at The Oval, London that established the Ashes legend.Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 402:
Lot 402
'Australian Cricketers, 1882'. Excellent original early sepia plain back carte de visite photograph of the Australian team, seated and standing in rows, wearing striped blazers and cricket attire. Player's names printed to lower border of image. Players featured are Murdoch (Captain), Bonnor, Spofforth, Jones, Boyle, Massie, Moran, Palmer, Garrett, McDonnell, Giffen and C.W. Beal, manager. The carte de visite photograph, with title and players names to lower border, measures approximately 4"x2.5". Photographer by London Photographic Co, 304 Regency Street, London. Pencil inscription to verso 'Presented by British Library of Political & Economic Science on behalf of the late George Lansbury 1955'. Minor adhesive marks to verso, some 'light' fading to albumen photograph, minor staining and old paper clip mark rusting to corner otherwise in good condition. A rare card
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £200
In 1882 the third Australian team to tour England won the Test match at The Oval, London that established the Ashes legend.George Lansbury (1859-1940) was a British politician and social reformer who led the Labour Party from 1932 to 1935. In 1881 seeking to improve his family's prospects, Lansbury decided that their best hopes of prosperity lay in emigrating to Australia. Contrary to the London agent's promises, there was a superfluity of labour and work was hard to come by. He worked breaking stone, as a van driver and on a farm. He went back Brisbane, and worked for a while at the newly built Brisbane cricket ground. As a keen follower of the game, he hoped to see the visiting English touring team play but, as Lansbury's biographer Raymond Postgate recorded, 'he learned that cricket watching was not a pleasure for workmen'. He returned to England in May 1885Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 403:
Lot 403
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club circa 1874/75. Early and excellent original sepia plain back carte de visite photograph of the Nottinghamshire team, seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and caps, one in a bowler hat. Player's names handwritten to verso. Players listed to back are W. Clarke, A. Shrewsbury, R. Daft, H. Reynolds, F. Morley, M. McIntyre, F. Wild, A.Anthony, A. Shaw, J. Selby, W. Oscoft and scorer, H. Coxon. The carte de visite photograph measures approximately 4.5"x3". Photographer unknown. Minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in good condition. A rare card
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 404:
Lot 404
Kent County Cricket Club 1892. Excellent original sepia plain back carte de visite photograph of the Kent team who played Surrey at Tunbridge on the 14th and 15th July 1892, seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and caps. Players featured include Marchant (Cpt), Weigall, Wilson, Fox, Martin, Wright, Hearne etc. The carte de visite photograph measures approximately 4"x3". Photographer, Seymour of High Street, Tunbridge. Minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in very good condition. Gilt to all edges. A rare card. Sold with a similar carte de visite photograph of the Kent team from the same period, Marchant Captain, some fading. Again the photographer, Seymour of High Street, Tunbridge. Gilt to all edges. Qty 2
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £200
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction, Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 405:
Lot 405
Surrey County Cricket Club 1892. Excellent original sepia plain back carte de visite photograph of the Surrey team who played Kent at Tunbridge on the 14th and 15th July 1892, seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and caps. Players featured include Shuter (Cpt), W.W. Read, Abel, Lohmann, M. Read, Richardson, Key etc. The image also features Robert Thoms, umpire. The carte de visite photograph measures approximately 4"x2.5". Photographer, Seymour of High Street, Tunbridge. Minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in very good condition. Gilt to all edges. A rare card
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 406:
Lot 406
Lancashire County Cricket Club 1870/80's [?]. Excellent original sepia plain back carte de visite photograph of what is noted as being a Lancashire 2nd XI team, it could be a representative Lancashire, we are not sure.... Pencil note to back of card reads 'Lancs 2nd'. The carte de visite photograph measures approximately 4"x2.5", decorative gilt border to mount, gilt to all edges. Photographer unknown. Minor adhesive marks to verso otherwise in very good condition. Gilt to all edges. A rare card
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 407:
Lot 407
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club 1877. Excellent original mono carte de visite photograph of Gloucestershire team who won the County Championship in 1877. The photograph features W.G. Grace, G.F. Grace, W.R. Gilbert, E.M. Grace, F. Townsend, W. Fairbanks, W. Midwinter, H.B. Kingscote etc. G.F. Grace is pictured holding a cricket ball in the air. Pencil note to verso reads 'Gloucestershire 1878'. The photograph measures approximately 3.5"x2.25". Photographer unknown. Minor adhesive marks to verso, crease to one side border, nicks and small tear to edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £160
Formerly from the M.C.C. Collection and sold at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held by Christie's on the 13th April 1987 at Lord's as part of lot 468
Lot 408:
Lot 408 Lot 408
South Africa tour to England 1935. Original mono press photograph of the touring party seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Signed in ink to the photograph by Tomlinson, Nourse and Vincent. Central Press Photos, London. 11.5"x8.75". Two tears to top edge with tape repairs to verso, affecting one signature, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 409:
Lot 409
South Africa tour to England 1935. Official mono photograph of the attendees seated at tables for the luncheon given by the British Sportsman's Club to the South African touring party at the Savoy Hotel, London, 17th April 1935. Printed titles to lower mount border. The photograph measures 15.75"x8.75", laid to official photographer's mount which has been tightly trimmed. Overall 15.75"x11". Photographer unknown. An excellent image in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 410:
Lot 410 Lot 410
South Africa tour to England 1935. Official mono photograph of M.C.C. officials H.G. Owen-Smith, P.F. Warner, A. Melville, A.J. Webbe, Viscount Cobham, S.J. Snooke, H.D.G. Leveson Gower, and England captain, Percy Chapman gathered on board the Union Castle 'Windsor Castle' liner at Southampton for the South African's departure on 20th September 1935. 11.25"x9.5", laid to official photographer's mount which has been slightly trimmed, overall 14.5"x10.75". Official stamp for Topical Press Agency, London to verso. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold

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