Rugby

Lot 1344:
Lot 1344
'The First Touch'. Original silk Stevengraph of a scene from a rugby football match with one team about to score. The players are shown in caps and breeches. Original mount inscribed 'The First Touch' circa 1860/70's, approx 6"x2". Original mount with printed 'Woven in silk by Thomas Stevens, inventor and manufacturer, Coventry & London '. Framed, 9"x6"overall. Some light fading to coloured silks, minor staining, generally good condition for its age. Rare
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £120
The following rugby shirts were obtained by the late R. Paul Russell, former chairman of Glamorgan County Cricket Club, first class rugby union referee, an accomplished rugby referee, who officiating in national club and the odd international representative match in the 1970's and 1980's, he was also an excellent after dinner speaker and raconteur. He knew many of the players from that period and was often gifted shirts by them, sometimes even buying shirts at a charity dinner/auction at which he spoke. All the shirts are framed, so difficult to identify the shirt number without taking out of the frames. It is assumed the majority are players worn shirts
Lot 1345:
Lot 1345
United States of America Rugby Football Union. An U.S.A. Rugby red International shirt by Bukta with eagle emblem to chest and 'U.S.A.R.F.U' below. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Plaque to lower border of the mount reads 'American Eagles Jersey. Worn by Bobby Jones in 1987-1988 Originally given to the late Paul Russell. Overall 22.5"x32.5". Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1346:
Lot 1346
'Federation French Rugby'. A French International rugby shirt by Adidas with French emblem in shield to chest and 'F.F.R.' below with 'Adidas' sponsors logo blue, red and white trim to shoulders. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Originally given to the late Paul Russell. It is presumed that this is a players shirt Overall 22.5"x32.5". Good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170
Lot 1347:
Lot 1347
Wales R.F.C. Wales 'A' International rugby shirt by 'Reebok' with embroidered Welsh emblem to chest with 'A' in white thread below. The shirt attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Originally given to the late Paul Russell. Overall 22.5"x31". It is presumed that this is a players shirt. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1348:
Lot 1348
Union Argentine Rugby. Argentina International blue and white hooped rugby shirt by 'Adidas' with embroidered emblem of a puma with 'U.A.R' below with Adidas logo to chest. Number '17' handwritten to collar. The shirt attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Originally given to the late Paul Russell. Overall 22.5"x31". It is presumed that this is a players shirt. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1349:
Lot 1349
Australian Rugby. World Cup 1999. Australian International green and gold rugby shirt by 'Reebok' with embroidered Australian emblem and 'Australian Rugby' below with 'Reebok' logo to centre and 'IRB Rugby World Cup 1999' logo to chest. Green stars to shoulder. The shirt attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Originally given to the late Paul Russell. Overall 22.5"x31". It is presumed that this is a players group stage shirt. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £320
Lot 1350:
Lot 1350
South African Rugby. South African International green with gold trim rugby shirt by 'Maxmore' with embroidered South African Springbok emblem to chest. c1980's. The shirt attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Originally given to the late Paul Russell. Overall 22.5"x31". It is presumed that this is a players group stage shirt. Some 'light fading' to the green of the shirt otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £280
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New Zealand Rugby. New Zealand International black with white trim rugby jersey by 'Canterbury of New Zealand' with attached embroidered 'Silver Fern' emblem to chest. Number '19' in white to back of shirt. A small plaque which accompanies the shirt reads 'New Zealand Jersey. Worn by Colin Meads in 1966'. Originally given to the late Paul Russell. Some 'light fading' to the black of the shirt otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £2800
Lot 1352:
Lot 1352
Welsh rugby greats. Three titles, each signed by the subject. Titles are 'Price of Wales', Graham Price 1984. 'Gerald Davies. An Autobiography' 1979. 'Shane. My Story', Shane Williams 2008. Sold with six further titles relating to Welsh rugby, one signed 'Decade of the Dragon', John Taylor 1980, signed 'JT' etc. Qty. 9. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1353:
Gareth Edwards. Large mono photograph of Edwards wearing a Barbarian jersy being carried shoulder high by spectators on the pitch. Signed to the photograph by Edwards. 16"x12". Sold with a photo montage of Dennis Taylor winning the 1985 snooker World Championship, signed by Taylor. 12"x16". Both images with certificates of authentication. VG
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1354:
Lot 1354
Rugby ephemera 1940s-1990s. Box comprising a selection of official match programmes for home internationals, tour matches, World Cup, also brochures, magazines, photographs etc, many signed. Good Welsh content. Signed items include a press pack for Wales v France, Cardiff, 19th February 1994, including an official programme with three signatures to the front cover, two official media guides, one for USA to Wales 1996/97, the other for the Argentina tour to Europe 1998, both profusely signed to the covers by members of the respective touring parties. Earlier magazines/ souvenirs include 'South Wales Rugger Souvenir', Findon Publications, 1949, 'Rugby [League] Favourites' New Series Nos. 1 and 2, 1952/53 etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £190
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Charles Dalrymple Laborde. Four large cuttings albums/scrapbooks. The first two covering Laborde's time at Harrow School 1927 to 1933, the others covering 1934 to 1936 when Laborde was at Cambridge University and includes reports on the Cambridge v New Zealand All Blacks match, a Varsity Match that finished 0-0 and cuttings relating to a 'surprise' 16-11 victory against Harlequins, when Laborde was Captain. The albums contain a range of press cuttings, original team and family photographs, school and university fixture lists, correspondence etc. An extensive record of rugby of the era. Some covers detached, spines missing on three, the other becoming detached. Contents in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £100
Laborde captained the Cambridge University rugby team in the 1936-37 season and was latterly master in charge of rugby at Harrow School 1946-50
Lot 1356:
Lot 1356
Eleven rugby ties including Irish Rugby Football Union 1982, Wales tour to Romania 1983, Schweppes Welsh Rugby Union Challenge Cup, FIRA-AER European Amateur rugby association, English R.F.U., Welsh Rugby Union Pro-Am, Welsh club ties for Tonyrefail R.F.C. tour to Portugal 1983 and Pencoed tour to Canada 1989, also Velate R.F.C. (Italy), Ngongotaha R.F.C. (New Zealand) etc. Sold with three other non-rugby sporting ties. Qty. 14. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1357:
Lot 1357
Rugby internationals, tour and varsity match programmes 1939-1960s. Small box of official rugby programmes for matches played at Twickenham including England home internationals played at Twickenham 1939-1967. Tour matches include Combined Services v South Africa 1951, v Australia 1957, v South Africa 1960, London Counties v New Zealand 1963. Royal Navy v Royal Air Force 1956 and 1957. Oxford v Cambridge 1945, 1958-1962 and 1965 etc. Also a small selection of Athletics programmes, ladies lacrosse etc. Sold with 'Oxford versus Cambridge. A record of Inter-University Contests from 1827-1930'. J. Bruce-Kerr and H.M. Abrahams, London 1931, with the 'First Annual Supplement'. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1358:
International Rugby Board 'IRB World Rugby Yearbook' . A run of the yearbook for 2001/02 (two copies), 2002/03, 2003/04 and 2007-2013. Qty. 11. Sold with a good run of twenty two editions of the Pall Mall Rothmans Rugby Almanack for 1959-1961, 1963/64 (2 copies), 1965-1968, 1971, 1972/73 (3), 1975, 1977, 1978 (2), 1979 (2), 1980, 1982 and 1983 and various other rugby items including a Royal Box ticket for the Twickenham Jubilee Match played at Twickenham, October 1959. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1359:
Lot 1359
Arthur Owen Jones. Nottinghamshire & England 1892-1914. Two official silver match whistles used by Jones to referee International tour matches in Wales in 1906 and 1912. The first with engraved inscription to whistle 'South Africans v Glamorgan County at Cardiff. 31st October 1906. Referee A.O. Jones Esq' and the other 'Springboks v Glamorgan at Cardiff. A.O. Jones Esq. Referee. 17-10-12'. The latter whistle hallmarked. Loop suspension to each whistle. Both a little tarnished but in good condition. The whistles were bought from the family by the vendor. Rare early match whistles
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
In the 1906 match, the South African's beat Glamorgan 6-3 in front of a crowd of 40,000 people. In the 1912 match, the South African's beat Glamorgan 35-3 Arthur Jones played twelve cricket Test matches for England and scored over 1000 runs in a season nine times for Nottinghamshire. Jones captained the County from 1900 to 1914, the year of his death aged only 42. Jones also captained and played rugby for Leicester RFC and later became a well known referee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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