Cricket Ephemera

Lot 1:
Lot 1
England v South Africa 1929. Original complimentary press ticket to the 2nd Test Match at Lord's 29th June-2nd July 1929. Issued to 'The Doncaster Gazette'. Adhesive marks to verso otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original ticket for the All-England XI v Slough & District XV Charity match played at Slough on the 28th September 1927. Plus a postcard advising a Meeting of Secretaries for the Oxford & District Cricket League to arrange fixtures. Meeting to be held on 14th March 1899 and a small menu for a Dinner & Dance to be held by Napier Cricket Club on the 3rd March 1945
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
Lot 2:
Lot 2
Test match tickets 1934-1966. Six official match tickets for England v Australia Test matches. Tickets are for The Oval, tea and luncheon 23rd August 1934, ticket and detached stub for the Lord's Members' Enclosure, first day, 25th June 1953, Trent Bridge, 9th and 11th June 1956 with Nottinghamshire C.C.C. ticket price list, The Oval, 23rd August 1956, and Lord's 26th June 1961. Also England v South Africa, Lord's 1960, and v West Indies, The Oval, 19th August 1966. Qty 8
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
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'The Annual Scarborough Cricket Festival'. Four official large hanging cricket fixture cards for the 1959, 1966, 1967 and 1968 seasons. Each with cord hanging loop to top edge. 9"x11.5". Matches advertised include Gentlemen v Players 1959, T.N. Pearce's XI v India 1959, T.N. Pearce's XI v West Indies 1966, T.N. Pearce's XI v Pakistan 1967, England XI v Rest of the World XI 1968 etc. Some soiling to the 1959 card otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 4:
Lot 4
Deddington Cricket Club, Oxfordshire, 1867-1876. Six early printed 'Annual Statement' of accounts produced by the Club for seasons 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871 and 1876. Light folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
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Panther Cricket Club. Catford, Kent. Two original folding fixtures cards for seasons 1896 and 1897. Both cards with neatly annotated scores for matches played. Adhesive marks to verso of both, otherwise in good condition. Sold with two 'Panther Cricket Club Report of Committee Statement of Account' for seasons 1896 and 1897, referred to in Padwick as 2092-2. The 1896 booklet laid to trimmed album page, adhesive damage to the verso of the 1897, otherwise in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 6:
Lot 6
Cricket and sporting equipment catalogues and price lists 1880s-1900s. Five original catalogues. 'A Few Selections. Benetfink & Company's Sport and Games Catalogue', April 1898. 4pp tipped in to blue cloth. G.W. Fallas & Co., Wakefield, 'Price List for 1893. Manufacturers of Cricket, Lawn Tennis, Golf, Football, and other kinds of Athletic Goods'. 15pp with original pale blue wrappers tipped in to similar colour cloth. Naish & Son, Stoke's Cross, Bristol, large fold out map of 'Seventy Miles Around Bristol' with advertising panels for Naish's sports products to verso, contained in tan folding wallet. Includes an image of W.G. Grace, dating this to c.1880s. J.R. Paynter 'Illustrated Catalogue of Cricket Goods', 12pp with original wrappers including a printed handwritten endorsement by W.G. Grace to rear cover, dated 7th February 1896. Tipped in to red cloth. C. Ward, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, illustrated price list of 1901 for a wide range of sporting goods. 40pp with order form, original paper wrappers, tipped in to blue cloth. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
Lot 7:
Lot 7
Early fixture cards 1887-1900. Four early folding fixture cards for 'The Robins' C.C. (Tonbridge, Kent) for seasons 1899 and 1900, Blackheath C.C. 1887, and Stoics C.C. 1887. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
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'1948 Australians In England'. Large hard backed ledger style scrapbook covering the Australian tour. The scrapbook contains cuttings and pictures, pen pictures, build-up, Australians onboard ship, opening match at Worcester (Bradman century), Tests and tour matches, Hutton catches Bradman (at Trent Bridge and at Lord's), Hutton's 74 at Trent Bridge, Hutton dropped for the 3rd Test! and recalled for 4th, Hutton's 81 & 57 at Headingley etc. The album compiled by Len Hutton's aunts, Florence and Louise Hutton. Nicely presented. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £140
Previously sold by Knights as part of the Len Hutton collection in 2014
Lot 9:
Lot 9
Australia tour to England 1948. Two small scrapbooks comprising press cuttings relating to the tour, one with copious handwritten reports and statistics. Sold with an official tour brochure (worn) and an unofficial folding souvenir programme. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £90
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'Cricket Past and Present'. Cricket in England 1860s-1950s. A nicely compiled small red photograph album comprising real photograph postcards, candid photographs, handwritten commentaries, bookplate cuttings, excerpts from scorecards, player biographies, facsimile autographs etc. relating to Test and early County cricket. Content includes handwritten narratives on W.G. Grace and Ranjitsinhji. Other players featured include Spofforth, Fry, MacLaren, Bradman, Hobbs, etc with postcards of Tyldesley, Braund, Jessop, Palairet etc. Team postcards include England 1902, Australia 1905 and 1930, South Africa 1947 etc. Candid photographs include spectators on the outfield at Lord's 1937, the Johnnie Walker scoreboard at Margate showing the score in the Trent Bridge Test match v Australia, 1934 etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £130
Lot 11:
Lot 11
Yorkshire. John White's cricket scrapbooks 1880s-1960s. Box comprising an excellent collection of scrapbooks collected by White in part as research for his book, 'Those Were the Days. A Yorkshire Boy's Cricket Scrapbook', published in 2013. Excellent coverage of Yorkshire and Test cricket, including six books of press cuttings, one covering seasons 1887 and 1888, others for 1897, 1927 and 1928, Test series v Australia 1938, tour to South Africa 1938/39 etc., and loose cuttings and complete newspapers for the period 1920s-1960s. Some faults to the albums, overall in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £170
Lot 12:
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Cricket scrapbooks c1900-1940. Two small scrapbooks, one covering the period c.1906-1940 includes a page of handwritten notes by A.P. Lucas of Essex on the history of Prince's Cricket Ground, Battersea, James Lillywhite and James Southerton, both of Sussex. Also Wisden and other press obituaries including A.P. Lucas, A.D. Taylor, F.S. Ashley-Cooper, Lord Harris, announcements of engagements and weddings, Test, County, schools and varsity cricket etc. The other, compiled by 'J. Bonnyman Jones. Collector of Cricketana', comprises cuttings relating to Brighton College in the 1930's, handwritten 'Recollections by an Old Brightonian', articles on notable cricketers of the day etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £90
Lot 13:
Lot 13
Cricket scrapbooks early 1930-1938. Four scrapbook comprising press cuttings, the majority relating to Test and some County cricket. Test series covered include the Ashes series, England v Australia in England 1930 and 1938, and the 'Bodyline' series in Australia, 1932/33. Also India to England 1932 and West Indies to England 1933. Some wear and tear, content in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
Lot 14:
Lot 14
Press cuttings scrapbook 1905-1909. Early scrapbook titled to the inside front cover, 'Interesting Paper Cuttings', comprising a good selection of newspaper cuttings, the majority laid down, some loose. Includes some cricket content of coverage of England v Australia Ashes series for the period. Originally compiled by Henry John Farmer, the vendor's great grandfather, who ran The Beehive pub near The Oval. General wear and ageing, covers partially detached, otherwise in fair condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 15:
Lot 15
Cricketers' and writers memorial services 1960-2011. Six official orders of Service of Thanksgiving for Hubert Preston, cricket writer and former editor of Wisden 1960, Bill O'Reilly, Blakehurst Church, New South Wales 1992, Harold Larwood, Kingsford Church, New South Wales 1995, David Stuart Sheppard 2005, Ken Cranston 2007 and Basil D'Oliveira 2012. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 16
Lancashire C.C.C. memorial services 1990-2019. Six official orders of Service of Thanksgiving for Cedric Rhodes 1990, Brian Statham 2000, Arthur Booth 2004, Ken Cranston 2007, John Savage 2008 and Jack Bond 2019. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 17
Wasim Hasan Raja. Official order of service for the memorial service of Wasim Raja held at United Reform Church, Caterham, 31st August 2006. Includes a press obituary of Raja slipped in. Sold with a miniature Gunn & Moore 'Maestro' cricket bat signed by Wasim Raja with dedication. 11". VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £40
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Lot 18
Albert Craig. 'To Dr W.G. Grace on his 41st Birthday. July 18th 1888'. Original broadsheet poem celebrating Grace's Birthday. 'There's plenty of life in our Veteran yet, that's what our people say, It won't be easy to forget his feats for many a day'. The rear has an advertisement for F.H.Ayres. Light folds, odd mark, slight soiling and wear to edges otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
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'Bodyline'. M.C.C. tour to Australia 1932/33. Original British Wireless Marine Service 'Marconigram' telegram dated 10th October [1932] sent by [Maurice] Leyland from the S.S. Orontes while on the voyage to Australia. The telegram is addressed to 'Groves, Cathay' with the message 'Many thanks best wishes ok Sydney' and signed 'Leyland'. Top portion laid to unevenly trimmed remnant of an album page. Light folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 20:
Lot 20
Australia tour to England 1953. 'Coronation Tour'. A selection of items relating to the opening match of the tour, East Moseley v Australians, played at East Moseley, Surrey, 26th April 1953. Items are an official match programme, ticket stub, scorecard with handwritten scores in pencil, and an original mono press photograph of eleven members of the Australian team who played in the match. Players featured are Hassett (Captain), Miller, Ring, Benaud, Johnston, Davidson, Lindwall, Tallon, Harvey, Morris and de Courcey, also the Manager, Davies. Reuter, London. 10"x8". Some creasing to the photograph, other items in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
The one day match was played thirteen per side with the Australians winning by six wickets. Hassett top scored with 103. The East Moseley side included some notable names including Doug Insole, Trevor Bailey, George Tribe etc.
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Lot 21
Fred Trueman. An interesting two page questionnaire relating to golf, completed by hand by Trueman in 1986 according to the postmark on the accompanying envelope. Trueman's name is typed at the top with his home club and handicap entered as 'Ilkley, Yorks. 11'. Questions asked and corresponding answers include favourite golf course in G.B. and abroad, 'Gleneagles' and 'Royal Adelaide, Australia', Most admired professional, 'Gary Player', favourite playing partner, 'Lee Trevino' etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 22
E.G. 'Ted' Holton. A small selection of ephemera collected by Holton with cricket and football interest. Items include an official wartime scorecard for Hampstead A.R.P. v St. Pancras A.R.P. played at Lord's 23rd July 1940 (Holton's bowling figures, 3 overs, 1 maiden, 1 wicket for seven runs). An Isthmian Football League postcard dated 4th March 1937 clearing Holton's transfer from Nunhead F.C. to Wimbledon F.C. Two invitations to play cricket for Nunhead from Eric Mulley (goalkeeper for Nunhead and London League), one postmarked 1936. A Tottenham Hotspur official handbook for season 1949/50. Official menu for the Hampstead Sports Club first annual dinner 1930 etc. Some faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 23:
Lot 23
Cricket ephemera 1940s-2000s. A mixed selection of scorecards, tickets, programmes etc for Test, County, friendly and charity matches for the period, including some Hampshire interest. Early official scorecards include England v South Africa, Old Trafford 1947, v South Africa, Trent Bridge 1951, Surrey v West Indies, The Oval, 1957, Marlborough v Free Foresters, 13th July 1957 etc. Also a folding card for the single wicket competition, the 'Carling Cricket Trophy', Lord's, 20th-31st July 1964, an official souvenir programme for Welton (Hull) Invitation XI v The Lord's Taverners, Welton, 1st September 1968, signed to the front cover by four players including Willie Watson, Bob Appleyard, Leslie Crowther etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 24:
Lot 24
Herbert Sutcliffe. M.C.C. tour of Australia 1924/25. Official players' itinerary for the tour, the front cover with title and M.C.C. colours to top left hand corner. The itinerary lists the members of the touring party, tour programme including matches, timetable etc. This was Sutcliffe's itinerary and was previously sold by Knights as part of the Sutcliffe collection in November 2011. Minor ageing, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £130
Lot 25:
Lot 25
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1964. Official menu for the 'Dinner to Celebrate the Winning of the 1964 County Championship' held at Barneshall Restaurant, Worcester, 23rd November 1964. The menu booklet with decorative card wrappers, comprises details of the season's results, toast list, menu, table plan and guest list. Vertical fold, otherwise good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
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Douglas Vivian Parson Wright. Kent & England 1932-1957. Two items originally from Wright's personal collection. Small original menu for the 'Farewell Dinner to the M.C.C. Team & Press' held 'at sea' on the 22nd September 1946. The menu includes many titles of dishes which include county cricket team names ie 'Notts Rarebit' reflecting the counties the players played for. 3.5"x4.5". Sold with a mono printed Benefit photograph of Wright in M.C.C. 1946/47 touring blazer, signed in ink by Wright. Overall 11.5"x9". Some creasing to the margins, small tear to left edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £40
Lot 27:
Lot 27
Cricket bat and ball patents 1905-1968. Thirty six printed Patent Specifications, the majority disbound, relating to improvements to the design and manufacture of cricket bats, bat blades, handles, grips and other 'Striking Instruments' such as hockey sticks, tennis racquets, baseball clubs etc., also cricket balls and others such as hockey, tennis, football, baseball etc. The sheets comprise detailed descriptions of the design specification, the majority with accompanying printed illustrations. Includes two patents issued to Stuart Surridge (1929 and 1965), and one to Gray Nicholls (1958). All ex libris. Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
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Cricket ephemera. A very good and varied selection of ephemera including many signed items, menus, signed photographs, postcards and trade cards, books, signed scorecards, tour programmes, signed cricket shirts, signed first day covers, modern signed autograph books, team sheets, prints etc. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £125
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Brian Johnston. Broadcaster and cricket commentator. An interesting selection of poetry, scripts and letters from the estate of Brian Johnston. Contents include three poems by Les Bailey, each neatly handwritten on large page with illustration image. Subjects are Johnston himself, presented by the Wombwell Cricket Lovers Society and dated 1974, Patsy Hendren 1976, and 'Sam the Staffordshire Bull Terrier', undated. Each measures 12"x10". Sold with a red folder comprising a forty six page collection of poems by Bailey titled 'Unforgettable Men of Mystery', presented to Johnston and signed by Bailey. Also a selection of loose sheets of Bailey's sent to Johnston, the majority signed. A good number of these poems appeared in Johnston's books. Also an original typescript of 'The Ostlethwaite Controversy (The Ashes Series of 1998) by John Bright, a letter from the publisher, Angus & Robertson, to Johnston inviting him to write a foreword for 'Cricket Widows' by Noel Ford, including copies of the cartoons etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 30:
Lot 30
American Cricket 1960s. A selection of American magazines/ newsletters, the majority from the 1960s, one earlier. Includes three original copies of 'The Midwest Cricketer', Missouri, dated 1st August, 18th September 1965 and 1st August 1966. Constitution and by-laws of the United States Cricket Association and Missouri Cricket Association. Also pages removed from early issues of 'The American Cricketer' magazine, the earliest dated 1903. Sold with an original programme for the St. Louis Bicentennial International Cricket Matches, United States v Canada, 6th & 7th September 1964, and a facsimile copy of 'Cricket at the University of Pennsylvania', A.H. Graham 1930. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £48
Lot 31:
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Don Bradman. Selection of three Australian newspaper posters breaking the news of Bradman death. Each has a picture of Bradman printed to them with a short headline. All three are dated 27th February 2001. The headlines are 'Tribute to the Don' (The Examiner), 'Sir Donald Bradman 1908-2001' (The Australian) and 'Our Don' (Herald Sun). Approx 24"x16". All in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £18
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Shane Warne Test wicket milestones. Two original colour newspaper posters celebrating significant achievements. One copy with headline '500 Wickets', Herald Sun, 13th March 2004 and the other with headline 'Warne's Magic Milestone', Sydney Morning Herald, 27th December 2006. Sold with an original poster for the Daily Mirror (New South Wales) dated 9th August 1982 with the headline 'Lillee. Row grows over bet'. Qty 3. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Warne took his 500th Test wicket against Sri Lanka in Galle, 2004. His 700th dismissal was that of Andrew Strauss in the Melbourne Ashes Test of December 2007
Lot 33:
Lot 33
W.G. Grace. Silk bookmark with image of Grace batting with wicketkeeper and pavilion to background. 'Cricket- It's more than a game - it's an institution'. 'Thomas Hughes 1822-1896' beneath. Made by 'Cash's of Coventry' to verso. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £35
Lot 34:
Lot 34
'The Australians 1930'. Linen handkerchief with printed images of the Australian players with title to top 'The Australians 1930'. Each player named beneath their image. The handkerchief printed in a light brown and the images from copyright photographs by A.W. Wilkes of West Bromwich. Players include Woodfull, Bradman, McCabe, Fairfax, Oldfield, Jackson, Grimmett, Ponsford, Richardson, A. Jackson, Wall etc. 16"x16". Folds to handkerchief otherwise in very good condition. Rarely seen in this condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
For some unknown reason there are fourteen of the fifteen tourists pictured on the handkerchief, Kippax is missing from the full touring party
Lot 35:
Lot 35
Len Hutton's Gradidge Bats Gloves and Pads'. Original free standing Slazenger advertising card sign featuring a mono head and shoulders image of Hutton in batting pose on a yellow and pale green background. 9"x12". Pin holes to the four corner, some surface wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15

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