Rugby

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. Many of the shirts are framed, so difficult to identify the shirt number without taking out of the frames. It is assumed the majority are player worn shirts.

Lot 1490:
Lot 1490
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. Originally given to the late Paul Russell. Overall 22.5"x32.5". Very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1491:
Lot 1491
'Federation Francaise 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: £160
Lot 1492:
Lot 1492
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: £110
Lot 1493:
Lot 1493
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: £230
Lot 1494:
Lot 1494
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: £400
Lot 1495:
Lot 1495
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
Lot 1496:
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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. Circa 1960's. 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: £550
Lot 1497:
Lot 1497
'Per Angusta Ad Augusta'. A white rugby shirt with emblem in white blue and yellow in shield to chest and 'Per Angusta Ad Augusta' below with 'Hollands' sponsors logo in blue to chest. Blue collar and blue trim to shoulders. Number '5' or 'S' handwritten to inside of shirt near neck. The auctioneers presume this is a club shirt based in New Zealand??. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Originally given to the late Paul Russell. It is presumed that this is a players shirt. Overall 25.5"x31". Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1498:
Lot 1498
Australian Rugby. Australian International gold and green rugby shirt by 'Canterbury' with embroidered Australian emblem and 'Australian Rugby' below with 'Canterbury' logo to centre and 'Australian Rugby Football Union, Wallabies' logo to chest. The shirt attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Originally given to the late Paul Russell. Overall 22.75"x31". It is presumed that this is a players shirt. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £320
Lot 1499:
Lot 1499
Esala Teleni. Fiji International white rugby shirt by 'Umbro' with embroidered Fijian emblem and 'Umbro' logo to chest. A plaque accompanied the shirt stating that Teleni wore the shirt in 1986. The shirt with bold number '6' to back in blue. The shirt attractively mounted and framed, lacking glass. Originally given to the late Paul Russell. Overall 23"x31". It is presumed that this is a players shirt. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1500:
Lot 1500
Federation Francaise Rugby'. A French International white rugby shirt by Adidas with French wired and embroidered emblem in shield to chest and 'F.F.R.' below with 'Adidas' sponsors logo, blue, red and white trim to shoulders. Circa 1980's (?). Heavy wear to the cloth around the embroidered emblem. The shirt has no number to back. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Originally given to the late Paul Russell. It is presumed that this is a players shirt. Overall 22.75"x31". Good/very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1501:
Lot 1501 Lot 1501
Cardiff Rugby Football Club 1905-06 and 1906-07. Two official photographs of the Cardiff 'Reserves' team laid down to photographer's mount with title to top and players named to lower borders. Photograph by A.&G. Taylor of Cardiff. Players include John, McGraith, Evans, Lewis, Thomas etc. Both have faults, about fairly good condition. Overall approx 25"x22"
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £18
Lot 1502:
Lot 1502 Lot 1502
Rugby Union. Australia v British Isles (Lions) 1966. Original linesman's flag/ pennant from the Test series. The green triangular flag with elaborate embroidered raised Australian coat of arms and 'Australia v British Isles 1966' lettering to both sides measures 18.5". Previously sold by Knights as lot 796 in February 2014, originally described as a linesman's flag, although may have been an official presentation pennant. Some ageing and moth holes otherwise in good condition. A rare item
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £190
Lot 1503:
Lot 1503
Rugby Union. South African v Australia 1953. Official blazer pocket from A.I. Kirkpatrick's blazer with embroidered 'Springbok' and beneath wired 'Rugby 1953'. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1504:
Lot 1504
'Cardiff [Rugby] Football Team. Season 1908-09'. Excellent official photograph of the Cardiff team with twenty one individual cameo portrait photographs of each player wearing club blazer with title to centre and players names printed in white below. Players include Percy Bush (Captain), F. Smith, H.B. Winfield, W.L. Morgan, E.G. Nicholls, W.R. Casey, R.A. Gibbs, F. Wood, F. Gaccon etc. Photograph by A.&G. Taylor of Cardiff. The photograph in good condition is mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 21"x16". The display is similar to those shown in the book 'Cardiff Rugby Football Club. History & Statistics 1876-1908', compiled by C.S. Arthur. Pages 163 & 182
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1505:
Lot 1505
New Zealand rugby tour of the United Kingdom 1953/54. Official Test and tour match programmes v Llanelly, v Wales, v Abertillery & Ebbw Vale, v Midland Counties, v Pontypool & Cross Keys, v Newport and v Aberavon (Combined). Plus 'N.Z.R.F.U. Souvenir Programme of the Fourth All Blacks' England Tour 1953-54' (Simpson). The Newport programme lacking rear cover, several programmes with folds and some age toning/soiling, odd nicks to programme edges, odd annotation to some programmes otherwise in good condition. Qty 8
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1506:
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New Zealand rugby tours of the United Kingdom 1953/54 to 1993. Good selection of official Test and tour match programmes for the period. Includes one programme from the 1953/54 tour v Abertillery & Ebbw Vale, v Newport 1963, v Scottish Districts 1967, nine programmes for the 1972/73 tour v Cardiff, North Western Counties, Monmouthshire, Gwent, East Glamorgan, Newport, Midlands Counties East, Neath & Aberavon and Barbarians, four programmes for the 1978 tour, v Bridgend, v West Wales XV 1978 with two match tickets, the programme signed by twelve players, v Cardiff 1978 and v North Of England XV, v Edinburgh 1979, v Midland 1979, v Cardiff 1980, v Llanelli 1980, v Newport 1980 signed by five players to front cover, six programmes from 1989, v Cardiff, Pontypool, Llanelli, Newport, Leinster and Swansea and England 'A' v New Zealand 1993. Faults to odd programmes otherwise in good condition. Qty 28. Sold with a small selection of eight programmes for matches on the New Zealand Maoris tour to Wales 1982 plus official your pennant. Qty 37
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1507:
Lot 1507 Lot 1507
Australian rugby tours of the United Kingdom 1947/48 to 1992. Good selection of official Test and tour match programmes for the period. Includes v Llanelly (Oct 1947, loss of staple, damage to rear wrapper with loss to bottom edge), v Abertillery & Cross Keys 1947 (appears to be a 'pirate' programme), 4v Pontypool & Cross Keys 1957, eight programmes from the 1966/67 tour, v Neath & Aberavon, v Ebbw Vale & Abertillery (one file hole), v Cardiff v Newport, v Swansea, v Pontypool, Crosskeys & Newbridge Combined, v Wales and v Llanelli, v East Wales, Swansea and West Wales 1973, v Llanelli, Glamorgan, Newport and Gwent 1975/96 etc. Faults to odd programmes otherwise in good condition. Plus fixture card 'Wallaby Rugby Tour 1963' issued by Riggio Tobacco Corp of New York Ltd. Qty 23
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1508:
Lot 1508 Lot 1508
South African rugby tours of the United Kingdom 1951/52 to 1969/70. Good selection of official Test and tour match programmes for the period. Includes matches v Ireland, Cardiff and Midland Counties XV 1951/52, v Southern Counties XV, Cardiff, Pontpool & Cross Keys, Swansea, Ebbw Vales & Abertillery, Newport, Neath & Abervon on the 1960/61 tour, v Abervon & Neath, Swansea, Newport, Gwent, Cardiff and Llamelli on the 1969/70 tour. Plus 'Combined Stellenbosch & Capetown Universities v Newport (February 1956). Faults to odd programmes otherwise in good condition. Qty 18
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1509:
Lot 1509
Welsh Rugby Union 'Probables v Possibles' 1937-1978. Fourteen official match programmes for trials matches, the majority played at Cardiff Arms Park in 1951 (Abertillery), 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1966 (two, one at Maesteg), 1968, 1969 (two, one a Pontypool), 1970 (two, one at Llanelli), 1973 and 1974. Some folds and annotations, odd wear to edges, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1510:
Lot 1510
Pre War, Wartime and post War rugby programmes. Official programmes for Cardiff v Llanelly, April 1933, Bridgend v Cardiff, September 1936, Abervon v Swansea, September 1938, Lanelly v Swansea, November 1938, Inter-Divisonal Teams. 48th Division v Devon and Cornwall Division, Devonport, November 1941, Yorkshire XV v Lancashire XV, March 1942 and Burton v G.M. Seldon's XV, April 1951. Qty 7. Some folds, some annotation, odd nick to page edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1511:
Lot 1511
Wales. Good and varied selection of International and club rugby programmes. Includes a good selection of international tour matches including Fiji programmes from the 1964 tour, v Combined Bridgend & Maesteg XV, v Western Counties, v Glamorgan & Monmouthshire, v Welsh XV, v Abertillery & Newbridge etc, New Zealand tour programmes 1970/80's, Australian tour 1966 programmes including v Cardiff, v Neath & Abervon and v Newport, South Africa v Pontypool & Cross Keys 1960, South Africa v Newport 1961 etc, Middlesex Sevens programmes 1970/80's, a good run of Welsh Rugby Union Cup Finals for 1972 to 1998, with duplication of some of the programmes, 'Probables v Possibles' programmes 1968 and 1969, a ticket for the 1975 Final etc. Sold with a run of 'Rugby Annual for Wales 1969/70, 1970/71, 1973/74 to o1980/81 and other Wales Rugby Annuals 1980's/2000's. Plus some original press and reprint photographs featuring rugby match 1930's-1940's including England v Scotland 1945, Scotland v Wales 1936 etc. Some faults, generally good overall condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1512:
Lot 1512 Lot 1512
'History of South African Rugby Football (1875-1932). Ivor D. Difford. The Specialy Press of S.A. Ltd, Wynberg, Cape 1933. Original decorative boards with gilt lettering. Some wear to boards edges and spine otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1513:
Lot 1513 Lot 1513
'The New Zealand All Blacks-The 1995 Contenders'. Dynamic Marketing. 1995. Full set of fifty five collectors cards, forty four cards signed. Signatures include Gallagher, Scott, Lomu, Meads, White, Kirwan, Clark, Loveridge, Skinner, Howarth, Bachop, Brooke, Ellis, Osbourne etc. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1514:
Lot 1514 Lot 1514
Australia tour of South Africa 1953. Original souvenir pin badge for the tour, paper backing with titles 'Australia-1953 tour-South Africa' printed in English and Afrikaans, a brown rugby ball to centre with ribbon tassels in white and gold, pin to back. Slight wear otherwise in good condition for its age
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1515:
Lot 1515
Rugby World Cup 2003. Collection of twenty one official programmes for the tournament held in Australia from 10th October to the 22nd November 2003 including the four quarter finals and the third place play off. Programmes numbers 26-44 and 47 (two copies). VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £40
England beat Australia in the Final 20-17 with Johnny Wilkinson kicking four penalties and the historic drop goal in the last minute to win the World Cup for England

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