Cricket Postcards, Trade & Cigarette Cards

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'Cricket Terms'. Grenadier Cigarettes, W.&F. Faulkner 1902. Rare full set of twelve plain back cards featuring humorous depictions of cricket terms. Titles are 'Fielding', 'A maiden over', 'Stumped', 'Run out', 'Leg before', Leg hit', 'Caught', 'Slip', 'Over', 'Leg stump', 'Wide' and 'How's that!'. Some general faults including light wear and rounding to corners. Small adhesive marks to the reverse of three, 'Leg before', 'Leg hit' and 'Leg stump'. Light creasing to 'Run out' and 'Leg Stump'. Very small nick to top right corner of 'A maiden over' and to one edge of 'Over'. Light stain to one corner of 'Leg before'. Small loss to top left corner and pencil annotations to verso of 'How's that'. Otherwise in good condition. Very rare to see a full set
Estimate: £250/350
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Wills's Cigarettes 'Cricketers'. W.D. & H.O. Wills, Bristol & London, 1896. An early and rarely seen full set of fifty unnumbered cigarette cards with colour portraits of cricketers of the period with printed name and county to lower portion to front, and decorative floral green backgrounds. The cricketers featured are Attewell, Bainbridge, Baldwin, Bean, Board, Briggs, Chatterton, Daft, Dixon, Druce, Ferris, Flowers, Fry, Grace, Lord Harris, Lord Hawke, A. Hearne, J.T. Hearne, Hewett, Jackson, Key, Lilley, Lockwood, Lohmann, Lucas, McGregor, MacLaren, Martin, Mason, Mold, Mordaunt, Murdoch, Newham, Nichols, O'Brien, Painter, Pougher, Quaife, Ranjitsinhji, M. Read, W.W. Read, Richardson, Shrewsbury, Stoddart, Sugg, Townsend, de Trafford, Tyler, Wainwright and Ward. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £800/1200
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Ogden's Guinea Gold 'Cricketers Base M Large Machette Group' 1899. Twenty cards in total comprising nineteen cards from the set of fifty with 'wide spaced capitals' to players' names, and one from the set of twenty seven 'close spaced'. Wide spaced cards are R. Abel, Bean, W. Brockwell, N.F. Druce, C.B. Fry, W.G. Grace, Gunn, Hayman, T. Hayward, J.T. Hearne, W. Hearne, D.L.A. Jephson, K.J. Key, A.C. McLaren (actually a portrait of H.T. Hewett), Marchant, J.R. Mason, W.L. Murdoch, W.W. Read and H. Wood. The close spaced card is Brown. Wear and slight rounding to some corners, adhesive damage to verso of the Murdoch, otherwise in overall good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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Wm. Clarke & Son, Liverpool and London. Clarke's Cigarettes 'Cricketer Series' 1901. Full set of thirty numbered cards depicting full length portraits of cricketers with printed details to verso. Some wear to card edges, rounding to some corners, adhesive mark to verso of no. 9 J.T. Brown and no. 11 Robert Abel, otherwise in good condition. A rare complete set
Estimate: £800/1200
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W.D. & H.O. Wills. 'Cricketers' 1901. Full mixed set of fifty numbered cigarette cards plus seven odds featuring colour player head and shoulder portraits. Nos. 1-25 in the series were issued with fronts in two formats, with and without vignette backgrounds. Cards with vignettes are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22 and 24. Cards without vignettes are 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23 and 25. Card nos. 26-50 all with vignettes. Error to card no. 46 of J.T. Tyldesley (Lancashire) with cap badge in white. Slight wear to the odd card, overall in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £180/250
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Ogden's Guinea Gold Cigarettes. 'Cricketers Base I Small Machette Group' 1901. Full set of eleven unnumbered cards of R. Abel, C.B. Fry, Lord Harris, Lord Hawke, J.T. Hearne, G. Hirst, D. Hunter, G.L. Jessop, K.S. Ranjitsinghi, A. Shrewsbury and S.M.J. Woods. Minor wear to some corners and edges, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
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Ogden's Tab Cigarettes. 'Our Leading Cricketers' 1901. Full set of twelve cards. Players are Abel, Briggs, Gunn, J.T. Hearne, Ranjitsinhji, W.W. Read, Shrewsbury, A.E. Trott, A.G. Steel, A.E. Stoddart, Albert Ward and Capt. E.G. Wynyard. Very light wear to edges and corners, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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Ogden's Cigarettes. Ogden's Tabs 'General Interest A Series' 1901. Six cards, nos. 127, 131, 132, 135, 139 and 144. 'C Series' 1902, no. 276. 'F Series' 1902, no. 339. Ogden's Guinea Gold 'New Series I' 1904, nos. B8 and B34. Sold with Wills's Cigarettes 'Sports of All Nations' 1901, no. 14 'England, Cricket (Batting)' and R.& J. Hill 'Famous Cricketers' 1912, no. 24, Roland Beaumont. Qty 12. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Cohen, Weenen & Co. London. 'Owners, Jockeys, Footballers, Cricketers' Series No. 2 1906. Eleven cards of the eighteen cricketers from the set of fifty. Cards are Lord Dalmeny, Hayes, T. Hayward, George Hirst, F.H. Huish, Walter Lees, A.A. Lilley, C.H.B. Marsham, Seymour, R.A. Spooner and J.T. Tyldesley. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Taddy & Co. London. 'South African Cricket Team 1907'. Full set of fifteen unnumbered cards of Sherwell, Shalders, Sinclair, Vogler, Hathorn, White, Nourse, Schwarz, Kotze, Smith, Snooke, Tancred, Faulkner, Snooke and Alsop (Manager). No card was issued of C.D. Robinson who was also a member of the touring party. Sold with eight cards from the 'County Cricketers' 1908 series, Turner, Alletson (Nottinghamshire), Smith, Myers (Yorkshire), Meston, Young, Reeves (Essex), and Douglas (Middlesex). Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
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W.D. & H.O. Wills. 'Cricketers' 1908. Scarce full set of fifty cigarette cards. Small 's' series. Minor faults to the odd cards, otherwise overall in good/ very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £50/80
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F. & J. Smith, Glasgow. 'Cricketers' 1912. Scarce full set of fifty cards numbered 1-50. Some wear and rounding to corners of some cards, odd cards to improve otherwise, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £180/250
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F. & J. Smith, Glasgow. 'Cricketers 2nd Series' 1912. Scarce full set of twenty cards numbered 51-70. Some wear and rounding to corners of some cards, odd card to improve otherwise, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £140/180
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W.D. & H.O. Wills (Australian Issue). 'Australian & English Cricketers' series 1903. Full set of twenty five numbered cigarette cards. Rounding to corners of card nos. 1, 3, 4, 6, 12, 15 and 23. Light creasing to nos. 2, 7 and 21. Other odd faults, otherwise overall in good condition. A rare full set
Estimate: £180/250
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Sniders & Abrahams (Australia). 'Australian Cricket Team' 1905. Three cards from the series of fifteen unnumbered cards of Australian cricketers. Players are F. Laver, D.R. Gehrs and V. Trumper. Wear and staining to the Laver, surface marks to the Trumper. The Gehrs card appears to be tightly and slightly unevenly trimmed. Otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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W.D. & H.O. Wills (Australian Issue). 'Australian Club Cricketers' 1905/06. Thirty six cigarette cards from the forty five known cards from the series. Thirty three cards with fronts with blue borders. Cards are Armstrong, Bruce, Carlton, Collins, Cotter, Cowan, Claxton, Garnsey, Giller, Grant, Gregory, Hack, Hill, Hopkins, Howell, Jennings, Johnston, Kelly, McBeth, McLeod, NewLand, Noble, Pellew, Poideven, Pye, Ransford, Reedman, Saunders, Travers, Trumper, Waddy, Coombe and Duff. Three cards with brown borders of Giffen, McAlister and Mackay. All with blue backs with the exception of Carlton, Garnsey, McAlister and McLeod with green backs. Some staining and/ or wear to the cards of Cotter, Cowan, Giller, Howell, McAlister, Mackay, Pellew, Trumper (including small loss to one corner) and Waddy. Overall in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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W.D. & H.O. Wills (Australian Issue). Capstan Cigarettes 'Prominent Australian and English Cricketers' 1907. Full set of fifty cards numbered 1-50. Slight rounding to some corners, minor age toning, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
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W.D. & H.O. Wills (Australian Issue). Capstan Cigarettes 'Prominent Australian and English Cricketers' 1907/08 first issue. Full set of twenty three cards numbered 51-73, players' name captions printed in grey. Slight rounding to corners of Wass, Fielder, Dennett, Spooner, Fane, Hardstaff, Barnes and Humphries. Minor creasing to the Fane and Hardstaff cards. Other odd faults, overall in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
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W.D. & H.O. Wills (Australian Issue). Capstan Cigarettes 'Prominent Australian and English Cricketers' 1907/08 second/ reissue. Full set of eight cards numbered 66-73, players' name captions printed in red/ brown. Slight rounding to corners of Jones, Crawford and Humphries. Staining to verso of the Fane card (no. 68), otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
The eight cards in this set are reissues of the same cards from the first issue (see previous lot) but the players are numbered differently and with different coloured captions
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W.D. & H.O. Wills (Australian Issue). 'Australian and English Cricketers' 1909. Seven unnumbered cards from the set of twenty five. Three cards with red borders branded 'Capstan' of Carter, Rhodes and Jones. Four cards with blue borders branded 'Vice-Regal' of O'Connor, Hopkins, Fry and Armstrong. Players' names printed to the image inside the frame. Also two cards from the similar 'Australian and South African Cricketers' 1910 series of Whitehead (South Africa) and Ransford (Victoria), both with red borders, players' names printed within the border, branding to verso for 'Vice-Regal'. Rounding to corners and slight wear to edges, some wear and staining to verso, otherwise in good condition. Qty 9
Estimate: £40/60
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W.D. & H.O. Wills (Australian Issue). 'Australian and English Cricketers' 1911. Full set of fifty nine numbered cigarette cards. Nos. 1, 2, 6, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 44, 47, 48, 50, 51, 53, 54, 56 and 57 branded to verso 'Vice Regal' with red backs, the remainder branded 'Capstan' with blue backs. Nos. 1-50 are titled to verso 'A Series of 50', nos. 51-59 titled 'A Series of 59'. Very slight rounding and wear to some corners, small wear to the front of no. 34 (Pearson), small crease to one corner of no. 44 (Warner), small crease to no. 54 (Vine). Other odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £140/180
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Boy's Realm 'Famous Cricketers' 1922. Full set of 15 numbered cards. Sold with R. & J. Hill 'Famous Cricketers' 1923, full set of forty numbered cards. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
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D.C. Thomson, London. Anonymous series issued with 'The Rover' 1923. Full set of the eight small cards of cricketers issued. Sold with 'Chums Cricketers' 1923, full set of twenty three larger than standard cards, nos. 1-20 numbered, the remaining three unnumbered. Minor faults to the odd card, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Godfrey Phillips, London. 'Series of Cricketers' brown back standard size series 1924. Twelve cigarette cards all featuring Kent players. Card nos. are 25C, 27C, 29C, 30C, 31C, 32C, 118C, 181C, 204C, 205C, 206C, and 207C. Sold with Kent C.C.C. 'Cricketers of Kent' 1986, full set of fifty cards, and County Print Services 'Kent Test Cricketers' 1993, full set of twenty five cards. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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R. & J. Hill, London. Sunripe Cigarettes 'Famous Cricketers' 1925. Twelve numbered cards from the set of fifty. Cards nos. 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 26, 28, 39, 41, 45, 48 and 49. Sold with B. Morris & Sons, London, 'Australian Cricketers' 1925, full set of twenty five numbered cards. Minor faults to the odd card, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Cigarette cards 1920s. Four complete sets including Gallaher, London 'Famous Cricketers' 1926, full set of 100 cigarette cards. John Player & Sons, 'Cricketers Caricatures by "RIP"' 1926, full set of fifty cards. Ogden's 'Cricket' 1926, full set of fifty cards. W.D. & H.O. Wills (New Zealand) 'English Cricketers' 1925, full set of twenty five cards. Also a part set of Cohen Weenen 'Cricketers' 1926, sixteen cards from the set of twenty five, nos. 2-6, 8, 9, 11, 14-16 and 20-24, and a single J.A. Pattreiouex 'Casket Cigarettes Cricketers' 1922, card no. C.3 of W.W. Armstrong, plain back. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
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J.A. Pattreiouex, Manchester. 'Cricketers Series' 1926. Rarer full set of seventy five numbered cigarette cards. Odd minor faults to card nos. 1, 13, 19, 37, 48, 57 and 62, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
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Cigarette cards 1926-1929. Four complete sets including J. Millhoff & Co., London, 'Famous "Test" Cricketers' 1928, full set of twenty seven standard sized cards. W.D. & H.O. Wills, London, 'Cricketers' (first series) 1928, full set of fifty. Major Drapkin & Co. 'Australian and English Test Cricketers' 1928, full set of forty. W.A. & A.C. Churchman 'Famous Cricket Colours' 1928, full set of twenty five. Also part sets of W.D. & H.O. Wills Australia, 'Cricket Season 1928-29', thirty seven from the full set of forty eight, lacking the cards for A'Beckett, Andrews, Bettington, Bradman, Duckworth, Hooker, Ironmonger, Kelleway, Nothling, Scott and Woodfull, and Godfrey Phillips, 'Famous Cricketers' nos. 17 and 32. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
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United Tobacco Companies South Africa. 'The South African Cricket Touring Team British Isles 1929'. Fifteen large format cigarette cards from the set of seventeen of the version with facsimile signatures to fronts. Cards are Bell, Cameron, Catterall, Christy, Dalton, Deane, Frielinghaus, McMillan, Mitchell, Morkel, Ochse, Owen-Smith, Quinn, Siedle and Van der Merwe. Also the other two cards of the 'unsigned' version of Taylor and Vincent. Minor staining and wear to some cards, overall in good condition. Qty 17
Estimate: £80/120
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Cigarette cards 1929-1931. Three full sets of cards. United Tobacco (South Africa), 'Springbok Rugby and Cricket Teams' 1931. Full set of forty seven large format numbered cards. Age toning to some backs, odd card with slight rounding to corners, otherwise in good/ very good condition. W.D. & H.O. Wills, 'Cricketers' second series 1929, full set of fifty cards. John Player & Sons, 'Cricketers' 1930, full set of fifty. Both sets in very good condition. Sold with D.C. Thomson, 'World's Best Cricketers' 1930. Fourteen cards all with mauve backs, nos. 1-10 issued by 'The Wizard' and nos. 9-10 issued by 'The Rover'. Age toning and some wear, rounding to corners of 'The Rover' no. 10, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
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Cigarette cards 1932-1939. Six full sets, each of fifty cards. John Players & Sons, 'Cricketers' 1934 and 'Cricketers' 1938. Carreras, 'A Series of Cricketers' 1934 with beige backgrounds to fronts, inscribed 'Fine Quality Cigarettes' to verso. Ardath, 'Cricket, Tennis & Golf Celebrities' 1935. W.A. & A.C. Churchman, 'Cricketers' 1936. Ogden's 'Prominent Cricketers of 1938'. All in very good condition. Sold with part sets/ odds for Godfrey Phillips (Australian issue) B.D.V. Cigarettes 'Test Cricketers' 1932/33. Eighteen numbered cards from the set of thirty eight, nos. 2-4, 6, 8-11, 14-18, 22, 24, 27, 30 and 34. Some age toning, crease to no. 6. A.W. Allen Confectionary (Australia) 'Cricketers' 1938. Twelve cards from the set of 36. Card nos. 2, 4, 8, 19, 22 & 25 branded to verso 'Allen's Steam Rollers', nos. 7 & 33 'Cure-'Em-Quick', nos. 10, 17 & 31 'Irish Moss Gum Jubes', no. 34 'Q-T Fruit Drops'. Creasing to nos. 22 and 25, otherwise in good condition. African Tobacco Manufacturers (Cape Town), 'The World of Sport' 1938, seven of the twelve large format cards issued of cricketers from the full set of one hundred, nos. 2, 6, 29, 40, 46, 76 and 85. United Tobacco Co. (Cape Town), 'Sports & Pastimes in South Africa' 1936, one card no. 28 'Cricket International'. Some minor faults with the odd card to improve, overall in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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Cigarette cards 1950-1956. Brown album comprising full sets of cigarette and trade cards including Carreras Turf 'Famous Cricketers' set of fifty uncut cards. Morning Foods 'Test Cricketers' 1953 (25), News Chronicle 'England v South Africa 1955' large format (12), D.C. Thomson 'World's Best Cricketers' 1956, four complete sets each of 18 cards, and 'County Cricketers' 1957, four complete sets each of 16 cards, Kane Products '1956 Cricketers' (50). Also modern sets by Prime Sport Promotion, Stars Inc., County Print Services etc. Some minor faults to earlier issues, overall in good/ very good condition. Sold with 'Cricket Cigarette and Trade Cards', Derek Deadman 1985. VG
Estimate: £70/100
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Cricket cigarette cards 1896 onwards. A selection of part sets and odd individual cards, the majority issued by W.D. & H.O. Wills. Cards/ series are 'Cricketers' 1896', twelve unnumbered cards of Mold, J.T. Hearne, Lord Harris, Hewett, Board, Read, Grace, Murdoch, Mason, M. Read, Martin and Sugg. Cricketer Series 1901', nos. 13, 19, 30 (2 copies), 31, 32, 39, 40 & 41, 44, 47 with vignette backgrounds, nos. 11, 14, 21, 23 with plain background. 'Australian and English Cricketers' 1903 nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 21, 22 (2), 23, 24 & 25 (2). 'Prominent Australian and English Cricketers' 1907 Australian Capstan Brand issue, nos. 4, 5, 12 (2), 13, 17, 18, 21, 27 (2), 28, 30, 34, 57, 63, 69 and 72. 'Australian and English Cricketers' 1911, nos. 14 & 33, blue backs 'Capstan', and 49, mauve back 'Vice Regal'. 'Cricket Season 1928-29' (Australian issue), twenty nine cards etc. Plus one card from Ogdens Guinea Gold 'Cricketers' 1899 of W.W. Read. Taddy 'South African Cricket Team 1907', one card of L.J. Tancred etc. Sold with a brown album of 'Nostalgia Reprint' issues. Significant faults to the majority of the earlier cards, please refer to images for condition
Estimate: £30/50
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D.C. Thomson, London. 'The World's Best Cricketers' 1956. Four complete numbered sets, each of eighteen cards, presented with 'Adventure', 'The Hotspur', 'The Rover' and 'The Wizard'. VG
Estimate: £30/40
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Middlesex C.C.C. c. 1930. Album page nicely signed in black in by five Middlesex players. Signatures are Durston, J.W. Hearne, Hulme, Price and Hendren. Piece clipped from the page not affecting the signatures. Sold with four album pages and one piece, each individually signed by members of Durham C.C.C. (three signatures) and Northumberland C.C.C. (2). G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
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Allen Hill 1845-1910. Yorkshire & England 1871-1882. Selection of three items once the property of Hill. The first is a silver hallmarked vesta case with engraved with Hill's monogram 'A.H.'. Hallmarked 'Sheffield 1900. Maker 'Walker & Hall'. The vesta measures 1.25"x1.75". The second is an Edwardian oval gold coloured 'Fixeesi' double sided photograph locket c1880/90 with small photograph images of Allen Hill, to obverse a small image of Peggy McHugh, a cousin of his son James Allen, who became a notable water colour and oil artist. The locket measures 1.25"x1.5". The third item is a pair of antique Victorian brass, 9ct yellow gold fronted, cufflinks decorated with a daisy image to centre with floral surround. This type of cufflink was called solitaires and later renamed bachelor buttons. They were made by George West from 1872 in England. On the back of the cufflinks, there is a spring action mechanism allowing for the two halves of the cufflink to come away from one another, this action was patented, as indicated by the words 'West's Patent'. All in good condition. Sold with a printed copy of the listing of items from the Grandson of Allen Hill. He was left the Allen Hill items by his father. Allen Hill died on the 28th August 1910 and his son (the granson's father) died on the 28th August 1985
Estimate: £200/300
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Allen Hill. Yorkshire & England 1871-1882. Surrey v Yorkshire 1871. Silver plated cup or trophy reportedly presented to Allen Hill by an admirer from Yorkshire, living in London following the match played at the Oval, 21st & 22nd August 1871. In the match Allen Hill took six wickets for thirty three runs off 26.3 overs in Surrey's first innings and six wickets for twenty four runs from twenty three overs, giving Hill overall match figures of twelve wickets for fifty seven runs. The goblet/trophy stands 7.5" tall and has oak leaf, floral and cartouche decoration to the cup and the base. There is no inscription on the trophy. Some loss to silver plate otherwise in good condition. Sold with a printed copy of the listing of items from the Grandson of Allen Hill. He was left the Allen Hill items by his father. Allen Hill died on the 28th August 1910 and his son (the grandson's father) died on the 28th August 1985
Estimate: £500/800
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Allen Hill. Yorkshire & England 1871-1882. All England Eleven v Canterbury 1877. Original silver shield, which was originally attached to a cricket bat, presented to Allen Hill during the All England Eleven match against eighteen of Canterbury in 1877. The shield with engraved inscription 'Presented by B. Simpson. Won by A. Hill. Highest scorer in All England team 1877'. The silver shield with beaded decoration to edges and three small holes where the shield would have been affixed to the cricket bat. Very good condition
Estimate: £400/600
The match was played at Hagley Park, Christchurch on the 26th to 28th February 1877 and Lillywhite's XI won by 23 runs. Allen Hill was top scorer in the match, batting at number ten in the order he made 23 runs in a low scoring match. The next highest scorer was Alfred Shaw with 22. Hill did'nt bowl in the first innings but when he bowled in the second innings he took twelve wickets for seventeen runs bowling 25.3 overs. Ten of the wickets were clean bowled
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Allen Hill. Yorkshire & England 1871-1882. All England Eleven travelling in New Zealand 1877. Original oil painting of the All England Eleven attempting to transverse an engorged river whilst travelling to Christchurch for their tour match with Canterbury in February 1877. The painting by artist John Gibb, a notable painter of landscapes, marine subjects, steam and sailing vessels. The image shows the second of the two horse drawn stage coaches becoming submerged with players and horses in the water to foreground, the first coach and rescuers appear to be on the far bank. Magnificent mountains, hills and woodland to background. The painting measures 18.25"x12" and is loosely mounted in its original frame without glass. Signed to lower left hand corner, which appears to say, 'John Gibb, N.Z. 1877'. Original label to back of the painting for 'Mr John Gibb, Artist. Merkland Villa, Barbados Street, Christchurch. Painter of Landscapes, Marine Subjects, Portraits of Steam and Sailing Vessels....'. Some wear to edges, some wear and slight damage to image otherwise in good condition. A rare portrait from this early cricket tour
Estimate: £3000/5000
'We travelled through the deep gorge in heavy floods, our two coaches were all but submerged. 'I think we all said our prayers'. Words of Allen Hill

'And there was the travel, which continued to be long and arduous. Particularly memorable was the journey from Greymouth on the west coast of New Zealand's south island to Christchurch in the east, which started in two stagecoaches. They were due to spend the night in Otira, high in the Southern alps, but they were still not there at 11pm when, in heavy rain, they were forced to cross a river that had burst its banks. All safely reached an island in the middle of the stream, which was where their lights blew out. The first coach reached the far side of the river, but the second got stuck.'All had to jump for their lives into the stream, which was now up to their waists, the player wrote. 'By great exertion the coach was got out, but only just in time, as soon huge stones, trees and logs began to be carried down the swollen river'

The soggy players dragged their sodden luggage the remaining half-mile to their hotel, where they discovered there were only three beds for their party of 17. Happily the couple who owned the hotel were able to lend them some clothes while their own dried out, though less happily that did involve some players being forced to put on dresses.

Words of an unnamed player in a series of letters to the Sporting Life. Reproduced in the Guardian Newspaper in January 2020.

John H. Gibb (1831-1909) was a Scottish, marine painter who settled in New Zealand in 1876. Gibb was a founding member of the Canterbury Society of Arts when it was formed in 1880 and continued to exhibit his many works there until his death. He exhibited wherever possible and showed works in Auckland and Wellington from the early 1880s as well as sending works to many international and inter-colonial exhibitions beyond New Zealand. By the 1880s Gibb was regarded as New Zealand's major professional marine painter. Around 1880 he moved to Australia where he became a member of the Art Society of New South Wales in Sydney. The family returned to New Zealand by 1892. The highest price recorded for the artist for a single work was $85,000 Australian Dollars for 'The Bealey River, West Coast Road (NZ) sold by Leonard Joel in 1986
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'I Was'nt Ready'. A Royal Doulton 'Black Boy' bone china dinner plate, entitled 'I Was'nt ready' printed with a boy in red shirt, waistcoat and a floppy yellow hat looking glum with his wicket broken behind him. Green floral decoration to inner and outer rim. 10.25" diameter. Doulton backstamp and number 'D2864' to base. Circa 1907. Very minor slight loss to paint of the green band on the inner rim of the plate, some fading and lack of definition to the image of the boy cricketer, particularly to the grey areas of the image, this may well have happened in the firing process, otherwise in good/very good condition. A rare 'Black Boy' plate. The reduced estimate reflecting the lack of definition/fading
Estimate: £300/500
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'Good for Fifty'. A Royal Doulton 'Black Boy' bone china dinner plate, entitled 'Good for Fifty' printed with a boy in red shirt and a floppy yellow hat in batting stance in front of the wicket. Green floral decoration to inner and outer rim. 10.25" diameter. Doulton backstamp and number 'D2664' to base. Circa 1907. Some loss to paint of the green band on the inner rim of the plate, some slight lack of definition to the grey areas of the image otherwise in good/very good condition. A rare 'Black Boy' plate
Estimate: £400/600
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'Next Man In'. A Royal Doulton 'Black Boy' bone china dinner plate, entitled 'Next Man In' printed with a boy in red shirt and a floppy hat, sitting on his bat, waiting to go in. Green floral decoration to inner and outer rim. 10.25" diameter. Doulton backstamp and number 'D2864' to base. Circa 1907. Very minor slight loss to paint of the green band on the inner rim of the plate, some fading and lack of definition to the image of the boy cricketer, particularly to the grey areas of the image, this may well have happened in the firing process, otherwise in good/very good condition. A rare 'Black Boy' plate. The reduced estimate reflecting the lack of definition/fading
Estimate: £300/500
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'Ready for Chances'. A Royal Doulton 'Black Boy' bone china tea cup, entitled 'Ready for Chances' printed with a boy in white shirt, red waistcoat and a floppy hat, crouched awaiting a catch (as if in the slips), to reverse the crest 'The All Black Team'. Green floral decoration to outer rim and green spiral twist to the handle. 2.75" diameter. Doulton backstamp and number 'E4336' to base. Circa 1907. Good/very good condition. A rare 'Black Boy' tea cup
Estimate: £500/800
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'Ready for Chances'. Royal Doulton Black Boy saucer, entitled 'Ready for Chances' printed with a boy in red shirt, yellow waistcoat and a floppy hat crouched awaiting a catch (as if in the slips). Green floral decoration to edge. 5.5" diameter. Doulton backstamp and number 'E4336' to base. c1907. Very good condition. A rarer 'Black Boy' title
Estimate: £500/800
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'There's Style'. A Royal Doulton Black Boy mug or tankard, entitled 'There's Style' printed, to one side, with a boy cricketers in a white/blue shirt, red waistcoat, grey trousers and a floppy hat taking guard in front of the stumps with bat almost horizontal, to verso, the crest 'The All Black Team'. Green floral decoration to outer rim, green handle. 5.75" tall. Doulton backstamp and number 'D2864' to base. Some minor wear and slight fading to the green handle otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £500/800
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'Good for Fifty'. A Royal Doulton Black Boy square serving dish, printed to centre of the dish with a boy in red shirt, blue trousers and a floppy yellow hat in batting stance in front of the wicket entitled 'Good for Fifty'. Green floral decoration to outer rim and edge. 8.5" square. Doulton backstamp and number 'D2864' to base. Chip to top left hand corner of the dish, some paint loss to edge otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £500/800
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William Gilbert Grace. Original Coalport porcelain plate commemorating W.G. Grace's Century Of Centuries 1895, decorated in the rarer puce (red) with central portrait of Grace and dates of each individual century and who scored against radiating out from the centre. With plain semi-gadrooned rim. 9" diameter. Coalport stamp in green to back, 'In Commemoration of Dr W.G. Grace's Century of Centuries 1866-1895' in red and 'P150' to back. Rare
Estimate: £400/600
W.G. Grace completed his one hundreth century by making his highest first class score of 288 v Somerset in the game in the match, Somersetshire v Gloucestershire, played at the Ashley Down Ground, Gloucester on Friday May 17th 1895
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Doulton Lambeth stoneware mug with flared lip in art nouveau style, with three moulded relief vignettes of cricketers, a batsman, bowler and wicket keeper, Abel, Woods and McGregor in white on a brown background, with floral leaf decoration above and below in green and green/blue. 5" tall. Incised to base with Doulton Lambeth, number '172', clear unidentified makers marks. Undated but around 1880/90's. Very good condition
Estimate: £500/800
A rarely seen and very appealing iconically shaped mug with an art nouveau twist
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Village cricket bowl. Staffordshire 19th century bowl, transfer printed in sepia with three scenes of village cricket, with church and tents to background, to sides, floral and oak leaf inner rim decoration. Hand coloured in green, burgundy and yellow. Approx 6.5" diameter and 3.75" tall. c1850/60. Some wear to rim, some ageing to sides and base otherwise in good condition for its age. G
Estimate: £50/80
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'Out First Ball'. Ceramic match holder c.1950s of a figure of a boy cricketer after Kinsella standing on a triangular base with inscribed title. Maker's mark to underside. 5.5" tall. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Lladro, Spain. 'Cricket Player'. Elegant porcelain figure of a cricketer playing a flowing drive, designed by the sculptor, Regino Torrijos. Maker's mark and inventory stamp no. 6865 to base, dated 2001, withdrawn from circulation in 2005. 17" tall. In original shipping box with full protective packaging and removal instructions. Excellent condition
Estimate: £150/250
The Lladro factory began as a family workshop near Valencia in the 1950s and has since grown to become an internationally renowned factory producing figures in the European style of the 18th century
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William Clarke. China figure of Clarke in cricket attire. To base 'William Clarke. Founder of Trent Bridge 28th May 1838'. 6.5" tall. G
Estimate: £30/50
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'Umpire Bunnykins'. Handmade and decorated ceramic Bunnykins figure of an umpire signalling 'out'. Series no. DB360, produced by Royal Doulton 2004 for U.K. International Ceramics Ltd. Limited edition no. 997 of 1000 pieces made, with certificate. 5" tall. VG
Estimate: £40/60
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'Test Century Bunnykins'. Handmade and decorated ceramic Bunnykins figure of a batsman with bat raised. Series no. DB272, produced by Royal Doulton 2002 for U.K. International Ceramics Ltd. Limited edition no. 1693 of 2000 pieces made. 4.5" tall. VG
Estimate: £40/60
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'Cricketer' bear. Royal Crown Derby ceramic figure of a teddy bear in batting pose. 2004. 3.5" tall. With original presentation box. VG
Estimate: £25/35
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'Out for a Duck'. Royal Doulton 'Bunnykins' figure of a rabbit batsman 1995. Limited edition of 1250. 4.75" tall. VG
Estimate: £40/60
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'Out for a Duck'. Royal Doulton Beswick figure of a duck batsman 1999. Registration mark no. 324 to base. 6" tall. VG
Estimate: £20/30
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W.G. Grace. Royal Doulton ceramic caricature cricket toby jug of W.G. Grace, and three others of Len Hutton, Dickie Bird and Brian Johnston. Each limited edition and standing approx. 4" tall. The Hutton jug with original box. Qty 4. VG
Estimate: £50/70
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W.G. Grace. Royal Doulton china figure of W.G. Grace. Grace is depicted in batting mode wearing M.C.C. cap with bat raised about to drive. Approx. 9" tall. Limited edition no. 92/9500. Produced in 1995. VG
Estimate: £70/100
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W.G. Grace. Large Royal Doulton ceramic caricature toby jug of W.G. Grace wearing M.C.C. cap, with cricket bat and ball handle. Approx 7" tall. 1996. Good condition. Sold with a similar but smaller Royal Doulton ceramic caricature toby jug of 'The Champion' W.G. Grace 1989. 4" tall. Limited edition no 2614/9500. Sadly lacking the top of the bat handle. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
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'W.G. Grace'. Halcyon Days oval enamelled pill box. The lid decorated with full length figure of Grace by 'Spy', biographical details of Grace to the inside of the lid, the inside base with inscription, 'W.G. Grace, 1848-1915. Hero of English Cricket'. Stamped to base 'Halcyon Days. Bilston & Battersea Enamels'. Unusually, a limited edition of 150, this being no. 107. In original box. VG
Estimate: £50/80
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'Jack Hobbs'. Large Sandland Ware ash tray with transfer printed colour image of Hobbs in batting pose to centre, gold lustre to edges. 8.5" wide. Sandland stamp to verso. Minor staining to verso otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
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'The Bowler, the Batsman and the Wicketkeeper'. Set of three H.J. Wood ceramic toby jugs of cricketers c.1960s/1970s. 7" tall. VG
Estimate: £30/50
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Ian Botham, Somerset & England. Endurance Ltd cold-cast porcelain figure of Botham in batting pose. On wooden plinth. Approx 9.5" tall. Limited edition 310/2500, with certificate. Repair to thumb and slight breaking to bat handle, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
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W.G. Grace. Large Royal Doulton ceramic caricature toby jug of W.G. Grace wearing M.C.C. cap, with cricket bat and ball handle. Approx 7" tall. 1996. Sold with 'The Hampshire Cricketer'. Royal Doulton. Produced by Hampshire C.C.C. 1985. Limited edition no. 907/5000. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £50/70
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John Nyren- Cricketer Tutor. Ceramic caricature figure of Nyren in cricket attire holding bat with name to ceramic base. The figure stands 11" tall. Produced by The Hambledon Trading Company (John Brindley) c1990's. G
Estimate: £40/60
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'W. G. Grace'. Ceramic caricature toby jug depicting Grace with separate lid formed as his striped cap with title to cap. The tankard stands 6.5" tall. Limited edition. Produced by The Hambledon Trading Company (John Brindley) c1980/90's. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Crested cricket bags. Four large crested china cricket bags with colour emblems. 'Totnes', Corinthian, 'East Grinstead', C.Y.C.L., 'Arms of Reading', Premier China and 'Taunton', Florentine China. Each approx 4.5" long. Sold with three other crested cricket bags, two are 4" long and the other 3.25" for 'Bournemouth', Carlton China, 'Pwllheli' (Wales), Carlton China and 'City of London' Coronet Ware. Hairline cracking to the Totnes and Bournemouth bag, minor wear otherwise in good condition. Qty 7
Estimate: £70/100
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Crested cricket bags. Seven small crested china cricket bags with colour emblems for 'Marlborough'. Arcadian China, 'Castleford'. Carian China, 'Borough of Reading'. Arcadian China, 'Walsingham'. Arcadian China, 'Dulverton' Arcadian China, 'Blackpool' Arcadian China and 'Torquay' Arcadian China. All approximately 3" long. Minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
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Crested cricket bags. Four large crested china cricket bags with colour emblems for 'Bridgewater'. Florentine China, 'Criccieth'. Victoria China, 'Chester'. Florentine China and 'City of Bangor' (Unknown). All approximately 4.5" long. Minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
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Crested cricket bags. Four large crested china cricket bags with colour emblems for 'Gloucester'. (unknown), 'Redruth' English Manufacture, 'Haylebury'. Coronet Ware and 'Nottingham' (Unknown). All approximately 4.5" long. Minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
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Crested cricket bags. Two large and one small crested china cricket bags with colour emblems for 'Chester'. British Manufacture, 'Ipswich'. Florentine China and 'Burgh Arms, Pittenweem' (Fife) Arcadian China. The first two measure 4.25" long and the third 3" long. Tiny firing crack to one, minor wear to lustre otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Richard Hadlee. Seventeen identical Royal Grafton china plates commemorating Sir Richard Hadlee taking a World record 431 Test wickets for New Zealand 1990. Limited edition of 1000 plates, each in original presentation box. A good dealer's lot! VG
Estimate: £50/70
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Century of Centuries. Four china plates produced to commemorate a player scoring a 'Century of Centuries'. Two plates by Royal Grafton, one for Herbert Sutcliffe, limited edition of 500 plates, and Graham Gooch, limited edition of 1000. Two by Coalport for Walter Hammond, limited edition of 500, and Denis Compton limited edition of 750. Each with facsimile signature of the featured player to reverse. All in original presentation boxes. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Century of Centuries. A collection of eight limited edition plates produced by Coalport, each commemorating a player achieving a century of first-class centuries. Plates are Don Bradman, Denis Compton, Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Dennis Amiss, Leslie Ames, Jack Hobbs and Walter Hammond. Sold with two Coalport plates for Middlesex winning the County Championship in 1976. Eight in original presentation boxes. Qty 10. VG
Estimate: £60/80
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Century of Centuries. A collection of six limited edition plates produced by Royal Grafton, each commemorating a player achieving a century of first-class centuries. Plates are Frank Woolley, Vivian Richards, Herbert Sutcliffe, Len Hutton, Graham Gooch and Tom Graveney. All in original presentation boxes. Qty 9. VG
Estimate: £40/60
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'Celebrating the 3 W's'. Dinner plate with transfer image of Frank Worrell, Cylde Walcott and Everton Weekes with facsimile signatures and title. Gold lustre to rim. Registration mark to underside, '287[?]'. Maker unknown. Not previously seen by the auctioneer. 10" diameter. VG
Estimate: £25/35
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'Sachin Tendulkar's 100th Test, At The Oval'. Dinner plate with transfer image of Tendulkar, title and 'CCI' emblem to centre, surrounded by bats in gilt recording each of Tendulkar's one hundred Test appearances 1989-2002. Title and emblem repeated to underside with mark '012'. Limited edition produced for the Cricket Club of India, Mumbai. 10" diameter. In presentation box. Not previously seen by the auctioneer. VG
Estimate: £30/50
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'Century of Centuries' commemorative plates. Four plates including three by Coalport for Walter Hammond, Dennis Amiss (both limited editions of 500), and Geoff Boycott (limited edition of 1500), and one Royal Grafton plate for Viv Richards (limited edition of 1000). Sold with a Wedgwood 'Marylebone Cricket Club 1787-1987' bicentenary plate, and an Aynsley plate for 'England's Glorious [Ashes] Victory 2005'. Qty 6. VG
Estimate: £30/40
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Cricket snuff box mid-1800s. Silver plated snuff box with greyhound scene to lid and cricket scene to base with foliage surround. 3"x1.75". Maker unknown. The silver plate worn, splitting to two corners, breaking to hinge and some denting. Only fair condition
Estimate: £30/40
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Cricket souvenirs, ceramics etc. Mainly modern cricket figures, souvenirs, tea pot, Manor potteries W.G. Grace toby jug, cricket mugs, salt & pepper pots, 'Sport in Miniature' figure and bookends, modern bust of W.G. Grace, 'West Indies v England, Kennington Oval, Barbados 1994 bookends, golliwog egg cup, paper weight, Rupert Bear batsman, small framed cricket images, M.C.C. red membership cards 2002-2020 etc etc. In two boxes. Odd faults otherwise in good condition. A good selection
Estimate: £50/80
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Cricket ice bucket. Wooden two handled metal lined ice bucket. The wooden ice bucket with brass bands similar to a barrel with brass handles. The wooden lid with metal cricketer batsman finial, wearing cap, with bat to side to top. Overall 9.5" tall. Date unknown, possibly 1950's?
Estimate: £40/60
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Metal and wire cricket figures. Good selection of what appears to be modern locally West Indian (Barbados etc) wire cricket figures of bowlers, batsman, fielders, wicket keepers etc, probably made around the cricket venues of the West Indies. Some makers names and dates to bases. Other black metal figures of cricketers included. Qty 17. An unusual selection
Estimate: £30/50
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Silver metal cricketing figures. Three modern metal figures of a bowler, batsman and umpire by Dave [Cave] Shepherd. Each stamped 'Barbados' to base with his name and the price paid. Attractive figures, each approximately 5" tall. VG
Estimate: £40/60
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'The Oakland Shield'. Large wooden shield presented for annual winners, being departments within the company of Marshall, Kaye & Marshall Ltd'. To centre is a large circular silver plate [?] image of a cricket match in progress with title in scroll to top of the shield and winners shields dated from 1950 to 1957 to borders. To the base of the shield is a further plaque with the detail 'Presented by Marshall, Kaye & Marshall Ltd, Ravensthorpe'. The shield measures 12"x14.5". Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Marshall, Kaye & Marshall Ltd were a company of fancy woollen merchants based in Ravensthorpe.

Ravensthorpe is an area of Dewsbury, in West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Ravensthorpe is on the western outskirts of Dewsbury. The area has always been heavily industrial and was once bustling with textile mills
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Bramhall Lane Cricket Ground. Attractive cricket green glass beer bottle with stopper c1880/90's with 'E. Donoghue- Wines & Spirits Merchants. Division Street and Bramhall Lane Cricket Ground'. 8.5" tall. G
Estimate: £30/40
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Cricket thimbles. A collection of fifty one mainly ceramic thimbles with the odd example in metal and wood, the majority depicting County cricket club emblems. Counties are Derbyshire, Durham, Essex, Glamorgan (Qty 2 different), Gloucestershire, Hampshire (4), Kent (3), Lancashire, Leicestershire, Middlesex (2), Northamptonshire (3), Nottinghamshire (2), Somerset (2), Sussex (4), Warwickshire (2), Worcestershire and Yorkshire. Lacking Surrey. Other cricket related subjects include Lord's, M.C.C., The Ashes, Australian Bicentenary etc. Also a further ten non cricket related subjects and a small bronze coloured dish marked 'Ballarat'. Sold with a purpose made wooden hanging display shelf. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
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Cricket condiment stand. Silver metal 'EPNS' condiment stand comprising circular base on four decorative floral feet, with four sloping cricket bats, each resting on a ball, surmounted by a further ball. Date and maker unknown. 6.5" tall. Some tarnishing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
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Australia tour of England 1926. An oval colour Thorne's Super Extra Creme Toffee tin 'A Souvenir of the Australian's Visit in 1926'. With named pictures of the Australian team to the sides and portrait of the Oval cricket ground with match being played to lid. 5.5". Some wear to lid and sides otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Derek Randall. Nottinghamshire & England. Four items awarded/ presented to Derek Randall during his playing career. A trophy presented by Indianoil to Randall as Man of the Match in the M.C.C. tour match v Bombay at Indore, 5th- 7th February 1977, including a framed facsimile photograph of Randall receiving the trophy with signed note from Randall. 8.5" tall. A small EPNS tankard for 'Retford C.C. Bassetlaw League Champions 1968 with signed note from Randall. 4" tall. A silver metal trophy for 'The Sun Fielder of the Year Award 1976. Derek Randall'. 5.5" tall. A silver metal salver presented to Randall for his testimonial, 1993. 9.5" diameter. Some tarnishing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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Gunn & Moore advertising panel c1920s. Excellent original colour enamel metal advertising panel titled 'The English Eleven 1885'. The panel features colour vignettes of the captain W.G. Grace to the centre, surrounded by slightly smaller vignettes of the teams superimposed on crossed Gunn and Moore bats with cricket scenes and local attractions in the background. Players' names are listed to lower border with advertising slogan to lower border, 'For Over 50 Years, leading players the world over have used Gunn & Moore's "Autograph" Bats'. The panel measures 8.25"x10.5". Holes and adhesive marks to back panel where fold-out flap would have been attached. Slight fading to the colour image, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
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Sheffield United Cricket Club 1855. Original nineteenth century silver metal circular token with raised initials 'SUCC' to front, blank to verso. The disc with small hanging hole to top edge. Assumed to have been issued to Club members, c.1855. Approx. 1" diameter. VG
Estimate: £100/150
The ground at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, opened as a cricket ground in 1855 and Yorkshire played their last match there in 1973
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The Jubilee Test Match England v Australia 1977. A hallmarked sterling silver cricket bail produced to commemorate the Test Match and marking 100 years of 'Ashes' Test Cricket. The bail is hollow and in two sections which come apart. Inside is a rolled scroll detailing the scores in the game with facsimile autographs of both teams. The match was drawn. Produced by Pobjoy Mint Limited of Surrey and limited in this form to an issue of 1500. Previously sold as lot 143 in the Phillips sale of 22nd May 1997. The bail tarnished otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
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Lot 341
County pin badges. Full set of eighteen National Cricket League (One day) badges for each county issued by the Cricketer. In presentation case. VG
Estimate: £18/25
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Cricket hip flask. Circular pewter hip flask with cricket scene to centre of batsman and wicketkeeper. Maker's mark for I. & B.W. G., Sheffield, to base. G
Estimate: £30/40
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Lot 343
Benson and Hedges Bicentennial Test. Sydney 1988. Commemorative wine glass with twisted stem produced for the Bicentennial Test with transfer printed title and emblem to side. VG
Estimate: £25/35
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Presentation miniature bat and belt buckle. Unusual handmade miniature presentation bat with original Victorian belt buckle mounted to face. The buckle with two cricketers holding aloft a garland above crossed bats and stumps, and scroll inscribed 'For ever'. Stamped inscription to face, 'To Tho. Wells. Capt. For Loyal Service'. The bat measures 17". Small loss to the buckle, otherwise good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Cricket belt buckle. An attractive Victorian brass buckle with impressed image of a cricket match in progress to centre with cartouche surround. 2.25"x1.75". Sold with a miniature ivory cricket bat. 4" long. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Early cricket ball with silver(?) circular plaque engraved 'C.H.C.C. 2nd XI. Average Ball. 1904. 32 Wickets. Average 5.68. W.C. Entwistle.' The ball standing on a later silver plated stand of three crossed stumps. The stand by Walker & Hall, Sheffield. Overall approx. 8" tall. G
Estimate: £50/70
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Lot 347
Alec Bedser. Surrey & England. Glass tumbler by Crown Crystal Glass Pty. Ltd., Sydney, presented to Bedser to commemorate the visit of the M.C.C. touring party in 1946/47. Transfer printed colour title and floral display to side. Gilt lustre to rim. 4" tall. G
Estimate: £40/60
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'The Umpire' William Caldercourt. Original coloured lithograph 'Sketches at Lord's No. 2' published by John Corbet Anderson and Frederick Lillywhite on 1st March 1852. The lithograph measures approximately 6"x8.75" overall. Mounted, framed and glazed and in good condition. Overall 9.5"x12.5"
Estimate: £80/120
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After Charles J. Basebe. Alfred Mynn, Charles George Taylor, George Leopold Langdon and Roger Kynaston Jnr. Hand coloured aquatint, four on a large single sheet by C. Hunt. Originally published by W.H. Mason, October 13th 1841. The sheet measures approximately 17"x23.5", good border to edge. Framed and glazed, overall 22.25"x26". Good/very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
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Lot 350
'Cricket [Playing at Cricket]'. Original engraving after the original painting in Vauxhall Gardens, engraving by C. Benoist, London. Printed for Thos. Bowles and Jn. Bowles and Son 4th April 1743. Title to lower border with two stanzas of verse to either side. Mounted, framed and glazed. The images measures 13.75"x11" and overall 18.5"x17". Thin central vertical crease to image, minor wear and damage over the centre of the title
Estimate: £180/250
Although a painting, this early engraving is at Lord's, Hayman's original painting, which was hung in a supper box at Vauxhall Gardens, has been lost. Despite the lack of genuine resemblance, the wicket-keep has traditionally been identified with William Hogarth who planned the decoration of Vauxhall Gardens with Hayman. The engraving was first issued on 4 April 1743 with the title "Cricket" and two accompanying stanzas of verse
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'Cricket at White Conduit House, Islington'. Three small original engravings showing the game being played. The first with title 'Representation of the Noble Game of Cricket as played in the celebrated Cricket Field near White Conduit House' Noble Sculp c1787, the second one, 'Cricket played by the Gentlemen's Club White Conduit House, Islington' c1784. Printed and sold by Carington Bowles of London (one of six prints of Manly Recreation, as practised in public places in and around London. Book 12 and the third entitled 'White Conduit House, near Islington. The three mounted, framed and glazed together. The frame measures 13"x23". Some age toning and odd minor stain otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/400
To the back of the frame is a label stating that 'Cricket at White Conduit House. Bought off Mr James Falcke, Wigmore Street, June 27th 1934' and a further label stating that Miss Diana Rait-Kerr bought the frame of three engravings from 'Towner Art Gallery of Eastbourne' for £65, the label appears to be 1960's
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Lot 352
'The Eleven of England that beat Thirty Three of Norfolk in one innings & thirteen runs. July 17th 1797 & two following days'. Original engraving showing the match in progress. G. Shepheard and J. Dadley '. The engraving framed and glazed. Overall measures 15"x13". Staining to entire image hence the estimate. A rare engraving
Estimate: £300/400
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Lot 353
'Portraits of Alfred Mynn, Esqr. and N. Felix Esqr. taken just previous to their playing the return single match for the Championship of England at Bromley, Kent. Septr. 29th 1846'. Large excellent lithograph of the two players, one holding a bat, the other a ball after Nicholas Felix, drawn on stone by C. Cousens and printed by C. Graf. Published by Bailey Brothers of Cornhill. Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 17"x23". Some age toning and light staining to image otherwise in good condition. A rare image
Estimate: £500/800
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'Louis Busiere. Portrait of Lewis Cage standing in a landscape, holding cricket bat and standing next to stumps and ball'. Coloured mezzotint published by Henry Graves, London, 1929 and signed 'L. Busiere' to lower right border. 'Print Sellers Association Blindstamp' to corner. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 23.5"x32". Some foxing spots to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
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'The Cricket Boy'. Eleanor Milner (1860-1953) after Thomas Gainsborough. mezzotint, published by G.C. Klackner, 1922, 18.75 by 13.75ins. (47.6 b. Coloured mezzotint published by G.C. Klackner, London 1922, and signed 'Elenor Milner' to lower right border. 'Print Sellers Association Blindstamp' to corner. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 22.5"x29". Minor soiling to mount to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
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'To the Earl of March, the subscribers and Cricketers of Sussex. This print of the late Daniel King is dedicated by permission, By their humble servant John Lush' 'Sharp, Litho, Gerrard Street, London' c1836. Extremely rare large coloured lithograph of Daniel King standing full length in cricketing clothes, complete with cravat and top hat, taking guard in front of three stumps, with Goodwood House (near Chichester, Sussex) to background, a flag flying above the portico. The image measures 14.25"x19". Mounted, framed and glaze, overall 22.5"x27". Some ground dirt to title otherwise in good condition. Colour bright, a colourful and striking image rarely seen
Estimate: £1000/1500
Daniel King was known to his contemporaries as 'the great cricketer' but it is likely that his exploits on the cricket field would have been long forgotten but for the chance survival of this portrait painted around 1835 and a pocket handkerchief. The handkerchief depicts an adaptation of Hayman's painting 'Cricket in Marylebone Fields and surrounded by the 1744 Laws of the Game. On the back of the frame is a newspaper cutting dated 1869 refers to having seen an old silk handkerchief given by Daniel King to Mr J. Humphrey of Donnington near Chichester in Sussex on his deathbed. The handkerchief was presented to Sussex County Cricket Club at Hove by Mrs Elizabeth Humphrey of Chichester. Daniel King was born in 1784 and first appeared in the local papers as a cricketer of note in 1814. Local newspapers continued to record his prowess and King first appeared in 'Scores & Biographies' in 1822 when he was top scorer for Goodwood, Boxgrove and Hampnett versus Midhurst at Goodwood Park. After a ten year gap he re-appeared in Scores & Biographies' in 1834 at the age of fifty, opening the batting with the Earl of March for Goodwood versus Duncton again at Goodwood Park. He died in 1836 aged 53 and the gentlemen of Chichester, having a short time since, entered into a subscription for the purpose of having his portrait painted, and presenting it to him as a mark of respect. Mr Lush was employed to paint the picture. It is believed that the painting was planned to be presented in the week of his death. The melancholy task was doubtless performed and the widow posses the relic of her lamented partner. John Lush's diary reveals that he was a cricket enthusiast and had almost certainly watched Daniel King play. John Lush painted the original portrait of Daniel King some time in 1835 or 1836. The lithograph of the painting was made by Sharp of Gerard Street, Soho, London soon after. This lithograph appears to be a proof copy, 'Proof' printed to the right hand border to the right of the title

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