Auction of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks, Cricket, Football and Sporting Memorabilia

Held on Saturday & Sunday, 7th & 8th July 2018
at The Premier Inn (Fosse Park), Leicester LE3 2FW

Please note from January 2018 our buyer's premium will be 20% + VAT

Highlights:-

Lot Array_lot1222

Lot 1222. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1897. 34th edition. Original hardback. Very good condition throughout with bright gilt titles. A rare early hardback edition.
Estimate £8000/10000
Hammer price: £10,000


Lot Array_lot1137

Lot 1137. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1882. 19th edition. Original paper wrappers. Generally in very good condition. Rarely seen in this condition.
Estimate £800/1200
Hammer price: £820


Lot Array_lot1039

Lot 1039. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1865. 2nd edition. Bound in light brown boards, lacking original wrappers, with titles in gilt to spine. Very minor age toning to internal pages and light foxing to odd outer page. A rare very early edition.
Estimate £3000/4000
Hammer price: £2600


Lot Array_lot1004

Lot 1004. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1916. 53rd edition. Original paper wrappers. Good/very good condition. Rare war-time edition.
Estimate £300/400
Hammer price: £430


Lot Array_lot1227

Lot 1227. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1918. 55th edition. Original hardback. Good/very good condition. A rare wartime hardback edition.
Estimate £2000/3000
Hammer price: £1900


Lot Array_lot1225

Lot 1225. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1911. 48th edition. Original hardback. Very good condition.
Estimate £600/800
Hammer price: £900


Lot Array_lot1245

Lot 1245. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1941. 78th edition. Original hardback. Only 800 hardback copies were printed in this war year. Very good condition with title gilts very bright. Rare wartime edition.
Estimate £700/1000
Hammer price: £920


"Except for highlight pieces, the dominance of Christies, Sothebys and Bonhams is being eroded by the large, visually appealing and meticulously compiled catalogues from Tim Knight…"

Gordon Phillips, Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2003

Knights are internationally recognised as one of the leading specialist auctioneers of sporting memorabilia and have achieved excellent prices on their sales of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks over the years.

Following highly successful sales of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack we conduct two annual major sales of the Almanack every year, in April and September. Knights travel the country conducting valuations and collecting items for inclusion in our specialist Wisden and general Sporting sales.

We are based in North Norfolk but hold our auctions at the Premier Inn, Leicester Fosse Park, Braunstone Lane East, Leicester, LE3 2FW, a more central location, with easy motorway access. We have also had two auctions in Melbourne, Australia (1996 and 1998).

For free valuations and advice please contact Tim Knight on 01263 768488 or email him at tim@knightswisden.co.uk.

 

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