Auction of Cricket, Football & Sporting Memorabilia

Held on 9th, 10th and 11th July 2021

Auction highlights:.

Lot Array_lot0763

Lot 763. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1916. 53rd edition. Original paper wrappers. Very good+ condition. Rare war-time edition, rarely seen in this condition.
Estimate £600/800
Hammer price: £800

Lot Array_lot0996

Lot 996. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1995 to 2019. 132nd to 156th edition. Excellent complete run of the de luxe full leather bound limited edition hardback. Gilt lettering and gilt to all page block edges, in slip cases. Each book is numbered limited edition number 99, the 1995 of only 100 copies and the following years of 150 copies produced, each signed by the editor of Wisden in that year.
Estimate £4000/5000
Hammer price: £4400

Lot Array_lot0625

Lot 625. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1879. Willows softback reprint (1991) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 307/1000. Very good condition. From a full run of Willows softback editions 1879 to 1945.
Estimate £60/90
Hammer price: £110

Lot Array_lot0764

Lot 764. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1917. 54th edition. Original paper wrappers. Rare war-time edition.
Estimate £180/250
Hammer price: £180

Lot Array_lot0946

Lot 946. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1896. Willows hardback reprint (1993) in dark brown boards with gilt lettering. Limited edition 458/500. Very good condition. From a full run of Willows hardback editions 1896 to 1945.
Estimate £50/70
Hammer price: £55

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Gordon Phillips, Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2003

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