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

Held on Saturday & Sunday, 13th & 14th May 2017
at The Premier Inn (Fosse Park), Leicester LE3 2FW

Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks on Sunday 14th May, 11am


Lot Array_lot0932

Lot 932. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1898. 35th edition. Original hardback. A rare early hardback edition.

The third issue of the original hardback, which was introduced in 1896
Estimate £5000/7000
Hammer price: £Unsold

Lot Array_lot0952

Lot 952. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1864. 1st edition. Handsomely bound in red moroccan leather, without original paper wrappers, with title and date in gilt to spine.

Very rare first year of issue.
Estimate £4000/6000
Hammer price: £5500

Lot Array_lot0927

Lot 927. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1918. 55th edition. Original hardback. A rare wartime hardback edition with gilts to front board and spine bright. Estimate £2000/3000
Estimate £2000/3000
Hammer price: £2400

Lot Array_lot0948

Lot 948. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1870. 7th Edition. Original paper wrappers, bound in brown/red boards, with titles in gilt to spine.
Estimate £2300/2600
Hammer price: £Unsold

Lot Array_lot0931

Lot 931. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1901. 38th edition. Original hardback. A rare early hardback edition with bright gilts to front board.
Estimate £1800/2500
Hammer price: £1750

"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).

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