Specialist Auction of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks
held on Saturday 26th April 2014
Lot 435. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1897. 34th edition. Original hardback. A rare early hardback edition with excellent bright gilts.
The second issue of the original hardback, which was first introduced in 1896
Hammer price: £13000
Lot 130. Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 1864-2012. The Wisden collection of Derek Underwood, Kent & England 1963-1987. A rare and unique opportunity to purchase a complete run of Wisdens owned by an England Test cricketer and each volume is signed to the title page by Underwood.
Hammer price: £12000
Lot 164. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1936. 73rd edition. Original paper wrappers. Excellent condition with original wrap-around red advertising band, as when originally sold. Never opened.
Hammer price: £420
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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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