Autographed Cricket Ephemera

Lot 34:
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M.C.C. Tour of Australia 1928/29. Official 'Orient Line, R.M.S. Otranto' souvenir brochure for the M.C.C. Australian Tour 1928/29'. Decorative covers with M.C.C. colours. To inside pages, pen pictures and biographies of the M.C.C. team, itinerary, fixtures etc. Signed in ink to centre page pen pictures by all eighteen members of the touring party including Chapman, Jardine, Hendren, Hammond, Ames, Leyland, Staples, Geary, Larwood, Sutcliffe, Hobbs etc. Fading to signatures, heavier to some than others. Minor insect damage to covers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £190
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Australia 1934. Official 'Australian XI English Tour 1934 Orient Line R.M.S. Orford' brochure. The brochure is fully and nicely signed in black ink by all eighteen members of the touring party including the management. Signatures include Woodfull, Bradman, Chipperfield, Fleetwood-Smith, Grimmett, McCabe, Ponsford, O'Reilly, Barnett, Darling, Oldfield, Kippax etc. Some soiling and age toning to pictorial wrappers and rusting to staples. Signatures good
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £340
Lot 36:
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M.C.C. tour of Australia 1936/37. Official Orient Line 'S.S. Orion' brochure for the 'M.C.C. tour of Australia 1936/37'. Pictorial colour front cover. With team detail, itinerary, player profile and pen pictures etc to inside pages. Sold with long paper strip nicely signed in ink by all eighteen members of the M.C.C. team. Signatures include Allen, Wyatt, Leyland, Voce, Hammond, Verity, Farnes, Worthington etc. Some foxing and age toning to original card wrappers, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Good signatures
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £180
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'All India Cricket Tour of England 1946'. Official souvenir brochure for the Indian tour of England. Edited by A.W. Simpson. Pictorial covers. Fully signed to inside pen pictures in ink by all sixteen members of the Indian tourists and three of the featured England team. Indian signatures include Pataudi, Modi, Merchant, Mankad, Hazare, Shinde, Amarnath, Nayudu etc. The three England signatures are Hammond, Griffith and Washbrook. Also signed to the last page by Jack Fallows (Captain of Lancashire in 1946) and Tom Dollery (Warwickshire & England 1934-1955). Twenty one signatures in total. Vertical fold, wear, age toning and minor staining to original wrappers, rusting to staple, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £280
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New Zealand tour to England 1949. Narrow paper strip nicely signed in ink by sixteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Hadlee (Captain), Wallace, Smith, Rabone, Cresswell, Reid, Scott, Sutcliffe, Phillips (Manager) etc. Sold with an official brochure for the 1949 New Zealand tour. Pictorial covers. Edited by A.W. Simpson. Also a pirate tour brochure and fixture list, and a printed autograph page of the 1949 touring party. Some faults to the brochures, the signatures in very good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
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West Indies tour of England 1950. 'Cricketers from the West Indies'. Official Playfair tour guide edited by Peter West. Pictorial covers. Very nicely and fully signed in ink to pen pictures by all sixteen members of the team. Signatures include Goddard (Captain), Stollmeyer, Gomez, Christiani, Worrell, Weekes, Walcott, Marshall, Valentine, Ramadhin etc. Slipped in is an original scorecard for the opening match of the 1950 tour, L.C. Stevens' XI v West Indians, The Saffrons, Eastbourne, 24th-25th April 1950. Neat handwritten scores in ink. Some wear to the brochure covers, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £190
Lot 40:
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'Caricatures of the Australian XI. English Tour 1953'. Arthur Mailey. Sydney 1953. Original decorative wrappers. Twelve page tour souvenir with eleven pages of caricatures of all eighteen members of the Australian touring party to England 1953. This copy has been signed in ink with dedication to the inside front cover by Arthur Mailey and dated 1953. Slight fading to the signature. Some wear to original covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £48
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Australia tour to England 1961. Official P&O Orient Lines souvenir tour brochure for the Australian tour of England. Original decorative wrappers. Printed in Sydney. Fully signed in ink to pen pictures by all nineteen members of the Australian touring team including the two officials. Signatures include Benaud, Harvey, Booth, Davidson, Grout, Burge, Gaunt, Grout, Lawry, O'Neill, McKenzie, Simpson etc. Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
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M.C.C. tour to Australia 1974/75. Official souvenir programme published by the New South Wales Cricket Association. Signed to the front cover by the two captains, Mike Denness and Ian Chappell, also to the player pen pictures by all sixteen members of the England touring party, and sixteen members of the Australian team, apparently collected at the fourth Test in Sydney. Signatures include Denness, Edrich, Amiss, Arnold, Greig, Knott, Luckhurst, Willis (England), I. Chappell, O'Keefe, Thomson, Bright, Marsh, Redpath, Walters, Lillee, G. Chappell, Gilmour (Australia) etc. Additionally signed throughout by various officials, former players and journalists including Alan Richardson who wrote the introduction, Alec Bedser (Tour Manager), A.C. Smith (Assistant Manager), Bernie Thomas (physio), Charlie Grimmett, Keith Miller, Jim Swanton, Jack Fingleton, Lindsay Hassett, Ken Barrington, Bill O'Reilly, Bert Oldfield, Leslie Ames, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Leo O'Brien, Colin McDonald etc. Over sixty signatures in total. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £240
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India tour to England 1952. Official folding menu for the Northern Cricket Society 'Dinner in honour of the Indian Cricketers' held at the Guildford Hotel, Leeds, 6th June 1952. Very nicely signed in ink to the centre pages by twenty three attendees including members of the Indian touring party and England Test players. Players' signatures include Hutton (Captain), May, Compton, Graveney, Watkins, Jenkins, Laker, Bedser and Trueman (England ), Hazare (Captain), Sarwate, Umrigar, Ghulam Ahmed etc (India). Others include Wilfred Rhodes, Rex Alston, Lord Mayor of Leeds, Sir William Worsley etc. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £95
The dinner was held on the evening of the second day's play of the first Test at Headingley, 5th-9th June 1952. England won by seven wickets
Lot 44:
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M.C.C. tour to Australia 1950/51. Official souvenir programme for the M.C.C. tour to Australia 1950/51 edited by E.W. Murphy, published by the New South Wales Cricket Association. Signed in pencil to the inside rear autographs page by fourteen members of the M.C.C. touring party. Signatures are Compton, Bailey, Hutton, Wright, Hollies, McIntyre, Berry, Simpson, Dewes, Sheppard, Bedser, Evans, Green and Nash (Managers). Original wrappers detached and split with old tape repair to spine, stain to front wrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
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'Benson & Hedges Bicentennial Test Match Dinner 1988'. Official programme/ menu and ticket for the Dinner held at The Roundhouse, University of N.S.W., Sydney on the 2nd February 1988. The programme/dinner menu signed to 'Autographs' page by eight current and former players, including Don Bradman, May, Insole, A. Bedser, Harvey, Benaud, Boon and Dexter. Also signed by Bob Hawke, Australian Prime Minister, and Michael Parkinson. Also four signatures to the Australian 'Living Legends' pen pictures of Arthur Morris, Keith Miller, Ray Lindwall and Lindsay Hassett. Fourteen signatures in total. Sold with an official folding scorecard for the match with handwritten scores, and official brochure. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
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'The 1950's Reunion Test Match. Old England XI v Old Australian XI' 1980. Sheet comprising twenty one signatures including players who took part in the match played at Everdon Hall, 31st August 1980. Players' signatures include Gil Langley, Dave Cowper, Brian Taber, Doug Walters (signed twice), Godfrey Evans, Neil Harvey, Fred Titmus, Ian Craig, Frank Tyson (to verso), Jackie McGlew (South Africa), the umpires, Egar and Elliott etc. Sold with an official scorecard for the match with handwritten scores and alterations. Also an official programme for a charity match played at Sleaford v A World XI, 18th July 1989 with eleven signatures including Chris Broad, Franklyn Stephenson, Mudassar Nazar, Martin Crowe, Mark Greatbach, Derek Randall etc. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
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South Africa tour to England 1935. Official souvenir brochure for the South African tour of England in 1935. Compiled by A.W. Simpson. Decorative covers. Signed to pen pictures by fourteen playing members of the touring party. Signatures nicely signed in ink are Wade (captain), Cameron, Mitchell, Siedle, Dalton, Bell, Crisp, Nourse, Vincent, Viljoen, Rowan, Tomlinson, Williams and Langton. Lacking the signatures of Balaskas and the Manager, Snooke. Rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170
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Hampshire C.C.C. and Southampton Football Club 1947. Unusual original 'Autographed Souvenir' folding card for the 'Sportsmen's Ball, Hampshire County Cricket Club Fund' held at the Guildhall, Southampton, 22nd April 1947. The front cover with printed titles and caricatures of various sportsmen including cricketer, tennis player, footballers, swimmer, boxers etc. Nicely signed to the centre pages in ink by eighteen Hampshire cricketers and seventeen Southampton footballers. Cricketers' signatures include Eager, Herman, Bailey, Knott, Arnold, McCorkell, Holt, Rogers, Heath etc. Also signed by S.J. Staples (Nottinghamshire & England 1920-1934) who coached Hampshire 1939-1948. Southampton footballers' signatures include Ted Bates, Dodgin, Warhurst, Webber, Horsfall, Rochford, Day, Smith, Lewis, Roper etc. Also includes the signature of Alf Ramsey who played for Southampton between 1946-1949. Some light wear and ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 49:
Lot 49
William Gilbert Grace, Gloucestershire, London County & England 1870-1908. Handwritten postcard from Grace to Frank Richardson of Clifton with note 'Dear Richardson, I should advise you to get new ones, as used balls are generally no use. Yours Truly W.G. Grace'. The postcard dated 13th August 1893. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £175
Frank Richardson was the son of Charles Richardson, the famous engineer who amongst other achievements was in charge of the building of the Severn Tunnel in its earlier stages. He also having a love for cricket made the first cricket bat with a cane-spliced handle and invented and made a catapult for bowling a cricket ball
Lot 50:
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William Gilbert Grace, Gloucestershire, London County & England 1870-1908. One page handwritten letter on Gloucestershire C.C.C. letterhead from Grace to Welch, the letter dated 4th June 1890. Grace states 'Dear Welch, Your letter was sent in to me, and I mislaid it. I am awfully sorry I forgot it, but I have no doubt you will get together a good team. Hoping you will win the match. Believe me. Yours truly. W.G. Grace'. The letter with folds and a little age toning to edges otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £340
Lot 51:
Lot 51
William Gilbert Grace, Gloucestershire, London County & England 1870-1908. Excellent bold ink signature of Grace signed to paper piece and laid down to larger page. Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 9.75"x12". Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £190
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Lot 52
W.G. Grace. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Grace to 'Dear Captain Seton', dated 4th January 1906. Written on London County Cricket Club, Crystal Palace, headed notepaper, Grace writes declining 'your invitation for Tuesday. Harry Luff wrote me a line yesterday about going with you, I told him I was sorry I could not go'. Signed 'W.G. Grace. Previously sold as lot 372 by Christie's in October 1987. The letter, with heavy horizontal fold, is laid down to a larger unevenly trimmed page. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £180
Mr. Henry (Harry) Luff was the proprietor of Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack and of the firm of Messrs John Wisden of 8 Cranbourn Street 1884-1910. He died on July 18th 1910
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Lot 53
W.G. Grace. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Grace to 'Mr. Harris', dated 21st September 1906. Written on London County Cricket Club, Crystal Palace, headed notepaper, Grace writes to 'acknowledge receipt of £2 for the groundsman fund' and hopes the correspondent 'will join our club and make lots of runs for us', closing by wishing a 'pleasant voyage home'. Very nicely signed 'W.G. Grace'. Previously sold as lot 107 by Christie's in November 1990. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £320
Lot 54:
Lot 54
W.G. Grace. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Grace to J.C. Robertson, dated 10th September 1899, on London County Cricket Club, Crystal Palace, headed notepaper. The interesting content relates to the interpretation of the Laws of Cricket. Grace writes, 'Your argument re [the] umpire giving the striker out is wrong. The fact of the ball passing through the wicket does not make it dead. Supposing what you say should happen, if no one appealed for the run out, the striker would be out for the catch'. Nicely signed 'W.G. Grace'. On the third page of the letter is a clarification of the scenario handwritten in ink by Robertson, dated 11th September 1899, 'The point submitted to Dr. G. for opinion was this: The striker returned a hot catch to the bowler; the ball passed through his hands, which diverted it to the non-striker's wicket, knocking the bails off, and, without touching the ground, lodged in a fielder's hands as a catch. The non-striker being out of his ground when the ball broke his wicket, I argued that the non-striker was ipso facto out, and the ball dead; and that consequently the umpire was wrong'. Also included is an original press cutting from the June 1982 issue of 'The Cricketer', submitted by the commentator, Max Robertson, grandson of J.C. Robertson, in which the contents of the letter are discussed, and Grace's verdict deemed correct. Previously sold as lot 211 by Phillips in April 1995. Light folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £280
Lot 55:
Lot 55
William Gilbert Grace. Gloucestershire, London County & England 1865-1908. Original plain postcard from Grace, postmarked 18th September 1906, addressed to W.G. Gale at an address in South Norwood, London. 'Can you bowl on Saturday at the [Crystal] Palace at 3 o'clock against Wells Park. Come if possible'. Nicely signed 'W.G. Grace'. No record of Gale or the match can be found. Previously sold as lot 370 in the Christie's sale of 9th October 1987. The postcard in fragile condition with loss to one corner, tears, three small holes and ageing
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £150
Lot 56:
Lot 56
Thomas William Garrett. New South Wales & Australia 1876-1898. Excellent ink signature of Garrett, signed 'T.W. Garrett' on paper piece, light fold. A rare signature from a member of the first Australian touring party to England. This signature accompanied the letter sent by Garrett, on 'Christie & Berne, Solicitors of Sydney' headed paper, to a Mr Swabey dated October 1931, it is referred to in the contents of the letter and sold as lot 59 in Knights November 2017 auction. There were two signatures enclosed with the letter, both with light fold, and the first individual signature was sold as lot 143 in our March 2018 auction, this example is the second and final signature sent with the letter. A copy of the lot descriptions from the November 2017 and March 2018 auctions are printed below for customer reference. Very good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £650
Lot 59. 'One page handwritten letter on 'T.W. Garrett. Christie & Berne, Solicitors of Sydney' headed paper and dated 7th October 1931 to a Mr Swabey with good cricket content, the letter reads '...It is very gratifying to find that I am not altogether forgotten in England. As you say I am to be congratulated on being in good health after so many years- as a matter of fact Jack Blackham and I are the only survivors of the first Australian XI and Jack is still well and just as interested in cricket as the youngest- although he is four years older than me- I enclose an autograph as you request'. Nicely signed 'your sincerely T.W. Garrett'. Light folds otherwise in very good condition. A rare letter from a member of the first Australian touring party to England'. Knights Auction November 2017'.

Lot 143. Thomas William Garrett. New South Wales & Australia 1876-1898. Excellent ink signature of Garrett, signed 'T.W. Garrett' and with 'Australian XI 1878' beneath on paper piece, light fold. A rare signature from a member of the first Australian touring party to England. This signature accompanied the letter sent by Garrett, on 'Christie & Berne, Solicitors of Sydney' headed paper, to a Mr Swabey dated October 1931, it is referred to in the contents of the letter and sold as lot 59 in Knights November 2017 auction. A copy of the lot description from the November auction is printed below for customer reference. Very good condition.

Tom Garrett is listed as player/cap number four in the list of Australian Test players and played in nineteen Test matches for Australia and toured England on three occasions, 1878, 1882 and 1886. His most successful tour being the 1882 series where he took 118 wickets at 14.35 in first class matches. He played in the first Test match played in Melbourne, Australia in March 1877
Lot 57:
Lot 57
Bert Oldfield. New South Wales & Australia 1919-1938. 'Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London letterhead, boldly and very nicely signed in ink and dated 1938 by Oldfield. Folds, adhesive marks to verso otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £22
Lot 58:
Lot 58
Arthur George Paul. Lancashire 1889-1900. Excellent ink signature of Paul on small card laid down to sheet. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £75
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Cricket autographs 1950s-1960s. Brown autograph album comprising an excellent selection of approx. one hundred autographs of Test, County and international cricketers for the period. Notable signatures include Duke of Norfolk, Keith Miller, Pat Crawford, Neil Harvey, Graham McKenzie, Peter Burge (Australia), Basil Butcher, Lance Gibbs, Denis Atkinson, Roy Marshall, Conrad Hunte, Charlie Griffith (West Indies), Surendranath, M.L. Jaisimha, Ghulam Ahmed, Polly Umrigar, Pankaj Roy, C.D. Gopinath, Vijay Hazare, C.K. Nayudu (India), Bill Bowes, Derek Shackleton, Raman Subba Row, Alan Brown, Alan Oakman, Denis Compton, Brian Close, Fred Trueman, Fred Titmus, Godfrey Evans, Len Hutton, Ken Barrington, F.R. Brown, Peter May, Doug Wright, Colin Cowdrey(England), Jackie McGlew (South Africa), Hanif Mohammad, Javed Burki (Pakistan) etc. Some wear to the album, odd page detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £200
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Australia tour to England 1930. Autograph album dated 1933 including ten signatures in ink of the 1930 Australian touring party. The signatures on individual pieces laid down with cutting image of the featured player. Signatures are Wall, Fairfax, Hurwood, Bradman, Kippax, McCabe, Hornibrook, Oldfield, Walker and Woodfull. Also includes county signatures on pages extracts or pieces laid down, some signed to the page, for teams from the 1933 season. Teams are Nottinghamshire, 15 signatures including Walker, Voce, J. Gunn, Wass, Iremonger, Carr, Payton, G. Gunn, Whysall etc. Kent, twelve signatures of Legge, Hardinge, Woolley, Freeman, Ashdown, Ames, Chapman etc. Sussex, eleven including Gilligan, Tate, Parks, Cornford, Bowley, James Langridge, Duleepsinhji etc. Surrey eleven including Fender, Brooks, Gover, Ducat, Barling, Sandham, Jeacock, Hobbs etc. Warwickshire three of Hill, Wyatt and Foster. Essex nine including Smith, O'Connor, Cutmore, G.F. Eastman, L.C. Eastman, Hipkin etc. Previously sold as lot 96 in the Christie's sale of 25th September 1992. Odd page detached or with old tape repair, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £220
Lot 61:
Lot 61
Arthur Edward Robert Gilligan. Cambridge University, Surrey, Sussex & England 1919-1932. Small card signed in pencil by Gilligan and the cartoonist, F.H. Cumberworth. The signatures laid down to board in a card mount below a newspaper cutting (assumed to be from the News Chronicle) of a cartoon with the title, 'Cumberworth's Sidelights on a Country Cricket Match' which features players, the pavilion and highlights of a match played at Headley United Cricket Club (Surrey). Players featured include the captain, George Packham, and umpire, George Worsfold. A local history of the village of Castor near Peterborough describes a 'celebrity visit' of Gilligan and Cumberworth in 1934 'to feature that day's match for the News Chronicle', but there is no obvious connection between the Castor and Headley clubs. Overall 11"x8". G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £18
Lot 62:
Lot 62
Levi George Wright. Derbyshire 1883-1909. Small printed card of a mono photograph of Wright in batting pose in the nets. Signed in ink to the card by Wright. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £48
Lot 63:
Lot 63
Cricket signatures 1920s-1950s. Twenty eight signatures in ink and pencil, on small pages, pieces etc. Signatures in ink include G.M. Lee, C. Gladwin (Derbyshire), C.N. Woolley (Gloucestershire), F.M. Sibbles (Lancashire), F.J. Durston, J.M. Sims, W.J. Edrich (Middlesex), B.W. Bellamy, F.R. Brown (Northamptonshire), A.V. Bedser, E.A. Bedser, J.B. Hobbs (Surrey), W.L. Cornford, A.F. Wensley (Sussex), J.H. Parsons (Warwickshire), C.J. Lyttelton (Worcestershire), H. Sutcliffe (Yorkshire) etc. Some nice signatures. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 64:
Lot 64
Ernest Harry Killick. Sussex 1893-1913. Signature in ink of Killick on piece laid down to small card. Slight smudging to signature otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 65:
Lot 65
George Ernest Tyldesley. Lancashire & England 1909-1936. Lovely large ink signature of Tyldesley on piece. Sold with an original sepia press photograph of Tyldesley batting for England v Australia at The Oval in 1921, having been hit on the neck by a delivery from Gregory. Central News. 8.5"x6.5". G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £48
Lot 66:
Lot 66
Lancashire C.C.C. 1920s. Nine good signatures in ink of Lancashire players, each on individual cards or pieces laid down to two sheets with printed team photographs to centre. Signatures are C. Hallows, R. Tyldesley, F. Watson, M. Taylor, E. Tyldesley, H. Makepeace (two signatures), W. Farrimond and E. McDonald. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £80
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Lancashire C.C.C. 1933. Eight excellent signatures in ink of members of the 1933 Lancashire team, each on individual piece laid down to sheet with printed team photograph to the centre. Signatures are W. Horrocks, A. Bennett, L Hopwood, F. Booth, J. Iddon, F. Watson, L. Parkinson and G. Duckworth. Sold with four nice signatures in ink of Nottinghamshire players 1930's on pieces laid down to one sheet. Signatures are H. Butler, A. Staples, J. Hardstaff Jnr. and B. Lilley. Also the ink signature of W. Copson (Derbyshire) on piece. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £48
Lot 68:
Test match signatures. Selection of individual players signatures on postcards, first day cover, menu, white cards etc. Signatures include Bradman, Wyatt, Cyril Walters, Cecil Parkin, Imran Khan, Botham, Sobers, D.C.H. Townsend, Harold Larwood etc. Also two postcards signed by former Prime Minister John Major. Qty 12. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
Lot 69:
Lot 69
Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1950s-1980s. Forty signatures in ink of Gloucestershire cricketers signed to postcards, cards, pieces laid down, cuttings, official portrait photographs etc. Some signed in later years. Signatures include D.A. Allen, A.E. Wilson, C.A. Milton, A.W. Stovold, R.C. Russell, Zaheer Abbas, M.J. Proctor, D.A. Graveney, D.R. Shepherd, B.Y. Meyer, T.W. Graveney etc. Odd duplication. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 70:
Lot 70
Kent C.C.C. 1930s-1980s. Twenty nine signatures in ink of Kent cricketers signed to postcards, cards, pieces laid down, cuttings, official mono and colour portrait photographs etc. Signatures include M.C. Cowdrey, A.G.E. Ealham, Asif Iqbal, R.A. Woolmer, D.V.P. Wright, F. Ridgway, A.E. Fagg, C. Lewis, D.G. Ufton, P.H. Jones, G.W. Johnson etc. Some duplication. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
Lot 71:
Lot 71
Leicestershire C.C.C. 1950s-1980s. Ten signatures in ink of Leicestershire cricketers signed to postcards, photographs etc. Signatures are M.R. Hallam, C.T. Spencer, R.J. Barratt, D.I. Gower (two signatures), R.W. Tolchard, N.E. Briers, C.H. Palmer, G. Lester and B.S. Boshier. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £28
Lot 72:
Lot 72
Middlesex C.C.C. 1960s-1990s. Twenty two signatures in ink of Middlesex cricketers signed to postcards, trade cards, photographs, pieces etc. Signatures include J.M. Brearley, R.O. Butcher, M.W.W. Selvey, D.L. Haynes, M.W. Gatting, I.J. Gould, N.G. Featherstone, K.P. Tomlins, P.H. Edmonds, J.E. Emburey, C.R. Cook, S.P. Hughes, C.T. Radley, G.D. Barlow and A.R.C. Fraser. Some duplication. Also includes a Middlesex C.C.C. County Champions 1993 phone card in official folder. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 73:
Lot 73
Northamptonshire C.C.C. 1950s-1990s. Sixteen signatures in ink of Northamptonshire cricketers signed to postcards, trade cards, photographs, pieces etc. Signatures are L.A. Johnson, J.S. Manning, J.D.F. Larter, R.J. Bailey, W. Larkins, N.A. Mallender, A.J. Lamb, Kapil Dev, D.J. Capel, R.J. Boyd-Moss, G. Cook, A.J. Durose and B.J.Griffiths. Some duplication. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 74:
Lot 74
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1950s-1990s. Thirty two signatures in ink of Nottinghamshire cricketers signed to postcards, trade cards, photographs, pieces etc. Signatures include M.J. Smedley, I.J. Davison, D.W. Randall, P.A. Wilkinson, A. Gill, H.M. Winfield, G. Millman, E.E. Hemmings, G.W. Mike, B.N. French, F.D. Stephenson, R.T. Robinson, B.C. Broad, M. Hendrick, M. Newell etc. Odd duplication. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 75:
Lot 75
County signatures 1950s-1990s. Thirty five signatures in ink of cricketers signed to postcards, trade cards, photographs, pieces etc. Good Lancashire and Hampshire interest. Signatures include C.H. Lloyd, Gehan Mendis, R. Tattersall, D.P. Hughes, D. Lloyd, J. Simmons (Lancashire), C.G. Greenidge, M.D. Marshall, T.E. Jesty, D.R. Turner, T.M. Tremlett, C.L. Smith, N.E.J. Pocock, M.C.J. Nicholas (Hampshire), B.C. Rose, D.J. Foster, R.J. Harden, E.Langford, R. Virgin (Somerset) etc. Odd duplication. Also includes unsigned official team photograph postcards of Surrey 1934, Australians in England 1934, South Africans in England 1935 etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
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'A Galaxy of Stars'. A large and nicely presented album comprising approximately two hundred signatures of Test cricketers from the 1940s to 1990s, each on individually signed white cards laid down. The signatures apparently collected in 1980s-1990s. Ninety seven signatures are laid down with accompanying colour or mono copy photograph of the featured player. Signatures with photograph include Don Bradman, Richie Benaud, Greg Chappell, Allan Border (Australia), Colin Cowdrey, Ray Illingworth, Mike Brearley, Peter May, Ted Dexter, Ian Botham, Graham Gooch, David Gower, Tom Graveney, Mike Gatting, Bob Willis, John Snow, Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Fred Trueman (England), Richard Hadlee, Geoff Howarth, Lance Cairns (New Zealand), Garry Sobers, Everton Weekes, Clyde Walcott, Rohan Kanhai, Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Richie Richardson, Malcolm Marshall (West Indies), Mohammad Azharruddin, Sunil Gavaskar (India), Trevor Goddard, Eddie Barlow, Allan Donald, Kepler Wessels (South Africa), Javed Miandad (Pakistan) etc. Previously sold as lot 83 in the Christie's sale of November 1993. VG
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £360
Lot 77:
Lot 77
Test cricketers. Two small autograph albums, both labelled 'Centenary Test 1980, Lord's, England v Australia', comprising an excellent selection of approx. one hundred and twenty signatures in ink of former and current Test players collected at the Centenary Test at Lord's in 1980. No duplicates. Signatures include Sandham, Voce, Chipperfield, Cowper, Morris, A'Beckett, May, Hampshire, Graveney, Hassett, Hardstaff, Ames, Doggart, Swetman, Bowes, Cartwright, Titmus, Barlow, Simpson, Gover, Misson, Redpath, Veivers, M. Stewart, Barrington, Gleeson, D'Oliveira, Tyson, Trueman, Ponsford, Benaud, Wyatt, Yardley, Warr, O'Reilly, Miller, Trueman, Illingworth, Cozier, Compton etc. The majority of pages signed individually back to back. Good signatures in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £130
Lot 78:
Lot 78
England Test cricketers 1940s-2000s. Album comprising forty signatures of England Test players, each signed individually to white card with the odd signed cutting. Each card annotated with the location and date the signature was acquired. Signatures include Ken Cranston, John Jameson, Jim McConnon, Alan Smith, Don Wilson Bill Athey, David Capel, Paul Collingwood, Neil Fairbrother, Ashley Giles, Graham Gooch, Simon Jones, Devon Malcolm, Gladstone Small, Bob Taylor, Michael Vaughan etc. No duplicates. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 79:
Lot 79
South Africa, Australia and New Zealand Test cricketers 1940s-2000s. Album comprising fifty nine signatures of South Africa (Qty 22), Australia (16) and New Zealand (21) Test players, each signed individually to white card with one official photograph. Each card annotated with the location and date the signature was acquired. Signatures include Barlow, Cook, Cullinan, Donald, Gibbs, Rhodes, Richards, Proctor, Kallis (South Africa), Brown, Healy, Jones, Kasprowicz, Rackemann, Simpson (Australia), Bracewell, C. Cairns, M. Crowe, Fleming, Greatbach, Morrison, Rutherford, Wright, Hadlee (New Zealand) etc. No duplicates. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Lot 80:
Lot 80
India Test cricketers 1950s-1990s. Album comprising ten signatures of India Test players, each signed individually to white card. Each card annotated with the location and date the signature was acquired. Signatures are Dilip Doshi, Farouk Engineer, Sunil Gavaskar, Narendra Hirwani, Anil Kumble, Sanjay Manjrekar, Ravi Shastri, Javagal Srinath, Dilip Vengsarkar and Srinivas Venkataraghavan. No duplicates. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 81:
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Pakistan and Sri Lanka Test cricketers 1950s-2000s. Album comprising ten signatures of Pakistan Test players and seven of Sri Lanka, each signed individually to white card. Each card annotated with the location and date the signature was acquired. Pakistan signatures are Intikhab Alam, Alimuddin, Mushtaq Ahmed, Saeed Anwar, Moin Khan, Shahid Mahmood, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Saeed, Aamer Sohail and Waqar Younis. Sri Lanka signatures are Saliya Ahangama, Roy Dias, Aravinda de Silva, Brendon Kuruppu, Ruchira Perera, Arjuna Ranatunga and Athula Samarasekera. No duplicates. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 82:
Lot 82
West Indies Test cricketers 1950s-2000s. Album comprising forty one signatures of West Indies Test players, each signed individually to white card (three photographs). Each card annotated with the location and date the signature was acquired. Signatures include Winston Benjamin, Ian Bishop, Jeff Dujon, Chris Gayle, Gordon Greenidge, Wes Hall, Roger Harper, Desmond Haynes, Jackie Hendriks, Michael Holding, Carl Hooper, Alin Kallicharran, Clive Lloyd, Richie Richardson, Reg Scarlett, Cammie Smith, Clyde Walcott, Courtney Walsh etc. No duplicates. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
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Kent C.C.C. Black file comprising a good selection of Kent related ephemera, mainly modern, including autograph sheets, programmes, annual reports, photographs, scorecards, letters, tickets, press articles, obituaries etc. Signed items include an official sheet for the Doug Wright Benefit Fund very nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the 1950 Kent team. Signatures include Clark (Captain), Ames, Fagg, Wright, Todd, Ridgway, Edrich, Dovey etc. Also an official printed photograph of Wright in his benefit year. Benson & Hedges Cup Final 1992 signed teamsheet (lacking the Captain, Mark Benson). A 1974 Canterbury Cricket Week scorecard signed by Frank Woolley. Scorecard for Surrey v Kent 1998, signed by Carl Hooper (seven wickets). 'The History of Kent Cricket 1946-1963 Appendix "H"' etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £100
Lot 84:
Lot 84
Test Captains 1990s/2000s. Page signed in ink by sixteen former Test captains. Signatures are Sourav Ganguly, Mohammad Azharuddin, Raul Dravid (India), Saeed Anwar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Moin Khan (Pakistan), Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Shaun Pollock (South Africa), Marcus Trescothick (England), Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting (Australia) etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 85:
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Test signatures 1930s-1980s. A selection of over seventy mainly English Test players' signatures on an assortment of labels, cards, pieces, cuttings etc. England signatures, the majority signed in later years, include Cyril Washbrook, Colin Cowdrey, C.J. Barnett, Maurice Allom, Arthur Mitchell, Hopper Levett, Jack Young, Leslie Townsend, Buddy Oldfield, Jack Robertson, Joe Hardstaff junior, Denis Compton, Tommy Mitchell, Gilbert Parkhouse, Godfrey Evans, David Gower, Ian Botham, Tony Greig, Len Hutton, R.E.S. Wyatt, Graham Gooch, Roly Jenkins etc. Includes a signed official benefit year printed photograph of Doug Wright. Others include Don Bradman, Lindsay Hassett, Greg Chappell, Allan Border, Richard Hadlee and Faoud Bacchus. Some duplication. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £140
Lot 86:
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Australia Test cricketers. Nineteen signatures of Australian Test cricketers each individually signed to small white card. Seventeen cards with printed Australian emblem and 'Australian Cricket Team', two printed 'Famous Cricketers'. Signatures are Richie Benaud, Allan Border, Bill Lawry, Bob Simpson, Steve Waugh (two signatures), Geoff Lawson, Rod Marsh, Ian Chappell, Greg Chappell, Sam Loxton, Neil Harvey, Peter Burge, Alan Davidson, Bill Brown, Ian Craig, Geoff Marsh, Mark Taylor and Dean Jones. Good signatures. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 87:
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England, West Indies and Pakistan Test Cricketers. Twenty eighty white signatures of Test cricketers, each individually signed to small white card. Fourteen cards with printed England emblem and 'England Test Players', sixteen printed with 'Famous Cricketers'. 'England Test Players' signatures are Gooch, Foster, Denness, DeFreitas, Gatting, Graveney, Mann, Small, K. Taylor, Knott, Underwood, Tavare, R. Smith and Snow. 'Famous Cricketers' are Cowdrey, Trueman, Close, C. Broad, Emburey, French (England), Wasim Akram (Pakistan), Ambrose, Bishop, Harper, Haynes, Logie, Holding and Marshall (West Indies). VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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International men's and women's cricket signatures 1930s-2010s. File comprising seventy mainly modern signatures of international cricketers on an assortment of cards, pieces, postcards etc. Australian men include Benaud, Gilchrist, Agar, Hazlewood, Gillespie, Law, Mallett, Khawaja, McKenzie, McGrath, Siddle, Walker, Zampa, Wood etc. Australian women include Gardner, Bolton, Haynes, Carey, Jones, Healy, Kimmince, Jonassen, Perry, Mooney etc. Also Engineer, Kaif (India), Wright, Brownlee (New Zealand), Goodwin (Zimbabwe), Mushtaq Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan), Nourse, de Bruyn, Harmer, Nel (South Africa), Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £42
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England men's and women's cricket signatures 1950s-2010s. White file comprising approx. one hundred and twenty mainly modern signatures of international men and women cricketers on an assortment of cards, pieces, postcards etc. Men's signatures include Hutton, May, Lewis, Wilson, Insole, Illingworth, Amiss, Boycott, Bird, Knott, Edrich, Dexter, Graveney, Grieg, Brearley, Close, Emburey, Gooch, Gower, Gatting, French, Russell, Cook, Collingwood, Swann etc. Women include Knight, Beaumont, Brunt, Elwiss, Hartley, Marsh, Sciver, Shrubsole, Taylor, Wyatt, Ecclestone, Edwards, Greenway etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 90:
Lot 90
County signatures. File comprising three album pages for Glamorgan c.1951, nine signatures including Emrys Davies, Montgomery, Clift, Shepherd, Shaw, Muncer, Wooller etc. Somerset c.1951, eleven signatures including Rogers, Gimblett, Hazell, Tremlett, Stephenson, Angell, Buse etc. Lancashire c.1953, nine signatures including Berry, Whiteley, Marner, Edrich, Grieves, Statham, Tattersall etc. Also an official autograph sheet for the Sussex 1986 team signed by fifteen players including Barclay, Imran Khan, C. Wells, A. Wells, Reeve, Moores etc. and a printed Kent sheet. Sold with 'The Lord's Taverners Fifty Greatest' hardback with dustwrapper, with five copy bookplate prints signed by Godfrey Evans, Alan Davidson, Mike Proctor, Richard Hadlee and Andy Roberts. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 91:
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International Test and County signatures 1930s onwards. Forty five signatures in ink signed to white cards, some on piece laid down, postcards etc. Earlier signatures include R. Swetman, A. Bedser, P. Holmes, B. Statham. P. Loader, H. Levett, C. Palmer, D. Brookes, D. Kenyon, B. Griffith, W. Place (England), G. Tribe, P. Burge (Australia), E. Rowan, P. Winslow (South Africa), P. Joshi, B. Divecha, G. Ramchand (India), A. MacGibbon, F.B. Smith, J. Hayes (New Zealand), Mahmood Hussain (Pakistan), J. Cameron, I. Madray (West Indies) etc. Includes three signed Classic Cricket Cards 'International Cricketers' postcard series of C. Lewis (no. 30), Usman Afzaal (no. 287) and Andre Adams (no. 308). G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 92:
Lot 92
Sussex C.C.C. 1900s-1990s. Blue file comprising a good selection of cigarette and trade cards, cuttings, official player photographs, postcards, match tickets, signed cards, historical booklet, magazines etc. Contents include signed player portrait photographs including Aamer Khan, H. Greenfield etc. Early mono postcards of the Sussex team c. 1904, Ranjitsinhji (Hawkins), A.E. Relf (T.G. Foster), another of Relf, also Killick (Bowden Bros). Sussex County Cricket Annual 1938. Official scorecards for the NatWest Trophy match, Sussex v Hampshire 7th July 1993 signed by Smith (123) and Athey (107). Sussex v Durham at Horsham, 19th-22nd June 1992, signed by Pigott and Salisbury. Signed white cards include Moores, Suttle, Graves, Goodwin, Marler, Umar Rashid, Knight, Hall etc. Overall in good condition. Sold with 'The Book of Cricket', edited by Jim Parks. First edition, London 1962. Original hardback with good dustwrapper. Twenty three signatures to front endpaper and throughout including A. Bedser, L. Hutton, L. Lenham, K. Barrington, J.T. Murray, B. Knight, E.R. Dexter, J. Parks, P.B.H. May, E. Bedser, M. Stewart, F. Worrell etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
Lot 93:
Lot 93
Test and county signatures 1930s-1980s. A good selection of over sixty signed magazine and newspaper cuttings, pieces etc. Earlier signatures include A. Morris (Australia), A. Matheson (New Zealand), Mushtaq Mohammad (Pakistan), E.L. Dalton (South Africa), T. Bailey, J.W.A. Stephenson (Essex), W. Wooller (Glamorgan), C. Cowdrey, L. Ames, D. Wright (Kent), B. Statham (Lancashire), F.R. Brown, F. Tyson (Northamptonshire), H. Larwood (Nottinghamshire), A. Wellard (Somerset), J. Hobbs, a. Sandman . Constable, T. Clark. P. May, K. Barrington (Surrey), D. Sheppard, H. Doggart (Sussex), R.E.S. Wyatt, H. Dollery (Warwickshire), N. Yardley, H. Sutcliffe. W. Bowes, L. Hutton (Yorkshire) etc. Sold with an album page signed by eleven members of the 1949 Yorkshire tea including Yardley, Brennan, Hutton, Smithson, Wardle, Close etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £150
Lot 94:
Lot 94
Paul Methuen. M.C.C. 1816. Signed free-front envelope to J. Gooch of Saxlingham, Norwich, dated and sent from 'London, May 23rd 1815'. Signed 'P. Methuen' in black ink. Rare early signature of Methuen who played one first class match for M.C.C. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Paul Methuen was born in Marylebone in 1779 and was a member of Parliament for Wiltshire, he became Lord Methuen in 1838. He died in Westminster 1849
Lot 95:
Lot 95
George Gordon, 9th Marquis of Huntly & Earl of Aboyne. Original two page handwritten letter from Aboyne addressed to Viscount Sidmouth and dated 29th July 1820. Aboyne appears to be seeking 'His Majesty's' permission to ride through the Horse Guards, possibly in relation to the coronation of George IV which took place the following year in 1821. Nicely signed 'Aboyne' in black ink. An early signature of Aboyne, styled Lord Strathavon until 1795 and known as The Earl of Aboyne from 1795-1836, who was a Scottish peer. Small nick to one edge, light adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £30
Gordon was born in 1761 and was a keen cricketer who made four known first class appearances from 1785-1792. He was a member of the White Conduit Club and an early member of M.C.C. but was mainly associated with Surrey. He died in 1853
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Harry Philip Hugh Sharp. Middlesex 1946-1955. Single page handwritten letter from Sharp to 'Dear John [Arlott]'. In the undated letter, written on Middlesex C.C.C. headed paper, Sharp is turning down the 'tempting offer' of a post overseas, 'After some long discussion with my wife... I can't go ahead with anything... My wife and I have far too many ties here to think of settling down out there'. Signed 'Harry Sharp'. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Harry Sharp joined the Lord's ground staff in 1934 and remained as a player, coach and scorer for sixty years until his retirement in 1993. In later years he was an unofficial mentor to Mike Gatting
Lot 97:
Lot 97
Frank Kendon. Writer, poet and academic. Single page handwritten letter from Kendon to John Arlott, dated 13th December 1943. Writing from his office at University Press, Cambridge, Kendon refers to the recently published book of poetry, 'Landmarks', edited by Arlott and G.R. Hamilton. Kendon is pleased Arlott likes the publication, though 'It is war marked; sad not to have a fairer margin, & sadder still to have such part used paper', and provides Arlott with the address in Cambridge of the artist, John Hookam, who produced the front wrapper artwork. Signed 'Frank Kendon'. On the reverse is a list in pencil in Arlott's hand of people who probably had copies sent to them. An interesting letter about Arlott's first published book. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Kendon worked for Cambridge University Press from 1935 to 1954
Lot 98:
Lot 98
Alec Victor Bedser. Surrey & England 1939-1960. One page handwritten letter from Bedser on 'Grand Hotel, Cardiff' headed paper. Bedser recounts his Test bowling record and on Surrey's attempt to win the County Championship for a fifth consecutive time. 'In reply I have taken 236 wickets in Tests including 104 against Australia... The fifth win in the Championship is going to be hard, very hard indeed'. The letter undated but c.1956. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £18
Lot 99:
Lot 99
Test cricketers' signatures 1952. Page on Berners Hotel, London letterhead with fifteen signatures in ink, the majority of former England Test cricketers with names captioned in ink below the signature. Possibly for a dinner given to the Indian tourists in 1952. Signatures include A. Gilligan, P. Chapman, G. Duckworth, L. Ames, G. Allen, P. Warner, E. Holmes, N. Yardley, D. Jardine, F. Fane, H.D.G. Leveson Gower, also F. Worrell (West Indies), V.S. Hazare (India), S. K. Gurunathan (Indian sports journalist) etc. The page partially laid to album page. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £170
Lot 100:
Lot 100
John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Single page handwritten letter from Hobbs on 'Woodthorpe', Clapham Park, London headed paper, dated 16th July 1931. Hobbs is writing to a Mr. Garratt to acknowledge receipt of 'the dozen bronze medals', and records that 'my first mention of cricket is associated with the Guildford Grammar School', which Garratt had attended. Hobbs encloses a photograph of himself, 'but you can easily destroy it if it is in the way'. Nicely signed 'J.B. Hobbs'. Sold with the enclosed original mono photograph of Hobbs walking off the field wearing batting attire, his bat under his arm, with handwritten dedication to Garratt and signed by Hobbs. 5"x7". A nice image. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 101:
Lot 101
F.S. Ashley-Cooper 1924. Single page handwritten letter to 'Dear [James] Thorpe', dated 30th August 1924. Replying from his Milford home to Thorpe's suggestion that he might write a book on Teignbridge C.C. 'on the lines of the Hambledon volume', Ashley-Cooper states he is 'far too busy, and, besides, Ormerod has already dealt with about sixty years of the Club's history... Still somebody with time to spare for the work might well bring out a centenary pamphlet'. Thorpe wrote 'A Cricket Bag', published in 1930. Very nicely signed by Ashley-Cooper. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
Lot 102:
Lot 102
Gerald Brodribb. Handwritten plain pre-paid postcard headed 'From Gerald Brodribb, Canford School, Wimborne, Dorset' to James Coldham in Harrow, postmarked 30th June 1952. Brodribb writes to thank Coldham for information about Cochrane and Sassoon, which would later appear in Brodribb's anthology of cricket verse published in 1953. He also looks forward to meeting Coldham in August, and is pleased he liked 'Next Man In'. Nicely signed 'Gerald Brodribb'. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 103:
Lot 103
Harding Isaac 'Sailor' Young. Essex & England 1898-1912. Two page handwritten letter with original envelope from Young to 'My Dear Friend [Robin McConnell]' in New Zealand. Dated 5th November 1958, Writing from his home in Essex, Young is replying to an enquiry about autograph and book collecting. He mentions Trevor Bailey 'who is now touring Australia', and talks about his own cricket career, '33 years on the playing staff & 1st class umpiring & 25 years coaching at a public school. I was umpiring when the first New Zealand team arrived... in late 90s early 1900s'. He describes W.G. Grace as a 'wonder player' and of playing with and against him, 'I managed to bowl him out 3 times in one season & the last time I played with him at Lord's I bowled 5 out in 6 balls'. Regarding his Test debut, against Australia in 1899, he lists their 'remarkable side' including Darling, Hill, Noble, Trumper, Gregory, Jones, Trumble etc. and notes that he 'finished top of the averages that year'. Signed 'H. Young'. Previously sold as lot 63 in the Christie's sale of 10th November 1993. Light folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
Young played his two Test matches, both against Australia, in 1899, taking twelve wickets. His form fell away thereafter due to muscular rheumatism forcing the end of his regular playing career after the 1903 season, although he was a member of the 1910/11 M.C.C. tour to West Indies. From 1921 to 1931 he served as a first-class umpire, officiating in two Test matches in 1924 and 1926
Lot 104:
Lot 104
Don Bradman. Single page handwritten letter dated 19th May 1989 from Bradman to Michael Taylor (Nottinghamshire & Hampshire 1964-1980). Bradman is replying to a request for autographs and wishes Taylor 'Good luck for the testimonial. Still tax free I hope'. Nicely signed by Bradman. Sold with a signature of Bradman on piece. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £48
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Don Bradman. Single page handwritten letter from Bradman, dated 16th December 1993. Writing to 'Dear John', Bradman is returning photographs, which were 'a pleasure to sign', gives thanks for a 'generous contribution', and closes, 'Please don't bother to send a finished framed set. I have so much memorabilia now, there is not room for any more'. Nicely signed by Bradman. Sold with a signed mono copy postcard size photograph of Bradman, two original mono press photographs, approx. 10"x8', one of Bradman and his wife with their three month old baby son in 1939, the other of Bradman being greeted by dignitaries, date unknown. Press stamps for Daily Herald. Also a 'Sporting Events and Stars' Senior Service, Pattreiouix Ltd. 1935 cigarette card of Bradman. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 106:
Lot 106
Jeffrey Baxter Stollmeyer. Trinidad & West Indies 1938-1957. Two page aerogramme letter handwritten by Stollmeyer in Port of Spain, Trinidad, dated 21st February 1953. Addressed to 'Mr Broadribb [sic, A.G. Brodribb]', Stollmeyer, writing on behalf of the Queen's Park Cricket Club Library', is grateful for the receipt of 'a copy of your "Cricket Omnibus 1947"' sent through Billy Griffith at the M.C.C. Stollmeyer has been appealing to authors to help build 'a library of some distinction'. He describes the current Test series against India, '[we] are finding them a hard side to beat. Some of their new players who did not tour England last summer show much promise' describing the young leg spinner, S.P. Gupte, as 'a bowler of real class & the best of his type that I have met'. He bemoans the West Indies wickets 'which give fast bowlers little or no encouragement these days. In fact most of them are bowlers' nightmares'. He closes by predicting a close contest in the forthcoming Ashes series in England, but 'if Lindwall & Miller keep fit however I think that England will be hard put to win the series'. Nicely signed 'Jeffrey Stollmeyer'. Good cricket content. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Stollmeyer captained West Indies in thirteen Tests including the 1952/53 series against India. West Indies won the five match series 1-0 with four matches drawn.
Lot 107:
Lot 107
'Sir Garfield Sobers Six Sixes'. Official menu for the dinner to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Sobers hitting six sixes in an over off the bowling of Malcolm Nash. The dinner held at the Swalec Stadium, Cardiff, 16th June 2008. The eight page menu signed by ten attendees to the rear cover showing the scores for the Glamorgan v Nottinghamshire match played at Swansea, 31st August- 2nd September 1968. Signatures include Sobers, Mike Smedley, Mike Taylor of the original Nottinghamshire team, David Shepherd, Roger Davis, Alan Jones, Brian Lewis etc. of Glamorgan. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £62
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John Arlott. 'Sport'. Forty one page original typescript article written by Arlott for 'Edwardian England 1901-1914', edited by Nowell-Smith in 1964 (Padwick 928). The typescript, with amendments and additions in Arlott's hand, covers many sports including horse racing, athletics, rowing, tennis, billiards, golf, football, rugby, and some six pages on cricket. Arlott recalls great games and players of the period including Grace, Fry, Ranji, MacLaren, Jessop, Trumper and Rhodes, also subjects such as googly bowling, country house cricket, Australian cricket, Test matches etc., and selects C.B. Fry as the greatest of all multi-sport all-rounders. Nicely signed in black ink to the last page by Arlott. Bound into modern blue cloth. A lesser known piece of Arlott's writing. VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £200
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E.V. Lucas. Rare and unique manuscript handwritten by Lucas of an article titled 'Reunion' for the series 'A Wanderer's Note Book', undated but late 1930s. 26pp. Written in his distinctive hand with line lengths decreasing down the page, with corrections, Lucas describes his pleasure at meeting old friends after a long interval, returning to the Pavilion at Lord's to see the first ball of the new season bowled, and reminiscing on the last ball of the previous season. He describes friends having been abroad, others attending the coronation of George VI (in May 1937). He goes on to discuss the Australian bowler, C.T.B. Turner and Turner of Yorkshire, and describes how other sports have no equivalent to a Lord's reunion, claiming there is no comparison between football's 'hordes from the north country with their caps, rosettes and rattles' with conversations on Grace, Trumper, Caruso, Hutchings, Leslie, the Boat Race, Burns Night, the Eton v Harrow match etc. Rusting to top corner of some pages, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
Edward Verrall Lucas (1868-1938) was a famous English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor. He had an enduring interest in cricket and was a member of J. M. Barrie's team the 'Allahakbarries', along with Henry Herbert La Thangue and Arthur Conan Doyle. Rupert Hart-Davis collected and published a collection of Lucas's essays, 'Cricket All His Life', which John Arlott described 'the best written of all books on cricket'. He died in 1938, aged 70
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E.V. Lucas. Rare and unique manuscript handwritten by Lucas of an article titled 'The Game Again' for the series 'A Wanderer's Note Book', undated but c1938. 20pp. Written in his distinctive hand with line lengths decreasing down the page, with corrections, Lucas describes the Duke of Dorset's commendation of cricket as a game for women and, on the first Australian women's tour the previous year (1936), how 'far more proficient the ladies were at the wicket and on the field than many a vaulted male', comments on a match involving the Countess of Derby watched by John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset, who was 'a fascinated witness'. Lucas also describes the ladies as figures of fashion, 'they know how to handle the ball and the bat as the best of us', and praised them for their conversational skills. Further content includes references to players such as Edward 'Lumpy' Stevens, Lord Tankerville, the 'tragedy of a five-a-side men's match when no run was scored by either side etc. Rusting to top corner of odd pages, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
Edward Verrall Lucas (1868-1938) was a famous English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor. He had an enduring interest in cricket and was a member of J. M. Barrie's team the 'Allahakbarries', along with Henry Herbert La Thangue and Arthur Conan Doyle. Rupert Hart-Davis collected and published a collection of Lucas's essays, 'Cricket All His Life', which John Arlott described 'the best written of all books on cricket'. He died in 1938, aged 70
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. A selection of ephemera relating to Sutcliffe's life and playing career. Contents include handwritten letters, press cuttings, original press and candid photographs of Sutcliffe in batting action, portraits, team photographs, on tour, social occasions, dinners, speeches etc., some in later years. Includes approx. twenty five original mono photographs including candid photographs of Sutcliffe on board ship for the M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1927/28, the odd photograph signed by Sutcliffe. Other items signed by Sutcliffe include an official Leonard Braund and Philip Mead appeal fund letter with additional handwritten content to 'My dear George' relating to the fund, signed 'Herbert'. A handwritten draft of a letter to 'My dear Billy', in which Sutcliffe strongly argues against the preparation of 'better pitches' to the detriment of spin and seam bowling, and changes to the L.B.W. law. A handwritten postcard from Sutcliffe to 'Mr Pilcher' offering 'one or two humorous stories'. A menu signed by Sutcliffe for The Northern Cricket Society's 21st Anniversary Dinner, 18th November 1969 etc. Some faults, overall in good condition.
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £200
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Jack Hobbs. Original certificate for 'The Star Cricket Scheme... for school Boys together with an autographed Jack Hobbs bat to A.W. Maggs, Reay Central School, Brixton for the best batting performance during the week ended July 18 1936'. Nicely signed in ink by Hobbs and R.J. Cruikshank, Editor of The Star. 13"x18". Tear to lower edge, light soiling, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a large advertising poster for the weekly magazine, 'Competitors' Journal. Select Your Test Team. Win £100. Jack Hobbs Bats and Balls for Boys' c.1930. Printed by The Argus Press, London. 20"x30". Some loss to edges, splits to folds, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Competitors' Journal was a magazine launched in 1913 by the author, Edgar Wallace, and his journalist friend, Arthur Charles Findon, aimed at the burgeoning market of competitions and 'comping'
Lot 113:
Lot 113 Lot 113
'1950s Reunion Test Match England v Australia' 1980. Original 'Haig Scotch Whisky' poster for Old England XI v Old Australia XI played at Everden Hall, nr. Weedon, Northamptonshire, 31st August 1980. The poster signed in ink by ten of the listed Old England players and ten Australians. England signatures are Compton (Captain), Trueman, Simpson, Tyson, Titmus, Richardson, Close, Evans, Taylor and Moss, lacking Graveney. Australians are Craig (Captain), Harvey, Langley, McDonald, Burge, Johnston, Jarman, Davidson, Walters and Taber, lacking Archer and Hole. Also signed by the two umpires, Elliott and Egar. 20"x28". Odd nicks to edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £28
Old Australia won the thirty over match by six wickets
Lot 114:
Lot 114
'Bodyline'. M.C.C. tour to Australia 1932/33. An interesting selection of facsimiles of correspondence, articles, minutes of meetings etc. relating to the Bodyline series and its aftermath. Contents include copies of correspondence including a letter dated 17th June 1933 drafted to The Times from The Advertiser of Adelaide, sent to the Governor of South Australia, discussing the implications of the leg theory tactics, crowd barracking, and the potential impact on future diplomatic and trade relations between England and Australia; minutes of two Special Committee Meetings at Lord's, 23rd January and 2nd February 1933 at which the wording was agreed of cables from M.C.C. replying to the Australian Board of Control's complaints; a letter to Plum Warner dated 5th February 1934, who had been Manager on the infamous tour, and was chairman of the England selectors for the 1934 Australia tour to England, in which the issue of selecting Jardine as captain again would be considered controversial etc. A good selection of research material. Original source unknown. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £35
Lot 115:
Lot 115
Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England, 1919-1945. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the M.C.C. tour of Australia 1928/29. With cover image of St George & the Dragon and M.C.C. colours. To inside a picture of the team and the wording, 'Xmas 1928. Hearty Greetings for Xmas and the New Year from "A Happy Family" in Australia'. Signed in ink to inside, 'Herbert Sutcliffe'. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
Lot 116:
Lot 116
Denis Charles Scott Compton. Middlesex & England 1936-1958. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour of South Africa 1948/49. With M.C.C. emblem and M.C.C. colours to cover, cord tie. To inside a picture of the team and nicely signed 'Denis'. Sold with a mono real photograph postcard produced for the Denis Compton Benefit Fund, signed in ink by Compton. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 117:
Lot 117
Douglas Vivian Parson Wright. Kent & England 1932-1957. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the M.C.C. tour of Australia and New Zealand 1950-51. M.C.C. decoration to covers. Signed 'Doug' to inner page. Minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 118:
Lot 118
Peter Barker Howard May. Surrey, Cambridge University & England 1950-1963. M.C.C. tour of Australia & New Zealand 1958/59. Official M.C.C. Christmas card with photograph of the team to inside. Nicely signed by the England Captain, 'Peter'. Old tape to inside rear page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 119:
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Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 120:
Lot 120 Lot 120
Australia tour to England 1953. Mono printed photograph of the Australia team laid to unofficial card with printed title to top border of the card. Signed in ink to the lower borders by fifteen members of the Australian touring party. Signatures include Hassett (Captain), Miller, de Courcy, Davidson, Harvey, Craig, Hole, Langley, Johnston, Lindwall etc. Stamp to verso for S.S. Ramamurthy, Whyalla, South Australia, with handwritten annotation in ink, 'c/o Mr. G.B. Hole'. 8.75"x7.75". Minor age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £42

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