Online Auction held on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
5th, 6th and 7th March 2021

Auction highlights:

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Lot 246. Lord Martin Bladen Hawke, Yorkshire & England 1881-1911. Large and imposing sepia portrait photogravure of Lord Hawke, half length, wearing cricket attire, Yorkshire cap and blazer and holding a cricket bat to side, from the original portrait painting by Shirley Slocombe painted in 1903. Engraved by Franz Hanfstaengl of Munich and published by John. B. Sampson of York on the 31st May 1905. A truly wonderful striking image of Hawke, the father of Yorkshire cricket and a leading force throughout the golden age of cricket. A very rare image.
Estimate £1500/2500
Hammer price: £1500

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Lot 573. Australia tour of England 1938. Large original mono press photograph of the Australian touring team, sitting and standing in rows wearing cricket attire, for the traditional opening match of the tour v Worcestershire, 30th April- 3rd May 1938. A rarely seen signed photograph (from an excellent collection of Ashes and Test match photographs 1926-1968).
Estimate £300/500
Hammer price: £400

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Lot 1300. William Henry Charles Lane. Tottenham Hotspur 1923-1926. Mono real photograph postcard of Lane, half length, in Spurs shirt. Boldly signed in ink to image 'Yours Sincerely, W. Lane'. W.J. Crawford of Edmonton. (From a large collection of Tottenham Hotspur postcards in the auction).
Estimate £70/100
Hammer price: £170

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Lot 361. 'The Boss'. A Royal Doulton Black Boy tea plate, entitled entitled 'The Boss' printed with a boy in red shirt and a floppy hat, wearing an umpires's coat and holding a bat,. Green floral decoration to outer rim. 6" diameter. Doulton backstamp and number 'E4336' to base. Circa 1907. A rarer 'Black Boy' title.
Estimate £700/1000
Hammer price: £1200

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Lot 995. Roland Pretty Hill ('RIP') 1866-1949. An excellent collection of all twenty original pen and ink illustrations for the book 'J.N. Crawford's Trip to Kangarooland. Illustrated by Rip!' 1909 by John Neville Crawford (Surrey, South Australia & England 1904-1921) drawn by Roland Pretty Hill under his pseudonym 'RIP'. Estimate £1000/1500.
Estimate £1000/1500
Hammer price: £1550

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Lot 121. Australia tour to England 1909. Rare large album page nicely signed in ink by thirteen members of the Australian touring party to England in 1909. Signatures are Monty Noble (Captain), Victor Trumper, W. Carkeek, S.E. Gregory, C.G. Macartney, A.J.Y. Hopkins, F. Laver, W.J. Whitty, A. Cotter, W.W. Armstrong, W. Bardsley, V.S. Ransford and J.D.A. O'Connor
Estimate £400/600
Hammer price: £650

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Lot 761. Australian tour of England 1921. An original presentation scorebook for the Australian tour of England, recorded and compiled by W.H. 'Bill' Ferguson, the Australian official scorer for the tour. The scorebook half bound in black leather with blue cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to front board 'The Australian Cricket Tour 1921'. The scorebook begins with a copper plate hand written dedication 'To Peter Dawson Esq, in grateful remembrance and in deep appreciation of the many kindnesses extended to the members of the XV Australian Cricket Tour 1921', signed hy the Australian team.
Estimate £4000/6000
Hammer price: £5600

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Lot 643. George Hirst Benefit Match 1904'. Yorkshire v Lancashire, Headingley, Leeds 1904. A very large and magnificent original mono photograph of the Yorkshire and the Lancashire teams prior to Hirst's Benefit Match on 1st, 2nd and 3rd August 1904. The players and umpires standing and seated in rows, wearing cricket attire and an varied assortment of blazers, caps and boaters. Framed in a large, heavy and, what appears, original decorative oak frame with original gilt mount. The photograph measures 48"x25" and overall in the frame 57"x35". A scarce photograph, especially I would imagine in this size, not sold previously by the auctioneer.
Estimate £1500/2500
Hammer price: £1500

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Lot 1274. 'Leaving the Spurs Ground'. Early mono real photograph postcard showing the crowds pouring out of the ground into the Tottenham High Road in 1910. The image shows scores of spectators, many wearing flat caps and some boaters, a mounted policeman to foreground and horse drawn trams to the background. A rare postcard.
Estimate £100/150
Hammer price: £190

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Lot 1003. 'Presenting Indian Cricket'. B. Sarbadhikary. Calcutta 1946. Original dustwrapper. Nicely signed in ink to the front endpaper by the twelve members of the England team for the third Test, England v India, The Oval, 17th-20th August 1946. The signatures were collected in the England dressing room by the original owner who was introduced to the players by Denis Compton during a rain break. Also signed in ink to the autograph page pictures of the sixteen featured Indian players, possibly collected at the same time. Not previously seen by the auctioneer in this fully signed form. Possibly unique.
Estimate £300/500
Hammer price: £420

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