Online Auction held on
Saturday and Sunday
11th and 12th July 2020

Auction highlights:

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Lot 555. Cricket sovereign case. A Victorian silver sovereign case, decorated in enamel with a figures of a moustached batsman wearing a hooped cap, with bat raised in front of the wicket to one side. The case, with hallmarks for Birmingham 1898, has the monogram initials 'M.J.S.' to verso. Rare to see a silver and enamel sovereign case featuring a cricketer.
Estimate £600/900
Hammer price: £Unsold

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Lot 499. England v Australia, 3rd Test match, Leeds. July 1930. Original commemorative silk scorecard for the historic Test match where Don Bradman made the record Test score of 334. The oblong scorecard by Crosland & Co of Kirkgate, Leeds and the scores printed in blue. Not previously seen by the auctioneer.
Estimate £200/300
Hammer price: £Unsold

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Lot 563. 'I Was'nt Ready'. A Royal Doulton 'Black Boy' bone china dinner plate, entitled 'I Was'nt ready' printed with a boy in red shirt, waistcoat and a floppy yellow hat looking glum with his wicket broken behind him. A rare 'Black Boy' plate
Estimate £600/900
Hammer price: £900

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Lot 205. Rest of Australia v New South Wales 1907. Syd Gregory’s benefit match. Two rare and early album pages fully signed by the teams for the match played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 15th-19th February 1907. One page signed in ink by the Rest of Australia XI, the other by the New South Wales XI. The Rest signatures are Hill (Captain), S.E. Gregory, Armstrong, Ransford, Kelly, C.W. Gregory, Hazlitt, Bowden, O’Connor, Wright and Hartigan. The New South Wales signatures are Noble (Captain), Cotter, Hopkins, Waddy, Duff, Diamond, Carter, Trumper, Macartney, Garnsey and Blaxland.
Estimate £1000/1500
Hammer price: £1800

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Lot 814. Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 1900. 37th edition. Original hardback. A rare early hardback edition. The fifth issue of the original hardback, which was introduced in 1896.
Estimate £800/1200
Hammer price: £1500

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Lot 919. 'Bobby Jones'. Robert Tyre Jones Jr. Excellent sepia photograph of Bobby Jones, half length, wearing sleeveless sweater and tie sitting on a bench, signed and inscribed 'To John Bradbury with best regards from Bob Jones'. The photograph measures 8"x10". Bobby Jones played a number of rounds with John Bradbury, a two-handicap member of Royal Lytham St Annes Golf Club, during the summer of 1944 and presumably presented the photograph around that time.
Estimate £600/800
Hammer price: £900

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Lot 859. The New Zealand Cricket Annual 1930-31. Edited by E.G. Garbutt. Printed and published by Simpson & Williams Ltd, Christchurch 1931. First and only year of issue. Very good condition
Estimate £70/100
Hammer price: £100

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Lot 335. M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1938/39. 'Timeless Test Series'. Official mono photograph of the R.M.M.V. Athlone Castle, the ship which took the M.C.C. team to South Africa in October 1938. The photograph has been laid down to official photographers mount and the photograph has been signed to the skyline above the ship of the photograph by all fifteen members of the touring party. Signatures are W.R. Hammond (Captain), L.E.G.Ames, B.H. Valentine, W.J. Edrich, P.A. Gibb, K. Farnes, L. Hutton, R.T.D. Perks, D.V.P. Wright, H. Verity, E. Paynter, L.L. Wilkinson, T.W.J. Goddard, H.T. Bartlett and N.W.D. Yardley. A rarely seen tour photograph especially in this signed form and condition
Estimate £400/600
Hammer price: £570

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Lot 291. Wills's Cigarettes 'Cricketers'. W.D. & H.O. Wills, Bristol & London, 1896. An early and rarely seen full set of fifty unnumbered cigarette cards with colour portraits of cricketers of the period with printed name and county to lower portion to front, and decorative floral green backgrounds.
Estimate £1000/1500
Hammer price: £950

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Lot 302. Donald George Bradman. New South Wales, South Australia & Australia 1927-1949 and Maurice Leyland, Yorkshire & England 1920-1947. Excellent mono photograph of the two players, full length, wearing full cricket attire each holding and displaying their own branded 'Autograph' cricket bats, both made by William Sykes. The photograph by Walkers Studios of Scarborough
Estimate £150/250
Hammer price: £380

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