Auction of Cricket, Football & Sporting Memorabilia

Held on 9th, 10th and 11th July 2021

Auction highlights:

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Lot 356. 'To the Earl of March, the subscribers and Cricketers of Sussex. This print of the late Daniel King is dedicated by permission, By their humble servant John Lush' 'Sharp, Litho, Gerrard Street, London' c1836. Extremely rare large coloured lithograph of Daniel King standing full length in cricketing clothes, complete with cravat and top hat, taking guard in front of three stumps... From a selection of items from the collections of Rowan and Diana Rait Kerr (M.C.C.).
Estimate £1000/1500
Hammer price: £2300

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Lot 573. India tour to England 1932. Large official mono photograph of the 'All-India Cricket Team 1932', seated and standing in rows, wearing tour cricket attire. The photograph laid down to photographers mount and signed in black ink to the image by all eighteen players featured.
Estimate £300/500
Hammer price: £750

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Lot 1111. Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1877-1878 to 1945. From a complete run of the hardback 'blue book', all in good/very good condition.
Estimate £1000/1500
Hammer price: £2200

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Lot 1618. John Richardson. Tottenham Hotspur 1927-1929. Mono real photograph postcard of Richardson, half length, in Spurs shirt. Nicely signed in ink to the lower right hand side. From a large collection of Tottenham Hotspur signed and unsigned postcards from the early 1900's.
Estimate £100/150
Hammer price: £unsold

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Lot 286. Allen Hill. Yorkshire & England 1871-1882. All England Eleven travelling in New Zealand 1877. Original oil painting of the All England Eleven attempting to transverse an engorged river whilst travelling to Christchurch for their tour match with Canterbury in February 1877. The painting by artist John Gibb, a notable painter of landscapes, marine subjects, steam and sailing vessels. From a small collection of items relating to Hill.
Estimate £3000/5000
Hammer price: £2800

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Lot 292. 'There's Style'. A Royal Doulton Black Boy mug or tankard, entitled 'There's Style' printed, to one side, with a boy cricketers in a white/blue shirt, red waistcoat, grey trousers and a floppy hat taking guard in front of the stumps with bat almost horizontal, to verso, the crest 'The All Black Team'.
Estimate £500/800
Hammer price: £1200

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Lot 763. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1916. 53rd edition. Original paper wrappers. Very good+ condition. Rare war-time edition, rarely seen in this condition.
Estimate £600/800
Hammer price: £800

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Lot 1001. 'The Old Man'. John Arlott. Longmans, Green, London. 1949. Off-print from 'Concerning Cricket, pp 123-156. 34 pages. Limited edition of only six copies produced, of which this is number 2, signed by the author Arlott. With presentation inscription from Arlott 'To G. Neville Weston with my best wishes John Arlott. 14.3.1950'. A very rare Arlott limited edition.
Estimate £500/800
Hammer price: £1400

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Lot 1681. Arthur Milton. Arsenal F.C., Gloucestershire C.C.C. & England. 'Last of the Double Internationals'. Original England international blue velvet cap presented to Milton in 1951/52 for the match against Austria. The cap with embroidered three lions emblem to front, silver metal and white threa decoration to rim, peak and quarters, and white decorative tassel and cord, 'v Austria' 1951-52' embroidered to peak.
Estimate £500/800
Hammer price: £1400

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Lot 996. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1995 to 2019. 132nd to 156th edition. Excellent complete run of the de luxe full leather bound limited edition hardback. Gilt lettering and gilt to all page block edges, in slip cases. Each book is numbered limited edition number 99, the 1995 of only 100 copies and the following years of 150 copies produced, each signed by the editor of Wisden in that year.
Estimate £4000/5000
Hammer price: £4400

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