Auction of Cricket, Football & Sporting Memorabilia

To be held on 5th, 6th and 7th November 2021

Online live auction

Auction starts at 10.30am each day

1500 lots

Friday 5th: Cricket Memorabilia

Saturday 6th: Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks and Cricket Books

Sunday 7th: Football & Sporting Memorabilia

This will be a live auction with webcam and sound broadcast with both the-saleroom.com and knightslive. Online, commission and telephone bidding will be available.

Timed viewing of pre-selected lots is available in Norfolk (NR11 7AA) on Tuesday and Wednesday 2nd and 3rd November with full social distancing observed. Please contact the auctioneer to book a time slot.

We will be offering a post auction delivery service to the South, the Midlands and the North of England within reason for clients who buy bulky, delicate or fragile items. A standard nominal charge will be made to all clients for this service.

Printed catalogues available at £12 from the auctioneers.

We hope you enjoy the catalogue...

Auction highlights:

Lot 276

Lot 276. Legh Barratt. Norfolk C.C..C. 1890 to 1908. 'Robert Slade Lucas Tour of the West Indies 1894-95'. Wonderfully evocative and unique journal/diary handwritten by Barratt whilst on the pioneering Robert Slade Lucas tour of the West Indies in 1895, the first tour of the West Indies by an English team. From a collection of items being sold by the descendents of Legh Barratt.
Estimate £8000/12000

Lots 1400-1404

Lots 1400-1404. Frederick 'Fanny' Ingram Walden. Tottenham Hotspur & England 1909 to 1927. Unique collection of five gold hallmarked medals awarded to Walden. His first England International medal v Scotland 1914, his Football League medal v Southern League 1914, his England medal v Scotland. War-time Military International 1916, his Football League Division Two Champions 1919-1920¹ and his Football Association Cup Winners 1920-1921 medal awarded to him by Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Please see catalogue for auction estimates.

Lot 857

Lot 857. 'Sussex Cricket and Cricketers'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Merritt & Hatcher Ltd., London 1901. Limited edition of only thirty copies produced, this being number twenty six. Original pale green paper wrappers. Rare.
Estimate £1400/1800

Lot 282

Lot 282. 'The Boss' and 'I Was'nt Ready'. A rare Royal Doulton 'Black Boy Series Ware' china jardiniere, entitled to one side 'The Boss' printed with a boy wearing an umpire's coat and holding a cricket bat and to the other side 'I Was'nt Ready' with a similar boy in red shirt and a floppy hat looking glum with his wicket broken behind him. Green floral decoration to top rim. 5" tall.
Estimate £1000/1500

Lot 422

Lot 422. Kenneth Cranston. Lancashire & England 1947-1948. Alfred Reader 'Special County' cricket ball used by Kenneth Cranston to take four wickets for England in one over without conceding a run against South Africa in the fourth Test played at Headingley, Leeds on the 29th July 1947. From a collection of items being sold by the Cranston family.
Estimate £1800/2500

Lot 279

Lot 279. 'Arthur Priestley's Tour of the West Indies 1896-97'. 'Cricket at Barbados. Mr Priestley's English XI versus Barbados and Saint Vincent. Complete Details of a fortnight's Cricket. January 1897'. Printed at the Bulletin Office, Bolton Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados 1897. 34pp. Very nicely bound in original maroon boards with gilt titles to centre and marbled end papers, as issued. Very scarce publication, this was Legh Barratt's copy. Padwick 4677. From a collection of items being sold by the descendents of Barratt.
Estimate £3000/5000

Lot 287

Lot 287. Cricketing jug. A large and impressive Doulton Lambeth stoneware tapering jug, moulded in relief with six raised figures, three of batsman and three of fielders in roundels, all different and in various positions. Overall impressed floral motif decoration, oval dark brown decoration to roundel borders and white beaded bands to top and base of the jug. The handle modelled with cricket bats and a ball with a straw boater to top. Pewter mount to rim. Approximately 9.25" tall. An excellent example of this rare cricketing ceramic.
Estimate £800/1200

Lot 1374

Lot 1374. 'The Tottenham Hotspur Football Handbook 1906-1907'. Early pre-league official club handbook for the 1906/1907 season, with original printed paper wrappers. 56pp. Printed by C. Coventry of Tottenham. From a good run of Tottenham Hotspur Handbooks 1907-2005.
Estimate £300/500

Lot 1111

Lot 1111. Philip Henry Lundgren 1940-2015. Boxer. Rome Olympic Games 1960. An official Great Britain blazer worn by Lundgren during the Olympic games held from the 25th August to 11th September 1960 in Rome. Rare.
Estimate £300/500

Lot 847

Lot 847. George Bent [G.B.] Buckley. Cricket historian. An important and large archive of writings and ephemera, originally from the collection of G.B. Buckley. Contents comprise original manuscripts, typescripts and cuttings albums relating to Buckley's extensive research into early cricket, and personal effects associated with his writings, love of card games, golf etc.
Estimate £800/1200

Lot 1246

Lot 1246. James William George Webb (Bob). Northampton R.F.C. & England 1926-1929. England International red quartered velvet cap with trimming in gilt metal to edges, quarters, peak and tassel with England emblem of the rose to front awarded to Webb for his appearances for England. The cap, by George Lewin & Co Ltd of Crooked Lane, London Bridge, in very good bright condition.
Estimate £400/600

Lot 0864

Lot 864. 'Athol Rowan. A Memoir'. John Arlott 1952. Rare off-print of an essay from 'The Echoing Green and prepared for private circulation'. Only ten copies were produced, this being number 6, signed to the limitation page by Arlott. This copy was presented by Arlott to G. Neville Weston in May 1952.
Estimate £700/1000

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