The Cricket Collection Of Michael Smith, Cricket Lover Of Kent. Part Four

Michael Smith was an avid and passionate cricket collector from Kent. He has been ranked a 'having one of the finest- possibly the finest collection of caps, blazers and items worn by top Test cricketers'. Michael held a formidable treasure-trove of all things cricket particularly favouring items of a remarkable and of a personal nature. Explaining his passion Michael once said that the majority of his items '.... either help revive wonderful memories or make me feel somehow in touch with the greats I have never seen'. The family hope that these items will be enjoyed by collectors with equal passion.

Lot 160:
Lot 160
Frank Edward Woolley. Kent & England 1906-1938. Sepia real photograph postcard of Woolley, three quarter length wearing cricket attire. Nicely signed in black ink by Woolley. B.C. Flemons, Tonbridge. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 161:
Lot 161
Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Mono real photograph postcard of Sutcliffe, full length in batting pose. Nicely signed in black ink by Sutcliffe. Publisher unknown. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 162:
Lot 162
Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Mono real photograph plainback postcard of Hutton batting in the nets. Nicely signed in black ink by Hutton. Publisher unknown. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
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John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Sepia real photograph postcard of Hobbs, three quarter length wearing cricket attire, leaning on his bat. Signed in black ink by Hobbs. To verso Hobbs writes to thank the correspondent for his congratulations, dated 23rd October 1925 and nicely signed by Hobbs, who had broken W.G. Grace's record number of centuries that year. Publisher unknown. Pin hole to top edge and creasing, otherwise in good condition. A mice image
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 164:
Lot 164
Martin John Horton. Worcestershire & England 1952-1971. Mono real photograph plainback postcard of Horton, head and shoulders wearing cricket attire and blazer. Signed in ink by Horton. A. Wilkes & Son, West Bromwich. Date stamped to verso 15th June 1955. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
Lot 165:
Lot 165
Leslie Ethelbert George 'Les' Ames. Kent & England 1926-1951. Mono real photograph plainback postcard of Ames, head and shoulders wearing cricket attire. Nicely signed in blue ink by Ames. Publisher unknown. Adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 166:
Lot 166
Alexander Colin David Ingleby-Mackenzie. Hampshire 1951-1965. Mono real photograph plainback postcard of Ingleby-Mackenzie, full length in cameo walking out to bat. Nicely signed in black ink by Ingleby-Mackenzie. Walker's Studios, Scarborough. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £75
Lot 167:
Lot 167
Harold Dennis 'Dickie' Bird. Yorkshire & Leicestershire 1956-1964. Mono real photograph plainback postcard of Bird, full length in cameo walking out to bat. Nicely signed in blue ink by Bird. Walker's Studios, Scarborough. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £150
Lot 168:
Lot 168
Don Bradman 1948. Mono real photograph postcard of the 1948 Australian touring party, the players seated and standing in rows in cricket attire, printed title and players' names to borders. Signed in ink in later years by Bradman. Rarer postcard, publisher unknown. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 169:
Lot 169
Yorkshire. Selection of signed Cornhill trade cards. Cards are Stevenson (Series B), Athey, Jarvis, Moxon (Series C), Jarvis (Series D), Bolus, Illingworth, Gough (three versions), Jarvis, Rhodes, Stemp, White (Series G), Gough, Silverwood (Series H) etc. Qty 27. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 170:
Lot 170
Yorkshire. Twenty one postcards of 'The Yorkshire C.C.C. Badge', each signed by a Yorkshire cricketer. Signatures include Boycott, Cope, Close, Hutton, Illingworth, Moxon, Old, Trueman, Tendulkar etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £38
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Yorkshire 1999-2005. Three sets of official Yorkshire club player cards. Sets include 'Yorkshire Phoenix 1999' and 2000 (20 cards), 2003 (21 cards), and 'Aunt Bessie's' (20 cards). Al individual player cards are signed. Signatures include Gough, Blewett, White, Byas, Lehmann, Vaughan, Bresnan, Hoggard, Sidebottom etc. Some duplication. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
Lot 172:
Lot 172
Essex C.C.C. c1996. Small album comprising sixteen official colour postcard size photographs of Essex players, each signed by the featured player. Signatures include Graham Gooch, Nasser Hussain, Neil Williams, Ronnie Irani, Nick Derbyshire, Tim Hodgson, Peter Such. Also four unsigned TCCB cards of Gooch, Irani, M. Waugh and Cowan. Sold with a red binder comprising photographs, official autograph sheets, cuttings, postcards etc. including an autograph sheet for the 1998 Essex team fully signed by the listed players, a mono postcard of the Essex XI c1907 (Wrench Series no. 3276), signed colour photographs of Keith Fletcher, David Acfield, official scorecard for Essex v Barbados, Leyton, 13th August 1969 etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £42
Lot 173:
Lot 173
'International Cricketers' TCCB ECB Classic Cricket Postcards. Collection of sixty four cards each signed by the player featured. Signatures include Gatting (mono), Hussain (2, different), Lamb (2, different), Ilott, Gooch, Hick (2, different), Atherton (2, different), Fraser (2, different), Such, Pringle, Agnew, Salisbury, Gough, Fairbrother, DeFreitas, Cork, Malcolm, Lewis, Caddick (2, different), Willis, Tufnell, Vaughan, Trescothick etc, also Arthurton, Lloyd, Campbell, Chanderpaul, Walsh, Ambrose, Adams (West Indies), S. Pollock (South Africa), Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Fleming (New Zealand), Flower, Streak, Olonga (Zimbabwe) etc. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £75
Lot 174:
Lot 174
'International Cricketers' TCCB and Cornhill signed postcards. Sixteen TCCB and Cornhill postcards each signed by the featured player. Signatures are Hussain, Wasim Akram, Caddick, Min Patel, Udal (2), Irani, Fraser (2 different), DeFreitas (2 different), Knight, McCague, Salisbury, Malcolm and Crawley. Sold with a further collection of player and Test ground postcards, all signed, some multi-signed. Qty 38. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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Cornhill Insurance colour cards. Thirty one cards each signed in ink to the front by the featured player. Mono signed cards are Wayne Larkins (Series 'A'), Geoff Cook, Vic Marks and Chris Tavare (Series 'B'). Colour cards include Bob Willis, Graeme Hick, Pat Pocock etc. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 176:
Lot 176
TCCB International Cricketers. Twenty two cards each signed by the featured player. Signatures include Ian Botham, Dickie Bird, Geoff Boycott, Colin Cowdrey, Andrew Caddick, Denis Compton, Curtley Ambrose, Dermot Reeve, Mark Ramprakash, Nasser Hussain etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £110
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Surrey C.C.C. Four mono real photograph postcards published by F.C. Dick, Oval Bookstall. Each postcard signed by the featured player(s). Signatures are Peter May, Tony Lock, Jim Laker, and Alec and Eric Bedser. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 178:
Lot 178
County cricketers 1950s. Nine mono real photograph plainback postcards from the same series of head and shoulder portraits of county cricketers, each signed in ink by the featured player. Signatures are Arthur MacIntyre, Eric Bedser, Ken Barrington (Surrey), Peter Sainsbury, 'Butch' White (Hampshire), Jimmy Binks (Yorkshire), Fred Titmus, Ted Clark (Middlesex), and Brian Langford (Somerset). G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £45
Lot 179:
Lot 179
Roy Kilner, Yorkshire and England, 1911-27. Mono advertising postcard for 'The "Roy Kilner" Cricket Bat'. Photograph and printed signature of Kilner full length leaning on one of his bats. To verso testimonials of players who used the bats and instructions for care. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
Lot 180:
Lot 180
Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire and England 1919-1945. Mono real photograph postcard of Sutcliffe in 1929 at practice on the outfield with spectators in the background. Publisher unknown. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £22
Lot 181:
Lot 181
Charles Philip 'Phil' Mead. Hampshire & England 1905-1936. Rarer original real photograph oversize Pinnace card of Mead head and shoulders in cricket attire and Hampshire cap. Plainback. Series no. 91.C. Excellent condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £28
Lot 182:
Lot 182
Richard Knowles 'Dick' Tyldesley. Lancashire & England 1919-1931. Original real photograph oversize Pinnace card of Tyldesley in bowling pose. Plainback. Series no. 96.C. Excellent condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £28
Lot 183:
Lot 183
Greville Thomas Scott Stevens. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1920-1932. Original real photograph oversize Pinnace card of Stevens in bowling pose. Plainback. Series no. 155.C. Excellent condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £28
Lot 184:
Lot 184
Cricket postcards 1930s/1960s. A collection of thirteen mono real photograph and printed photographs of teams and players, some plain back. Real photograph postcards of teams include Sussex 1936, Deane Wiles of Brighton. South Africa touring party to England 1947, Yorkshire 1956, Essex c1965. Player postcards include Frank Woolley, Bryan Valentine, both by Flemons of Tonbridge, Les Ames, M.E.Z. Ghazali (Pakistan) etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 185:
Lot 185
Kent C.C.C. c1900-1963. Six mono real photograph postcards and six mono postcards of Kent teams for the period. Teams include 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910 etc. Series/ publishers include Dainty, B.C. Flemons of Tonbridge, H.J. Goulden of Canterbury, De'Ath & Dunk of Maidstone, Mockford of Tonbridge etc. Qty 12. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
Lot 186:
Lot 186
Lancashire C.C.C. 1904-1960. Five mono real photograph postcards and one mono postcard of Lancashire teams for the period. Teams are 1904, c1920, 1955, 1958, 1959 and 1960. Series/ publishers include Scott & Co. of Manchester, Rotary Photo, Cheshire Studios etc. Qty 6. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 187:
Lot 187
Surrey C.C.C. c1905-19. Nine mono real photograph postcards and two mono postcard of Surrey teams for the period. Teams are c1905, c1923, 1946, 1947, 1952-1955, 1957, 1958. Series/ publishers include Dainty, R. Scott & Co of Manchester, F.C. Dick Oval Bookstall etc. Qty 11. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 188:
Lot 188
Yorkshire C.C.C. c1905-1960. Eight mono real photograph postcards and three mono postcard of Yorkshire teams for the period. Teams are 1903 (two different), c1905, 1908, 1925, 1933, c1935, c1937, 1950, 1953 and 1960. Series/ publishers include Rotary, Queen, E. Hawkins & Co., Fielding etc. Qty 11. Pin holes to two cards, wear to a few, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
Lot 189:
Lot 189
Counties and Cambridge University 1903-1961. Eight mono real photograph postcards and seven mono postcards of county teams for the period. Teams are Cambridge University 1905, Derbyshire c1904, Essex 1904, c1908, Gloucestershire 1903, c1910, Hampshire 1961, Leicestershire c1908, Middlesex 1920, 1947, Nottinghamshire c1903, c1906, Sussex 1957, 1960, Worcestershire c1904. Series/ publishers include Hawkins, Wrench, Rotary Photo, Bridge House etc. Qty 15. Some wear, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £75
Lot 190:
Lot 190
Australia team postcards 1905-1956. Six mono real photograph postcards and five mono postcards of Australian touring teams. Teams are 1905 (two different), 1909, 1912, 1921, 1926, 1930, 1934, 1938, 1948, and 1956. Publishers include Philco, Hartmann, T. Bolland, Photo-Work, F.C. Dick Oval Bookstall etc. Odd faults, generally good condition. Qty 11
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
Lot 191:
Lot 191
South Africa team postcards 1907-1955. Six mono real photograph postcards and three mono postcards of South Africa touring teams. Teams are 1907 (two different), 1912, 1924, 1929, 1935, 1947, 1951 and 1955. Publishers include Beagles, Eventoscope, Hana Studios, W.E.G., Bridge House etc. Odd faults, generally good condition. Qty 9
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 192:
Lot 192
England Test team postcards 1905-1933. Four mono real photograph postcards and two mono postcards of England Test teams. Teams are c1903, 1905 (two different), 1921, 1926 and 1933. Publishers include Bolland, Rosemont, Hunt's, Beagles' etc. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Lot 193:
Lot 193
New Zealand Test team postcards 1931-1958. Six mono real photograph postcards of New Zealand Test teams. Teams are 1931, 1937, 1949, 1958 two copies, one signed) and 1973. The signed 1958 postcard has been signed by twelve of the New Zealand touring party, including Reid (captain), Petrie, Hayes, Playle, MacGibbon, Meale etc. Publishers include Angus Thomas, Bridge House, Air New Zealand etc. Some faults to the unsigned 1958, the others in good condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 194:
Lot 194
West Indies, India and Pakistan Test team postcards 1933-1954. Six mono real photograph postcards of Test teams. Teams are West Indies 1933, 1939, 1950, All-India 1932, 1936, and Pakistan 1954. Publishers include Bridge House, Hills & Lacy, Jarrold's etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 195:
Lot 195
Hampshire C.C.C. 1919. Mono real photograph postcard of the Hampshire team, taken at Bournemouth for the match Hampshire v Kent, 11th-12th August 1919. Bailey of Bournemouth. No.1. A rarer postcard. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Kent beat Hampshire by an innings and 39 runs
Lot 196:
Lot 196
South Africa tour to England 1912. Mono real photograph postcard of the South Africa team standing on the pitch with the Mayor of Bournemouth, taken during the Bournemouth Cricket Week for the match Hampshire v South Africa, 2nd-4th September 1912. Bournemouth View Co. A rarer postcard. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
The match was drawn, A.W. Nourse scoring 213no in South Africa's second innings
Lot 197:
Lot 197
Yorkshire C.C.C 1913. Mono real photograph postcard of the Yorkshire team standing on the pitch, taken during the Bournemouth Cricket Week for the match Hampshire v Yorkshire, 25th-27th August 1913. Bournemouth View Co. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £95
Lot 198:
Lot 198
Kent C.C.C. 1904. Sepia real photograph postcard of the Kent team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. The photograph taken during Tunbridge Wells cricket week 1904. Photographer unknown. Minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Sold with a real photograph postcard of the 1903 Kent team. Rotary Photo series no. 3818. Wear and creasing, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 199:
Lot 199
Yorkshire advertising postcards. Two early rarer postcards of 'Tunnicliffe and Brown. Y.C.C.'. Mono printed postcard of the two players standing in front of the scoreboard having put on 378 for the first wicket for Yorkshire v Sussex at Bramall Lane in Sheffield 1897. Brown not out 217 and Tunnicliffe 147, Brown went on to make 311. Pictorial Post Card series (W. Boyes & Co Ltd, The Remnant Warehouse). A Printed postcard with cameos of G.F. Hirst and W. Rhodes. Published by Tyldesley & Holbrook Practical Sports Outfitters. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 200:
Lot 200
John Henry 'Jack' Parsons. Warwickshire 1910-1936. An excellent rarer sepia real photograph postcard of Parsons, three quarter length wearing cricket attire and Warwickshire cap. Adco Series no. 3150. Minor surface marks, otherwise a nice image in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £80
Lot 201:
Lot 201
West Midlands and Southern counties Sporting Handbooks Ltd postcards. Eighteen mono real photograph plainback postcards of players, head and shoulders, with name and county printed to lower border. Players are B.J. Meyer, D.M. Young (Gloucestershire), H. Horton, R.E. Marshall, E.D.R. Eagar, A.C.D. Ingleby-Mackenzie (Hampshire), C.L. McCool, H.W. Stephenson (Somerset), W. Wooller (Glamorgan), D.W. Richardson, M.J. Horton, J. Flavell, K.J. Aldridge. L. Outschoorn, D. Kenyon (Worcestershire), A. Townsend, H.E. Dollery M.J.K. Smith (Warwickshire). VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £120
Lot 202:
Lot 202
South East counties Sporting Handbooks Ltd postcards. Twenty four mono real photograph plainback postcards of players, head and shoulders, with name and county printed to lower border. Players are Nawab of Pataudi, E.R. Dexter (2), G.H.G. Doggart, A.S.M. Oakman, J. Langridge (Sussex), B.R. Knight, T.E. Bailey. B. Taylor, D.J. Insole (Essex), M.C. Cowdrey, P.E. Richardson (Kent), P.B.H. May, A.V. Bedser, A.R. Gover, P.J. Loader, G.A.R. Lock (Surrey), E. Hendren, J.T. Murray, J.J. Warr (2), A.E. Moss, P.H. Parfitt, D. Bennett (Middlesex). VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
Lot 203:
Lot 203
Northern and Midlands counties Sporting Handbooks Ltd postcards. Eighteen mono real photograph plainback postcards of players, head and shoulders, with name and county printed to lower border. Players are R. Illingworth, F.S. Trueman, J.V. Wilson, J.R. Burnet (Yorkshire), C. Washbrook, M.J. Hilton, K. Grieves, R.W. Barber (Lancashire), R. Berry, D.B. Carr (Derbyshire), M. Hall, C.J. Poole, R.T. Simpson (Nottinghamshire), E.F. Phillips, W. Watson (Leicestershire), J. Watts, G.E. Tribe, R. Subba Row (Northamptonshire). VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
Lot 204:
Lot 204
Australian test cricketers. 1905-1964 Ashes series. Thirty two mono and colour postcards of Australian cricketers covering tours to England from 1905 to 1964. Players include Noble, Trumper, Armstrong, Cotter, Bardsley, Oldfield, Richardson, Bradman, Hassett, Miller, Lawry etc. Publishers include T. Bolland, Davidson Bros, Thiele, Millar & Lang, Playfair Books, A. Wilkes & Son etc. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £220
Lot 205:
Lot 205
Cricketers postcards c1900-1980s. A large postcard album comprising two hundred and twenty mono and colour postcards of cricketers. Good Yorkshire, Surrey and Kent interest. One card signed in ink by F.W. Tate (Sussex & England). Series/ photographers include Wrench, Hawkins, Valentine's, Star, Mockford, F.C. DickJ.B. Siddall, Raphael Tuck & Sons, Rotophot etc. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £800
Lot 206:
Lot 206
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1932. Sepia real photograph postcard of the Nottinghamshire team seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire, caps and blazers. C.H. Richards series. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 207:
Lot 207
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1934. Sepia real photograph postcard of the Nottinghamshire team seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and blazers. C.H. Richards series. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 208:
Lot 208
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1938. Mono real photograph postcard of the Nottinghamshire team seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire and blazers. C.H. Richards series. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
Lot 209:
Lot 209
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1947. Mono real photograph plain back postcard of the Nottinghamshire team seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire. Albert Wilkes, West Bromwich. Players' names printed to lower border. G
Estimate: £18/25
Hammer price: £25
Lot 210:
Lot 210
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1953. Mono real photograph plain back postcard of the Nottinghamshire team seated and standing in rows, wearing cricket attire. Publisher unknown. Players' names handwritten in ink to lower border. G
Estimate: £18/25
Hammer price: £28
Lot 211:
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New Zealand tour to England 1969. Twenty one excellent mono real photograph plain back postcards/photographs of members of the New Zealand touring party and management. Players are depicted head and shoulders, and batting, bowling and wicket keeping poses. Players featured are Mark Burgess, Richard Collinge, Bevan Congdon, Bob Cunis, Graham Dowling, Barry Milburn, Dick Motz, Vic Pollard, Bruce Taylor, Ken Wadsworth, Bryan Yuile and the tour manager, Gordon Burgess. Odd duplication of the player, but all different images. Photographs by Morley L. Pecker, Hampstead, London. Each measures 3.5"x5.5". One small crease to corner of one card, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £160
Lot 212:
Lot 212
'Victoria Cricket Association 100 years 1895-1995. Set of one hundred mono collectors cards featuring Victoria cricketers. The cards were produced by Futera in 1996 and are limited to 1000 sets. VG
Estimate: £8/12
Hammer price: £10
Lot 213:
Lot 213
Hugh Trumble. 'An Ideal Cricket Eleven Series'. Stamina Trousers trade issue ink blotter. No. 6. Hugh Trumble. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 214:
Lot 214
TCCB Classic Cricket Cards, International Cricketers. Full run of cards from number 101 to 228 inclusive, plus a further twenty eight miscellaneous numbers from the same series. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £12
Lot 215:
Lot 215
Comic cricket postcards. An interesting and varied selection of over sixty humorous Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s-1940s postcards. Artists include Kinsella, Shepherd, Tom B., Piper etc. Series include Union, Davidson Bros, Kismet, Selwell, Alfred Stiebel, Raphael Tuck, Wrench, J. Salmon, Valentine etc. Good condition. Sold with a set of eight 'Supplements to Topical Times' featuring prominent cricketers of the 1940/50's. Players featured are D. Compton, W. Copson, H. Gimblett, L. Hutton, A. Melville, L. Todd, C. Washbrook and N. McCorkell. Odd nicks and wear otherwise in good condition. Plus a selection of framed prints. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
Lot 216:
Lot 216
M.C.C. '114th Anniversary Dinner' 1901. Excellent official menu for the M.C.C. Dinner held at Lord's on the 4th May 1901. The four page card menu with decorative front cover showing the M.C.C. emblem to centre and titles in red. Menu, wines and Toast list to centre pages, programme of music to rear page. 'D.M. Sherwill, Manager' to lower border. Small tear to fold, otherwise in good condition. A rare and early menu
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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'The 150th Anniversary of the Marylebone Cricket Club 1937'. An official menu and invitation card for the Dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, 15th July 1937. The menu with ribbon tie, centre pages with an engraving of a 'Grand Cricket Match', Lord's 1793, menu and toast list. Minor ageing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official menu for a lunch given by the Madras Cricket Club for the 'Presidency Cricket Match', 13th January 1937. Adhesive damage to front cover. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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Robert Arthur Thoms 1826-1903. First-class umpire. Original scrapbook comprising cuttings and photographs collected by Thoms during his career covering the period from c1875. Many of the cuttings either relate to or are articles written by Thoms, scores from matches in which Thoms officiated, obituaries of well-known players, and comprehensive coverage of matches played by Incogniti C.C. The scrapbook contains an original bookplate photograph of William Lambert laid down to page with a neat handwritten inscription in ink above, presumably in Thoms' own hand describing Lambert's all-round cricket skills, and two original photographs of Incogniti teams c1900. Also contains a loosely inserted single page speech handwritten by Thoms in ink, giving 'my heartfelt thanks for the many kindnesses I have received' and 'that the dear old club in this century as it has in the past, I still further hope that "Health, Happiness and Prosperity" may attend all "Incogs" of the present and the future'. Signed 'R.T.', presumably written shortly before his death in 1903. Other cuttings include an article by Thoms for 'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game', 13th September 1900 with a handwritten comment by Thoms, 'The last season - and the last match also - in which I umpired for "Incogniti" club, which was played at Eastbourne. The "Photo" of the team - is in this scrap-book - the said match closing the season of 1900. R.T.'. A small cutting reporting on the loss of Thoms' wife includes a handwritten comment to the side by Thoms, 'She passed away on March 23rd 1898'. Thoms also comments on umpiring Surrey v Nottinghamshire played at The Oval in 1880 in which Surrey were bowled out for 16 runs in their first innings, 'A.P. Lucas & John Shuter in batting for 30 overs - for no runs except a bye - against Alf Shaw & Fred Morley'. Previously sold at Christies Auctioneers, October 1987, as part of lot 383. An excellent first hand recollection. Front cover detached, loss to spine, contents in generally good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £180
Robert Arthur 'Bob' Thoms (1826-1903) was a first-class cricket umpire who stood in two Test Matches, the first two played in England, in 1880 and 1882. His long umpiring career in first-class matches lasted from 1863 to 1900. When he died, The Times said that he was "the most famous umpire the game has known". He played in three first-class matches in the period 1850-1851: one for an Under 36 XI, one for Marylebone Cricket Club and Metropolitan Clubs and one for the All England Eleven. His umpiring partner in many of the more prominent matches was R.P. Carpenter
Lot 219:
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Arthur Owen Jones. Cambridge University, Nottinghamshire, London County & England 1892-1914. Two scrapbook albums comprising press cuttings and photographs collected by Jones during his cricket career for Nottinghamshire and England, and as a rugby player for Leicester. The albums contain ten original photographs including an official sepia photograph of all fourteen members of the England touring party to Australia in 1901/02. The players seated and standing in rows in front of a Test ground pavilion, wearing suits and boaters, include Jones, Braund, Barnes, Blythe, Lilley, Tyldesley, Maclaren, Jessop, Quaife etc. The photograph measures 7.5"x5.25", laid to photographer's mount overall 9"x7". Adhesive damage to the mount, the photograph in very good condition. Also four original mono candid photographs of Jones on an excursion during Maclaren's tour to Australia 1901/02. Others include a photograph of the match in progress, Nottinghamshire v Middlesex at Trent Bridge in 1899, an original mono studio cameo photograph of Jones, head and shoulders, a sepia photograph of Jones in batting pose with handwritten caption in ink below, presumably in Jones' own hand, 'As we played it in the days...', a mono photograph of a house assumed to be Jones' family home, and a small candid photograph of a rugby match in progress. Also slipped in are two rare copies of 'The World of Cricket' magazine edited by A.C. Maclaren, Vol. 1 numbers 5 and 11. Published in 1914 as the successor to 'Cricket: a weekly record of the game', only twenty three issues were published before being curtailed by the war. The scrapbooks are in very fragile condition with spines, covers and pages detached, with browning and loss to pages edges. Viewing essential
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £560
Arthur Jones played twelve Test matches for England and scored over 1000 runs in a season nine times for Nottinghamshire including 2000 runs in the 1901 season. His highest score of 296 achieved in 1903 has since only been surpassed once by a Nottinghamshire player, Walter Keeton, who scored 312no in 1939. Jones captained the County from 1900 to 1914, the year of his death aged only 42. Jones also captained and played rugby for Leicester and later became a well known referee
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Arthur James Daniell. Dorset & M.C.C. 1894-1905. A large album comprising fixture cards, press cuttings, scorecards, a letter etc compiled by Daniell in the period 1889-1908. Fixture cards include Blandford C.C. 1884, 1886, 1889, 1892. Dorset 1892. Caius College, Cambridge fixture cards for Cricket, Association Football and Rugby Football 1889-1892. Other contents include a weekly ticket for Eastbourne Cricket Club, Saffrons, 1890, Blue Mantles C.C. member's ticket. Also a handwritten letter from F.E. Lacey, Secretary of M.C.C., on M.C.C. letterhead dated 14th April 1908 to Daniell inviting him to play in a number of fixtures for M.C.C. in the 1908 season etc. Official scorecards for M.C.C. & Ground matches played at Lord's include v Dorset 1908, v Buckinghamshire 1905, v Cambridgeshire 1905 etc. Some wear to the album, front cover detached, spine tatty, the contents generally in good condition. An interesting record of Daniell's early sporting life
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £90
In a printed report of the 1891 Caius College cricket season, Daniell is described as 'An excellent left-hand bowler with good break either way. Has been the mainstay of the attack. A poor bat and field' although in subsequent seasons apparently his batting improved
Lot 221:
Lot 221
Northern cricket club fixture cards 1890s-1950s. Selection of club fixture cards including Wickersley C.C. 1899, 1900, 1903-1905, 1907. Keighley C.C. 1919, 1921, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1930. Bradford C.C. 1957-1959. Calverley St Wilfrid's C.C. 1896, Alkborough C.C. 1905, 1906. Farsley C.C. 1903 etc. Odd duplication. Qty 29. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 222:
Lot 222
South East cricket club fixture cards 1880s-1960s. Selection of club fixture cards including Enfield C.C. 1923, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1936. Holy Trinity (Lee) C.C. 1921, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1929, 1930. Broomwood Wesleyan C.C. 1908, 1909. Richmond Rovers C.C. 1884. Croydon C.C. 1911 etc. Odd duplication, some annotations. Qty 33. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 223:
Lot 223
Southern cricket club fixture cards 1880s-1960s. Selection of club fixture cards including Winchester College 1918, 1920. Oriel C.C. 1926-1929. Magdalene College School C.C. 1926. Brooke Hall C.C. 1929. Stow-on-the-Wold C.C. 1926. Old Parkstonians C.C. 1932, 1936. St Paul's Cathedral Staff C.C. 1912. Kenholme C.C. 1925, 1927. Battersea C.C. 1903, 1906, 1908. Imperial Cricket and Lawn-Tennis Club 1886. The E.S.A. C.C. 1884. Beckenham C.C. 1958, 1959 etc. Qty 33. Wear and ageing to some cards, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Lot 224:
Lot 224
All India tour of England 1936. 'Whitbread & Co.' fixture card for 1936 listing the fixtures of the All India tourists, Gloucestershire and Somerset teams. Handwritten annotations in ink and pencil to the county matches. Minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £28
Lot 225:
Lot 225
Australia tour of England 1938. 'Oakhill Brewery Co.' fixture card for 1938 listing the fixtures of the Australian tourists, Gloucestershire and Somerset teams. Sold with a Player's Navy Cut fixture card for 1930 listing all county fixtures and the Australian tourists. Some wear , splitting to spine of the Player's card, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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'Hastings & St. Leonards Central Cricket & Recreation Ground Fixture List, 1935'. Large hanging cricket fixture card for the 1935 season. 21"x12.5". Light crease, age toning and some fading to the top half, small loss to lower right corner, odd nicks, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original leaflet published by British Railways advertising cheap day return tickets to Yorkshire County Cricket and Scarborough Festival matches, 1959 season. 12.5"x10". Light vertical crease, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 227:
Lot 227
Sir Julien Cahn's XI 1937. Octagonal six page fixture list for the 1937 season bound in leather in Cahn's black, grey and pink colours, gilt title to front. Minor soiling to covers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
The 1937 fixtures included a match against the New Zealand touring party, 11th-12th August played at West Park, West Bridgford. The New Zealanders won by nine wickets
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William Howard Vernon 'Hopper' Levett. Kent & England 1930-1947. Two box files comprising a collection of Levett's personal effects including items relating to the 1933/34 tour to India captained by Douglas Jardine. Items include an official M.C.C. Christmas card, two copies of a mono real photograph postcard of Levett wearing his M.C.C. tour blazer, the photograph by Flemons of Tonbridge, and an official tour itinerary booklet including a mono photograph of the touring party on board the 'S.S. Mooltan'. Also a further selection of official M.C.C. tour Christmas cards sent to Levett for South Africa 1948-49 signed 'Dougal' (Doug Wright?), Australia 1962/63 signed Colin (Cowdrey), Australia and New Zealand 1970/71 signed by the four Kent players on the tour Colin Cowdrey, Brian Luckhurst, Derek Underwood and Alan Knott, also by David Clark the tour manager. A souvenir match card for Maidstone Cricket Week 1973 during which Colin Cowdrey scored his 99th and 100th first-class centuries, with a personal message to Levett and his wife, signed 'Colin'. Two original press photographs including a panoramic view of Eden Gardens, Calcutta 1934, and action from the Gentlemen v Players match, Lord's 1931. Also dinner menus, a selection of press cuttings, letters to Levett and his wife, a leather covered hip flask inscribed with Levett's initials 'W.H.V.L.' a catalogue for the sale of Levett's effects by Mervyn Carey, Tenterden, 14th May 1997 etc. Some wear and ageing to Christmas cards, photographs etc, otherwise overall in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £390
Lot 229:
Lot 229
Robert 'Bobby' Abel. Surrey & England 1881-1904. An illuminated address 'Presented to Robert Abel together with a gold watch'. The citation reads 'as a mark of esteem and respect by a few Friends of Rotherhithe and Bermondsey on his return from Australia'. Below are listed the names of the Chairman, Treasure, Hon. Secretaries and Committee Members, dated 3rd May 1888. The highly decorative border with initials 'R.A' to top corners and crossed bats, wickets and ball to the lower border. The address framed in an original gilt frame. Previously sold by Christies as lot 257, June 1989. Wear and staining to the illumination, loss to the gilt frame. Sold with a large certificate for the 'Sloper Award of Merit' awarded to Abel on 1st July 1899 'because he broke all records'. The certificate features colour cartoons to the top and right side of the popular Victorian cartoon character, Ally Sloper, and a wax seal. Mounted in the original mount in fragile condition with wear and loss. Qty 2
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Abel played in all but one of the matches on G.F. Vernon's tour to Australia in 1887/88 and made his highest score of the tour, 95, in the first match. The timing of the Sloper Award in 1899 coincides with Abel's then record Championship score of 347no playing for Surrey v Somerset at The Oval, 29th-31st May 1899. Surrey, who scored 811 in their only innings, won the match by an innings and 379 runs.

Ally Sloper, was one of the first comic strip characters, created for the magazine 'Judy' in 1867, a rival to the magazine 'Punch'
Lot 230:
Lot 230
Don Bradman 1930. Rare and original 78 rpm vinyl 'Columbia Gramaphone Co' record with recording by Bradman entitled 'How It's Done- A Friendly Chat by Don Bradman of the Australian Cricket XI. 1930' and two piano solos 'Old Fashioned Locket' and 'Old Bungalow of Dreams' both by Don Bradman. In card sleeve. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 231:
Lot 231
'Colin Cowdrey and Geoff Pullar'. Original 1960's free standing card advertising showcard showing the two England openers walking out to bat. Signed in ink by both players. Appears to have been trimmed, 6"x8.5", with card support at back, odd faults otherwise in good condition. Sold with three further advertising showcards for 'Run-it-Out Card Cricket' c1940s, 8"x10" with card support. 'A Sure Hit. Crook's Mitre Brand Cricket Equipment', c1960s. 8.5"x11". Loss to card support. 'Make Sure You Catch Every XXXX Minute' leaflet dispenser featuring a cut-out of Ian Healy in wicketkeeping pose. 14.5"x13". Odd faults, generally good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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West Indies, South Africa and County autographs 1926-1929. Large autograph album comprising over one hundred signatures in pencil, the odd signature in ink. All signatures appear to have been collected when Gloucestershire were playing at Bristol. West Indies signatures include eleven members of the 1928 touring party including Wight, St Hill, Martin, Constantine, Hoad, Fernandes, Browne etc. South African signatures from the 1929 tour include Siedle, Morkel, Dalton, Bell, Quinn, Christy, Deane, Ochse, Cameron etc. Notable county signatures include Robertson-Glasgow, White, J. Lee (Somerset), Hammond (Gloucestershire), Astill, Geary, Shipman (Leicestershire), Hendren, Hearne, Durston (Middlesex), R. Tyldesley, Iddon (Lancashire), Tennyson, Mead, Livesey (Hampshire), Gunn, Shipston, Voce (Nottinghamshire etc). Some wear to the album covers, the pages in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 233:
Lot 233
Jack Morrison Gregory. New South Wales & Australia 1920-1929. Official complimentary 'Players & Staff' ticket for Oxford University v Australians played at Christ Church Ground, Oxford, 22nd-25th May 1926. Signed in ink by Gregory. The ticket is laid down to album page with handwritten inscription below in ink 'Gregory the great Australian Batsman'. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
The match, in which Gregory played, was won by the Australians by an innings and 13 runs
Lot 234:
Lot 234
William Eric Russell. Middlesex & England 1956-1972. Official Middlesex County Cricket Club Player's Handbook and Itinerary booklet for the 1957 season. This was Russell's own copy, with annotations throughout in pencil and ink including scores made by Russell in matches in which he played. Rusting to staples, minor wear to covers, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official Middlesex C.C.C. fixture card for 1956. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 235:
Lot 235
M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1948/49. Official Union-Castle Line menu cover and Route Map of Africa. The menu cover signed in ink to the front by sixteen members of the touring party. Players' signatures include Mann (Captain), Compton, Jenkins, Young, Washbrook, Hutton, Evans, Bedser, Crapp, Gladwin etc. Lacking the signature of Simpson. Denis Compton's copy with initials 'D.C' to top left corner. Some creasing and wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
Lot 236:
'Dinner to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Victory Test Matches'. Official menu card for the Dinner held at Lord's on the 3rd July 1985. The inside 'Menu' and 'Wines' page signed by twenty nine of the guests including many who played in the Victory Tests. Signatures include Hutton, Gover, Edrich, Allen, Mann, Pope, Fishlock, Hassett, Keith Miller, Sismey, Stanford, Ellis etc. The menu split into two parts for display, window mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 13"x18". G/VG. Previously sold as lot 273 in Phillips auction of October 1998
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 237:
Lot 237
India tour to Australia 1977/78. Official Australian Cricket Board menu for the 'Dinner in Honour of the 1977-78 Indian Touring Team' held at Kooyonga Golf Club, Lockleys, South Australia, 26th January 1978. The four page folding menu is signed to the rear page by ten attendees. Signatures include Bishan Bedi, Rick Darling, Jim Higgs, Brijesh Patel, Ashley Woodcock etc. Sold with a menu for the 'Gala Test Match Dinner' held at the Sheraton Perth Hotel, 30th January 1992, signed to the front cover by Kapil Dev. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 238:
Lot 238
Sydney Santall. Warwickshire & London County 1894-1914. Single page handwritten letter in ink on 'Sydney Santall Athletic Outfitter, Bournemouth' letterhead, dated 15th April 1952. In the letter to Leslie Gutteridge of Epworth Books, Santall states, 'I wrote an article: "I like to remember First-Class Cricket when I was a boy" for "The Cricketer" which appeared in their Spring Annual in 1940. I want to get a copy of it and Mr. Langford has suggested that I write to you. Can you help me and if so, how much will it be'. Signed 'S. Santall'. Horizontal and vertical folds, some creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Leonard Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Official typed contract dated 31st December 1958 issued by Associated Newspapers to Hutton. Nicely signed in ink twice by Hutton. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 240:
Lot 240
Signed menus. Green album comprising ten menus, all signed by one or more attendees. Menus are for dinners given by Barclays Bank (Maidstone District) 1983, Cricket Club Conference 1999, Dimanchian and United Pilots Cricket Clubs 1980, England Cricket Club Inaugural Dinner 1997, Pembury Cricket Club 1992, 1994 and 1996 etc. Signatures include Dennis Lillee, Henry Blofeld, Graham Johnson, Bill Frindall, Ken Cranston, George Mann, Hubert Doggart, Paul Allott, Norman Cowans, Graeme Fowler, Tom Graveney, Derek Randall etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 241:
Lot 241
Signed menus. Blue album comprising sixteen menus, all signed by one or more attendees. Nine menus are for dinners given by The Northern Cricket Society in 1988, 1990-1993, 1995-1998. Others include Royal Automobile Club 2010, Sheffield Cricket Lovers' Society 1979, Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society 1971 etc. Signatures include Geoff Boycott, Martyn Moxon, 'Bomber' Wells, Frank Tyson, Ian Chappell, Michael Vaughan, Keith Fletcher, Ray East, John Lever, Derek Randall, Tom Graveney, Derek Underwood etc. Sold with a further album comprising ten unsigned menus 1970s-2000s. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 242:
Lot 242
Signed menus. Official menu for the Annual Dinner held at the Clarendon Restaurant, Hammersmith, 8th March 1922 for Boston Park Cricket, Tennis and Bowls Club. Nicely signed in ink to front cover by D.J. Knight (Surrey, Oxford University & England 1911-1937), J.W. Hearne (Middlesex & England 1909-1936) and H.D.G. Leveson Gower (Oxford University, Surrey & England 1893-1931). Some creasing to two corners, wear to right edge of front cover otherwise in good condition. Also an official menu for the Annual Dinner for Wembley Cricket Club held at the Railway Hotel, Wembley, 8th February 1928. Five signatures in pencil to front cover including F.J. Durston (Middlesex & England 1919-1933), J.A. Cutmore (Essex 1924-1936) etc. Gilt edges. Minor ageing, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
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Signed Cricket Society (Northern Section) menus. Official menu for the Cricket Society (Northern Section) dinner held on 27th April 1949. Eight signature in ink to front including Don Brennan (Yorkshire & England 1947-1964), Edgar Oldroyd (Yorkshire 1910-1931), Brian Sellers (Yorkshire 1932-1948), William Worsley (Yorkshire 1928-1929) etc. Horizontal fold, small crease to lower left corner, otherwise in good condition. Also an official menu for the dinner held on 13th June 1949. Eight signatures in ink to verso including Arthur Gilligan (Cambridge University, Surrey, Sussex & England 1919-1932), George Mann (Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1937-1958), Brian Sellers (Yorkshire 1932-1948), Walter Hadlee, Jack Phillips, manager of the 1949 New Zealand touring party, John Arlott etc. Minor staining, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
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Signed Cricket Society menus. Five official menus including Northern Cricket Society, 18th September 1952, 29th November 1963 and 1st July 1964. Also Rotherham Cricket Society First Annual Dinner, 1st April 1960 and The Cricket Society Luncheon at Lord's Tavern 21st January 1961. Cricketers' signatures include Reggie Spooner, Len Hutton, Cyril Washbrook, William Worsley, Brian Sellers, Learie Constantine, Herbert Sutcliffe, Harry Saltham etc. Other signatures include Neville Cardus, A.A. Thomson etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 245:
Lot 245
South Australian Cricket Umpires' Association menus. Two official menus for the dinner held at the Italian Club, 28th March 1984. Both menus signed in ink to the front covers by Don Bradman, one also signed by Paul Sheahan, the other signed by Barry Jarman. Some staining to one menu with staple holes to top edge, the other in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 246:
Lot 246
The Forty Club. Three official menus for Annual Dinners of The Forty Club held at the London Hilton on 26th October 1984, 23rd October 1987 and 28th October 1988. The 1984 menu signed to the front cover by eleven attendees including Jim Swanton, Gubby Allen, Peter May, George Mann, Charles Palmer etc. The 1987 menu with six signatures to front cover including Len Hutton, Raman Subba Row, Hubert Doggart, Michael Parkinson, Brian Johnston etc. The 1988 menu signed by Tim Rice. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 247:
Lot 247
Kent club dinner menus. Official menu for The Kent Hoppers' Tie Club Dinner held at Chiesmans Georgian Restaurant, Maidstone, 30th November 1953. Signed to the front cover in ink by five Kent cricketers Tony Pawson, Peter Hearn, Derek Ufton, Ted Witherden and Tony Woollett. Also signed in pencil by guest speaker Kenneth Horne. Sold with a Sevenoaks Vine C.C. menu for 1950 signed by P.F. Warner, and a 1997 Kent Hoppers' Tie menu signed by Fred Ridgeway. Vertical fold and some foxing to the 1953 menu, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
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Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1920s-1960s. Brown album comprising a good selection of cuttings of County scores and articles, obituaries etc, signatures in ink on pieces laid down, and the odd handwritten letter for the period. The signatures include a good number of players who made only a few first-class appearances, also second eleven players. Rarer signatures include E.C.J. Sheppard (five matches for Gloucestershire 1921-1922), W.H. Simmonds (two matches 1924-1925), R.F.P. Holloway (seven matches 1923-1926), J.W. Burrough (seven matches 1924-1937), H.J.H. Alpass (seven matches 1926-1928), W.G. Seabrook (one match 1928), E.S. Hoare (three matches 1929), M.A. McCanlis (one match 1929), D.C.G. Raikes (five matches 1932), F.J. Sewell (four matches 1937), G.P. Surman (two matches 1936-1937), E.G. Dewfall (two matches 1938), A.H. Mills (four matches 1939-1948), C. Hollinshead (one match 1946), A.F. Hignell (one match 1947), L.D. Watts (one match 1958) etc. Letters replying to a request for autographs include W.S.A. Brown (1896-1919), F.J. Weeks (seven matches 1925-1928) etc. Over 130 signatures in total. A comprehensive collection in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £540
Lot 249:
Lot 249
County autographs. Green album comprising photograph cuttings, official programmes etc all signed. Also eleven signatures of Middlesex players on pieces laid down to a page, with a photograph cutting of the 1949 Joint Champions team of 1949 to the centre signed by six players. Signatures include S.M. Brown, J.J. Warr, J. Sims, W. Edrich etc. Signatures on pieces include D. Compton, J.D. Robertson, P.F. Warner, G.O. Allen, J.A. Young, F.R. Brown, L. Compton etc. The remainder of the album comprises later signatures including Zimbawe World Cup team 1983. Signed programmes include a benefit match for Mike Denness signed by John Shepherd and David Nicholls of Kent. The centre pages from the programme for the second Test, England v West Indies 1984. Signatures include Keith Miller, Roy Marshall, Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards etc. Other signatures include Jim Parks, Jim De Courcy, Graham Gooch etc. Mixed condition, generally good
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
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Post war international cricketers. Brown file comprising a large selection of newspaper and magazine photograph cuttings, some full page, of teams and individual players, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include members of the Australia touring parties for 1948, 1953 and 1961 including Don Bradman, Richie Benaud, Ray Lindwall, Arthur Morris, Neil Harvey, Keith Miller, Norman O'Neill, Dennis Lillee etc. English players include Godfrey Evans, Peter May, Johnny Wardle, Colin Cowdrey, Frank Tyson, Bob Appleyard, Alec Bedser, Len Hutton, Bill Edrich, Tony Lock, Jim Parks, Brian Close, Cyril Washbrook, Denis Compton, Tom Dollery, Fred Truman etc. Others include Sunil Gavaskar, Farokh Engineer, Intikhab Alam, Frank Worrell, Hanif Mohammad etc. Over two hundred signatures in total, some duplication. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £50
Lot 251:
Lot 251
Derbyshire C.C.C. c1950s. A good selection of mainly postcard size photographs and plain back postcards of Derbyshire players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Alan Revill, Derek Morgan, Laurie Johnson, Les Jackson, Donald Carr, 'Dusty' Rhodes, Edwin Smith, George Pope, Tommy Mitchell etc. Some duplication. Qty 14. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
Lot 252:
Lot 252
Essex C.C.C. 1950s-1980s. A good selection of mainly postcard size photographs and plain back postcards of Essex players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Frank Vigar, Trevor Bailey, David Acfield, Michael Bear, Neil Foster, Robin Hobbs, Keith Pont, Brian Taylor, Stuart Turner etc. Qty 11. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
Lot 253:
Lot 253
Glamorgan C.C.C. 1950s-1970s. Three postcard size mono photographs and one smaller candid photograph laid to card of Glamorgan players, each signed by the featured player. Signatures are Jim Pressdee, Don Shepherd, Wilfred Wooller and Allan Watkins. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 254:
Lot 254
Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1910s-1980s. A good selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards and one colour postcard of Gloucestershire players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Sid Russell, Cecil 'Sam' Cook, Andy Brassington, Charlie Barnett, David Allen, Jack Davey, Ken Graveney, Gilbert Jessop, Andy Stovold etc. Odd duplication. Qty 13. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 255:
Lot 255
Hampshire C.C.C. 1950s-1980s. A good selection of mainly postcard size photographs and plain back postcards of Hampshire players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Mike Barnard, Dennis Baldry, Jim Bailey, Vic Cannings, Reg Dare, Jimmy Gray, Malcolm Heath, Bobby Parks, Alan Rayment, Peter Sainsbury, Derek Shackleton etc. Odd duplication. Qty 13. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 256:
Lot 256
Kent C.C.C. 1940s-1980s. A good selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of Kent players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Arthur Phebey, David Sayer, Derek Ufton, John Prodger, David Nicholls, Peter Jones, David Halfyard, Alan Dixon, John Page, Mike Denness, Arthur Fagg etc. Odd duplication. Qty 13. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £95
Lot 257:
Lot 257
Lancashire C.C.C. 1930s-1990s. A good selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of Lancashire players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Roy Tattersall, Jack Bond, David Green, Jack Ikin, Lionel Lister, Peter Marner, Wasim Akram, Cyril Washbrook etc. Odd duplication. Qty 10. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Lot 258:
Lot 258
Leicestershire C.C.C. 1950s-1980s. A good selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of Leicestershire players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Jack Birkenshaw, Brian Davison, Maurice Hallam, Ken Higgs, David Kirby, Graham McKenzie, Norman McVicker, Paul Munden, Eddie Phillips, Ray Smith, Roger Tolchard etc. Odd duplication. Qty 17. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 259:
Lot 259
Middlesex C.C.C. 1930s-1980s. A good selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of Middlesex players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Jim Sims, Charles Robins, Don Bennett, Gubby Allen, Mike Brearley, Denis Compton, Leslie Compton, Alan Moss, George Mann, Chris Walton etc. Odd duplication. Qty 13. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 260:
Lot 260
Northamptonshire C.C.C. 1920s-1970s. A selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of Northamptonshire players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Colin Milburn, Frank Tyson, Claud Woolley, Keith Andrew, Brian Crump, David Larter etc. Odd duplication. Qty 7. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 261:
Lot 261
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1930s-1970s. A selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of Nottinghamshire players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Harold Larwood, Reg Simpson, Joe Hardstaff Junior, Barry Whittingham and Eddie Hemmings. One duplicate. Qty 6. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 262:
Lot 262
Somerset C.C.C. 1950s-1960s. A selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of Somerset players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures are Graham Atkinson, Peter Eele, Brian Langford, Ken Palmer, Harold Stephenson, Maurice Tremlett and Peter Wight. Qty 7. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Lot 263:
Lot 263
Surrey C.C.C. 1940s-1980s. A selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of Surrey players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures are Jim Laker, Arthur MacIntyre, Peter Waterman, Micky Stewart, Bill Smith, Pat Pocock, Intikhab Alam, Ian Greig, Laurie Fishlock, Freddie Brown and Geoff Arnold. One duplicate. Qty 12. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 264:
Lot 264
Sussex C.C.C. 1930s-1980s. A selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of Sussex players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures are Henry Parks, Charlie Oakes, Ted Dexter, Hubert Doggart, James Langridge, John Langridge, Paul Parker, David Sheppard and Thomas Cook. One duplicate. Qty 10. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 265:
Lot 265
Warwickshire C.C.C. 1930s-1980s. A selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of Warwickshire players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include John Jameson, Jack Bannister, Dennis Amiss, David Brown, Tom Cartwright, Peter Cranmer, Fred Gardner, Tom Dollery, Lance Gibbs, M.J.K. Smith, Bob Wyatt, Dick Spooner etc. Odd duplicates. Qty 22. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 266:
Lot 266
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1940s-1980s. A selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of Worcestershire players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures are Don Kenyon, David Humphries, Tom Graveney, Jack Flavell, Hugo Yarnold, Glenn Turner and Basil D'Oliveira. Odd duplicates. Qty 10. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 267:
Lot 267
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1930s-1970s. A selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of Yorkshire players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Bob Appleyard, Geoff Boycott, Brian Close, Alec Coxon, Frank Dennis, Keith Gillhouley, John Hampshire, Len Hutton, Richard Hutton, Sandy Jacques, Colin Johnson, Doug Padgett, Brian Stott, Ken Taylor, Willie Watson, Vic Wilson etc. Odd duplicates. Qty 22. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £110
Lot 268:
Lot 268
South Africa 1930s-1990s. A selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of South Africa players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures are Neil Adcock, Ian Smith, David Richardson, Athol Rowan, Jackie McGlew, Bruce Mitchell, Percy Mansell, Cuan McCarthy and Geoff Griffin. Qty 9. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 269:
Lot 269
West Indies 1920s-1980s. A good selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of West Indies players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures are Learie Constantine, Wes Hall, Conrad Hunte, Everton Weekes, Alf Valentine, Rawle Brancker, John Cameron, Joey Carew, Colin Croft, Maurice Foster, Michael Frederick, Andy Ganteaume, Gerry Gomez, David Holford, Deryck Murray etc. Odd duplicates. Qty 22. G
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £160
Lot 270:
Lot 270 Lot 270
India and Pakistan 1930s-1970s. A selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of India and Pakistan players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. India signatures are Vijay Merchant, Mushtaq Ali and Chandu Borde. Pakistan signatures are Sadiq Mohammad and Zaheer Abbas. Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 271:
Lot 271
New Zealand 1940s-1980s. A selection of mainly postcard size photographs, plain back postcards etc of New Zealand players, some original, some copy, all signed by the featured player. Signatures are Bert Sutcliffe (two signatures), Eric Petrie, Martin Crowe and Dick Motz. Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £18
Lot 272:
Lot 272
Australia 1940s-1980s. Four mono plain back postcards of Australian players, all signed by the featured player. Signatures are Bill Johnston, Ian Redpath, Dean Jones and Charlie Macartney (signed to verso). G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 273:
Lot 273
Australia 1940s-1980s. A selection of mainly postcard size copy photographs, plain back postcards etc of Australian players, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Neil Harvey, Jeff Thomson, Brian Taber, Richie Robinson, Peter Philpott, Kerry O'Keeffe, Ken Meuleman, Rick McCosker, Ian Meckiff, Laurie Mayne, Keith Miller, Len Maddocks, Bill Johnston, Ian Johnson, Bill Lawry, Graeme Hole, Lindsay Hassett etc. Odd duplication. Qty 22. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £180
Lot 274:
Lot 274
Australia 1930s-1980s. A selection of mainly postcard size copy photographs, plain back postcards etc of Australian players, all signed by the featured player. Signatures include Ron Archer, Peter Allan, Bill Brown, Brian Booth, Grahame Corling, Alan Connolly, Ian Craig, Geoff Dymock, Fred Freer, John Gleeson, Neil Harvey, Kim Hughes, Ian Johnson, Lindsay Kline, Dennis Lillee, Arthur Morris, Ian Meckiff, Doug Walters etc. Odd duplication. Qty 30. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £190
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Cricket autographs c1949/1950. A nicely presented large autograph album comprising team postcards, album pages, letters, photo cuttings, autograph sheets etc with over one hundred and fifty signatures collected around 1949 and 1950 with good representation of Worcestershire, Hampshire and Somerset players. The album includes approximately fifty cartoon strips by Ron Yeomans drawn by Thack, each featuring a cricketer, the majority signed by the featured player, others with signatures laid down. Signatures include Alan Wharton, Frank Prentice, Norman Yardley, George Dews, Billy Griffith, Don Brennan, Freddie Brown, Reg Perks, Fred Ridgway, Trevor Bailey, Godfrey Evans, George Cox, Reg Spooner, Bill Voce, Harold Gimblett, Les Ames etc. Other signatures on pieces, letters etc include Bill Edrich, Cliff Gladwin, Doug Wright, Jack Young, Alec Bedser, Tom Graveney, John Langridge, Martin Donnelly, Cyril Washbrook, Bert Sutcliffe, Dick Pollard, Hubert Doggart, Joe Hardstaff, Denis Compton, Jim Laker, Laurie Fishlock etc. Also included is a good original mono photograph of Len Hutton in batting pose, nicely signed in ink by Hutton. Internationals' signatures include members of the 1949 New Zealand touring party to England including Jack Cowie, Walter Hadlee, Tom Burtt etc. Also members of the 1950 West Indies touring party to England including John Goddard, Gerry Gomez, Everton Weekes, Frank Worrell, Clive Walcott, Jeffrey Stollmeyer, Ken Trestrail, Roy Marshall, Bob Christiani, Alf Valentine etc. Also a few signatures of celebrities of stage and screen including the comedian, Bob Hope, Phyllis Bentley (author), Rachel Kempson (actress) etc and two signatures of tennis players, Tony Mottram and Joy Gannon. Small damage to the front cover of the album, otherwise an excellent selection in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £150
The 'Close-ups' of famous cricketers cartoons series was a popular feature in the Yorkshire Evening Post in the 1949 and 1950 seasons
Lot 276:
Lot 276
Kent C.C.C. membership cards. Thirty eight cards for the 1911, 1912. 1930-1937, 1953, 1961-1963, 1965-1973m 1977, 1983-1986, 1988, 1990-1992, 1998 and 2000 seasons. Eight cards are for R.L. 'Bob' Arrowsmith and signed by him. Odd duplicates. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £150
Bob Arrowsmith played for I Zingari for many years, having good contacts with many first class players and he also wrote a history of Kent cricket. As well as being a writer of cricket books, Arrowsmith was Wisden's principle obituary writer from 1976 to 1988
Lot 277:
Lot 277
Australia tour to England 1934. Page on Langham Hotel, London letterhead nicely signed in ink by ten members of the Australian touring party. Signatures are Woodfull (Captain), Grimmett, Ebeling, Brown, McCabe, O'Reilly, Wall, Ponsford, Fleetwood-Smith and Kippax. Lacking the signature of Bradman. Horizontal and vertical folds, minor ink smudge to the Ponsford signature, adhesive mark to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £110
Lot 278:
Lot 278
Middlesex C.C.C. 1958. Jim Laker's Benefit. Narrow page with Surrey emblem nicely signed in ink by twelve Surrey players. Signatures are Surridge, May, Laker, McIntyre, Barrington, Lock, Stewart, A. Bedser, E. Bedser etc. Inscription to verso, 'Laker's Benefit Match at Watchetts 19.8.56'. Horizontal fold, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
Lot 279:
Lot 279
West Indies tour to England 1939. Two small joined album pages signed in ink by ten members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures are Grant, Clarke, Martindale, Hylton, Gomez, Barrow, Weekes, V. Stollmeyer, J. Stollmeyer and Constantine. Tape staining from verso, otherwise in good condition. Sold with three other album pages with West Indies signatures including Frank Worrell (2), Basil Butcher, Edwin(?) St Hill etc. Sold with a large album page with ten signatures of Barbados players. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55

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