George E. Hart (middlesex) Collection

Lot 380:
Lot 380
'Jardine Justified'. Bruce Harris. London 1933. Original boards. Nicely signed in black ink to the front end paper by sixteen members of the M.C.C. touring team to Australia 1932/33 'Bodyline Tour'. Signatures are Wyatt, Larwood, Allen, Voce, Bowes, Sutcliffe, Pataudi, Ames, Leyland, Paynter, Verity, Mitchell, Duckworth, Hammond, Tate and Brown, lacking the signature of the Captain Douglas Jardine.... Also signed to inside front board by Jack Hobbs, on the tour as a journalist. The 'Dedication' page reads 'To One who stayed at Home' and is signed below this inscription by Hart. One plate loose. Some foxing to page block otherwise in good condition. A rarely seen signed Bodyline book
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £420
George Hart may well, in the course of a fourteen year career for Middlesex have been twelfth man more often than any other cricketer. For good measure, he had also acted as twelfth man for England in three Tests at Lord's, a position for which his faultless fielding admirably qualified him.
Lot 381:
Lot 381 Lot 381
'M.C.C. 1787-1937'. The Times Publishing Company. London 1937. Very nicely signed to the front end paper in black ink by the Yorkshire and Middlesex teams who played at The Oval on the 11th to 14th September 1937, being the end of season finale, Championship winning County (Yorkshire) v Runners-up (Middlesex). Twenty four signatures in total, nine signatures of the Middlesex team, thirteen signatures of the Yorkshire team and the signatures of the two umpires Frank Chester and Joe Hardstaff. Signatures include Sellers, Hutton, Yardley, Sutcliffe, Mitchell, Verity, Smailes, Leyland, Wood, Bowes, Owen-Smith, Hendren, Edrich, Smith, Sims, Hart, Gray etc. Hart has also signed the front end paper facing the front board 'G.E. Hart, Lord's 1937'. Foxing to odd pages, some wear to boards and total loss of spine paper otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Cricket is my Life'. Len Hutton 1949, nicely signed in ink to front end paper by Hutton, odd faults, some foxing wear to spine paper otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Yorkshire won the match by an innings and 115 runs, Yorkshire making 401 all out in their first innings (Hutton 121, Mitchell 86, Smith 4-76) and Middlesex being bowled out for 185 (Smailes 4-51) and 101 (Verity 8-43) in their two innings.
Lot 382:
Lot 382
Elias Henry 'Patsy' Hendren. Middlesex & England, 1907-1937. M.C.C. tour of Australia 1928/29. Original oval cameo studio photograph of Patsy Hendren, head and shoulders in suit and tie taken on the M.C.C. tour whilst in Adelaide. The photograph laid down to photographers mount and inscribed in ink to Hart from 'E. Patsy Hendren'. Photograph by Crown Studios, Adelaide. The photograph measures 3.5"x5.25" and overall with studio mount 6"x8". Minor wear to mount and slight fading to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold

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