Football Memorabilia

Lot 1515:
Golf desk set. Excellent mid Victorian silver plated desk ink stand comprising a golfer wearing cap at the top of his back swing in front of a filigree tree in Art Nouveau style with fluted vase loosely inserted. This is attached to a silver plated stand/mount with four short legs to base and with two raised hooks for pens. To either side of the figure there are ink wells in the shape of golf balls. The mount with floral decoration. Marks of James Deakin & Sons of Sheffield, 'desk bell' trade mark and number 'S3616' to base. Approximately 11.5" tall with vase attached, 9" long and 7" wide. Appears to have lost some parts of the trees branches and leaves to back, small damage to base otherwise in good condition. Note from the previous owner suggest 'made by Biggins 1880'? (ex Bob Appleyard (Yorkshire & England 1950-1958) collection)
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1516:
Lot 1516
Colin Montgomerie. 'Monty's Miss'. Large colour photograph of Montgomerie having famously just missed a putt. Nicely signed by Montgomerie. 12"x16". VG
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1517:
Lot 1517
'Golfing Reminiscences. The Growth of the Game 1887-1925'. William Reid. First edition, Edinburgh 1925. Dedication in ink to front cover 'With the author's compliments'. Original blue cloth covers. Light internal foxing, minor staining and wear to covers, slight fading to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1518:
Lot 1518
'The Game of Golf'. W. Park Junr. London 1896. Original green cloth with golf illustration to front cover, gilt titles to spine. Annotations in pencil to rear page, piece removed from top edge of title page, some breaking to spine block, light wear to covers and internal foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1519:
Lot 1519
'Famous Golf Links'. Horace G. Hutchinson with contributors including Andrew Lang, H.S.C. Everard, T. Rutherford Clark etc. First edition, London 1891. A collection of essays originally from the 'Saturday Review'. Original grey cloth with illustrated front cover, gilt titles to spine. Light water staining to top edges of some pages, some pages untrimmed, preface and contents pages detached, minor wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £300
Lot 1520:
Lot 1520
'The Golf Courses of the British Isles'. Bernard Darwin. Illustrated by Harry Rountree. Duckworth & Co, London 1910. First edition. Green decorated cloth covers with gilt titles to front cover and spine. Gilt to top page edges. Slight bowing to covers with minor wear and bumping to covers. Some foxing to internal pages. Otherwise a good copy
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1521:
Lot 1521
'The Life of Tom Morris with glimpses of St Andrews and its golfing celebrities'. W.W. Tulloch. T. Werner Laurie, London 1908. Green cloth with decorative illustrated covers, gilt title to spine. Nick to head of spine paper, bumping to corners, wear to board extremities, otherwise a good bright copy of this rare golf book
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: unsold
Thomas Mitchell Morris (1821-1908), known as 'Old Tom Morris', was born and died at St Andrews. After designing and laying out the course at the newly formed Prestwick Golf Club, he was appointed as greenskeeper and professional at St Andrews from 1865 and worked as a clubmaker, ballmaker, golf instructor and course designer, remaining there until 1903. As a player Morris was runner up in the Open Championship in 1860, winning the competition the following year in 1861 and a further three times. He held the record of the largest margin of victory in a major tournament, winning by 14 holes in the 1862 Championship, a record which remained until Tiger Woods won by 15 holes in the 2000 US Open
Lot 1522:
Lot 1522
Tennis figures. A pair of very large late 19th century German bisque tennis figures of a boy and a girl, both dressed in contemporary dress in bright colours and holding a tennis racket an a ball. The girl figure measures approximately 15" and the boy approximately 14" tall. Minor wear and chipping to the base of the boy figure and chip with very small loss to his finger otherwise in good condition (ex Bob Appleyard (Yorkshire & England 1950-1958) collection)
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1523:
Lot 1523 Lot 1523
Christine Truman and Virginia Wade. Two original mono press photographs of Truman and Wade in match action, both signed to the photograph by the featured player. The Truman photograph taken at Wimbledon, 29th June 1965 beating Nancy Richey to reach the semi-finals. The other photograph shows Virginia Wade winning to reach the second round, 24th June 1970. Both images similarly mounted framed and glazed, overall approx. 15"x11.5". G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £8
Lot 1524:
Lot 1524
Rugby Union. 'With the British Rugby Team in Maoriland. True Story of the Tour'. R.A. Barr. Otago Daily Times & Witness Newspapers Company, Dunedin 1908. The only publication to cover the 'Anglo-Welsh' tour to New Zealand in 1908. Original paper wrappers. Some breaking to spine block, loss to spine, old tape repairs to covers and spine, front cover and first three pages detached. Some annotations, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £370
The 1908 tour is referred to as the 'Anglo-Welsh Tour' as only players from Wales and England participated (the name 'British Lions' was not introduced until 1950). Three Test matches were played, the New Zealand All Blacks winning two, the third was drawn
Lot 1525:
Lot 1525
'Rugby- The Game' by Ompax. First edition, Glasgow 1927. Original brown cloth, titles on paper labels to front cover and spine. Spine label detached but retained. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1526:
Lot 1526
'Football. The Rugby Union Game'. Rev. F. Marshall. First edition, London 1892. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to cover and spine. Presentation copy with dedication to J.H. Murray, Hon. Secretary, Swinton Football Club. Wear to covers, slight breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1527:
Lot 1527
Rugby Union. 'History of New Zealand Rugby Football'. A.C. Swain. Volumes I-IV. Auckland, New Zealand 1998. History of New Zealand Rugby covering 1870-1945, 1946-1957, 1958-1979 and 1980-1991. Hardbacks with good dustwrappers. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1528:
Lot 1528
'Kings of Rugby'. The 1959 Lion's Tour & Series and the Lives Beyond'. Paul Verdon. Auckland 2008. Limited edition 196 of 490 copies, signed by the author and by 'the surviving All Black and Lions players who played on the tour of 1959'. Forty three signatures to dedicated pages. Signatures include Briscoe, Caulton, Clarke, Diack, Hill, Irwin, MacEwan, McCullough, Meads, Walsh, Whineray, Ashcroft, Davies, Dawson, English, Hewitt, Horrocks-Taylor, Jeeps, Meredith, Millar, Morgan, Murphy, Prosser, Pisman, Scotland, Thomas, Waddell, Young etc. In slip case. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1529:
Lot 1529
The Rugby Football Annual. Complete run of this rarer annual for 1913/14 (first year of issue) to 1939/40 (23rd and final year of issue). The 1913/14 issue with original paper wrappers, presented in slipcase with pale blue cloth and dark blue spine, gilt title to spine. All other issues are rebound with similar matching covers (the 1938/39 and 1939/40 with beige cloth and blue spines), all with original paper wrappers retained. A nice full set in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £680
The Rugby Football Annual was founded by Charles Marriott in 1913 and ran for twenty three issues to 1939-40 and was the primary reference for rugby in this period
Lot 1530:
Lot 1530
Rugby Annual For Wales. Complete run with duplication of the annual from 1969/70 (first year of issue) to 2006/07. Includes two versions of the 1971/72 edition, one with colour covers, the other in mono overprinted 'Special Rush Copy in Black and White'. Qty 62. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1531:
Lot 1531
'John Wisden's Rugby Football Almanack' 1923/24, 1924/25 and 1925/26. 1st to 3rd editions. Edited by C. Stewart Caine. Scarce complete set of the three published volumes of the Almanack in original paper wrappers. Handsomely rebound in brown quarter leather and marbled covers, raised bands and gilt titles to spines. Very rare to see a complete set of this Almanack and in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £460
The 1925/26 edition was the last to be published due to a lack of subscribers
Lot 1532:
Lot 1532
Rugby biographies and autobiographies. Seven titles, each signed by the subject. Titles are 'Rugby From The Front', Peter Wheeler 1983. 'Mighty Mouse', Ian McLaughlin 1980. 'Nick Farr-Jones', Peter Fitzsimmons, Sydney 1993. 'High Balls and Happy Hours', Gavin Hastings 1994. 'Dusty', Dusty Hare 1985. 'Winning!', Clive Woodward 2004. 'Diary of a Season', Lawrence Dallaglio 1997. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1533:
Lot 1533
Welsh rugby greats biographies and autobiographies. Four titles, each signed by the featured player. Titles are 'The Barry John Story', Barry John 1974. 'Life at Number 10', Neil Jenkins 1998. 'Getting Physical', Scott Gibbs 2000. 'Bread of Heaven', Ieuan Evans 1995. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15

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