Sporting Ephemera

Lot 1750:
Lot 1750
Motorsport. Stirling Moss. Four original typed letters from Moss written on Stirling Moss BRDC (British Racing Drivers' Club) letterhead, and dated 1957-1958 at the height of his racing career. Moss is writing to 'Mr Stollery' thanking him for gifts received including a newspaper prop and spoons, also on returning from a trip abroad in which 'we nearly got kidnapped in Cuba'. In a letter dated 1st April 1958, Moss refers to the coming season in which he raced for the Vanwall team, 'My only hope is that the Vanwall will convert over so that we can run it on petrol successfully'. Sold with a further letter dated 6th May 2010 to the grandson of the earlier correspondent written soon after Moss had left hospital following a fall down a lift shaft. Adhesive marks to the verso of three of the earlier letters, folds, creasing and minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
The Vanwall VW5 was the first British constructed car to win a World Championship race, and in 1958 the Vanwall team won the inaugural Constructor's Championship with Moss and Tony Brooks finishing second and third respectively in the Drivers' Championship
Lot 1751:
Lot 1751 Lot 1751
Horse Racing. Two original handwritten letters, one on Daily Express letterhead dated 16th December 1957 from Peter O'Sullivan, the other from Iris Piggott, mother of Lester Piggott, dated 15th December 1957. Both are writing to 'Mr Stollery' thanking him for the gifts of hand crafted and embroidered newspaper props. Some creasing and adhesive marks, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £5
Lot 1752:
Lot 1752
Sporting books. Four titles including 'Skating', Douglas Adams. Revised edition, London 1892. 'Mountaineering', Claude Wilson, London 1893. Breaking to internal hinges. 'Running and Cross- Country Running', Alfred Shrubb, London 1908. Splitting to spine, wear to front cover. The three titles with original decorative cloth covers. 'Field Events', F.A.M. Webster, London Athletic Club c1930s/1940s. Original limp covers. Some faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1753:
Lot 1753 Lot 1753
'The "House" on Sport'. A collection of essays by Members of the London Stock Exchange. Compiled and edited by W.A. Morgan. London 1898 & 1899. Volumes 1 & 2 with original decorative covers. Covers a wide variety of sports including cricket. Profusely illustrated. Fading and nicks to the head of spine papers, and minor wear to boards. Internally good/very good on both volumes. Ex J.W. Goldman collection. Sold with a rarer accompanying 20pp supplement of transcripts of newspaper reviews of the publication. Age toning and rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1754:
Lot 1754
Australian rules football. St. Kilda Football Club 1965. 'Saturday's League Easter Bunnies'. Original pen and ink cartoon by artist Samuel Wells for the Melbourne Age. The cartoon is reporting on St. Kitts' first game at their new ground at the Moorabbin Oval, Melbourne against Collingwood, 17th April 1965. Played in front of over '50,000 fans who risked pneumonia to see the "christening", and 'Saints' win their 1st match of the season by 6 pts'. The cartoon depicts a number of the St. Kitts players including the '1st game for new Saints Des Kennedy (Sandy) & Ken Mann (Claremont W.A.)', the kicker Ian 'Splinter' Cooper who kicked the first goal etc. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1755:
Lot 1755 Lot 1755
Olympic Games. Berlin 1936. Official 'Olympia-Heft' booklets covering both summer and winter sports. Issued by the Organising Committee, Berlin. Issue numbers 3, 10, 12, 15, 21 and 26. German language with details of the Games events/sports, history etc. Sports covers are Bobsleigh and Ice Hockey, Field Athletics, Boxing, Shooting, Rowing etc. Some foxing, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 6. Sold with three German stamps postmarked for the 1936 Olympics, and eight original mono photographs cut from post Olympic cigarette company postcard albums. Good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1756:
Lot 1756
'So Kampfte und Siegte die Jugend der Welt. XI Olympiade Berlin 1936'. Franz Miller. Munich 1936. Report on the Summer Olympics held in Berlin. Illustrated, text in German. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £5
Lot 1757:
Lot 1757
'Desert Orchid' and 'Nijinsky'. Two Royal Doulton limited edition colour plates featuring the two great race horses. 10.5" diameter. Both limited edition of 7000 plates produced. With certificates of authenticity. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £38
Lot 1758:
Lot 1758
Racing Legends. Collection of six mugs, decorated by artist Graham Ison, Danbury Mint, and featuring Mill Reef, Desert Orchid, Dancing Brave, Red Rum, Arkle and Nijinsky. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £34
Lot 1759:
Lot 1759 Lot 1759
Great Jockeys. Collection of nine Royal Worcester plates, decorated by artist Melvyn Buckley, Danbury Mint, and featuring Lester Piggott, Tommy Stack, Willie Carson, Pat Eddery, Frankie Detori, Bob Champion, Walter Swinburn, Richard Dunwoody and Tony McCoy. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1760:
Lot 1760
'The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Horse Racing'. Foreword by Steve Cauthen. W.H. Smith 1989. Signed by a number of famous jockeys and trainers, some signatures to the page, some signatures on pieces laid down to the page. Signatures are Steve Cauthen, Henry Cecil, Micheal Stote, Willie Carson, Ray Cochrane, Pat Eddery, Franki Dettori, Joe Mercer, Lester Piggott, Gordon Richards, Micheal Roberts, Greville Starkey and Walter Swinburn. Original dustwrapper tatty, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1761:
Lot 1761
'Huntley & Palmers Biscuits, Reading & London'. Display of nine early colour advertising cards (c1880/90's) with image of a sport being played. Sports depicted are polo, fishing at sea, shooting, stag shooting, tennis, cross country running, hunting, fishing in a boat on the river and rowing. Each card with gilt border, title and image to inside border. Each card measures 3"x4.5". The cards mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 17"x21". Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1762:
Lot 1762
Sporting carriage/travel clock. Excellent exquisite late 19th century brass carriage/travel clock, with sporting scenes of hunting, shooting and fishing in enamel (?) to face and two side panels, glass top panel, the enamel circular dial with roman numerals enclosed within a shaped brass case with bevelled glass. Original leather outer/carrying case (worn) with red silk padded lining and brass fittings. Makers mark to verso of clock for Deacons of Swindon. Working order with replacement key. Good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £150
Deacons was established in 1848 and still going strong today
Lot 1763:
Sporting tins, knife etc. Selection of items including four tiny oblong tins featuring a sport to each, cricket, football, boxing and cycling, a similar slightly larger shaped tin featuring football, two Swiss moon shape tins featuring football and tennis, a metal card holder with celluloid image of a football match, a 1958 Soccer diary and a brass swiss army style knife with images of football and tennis to sides made by 'Depose' of France. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1764:
Lot 1764
'Burnham Town Hockey Club Season 1910-11'. Excellent photograph of the team, standing and seated in rows, in hockey attire, some with sticks. The photograph laid down to photographers mount with printed title to top border, players names to lower border. The photograph measures 13"x11". Includes R. Selwyn-Payne who played cricket for Somerset C.C.C. Minor foxing, good condition. A good image
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1765:
Lot 1765 Lot 1765
Sporting Vanity Fair lithographs. Three original lithographs 'Hard Hitter'. Captain Edgeworth Johnstone. Spy 1896, 'The Champion of 1885'. Mr John Roberts Jr. Spy. 1885 and 'Michael Michailovitch'. The Grand Duke Michael of Russia. Wag 1894. The last print with original biography laid down to back, some wrinkling to print, the other two in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1766:
Cricket and sporting postcards. Large green album containing a good selection and variety of mainly cricket postcards but including golf, tennis, football etc. Includes Australia 1905, Surrey 1934, F.S. Jackson, C.B. Fry (both Valentine's), Yorkshire 1964, Kinsella postcards for cricket, tennis, football etc, Boy footballer postcards (Millar & Lang), Boy Cricketer postcards (Philco), cricket memorial (Hambledon), Tom Brown cricket postcards (Davidson Bros), C.B. Fry (Corinthians F.C.) (Herriet Series) ETC. Some duplication of postcards. Approximately 90 postcards in total. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1767:
Kinsella postcards. Good collection of colour postcards by Kinsella featuring the boy and girl playing cricket, tennis, football etc, Some postcards framed. Some duplication of cards. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1768:
Lot 1768
Baseball and other sporting books. Box comprising approximately thirty sporting books and a selection of magazines, souvenir brochures etc. Good North American content. Subjects covered include general sport histories, baseball, ice hockey, American football etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50

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