Rugby

Lot 1573:
The Rugby Football Annual 1931-32, 1932-33, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1937-38 and 1939-40. Bound in original decorative blue boards, the 1939/40 issue with beige cloth. Some age toning to some editions, other odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Sold with duplicates of the 1932-33 (2) and 1939-40. Qty 9. Sold with a run of The Playfair Rugby Football Annual from 1949/50-1951-52, 1953-54-1955-56, 1957-58-1963-64, 1965-66 and 1970-71-1972/73. Plus a duplicate for 1959-60. All large issue. Qty 18. Some odd faults otherwise in overall good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £35
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 1573a:
Lot 1573a
'Pall Mall Rugby Almanack' 1959-1982. A good run of sixteen editions of the Pall Mall Rothmans Rugby Almanack for 1959-1961, 1963/64, 1965-1968, 1971, 1975, 1977 (2 copies), 1979, 1980, 1982 and 1983. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £0
Lot 1574:
Lot 1574
International Rugby Board 'IRB World Rugby Yearbook' . A run of the yearbook for 2001/02 (two copies), 2002/03, 2003/04 and 2007-2013. Qty 11. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1575:
Lot 1575 Lot 1575
'Twickenham Jubilee Match' 1959. R.F.U. President's copy of the official match programme for England & Wales v Scotland & Ireland, Twickenham, 17th October 1959. Tipped in to red leather covers with silver gilt title and emblem to front cover. Includes a loose 8pp booklet post-match souvenir booklet. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
President of the R.F.U. in the 1959/60 season was John Tallent who played five matches for England 1931-1935
Lot 1576:
Lot 1576
John Wisden's Rugby Football Almanack 1923-24. Edited by C. Stewart Caine. Scarce first edition of the Almanack. Bound in blue boards, with original paper wrappers, with gilt titles to spine. Minor marks to original wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £110
The Rugby Almanack ran for three editions, the 1925/26 edition was the last to be published due to a lack of subscribers
Lot 1577:
Lot 1577
Rugby Union photographs 1930s-1970s. Folder comprising a good selection of seventy five original mono press photographs featuring international and club players in match action, training and other settings. International teams include New Zealand All Blacks on tour in Australia and South Africa in 1970, South Africa, Scotland, Home Internationals including Ireland v France, South Africa tour to England 1961 etc. Clubs featured include Bristol 1931, Blackheath, Swansea and Cardiff 1934, Harlequins 1978 etc. Odd faults to earlier photographs, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1578:
Lot 1578 Lot 1578
Rugby Union photographs 1930s/1940s. Over sixty original mono press photographs of International and Club teams and match action, the majority from the 1930s and 1940s, with a good number from French photo agencies. Photographs include International teams and players from France, England, Wales, Ireland, clubs including Nantes, Bristol, Swansea, Llanelli, and representative teams including Barbarians, Warwickshire, Cornwall etc. Good images. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1579:
Lot 1579
Rugby programmes and photographs 1940s-2000s. Box comprising a good selection of official match programmes, annuals, photographs etc. Programmes include wartime matches for the 'Inter-Services 'Services International Match', England v Wales at Gloucester 20th March 1943 and 8th April 1944, also British Police and Welsh Police representative matches including the South Wales Police R.F.C. tours to Canada 1985 and New Zealand 1988 etc. Other programmes include Barbarians match programmes 1954-2004 including v New Zealand, Cardiff 1954 and v Australia, Cardiff 1958 etc., Oxford v Cambridge Varsity match programmes 1958 and 1961. Also seven Pall Mall Rothmans Rugby Almanacks for 1959, 1960, 1963/64, 1967 (2 copies), 1968 and 1971, and over forty original colour press photographs of 1990s England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland international player and action images, includng two mono copy photographs signed by New Zealand players, Colin Meads and Ian Kirkpatrick. Approx. The majority 10"8". G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £180
Lot 1580:
Lot 1580
Arthur Owen Jones. Nottinghamshire & England 1892-1914. Two official silver match whistles used by Jones to referee International tour matches in Wales in 1906 and 1912. The first with engraved inscription to whistle 'South Africans v Glamorgan County at Cardiff. 31st October 1906. Referee A.O. Jones Esq' and the other 'Springboks v Glamorgan at Cardiff. A.O. Jones Esq. Referee. 17-10-12'. The latter whistle hallmarked. Loop suspension to each whistle. Both a little tarnished but in good condition. The whistles were bought from the family by the vendor. Rare early match whistles
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
In the 1906 match, the South Africans beat Glamorgan 6-3 in front of a crowd of 40,000 people. In the 1912 match, the South Africans beat Glamorgan 35-3.

Arthur Jones played twelve cricket Test matches for England and scored over 1000 runs in a season nine times for Nottinghamshire. Jones captained the County from 1900 to 1914, the year of his death aged only 42. Jones also captained and played rugby for Leicester RFC and later became a well known referee
Lot 1581:
Lot 1581
Rugby. Cardiff Arms Park c1950s. Large and impressive original mono photograph of an oblique aerial view of the Cardiff Arms Park rugby and cricket grounds beside the river Taff, looking north with the railway line at the lower part of the image, Cathays Park to the top. The photograph by H. Tempest. The photograph measures approx. 25"x20". Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 32"x28". Slight staining to the mount, the photograph in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1582:
Lot 1582
Rugby Union. 'Magnificent Seven'. Red Welsh rugby union 'number 10' shirt, signed by seven iconic Welsh internationals including Jonathan Davies, Cliff Morgan, Phil Bennett, Neil Jenkins, Barry John etc. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 32"x25". VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1583:
Lot 1583
Welsh rugby union club programmes 1951-1965. Over sixty official match programmes featuring Welsh clubs including forty five Llanelli home matches programmes for games played at Stradey Park, including v International XV 9th September 1957, v Australia 10th December 1957, v Barbarians 2nd November 1965 etc. Other clubs home match programmes include Cardiff (Qty 2), Newport (3), Richmond (1), Swansea (6), Neath (1) etc. Some wear and rusting to staples, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1584:
Lot 1584
Signed Home International rugby programmes 1947-2004. Seventeen official match programmes for home internationals, the majority signed or multi-signed by participating players. Programmes are Scotland v Wales 1947, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957 and 1959, Ireland v England 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957 and 1959, and France v England 1990-2004 (six programmes). Approx. one hundred and forty signatures in total. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1585:
Lot 1585
Oxford v Cambridge Varsity Match programmes 1949-1965. A good run of twelve official match programmes for Varsity Matches played at Twickenham for 1949, and 1955-1965. Tear to the front wrapper of the 1949 programme, some with scores annotated to covers, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1586:
Lot 1586
England and Ireland programmes 1950-2016. Box comprising an extensive collection of official match programmes for the period, including a run from 1958-1998 with original match tickets. Also a near complete run of Ireland home programmes v England for the period 1955-2005, also Ireland v Wales 1953-2006, Ireland v Scotland 1954 etc. Some duplication. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £170
Lot 1587:
Lot 1587
England international home programmes 1937-2000s. Box comprising a good selection of official programmes for international matches played at Twickenham for the period. Programmes include England v Scotland 1951-1973, 1977-2001 and 2005 including a run for 1973, 1979-1985, 1989, 1993, 1997 and 1999 with original match tickets. Also a good run of home programmes v Wales 1948-1992, v Australia 1948-2000s, England v The Rest 1937 etc. Some duplication. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1588:
Lot 1588
England v France home and away programmes 1947-2015. Box comprising a good run of official match programmes for the period including a full set for the French Grand Slam 2002, and a number with original match ticket for 1955, 1973, 1979, 1983, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1997 and 1999. Also a small selection of programmes for France v Wales, v Scotland etc. Sixteen programmes 1970s-1990s are signed by players, over two hundred signatures in total. Some duplication of programmes. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £380
Lot 1589:
Lot 1589
Wales home and away programmes 1950-2000s. Box comprising a good run of home internationals against England and Scotland, including a good number of home programmes against Scotland with original match tickets, and other match tickets for matches v Ireland and v England. Also home and away tour matches and internationals v South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and U.S.A., and one programme for the match v France at Colombes, 1961, signed by ten members of the Wales team. Earlier programmes include a run of Welsh Trial matches played at Cardiff Arms Park in 1950, 1951, 1953, 1955-1960, 1962, 1963, and 1969. Odd duplication. Also includes a selection of Welsh Rugby Union Centenary 1881-1981 brochures, a WRU handbook for 1965-66, laws and guidance booklets for referees etc. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1590:
Lot 1590
Middlesex 7 A-Side Finals, Twickenham 1929-1991. Collection of sixteen programmes for the period for Finals played at Twickenham for 1929, 1949-1950, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1971, 1972, 1977-1979, 1985 and 1989-1991. The 1929 programme with two original match tickets. Some odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38

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