The Cricket Collection of Mike Smith, Cricket Lover of Kent. Part Twelve

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'A Grand Match of Cricket'. 'The Kentish Gazette'. Original early newspaper for Friday, September 23rd 1791 published and printed in Canterbury. With small advertisement with cricketing vignette. The advertisement reads 'Cricketing. On Monday next, the 26th instant, will be played, at Faversham, A Match of Cricket, between the Gentlemen of Faversham, Linfield and Teynham against the Gentlemen of the Star Club on Chatham Hill, for One Guinea a man. The wickets to be pitched at ten o'clock and the game played out. N.B. A good ordinary [meal at fixed time and price] in the field by George Hills, at the White Hart'. Below this there is a larger advertisement with cricketing vignette 'On Monday, next, September 26, will be played a match of cricket at Lord's Ground, Mary-le-bon, Kent with Harris and Beldam against 22 of Essex and Hertford. below it lists the two teams. On the Kent team players include Hon. E. Bligh, Pilcher, Fielder, Boxall, Harris, Beldam, Clifford etc. On a further page there is a report in the form of a letter dated 19th September, sent to the Kent Gazette with details of a match held at Lord's 'The grand match of cricket began this morning, between the Mary-le-bone club and the Brighton Club, Harvey Afton with the former and Lord Barrymore on the other. The Mary-le-bone went in first and were out at half past four. Phoenix got ninety-one notches off his own bat: his adversaries clumsily missed a couple of his balls, which were very easily to be caught; he was bowled out at last by the Painter, the ball passing through his legs and afterwards hitting the wicket. Harvey Afton got about three notches. It is five to one against the Brighton Club. The Mary-le-bone club, in the first innings got 196 notches. Phoenix is to play against the Painter, who is reckoned the best of the Brighton players at single wicket, for one hundred guineas. Captain Bligh likewise plays against the painter, one hundred and fifty guineas. Mrs Fitzherbert remained in the Prince's Tent the whole day, and dined in it, with the Mary-le-Bone Club'. Unusual to get so much cricket coverage in one four page newspaper of the time. The newspaper has some slight age toning and folds otherwise in good to very good condition for its age. Rare item
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £400
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'The Batsman's Bride'. Percy Heywood and Donald Hughes. Original handwritten musical score bound in cloth covers of songs for an operetta in the style of Gilbert and Sullivan written in the late 1940s and first performed at Rydal School Colwyn Bay in 1948. The score, comprising over fifty pages, is handwritten in ink with additions and alterations in pencil, and typed lyrics laid down to the pages. Included is an original programme for a performance given by the Manx Gilbert and Sullivan Society in 2002, slipped in with a covering letter from Geoff Collier of the Society to the collector, Mike Smith, dated 25th March 2002. Smith had loaned the score to Collier for their production. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
The programme notes, which detail the history of 'The Batsman's Bride', include references to a production aired on BBC Radio 2 in 1975 (featuring Don Estelle amongst the cast), and an abridged version shown on ITV. A version of the score was published by Oxford University Press in 1957, which is recorded in Padwick, no. 6579
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Cricket patents 1889-1902. Three original patents for 'Improved Cricket Stumps and Bails', Charles Rose Jnr, 1889, 'Improved Cricket Bat Handles', W.M. Brookes & Son, 1894, and 'Improvements to Leg Guards', C.E. Richmond, 1902. Each patent is bound in matching hard boards with title to front. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Cricket ephemera 1890s-1970s. White file comprising an interesting selection of souvenir booklets, advertising flyers, a match ticket, menu, autograph sheet, album page etc. Contents include an original advertising flyer for 'Cricket on the Hearth. Grace Parlour Cricket' board game c1896; an unofficial folding fixture card for the 1946/47 M.C.C. tour to Australia produced by H.M.V. and Kenradio Electric Co. of New South Wales; two album pages including signatures of Hendren and Ames in ink, also Braund, Tate, Hobbs etc in pencil; official menu for the dinner held at Skinners' Hall, London, for the 1956 Australians; printed images from the 'Supplement to "Topical Times"' of Harold Gimblett, Leslie Todd, Alan Melville, Denis Compton, Neil McCorkell, William Copson and Len Hutton; original 'Daily Mail Test Match Bulletin' of a report of England's defeat of Australia in the Sydney Test, December 1928; official autograph sheet for the 1968 Australia tour to England, fully signed by the seventeen members of the touring party etc. Odd faults, overall in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
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Printed cricket ephemera early 1900s-2000s. Two small files comprising a good selection of printed ephemera including advertising fliers, fixture booklets, souvenir booklets, match programmes, scorecards etc covering Test, County, Club and exhibition cricket. Contents include an original advertising flyer for Geo. G. Bussey cricket bats c1900; official fixtures cards/ booklets include '1948 1st class county, minor counties, public school matches' published by Ellimans, Sons & Co for members of Yorkshire C.C.C.; official programme for an exhibition football match, 'Eddie Baily's XI v Doug Insole's XI', Walthamstow, 1st November 1964, signed to the centre pages by Ted Ditchburn (Tottenham Hotspur), Tommy Docherty (Chelsea), George Curtis (Arsenal), Doug Insole and one other. Other booklets include 'The Laws of Cricket. Instructions to Umpires', New South Wales Cricket Association, c1910; 'Australian Board of Control for International Cricket Matches. Constitution, Rules and By-Laws', Sydney 1924; Scarborough Cricket Festival 'Official Souvenir' No. 1 1951 and No. 4 1954. Also two 'result chart' cards for Bill Jones coaching services, 'Why Envy' and 'Shirking Isn't Cricket', both printed in London 1928 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
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Cricket ephemera selection. Contents include an official invitation and complimentary match ticket issued to Clem Wilson (Yorkshire & England) for the second Test, England v New Zealand at Old Trafford, 24th-27th July 1937. Official player's itinerary booklet for the M.C.C. tour to Australia and New Zealand 1950-51, owner unknown. 'Rules of the Marylebone Cricket Club' for seasons 1920, 1932 and 1938. M.C.C. 'Pavilion and Ground Regulations, List of Members &c.' 1890. Receipt book for W.A. Oldfield Pty. Ltd. Premier Sports Depot, Sydney. Six individual copies of magazines including The Cricketer, The American Cricketer, Cricket [Netherlands] etc. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
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Cricket posters and handbills. 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds'. Original poster including an advertisement for the publication of 'Two additional parts. The series will therefore be Completed in Eighteen Parts'. c1895. 15"x10". Denis Compton 'That's the Style. Brylcreem your hair' original hanging advertising card, published by Picture Post, 30th July 1949. 9.5"x13". Large original poster for Somerset v West Indies, Taunton, 29th-31st May 1963[?]. 30"x19.5". Folds. Handbill advertising matches for the Scarborough Cricket Festival, 30th August- 11th September 1989. Single page price list for 'Jack Hobbs Ltd', supplier of school colours and sports equipment for Kings College, London. Date unknown. Some faults, overall in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
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Women's cricket 1920s-2000s. A selection of official brochures, programmes, club statistics and press photographs relating to women's cricket. Official brochures and programmes include England v Australia, Women's Cricket Association Golden Jubilee brochure. Women's Cricket 50th Jubilee Test Tour, England v Australia 1987. Women's European Cricket Cup, East Midlands, 18th-22nd July 1990. Brochures for the Women's World Cup 1993 and European Cup 1995 etc. Includes a page cutting from 'The Cricketer Winter Annual 1921-2' relating to White Heather Ladies C.C. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
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Cricket dinner menus 1957-1999. File comprising twelve official menus including an unusual menu for the 'Dinner & Presentation to honour Mr Denis Compton' held at The National Sporting Club, Cafe Royal, London on 24th September 1957, consisting of a card cricket bag with 'D.C.' to centre and various destination labels, with 'kit' consisting of cards in the shapes of a stumps, wicketkeeping gloves and scorebook. Lacking the cricket bat card. Place name card for G.D. Huxtable. Other menus include dinners held in Perth for Rodney Marsh 1983 and Terry Alderman 1990, Neil Hawke, Adelaide 1990, Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society dinners held in 1968, 1970 and 1972, dinner to welcome the return of the M.C.C. touring party to Australia, Hollingbourne 1975 etc. Sold with a further file comprising a collection of cricket related beer mats including a numbered set of fourteen Shepherd Neame 'Master Brew Local Hero' mats c1990, each featuring former members of the Kent team. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £75
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Printed cricket ephemera onwards. Two boxes comprising a good selection of post war tour guides, Test and cup match programmes, press cuttings, magazines, booklets, benefit brochures, annuals, menus etc. Includes a selection of signed pages, photographs etc including a sheet with printed title 'First Class Debuts 1923-1939' signed in later years by thirty one players. Signatures include Doug Wright, R.E.S. Wyatt, Hopper Levett, George Mann, Cyril Washbrook, F.R. Brown, Alec Bedser, Roly Jenkins, Godfrey Evans, Denis Compton, Alf Gover, Dennis Brookes etc. Also a 'Godfrey Evans 1953 Book of Cricket' signed by Evans, an official programmed for 'H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh's Team versus Lord Porchester's Team', Highclere Park, 3rd August 1958 in good condition. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £82
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'Peace Corps Cricket' 1963. A training kit comprising six film strips, each in a plastic canister, produced by the School Film Service, New York. Each film strip features a set of frames of diagrams relating to aspects of the game of cricket. Subjects are 'The Batter' (two parts), 'The Bowler', 'The Fielder', 'The Game', and 'The Officials'. An accompanying press cutting from the Sunday Telegraph dated 31st March 1963 describes the purpose of the training aids which were produced by Miss Gertrude Jacobs of the Schools Film Service to help American volunteers understand the game. In original box with order forms. Sold with 'Film Stips [sic]', England v Australia 1948' and 'How to play Cricket: Wicket Keeping. Four original packets with details and each containing six very small film stips of the two subjects. Also 'Film Stips' Denis Compton, 'My Cricketing Days' in small 'Peep-Scope' box. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
The Peace Corps, a volunteer programme run by the U.S. government, was officially inaugurated in Washington D.C. by J.F. Kennedy in 1961, and provides global social and economic development schemes
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Cricket advertising signs 1990s/2000s. Five large original advertising signs, the majority collected by the vendor from various County and Test venues. Signs are 'npower Ashes Series 2009'. Lancashire County Cricket Club Team Coach. Two boards for 'County Cricket Week', Neville Cricket Ground, Tunbridge Wells, c2000s. A book launch advertising card for 'A Century of Cornhill Tests' by Ken Lawrence, 1995. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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Ashes menus 1970s/1980s. Official menu to welcome the returning England touring party to Australia, held at Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne on 26th March 1975. The four page menu in card covers with pink ribbon tie. Very good condition. Sold with 'The Hoover Bicentennial Test Ball 1988', official souvenir programme/ menu for the Ball held at the North Sydney Oval on the 27th January 1988. Tim Robinson's personal copy, his name printed to the front cover. Small damage to front cover, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
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England 'Rebel' Tour to South Africa 1989. Official white South Africa Cricket Union flag, with Springbok head and 'S.A.C.U.' in yellow to green roundel. Previously sold by Trevor Vennett-Smith in 2000. 48"x27". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
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Cricket autographs 1920s onwards. Small red album comprising a selection of over fifty signatures in ink and pencil, the majority on pieces, some laid down. Also a collection of modern postcards. Earlier signatures in ink include Hutton, Sandham (Yorkshire), Lowery (Derbyshire), Washbrook (Lancashire), Warr, Titmus, Moss, Murray (Middlesex), Tennyson (Hampshire), Kenyon (Worcestershire) etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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Nicholas Wanostrocht. Large folding manuscript indenture on vellum, dated 6th March 1839. An agreement between Nicholas Wanostrocht and his wife, Anne Wanostrocht regarding the transfer of ownership of 'a piece of ground and two freehold [?] schools in Camberwell. Clearly and beautifully signed in ink 'N. Wanostrocht' with seal. Overall approx 23"x28". G/VG
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £410
Nicholas Wanostrocht, 1804-1876 was also known as Felix and was one of the leading cricketers of his time. He played for both Kent and Surrey and wrote the classic cricket book 'Felix on the Bat'. He was also a well known artist. When his father died in 1824 he had inherited the running of his school in Camberwell, aged only nineteen, and he was afraid that the parents of pupils might think that cricket was too frivolous a pastime for a schoolmaster
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Douglas Robert Jardine. Oxford University, Surrey & England 1920-1934. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Jardine, dated 2nd October 1956. Written on 'The Scottish Australian Company', London letterhead, Jardine is replying to an invitation to a function. 'Dear Moore. I have fixed my daughter for Switzerland without myself going, so this [is] to say I shall be delighted to come on 8 January. Nearer the date please let me know time and dress'. Nicely signed 'Douglas Jardine'. Light horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
Jardine was a board member of the Scottish Australian Company, which dealt in real estate and finance. He died in 1958
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Somerset C.C.C. 1950s. Three mono plain back real photograph postcards of Somerset players wearing cricket attire. Each postcard signed in ink to the photograph by the featured player. Signatures are Gerry Tordoff (Somerset 1950-1955), Ken Biddulph (1955-1961), and Bryan Lobb (1955-1969). Sold with a mono head and shoulders press photograph of Horace Hazell (1929-1952), signed by Hazell in ink to the photograph. 4.25"x6.5". Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
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Peter Regan Sunnucks. Kent 1934-1946. Mono real photograph postcard of Sunnucks, three quarter length wearing cricket attire and Kent blazer. Signed in ink to the photograph by Sunnucks. Slight uneven trimming. Photographer unknown. Sold with a selection of unsigned mono real photograph postcards of individual Kent players including Frank Woolley, Bryan Valentine, Godfrey Bryan, Leslie Todd (all Flemons of Tonbridge), Arthur Phebey (Hunt of Tonbridge), and a Kent team photograph postcard by Flemons 1930s. Qty 7. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
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Signed county player postcards 1940s-1960s. Six mono real photograph postcards and similar size photographs, each signed in ink by the featured player. Signatures are Martin Horton (Worcestershire & England 1952-1971), Alan Wilson (Lancashire 1948-1962), Peter Lee (Northamptonshire & Lancashire 1967-1982), Percy Davis (Northamptonshire 1935-1952), and Alan Rees (Glamorgan 1955-1968) and Peter Gatehouse (Glamorgan 1957-1962). Sold with a selection of mainly unsigned mono and colour postcards of players, grounds, trade cards etc, some modern. Includes an original mono cabinet card photograph of a young boy in cricket attire by Friese Greene, Bath, probably c1900. 4.25"x6.5". Qty 37. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
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Cricket phone and credit cards 1990s. A good selection of over forty cricket related phone and credit cards, the majority presented in a small blue album, others loose. Phone card issuers include BT (Qty 3 including two in unopened seals), Cable and Wireless Cayman Islands (9), Trinidad & Tobago (3), Antigua & Barbuda (5), also Telecom New Zealand, [Sri] Lanka Pay Phones etc. Credit cards include Bank of Scotland 'Cricket Card' (5), and MasterCard 'Professional Cricketers Association' (7). Some duplication. Sold with a Royal Australia Mint Don Bradman five dollar commemorative coin in original official credit card size mount. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
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Cigarette and trade cards 1920s onwards. A mixed selection of twenty four cigarette, advertising and trade cards, of which sixteen are signed by the featured player. Signatures include Hobbs, Boshier, Wyatt, Ames, Ponsford, Mitchell-Innes, Berry, Hornibrook, a'Beckett, Kippax etc. Issuers include Players, Wills, Major Drapkin, Churchmans etc. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £100
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Cricket stickers and collectors' cards. Box comprising a file comprising a full set of eighty four 'Scanlens World Series Cricket [1981]' numbered cards and six 'checklist' index cards. Five player cards of Rod Marsh, Martin Kent, Len Pascoe, Jeff Thomson and Kim Hughes are signed by the featured player. Also sticker albums including 'Panini World of Cricket 83', six copies, two complete of which one profusely signed by one hundred and ninety players. Other incomplete album series include 'Scanlens Cricket', Australian Cricket Board 1983/84, 'Picture Album of Secrets of Cricket', D.C. Thompson 1935, Panini 'Cricket 1991' etc. Eighteen albums in total. Some duplication. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
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Signed cricket postcards 1980s-1990s. White file comprising forty two postcards and postcard size photographs, each signed by the featured player. Signatures include Kemp, Key, Knott, Llong, Luckhurst, Marsh, McCague (Kent), Kirsten (Derbyshire), Larkins, Lamb (Northamptonshire), Long, Mendis, Parker (Sussex), Jarvis (Yorkshire), Lara (Warwickshire), Marshall (Hampshire), Pringle (Essex) etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
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'The Magnet' 1925. Full set of twelve numbered cards of cricketers issued by Amalgamated Press in 1925. Each card features a cut out mono figure of a cricketer in action on a green base with fold marks to create an upright figure approx. 4.5" tall. Player's printed biography to verso. Light creasing to the fold marks on some cards, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £65
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'The Magnet' 1926. Full set of eight unnumbered cards as issued of cricketers, Amalgamated Press, 1926. Each card features a cut out mono figure of a cricketer in action on a green base with fold and cut marks to create an upright figure approx. 4.5" tall. Player's printed biography to verso. Light creasing to the fold marks on some cards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £80
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'The Popular' 1926. Five from the set of eight unnumbered cards as issued of cricketers, Amalgamated Press, 1926. Players are Bardsley, Taylor, Holmes, Gregory and Watson. Each card features a cut out mono figure of a cricketer in action on a green base with fold and cut marks to create an upright figure approx. 4.5" tall. Player's printed biography to verso. Light creasing to the fold marks on some cards, tear to the base of the Gregory card and the bat of Taylor, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
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Cigarette and trade cards part sets 1900s onwards. Blue folder comprising a good selection of incomplete sets. Series include R. & J. Hill 'Famous Cricketers' 1923, set of forty, lacking no. 25. Godfrey Phillips (Australia) B.D.V. 'Test Cricketers 1932-1933' (Qty 4). Godfrey Phillips (London) 'Cricketers' brown back 1924 (7), 'Famous Cricketers' 1926 (15), 'Spot the Winner' 1937 (15), Pinnace Series, miniatures 1924 (17). Hartley's Tobacco Cape Town, 'South African English Tour 1929', two cards of Macmillan and Vincent. Hoadley's Chocolates, Melbourne, 'Test Cricketers' 1936/37, small format, nos. 25 and 34, also the medium format series 1938 nos. 12, 22 and Farnes, 'Empire Games and Test Teams' 1932, nos. 32, 37, 41. Kiddy's Favourites 'Popular Cricketers' 1948, set of 52 lacking nos. 30 and 48. J. Millhoff & Co 'Famous Test Cricketers' 1928, 11 medium format, 3 small format, 'In the Public Eye' 1930, all four cricketers in the series. Snider & Abrahams Ltd (Australia) 'Cricketers in Action' 1906, 'Milo' backs, seven cards of Braund (2 copies), MacGregor, Haigh, Gunn, Hill and Hirst. Cohen, Weenon & Co 'Cricketers, Footballers, Jockeys' 1900, two cards of Abel and Mason. Other issues include News Chronicle, J.A. Patreiouex, Potter & Moore, D.C. Thomson, F. & J. Smith etc. Odd faults to some series, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £220
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Cigarette and trade cards 1930s onwards. Two green folders comprising approx. two hundred and fifty trade and cigarette cards, mainly individual and part sets. Series include a full set of 38 Godfrey Phillips 'B.D.V. Test Cricketers 1932-33'. Part sets include Godfrey Phillips 'In the Public Eye' 1935, 'Spot the Winner' 1937. Amalgamated Press, 'Sporting Champions' 1922. Australian Licorice 'Giant Brand' 1928/29-1930/31. Boys' Magazine, Daily Herald, Erindale Handkerchiefs, Hoadley's Bubble Gum, Mackintosh's Toffee, Minties etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £130
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Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire 1947. Official souvenir silk scorecard for the drawn match played at Trent Bridge, 12th-15th July 1947. Top scorer was C.B. Harris with 100 in Nottinghamshire's first innings. Some adhesive staining to top edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
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'The Book of Cricket. A New Gallery of Famous Players'. C.B. Fry. Editor. London 1899. A complete set of sixteen individual weekly issues. Original pictorial wrappers. Illustrated. Minor wear to wrappers, otherwise in very good condition. Rarely seen in this condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
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'Eton v Harrow at Lords'. Edited by Sir Home Gordon. London 1926. Eton limited edition of 325 copies, this being number 164. Original decorative covers. Owner's name, 'W.H. Patterson 1926' handwritten in ink to verso of limitation page. Some wear to covers and fading to spine, internally in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £48
William Henry Patterson attended Harrow School and played in the drawn match v Eton at Lord's in 1877 having had his cricket kit stolen while travelling to Lord's by carriage. He subsequently played first class cricket for Oxford University and Kent 1880-1900, and was joint captain of Kent 1890-1893. He was later President of Kent C.C.C. and served on the M.C.C. committee
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Cyril Mowbray Wells. Cambridge University, Surrey & Middlesex 1891-1909. Presentation display of photographs of Eton College House teams for the period 1917 to 1920. The display with title to top border 'C.M. Wells. House Cricket XI's' and Eton Collage emblem to centre of title. Below are four photographs of the Junior XI 1917, House XI 1917, House XI 1919 and House XI 1920 which are mounted to board. The photographs feature some players who went on to eventually play first class and Test cricket. Players include G.O. Allen (Middlesex & England), W.W. Hill-Wood (Derbyshire), A.C. Gore (Army). Each photograph is titled with players names written beneath. Hills & Saunders Esq. Framed and glazed, overall 18"x15". G/VG. Previously sold by Christies in the M.C.C. Bicentenary auction as lot 448, 13th April 1987.
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Cyril Mowbray Wells was Assistant Master and Housemaster at Eton College from 1893-1926
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'Gentlemen v Players at The Oval. July 10th-12th 1913'. Official photograph of the Gentlemen team, with the two umpires, who played in the match. The photograph laid down to mount with titles above and players names printed below. Players include P.F. Warner (Cpt), Douglas, Fender, Falcon, Jessop, Day, Bird, Simms etc. The photograph appears to be in its original gilt mount and original frame. The photograph measures 6.5"x4.5" and overall in the frame 16.5"x13.5". Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
The match was drawn, Jessop top scored for the Gentlemen with 81 and 107, Simms taking eight and Falcon seven wickets in the match
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M.C.C. [S.B. Joel's] tour of South Africa 1924/25. Large mono photograph of the 'Union-Castle Line to South and East Africa. R.M.S. Edinburgh Castle 13,330 tons' which took the team to South Africa. Signed to the face of the photograph, above and below the ship by sixteen members of the touring party including Tennyson, Holmes, Russell, Jameson, Gilligan, Geary, Marriott, Bartley, Tyldesley, Bowley, MacBryan, Parker, Stanhope Henry Joel etc. The photograph laid down to large official photographers mount with titles above and below the photograph. Minor wear, Some light fading to the majority of the signatures otherwise in good condition. A rare signed photograph
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
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Cricket candids 1930s-1960s. Small black album comprising thirteen mono candid photographs and three modern colour photographs. Four earlier photographs are each signed by the featured player. Signatures are Bryan Valentine playing for Kent v All India 1932, Arthur McIntyre wearing M.C.C. touring blazer, a trimmed mono press photograph of E.R.T. Holmes taking a slip catch etc. Other earlier images feature players including John Hayes on the New Zealand tour to England 1958, Tom Graveney and Alan Watkins walking off the field for England v India, Leeds 1952, Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie of Hampshire at Eastbourne 1958 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
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Australia. Victoria State cricketers c1920s. Original mono photograph of thirteen former Victoria cricketers in later years, seated and standing in rows, the majority in suits. Players featured include Woodfull, Liddicut, Mayne, Ellis, Park, Ransford, Hartkopf, Grimmett etc. The photograph by C.F. Frazer of Melbourne, probably dating from the late 1940s, measures 7.75"x6", laid to official photographer's mount, overall 12"x9.75". Pin hole to top border of the mount, the photograph in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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Douglas Vivian Parson Wright. Kent & England 1932-1957. Official album of a 'Pictorial Record of your visit to West Rand Consolidated Mines, Limited, Krugersdorp, Transvaal' comprising fifty mono photographs of the gold mining processes, offices and sporting facilities, each photograph with accompanying printed titles in white, with matching title to front cover, title page and introductory notes. The front cover also personalised to 'D.V.P. Wright'. The album was presented to Wright on the 1948/49 M.C.C. tour to South Africa when the team visited the mines. Two photographs measure 6.5"x4.25", the remainder 3.25"x2.25". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £150
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'J.J. Reid's Benefit. Gentlemen of the South v Players of the South. Kennington Oval July 1920'. Original mono photograph of the two Captains, Percy Fender and Jack Hobbs meeting and greeting J.J. Reid, the pavilion attendant at The Oval, for whose benefit the match was played 3rd- 6th July 1920. The photograph, nicely signed in black ink by Reid, Fender and Hobbs. 8.25"x6.25", is laid to photographer's mount with printed title to lower border, overall 10.5"x8.5". Tear to right edge of the mount, the photograph in very good condition. A nice image
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
The Players' team for Reid's benefit match was made up of some big names of the time including Hobbs, Hearne, Hendren, Ducat, Sandham, Dipper, Hitch, Strudwick etc. Hobbs won the toss, elected to bat and amassed 551 runs for nine wickets on the first day. Percy Fender, captain of the Gentlemen, had a problem having only ten players. On the rest day he called on his uncle, Percy Herbert, a useful club cricketer, to make up the numbers and make his first-class debut. Sadly for Herbert, rain washed out the remaining two days. This was Herbert's first and only first-class match, but he didn't even make it on to the field of play
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South Africa tour to England 1951. Large official black & white team photograph of the South African touring party. Laid to photographer's mount and signed by seventeen of the touring party to lower mount. Signatures include Nourse, Rowan, Endean, Mann, McGlew, McLean, Cheetham etc. Fading to four signatures, all legible. Photograph by 'The Sport & General Press Agency, Fleet Street London' measures 12"x8.5", overall 20"x15". Previously sold by Knights in January 2000. Some staining to one corner of mount otherwise an excellent image in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 344
M.C.C. tour of Australia & New Zealand 1946/47. Excellent and original large mono press photograph of the M.C.C. team walking out to field in the tour match against Wellington, with a portly Wally Hammond, as Captain leading them out in front of the pavilion. The match was played at the Basin Reserve, Wellington on the 10th-12th March 1947. The photograph has been signed to the image by all eleven members of the M.C.C. team in black ink. Signatures are Hammond, Evans, Compton, Fishlock, Voce, Bedser, Pollard, Edrich, Washbrook, Ikin and Smith. Minor fading to odd signature otherwise in good condition. The photograph measures 14.5"x11", laid to mount which in turn is laid to backing board, overall 19"x16". An iconic image of the post war M.C.C. team. Water staining to the mount, not affecting the image which is in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £140
M.C.C. won the first match of the New Zealand leg of the tour by 214 runs. Washbrook made 68 & 133, Voce took eight and Bedser seven wickets in the match, Wellington being bowled out for 73 in their second innings
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Lot 345
M.C.C. tour to Australia 1924/25. Official mono photograph of the M.C.C. touring party seated and standing in rows wearing tour blazers. Fully signed to the photograph in ink by all eighteen members of the touring party. Signatures are Gilligan (Captain), Douglas, Hobbs, Woolley, Hearne, Strudwick, Bryan, Tyldesley, Tate, Wysall, Chapman, Sandham, Kilner, Hendren, Freeman, Sutcliffe, Howell and Toone (Manager). The photograph by W.S. Smith of Adelaide is laid flush to mount, 15.5"x12.5". Some browning and/ or fading to signatures, all legible. Small hole to centre, wear and bumping to extremities, otherwise a nice image in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £120
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Lot 346
'Herbert Sutcliffe's Yorkshire Eleven v Yorkshire Farmers, July 19th 1928'. Original mono photograph of the team seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire, some in blazers and caps, on a very blustery day. Venue not known. Yorkshire players featured include Sutcliffe, Robinson, Worsley, Oldroyd, Mitchell, Jacques, Bayes, Dennis, Wood and Barber. Printed title, match result, and players' names to mount borders. 'Result Sutcliffe's XI 146 all out. Yorkshire Farmers 116 for 6 wickets'. The photograph by a York studio measures 11.5"x9.25", mounted, framed and glazed overall 18.5"x15". G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 347
South Africa tour to England 1935. Official mono photograph of the South African touring party seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire. Nicely signed in black ink by all fifteen players and the manager, Snooke. Players' signatures are Wade (Captain), Dalton, Cameron, Vincent, Nourse, Tomlinson, Siedle, Viljoen, Mitchell, Bell, Crisp, Langton, Rowan, Williams and Balaskas. Handwritten dedication in ink to top left corner of the mount, 'To Percy, Wishing you every thing of the best. Yours sincerely Bob [Crisp?]'. The photograph measures 11.5"x8", laid to photographer's mount, overall 17.5"x14". Photographer unknown. VG
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £130
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Lot 348
Francis George Mann. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1938-1954. Surrey v Cambridge University, The Oval, 15th-17th June 1938. Original mono press photograph of Mann looking back at his wicket having been bowled out by Gregory for 39 in Cambridge's first innings, wicket keeper Brooks looking on. Nicely signed in black ink to the photograph by Mann and Brooks. Surrey won by an innings and 29 runs. The photograph 10"x8" in modern mount, overall 13.25" square. Excellent image
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
George Mann played in seven Test matches for England
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Lot 349
England v Australia 1953. Original sepia press photograph of the England team being presented to Sir Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, at Trent Bridge, first Test, 11th-16th June 1953. England players featured include Hutton (Captain), May, Tattersall, Wardle, Simpson, Graveney etc. Nicely signed to the photograph by Roy Tattersall. Press caption label to top left corner. 10"x8". G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
The Test match was drawn, Alec Bedser took fourteen wickets
Lot 350:
Lot 350
'The M.C.C. Team to Australia and New Zealand 1950-51'. Official mono photograph of the M.C.C. touring party, seated and standing in rows wearing tour blazers. The photograph by Krischock Photo of Adelaide measures 9.25"x7.5", laid to photographer's mount with printed title and players' names to borders, overall 15"x12". Signed in ink to the mount by Doug Wright in later years. Excellent image. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 351:
Lot 351
Original cricket artwork. Large original pen and ink caricature, high lighted in watercolour, of a giant size cricketer in striped blazer holding a pint of beer in one hand and a cricket bat in the other standing on a cricket pitch with pavilion, scoreboard and trees to background. A much smaller wicket-keeper is looking at the cricketer. To bottom lower left hand corner is a rhyme 'Well here's a lad you all can see, Who likes hid 'Turps' on place of tea, Now bowling for us he's a wonder, when batting too- he hits like thunder, He's never sad and never weary, always happy- always cheery, Long may he to the wickets tread, for years and years with poor old Ted'. The artist 'Ted Hunt' has signed to the bottom right hand corner and dated the painting caricature. The caricature measures 10"x16". Some minor wear and age toning to borders, some wear to verso otherwise in good condition. A good image
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
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Yorkshire. J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Collection of eight satirical original pencil cartoons drawn by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. All feature cricket with heavy Yorkshire cricket interest circa 1908-1912. Cricketers featured in the cartoons include George Hirst, Wilfred Rhodes, Lord Hawke, E.O. Jones (Notts), Major Booth, David Denton, W.E. Bates etc. Each cartoon is drawn on pages measuring approximately 5.5"x8.5". Odd nicks/small tears to page edges, general wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke' giving a forthright commentary on local affairs for twenty five years in the Yorkshire Evening Post making 'Kester' a well known figure in the Leeds area. Dodgson died in 1953, aged 80. The Yorkshire Tyke appears in nearly every one of the cartoons drawn by Dodgson is normally dressed in archetypal flat cap, scarf and with trousers tied at the knee. He is normally portrayed smoking or holding a pipe which is always pointing downwards
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Yorkshire. J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Collection of eight satirical original pencil cartoons drawn by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. All feature cricket with heavy Yorkshire cricket interest circa 1908-1912. Cricketers featured in the cartoons include George Hirst, Wilfred Rhodes, Major Booth, David Denton etc. Each cartoon is drawn on pages measuring approximately 5.5"x8.5". Odd nicks/small tears to page edges, general wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
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Yorkshire. J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Collection of eight satirical original pencil cartoons drawn by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. All feature cricket with heavy Yorkshire cricket interest circa 1908-1912. Cricketers featured in the cartoons include C.B. Fry, George Hirst, Wilfred Rhodes, David Denton, Schofield Haig, Major Booth etc. Each cartoon is drawn on pages measuring approximately 5.5"x8.5". Odd nicks/small tears to page edges, general wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170
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Yorkshire. J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Collection of eight satirical original pencil cartoons drawn by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. All feature David Denton of Yorkshire & England circa 1908-1912. Each cartoon is drawn on pages measuring approximately 5.5"x8.5". Odd nicks/small tears to page edges, general wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £180
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England v South Africa 1907 and 1912. J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Selection of eight satirical original pencil cartoons drawn by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. All feature matches in tours by South Africa to England in 1907 and South Africa and Australia in 1912. Players featured include John Gunn, George Gunn, C.B. Fry, Gilbert Jessop, Wilfred Rhodes, Tom Hayward, Jack Hobbs, Nourse etc. Each cartoon is drawn on pages measuring 5"x8". Odd nicks to page edges otherwise in good condition. Qty 8
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £150
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Yorkshire. J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Collection of three large double page satirical original pencil cartoons drawn by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. All feature cricket with heavy Yorkshire cricket interest circa 1908-1912. Cricketers featured in the cartoons include Lord Hawke, George Hirst, C.B. Fry, Pelham Warner etc. Each cartoon is drawn on pages measuring 11"x8". Odd nicks/small tears to page edges, folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
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England v South Africa 1912. J.H. Dodgson. 'Yorkshire Evening Post' cartoonist 1900/1920's. Selection of two large double page satirical original pencil cartoons drawn by Dodgson, using his pseudonym 'Kester', and featuring the 'Yorkshire Tyke'. All feature matches in tours by South Africa to England in 1912. Cricketers featured in the cartoons include C.B. Fry, Wilfred Rhodes, Marsham, H.K. Foster, George Hirst, David Denton etc. Each cartoon is drawn on pages measuring 11"x8". Odd nicks/small tears to page edges, folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
Lot 359:
Lot 359
Cricket prints 1870s onwards. Two large files comprising a good selection of over twenty five prints, including Vanity Fair, extracts from Punch, Illustrated London News, The Sketch etc. A number hand coloured and mounted. Illustrators include Frank Reynolds, Fougasse, George Lambert, Louis Wain etc. Subjects include scenes of cricket grounds, players, cartoons etc. Sold with a further large files comprising approx. fifty large format colour advertising posters (trimmed) of players in action, printed photographs, teams etc, some limited edition.
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
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Vivian Richards and Brian Lara. West Indies. Two signed limited edition prints. Official print for Viv Richards' benefit year, 'I.V.A. Richards. Somerset C.C.C. and West Indies', Michael Heslop, 1982. Limited edition of 950 copies signed by Richards. 'Lara's World Record Record Breaking 501' 1994, limited edition no. 309/5000, signed by Lara. Also 'Brian Lara. The Prince. West Indies v England, Antigua Recreation Ground 18th April 1994', unsigned. All three prints framed and glazed, overall approx. 21"x27". Qty 3. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £42
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David Steele. Northamptonshire & England 1963-1984. Original acrylic on canvas painting of Steele in batting action for England, playing a shot to leg. Artist unknown. Framed, overall 25.5"x25.5". Some soiling to canvas margins, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Mr Thomas Hope of Amsterdam (1769-1831) Playing cricket with his friends'. Jean Francois Sablet 1792. Large oleograph print on canvas from the original reproduced by M.C.C. in the 1970's. Limited edition no. 77/500. Nicely framed, 24"x28". Damage to centre of canvas, otherwise in good condition. Also a print of 'Sunday Cricket' by Douglas E. West. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 28.5"x21.5". G. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 362
Lord Harris, George Robert Canning, Kent & England 1870-1911. 'Lord Harris G.C.S.J. Treasurer, M.C.C.'. Original portrait engraving of Harris, seated half length wearing formal attire. Published by Emery Walker from an original by Arthur Hacker R.A. Framed and glazed, overall 18"x25". Light foxing to extremities, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Harris was Treasurer of M.C.C. from 1916-1932
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John Hawkins prints 1988/89. Three large colour prints from original artworks of cricketers by John Hawkins in the manner of Chevallier Tayler, each signed in pencil to the border by the artist. Subjects are K.S. Ranjitsinhji, Victor Trumper, and W.G. Grace, each with a printed sheet of biographical notes on the featured player. Each measures 19"x13.25". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Lot 364
'M.C.C. tour of Australia 1974/75'. 'Souvenir of this tour signed by both teams in Australia in aid of the Derek Underwood Benefit 1975'. Colour print on board with three small images of the two Captains Denness and Ian Chappell, and Derek Underwood to the centre. Signed by thirty one players from both teams including I. Chappell, G. Chappell, Lillee, Walters, Marsh, Thomson, McCosker, Denness, Underwood, Greig, Cowdrey, Willis, Luckhurst etc. 17.25"x12.25". G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
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Surrey cricketers 1922/24. Four original watercolour paintings of four Surrey cricketers, Alfred Jeacocke and Herbert Peach in batting pose, Herbert Strudwick in wicket keeping pose and William Abel in fielding pose. The Jeacocke, Peach and Abel paintings are signed 'Cover' and two dated 1924, that of Sandham is in the same style but signed 'Marjorie Kemp' and dated 1922. The identity of the artist is uncertain. Each uniformly framed and glazed, overall around 9"x10.5", one slightly smaller. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 366
Yorkshire. 'England v South Africa. Capetown. January 1928. H. Sutcliffe 99, P. Holmes 88. 140 for 1st wicket'. Presentation cricket ball with silver metal shield affixed with engraved inscription. The ball presumably presented to either player in recognition of the feat. Good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £130
In the second Test at Capetown, England had been dismissed for 133 and South Africa dismissed for 250 in their first innings. England's second innings proved more fruitful with this opening stand of 140 which led to England making a total of 428 and then dismissing South Africa for 224 to win the Test match by 87 runs
Lot 367:
Lot 367
Kenneth Frank Barrington. Surrey & England 1953-1968. A collection of eleven cricket stumps collected by Barrington during his playing career, presumably from Test and County cricket matches. Four stumps with maker's name including Stuart Surridge, Slazenger, Gray Nicholls etc. One with metal spike, another with metal spike and ring to top. Previously sold as part of lot 280 in the Phillips sale of 27th June 2000. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 368
W.G. Grace. Royal Doulton china figure of W.G. Grace. Grace is depicted in batting mode wearing M.C.C. cap with bat raised about to drive. Approximately 9" tall. Limited edition 15/9500. Produced in 1995. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
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Cricket toby jugs. Five Royal Doulton toby jugs, each one of a limited edition of 9500 issued. Subjects are Dickie Bird, limited edition no. 646, Fred Trueman, no. 84, Denis Compton, no. 15, Brian Johnston, no. 203, and Ian Botham, no. 355. Each approx. 4.5" tall. Sold with a Royal Doulton ceramic caricature toby jug of The Hampshire Cricketer 1985. Limited edition no. 176/5000, approx 5" tall, and a M.C.C. Bicentenary 1787-1987 Spode china two handled loving tankard. 4.5" tall. All in original presentation boxes. Also a reproduction modern Staffordshire figurine of a batsman and wicketkeeper, approx. 6.5" tall. Qty 8. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
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Lot 370
Cricket figures. A selection of five cricket figures including a white porcelain figure of a batsman standing full length leaning on his bat, scratching his head with his other hand. Title to the base, 'So That's a Googly'. Maker unknown. 11.5" tall. A full length modern porcelain figure of a batsman in the style of W.G. Grace. 14.5" tall. A cast iron painted door stop of a batsman at the crease in batting pose. 10.5" tall. A free standing cut out card figure of Lord Dalmeny after the Vanity Fair original by 'Spy'. 12.5" tall. A card figure of a batsman at the crease from a table top cricket game. 10" tall. Odd faults, generally in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 371
Japanese tea set each featuring a batsman and wicketkeeper at the crease. The set comprises two cups and saucers (3.25" diameter), two side plates (3.75"), teapot and lid (2.5" tall), two handled jug with lid (1.75" tall) and another jug (1.25" tall). 'Made in Japan' stamped to base of each item. Date and maker not known. Chip to rim of one saucer, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 372
Cricket shields and plaques. Three official shields for Richard Gilliat (Hampshire) Benefit year 1978, Australia tour to U.K. 1981, and Zimbabwe tour to England 2000. Also a rectangular plaque for the Norman Graham (Kent) Benefit year 1977. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Ceramic cricket tiles. Australian Cricket Society Canberra Branch 'Great Cricketers Series' No. 1, Garry Sobers (Qty 2, limited edition nos. 65 and 178 of 200 produced) and No. 2, Colin Cowdrey, limited edition no. 42/200. Each 6" square, in card wallet, some wear to wallets. Sold with six square tiles each with a decoration by W. Knight of famous cricketers, Gilbert Jessop, Herbert Sutcliffe, Jim Laker, Clive Lloyd, Patsy Hendren and Keith Miller, each 6"x6", and a further rectangular tile of David Gower, 8"x6". Also two tiles of characters from Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers, 'Dumpkins' and 'Luffey', each 6"x6". Qty 12. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
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Lot 374
Cricket ephemera. Three boxes comprising a large and varied selection of ephemera including calendars, balls, souvenirs, ceramics, metalware, carved wooden plaques featuring cricket, games, miniature bats etc. Mainly modern. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £95
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Lot 375
Cricket assortment. Box comprising a good selection of ceramics, novelties, souvenirs, glassware, early cricket spikes etc. Includes a batting glove signed by David Boon, four packs of 'ABC Test Cricket Series' bubble gum cards unopened in original wrappers etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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'Maurice Tate'. Sandland ceramic tankard with transfer printed colour image of Tate in bowling pose to front and, unusually, Sussex C.C.C. emblem to reverse. To inside rim the name 'Maurice Tate'. Gilt lustre to rim and handle. 4". Sandland stamp to verso. Good/very good condition. A variant of the standard Sandland Tate mug which usually has 'Old Father Time' to reverse and has Tate's name below the figure on the front. Rarely seen
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 377
'The Cricket Pavilion. Saltaire. Merrie England Bazaar. Nov-Dec-1927'. Anchor China, Bridgewater side plate with image of the Saltaire Cricket Pavilion to top edge and inscription below. Gold lustre to edge. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Saltaire is in Shipley, near to Bradford
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Lot 378
Lord Dalmeny, Middlesex & Surrey 1902-1908. A large tall leather covered figure of Lord Dalmeny by 'D. Humphreys 1906'. The figure shows Dalmeny wearing cap with crest to front with hands loosely tucked into his blazer pockets standing on a box form plinth. The plinth with lion/dragon emblem to front taken from the family crest, title 'Lord Dalmeny' to one side and to other 'D. Humphreys 1906'. The figure stands approximately 19" tall. Some wear to figure, some soiling with small areas of damage. Previously sold by Christies in the M.C.C. Bicentenary auction as lot 774, 13th April 1987. A presumably unique figure of Lord Dalmeny for the early part of the 20th century
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £720
Lord Albert Edward Harry, Mayer Archibald Primrose Dalmeny (6th Earl of Rosebery) played 94 matches for Surrey between 1903-1908, he captained Surrey from 1905-1907. His highest score was 138 and he averaged 22.47 with the bat
Lot 379:
Lot 379
Cricket mirrored wall rack. Elaborate 1920's mirrored wall rack with intricate fretwork floral design incorporating cricket scenes and images. The oval shaped rack has a small mirror to the centre at the top with one large shelf below and two smaller shelves to sides. Floral vine border to top of the rack with bowler, batsman, wearing caps, and wickets above each shelf. To the side of the mirror are cricket bats and below this just above the larger shelf is a scene of a bowler bowling to a batsman, the wickets at either end. Below the larger shelf is a further cut figure of a batsman at the wicket. The back marked '1923'. The rack measures approximately 11" wide by 16" tall. Some wear and minor damage with loss to wooden fretwork either edge of the smaller two shelves, small loss to the bottom wooden surface below the lower figure of the batsman, some wear to the mirror otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
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Lot 380
Charles Burgess Fry, Sussex & England 1892-1921. Victorian spelter three piece clock garniture featuring C.B. Fry. The clock cast with a wicket keeper a top it, flanked by Fry as a bowler and Fry as a batsman, celebrating Fry as the great English all rounder. The clock is 12" high, the bowler is 11" high and the batsman is 10" high. The clock appears to be in working order. Appears to have a crack to the blade bat of the batsman figure, near to the handle otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £650
It is rare to find the full set of three figures including the much rarer wicket keeper on the clock together
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Lot 381
Cricket metalware 1870s onwards. A good selection of medals, pin badges, cufflinks, a belt buckle, matchbox holder etc. Includes seven hallmarked silver medals. Other items include a circular metal belt buckle inscribed 'St. J. C.C.C. Presented to F. Pinchbeck for obtaining 4 Wickets in 1 Over, June 16th 1877'. Approx 2" diameter. Also seventeen mainly modern pin badges including one for 'Assam Cricket Association Jubilee 1976' by Sports Star, Calcutta, sealed in original packet, and a pair of Compton and Edrich cufflinks etc. Qty 37 in total. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £62
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Cricket pin badges. A good selection of over eighty commemorative and souvenir pin badges including a full set of thirty six 'Australian 1950-1951 Cricket Series' badges, 'Australia v England 1950-1951 Test Series' (Qty 19) and one matching 'Australia v England 1950-1951 Test Souvenir' badge. Other individual badges include 'Souvenir Australian Tour' c1950, 'Try Pick-Me-Up Products' (2), 'Fox Movietone News', 'Silent Knight Refridgerators' etc. Sold with a collection of thirteen crown bottle caps issued by 'Thumbs Up' beverages of Bombay, each featuring an Indian cricketer to the cap liner, probably 1970s. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £240
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Lot 383
Cricket ball maker's tools. An interesting selection of early metal and wooden ball making tools including mould, trimming knife, forms and six makers' gilding stamps. Makers include E.J. Riley of Accrington, Sydney Santall, Birmingham, Gamleys of Hove, Sussex etc. Twelve items in total. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
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Lot 384
Cricket metalware. Box comprising a good selection of mainly early twentieth century trophies, ashtrays, awards, novelties, paper knives, hip flasks, desk calendar, bottle stoppers etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
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The Jubilee Test Match England v Australia 1977. A hallmarked sterling silver cricket bail produced to commemorate the Test Match and marking 100 years of 'Ashes' Test Cricket. The bail is hollow and in two sections which come apart. Inside is a rolled scroll detailing the scores in the game with facsimile autographs of both teams. The bail sits on a stand with small engraved plaque which reads 'The Jubilee Test Match 1977 marking 100 years of England v Australia Test Cricket'. The match was drawn. Produced by Popjoy Mint Limited of Surrey and limited in this form to an issue of 1500. The bail tarnished otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £40
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'Hampshire County Cricket Club 1932'. Nine carat 5g gold circular medal with scroll decoration to lower edge, enamel emblem of Hampshire C.C.C. to centre and title to border. 'Knock-out Competition Winners' engraved to verso. Maker's mark of 'V&S' for Vaughton & Sons, Birmingham 1932. The medal in original Vaughtons case with 'Hampshire Football Association' emblem in gilt to front. Recipient unknown. It is not known whether the competition was for cricket or football. Slight wear to the case, the medal in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
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Lot 387
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1953. Half pint pewter tankard with raised emblem for the 'Elizabeth Coronation 1953' with 'Bramall Lane 1953' engraved below. Maker's mark for Walker & Hall, Sheffield, to base. Approx. 4" tall. Dent to front, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
The Australians played Yorkshire on the 'Coronation Tour' at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, 20th-23rd June 1953
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Lot 388
Alec Bedser. Silver plate inkwell with glass liner, engraved to the front with the M.C.C. emblem for the 1974/75 tour to Australia and New Zealand, and 'A.V.B.' below. Presented to Bedser in his capacity as tour manager. Maker's mark for Mappin and Webb to base. 1.5" tall. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 389
Ray Illingworth. Yorkshire, Leicestershire & England. Benson & Hedges Cup Final, Leicestershire v Surrey 1974. Official gold metal medal in original presentation case presented to Illingworth, Captain of Leicestershire, in the Final played at Lord's, 20th July 1974. Includes a signed note of authentication from Illingworth. Previously sold by Knights. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £42
Leicestershire lost to Surrey by twenty seven runs despite Ken Higgs taking a hat-trick in Surrey's innings
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Graham Dilley. Kent, Worcestershire & England. Cornhill Insurance Test silver metal medal awarded to Dilley for playing for England v West Indies 1980. The medal inscribed to verso 'G.R. Dilley'. Sold with a National Westminster Bank Trophy Final runners-up medal awarded to Dilley for the 1988 final, Middlesex v Worcestershire, Lord's, 3rd September 1988. Both medals in original presentation boxes. Qty 2. Previously sold by Knights. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
Middlesex beat Worcestershire by three wickets, despite Dilley ending with bowling figures of 5-23 off his twelve overs
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Lot 391
Arnie Sidebottom. Yorkshire & England. Official silver metal 'Man of the Match' medal awarded to Sidebottom for his performance in the National Westminster Bank Trophy second round match, Yorkshire v Glamorgan, Headingley, 8th July 1987. Previously sold by Trevor Vennett-Smith in November 1999. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Yorkshire bowled out Glamorgan for 83 and won by nine wickets, Sidebottom ended with bowling figures of 5-27 off nine overs
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Lot 392
Michael Ayers. Surrey scorer. Two official medals presented to Ayers for scoring in the NatWest Trophy Finals played at Lord's, Surrey v Warwickshire 1982 (Surrey won by nine wickets) and v Hampshire 1991 (Hampshire won by four wickets). One in original presentation case. Both previously sold by Trevor Vennett-Smith in March 2012. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £38
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Lot 393
Victorian salt cellar. Silver metal salt cellar in the form of an upright bowl mounted on crossed cricket bats with ball. 2" tall. Some tarnishing and minor denting to rim of bowl, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
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Lot 394
Victorian cricket buttons. Excellent set of four Victorian brass cricket shirt buttons. Each button marked 'Copyright' to the colour image of a cricketer, which features a batsman, bowler, wicketkeeper and fielder. Sold with two similar but different buttons of a batsman (appears to be Lord Hawke) and a bowler. c1890s. Qty 6. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Lot 395:
Lot 395
Cricket medals 1898-1961. Thirty one metal cricket medals, of which approx. ten are hallmarked silver. The majority 1930s. Hallmarked medals issued by The London Printing and Stationery Traders Cricket Association 1898, 'L&SC 1899-00', Vauxhall Gas Works Cricket Club 1907, Finsbury Park C.C. 1920, Fulham and District Cricket League 1928, Wilnecote Cricket Club 1932, Advertiser Cricket Club 1948 etc. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £100
Lot 396:
Lot 396
Cricket medals 1927-1938. Nine metal silver hallmarked cricket medals, each with enamel decoration. Medals issued by London Printing and Stationers Trading Cricket Association 1927, Willesden Schools Athletic Association 1927, Gospel Oak and Hampstead Cricket League 1938, Hackney & Stoke Newington Deanery League 1938 etc. Also a similar metal medal with enamel by Fattorini of Birmingham issued by South London Cricket League 1930. Qty 10. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 397:
Lot 397 Lot 397
Robertson's Golden Shred Golly pin badges. Original golly cricketer badge of a batsman with blue jacket, yellow waistcoat and red trousers. Maker's stamp to verso, 'R.E.V. Gomm, Frederick St. B'Ham 1', c1970s. Also a quality reproduction golly badge with no maker's mark of a batsman wearing a blue cap with Rowntrees 'R' emblem. Each approx. 1.5". G/VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 398:
Lot 398 Lot 398
John William 'Young Jack' Hearne. Middlesex & England 1909-1936. Silver and enamel hallmarked silver medal by Fattorini of Bradford with inscription 'U. & D.J.L. Champions 1909-10. J Hearne'. Previously sold by Knights as part of the J.W. Hearne collection as lot 221, November 2014. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 399:
Lot 399
Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. Small highly coloured decorative jewelled and enamel metal figure of a peacock with pearl link mounted to the beak. Presented to Barrington in Rajasthan on the M.C.C. tour to India, November 1961. Previously sold as part of lot 383 in the Phillips sale of 27th June 2000. 2.5" tall. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £400
Lot 400:
Lot 400 Lot 400 Lot 400
Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. Silver metal cricket ball with colour emblem of crossed bats, ball and stumps, encircled by floral decoration. Engraved 'England v Australia. The highest scorer will be given a Silver Ball by A.B. Soudagar. Previously sold as part of lot 386 in the Phillips sale of 27th June 2000. Dents and tarnishing, loss to colour decoration. Sold with a miniature gold metal clock inscribed to verso 'M.C.C. Tour South Africa 1964-65'. Previously sold as part of lot 381 in the Phillips sale of 27th June 2000. Also a half pint pewter tankard presented to Barrington. Engraved 'Shell Trophy. M.C.C. v N.S.W. Country XI, Albury, December 1965', and pint pewter golfing tankard engraved 'S.C.C.G.S. Captains Tankard and Allom Trophy with winners' names. G. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 401:
Lot 401 Lot 401
Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. Ronson cigarette lighter inscribed to one side 'Surrey County Cricket Club' with Surrey emblem, and to the verso 'County Champions 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956. Under Captaincy of W. Stuart Surridge'. G/VG. Previously sold by Phillips auctioneers as part of lot 364 in June 2000
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 402:
Lot 402
'Ashes Regained. England 1985'. Silver plate dish with title to centre, Test match results and players names and biographies to borders. Limited edition no. 54/1000. 6" diameter. In original presentation box. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
Lot 403:
Lot 403
South Africa. 'The Friendship Tour 1992'. Two complete sets of eighteen 'Shoprite and Checkers' commemorative coins produced for the India tour to South Africa 1992/93, the first official Test series played by South Africa since 1970. Each coin depicts a member of the South Africa squad to one side, 'Friendship Tour' emblem to verso. One set loose, the other mounted to foam display. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £80
Lot 404:
Lot 404
Miniature cricket bats. 'Rowntree's Cachous' miniature metal advertising cricket bat. 4.5". Some surface wear, otherwise in good condition. Sold with three miniature ivory(?) cricket bats 3.5" long and another, 1.75", with red inset 'ball' and brass stud to face. Probably c1950s. G. Qty 5
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 405:
Lot 405 Lot 405
Denis Charles Scott Compton. Middlesex & England 1936-1958. Ronson cigarette lighter inscribed to one side 'Denis Compton' and to the verso 'Wisden Centenary 1850-1950'. Presumably Compton was presented with the lighter by Wisden, probably at their Annual launch Dinner. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 406:
Lot 406
Silver metal tie pin. Hallmarked silver tie pin with shield to centre with elaborate enamel image of a batsman to centre. Inscription to verso. Presented to 'S. Lester, A.C.C.C. Champions. Notts C.L. 1920'. 2.5" long. Hallmarked Birmingham 1920. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 407:
Lot 407 Lot 407
David Mark Smith. Surrey, Sussex, Worcestershire & England 1973-1994. A bronze coloured medallion by Barrard & Co., presented to Smith at the final of the Gillette Cup at Lord's 1980, engraved 'Middlesex v Surrey Runners-up'. Smith top scored for Surrey with 50 runs. Previously sold by Knights as lot 225 in the David Smith Testimonial Auction in 1994. 1.5" diameter in original case. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
1980 was Gillette's final year as sponsor of the tournament
Lot 408:
Lot 408 Lot 408
David Mark Smith. Surrey, Sussex, Worcestershire & England 1973-1994. A bronze coloured medallion by Mappin & Webb Ltd., presented to Smith at the final of the Benson and Hedges Cup at Lord's 1981, engraved 'Somerset v Surrey July 25th 1981'. Previously sold by Knights as lot 227 in the David Smith Testimonial Auction in 1994. 2" diameter in original case. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Somerset won by seven wickets, Viv Richards scoring 132no. Smith scored seven in Surrey's innings
Lot 409:
Lot 409
David Mark Smith. Surrey, Sussex, Worcestershire & England 1973-1994. Benson and Hedges Cup Final gold metal medallion by Mappin & Webb Ltd presented to Smith for the final at Lord's, Essex v Surrey, 21st July 1979. Smith scored 24 for Surrey, Essex winning by 35 runs. Previously sold by Knights as lot 226 in the David Smith Testimonial Auction in 1994. 2" in diameter, in original case. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 410:
Lot 410
Albert Edward Relf. Sussex & England 1900-1921. A silver plated napkin ring of Indian origin decorated with raised Hindu figures and a shield engraved with the initials 'A.E.R.'. Previously sold by as part of lot 1487, 24th March 1999. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £25

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