Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks

Lot 648:
Lot 648
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. '100 Years of English County Cricket'. Official T.C.C.B. first day cover issued on 16th May 1973 with the three commemorative stamps of W.G. Grace. The cover signed by the great Nottinghamshire and 'Bodyline' bowlers, Harold Larwood and Bill Voce, in 1973. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 649:
Lot 649
Yorkshire C.C.C. '100 Years of English County Cricket'. Official T.C.C.B. first day cover issued on 16th May 1973 with the three commemorative stamps of W.G. Grace. The cover signed by the Yorkshire batsmen, Herbert Sutcliffe and Len Hutton, in 1973. Sold with six 'Phil Art' first days covers, also issued in 1973, franked at various locations including House of Lords, Downend, Lord's, Hambledon etc. The House of Lords cover is signed by seven cricketers, Frank Tyson, Denis Compton, Derek Underwood, John Childs, Trevor Bailey, M.J.K. Smith and Godfrey Evans. Also three further covers issued in 1973 by Festiniog Railway, British Forces I.B.R.A. Exhibition Munich, and the W.G. Grace exhibition, Eltham. Qty 10. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 650:
Lot 650
Thomas William 'Tom' Graveney. Gloucestershire, Worcestershire & England 1940-1970. Six official T.C.C.B. first day covers issued on 16th May 1973 from the personal collection of Graveney, a keen philatelist. Each cover, featuring the three commemorative stamps of W.G. Grace, is loose mounted to stamp album page and has been signed by players representing the featured county with further signatures to the page below. Counties are Derbyshire (15 signatures in total), Gloucestershire (14), Leicestershire (12 mixed signatures), Somerset (8), Sussex (13) and Worcestershire (22). Signatures signed to the covers include Barlow, Carr (Derbyshire), Proctor, Richards, Pullar (Gloucestershire), Higgs, McKenzie, Roberts, Lock (Leicestershire), Parks, Close, Mitchell-Innes (Somerset), Imran Khan, Parks, Greig etc. (Sussex), Richardson, Wyatt, Graveney, Walters etc. (Worcestershire). G
Estimate: £50/70
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'The Cricket Collection. A Collection of Cricket'. Official green binder comprising a good selection of fifty eight commemorative covers, the majority covering the period 1980-1994. Issues include Australia v England Centenary Tour 1880-1980 (Qty 4), Centenary of South African Test and International Cricket 1989, Official T.C.C.B. covers for India and New Zealand tours to England 1990 (5), West Indies 1991 (5), Pakistan 1992 (11), Australia 1993 (9), New Zealand 1994 (2), South Africa 1994 (5), '13th Maccabiah Games', Israel 1989 etc. Includes a 'Sheffield Cricket Lovers Society' cover issues in 1968, signed by Dickie Bird. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 652:
Lot 652
'Stamp Publicity' commemorative covers. Three official folders issued by Stamp Publicity for '100th Test Match' at Lord's 2000. Blue folder published to commemorate the match for England v West Indies, Lord's, 29th June- 3rd July 2000. The album contains printed history, official M.C.C. first day cover, printed scorecard for the match, postage stamps, statistics, records etc. Signed to the title page by Nasser Hussain and Alex Stewart of England and Jimmy Adams of West Indies. Limited edition no. 112/250. 'The Glory of Lord's'. A Tribute to the headquarters of English cricket. Official black folder with various first day covers, postcards, stamps etc. issued as a limited edition of 1000 copies, this being number 243. Also a '1999 ICC Cricket World Cup' official blue album, limited edition no. 52/100. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 653:
Lot 653
England v West Indies, Cornhill Insurance 100th Test, Old Trafford 1995. Special limited edition display sheet produced for this historic test. The sheet comprises of titles in colour to top, two mounted colour postcards of the teams, mounted first day cover for the 4th Test and two mounted autograph cards signed by the two teams. Twenty two ink signatures including Hooper, Lara, Richardson, Ambrose, Adams, Arthurton, Atherton, Knight, Cork (who took a hat trick in the game), Thorpe, Fraser etc. Limited edition 34 of only 50 produced. Mounted, framed and glazed, 22"x17". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 654:
Lot 654
'Good for Fifty' Royal Doulton Black Boy saucer, entitled 'Good for Fifty' printed with a boy in red shirt and a floppy hat in batting pose in front of the wicket to centre. Green floral decoration to edge. 5.5" diameter. Doulton backstamp and number 'E4336' to base. c1907. Minor marks to saucer otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £400/600
Lot 655:
Lot 655
'I wasn't Ready'. A Royal Doulton 'Black Boy' bone china plate, entitled 'I wasn't ready' printed with a boy in white spotted shirt, red waistcoat and a floppy hat looking glum with his wicket broken behind him. Green floral decoration to outer rim. 9" diameter. Doulton backstamp and number 'E4336' to base. Circa 1907. Good/very good condition. A rare 'Black Boy' plate
Estimate: £700/1000
Lot 656:
Lot 656
Burleigh Ware art deco ceramic cricket jug circa 1930. The jug with cricket field and pavilion design to body with batsman handle in yellow, blue, red and brown, the batsman with blue cap. The jug is 7.5" tall with 'beehive' Burleigh stamp to base. Good/very good condition. A rare cricket jug
Estimate: £150/250
The design of the batsman was apparently based on Don Bradman in order to commemorate his innings of 334 v England at Headingley in 1930.
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Herbert Sutcliffe, Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. W. Ellis Moorcroft of Bramley commemorative transfer printed mug for 'Herbert Sutcliffe World Record Maker, 4 Centuries in 5 Test Matches' with vignette of Sutcliffe in batting pose. With Pudsey Corporation crest and his England v Australia Test records for 1924-1925 to side and to reverse side is a vignette of his father 'W. Sutcliffe... The Old Dacre Banks & Pudsey St Lawrence Cricketer'. Makers stamp to base. Approximately 4" high. Some minor chipping and minor discolouration to rim otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 658:
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William Clarke. China figure of Clarke in cricket attire. To base 'William Clarke. Founder of Trent Bridge 28th May 1838'. 6.5" tall. G
Estimate: £20/30
Lot 659:
Lot 659
Robertson golliwog cricketers. Eleven different figures including nine batsmen, one bowler and a wicket keeper. Each approx 2.5" tall. Date unknown. Minor wear, odd chip, one lacking the 'Robertson' label to base. G
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 660:
Lot 660
Alphabet 'Cricket' plate. Mid 19th Century earthenware circular 'Alphabet' child's plate with cricket scene to centre and the letters of the alphabet to rim. Approximately 7.5" diameter. Chip to rim otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 661:
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Cricket bat. Crested china cricket bat with colour emblem for 'Dover'. 'Arcadian China. Reg.no. 629150' and 'H. Underdown, 12 King Street, Dover' printed to back of the bat. Approximately 4.75" long. G/VG. Rare
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 662:
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New Zealand 1973. Royal Worcester bone china plate produced by the factory to commemorate the New Zealand tour of England in 1973. The plate bears the printed signatures in gold of the New Zealand touring team visiting Worcester for the opening match of the tour. Signatures include Congdon, G. Turner, Parker, Collinge, Hadlee, Pollard, Howarth etc. The plate measures approx 10.5" diameter with signatures in gold to centre with decorative gold edging to rim and inscription 'New Zealand Cricket Team 1973. Worcester, 30th April'. To reverse is the Royal Worcester mark. In original case and in good/very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 663:
Lot 663
Jack Hobbs 1925. Plaster bust of Hobbs wearing cricket cap by E. Sheen. Produced to 'Aid the Middlesex Hospital Reconstruction Fund 1925'. Hobbs signature to plaster front, details and date to verso. Some minor wear and discolouration otherwise in good condition. Approximately 6" tall. Sold with 'The History of the Ashes Tankard'. Royal Doulton, limited edition 1059/2500. 5" tall. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 664:
Lot 664
The Ashes Urn. Replica ceramic Ashes urn produced for Lord's in original presentation box. 6" tall. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 665:
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M.C.C. Bicentenary 1787-1987. Spode china two handled loving tankard with decoration and titles to front and back, gold lustre to handles, rim, and base. 4.5" tall. Sold with five limited edition County Cricket Champions china plates for Warwickshire 1994 and 1995 (Royal Grafton), Leicestershire 1996 and 1998, Glamorgan 1997 (Nubern Products). Qty 6. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 666:
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'Bunnykins'. Excellent Royal Doulton children's plate with rabbits playing beach cricket to centre and rabbits running around the rim, by Barbara Vernon. 8.5" diameter. Also a bowl by Jolly Jinks, Ridgway, England, of three rabbits playing cricket and other animals to the rim. 6.75" diameter. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 667:
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Victorian cricket plate. An ornately decorated and colourful plate with a Victorian 'scrap' style decoration of two boys, one holding a cricket bat, the other riding a hobby horse, in a floral setting. Shannon Pottery, Republic of Ireland, maker's mark to base. 10" diameter. Very good condition. Sold with a Sheffield pewter hip flask with circular card inset of an illustration of a batsman and wicketkeeper by 'H.H.'. 4.5" tall. Small dents to rim, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 668:
Lot 668
Frank Garfield Stephens. Warwickshire C.C.C. 1907-1912. Gold cigarette case presented to Stephens having been a playing member of the Warwickshire team who won the County Championship in 1911. The case, measuring 3"x2.25", is nicely engraved and inscribed with the Warwickshire emblem of the 'Bear and ragged staff' to face and 'Warwickshire County Cricket Club. Champions 1911. F.G. Stephens'. Nine carat gold, hallmarked Birmingham 1911. Approximate weight, 57g. VG
Estimate: £500/700
Frank Stephens was the twin Brother of George William Stephens who also played for Warwickshire between 1907-1925. Frank Stephens played 32 matches for Warwickshire over a six year period, eleven matches in 1911 where he scored 528 runs with a top score of 96, including five half centuries, and an average of 33. Warwickshire won their first Championship in 1911, winning thirteen of the twenty matches played
Lot 669:
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'Middlesex Champion County 1920'. Excellent silver miniature cricket bat presented to a player for winning the County Championship in the 1920 season. The silver cricket bat was made by C.F. Hancock Ltd of Sackville Street, London, is hallmarked London 1920, weighs 190 grams and measures 7" long. In original silk lined box with makers name to underside of lid, title 'Middlesex Champion County 1920' in gilt to lid. Very good condition. A beautifully tactile item from this Championship winning season
Estimate: £300/500
Middlesex won the County Championship winning fifteen of their twenty matches with only two defeats. This was Middlesex's second title
Lot 670:
Lot 670
Kenneth Frank Barrington, Surrey & England 1953-1968. 'M.C.C. tour of India, Pakistan & Ceylon 1961/62'. 'Rajasthan v M.C.C. November 22nd-24th 1961'. Large highly decorated copper[?] figure of a peacock beautifully engraved and decorated in gilt, red and white on raised base. Title to base 'M.C.C. tour, Rajasthan- Nov 1961. Rajasthan State Sports Council'. The peacock stands 12.5" tall and is 9.5" wide. VG. Previously sold by Phillip's Auctioneers in June 2000 as lot 383 of the Ken Barrington collection. Previously sold by Knights as part of the Michael Smith collection
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 671:
Lot 671
Dennis Brian Close. Yorkshire, Somerset & England 1949-1977. A 9ct gold hallmarked medallion, presented to Close, having won the 'Man of the Match' award for Yorkshire. The medal with image of the Gillette Cup to one side and 'Man of the Match' title to verso in original 'Garrard & Co of Regent Street' presentation case. Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Previously sold by Vennett-Smith auctions IN November 2011 as lot 315. It is not known which match Close won this medal
Lot 672:
Lot 672
Cricket buttons, 1901. Four Cameo Cigarettes (American Tobacco Co) celluloid buttons with pin attachment featuring Colin Blythe, Tom Hayward, Syd Barnes and Tyldesley. Rare. Age toning otherwise in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 673:
Lot 673
Victorian cricket buttons. Excellent complete set of six Victorian brass cricket shirt buttons. Each button having a colour image of a cricketer. Three of fielders, one of a wicketkeeper, one of a bowler and one of a batsman, all different. Good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 674:
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Victorian pewter goblet, with tapering sides, a narrow stem and on a circular foot. Engraved with a semi-circular panel of a cricketer in bowling pose, with laurel leaves to the reverse. Circa 1890's. 9.5 " tall. Some minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Previously sold in the Keith Crump collection 2006 as lot 246
Lot 675:
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Norman Kilner Yorkshire & England 1919-1923. 'Yorkshire C.C.C. County Champions 1922'. Large silver cup, with good scroll handles, with inscription 'Champion County 1922' presented to 'Norman Kilner. Yorkshire C.C.C.' by the club in 1922, Yorkshire being County Champions in that season. The cup measures approximately 6.5" tall and is approximately 9" wide including the handles. Hallmarked Birmingham 1922. Very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Yorkshire played 30 matches in 1922, winning nineteen matches and losing only two with eight draws and one 'no result'
Lot 676:
Lot 676
Victorian Desk Standish. Mahogany desk standish with brass feet and handle, blue glass inkwells with silver plated lids. A brass figure of a batsman leaning on his bat (possibly a car mascot) appears to have been added at a later date. The blue glass inkwells may also have been replacements as one of them does not fit quite correctly. The standish measures 12"x7". G
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 677:
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W.G. Grace and Lord Harris. Large Victorian mustard tin with political and sporting interest. The tin with colour images to lid and sides depicting political figures and scenes. One panel depicts 'Political Cricketer- Mr W.G. Grace and Lord Harris' walking out to bat with striped tent behind. Other political figures featured although not in a sporting fashion are 'Mr & Mrs Gladstone at Home', 'Lady Randolph Churchill is called for', 'Mr Jesse Collins and Mr Chamberlain', 'Politicians on the Switchback'- 'Mr Tim Healy & Mr Parnel' and 'Mr Ashmead Bartlett & Lord Randolph Churchill' (on a roller-coaster ride) etc. Some wear and rusting to tin with very minor loss to odd image, the cricket image in good condition, otherwise in good+ condition. Approx 8.25" wide x 5.5" tall x 6.5" deep. Rare
Estimate: £180/250
Lot 678:
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Lord Harris. Kent & England 1870-1911. Complete set of painted tin cricketers which appeared on Lord Harris's 80th Birthday cake given to him by the New Zealand cricket team touring England in 1931. There are eleven fielders wearing black caps including the bowler and wicket keeper, two batsman wearing blue caps, two umpires and two set of stumps with bails. The figures each stand on a green base. Each figure just over 1.5" tall. Some wear and loss to paint work on the figures otherwise in good condition for there age. A typewritten card accompanies the cake decorations which reads 'Louisa Walters worked for Lord Harris. In 1931 Lord Harris had a birthday cake for 80th Birthday given to him by the New Zealand touring team. These cricketers decorated the cake. Lord Harris allowed Louisa Walters to take the set from the cake. She gave them to her son Harold Walters'. An unusual item of memorabilia
Estimate: £100/150
Lot 679:
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'The Great Hit'. Rare brass belt buckle embossed with inscription 'The Great Hit' with an image of a batsman wearing cap striding out to hit the ball. Circa 1860's. Overall 2"x2.25". Sadly the buckle is damaged, bent and has loss. Only about poor/fair condition. An early buckle not previously seen by the auctioneer
Estimate: £20/30
Lot 680:
Lot 680
Cricket medals. Selection of five commemorative medals. England v Australia 1880-1980. Solid nickel silver medallion commemorating the match by The Tower Mint, M.C.C. Bicentenary 1787-1987, First Test match at the Kennington Oval September 1880, Benson & Hedges 'Fifty Years of Test Cricket in Queensland 1928-1978' and 'Lancashire C.C.C. 125th Anniversary 1864-1989'. All five in original presentation cases. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 681:
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Early South Australia Cricket Association membership medal for 1912-13. Number 762 to back. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 682:
Lot 682
South African Cricket Union Centenary 1889-1989. Pair of gold base metal cuff links produced to commemorate the Centenary. In velvet like material presentation bag with Centenary emblem printed to bag. Minor wear, good
Estimate: £25/35

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