Autograph Sheets, Album Pages

Lot 159:
Lot 159
Australia tour of England 1948. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by seventeen members of the touring party including Bradman (Captain), Hassett, Brown, Hamence, Harvey, Johnson, Johnston, Lindwall, McCool, Miller, Morris, Tallon, Toshack etc. Barnes hand stamped as usual. Lacking the signature of Lindwall. The sheet laid to card and trimmed. Horizontal crease and wear. Only fair condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
Lot 160:
Lot 160
Surrey C.C.C. 'County Champions 1952-1956'. Official headed strip signed in ink by thirteen members of the Surrey team of 1956. Signatures are May, A. Bedser, E. Bedser, Clark, Fletcher, Lock, McIntyre, Stewart, Barrington, Loader, Pratt, Swetman and Laker. Strip measures 3.5"x8". Crease to top, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 161:
Lot 161
Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1936. Album page signed in ink by ten members of the Gloucestershire team. Signatures are Goddard, Sinfield, Barnett, Neale, Crapp, Dacre, Stephens, Monks and Hopkins. To verso, signature and cartoon in pencil of C.B. Fry. The page partially laid down to slightly larger page with the signature in ink of P.F. Warner. Horizontal fold, light soiling, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 162:
Lot 162
Yorkshire C.C.C. 1949. Album page signed in ink by all twelve members of the Yorkshire team for the match v Minor Counties at Lord's, 11th-14th June 1949. Signatures are Yardley (Captain), Brennan, Lester, Watson, Keighley, Trueman, Wilson, Robinson, W. Sutcliffe, Smithson, also the rarer E.S. Barraclough (two first-class matches, 1949-1950) and A. Mason (18 matches, 1947-1950). VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Yorkshire won by 136 runs. Fred Trueman took eight second innings wickets for seventy runs, the first time he took five wickets in an innings in a first-class match
Lot 163:
Lot 163
Kent C.C.C. 1947. Album page nicely signed in ink by fourteen members of the Kent team and the scorer, E. Hoskin. Players' signatures include Ames, Todd, Wright, Fagg, Marsham, Edrich, Dovey, Ridgway, Ashdown, Evans, Harding, Valentine etc. The page dated 15th June 1947, corresponding with the away match v Leicestershire at Loughborough. Slight smudging to the signatures of Marsham and Valentine, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 164:
Lot 164
Surrey 1964. Daily Express 'Cricketers Autographs' headed card signed by fourteen members of the Surrey team. Signatures are Stewart, Constable, Edrich, Barrington, Sydenham, Harman, Gibson, Smith, Tindall, Jefferson, Willett, Pocock, Storey and the rarer Ken McEntyre (3 matches 1965-1966). To verso a printed caricature of Ken Barrington by Roy Ullyett and an article by Crawford White of the Daily Express encouraging support for Barrington in his Benefit Year. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £28
Lot 165:
Lot 165
Sussex C.C.C. 1906. Album page signed in ink by nine Sussex players. Signatures are Smith (Capt), Leach, Seymour, A.E. Relf, Dwyer, Vine, R.R. Relf, G.Cox and Killick. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £120
Lot 166:
Lot 166
Essex C.C.C. 1935. Album page nicely signed in black ink by eleven members of the 1935 Essex team. Signatures are Pearce (Captain), O'Connor, Read, Nichols, Eastman, Evans, Cutmore, Wade, Boswell, Sheffield and P. Smith. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
Lot 167:
Lot 167
Derbyshire C.C.C. 1936. Album page signed in ink and pencil by twelve Derbyshire players. Signatures are Richardson (Captain), Skinner, Blaxland, Smith, L.F. Townsend, A.V. Pope, Mitchell, Alderman, Carrington, A. Townsend, H. Elliott and Worthington. Also signed by H. Parker, scorer. The page laid down to tightly trimmed page. Tape to one corner affecting he signature of Richardson. Some ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £40
Lot 168:
Lot 168
Kent C.C.C. c.1938. Album page signed in ink by eleven Kent players. Signatures are Fagg, Ames, Levett, Todd, Longfield, Valentine, Lewis, Spencer, Chalk, Harding and Wright. Minor ageing to extremities not affecting the signatures, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £18
Lot 169:
Lot 169
Kent and Sussex 1937. Album page signed in ink to one side by eleven Kent players and to the verso by eleven Sussex players. Sussex signatures are Holmes (Captain), W.L. Cornford, J. Cornford, H.W. Parks, Hammond, J.H. Parks, Cox, Tuppin, John Langridge and Oakes. For Kent, Bryan (Captain), Woolley, Ames, Todd, Valentine, Watt, Ashdown, Wright, Spencer, Lewis and Cole (signed in pencil). Players' names neatly annotated in pencil. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Lot 170:
Lot 170
Northumberland C.C.C. 1939. Eleven signatures in ink of the Northumberland team signed to The Queen's Hotel, Manchester headed notepaper. Signatures include White (Captain, signed in pencil), Robson, Lee, Davey, Ramsden, Newman, Allan, Vaulkhard etc. Top corners clipped, minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £8
Lot 171:
Lot 171
South Africa tour to England 1929. Album page nicely signed in ink by seventeen members of the South Africa touring party. Players' signatures include Deane (Captain), Vincent, Bell, Catterall, McMillan, Christy, Dalton, Ochse, Mitchell, Taylor, Siedle, Morkel etc. Also Frielinghaus (Manager), Frames and (Secretary). Lacking Owen-Smith and van der Merwe. Some smudging to the signature of Bell, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
Lot 172:
Lot 172
South Africa tour to England 1955. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all seventeen members of the South Africa touring party. Players' signatures include Cheetham (Captain), McGlew, Endean, Tayfield, Fuller, Goddard, Mansell, Heine, Winslow, Adcock etc. The sheet laid down to white card. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 173:
Lot 173
South Africa tour to England 1960. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all sixteen members of the South Africa touring party. Players' signatures include McGlew (Captain), Goddard, Adcock, Duckworth, Fellows-Smith, Pithey, Pothecary, Tayfield, Waite, Wesley etc. Light folds and minor adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Good signatures
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 174:
Lot 174
South Africa tour to England 1951. Large official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all sixteen members of the South Africa touring party. Players' signatures include Nourse (Captain), E. Rowan, Mann, A. Rowan, Fullerton, Melle, Cheetham, van Ryneveld, Endean, Mansell, McGlew, Waite etc. Light folds, minor marks and age toning, odd nicks, otherwise in good condition. Good signatures
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 175:
Lot 175
West Indies tour to England 1957. Page on The Queen's Hotel, Birmingham headed notepaper signed in ink by seventeen members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures include Goddard (Captain), Weekes, Walcott, Asgarali, Ganteaume, Pairaudeau, Worrell, Valentine, Dewdney, Kanhai, Sobers, Ramadhin etc., lacking the signature of Alexander. The page laid down to a smaller album page. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £80
Lot 176:
Lot 176
West Indies tour to England 1963. Unofficial autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all eighteen members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures include Worrell (Captain), Butcher, Carew, Gibbs, Griffith, Hall, Hunte, Kanhai, Murray, Nurse, Sobers, Valentine etc. The Gibbs signature has been crossed out and signed again. Light horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 177:
Lot 177
West Indies tour to England 1976. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all nineteen members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures include Lloyd (Captain), Murray, Fredericks, Gomes, Greenidge, Holder, Holding, Julien, Kallicharran, King, Richards, Roberts, Rowe, Walcott (Manager) etc. Light horizontal folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 178:
Lot 178
India tour to England 1952. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all eighteen members of the India touring party. Signatures include Hazare (Captain), Adhikari, Gulam Ahmed, D.K. Gaekwad, H.G. Gaekwad, Gopinath, Manjrekar, Phadkar, Ramchand, Roy, Sarwate, Sen, Shinde, Umrigar, Gupta (Manager) etc. Horizontal and vertical folds, light adhesive mark to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Lot 179:
Lot 179
India tour to England 1959. Official autograph sheet signed in ink by eighteen of the nineteen listed members of the India touring party. Signatures include Gaekwad (Captain), Apte, Borde, Contractor, Desai, Gupte, Joshi, Kripal Singh, Manjrekar, Roy, Surendranath, Umrigar, Ghose (Treasurer) etc. Additionally signed by Baig who was co-opted mid-tour. The page laid to smaller album page. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £75
Lot 180:
Lot 180
New Zealand tour to England 1958. Large official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all eighteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Reid (Captain), Cave, Alabaster, Blair, D'Arcy, Petrie, Playle, Sparling, Sutcliffe, Ward, Phillipps (Manager), Duckworth (Baggage) etc. The page laid to large album page. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Lot 181:
Lot 181
New Zealand tour to India, Pakistan and England 1965. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all seventeen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Reid (Captain), Dowling, Cameron, Collinge, Congdon, Jarvis, Pollard, Sutcliffe, Taylor, Vivian, Ward, Yuile, Dick, Hadlee (Manager) etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 182:
Lot 182
New Zealand tour to India, Pakistan and England 1969. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all seventeen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Dowling (Captain), Pollard, Burgess, Collinge, Congdon, D. Hadlee, Howarth, Trist, Murray, Taylor, Turner, Yuile, Burgess (Manager) etc. The printed name of Mutz crossed out and replaced with the name of Trist. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 183:
Lot 183
New Zealand tour to England 1973. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all sixteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Congdon (Captain), Turner, Burgess, Collinge, D. Hadlee, R. Hadlee, Howarth, Pollard, Taylor, Wadsworth, Saunders (Manager) etc. Small old tape marks to corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £42
Lot 184:
Lot 184
Pakistan tour of England 1962. Rarer official autograph sheet very nicely signed in ink by nineteen members of the team and the management. Signatures include Burki, Hanif Mohammad, Mushtaq Mohammad, Imtiaz Ahmed, Alimuddin, Saeed Ahmad, Ijaz Butt, Initkhab Alam, Munir Malik, Afaq Hussain, Hyder (Manager) etc. Lacking the signature of Shahid Mahmood. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 185:
Lot 185
Pakistan tour to England 1971. Scarce large official autograph sheet signed by nineteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Intikhab Alam (Captain), Asif Iqbal, Wasim Bari, Asif Masood, Sadiq Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas, Imran Khan, Sarfraz Nawaz, Talat Ali, Mushtaq Mohammad etc. Horizontal folds and some age toning, small nick to one edge, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £220
Lot 186:
Lot 186
Pakistan tour to England 1974. Official autograph sheet fully signed by all nineteen listed members of the touring party. Signatures include Intikhab Alam (Captain), Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan, Mushtaq Mohammad, Wasim Bari, Asif Mahmood, Sarfraz Nawaz, Zaheer Abbas, Imran Khan, Wasim Raja etc. Folds, files holes and minor age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £85
Lot 187:
Lot 187
Australia tour of England 1948. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all eighteen members of the touring party including Bradman (Captain), Hassett, Brown, Hamence, Harvey, Johnson, Johnston, Lindwall, McCool, Miller, Morris, Tallon, Toshack etc. Barnes hand stamped as usual. Horizontal and vertical folds and nicks, age toning, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £180
Lot 188:
Lot 188 Lot 188
Australia tours of England 1961, 1968, 1972 and 1977. Four official autograph sheets all fully signed in ink by the listed players. Signatures include Benaud, Harvey, Lawry, Simpson, Jarman, I. Chappell, Hawke, Inverarity, Mallett, Redpath, Walters, Stackpole, G. Chappell, Lillee, Marsh, Bright, Hookes, McCosker, Malone, Thomson, Walker etc. Folds to three sheets, some creasing, small loss to one corner of the 1968 sheet, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £150
Lot 189:
Lot 189
M.C.C. tour to Australia 1946/47. White card very nicely signed in ink by all seventeen members of the M.C.C. touring party. Signatures are Hammond (Captain), Evans, Voce, Gibb, Compton, Pollard, Edrich, Yardley, Langridge, Ikin, Washbrook, Hutton, Fishlock, Hardstaff, Smith, Wright and Bedser. Interesting notes in pencil to verso indicate that the signatures were collected by Denis Compton during the second Test at Sydney and posted to an address in England. Small old tape marks to verso, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
Lot 190:
Lot 190
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1948/49. Official autograph sheet for the tour fully signed by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures are Mann (captain), Griffith, Hutton, Simpson, Compton, Bedser, Palmer, Wright, Washbrook, Young, Crapp, Watkins, Tremlett, Evans, Gladwin, Jenkins and Green (Manager). Minor age toning, horizontal fold, small nick to lower edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 191:
Lot 191
M.C.C. tour of Australia & New Zealand 1950/51. Rarer official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by the nineteen original members of the touring party including the joint Managers, Green and Nash, and bagman Ferguson. Players' signatures are Brown (Captain), Compton, Bailey, Simpson, Hutton, Sheppard, Close, Berry, Warr, Bedser, Wright, Dewes, Evans, Hollies, and McIntyre. Lacking the signatures of Washbrook, Statham and Tattersall who were later additions to the tour. Folds and three small holes otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
Lot 192:
Lot 192
M.C.C. tour of Australia & New Zealand 1958/59. Official autograph sheet fully and nicely signed in ink by all twenty members of the touring party including the Signatures are May (Captain), Cowdrey, Bailey, Evans, Graveney, Laker, Loader, Lock, Milton, Richardson, Statham, Subba Row, Swetman, Trueman, Tyson, Watson, Brown (Manager), Eagar (Asst. Manager), also Dexter and Mortimore who were late additions. 'Good Luck!' annotated to top left corner. Light folds and small old tape marks to left edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 193:
Lot 193
M.C.C. tour of West Indies 1959/60. Official autograph sheet fully and nicely signed in ink by all fifteen listed members of the touring party. Signatures are May (Captain), Cowdrey, Allen, Andrew, Barrington, Dexter, Greenhough, Illingworth, Moss, Pullar, Smith, Statham, Subba Row, Swetman and Trueman. Lacking the signature of Parks who was a later replacement. Light folds, file holes to left edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 194:
Lot 194
M.C.C. tour of Australia & New Zealand 1962/63. Official autograph sheet fully and nicely signed in ink by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures are Dexter (Captain), Cowdrey, Allen, Barrington, Coldwell, Graveney, Illingworth, Knight, Larter, Murray, Parfitt, Pullar, Sheppard, Smith, Statham, Titmus and Trueman. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 195:
Lot 195
M.C.C. tour of Australia & New Zealand 1965/66. Official autograph sheet fully and nicely signed in ink by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures are Smith (Captain), Cowdrey, Allen, Barber, Barrington, Boycott, Brown, Edrich, Higgs, Jones, Larter, Murray, Parfitt, Parks, Russell, Titmus and Griffith (Manager). Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 196:
Lot 196
M.C.C. tour of West Indies 1967/68. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all fourteen members of the touring party. Signatures are Cowdrey (Captain), Titmus, Barrington, Boycott, Edrich, Graveney, Higgs, Hobbs, Jones, Knott, Milburn, Parks, Pocock and Snow. Lacking the signatures of Brown and D'Oliveira. Slight age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £32
Lot 197:
Lot 197
M.C.C. tour of Australia & New Zealand 1970/71. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures are Illingworth (Captain), Cowdrey, Boycott, D'Oliveira, Edrich, Fletcher, Hampshire, Knott, Lever, Luckhurst, Shuttleworth, Snow, Taylor, Underwood, Willis, Wilson and Clark (Manager). The listed name of Ward is crossed out having been replaced on the tour by Willis. Minor staining, small adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 198:
Lot 198 Lot 198
M.C.C. tour of West Indies 1974. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all eighteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Denness (Captain), Greig, Amiss, Arnold, Birkenshaw, Boycott, Fletcher, Hayes etc. Sold with three further complete official England autograph sheets for England v Australia, third Test, Trent Bridge 1972 (twelve signatures), v Pakistan, third Test, Headingley 1978 (12), and the 1978/79 tour to Australia (20). Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £120
Lot 199:
Lot 199
England tour to Australia 2010/11. Unofficial autograph sheet uniformly signed in ink by all sixteen members of the touring party. Signatures are Strauss (Captain), Anderson, Bell, Bresnan, Broad, Collingwood, Cook, Davies, Finn, Morgan, Panesar, Pietersen, Prior, Swann, Tremlett and Trott. The signatures obtained at the Adelaide Oval in November 2010. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £60
Lot 200:
Lot 200
Early cricket autographs c.1910. Album page nicely signed in black ink by six cricketers. Signatures are David Denton (Yorkshire & England 1894-1920), F.E. Field (Warwickshire 1897-1920), F.G. Roberts (Gloucestershire 1887-1905), W.A.J. West (Northamptonshire & Warwickshire 1883-1891, both pre-first-class, M.C.C. 1888-1891), J.R. Mason (Kent & England 1893-1914), and J.W.W. Nason (Sussex, Cambridge University & Gloucestershire 1906-1914). Some foxing to the page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £130
William West was a first-class umpire from 1890 to 1895 and officiated in nine Test matches
Lot 201:
Lot 201
Australia tour to England 1921. Album page signed by thirteen members of the Australian touring party. Six signatures in ink of Armstrong (Captain), Mailey, Andrews, Ryder, Bardsley and Oldfield. Seven signatures in pencil of McDonald, Hendry, Mayne, Macartney, Gregory, Pellew and Roland J. Pope (medical officer). The page, now dismounted, has been taped to verso for previous framing with adhesive show through to top and side edges affecting some signatures. Folds and age toning, only fair condition
Estimate: £120/150
Hammer price: £100
Lot 202:
Lot 202
Minor Counties 1937. Album page nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the team, two in pencil. Signatures include B. Rought-Rought, Poynder, H.P. Waugh, Benka, Hargreaves, Felton, Franklin etc. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £12
Lot 203:
Lot 203
New Zealand 1949. Vertical paper strip very nicely signed in ink by fifteen members of the touring party to England including the manager Phillips. Signatures include Hadlee (Captain), Wallace, Burke, Reid, Raborn, Cave, Sutcliffe, Cresswell, Phillips (Manager) etc. Lacking the signature of Mooney from the full touring party. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 204:
Middlesex C.C.C. 1934 and 1936. Two album pages, one nicely signed in black ink by twelve members of the 1934 Middlesex team. Signatures are Enthoven, Smith, Webster, Price, Hulme, Beveridge, Hart, Muncer, J.W. Hearne, Watkins, Wignall and Putner. The other signed by eleven members of the 1936 Middlesex team, Robins, Hendren, Hulme, Gray, Sims, Hart, Tindall, Smith, Muncer, D. Compton and one other. Players' names annotated in pencil to both pages. Some wear and creasing to the 1936 page, the 1934 in good condition. Plus a small album page signed by C.H. Gunasekera of Middlesex 1919-1922 and G. Lee Nottinghamshire and H.M. Morris of Essex. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 205:
Lot 205
Middlesex, Sussex and Northamptonshire 1950. Three album pages each comprising eleven signatures in ink of the teams that played v Hampshire at Portsmouth in 1950 and 1952. Signatures of Middlesex 1950 include Sims, Robertson, Young, L. Compton, Routledge, Sharp etc. Northamptonshire 1952, including Brown, Brookes, Fiddling, Tribe, Broderick, Barrick, Greasley etc. Sussex 1952, including James Langridge, John Langridge, Doggart, Sheppard, Cox, Marlar etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 206:
Lot 206
Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1948. Album page signed in ink by twenty Gloucestershire players. Signatures include Allen (Captain), Monks, Goddard, Barnett, Crapp, Parker, Lambert, Cranfield, Neale, Scott, Cook, Milton, K. Graveney, T. Graveney, Wilcox, Brodhurst etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 207:
Lot 207
Middlesex C.C.C. 1934 and 1936. Two album pages, one nicely signed in black ink by twelve members of the 1934 Middlesex team. Signatures are Enthoven, Smith, Webster, Price, Hulme, Beveridge, Hart, Muncer, J.W. Hearne, Watkins, Wignall and Putner. The other signed by eleven members of the 1936 Middlesex team, Robins, Hendren, Hulme, Gray, Sims, Hart, Tindall, Smith, Muncer, D. Compton and one other. Players' names annotated in pencil to both pages. Some wear and creasing to the 1936 page, the 1934 in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 208:
Lot 208
Joseph 'Joe' Hardstaff Jnr. Nottinghamshire & England 1930-1955. Album page signed in blue ink by ten players who took part in Hardstaff's benefit match played at Kelham Road, Newark, 22nd August 1948. Signatures are Reg Simpson, C.B. Harris, Hardstaff, Bill Voce, Walter Keeton and Guy Willatt (Nottinghamshire), Jack Walsh, Les Berry, Vic Jackson (Leicestershire) and D.P.B. Morkel (South Africa). VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
No record of the match can be found, which was scheduled on the rest day of the County Championship match between Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire
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England South African Breweries 'Rebel' Tour to South Africa 1981-82. Two album pages, one fully signed in ink by the fifteen members of the England touring party. Signatures include Gooch (Captain), Emburey, Willey, Amiss, Taylor, Woolmer, Hendrick, Boycott, Knott, Underwood etc. The other page comprises twelve signatures of the South African team corresponding with the third 'Test', Durban, 26th-29th March 1982. Signatures include Richards (Captain), Kourie, Rice, Cook, Kirsten, Watson, le Roux, van der Bijl, Jennings etc. Sold with a folding tour scorecard signed to the centre team listing pages by Boycott, Lever, Larkins, Willey, Taylor (England) and Cook (South Africa). Also an official commemorative cover and souvenir brochure for the tour. Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
Lot 210:
Lot 210
M.C.C. 1967-68. Official autograph sheet for the M.C.C. tour of the West Indies 1967-68. Fully signed in ink by fifteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Cowdrey, Barrington, D'Oliveira, Edrich, Graveney, Knott, Milburn, Snow etc. Lacking the signature of David Brown. This was Les Ames copy and is signed by him in ink. Light fold marks, loosely attached at top of sheet to large page otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Lot 211:
Lot 211 Lot 211
M.C.C. tour to India, Pakistan & Ceylon 1972/73. Official autograph sheet signed by fourteen members of the M.C.C. touring party. Players' signatures are Denness, Arnold, Birkenshaw, Cottam, Gifford, Greig, Knott, Old, Pocock, Roope, Tolchard and Wood. Lacking the signatures of Lewis (Captain), Amiss, Fletcher and Underwood. Sold with an official sheet for the International Wanderers tour to Rhodesia and South Africa, September 1974 signed by seventeen members of the touring party. Signatures include Close (Captain), Barlow, I. Chappell, Greig, McKenzie, Pollock, Richards, Roope, Shepherd, Simmons, Tolchard, Turner, Younis Ahmed etc. also R.K. Thomas (joint manager). Lacking the signature of Greg Chappell who is listed but did not play on the tour that comprised a series of matches in Rhodesia and one in Transvaal, South Africa. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £48
Lot 212:
Lot 212
M.C.C. tour of India, Sri Lanka & Australia 1976/77. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all eighteen members of the party including Greig, Brearley, Knott, Randall, Willis etc. Appears to have been trimmed. Odd faults, folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £40
Lot 213:
Lot 213 Lot 213
England tour to Australia 1982/83. Official autograph sheet signed by all twenty members of the touring party. Signatures include Willis (Captain), Gower, Botham, Cowans, Lamb, Marks, Randall, Taylor etc. Sold with official autograph sheets for the tour to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Zimbabwe 1986, and to South Africa 1995/96. Signatures include Nicholas, Barnett, Agnew, Athey, Moxon, Pringle, Slack, Atherton, Crawley, Fraser, Hick, Malcolm, Cork, Gough etc. Folds to two sheets. G/VG. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 214:
Lot 214
England tour of the West Indies 1986. Official autograph sheet for the tour. Fully signed with twenty signatures in ink including Gower, Gatting, Botham, Lamb, Willey, Foster, Robinson, Smith etc. Fold. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £38
Lot 215:
Lot 215
England. Official autograph sheets for England teams v New Zealand (Lord's) 1994 (2 sheets), v West Indies (TB) 1995, v India 1996 (two sheets, Texaco Trophy) and v Pakistan (Texaco Trophy). Some sheets lacking odd signatures, good. Qty 6. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £90
Lot 216:
Lot 216
Australia Coronation Tour to England 1953. Page signed in ink by fourteen members of the Australian party on Kent C.C.C. headed note paper. Signatures are Hassett (Captain), Johnston, Tallon, Morris, Hole, Harvey, Davidson, Ring, Langley, de Courcey, Lindwall, Benaud and McDonald. Light folds with small split to one fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 217:
Lot 217
Australian tour of England 1961. Official autograph sheet for the Australian touring team. Fully signed in ink by all seventeen members of the party plus the Manager and Treasurer including Benaud, Harvey, Booth, Davidson, Lawry, McKenzie, O'Neill, Gaunt etc. Adhesive marks to back of the sheet at corners otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £48
Lot 218:
Lot 218
Australia tour to England 1968. Official autograph sheet fully signed by the seventeen members of the Australian touring party. Signatures include Lawry (Captain), Jarman, Chappell, Connolly, Gleeson, Hawke, Inverarity, Mallett, Redpath, Taber, Walters etc. Folds and some creasing, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 219:
Lot 219
'Australia World Cup Tour to Canada and United Kingdom' 1975. Official autograph sheet fully signed by the nineteen members of the touring party. Players' signatures are I. Chappell (Captain), G. Chappell, Edwards, Gilmour, Higgs, Hurst, Laird, Lillee, McCosker, Mallett, Marsh, Robinson, Thomson, Turner, Walker and Walters. Folds. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
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Lot 220
Australian tour to England 1977. Official autograph sheet signed by all seventeen players in the touring party. Signatures include G. Chappell (captain), Marsh, Bright, Cosier, Hookes, McCosker, Pascoe, Thomson, Walker, Walters etc. Horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Lot 221:
Lot 221
Australian tour of the West Indies 1978. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all sixteen members of the touring party including Simpson, Thomson, Yardley, Hughes, Serjeant, Wood, Yallop, Toohey etc. Two signatures in red ink. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Lot 222:
Lot 222
Australian tour to England 1981. Official autograph sheet signed by nineteen members of the touring party. Players' signatures include Hughes (Captain), Marsh, Alderman, Border, Bright, Dyson, Hogg, Lawson, Wood, Yallop etc. Lacking the signature of Lillee. Horizontal fold, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £22
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Lot 223
'Australia World Cup Cricket Tour 1983'. Official autograph sheet fully signed by the fourteen playing members of the tour and the physio, Fergus Nelson. Players' signatures are Hughes (Captain), Hookes, Border, G. Chappell, T. Chappell, Hogan, Hogg, Lawson, Lillee, Marsh, Thomson, Wessels, Wood and Yallop. Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £55
Australia finished in third place in Group B and failed to qualify for the knockout stage. India overcame the favourites, West Indies, to win the final
Lot 224:
Lot 224
Australian tour of England 1985. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all seventeen members of the touring party including Border, Hilditch, Boon, Lawson, Thomson, Wessels, McDermott etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 225
Australia tour of England 1993. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all twenty one members of the touring party including Border, Warne, Taylor, Hayden, Healy, May, Slater, Waugh etc. Light folds otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £90
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Lot 226
Zimbabwe 1992. Official autograph sheet for the Inaugural Test match, Zimbabwe v India 1992. Fifteen signatures including Houghton, Flower, Brandes, Campbell, Arnott etc. Sold with an official autograph sheet for the Zimbabwe cricket team at the World Cup 1992. Seventeen signatures including Houghton, Campbell, Flower, Butchart, Pycroft, Traicos etc. G. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £48
Lot 227:
Lot 227
South Africa 1955. Official autograph sheet for the South African tour of England 1955. Sixteen ink signatures including Cheetham, McGlew, Duckworth, Goddard, Mansell, Tayfield, Endean, Fuller etc. Folds. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 228:
Lot 228
South Africa 1965. Official autograph sheet for the South Africa tour of England 1965. Fully signed in ink by all sixteen members of the party including Van der Merwe, Barlow, Bacher, Bland, G&P. Pollock etc. Crease to right hand corner, some minor damage to top border otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
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Lot 229
South Africa 1992. Official autograph sheet for the South African team to Australia for the World Cup 1992. Fully signed with nineteen signatures including Wessels, Kuiper, Cronje, Kirsten, Donald, Henry, Hudson, Rhodes etc
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £65
Lot 230:
Lot 230
Sri Lanka 1988. Two official autograph sheets of the Sri Lanka squad for the England v Sri Lanka Test at Lord's, 25th-30th August 1988. One fully signed by all eighteen members of the touring party, the other, on M.C.C. letterhead, lacking one signature. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
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Lot 231
Sri Lanka 1991. Official autograph sheet for the Sri Lankan tour of England 1991. Eighteen signatures including De Silva, Gurusinha, Muralitheran, Tillakaratne, Ataputta, Ratnayake, Mahanama etc. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £18
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Sri Lanka 1991 and 1999. Two official autographs sheets, one for the Sri Lanka tour to New Zealand 1991, the other for the tour to Australia 1999, both fully signed. The 1991 sheet with eighteen signatures, the 1999 sheet with nineteen signatures. Signatures include Ranatunga, de Silva, Jayasuriya, Labrooy, Mahanama, Ratnayake, Tillakeratne, Wickremasinghe, Muralitharan, Vaas, Atapattu, Perera etc. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 233:
Lot 233
New Zealand 1958. Official autograph sheet for the New Zealand tour of England. Signed in ink by sixteen members of the touring party including Reid, Cave, Sutcliffe, MacGibbon, Blair, Hayes, Moir etc. The sheet has been trimmed and has old tape marks to top and bottom of sheet otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 234:
Lot 234
New Zealand tour to England 1958. Official autograph sheet nicely signed by seventeen members of the touring party. Players' signatures include Reid (Captain), Cave, Alabaster, D'Arcy, Hayes, MacGibbon, Petrie, Playle, Sparling, Sutcliffe, Ward etc. Lacking the signature of the manager, Phillips. Vertical and horizontal folds, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Lot 235:
Lot 235
New Zealand tour to England 1978. Official autograph sheet fully signed by the sixteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Burgess (Captain), Parker, Bracewell, Cairns, Congdon, Edgar, D. Hadlee, R. Hadlee, Howarth, Wright etc. Light horizontal fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £22
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New Zealand 1984 and 1990s. Two official autograph sheets, one for the New Zealand tour to Sri Lanka 1984 fully signed by the sixteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Howarth (Captain), Wright, Bracewell, Cairns, Chatfield, Coney, J. Crowe, M. Crowe, Edgar, Hadlee, Reid etc. Light folds and adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good condition. The other, an official 'Bank of New Zealand Series' headed autograph sheet, appears to be the New Zealand team for the second Test v England 1991/92, fully signed by the fifteen players and officials. Players' signatures include Crowe (Captain), Cairns, Hartland, Latham, Morrison, Parore, Rutherford, Su'a, Wright etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £42
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Lot 237
New Zealand 1993/94. Official autograph sheet for the New Zealand tour of Australia 1993/94. Seventeen signatures including Rutherford, Greatbatch, Cairns, Harris, Morrison, Young, Patel etc. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 238
West Indies tour to England 1950. Album page nicely signed in different coloured inks by eleven members of the West Indies touring party. Signatures are Goddard (Captain), Stollmeyer, Jones, Ramadhin, Valentine, Gomez, Christiani, Williams, Trestrail and Weekes. Signed to the verso by eleven members of the 1949 Essex team including Pearce (Captain), Vigar, Bailey, Wade, Pullings, Dodds, Price etc. Smudging to the signature of Weekes, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 239:
Lot 239
West Indies tour of Australia 1981/82. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all seventeen members of the touring team including Lloyd, Richards, Greenidge, Marshall, Croft, Garner, Holding, Roberts, Dujon etc. Rarer sheet. Folds. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £140
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Lot 240
Pakistan tour of England 1962. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by eighteen members of the team and the Management. Signatures include Burki, Hanif Mohammad, Mushtaq Mohammad, Mahmood, Butt, Alimuddin, Intikhab, Munir Malik etc. Folds, minor stain otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 241:
Lot 241
Pakistan tour to England 1996. Official autograph sheet nicely signed by all twenty members of the touring party. Players' signatures include Wasim Akram, Aamir Sohail, Saleem Malik, Rashid Latif, Saeed Anwar, Moin Khan, Ijaz Ahmed, Mushtaq Ahmed, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saqlain Mushtaq etc. Horizontal folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 242:
Lot 242
England 'A' tours. Official autograph sheets for the England 'A' Tour to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe 1986, to Bermuda & West Indies 1992, to Australia 1993, to South Africa 1993/94, to India & Bangladesh 1994/95, to Australia 1996, to Kenya and Sri Lanka 1997/98 (lacking three signatures). All sheets complete with the exception of the one noted. Qty 7
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £95
Lot 243:
Lot 243
Test, tour and County autograph sheets 1987-1989. Six official autograph sheets, each fully signed except where stated. Sheets are Nottinghamshire team for the NatWest Bank Trophy Final, Lord's, 5th September 1987, (twelve signatures, Nottinghamshire won by three wickets). Two M.C.C. team sheets for the match v Nottinghamshire, Lord's, 16th-18th April 1988 (eleven signatures), and v Aboriginal Cricket Association, Lord's, 28th June 1988, (eleven signatures). Sri Lanka team for the Lord's Test, 25th-30th August 1988 (18 signatures). Australian touring party to England 1989 (sixteen signatures, lacking Border and Marsh). England team for the Lord's Test, 22nd-27th June 1989 (twelve signatures, lacking Lamb). VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 244:
Lot 244
Warwickshire. Official autograph sheets for seasons 1987 and 1988. Forty two signatures including Gifford, Amiss, Donald, Kallicharran, Humpage, Din, Moles, Munton, Small etc. Sold with letter from Alan Smith dated 1976. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 245:
Lot 245
Nottinghamshire. Four official autograph sheets for Nottinghamshire 1986, 1993, 1994 and 1995. Ninety signatures including Rice, Hadlee, Randall, French, Such, Broad etc. One sheet has been trimmed. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £45
Lot 246:
Lot 246 Lot 246
Lord Martin Bladen Hawke, Yorkshire & England 1881-1911. Large and imposing sepia portrait photogravure of Lord Hawke, half length, wearing cricket attire, Yorkshire cap and blazer and holding a cricket bat to side, from the original portrait painting by Shirley Slocombe painted in 1903, in the possession of the Hawke family. Engraved by Franz Hanfstaengl of Munich and published by John. B. Sampson of York on the 31st May 1905. One of one hundred and fifty proofs signed by Slocombe, with 'Print Sellers Association Blindstamp' to corner. The wording 'Published by John Sampson, York. Copyright. Gravure. Hanfstaengl, Munich' to top right hand corner. The portrait attractively mounted, measures 17.75"x22", and framed in oak frame, overall 33.75"x40.5". A truly wonderful striking image of Hawke, the father of Yorkshire cricket and a leading force throughout the golden age of cricket. A very rare image
Estimate: £1500/2500
Hammer price: £1500
The Print Sellers Association Blindstamp states the following information

'Hawke. Lord. Portrait of. Capt of the Yorks C.C.C .Team. Engr by Franz Haefstangle [sic] after Shirley Slocombe, pub J. B. Sampson May 31 1905. 150 signed proofs and 250 India paper proofs. The former were £3 guineas and the latter £1 guineas each'. Not previously ever seen by this auctioneer either through his sales or for sale elsewhere through auction, collector or dealer. Having checked with a couple of cricket art experts they report that they cannot recall ever seeing a similar example and suggest that few were ever sold on the open market, either signed or unsigned.

A collection of correspondence between Hawke and Slocombe regarding the portrait and later photogravure (see the following lot, lot 247) was sold almost twenty years ago by Christopher Saunders who at the time stated in his description 'A print of the portrait was advertised in the 'Art Year' of 1906. It was a photogravure, with 250 copies at one guinea and 150 proof copies at three guineas. I have not come across this print, and would be most interested to know if it was ever produced'.... further evidence giving a clear indication that the photogravure is a truly rarely seen item.

Shirley Charles Lewelyn Slocombe, was born at Islington in 1872. Slocombe studied at the Highbury Institute & School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools from 1892 until 1897 and where he won the Landseer Scholarship in 1894. He exhibited at the Institute of Painters in Oil Colour and the Paris Salon and was elected an Associate Member of the Royal College of Art in 1901. He died at Kensington, London in 1935, aged 63. Slocombe attended Hawke's wedding to Marjory Nelson Ritchie Edwards in 1916 and was also commissioned to paint a similar portrait of Lady Hawke, Maud his wife, in 1917.

Martin Bladen Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke, generally known as Lord Hawke, was an English amateur cricketer from 1881 to 1911 who played for Yorkshire and England. He appeared in 633 first class matches, including five Test matches, scoring 16,749 runs with a highest score of 166 and held 209 catches. He scored 13 centuries and 69 half-centuries. He captained Yorkshire between 1888-1910, through a glorious period in Yorkshire cricket, they were County Champions eight times in that period, coming runners up in four seasons.

As a captain, Hawke was noted for taking a strong paternalistic interest in the welfare of his professional players. Certain aspects of this policy caused resentment but he was on the whole respected for it. Even so, he was strict on discipline and expelled the England bowler Bobby Peel from first-class cricket after he went out to play in a drunken state. During his playing career, Hawke became an influential figure in cricket administration. He was elected Yorkshire club president in 1898, while still captaining the team, and held the post until his death. He had a missionary-like zeal to develop cricket overseas and undertook nine tours as a player between 1887/88 and 1911/12, leading teams to Australia, India (twice), North America (twice), South Africa (twice), the West Indies and Argentina. All five of Hawke's Test appearances were made in South Africa. He captained the England team four times and was always on the winning side. After he retired from playing, Hawke became a major figure at MCC as well as at Yorkshire. He was appointed President of MCC for 1914 and retained the post, which is normally an annual appointment, through the First World War. He was appointed Honorary Treasurer of MCC from 1932 to 1937.
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Lord Martin Bladen Hawke, Yorkshire & England 1881-1911. An important and comprehensive archive of correspondence consisting of thirty six letters, spanning the period February 1903 to May 1917, the majority handwritten by Lord Hawke, who was Captain of Yorkshire for many years, to artist Shirley Slocombe, a man, who was commissioned in 1903 to paint Hawke's portrait. The various letters are handwritten by Hawke in ink and all boldly signed 'Hawke'. The majority are on Wighill Park, Tadcaster' headed paper, some are from his London address in Jermyn Street, some from his club 'the Sports Club, St James Square and odd ones from various hotels and county cricket grounds around the country. The letters mention cricket and the portrait throughout, as well as talking of problems of fitting sittings for the portrait around cricket matches, Hawke complains 'Have got bruised hands and my whole team are crocks- dead out of luck. Off to Bradford today' [1903], 'Playing at Lord's June 4th' [1903], 'To see bioscope [early generic name for a movie camera] of Yorkshire XI at practice!' [1903], 'Personally I am only having a poor cricket season but team is doing well. Lancs will be too good for us on Bank Holiday' [July 1904], 'Am 45 today-very old! So glad we are on top of Australians [5th Test at the Oval] and if we can only be on top of Lancashire I shall be more pleased' [August 1905], 'I am getting another Testimonial, already £1200, goodness knows how I shall spend it!' [December 1907], 'Yesterday the committee gave me a beautiful Coalport Dessert Service- Always Spoilt!' [undated] etc. He also discusses concerts and the singer 'Kitty' [?], problems with lumbago, holidays and trips to North & South America, India etc. With regard to the portrait and photogravure Hawke suggests choosing a title for the portrait 'Why not 'President & Captain- Yorkshire County Cricket Club' [1903], 'his mothers observations 'I don't think she could have seen it in a good light. I was there Tuesday and had it leant forward and it made all the difference in the world. She says you have got an expression I am not often see in- and on the whole it is good' [1903], 'Picture is to be presented on April 30th - any chance of you being in Yorkshire- if so come to the Dinner, Queens Hotel, Leeds. Jackson [F.S.] and I are entertaining the Committee on this occasion [1904], 'Have you the bat I bought to put handle in the picture-It belongs to Bishton[?] here, I don't remember it being returned to Wighill with flannels', 'Should like my old friend Alcock [C.W.] to see my picture' [March 1904], 'Re my picture and engraving, Mr R[ussell] says he does'nt want to make money out of it and I am sure I don't- would it not be best for you, yourself to come to terms with Sampson of York, or some Leeds firm?. Mr R says Sampson would gladly take it on' [August 1904], 'I was in Sampsons for a few this last week. He tells me he is going to engrave the picture and that he has taken out the copyright on whatever it may be called in W. Russell's name' [September 1904], circa 1917, Hawke mentions 'present of a crayon portrait of my fiancee, I should love it and of course will encourage sittings' [undated], 'My fiancee is very pleased with your picture of her' [April 16?] etc. Hawke vowed never to marry while his mother was alive, he married Maud when he was 56 years of age. There is also a letter handwritten by Hawke's fiancee and eventual wife, Maud, Lady Hawke. 'I could come to you for the picture [May 21st], a letter from 'Fitzwilliam' of Rotherham, dated 28th February 1914 to Slocombe and two letters handwritten by Shirley Slocombe, one to Hawke [August 11th 1904] and one to Mr Watt [August 18th 1904] regarding a commission for a portrait, Hawke having recommended Slocombe to him. In the Hawke letter she talks of 'Will seriously consider the matter of engraving your portrait- whatever is done you shall know!'. A wonderful collection of letters from Hawke giving excellent provenance related to the original portrait (1903), the photogravure (1905) and his wife's portrait in 1917. The collection of letters were previously sold nearly twenty years ago by Christopher Saunders, who at the time stated in his description of the portrait 'A print of the portrait was advertised in the 'Art Year' of 1906. It was a photogravure, with 250 copies at one guinea and 150 proof copies at three guineas. I have not come across this print, and would be most interested to know if it was ever produced'.... further evidence giving a clear indication that the photogravure is a rarely seen item. Good condition though out
Estimate: £2000/3000
Hammer price: unsold
Shirley Charles Lewelyn Slocombe, was born at Islington in 1872. Slocombe studied at the Highbury Institute & School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools from 1892 until 1897 and where he won the Landseer Scholarship in 1894. He exhibited at the Institute of Painters in Oil Colour and the Paris Salon and was elected an Associate Member of the Royal College of Art in 1901. He died at Kensington, London in 1935, aged 63. Slocombe attended Hawke's wedding to Marjory Nelson Ritchie Edwards in 1916 and was also commissioned to paint a similar portrait of Lady Hawke, Maud his wife, in 1917.

The original oil on canvas portrait is in the possession of the Hawke family, a rare limited edition photogravure was engraved by Franz Hanfstaengl of Munich and published by John. B. Sampson of York in 1905, one hundred and fifty proofs signed by Slocombe. In 1961, a copy was commissioned by Lord's and was painted by Herbert Holt.

Martin Bladen Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke, generally known as Lord Hawke, was an English amateur cricketer from 1881 to 1911 who played for Yorkshire and England. He appeared in 633 first class matches, including five Test matches, scoring 16,749 runs with a highest score of 166 and held 209 catches. He scored 13 centuries and 69 half-centuries. He captained Yorkshire between 1888-1910, through a glorious period in Yorkshire cricket, they were County Champions eight times in that period, coming runners up in four seasons.
Lot 248:
Lot 248
Arthur Staples. Nottinghamshire 1924-1938. Sepia real photograph postcard of Staples, seated three quarter length, wearing Nottinghamshire cap and blazer. Nicely signed in black ink by Staples. C.H. Richards, Nottingham. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
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John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Four mono real photograph postcards of Hobbs including two standing full length at the wicket wearing batting attire, one nicely signed in ink by Hobbs, Hobbs at his typewriter with his name annotated in green ink to the photograph (publishers unknown), and 'Jack Hobbs in Butter, in the Australian Pavilion. The British Empire Exhibition, Wembley' 1924. The card shows the 'Australian Butter' promotional stand at the Exhibition with a Test match scene with stands and pavilion and free standing players, stumps, bats etc (Hobbs batting). The display made from refrigerated butter. Postcard by Wildt & Kray of London. Sold with a mono 'Force' bat advertising postcard of Hobbs in batting pose, and two further mono postcards featuring Hobbs. Qty 7. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
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John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Mono advertising postcard for Waterman's pens depicting Hobbs signing autographs, signed in ink by Hobbs. Sold with three mono real photograph postcards of Hobbs, one a studio portrait of Hobbs in England cap and blazer (publisher unknown), Hobbs walking out to bat (Beagles series no. 357.D.), and a 'Force' Bat Series advertising postcard (photo by C. Debenham). Also three mono postcards including two head and shoulders portraits, one of Hobbs announcing writing for 'The Star' newspaper, and another of 'An Oval Record' depicting Hobbs and Andrew Sandham standing in front of the scoreboard, Hobbs having scored 232 and Sandham 183 in a record opening partnership of 428 for Surrey v Oxford University at The Oval in 1926, with printed signatures. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 7
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
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John Berry 'Jack' Hobbs. Surrey & England 1905-1934. Three mono real photograph postcards of Hobbs, one plain back. Two depict Hobbs in batting pose, the other full length in cricket attire. Each postcard is nicely signed in ink to the photograph by Hobbs, and, unusually, with dedication/ message in Hobbs' own hand to verso, dated 1929, 1930 and 1935. Publishers unknown. Adhesive mark to verso of one postcard, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £95
Lot 252:
Lot 252
Learie Nicholas Constantine. Trinidad, Barbados & West Indies 1921-1939. Mono real photograph postcard of Constantine, head and shoulders in cameo, wearing West Indies blazer. Nicely signed in ink by Constantine to the photograph. Stamp for A. Wilkes & Son, West Bromwich to verso with annotation stating the autograph was obtained 26th July 1939. Minor wear, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £160
Lot 253:
Lot 253
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1956/57. Rarer sepia postcard of the Union-Castle Line R.M.S. Edinburgh Castle which took the team to South Africa. Very nicely signed in ink to card face by nineteen members of the touring party including May, Compton, Laker, Wardle, Statham, Brown, Evans, Cowdrey etc. Minor age toning, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 254:
Lot 254
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1958/59. Mono postcard of the P&O ship Iberia which took the team to Australia. Signed to card face by eighteen members of the touring party including May, Trueman, Watson, Laker, Tyson, Cowdrey, Brown, Statham etc. Some fading to odd signature otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
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Sussex C.C.C. Five mono real photograph portrait postcards of Sussex players. Subjects are Tich Cornford, Maurice Tate (two different), K.S. Duleepsinhji and A.E.R. Gilligan. One Tate postcard and the Cornford signed in ink to the photograph. Publishers are Deane, Wiles & Millar and Nias, both of Brighton, one other unknown. Pinholes to the signed Tate postcard, Adhesive marks to the verso of the Cornford, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Five mono and sepia real photograph postcards including two different plain back postcards of Sutcliffe, one in batting pose at the crease, the other three quarter length wearing M.C.C. touring blazer, the latter trimmed. Both nicely signed in ink to the photographs by Sutcliffe. Publishers unknown. Sold with two postcards of Maurice Leyland, one full length wearing Yorkshire blazer, the other walking out to bat at Sheffield in 1933, and a postcard of the 1923 Yorkshire team. Adhesive mark to the verso of one Sutcliffe postcard, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 257:
Lot 257
Australian tour of England 1921. Mono postcard of the Australian team 1921 with caption and players names printed to lower border. T. Bolland photographer. Signed by all sixteen members of the touring party including the Manager, Smith. Signatures nicely signed in ink include Armstrong, Collins, Taylor, McDonald, Pellew, Mailey, Gregory, Mayne, Ryder, Andrews, Bardsley, Oldfield etc. The postcard was sent to a Mr Bailey by E.R. Mayne in 1954. Handwritten note to reverse in ink, 'Am enclosing autograph, also the autographed picture of the 1921 Australian XI which I thought you would like to have. Yours truly E.R. Mayne'. G
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £490
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Lot 258
'Team that Won The Ashes 1927 [sic]'. Mono postcard of the Union-Castle Line R.M.X. 'Edinburgh Castle', nicely signed to the verso in ink by the eleven members of the England team for the fifth and final Test played at The Oval, 14th-18th August 1926 to win the Ashes. Signatures are Rhodes, Larwood, Woolley, Hobbs, Strudwick, Hendren, Tate, Stevens, Chapman, Sutcliffe and Geary. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £170
England won the final Test by 289 runs to clinch the series 1-0, the first four matches having been drawn
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Yorkshire C.C.C. Three mono real photograph postcards including Len Hutton in batting pose at the crease, signed by Hutton. Walkers Studios, Scarborough. Herbert Sutcliffe wearing M.C.C. touring blazer, signed by Sutcliffe, publisher unknown. An unsigned postcard of Hutton walking out to bat, with printed details of his record score of 364 to the photograph. Walter Scott, Bradford. Sold with two mono real photograph postcards of Yorkshire teams for 1933 and 1934. Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 260:
Lot 260
Australian tour of England 1930. Excellent complete set of fifteen sepia real photograph plain back postcards of each member of the Australian touring party. Each player featured on the postcards has been taken head and shoulders, wearing Australian sweater, nine wearing Australian caps. Each card has been very nicely signed by the player featured in ink. The players are Bill Woodfull (Captain), Vic Richardson, Don Bradman, Alan Fairfax, Archie Jackson, Bill Ponsford, Alan Kippax, Stan McCabe, Clarrie Grimmett, Alexander Hurwood, Thomas Wall, Percy Hornibrook, Bert Oldfield, Ted a'Beckett and Charles Walker. Each postcard has a printed number 1-15 to the lower right hand corner of the postcard, Bradman to the left. The postcards produced by B.D.V. cigarettes of Godfrey Phillips of London, as part of their advertising campaign for the 1930 Australian tourists. A rare opportunity to purchase a full set of these signed postcards which includes the rarer signed postcard of Archie Jackson who died of tuberculosis in 1933 at the age of 23, this was to be Archie Jackson's only tour to England. The Archie Jackson postcard postally used, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £1500/2500
Hammer price: unsold
This was Bradman's first tour of England and a record breaking one. He scored 974 runs at an average of 139.14 during the Test series, with four centuries, including two double hundreds and a triple century. Bradman's first-class tour total was 2,960 runs, at an average of 98.66 with 10 centuries, was another enduring record, the most by any overseas batsman on a tour of England
Lot 261:
Lot 261
Middlesex C.C.C. 1952. Mono real photograph plain back postcard of Jack Robertson and Alex Thompson walking out to bat for Middlesex in the match v Sussex at Hove, 2nd-5th August 1952. Nicely signed in blue ink to the photograph by both players. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Sussex won a low scoring match by fifteen runs. Robertson was top scorer, making 61 in Middlesex's second innings
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Lot 262
South Africa tour to England 1955. Mono real photograph plain back postcard of Jackie McGlew and Hayfield walking out to bat for the South Africans in the tour match v Sussex at Hove, 18th-21st June 1955. Signed in blue ink to the photograph by both players. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
South Africans won by nine wickets
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Lot 263
William John Abel. Surrey 1909-1926. Sepia real photograph postcard of Abel taking guard at the wicket. Signed in black ink, 'Yours sincerely W.J. Abel'. Foster Series. The postcard laid down to card. Some wear and loss to top corner of image, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
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Lot 264
Godfrey Evans. 'Brylcreem'. Mono real photograph postcard of Evans in wicket keeping pose, wearing England sweater. Signed and inscribed 'To Peter' by Evans. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
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Lot 265
Patsy Hendren. Middlesex & England. Sepia 'Waterman's Pens' advertising postcard of Hendren signing a cricket bat. Nicely signed by Hendren. Mounted, framed and glazed. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45

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