Signed Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks

The following twenty seven lots of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks are signed to the 'Five Cricketers of the Year' photographic plates by many of the players featured. The signatures were obtained by the vendor in person in the 2000's at various county and Test match grounds through that time. There are 211 signatures of the 'Five Cricketers of the Year' from 1947 to 2016

Lot 1104:
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'Ashes- and Dust'. D.R. Jardine. London 1934. Nice signature in ink of Jardine on piece loose mounted to title page. Reasonable dustwrapper. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1105:
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'Lord's'. John Marshall. London 1969. Signed in ink to reverse of frontispiece by thirteen members of the Middlesex team, the signatures collected at Canterbury 1970. Signatures include Parfitt (Captain), Pearman, Murray, Titmus, Price, Brearley, Jones, Radley, Connolly, Featherstone etc. Sold with an official scorecard for the drawn match slipped in, Kent v Middlesex, Canterbury, 5th- 7th August 1970 with incomplete printed scores. Dustwrapper with small tears. Some foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1106:
Lot 1106
Frank Woolley. Two biographies of Frank Woolley. 'Woolley- the Pride of Kent', Ian Peebles, London 1969. Signed with dedication to front endpaper by Woolley, dated 24th July 1969. Good dustwrapper. 'Early Memoirs of Frank Woolley' as told to Martha Wilson Woolley, Ashurst, Kent 1976. Limited edition no. 43/1000. Signed to the limitation page by Frank Woolley. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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Gloucestershire cricket. 'Not Out 100. Midsomer Norton Cricket Club 1878-1978', R.C. Taylor & M.T. Bell, 1978. Signed to rear endpaper by fourteen members of the Gloucestershire team. Signatures include Procter, Sadiq Mohammad, Brassington, D. Graveney, Shackleton, Foat, Shepherd, Childs, Windaybank, Stovold, Hignell etc. Some wear to the wrappers, odd page cleanly detached. Included is an official programme for the Midsomer Norton Centenary Week fixtures which featured a match v Gloucestershire C.C.C. on 24th July 1978. 'Never Say Die. Official celebration of Gloucestershire winning the 2015 Royal London One-Day Cup'. Tim Lezard 2015. Over fifty signatures to pages throughout of contributors and players including members of the winning team. Signatures include Jonathan Agnew, Tim Lezard, David Payne, Craig Miles Jack Taylor, Andy Stockhausen, Gareth Roderick, Michael Klinger, Geraint Jones, James Fuller, Richard Dawson etc. Heavy duplication of signatures. VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1108:
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'The Cowdreys. Portrait of a Cricketing Family'. Ivo Tennant. London 1990. Signed to the title page by the author, Colin, Chris, Graham Cowdrey and one other, possibly Jeremy Cowdrey. Good dustwrapper. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1109:
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Sachin Tendulkar. 'Masterful'. Peter Murray & Ashish Shukla. Adelaide 2002. Nicely signed in ink to front endpaper by Tendulkar. Very good dustwrapper. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1110:
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'My Favourite Cricketer'. Edited by John Stern. London 2010. Signed by the author and twenty five players and contributors. Signatures include Wasim Akram, Mike Selvey, Mike Atherton, Geoff Boycott, Ally Brown, Vic Marks, Angus Fraser, Joel Garner, Derek Pringle, Adam Gilchrist, Graham Gooch, Darren Gough, David Gower, Tom Graveney, Wes Hall, Tony Cozier, John Lever, Geoff Miller, Mike Procter, Clive Radley, Barry Richards, Garry Sobers, Jeff Thomson etc. Good dustwrapper. Wear to edges of cloth boards, internally in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1111:
Lot 1111
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1877-1878. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by C.E. Davey, 'Kent Herald' Office 1878. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine, breaking to the front internal hinge, handwritten name of ownership to the top border of the title page, small press cutting laid down to rear end paper otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Minor wear to silver Kent emblem. Very rare first issue of the 'blue book'
Estimate: £1000/1500
Hammer price: £2200
The famous Kent 'Blue Book' was published annually from 1878 to 1946 with breaks in publication during the two World Wars (1914-18, 1940-44). Each issue contains a review of the season prior to the year of publication
Lot 1112:
Lot 1112
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1878-1879. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by C.E. Davey, 'Kent Herald' Office 1879. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine, handwritten name of ownership to the top border of the 'Rules' page otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Rare second issue of the 'blue book'
Estimate: £600/900
Hammer price: £2400
Lot 1113:
Lot 1113
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1879-1880. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by C.E. Davey, 'Kent Herald' Office 1880. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine, crease to top left hand corner of the front board, breaking to front internal hinge and wear to the rear otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Rare third issue of the 'blue book'
Estimate: £500/700
Hammer price: £1300
Lot 1114:
Lot 1114
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1880-1881. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by C.E. Davey, 'Kent Herald' Office 1881. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine, very light crease to top border of the rear board otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Rare fourth issue of the 'blue book'
Estimate: £500/800
Hammer price: £1200
Lot 1115:
Lot 1115
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1881-1882. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by the 'Kentish Gazette' 1882. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine, some breaking to the front internal hinge otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. The book is larger than the previous four issues measuring 4.25"x5.5". Rare fifth issue of the 'blue book'
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £1550
Lot 1116:
Lot 1116
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1882-1883. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by Cross & Jackman, 'The Canterbury Press' 1883. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine, handwritten name of ownership to the top border of the 'Index' page otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. The book reverts back to the standard size of the annual and continues. Rare sixth issue of the 'blue book'
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £1550
Lot 1117:
Lot 1117
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1883-1884. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by Cross & Jackman, 'The Canterbury Press' 1884. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Rare seventh issue of the 'blue book'
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £1100
Lot 1118:
Lot 1118
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1884-1885. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by Cross & Jackman, 'The Canterbury Press' 1885. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Rare eighth issue of the 'blue book'. Formerly from the C.I.S Wallace Collection
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £1200
Lot 1119:
Lot 1119
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1885-1886. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by Cross & Jackman, 'The Canterbury Press' 1886. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine, vertical creasing to front board, breaking to the front internal hinges otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Rare nineth issue of the 'blue book'. Formerly from the C.I.S Wallace Collection
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £1200
Lot 1120:
Lot 1120
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1886-1887. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by J. Burgiss-Brown, Maidstone 1887. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Rare tenth issue of the 'blue book'
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £750
Lot 1121:
Lot 1121
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1887-1888. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by J. Burgiss-Brown, Maidstone 1888. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Formerly from the C.I.S Wallace Collection. Rare
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £700
Lot 1122:
Lot 1122
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1888-1889. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by J. Burgiss-Brown, Maidstone 1889. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Formerly from the C.I.S Wallace Collection. Rare
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £650
Lot 1123:
Lot 1123
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1890. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by J. Burgiss-Brown, Maidstone 1890. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Formerly from the C.I.S Wallace Collection. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £340
Lot 1124:
Lot 1124
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1890-1891. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by J. Burgiss-Brown, Maidstone 1891. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine, handwritten signature of ownership to top border of the title page otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Formerly from the C.I.S Wallace Collection. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £900
Lot 1125:
Lot 1125
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1892. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by J. Burgiss-Brown, Maidstone 1892. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine, light vertical crease to the top border of the centre of the front board, minor wear to front end paper otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Formerly from the C.I.S Wallace Collection. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £500
Lot 1126:
Lot 1126
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1893. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by J. Burgiss-Brown, Maidstone 1893. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine, handwritten name of ownership to the top border of the 'Index' page otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Formerly from the C.I.S Wallace Collection. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £300
Lot 1127:
Lot 1127
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1894. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by Cross & Jackman, 'The Canterbury Press' 1894. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Formerly from the C.I.S Wallace Collection. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £550
Lot 1128:
Lot 1128
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1895. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by Cross & Jackman, 'The Canterbury Press' 1895. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Formerly from the C.I.S Wallace Collection. Rare
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £360
Lot 1129:
Lot 1129
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1896. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by Cross & Jackman, 'The Canterbury Press' 1896. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine, some browning to pages edges and to end papers otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Formerly from the C.I.S Wallace Collection. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1130:
Lot 1130
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1897. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by Cross & Jackman, 'The Canterbury Press' 1897. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine otherwise in very good condition with titles bright. Formerly from the C.I.S Wallace Collection. Rare
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: £150

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