Rugby

The following rugby shirts were obtained by the late R. Paul Russell, former chairman of Glamorgan County Cricket Club, first class rugby union referee, an accomplished rugby referee, who officiating in national club and the odd international representative match in the 1970's and 1980's, he was also an excellent after dinner speaker and raconteur. He knew many of the players from that period and was often gifted shirts by them, sometimes even buying shirts at a charity dinner/auction at which he spoke. Many of the shirts are framed, so difficult to identify the shirt number without taking out of the frames. It is assumed the majority are player worn shirts.

Lot 1490:
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Manchester United F.C. Selection of sixteen official United colour 'half' club cards. Each signed by the player featured. Signatures are Kuszczak, R. Keane, D. Jones, Irwin, M. Wilson, Larsson, Yorke, Lynch, Heaton, Stam, M. Stewart, Tierney, Heinze, D. Jones, van der Gouw and T. Howard. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1491:
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Manchester United F.C. Selection of sixteen official United colour 'half' club cards. Each signed by the player featured. Signatures are Richardson, Pugh, van der Sar, Park Ji-Sung, Veron, P. Neville, Nani, G. Neville, Rachubka, Rossi, van Nistelrooy, Ronaldo, van der Gouw, Scholes, Schmeichel and Saha. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1492:
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Arsenal F.C. 1940s-1980s. Red folder comprising a large selection of over ninety signatures of Arsenal players, mainly cuttings with some original press photographs, each signed by the featured player, and the odd signature on piece or card. Earlier signatures include Docherty, Barnwell, Bowen, Gould, Mercer, Goring, Roper, Armstrong, Hollins, Jennings, MacDonald, McLintock, Rice, J. Roberts etc. Some duplication of signatures. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £130
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Notts County F.C. 1870s-1994/95. Red folder comprising approximately sixty photographs of Notts County teams, a good number dated, some with typed captions, and some individual player portraits. The majority of images are restrikes or copies with a few original press photographs. Sizes range from 10"x8" and smaller. Previously sold by T. Vennett-Smith as lot 1497 in November 2007. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1494:
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Notts County F.C. 'Meadow Lane Men. The Complete Who's Who of Notts County F.C. 1888-2005'. Garth Dykes 2005. Hardback. Profusely signed by over three hundred and fifty players and managers to the front and rear endpapers and throughout the book to player biographies, the majority signed to the pages, with others on pieces, labels laid down, additional pages taped in. Also includes cutting photographs and two early facsimile album pages of team signatures. Earlier signatures include Allen, Asher, Bowers, Buxton, Coates, Daykin, Dickson, Farmer, Gissing, Groome, Houghton, Jarvis, Kirkham, Kirkup, Lawton, Linton, Lowe, McPherson, Mann, Mowl, Parry, Roby, Sewell, Sheridan, Simcoe, Stancer, Stone, Tait, Upton, Wade, Withers, Wylie etc. Slight breaking to page block otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1495:
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'Nottingham Forest. The Official Statistical History'. Ken Smailes. 2006. Limited edition hardback. Profusely signed by over two hundred and fifty players and managers to the front endpapers, with an extra page taped in to inside front, and throughout the book, signed either to the pages or on pieces, labels and the odd cutting, and seven facsimile album pages of team signatures laid down. Earlier and notable signatures include Whitefoot, Capel, Stone, Allen, Hutchinson, Thomas, Rawson, Elliott, Scott, Knight, Thomas, Thomson, Gray, J. Anderson, Kirk, Baker, Barrett, Blackman, Banham, Langford, Watson, Alexander, Bailey, Banham, Quigley, Storey-Moore, V. Anderson, Clark, Lloyd, McGovern, Robertson, Hartford, Burns, Pearce, Francis etc. Odd duplication of signature. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1496:
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Nottingham Forest F.C. League Cup winners 1977/78. Large page signed by thirteen members of the Nottingham Forest League Cup winning team, plus the coach, Jimmy Gordon. Players' signatures are Anderson, Barrett, Bowyer, Burns, Clark, Lloyd, McGovern, O'Neill, O'Hare, Robertson, Withe, Woodcock and Woods. Sold with a separate signature of John Middleton who also played. Also a white card signed by Frank Clarke. Horizontal folds otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1497:
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Nottingham Forest F.C. Official folding menu for the 25th Anniversary dinner held on 21st May 2004 to celebrate Nottingham Forest winning the European Cup in season 1978/79. The menu is fully signed by all the players who played in the competition. Includes six signatures to the front cover of Trevor Francis, John McGovern, Ian Bowyer, Frank Clark, Archie Gemmill and Kenny Burns. A further thirteen signatures to centre pages of Barrett, Mills, Gunn, O'Hare, Woodcock, Birtles, Anderson, Robertson, Lloyd, Woods, Shilton, O'Neill and Needham. Nineteen signatures in total. The menu appears to have split at the hinge with neat tape repair, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official programme for the final played at the Olympic Stadium, Munich in which Forest beat Malmo 1-0. G/VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1498:
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Nottingham Forest F.C. Official folding menu for the 25th Anniversary dinner held on 25th May 2005 to celebrate Nottingham Forest winning the European Cup in season 1979/80. The menu is fully signed by all the players who played in the competition. Includes four signatures to the front cover of Peter Shilton, Kenny Burns, John McGovern and John Robertson. A further thirteen signatures to centre pages of Gunn, Mills, Birtles, Bowyer, Needham, O'Hare, Francis, Anderson, Lloyd, O'Neill, Woodcock etc. Also the signature of reserve goalkeeper, John Needham signed to label laid down to rear cover. Eighteen signatures in total. The menu with neat tape repair to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1499:
Lot 1499
Football autographs 1950s-2000s. Three album pages signed by teams of the early 1950s, two signed back to back. Teams are Blackburn (eight signatures), Brentford (10), Port Vale (9), Luton Town (12) and Swansea (12). Some faults including water damage. Also seventeen signatures on album pages, signed one or two to a page, of players and managers, late 1980s. Signatures include Gary Speed, David Rocastle, Chris Fairclough, Lee Chapman, Dean Saunders, Mark Wright, Teddy Sheringham, George Graham, Paul Merson, Howard Kendall, Howard Wilkinson etc. Also a commemorative cover issued in Maldives for the 1990 World Cup, signed by Paul Gascoigne, and two trade cards signed by Mick Adams and Alan Wright. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1500:
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Football international autographs 1930s-1950s. Sixteen signatures in ink, the majority of players who represented their county. Signatures on pieces, cuttings, cards, labels etc. Signatures include Peter McFarland (Northern Ireland), Billy Steel (two signatures), Bob Paisley (Scotland), Trevor Ford, Bryn Jones (Wales), Wilf Mannion, Frank Broome, Ronnie Rooke, Neil Franklin (England), Di Stefano (manager of Real Madrid 1990-1991) etc. Some good signatures. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £140
Alfredo Di Stefano made international appearances for three different countries, Argentina (6 matches, 1947), Colombia (4 matches, 1949) and Spain (31 matches 1957-1962)
Lot 1501:
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Nottingham Forest F.C. 1923/24. Album page signed in pencil to one side by eighteen members of the team, and to verso by a further five. Twenty three signatures in total. Signatures include Morgan (Northern Ireland 7 caps), Norris, Hardy (England 21 caps), Wallace, Dexter, Doherty, Belton, Cox, Martin, Thompson, Burton etc. Previously sold by T. Vennett-Smith in March 2007. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1502:
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Nottingham Forest F.C. 1946/47. Album page nicely signed in ink by thirteen members of the team. Signatures are G. Brown, Scott, B. Brown, Gunn, Barks, Blagg, Thomas, Morley, Simpson, Davies, Graham, Lyman and Edwards. Previously sold by T. Vennett-Smith in March 2010. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1503:
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Nottingham Forest F.C. 1948/49. Album page nicely signed in ink by twenty five players and coaching staff (one duplicate). Signatures include Lee, Ottewell, Scott (signed twice), Edwards, Thomas, Johnson, Wilkins, Barks, Hutchinson, Gager, McCall, Knight, Walker, Starling, Linaker, Kaile etc. Previously sold by T. Vennett-Smith in April 2009. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1504:
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Nottingham Forest F.C. 1949/50. Two album pages signed in ink by thirty players and coaching staff. Signatures include Johnson, Lindley, Ardron, Burkitt, Knight, Collinridge, Ashman, Anderson, Gager, Leverton, Clarke, Rawson, McCall, Morley, R. Capel, T. Capel, Kaile, Whare, Platts, Hutchinson, Scott etc. Previously sold by T. Vennett-Smith in April 2009. Uneven trimming to corners of both pages. Adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Nottingham Forest F.C. 1951/52. Album page signed in ink by fourteen players. Signatures include Morley, Hutchinson, Walker, Thomas, Kelly, Scott, Wilson etc. Also signed to verso by eight members of the Hull City team including Don Revie, Harris, Fagan, Gerrie etc. Minor soiling and wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Nottingham Forest F.C. 1952/53. Two album pages signed in ink by twenty players. Signatures include Moore, Whare, Thomas, Collindridge, McKinley, Farmer, Scott, Wilson, Hutchinson, Gager, Morley etc. Light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1507:
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F.A. Cup Final 1959. Nottingham Forest v Luton Town. Official programme for the Final played at Wembley on 2nd May 1959. Signed to the Forest full page team photograph by all twelve players featured. Signatures include Gray, Imlach, Dwight, Quigley, Wilson, McKinlay, Burkitt, McDonald etc. Previously sold by Knights in October 2006. Light vertical fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £60
Nottingham Forest beat Luton Town in the Final 2-1. Dwight and Wilson scored two early goals for Forest, but Roy Dwight (cousin of Elton John [Reg Dwight]), was carried off in the first half with a broken leg, and Forest played the last ten minutes with only nine fit men when Bill Whare suffered cramp. Despite Luton scoring midway through the second half, Forest held on to lift the trophy
Lot 1508:
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Nottingham Forest Centenary Year 1965/66. Printed mono cutting photograph of the team, fully signed by all twelve featured players. Signatures are Wignall, Barnwell, Hinton, Crowe, Addison, Storey-Moore, Grummitt, McKinley, Mochan, Newton, Hindley and Whitefoot. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1509:
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Nottingham Forest F.C. 1950s onwards. A collection of fifty eight postcard size player cards and collector cards, of which fifty two are signed by the featured player. Earlier signatures are Peter Small, John Barnwell, Ian Storey-Moore and John O'Hare. Others include Viv Anderson, Peter Shilton, Trevor Francis, Chris Woods, Colin Calderwood, Jack Lester, Neil Webb etc. Some duplication of signatures. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £38
Lot 1510:
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Nottingham Forest F.C. 1940s-2010s. Two files comprising an extensive collection of players' and managers' signatures, the majority on white cards. Over four hundred and thirty signatures in total. Earlier player signatures include Eddie Baily, Joe Baker, Geoff Ball, Jim Barrett, Jim Barron, Jim Baxter, Colin Booth, John Brindley, Tommy Capel, Billy Cobb, Chris Crowe, Ron Farmer, Horace Gager, Brian Grant, Len Harris, Terry Hennessey, Peter Hindley, Jack Hutchinson, Mick Kear, Dick Le Flem, Arthur Lemon, Neil Martin, John Metgod, Sid Ottewell, John Rowland, Freddie Scott, Ian Storey-Moore, Geoff Vowden, Jeff Whitefoot etc. Managers' signatures include Dave Mackay, Joe Kinnear, Billy Davies, Ron Atkinson, David Platt, Mick Harford, Gary Megson, Ian McParland, Alex McLeish, Stuart Pearce etc. Sold with three framed and glazed signed colour cutting photographs of Forest players. Signatures are Ian Story-Moore, John Barnwell and John McGovern. Each framed and glazed, approx. 13"x10". VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1511:
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Albert Iremonger. Notts County F.C. 1921. Original sepia press photograph of Iremonger being introduced to the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII), for the match v Clapton Orient played at Meadow Lane, 30th April 1921. The photograph is signed in ink 'To Jimmy from Albert Iremonger'. The photograph measures 8.25"x6.5", laid to tightly trimmed card. Small damage to top portion of the image, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Clapton Orient beat Notts County 3-0 in the League Division 2 match. Iremonger also played cricket for Nottinghamshire
Lot 1512:
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Notts County F.C. 1923/24. Album page signed in ink (one in pencil) by eighteen members of the Notts County team. Signatures are Flint, Platts, Cope, Harries, Fenwick, Allen, Wainwright, Cornwall, Greatorex, Wren, Kemp, McPherson, De'ath, Cock, Barry, Gibson and Pape. Slight smudging affecting three signatures, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Notts County finished the 1923/24 season in tenth position of League Division 1
Lot 1513:
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Notts County F.C. 1925/26. Small album page signed in ink by twenty two members of the Notts County team. Signatures are Davis, Harris, Flint, Kelly, Kemp, Taylor, Hilton, Greatorex, Staniforth, Wren, Barry, Smith, Iremonger, Crapper, Allen, Dinsdale, Widdowson, Price, Cornwell, Mitchell, Richardson and Cope. The page laid to slightly large page. Adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Notts County finished bottom of League Division 1 and were relegated at the end of the 1925/26 season
Lot 1514:
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Notts County F.C. 1938/39. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve members of the Notts County team. Signatures are Moulson, Hindmarsh, Clayton, 'Dixie' Dean, Cooper, Flower, Hatton, Mills, Towler, Watson, Feebery and Gaughran. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Notts County finished in eleventh position of League Division 3 South
Lot 1515:
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Notts County F.C. 1949/50. Two joined album pages nicely signed in ink by thirty members of the Notts County team and coaching staff. Signatures include Rigby, Robinson (signed twice), Purvis, Southwell, Pimbley, Broome, Simpson, Lawton, Baxter, Deans, Evans, Crookes, Adamson, Stone, Corkhill, Johnston, Chapman etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Notts County were promoted as Champions of League Division 3 South in 1949/50

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