Cricket Ephemera

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John Arnold Harold Wolff. Haileybury College, Lord's Schools, Public Schools, Europeans etc. 1927-1937. Original cuttings album compiled by Wolff comprising press cuttings, photographs, scorecards, programmes, fixture cards, letters etc. for cricket & hockey played by Wolff at school and university, and later cricket for the Europeans in Kenya 1936-1958. Includes thirteen original mono photographs laid down including a youthful Wolff in wicketkeeping attire, and team and action photographs of cricket and hockey teams for which Wolff played. Also includes press cuttings, scorecards, fixture cards for Haileybury and Peterhouse College, Cambridge, the majority laid down, some loosely inserted. Official scorecards are for matches at Lord's in which Wolff played and captained Haileybury College 1928-1931 and Lord's Schools. Letters include an official invitation to play for Lord's Schools in 1931, a letter announcing the award of his Cheshire County hockey cap in 1934/35 etc. Notable contemporaries featured include Norman Yardley (Yorkshire & England) in the Cambridge University hockey team. G
Estimate: £70/100
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New Zealand women's cricket. A selection of photographs and press cuttings relating to women's cricket in New Zealand. Includes ten original official mono team photographs and one negative of New Zealand women's cricket teams from the 1930s onwards. Teams featured include the New Zealand team for the Test match v England Women, Christchurch 16th & 18th February 1935, Canterbury Women's Cricketers, Technical Old Girls Cricket Club (Christchurch) etc. Also includes an official photograph of the 'First New Zealand Women's Cricket Council' at Christchurch 1934, and an official report of the New Zealand Women's Cricket Tour in England 1966. A number of the items are annotated with the name Betty Bentley, instigator of the New Zealand Women's Cricket Council in 1934. G
Estimate: £40/60
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James Garrett Dunbar. Assistant Secretary M.C.C. 1964-1967. A loose leaf scrapbook comprising over 100 pages, compiled by Dunbar, comprising a detailed record of his complete set of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks. The contents include action to take to improve his collection, objectives of a new 'Wisden Owners' Society', a list of thirty other owners of complete sets of Wisdens including John Arlott, Copinger, Rosenwater, Wakley, D.T. Smith, Rait Kerr, Bradman, Goldman etc. Also includes references to the production of the tie for the Wisden Centenary launch and an original press photograph of the presentation of the Wisden Trophy to M.C.C. in 1963, featuring Diana Rait Kerr, Lord Nugent, D.B. Carr, Norman Preston, and Dunbar. The final section includes correspondence relating to an opportunity to purchase the Wisden collection of a Mr. Griffin in 1967, much of which was previously from the collection of A.J. Gaston, the set ultimately changing hands for £175. A very interesting record of a Wisden collection. Sold with 'The Wisden Collector's Guide', J. Rice & A. Renshaw, London 2011. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
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Cricket press cuttings 1974-2005. Box comprising twenty eight large format scrapbook albums, comprising a comprehensive collection of press cuttings covering Test series in England and overseas for the period. Coverage begins with the England v India Test series of 1974, and ends with England's Ashes victory of 2005. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Longwood Cricket Club, Hampshire 1881-1882. Early original scorebook for matches played in seasons 1881 and 1882 at the country house ground at Longwood, home of the Carnegie (Earls of Northesk) family near Owlesbury. Enclosed is an original sepia photograph of a group of cricketers standing and seated in informal rows wearing cricket attire. Some wear, overall in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
The cricket ground at Longwood House near Owslebury had a thatched pavilion designed in the style of a Swiss chalet. Family and friends played matches with visiting local teams, and they held a regular cricket week in July. The Earl also placed the ground at free use for visiting local teams. The house was demolished in the 1960s
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Cricket fixture cards 1929 & 1938. Two original advertising fixture card booklets issued by Churchman's Cigarettes 1929, and Player's 1938. The 1929 booklet with tape reinforcement to spine, the 1938 with adhesive marks to rear wrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
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The Ashes 1934. Gunn & Moore folding advertising fixture card for season 1934. Sold with an official Complimentary ticket to ground and pavilion for England v Australia, Old Trafford, Saturday 7th July 1934. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £30/50
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The Ashes 1938. Four tickets from the 1938 England v Australia Ashes series. Circular ticket with cord for admission to the Members' Enclosures, Lord's, 25th June 1938. Complimentary ticket for admission to the Australian Enclosure, Lord's, 27th June 1938. Luncheon and Tea tickets for the 4th Test match, Headingley 1938. Official ticket for admission to the East Stand, The Oval, for the 5th Test, 22nd August 1938. VG
Estimate: £40/60
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Staffordshire C.C.C. 1888. Small early folding member's fixture card with black leather covers and 'S.C.C.C. 1888' in gilt. Issued to W.C. Hancock. VG
Estimate: £30/50
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'The War of the Roses 1849-1949. A Dinner to mark the Centenary of Yorkshire- Lancashire County Cricket Matches'. Eight page brochure produced to accompany the menu for the dinner held at the Grand Hotel, Sheffield, 7th October 1949. The front cover with printed titles and central emblem of a cricket bat with entwined red and white roses to front, white ribbon tie. Internal pages with printed pencil sketches of notable players and historical notes. Printed by The Times Printing Co., Mexborough. The menu measures 8.5"x11". Minor soiling to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
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'Programme of the Thirty-Second Festival', Huddersfield Cricket & Athletic Club, Fartown, 20th June 1896. Small 36pp booklet comprising Plan of the Ground, list of Club officials, travel arrangements, programme of cycling and athletics races etc. Light fold, some soiling to wrappers, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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'County Cricket & Lawn Tennis Warehouse Reduced Price List' 1881. Small 16pp catalogue/ price list produced by J. Croisdale of Leeds. Some wear to spine and small loss to rear wrapper, pin hole to top edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Llandudno C.C. 'All Star Stage XI v Llandudno XI'. Original large hand painted poster in bright red, yellow and blue colours for a charity match played at the Oval, Llandudno, dated 'Friday July 8th', year unknown, probably c.1960. Names of theatre stars listed to appear in the match 'Engagements permitting' include Arthur Haynes, Victor Seaforth, Johnny Stewart, Wyn Calvin, Roberto Cardinali, Reg Varney etc. The poster measures 20"x30". Ex Alan Curtis collection. Heavy horizontal and vertical folds, old tape reinforcements to corners and edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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'Sunday Cricket at the Oval. Old Surrey v Lord's Taverners' 1965. Original poster for the match played 22nd August 1965 in aid of the National Playing Fields Association. Notable players listed and who played in the match include for Old Surrey, May, Barton, Subba Row, A. Bedser, E. Bedser, Laker, McIntyre etc. and for Lord's Taverners, Gover, Pretlove, Simpson, Barnett, and TV personalities including David Frost, Ian Carmichael, William Franklin etc. Printed by The Cator Press, London. 20"x30". Ex Alan Curtis collection. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
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'The Night They Sacked Boycott'. Original poster of a humorous poem in six stanzas describing the breaking of the news to Pope John I of the sacking of Geoffrey Boycott as captain of Yorkshire C.C.C. 'Thou best raise T'gaffer right away- Geoff Boycott's got the sack... Best brek it to 'im gently, 'cos 'e's dodgy wi' is ticker... "Sir," said Cardinal Karol... "I've got some awful news for thee- Geoff Boycott's got the sack!!"..."I'll not renew my membership," the great man weakly cried, Then 'e fell back in a crumpled 'eap, farted, groaned- an' died!'. Author and publisher unknown. 21"x24". Ex Alan Curtis collection. Old tape repairs to edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
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Gray Nicholls advertising posters. Three original colour posters of iconic images of cricketers in action using Gray Nicholls cricket bats. Players featured are Gordon Greenidge, Clive Lloyd and Ian Chappell. Each measures 17"x24". Sold with a large colour poster produced to commemorate Western Australia's fiftieth anniversary in the Sheffield Shield 1947/48-1997-98, and a small mono poster of the England team for the Cornhill Insurance Test Series 1978. Ex Alan Curtis collection. Qty 5. VG
Estimate: £15/25
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'The Lord's Taverners Celebrate their Twenty First Birthday' 1971. Original poster produced for the match v An Old England XI at Lord's, 31st July 1971, 'played in the costume and with the equipment of 1884'. Listed names of participants include Barrington, Brennan, Edrich, Evans, Flavell, Hollies, Ikin, Insole, Kenyon, Simpson, Surridge, Wright etc. 20"x30". Ex Alan Curtis collection. Small old tape mark to left edge, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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'England v Australia 1880-1980. Cricket Centenary Vintage Port. Australia's First Test Team III'. Two bottles of vintage port 'From the Cellars of Rhine Castle Wines', Australia. One vintage for 1976 with label depicting George Eugene Palmer 'Medium-Pace Off Spin', the other for 1979 featuring Alexander Charles Bannerman 'A Stonewall Batsman', both with biographical labels to verso. The bottles presented in original wooden case with printed details. Includes an original printed pamphlet for Richmond Grove Wines 1981. VG
Estimate: £40/60
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'The Cricket Society. Test Match Dinner England v Australia at Edgbaston 13th July 1968'. Official 33rpm record of the speakers H.A. Judge and Sir Robert Menzies. Some wear to sleeve, the record appears to be in very good condition
Estimate: £15/25
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'Bodyline'. Official Orient Line 'S.S. Orontes' brochure for the 'M.C.C. Australasian Tour 1932-33'. Pictorial front cover. With team detail and photographs, itinerary, player profiles etc. to inside pages. Minor insect damage to covers, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
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Don Bradman 1930. Rare and original 78 rpm vinyl 'Columbia Gramophone Co' record with recording by Bradman entitled 'How It's Done- A Friendly Chat by Don Bradman (Australian Cricket XI. 1930)' and two piano solos 'Old Fashioned Locket' and 'Old Bungalow of Dreams' both by Don Bradman. In card sleeve. G
Estimate: £50/70
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'The C. Christopher Morris Cricket Library and Collection'. Official brochure for the collection held at The Haverford College Library, Haverford, Philadelphia. Sold with a three page typescript of 'How To Watch a Cricket Match adapted from The American Cricketer by the C. Christopher Morris Cricket Library, Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.' 1975. Also an 'England Tour 1968 Souvenir Edition' edited by John Hayward, published by the United States Cricket Association. Qty 3. Some staining/ age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
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'South African Touring Cricket Team 1951'. Commemorative handkerchief produced to celebrate the South African tour to England. White linen handkerchief with printed tour title to top and Springbok illustration to centre in dark green surrounded by the printed signatures of the touring party. 18"x18". Sixteen signatures including Nourse, Rowan, Cheetham, McGlew, McLean, Waite etc. Produced by Caressa. 18"x18". Very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
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Cricket ephemera. A selection of photographs, images, scorecards, trade cards, postcards, brochures etc. The odd item signed. Contents include a good signature in ink of Len Braund (Surrey, Somerset, London County & England 1896-1920) on piece laid to card. Bookplate style images of ten members of the 1930 Australian touring party, and nine England players. Three Ogden's Tabs cigarette cards of W. Gunn, M. Sherwin and W. Lockwood. Seven mono and colour postcards including a mono real photograph postcard of L.C.H. Palairet in batting pose, Wrench Series no. 2935. Bookplate engraving of A.E. Stoddart. Sixteen scorecards including three signed, R.A.F. v Worcestershire, Worcester, 19th- 21st May 1948 signed by F.D. Parr (R.A.F.), Middlesex v Sri Lankans, Lord's 1998 signed by Aravinda De Silva etc. Scanlens 'W.S.C. Super Series' cards, full set of 84 plus six original index cards. Over twenty original mono mainly restrikes/ copy press photographs including Fred Trueman, Tommy Greenough, George Gunn, Garnet Lee, Walter Hammond etc. Three booklets 'Surrey', Denis Foster, Findon 1949, Day & Mason Cricket Annual 1952', 'Cricket from India' 1959 Playfair official tour souvenir, and five later match programmes, magazines etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Cricket ephemera. A small box comprising a mixed selection of mainly cricket ephemera including metalware, books, brochures, equipment, autographs, photographs etc. Contents include two autograph albums (one very small) with the odd sporting and cricket signature c.1930s and 1950s. Official programme for 'The Denis Compton [Benefit] Ball', Empress Hall, Earls Court, 30th September 1949, with two signed photographs of Compton stapled to inside front cover. S.F. Barnes photocopied correspondence. Various books and booklets including two by E.L. Roberts, 'Cavalcade of Anglo-Australian Test Cricket 1877-1938' 1938, and 'All-Rounders in English Cricket' 1947, also a small selection of softback club histories, biographies, A.C.S. statistical publications etc. Odd cigarette cards 1930s onwards. Rowntree's 'Cachous' miniature metal cricket bat 4.5". Tin 'Wills's Woodbine Cricket Game' c1930s. 'Spin Cricket' game. Metal Essex C.C.C. car badge. Original brass groundsman's measuring tape. Small Sandland Ware 'The Ashes' dish. Copper printing block for a Gunn & Moore cricket bat. Six press player photographs including John Snow in bowling action, and player portraits of J.T. Murray (Middlesex, two different), J. Hampshire, L. Hutton (Yorkshire) etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Cricket ephemera 1920s-1950s. A small selection of photograph, booklets and brochures including two candid photographs taken on the Australia tour to South Africa 1935/36, one of Victoria Falls, the other of native women at the Kruger Game Reserve. Both annotated in pencil to verso 'Leo O'Brien' who was a member of the Australian touring party. Mono postcard of the 1926 Australian touring party to England. 'Cricketers from India' official Playfair souvenir brochure for the 1959 tour. 'The Story of the Ashes', P.F. Warner, issued by the Morning Post on behalf of the Cricketers' Fund Friendly Society 1926. 'Cultivation of the Cricket Bat Willow', Forestry Commission Bulletin No. 17, 1958. 'The Nelson Lee School Story Library', 23rd February 1929 etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
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County autographs 1948. A large brown leather autograph album nicely signed by members of County teams for the 1948 season, arranged one county to a page. All signed to the page except where stated, the majority in ink, some in pencil. Counties are Warwickshire (12 signatures), Yorkshire (11), Essex (8), Leicestershire (11), Worcestershire (12 on page laid down), Glamorgan (14), Hampshire (11), Nottinghamshire (13), Northamptonshire (13), Kent (10 on page laid down), Lancashire (11), Gloucestershire (17), Sussex (6), Middlesex (7 on pieces laid down). Includes the odd rarer signature including W.J. Dines (Essex, 20 matches 1947-1949), W.B. Cornock (Leicestershire, 26 matches 1948), A.H. Mills (Gloucestershire, 4 matches 1939-1948), C.E. Winn (Sussex, 15 matches 1948-1952) etc. Nice signatures. G/VG
Estimate: £150/250

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