Autographed Cricket Ephemera

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Thomas William Garrett. New South Wales & Australia 1876-1898. One page handwritten letter, dated 1st June 1939, the letter reads 'Dear Sir, Enclosed find photograph duly autographed. It is a pity it is such an old one. I have no recent ones available. Yours Sincerely T.W. Garrett'. Light folds otherwise in very good condition. A rare letter from a member of the first Australian touring party to England
Estimate: £500/800
Hammer price: £780
Tom Garrett is listed as player/cap number four in the list of Australian Test players and played in nineteen Test matches for Australia and toured England on three occasions, 1878, 1882 and 1886. His most successful tour being the 1882 series where he took 118 wickets at 14.35 in first class matches. He played in the first Test match played in Melbourne, Australia in March 1877
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Edward Mills Grace. Gloucestershire & England 1870-1895. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Grace to 'Mr Palmer', on Park House, Thornbury note paper, dated 22nd April 1898. Grace is enquiring as to whether Palmer is available to 'play in any of my matches'. Nicely signed by Grace. Foxing and horizontal folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £250
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Single page handwritten letter in ink dated 24th November 1933 on 'Herbert Sutcliffe Ltd' headed paper. Sutcliffe is writing to a lady (Mrs Storer?) to thank her for an invitation to stay for a visit he is making including a dinner to be given by Sir Home Gordon, and for 'my Lodge meeting on Monday... I have asked Arthur Gilligan to be one of my guests'. Nicely signed 'Herbert Sutcliffe'. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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George Duckworth. Lancashire & England 1923-1938. Single page handwritten letter to 'Dear Fred' dated 18th July 1946. Writing from Moore Old Hall, Warrington, Duckworth lists the names of twenty players for a match to be played on 'July 31'. Names include C. Pepper, Constantine, Martindale, Achong, Hallows etc. No record of this match can be found. Nicely signed by Duckworth. Horizontal folds, light foxing, pin holes to one corner, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
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H.D.G. Leveson Gower. Oxford University, Surrey & England 1893-1920. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Leveson Gower dated 22nd December 1947 who is writing in reply to a request for his autograph. He also refers to a newspaper article written by F.S. Jackson, who had died earlier that year, on the Australian cricketers, Joe Darling and Clem Hill. Nicely signed by Leveson Gower. The letter is laid down to one corner to a slightly larger page. Light folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
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Francis Thomas 'Frank' Mann. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1909-1931. Two page letter from Mann to a 'Mrs Allen' dated 4th October 1944. Mann is replying to a request for a signed photograph, apparently taken by the correspondent. 'I think the photo looks as if I had just made my usual "0"' and, in a postscript states, 'My wife is very taken with the photo, how did you manage it?'. He closes by hoping that County Cricket will return in 1945. Nicely signed 'Frank T. Mann'. Horizontal fold, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £42
Mann captained England on the 1922/23 M.C.C. tour to South Africa
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David Charles Humphrey Townsend. Oxford University & England 1933-1935. Single page handwritten letter from Townsend to a school boy, dated 6th June 1953. Writing from his address in County Durham, Townsend is replying to an enquiry regarding the address of his uncle, 'Mr. A.F.M. Townsend', which is not known to him. 'You can probably get him through his County'. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Townsend remains the last cricketer to have represented England (three Tests) but not played first-class County cricket, playing instead for Durham, then a minor county. He was a member of the 1934/35 M.C.C. tour to West Indies captained by R.E.S. Wyatt. His grandfather, father and uncles all played for Gloucestershire
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Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Two handwritten letters from Hutton. One, a two page letter dated 5th November 1953 is in reply to a request for a signed photograph and apologies for the lack of time to organise a function for a cricket club due to the impending departure for the tour, 'We leave for the West Indies on Dec 12th'. Signed 'Len Hutton' In the second letter to a 'Mr. Purdy', three pages dated 21st March 1985, Hutton bemoans 'the bitterly cold weather... I find shopping etc rather exhausting'. He is pleased with England's recent win in India. He discusses the difficulties of captaincy, 'really not a young man's job' and, in relation to Yorkshire, 'Bairstow is doing very well, but it is such a hard job for a W.K. [wicket keeper]'. He believes a number of England players 'including David Gower need a complete winter's break from cricket' with an impending Ashes series in England. He closes with criticism of the Yorkshire committee spending '30-£40,000 on special meetings... and [are] possibly worse off than when it started. Signed 'Len'. Good cricket content. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Alfred Powell Rawlins Hawtin. Northamptonshire 1908-1930. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Hawtin to J.D. Coldham, dated 14th November 1957. Hawtin is writing to congratulate Coldham on articles written on the history of Northamptonshire cricket, 'They record our history for the interest & pleasure of present and future readers'. Signed 'A.P.R. Hawtin'. Light folds, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Coldham's book 'Northamptonshire Cricket - A History' was published in 1959. Hawtin served as Chairman of the Club in the years following the second World War
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Cricket correspondence 1980s-1990s. Brown file comprising an interesting selection of over forty original signed letters filed with names 'A-D', the majority addressed to Derek Parker in his capacity as a cricket consultant and agent, a good number relating to overseas and Club cricketers from West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and India. Subjects relate to players seeking employment as professionals, coaching opportunities, contracts etc. Notable correspondents include Carlisle Best, Ian Bishop, Winston Davis (West Indies), Michael Bevan (Australia), Tony Blain, Grant Bradburn, Brendon Bracewell, Nathan Astle, Ewen Chatfield (New Zealand), Iain Butchart (Zimbabwe), Azhar Khan, Azeem Hafeez, Basit Ali, Aamer Malik (Pakistan), Surinder Amarnath, Dilip Doshi (India), Aravinda de Silva (Sri Lanka), Mark Benson (Kent & England), Bill Athey (Yorkshire & England) etc. Includes one typed letter signed by Richie Benaud. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
Derek Parker was a professional who played in the Lancashire League and for the Lancashire Second XI
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Walter Reginald 'Wally' Hammond. Gloucestershire & England, 1920-1951. Four page hand written letter to 'Kitty [Hall]', a lady friend in Folkestone. Hammond apologises for not writing sooner, 'but I have been so busy trying to get my things ready for the West Indies'. The remainder covers mainly social activities including attending a dance, taking his mother to town etc. Nicely signed 'Wally'. The letter undated, but accompanying envelope postmarked 5th November 1925. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
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Walter Reginald 'Wally' Hammond. Gloucestershire & England, 1920-1951. Interesting three page hand written letter to 'Kitty [Hall]', a lady friend in Folkestone. Written shortly before his departure for the 1925/26 M.C.C. tour to West Indies, Hammond writes, 'The Worst has happened. I have properly got the wind up because I am worrying about being able to go to the West Indies. I have been and got an electric shock through my ring and hurt my hand and it has turned to blood poisoning and the doctor won't let me leave Bristol until the 15th and even then may not release me'. Nicely signed 'Wally'. The letter undated, but accompanying envelope postmarked 7th December 1925. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £180
Hammond was well enough to travel and play on the tour and, despite his ailment, topped the batting averages scoring 732 runs (highest score 238no) at an average of 48.80 in ten innings. He returned in poor health and played no first-class domestic cricket in 1926
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Henry Perkins. Interesting three page printed form/circular sent out to all cricketers in December 1887 asking them to complete, 'for the purpose of inserting [the information] in the "Large Cricket Work" now publishing, entitled 'A. Haygarth's Collection of Scores and Biographies from 1855' and return to him. 'It is intended not only to give the full scores of important matches since that time, but also to insert the biography of every player of note (including Gentlemen) engaged in important matches'. This circular was filled out in ink by Arthur William Bassett Sclater, an Amateur who played nine matches for Sussex 1879-1880. Details asked for include name, address, birth, town, height, weight, date of first match, date of first match at Lord's, fielding place etc. Light folds otherwise in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £140
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F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Two page handwritten letter to E.B.V. Christian from Ashley-Cooper, written on the pictorial letterhead of 'Cricket, a Weekly Record of the Game'. The letter dated 28th June 1910 when Ashley-Cooper was editor of the magazine. Christian has written a review of Bettesworth's 'Chats on the Cricket Field' to appear in 'Cricket' of 30th June, and Ashley-Cooper suggests that the last page of the review is excluded as it refers to a story about E.M. Grace holding a bat in his mouth, 'But the point of the story is that "E.M." hasn't had a tooth in his head for years and years!', and closes sending his kind regards to Christian and his wife. Nicely signed by Ashley-Cooper. Horizontal and vertical folds with splitting to one fold, some age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
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'The Cricket Book Society'. Portfolio of some thirty two papers and letters concerning the foundation and early years of the Society from 1947 to 1949. Housed in a red leather slipcase with the bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Contents include G.N. Weston's membership card no. 162 and typed application form; information leaflet with membership form for 1947 and planned publications for 1948; various circulars from the Secretary, Roy Webber; correspondence with Weston on book orders, news sheets, circulars from Webber bemoaning the parlous state of the Society's finances and poor memberships numbers. G/VG
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £270
The Cricket Book Society ceased to operate after 1949 and was continued as The Cricket Society
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Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquis of Hertford and Earl of Yarmouth. Surrey & England 1799. Signed free-front envelope to Major General Sir Hubert Taylor of Regents Park, London, undated. Signed 'Hertford'. Rare early signature of the Earl of Yarmouth who played two first class matches for England v Surrey in 1799. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Seymour-Conway was styled Viscount Beauchamp between 1793 and 1794 and Earl of Yarmouth between 1794 and 1822. He was also a member of M.C.C.
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John George Brabazon Ponsonby, 5th Earl of Bessborough. M.C.C. & England 1830-1836. Original signed free-front envelope to A.G. Ponsonby[?] of Northampton, dated 26th February 1835. Nicely signed by Ponsonby in black ink. An early signature of Ponsonby. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
John George Brabazon Ponsonby, 5th Earl of Bessborough, played five first class matches for M.C.C. and England in the 1830s. He served as Member of Parliament for Bletchingley, Higham Ferris and Derby 1831-1847
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Stephen Lushington. Surrey 1799. Original signed free-front envelope to Henry Taylor of Pontefract, dated 27th March 1827. Nicely signed 'S. Lushington' in black ink. An early signature of Lushington who played in three major matches in 1799 and was mainly associated with Surrey. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Stephen Lushington was born in London in 1744 and was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. He served as a judge and entered Parliament in 1806 as Whig member for Great Yarmouth, and was a radical for the abolition of slavery and capital punishment. He died in 1873
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Hon. Edward Harbottle Grimston. Oxford University, M.C.C., England etc. 1832-1849. Original signed free-front envelope to Miss Ames, Luton, dated 16th January 1835. Nicely signed 'E.H. Grimston' in black ink. An early signature of Grimston. Adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Grimston played some thirty first class matches, mainly for Oxford University and M.C.C., 1832-1849. He sat as Conservative Member of Parliament from 1835 until 1841. In later years he took holy orders and became the Rector at Pebmarsh
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Brownlow Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Exeter. Original signed free-front envelope to a Mr John Clark of Newmarket, dated 30th November 1826. Nicely signed 'Exeter' in black ink. An early signature of Cecil, who played one first class match in 1817. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Charles Greville held office in the first two Tory administrations of the Earl of Derby. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1827 and admitted to the Privy Council in 1841. He died in 1867
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E.V. Lucas. Rare and unique manuscript handwritten by Lucas of an article titled 'Reunion' for the series 'A Wanderer's Note Book', undated but late 1930s. 26pp. Written in his distinctive hand with line lengths decreasing down the page, with corrections, Lucas describes his pleasure at meeting old friends after a long interval, returning to the Pavilion at Lord's to see the first ball of the new season bowled, and reminiscing on the last ball of the previous season. He describes friends having been abroad, others attending the coronation of George VI (in May 1937). He goes on to discuss the Australian bowler, C.T.B. Turner and Turner of Yorkshire, and describes how other sports have no equivalent to a Lord's reunion, claiming there is no comparison between football's 'hordes from the north country with their caps, rosettes and rattles' with conversations on Grace, Trumper, Caruso, Hutchings, Leslie, the Boat Race, Burns Night, the Eton v Harrow match etc. Rusting to top corner of some pages, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £120
Edward Verrall Lucas (1868-1938) was a famous English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor. He had an enduring interest in cricket and was a member of J. M. Barrie's team the 'Allahakbarries', along with Henry Herbert La Thangue and Arthur Conan Doyle. Rupert Hart-Davis collected and published a collection of Lucas's essays, 'Cricket All His Life', which John Arlott described 'the best written of all books on cricket'. He died in 1938, aged 70
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E.V. Lucas. Rare and unique manuscript handwritten by Lucas of an article titled 'The Game Again' for the series 'A Wanderer's Note Book', undated but c1938. 20pp. Written in his distinctive hand with line lengths decreasing down the page, with corrections, Lucas describes the Duke of Dorset's commendation of cricket as a game for women and, on the first Australian women's tour the previous year (1936), how 'far more proficient the ladies were at the wicket and on the field than many a vaulted male', comments on a match involving the Countess of Derby watched by John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset, who was 'a fascinated witness'. Lucas also describes the ladies as figures of fashion, 'they know how to handle the ball and the bat as the best of us', and praised them for their conversational skills. Further content includes references to players such as Edward 'Lumpy' Stevens, Lord Tankerville, the 'tragedy of a five-a-side men's match when no run was scored by either side etc. Rusting to top corner of odd pages, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £130
Edward Verrall Lucas (1868-1938) was a famous English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor. He had an enduring interest in cricket and was a member of J. M. Barrie's team the 'Allahakbarries', along with Henry Herbert La Thangue and Arthur Conan Doyle. Rupert Hart-Davis collected and published a collection of Lucas's essays, 'Cricket All His Life', which John Arlott described 'the best written of all books on cricket'. He died in 1938, aged 70
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Neville Cardus. 'Thoroughbreds in Cricket 1973'. Five page handwritten manuscript of an article written by Cardus on West Indies cricket and the importance of their win in the first Test v England at The Oval, 26th- 31st July 1973. Cardus describes with enthusiasm how the West Indies have 'rejuvenated the game here, put new blood in it' making comparisons between the refreshing approach of Keith Boyce's bowling, 'as he releases the shining new ball he actually smiles at his own accomplishments', compared with that of Geoff Arnold, '[who] never smiles. He goes about his toil with the solemnity of an ostler in charge of a stable of selling-plater hacks'. Likewise, the West Indies' batting he describes as 'fascinating, varied, individual and original', comparing Kallicharran with Spooner and Duleepsinhji, and Clive Lloyd as the 'most dynamic, most unpredictable batsman of the century'. Cardus reminisces about great players of the past, such as Sobers, Compton, O'Reilly, Tyldesley, Woolley, Gunn etc. and provides forthright views on the current England team, comparing their approach to his plumber, 'who did his work well, but I wouldn't pay to watch him do it'. Initialled by Cardus to the last page. An excellent piece of Cardus' writing. Also included is an printed typescript of a three page article written for the Daily Telegraph by John Samuel in 1995, twenty years after Cardus died, in which Samuel describes uncovering a number of articles handwritten by Cardus, of which the above was one. He writes affectionately about his memories of Cardus. The two articles are tipped in to modern blue cloth, with an introductory handwritten single page letter from Cardus to John [Samuel] dated 14th July 1975, sending 'a piece about "bouncers", I think it needs to be said'. Light foxing to the Samuel article, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £220
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Alfred Henry John Cochrane. Derbyshire & Oxford University 1884-1888. A 'Harwood's Improved Patent Memorandum Book' comprising detailed records and notes in Cochrane's own hand of matches played during his career, including two matches for Oxford University against the Australians in 1886 and 1888. Includes many notes on Repton School, speeches, prose and some poetry, also pages of statistics including of C.I. Thornton as a player and later manager of festival teams, and also C.T. Studd, covering a period up to 1929. The leather bound notebook with marbled boards and endpapers and silver metal clasp, has the bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover, and an annotation in red ink by Winder in which he incorrectly states, 'I'm sure this was a notebook belonging to H.S. Altham Esq. A.E.W. NO. 1982'. Rubbing to spine and board extremities, odd page partially detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £270
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Hampshire C.C.C. and Southampton Football Club 1947. Unusual original 'Autographed Souvenir' folding card for the 'Sportsmen's Ball, Hampshire County Cricket Club Fund' held at the Guildhall, Southampton, 22nd April 1947. The front cover with printed titles and caricatures of various sportsmen including cricketer, tennis player, footballers, swimmer, boxers etc. Nicely signed to the centre pages in ink by eighteen Hampshire cricketers and seventeen Southampton footballers. Cricketers' signatures include Eager, Herman, Bailey, Knott, Arnold, McCorkell, Holt, Rogers, Heath etc. Also signed by S.J. Staples (Nottinghamshire & England 1920-1934) who coached Hampshire 1939-1948. Southampton footballers' signatures include Ted Bates, Dodgin, Warhurst, Webber, Horsfall, Rochford, Day, Smith, Lewis, Roper etc. Also includes the signature of Alf Ramsey who played for Southampton between 1946-1949. Some light wear and ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
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West Indies tour to England 1957. Original 8pp guest list and table plan for the luncheon given by the British Sportsman's Club for the West Indies Cricket Team, held at the Savoy Hotel, London 16th April 1957. Signed twice in ink by Sonny Ramadhin, to the front cover and to the guest list on the inside front cover. Light creasing, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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Trent Bridge '50th Test Luncheon' 2003. Official menu for the luncheon held at Trent Bridge, 17th August 2003. Signed to the front cover and inside menu pages by thirty attendees. Signatures include Geoff Boycott, Frank Hayes, Reg Simpson, Chris Broad, Geoff Cope, Micky Stewart, Bob Appleyard, Graham Roope, Mike Gatting, Mike Denness, Jim Parks, Darren Gough etc. Some creasing and wear to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £12
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Harold Larwood. Nottinghamshire & England 1924-1938. Rarer official order of service for the memorial service held for Larwood at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Kingsford, Sydney, Australia, 28th July 1995. Sold with a mono cutting image of Larwood, signed by Larwood in later years. Some staining to the order of service, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Larwood emigrated to Australia in 1950 where he died aged 90
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Geoff Boycott. England & Yorkshire. Official menu for the dinner to celebrate Boycott attaining one hundred centuries in first class cricket, held at City Hall, Leeds, 14th November 1977. The menu with decorative covers and Boycott's signature to front. The centre pages with diagrammatic representation of Boycott's centuries. Minor wear to covers, light creasing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an illustrated brochure 'Geoff Boycott Yorkshire & England, 10 Years as No. 1', signed to the front cover by Boycott. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Boycott reached the milestone of one hundred centuries on 11th August 1977 during the fourth Test match, England v Australia, at Headingley, the first player to achieve the feat in a Test match
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Ernest Harry Killick. Sussex 1893-1913. Signature in ink of Killick on piece laid down to small card. Slight smudging to signature otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
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Don Bradman. Two bookplate images entitled 'The Bradman Grip. II' and 'The Bradman Grip. II'. Each signed in ink by Bradman. Window mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 15.5"x13.5". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Hedley Verity. Yorkshire & England 1930-1939. Good ink signature of Verity on small piece. Sold with 'Hedley Verity. The Story of a Gallant Cricketer' published by 'The Yorkshire Observer' as a fundraiser for the Hedley Verity Memorial Fund in 1945. Also 'Hedley Verity. A Portrait of a Cricketer', Alan Hill, Tadworth 1986, with good dustwrapper, and two cigarette cards of Verity. Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
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Herbert Sutcliffe, Yorkshire & England. News Chronicle cricket competition certificate presented to J. M'carroll, Everton School, Belfast, 'for the best batting performance during the week ended July 1st 1938'. Nicely signed in ink by Sutcliffe. 13"x18". Certificate laid to card, minor wear and bumping to one corner, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
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Test and county signatures 1930s-1980s. A good selection of forty six signed magazine and newspaper cuttings, pieces etc. Earlier signatures include H. Rhodes (Derbyshire), D. Shackleton (Hampshire), W. Levett (Kent), N. Oldfield, R. Pollard, B. Statham (Lancashire), J. Robertson (Middlesex), R. Simpson, H. Larwood, J. Hardstaff Jr, (Nottinghamshire), D. Sheppard (Sussex), D. Richardson, P. Richardson (Worcestershire), H. Sutcliffe, N. Yardley, (Yorkshire) etc. Odd duplication of signatures, some signed in later years. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
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Test and county signatures 1930s-1980s. A good selection of forty nine signed magazine and newspaper cuttings, pieces etc. Earlier signatures include A. Ochse (South Africa), Bishen Bedi (India), R. Hadlee (New Zealand), H. Rhodes, L. Townsend (Derbyshire), C.J. Barnett, T. Graveney (Gloucestershire), M. Denness, G. Evans (Kent), F. Hayes, B. Statham (Lancashire), F. Mann, P. Hendren (Middlesex), F. Rumsey (Somerset), S. Surridge, K. Barrington, P. May (Surrey), W. Cornford (Sussex), R.E.S. Wyatt (Warwickshire), W. Bowes, L. Hutton, F. Lowson (Yorkshire) etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Test and county signatures 1930s-1980s. A good selection of fifty one signed magazine and newspaper cuttings, pieces etc. Earlier signatures include L. Tuckett, C. Bland (South Africa), L. Townsend, P. Sharpe, L. Jackson, G. Pope (Derbyshire), R. Tattersall, R. Spooner (Lancashire), J. Warr (Middlesex), R. Simpson, J. Hardstaff Jr, H. Larwood (Nottinghamshire), A. Wellard, M. Tremlett (Somerset), A. Bedser (Surrey), M. Tate, E. Dexter (Sussex), A. Croom, D. Foster (Warwickshire), D. Kenyon (Worcestershire), H. Sutcliffe, W. Bowes, D. Padgett, L. Hutton (Yorkshire) etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
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Test and county signatures 1920s-1980s. A good selection of fifty two signed magazine and newspaper cuttings, pieces etc. Earlier signatures include B. Richards, L. Irvine (South Africa), Hanif Mohammad (Pakistan), J. McConnon, P. Walker (Glamorgan), G. Evans, F. Woolley (Kent), C. Washbrook (Lancashire), C. Palmer (Leicestershire), J. Young, D. Compton, P. Hendren, R. Twining (Middlesex), C. Milburn, F. Tyson (Northamptonshire), R. Simpson, H. Larwood (Nottinghamshire), K. Barrington, L. Fishlock (Surrey), E. Dexter, J. Parks (Sussex), R.E.S. Wyatt (Warwickshire), L. Hutton, W. Bowes, F. Trueman, N. Yardley (Yorkshire) etc. Odd duplication and the odd signature signed in later years. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
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Test and county signatures 1930s-1980s. A good selection of twenty four signed magazine and newspaper cuttings, pieces etc, the majority multi-signed including team and individuals' images. Approx. one hundred signatures in total. Earlier signatures include N. Harvey (Australia), B. Sutcliffe (New Zealand), C. Barnett (Gloucestershire), R. Moore (Hampshire), G. Evans, L. Ames, D. Wright, D. Clark (Kent), C. Washbrook (Lancashire), W. Edrich, J. Murray (Middlesex), R. Simpson, H. Larwood (Nottinghamshire), J. McMahon (Somerset), K. Barrington, P. May, B. Constable, D. Gibson (Surrey), R. Jenkins (Worcestershire), L. Hutton, N. Yardley, P. Sharpe (Yorkshire) etc. Odd duplication. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
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Australian signatures 1940s-1980s. A selection of nineteen signed magazine and newspaper cuttings, pieces etc, of Australian cricketers. Signatures include Bradman, Benaud, Border, Burge, G. Chappell, Thomson, Lillee, Ponsford, S. Waugh, Dyson, Dodemaide, O'Reilly, Lawson, Gleeson, Harvey, I. Chappell etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £32
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West Indies signatures 1930s-1980s. A selection of twenty nine signed magazine and newspaper cuttings, pieces, cards etc, of West Indies cricketers. Signatures include Cammie Smith, Weekes, Walcott, E. Williams, R. Marshall, N. Marshall, Madray, Hall, Gomez, Hunte, Kanhai, Ramadhin, Lloyd, Garner, Greenidge, Holding, M. Marshall, Kallicharran, Walsh, Logie etc. The odd signature signed in later years. Odd duplicate. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £48
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Yorkshire overseas players 1992-2003. A selection of official county player postcards, plain white cards and collector's cards of overseas players who represented Yorkshire. Each card is signed by the featured player. Signatures are Tendulkar, Yorkshire's first overseas player, signed in 1992 (2 signatures), Richie Richardson 1993-1994 (2), Michael Bevan 1995-1996 (2), Darren Lehmann 1997-1998 (2), Greg Blewett 1999 (2), Matt Elliott 2002 (2), Simon Katich 2002 (2), Yuvraj Singh 2003 (1) and Stephen Fleming 2003 (2). VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 'Test' players 1950s-1990s. Blue file comprising a selection of cards, official player photographs and the odd press photograph of Yorkshire players who have represented their country at Test level, each signed by the featured player. Seventy six signatures in total with some duplication. Earlier signatures include Illingworth, Appleyard, Binks, Bolus, Boycott, Brennan, Close, Coxon, Hampshire, R. Hutton, Lowson, Padgett, Taylor, Trueman, Wardle, Watson, Wilson etc. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £55
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International and domestic cricket ephemera 1930s-1980s. White file comprising cuttings, autograph cards, pages, photographs, copy photographs etc., a good number signed. Over sixty signatures including Willis, Bairstow, Moxon, Gatting, Knott, A. & E. Bedser, Denness, Wright, Brown, L. Hutton (England), Cameron, Gibbs, Richards, Lara (West Indies), Sidhu, Bedi (India), Tayfield (South Africa), four New Zealand cricketing Hadlees, father Walter, and three sons, Richard, Dayle and Barry. Also a signed scorecard for England v South Africa, Trent Bridge 2003, ten signatures including Trescothick, Smith, Flintoff, Kirtley, Anderson (England), Rudolph, Pollock (South Africa) etc. Odd duplication of signatures. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
Lot 71:
Lot 71
Yorkshire. Percy Holmes and Herbert Sutcliffe. 555 record opening partnership. Signatures in ink of Holmes and Sutcliffe, each window mounted below a mono copy photograph of the pair shaking hands in front of the scoreboard following their record opening stand against Essex at Leyton, 15th- 17th June 1932. The Sutcliffe signature dated 'September 1950' in Sutcliffe's own hand. Framed and glazed, overall 11"x13". G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
The first wicket fell at 555 when Sutcliffe was bowled by Eastman for 313, his highest first class score, at which point Yorkshire declared. Holmes remained not out on 224. Essex were then bowled out twice, making only 78 in their first innings, Yorkshire winning by an innings and 313 runs. Verity took ten wickets in the match and Bowes nine
Lot 72:
Lot 72
India Test and first-class cricketers 1950s-2010s. A selection of nineteen signatures on white cards, some with printed 'Indian Test Cricketers' titles. Signatures are A.L. Apte, Murali Kartik, M. Amarnath, G.R. Viswanath, Zaheer Khan, R.P. Singh, Javed Zaman, Abdul Azeem, D. Sharma, Rohit Talwar, J. Srinath, R. Shukla, K. Azad, A. Wassan and A. Kumble. Odd duplication. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £26
Lot 73:
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New Zealand Test cricketers 1940s-2010s. A good selection of forty two signatures on white cards including thirty eight with printed headed titles. Signatures include M. Donnelly, M. Webb, E. Fisher, E. Mueli, J. Bracewell, C. Cairns, L. Cairns, S. Doull, S. Fleming, D. Flynn, J. Franklin, M. Greatbatch, C. Harris, G. Howarth, G. Loveridge, C. McMillan, B. McCullum, D. Nash, J. Oram, A. Parore, K. Rutherford etc. Odd duplication. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 74:
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Pakistan Test and first-class cricketers 1950s-2000s. A good selection of forty plain white cards, postcards, cutting images laid down etc. Signatures include Khan Mohammad, Intikhab Alam, Majid Khan, Moin Khan, Wasim Askram, Omar Rashid, Naved Anjum, Naeem Ahmad, Nadeem Ghauri, Shoaib Akhtar, Azhar Mahmood, Abdul Razzaq, Muhammad Afridi, Ata-ur-Rehman, Shahid Afridi, Mushtaq Ahmed, Saeed Anwar, Abdul Qadir, Ijaz Ahmed, Wasim Raja, Rashid Latif, Rameez Raja, Mudassar Nazar, Sarfraz Nawaz etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 75:
Lot 75
Australia tour to England 1921. Mono newspaper cutting image of the Australian touring party seated and standing in rows wearing tour caps and blazers. The image boldly signed in black in by Warwick Armstrong, Captain. Approx. 6.5"x4", laid to board. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 76:
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Essex C.C.C. mainly 1960s. File comprising a nice selection of photographs, cuttings, letters, post cards, cigarette cards etc., a good number signed by the featured player or team. Includes a collection of sixteen signed original small candid head and shoulders photographs of Essex players, early 1960s. Signed photographs include Preston, Edmeades, Saville, Hobbs, Taylor, Fletcher, Knight, Bailey, Wilcox, Hilton etc. Also signed letters from Brian 'Tonker' Taylor and Ken Preston. Approx. one hundred signatures in total. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £100
Lot 77:
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Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1940s-1990s. File comprising a nice selection of photographs, unofficial sheets, album pages, cuttings, letters, post cards, cigarette cards, individual signatures etc., a good number signed by the featured player or team. Includes a collection of twenty signed original small candid head and shoulders photographs of Gloucestershire players, early 1960s. Signed photographs include Smith, Mortimore, Brown, A.S. Brown, D.W.J. Brown, Meyer, Ashended, Graveney, Nicholls, Windows, A'Court etc. Also signed letters from Ashenden, Bernard, A'Court and Bissex. Other signatures include Milton, C. Barnett, Sinfield, Cook, Walsh, Curren, Lawrence, Procter, Bracewell, K. Barnett etc. Over eighty signatures in total. Includes a copy of 'Dr W.G. Grace. The King of Cricket', F.G. Warne 1899, lacking front wrapper and early pages. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £150
Lot 78:
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Hampshire C.C.C. 1940s-1990s. File comprising a good selection of photographs, cuttings, album pages, cigarette cards etc., the majority signed by the featured player or team. Includes a collection of fifteen small signed candid mono head and shoulders portraits of Hampshire players, early 1960s. Signatures include R. Marshall, Gray, Horton, Wassell, Sainsbury, Ingleby-Mackenzie, Keith, Baldry, White, Barnard etc. Other signatures include Heath, Shackleton, Tremlett, Rock, Southern, Pocock, Cowley, Jesty, Nicholas, Connor, James, Maru, Cox, Terry etc. Approx. sixty signatures in total. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
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Lancashire C.C.C. 1940s-1990s. Grey file comprising a good selection of press photographs, cuttings, cards, scorecards, cigarette cards, postcards, letters etc., a good number signed by the featured player or team. Includes a large page signed by fourteen members of the 1950 County Championship winning team (joint winners with Surrey). Signatures include Tattersall, Ikin, Statham, Berry, Greenwood, Hilton, Wilson etc. Other signatures include Pullar, Washbrook, G. Edrich, Higgs, Wharton, Grieves, Place, Howard, Crawley, Engineer, Hughes, C. Lloyd, D. Lloyd, Mendis, Simmons, DeFreitas, Fowler etc. Over forty signatures in total. Some duplication of signatures. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 80:
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Middlesex C.C.C. 1930s-1990s. Black file comprising a good selection of photographs, letters, pages, cuttings, cards, print etc., the majority signed by the featured player or team. Includes a collection of sixteen small signed candid mono head and shoulders portraits of Middlesex players, early 1960s. Signatures include Bedford, Drybrough, Titmus, Gale, Murray, Clark, Price, Moss, Radley, Brearley, Parfitt etc. Also letters signed by Brearley and Sturt. Other earlier signatures include Robertson, L. Compton, G. Mann, R.W.V. Robins, D. Compton, G. Allen, Lee, Hendren etc. Over one hundred signatures with some duplication. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 81:
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Worcestershire C.C.C. 1940s-1990s. Red file comprising a good selection of photographs, pages, cuttings, cards etc., the majority signed by the featured player or team. Includes a collection of fourteen small signed candid mono head and shoulders portraits of Worcestershire players, early 1960s. Signatures include Broadbent, Booth, Fearnley, Kenyon, Headley, Richardson, Coldwell, Hemsley, Brain, Horton, Gifford, Ormrod etc. Other earlier signatures include Graveney, D'Oliveira, Wyatt, Chesterton, Perks etc. Over one hundred and twenty signatures with odd duplication. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £100
Lot 82:
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1930s-1990s. Blue file comprising a good selection of photographs, cuttings, postcards, programme, cards, cigarette cards etc, the majority signed by the featured player or team. Includes a collection of fourteen small signed candid mono head and shoulders portraits of Yorkshire players, early 1960s. Signatures include Balderstone, R. Hutton, Hampshire, Close, Illingworth, Boycott, Nicholson, D. Wilson, V. Wilson etc. Other earlier signatures include Trueman, L. Hutton, Illingworth, Bird, Platt, Ryan, Sellers, H. Sutcliffe, W. Sutcliffe, Appleyard, Robinson, Close etc. Approx. one hundred signatures, including duplication of Trueman, Close and Boycott. Also a Roy Kilner 100th Anniversary (1890-1990) commemorative cover. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £120
Lot 83:
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Cricket autographs 1990s-2010s. Black A5 size notebook comprising an extensive collection of over nine hundred signatures of County and over three hundred Test cricketers. Each page multi-signed to one side only, with each signature captioned in pencil. Printed list of signatures enclosed. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £260
Lot 84:
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Early Kent and Yorkshire cricket signatures. Four signatures on two pieces, one in pencil of Colin Blyth (Kent & England 1899-1919), to verso in ink of Lord Hawke (Yorkshire & England 1881-1911). Also Samuel Day (Kent 1897-1919) in pencil, and in ink to verso, Schofield Haigh (Yorkshire & England 1895-1913). G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
Lot 85:
Lot 85
Test and County signatures 1910s-1930s. A good selection of over forty signatures in ink and pencil signed to small album pages and pieces, some laid down. Signatures include Sheffield, O'Connor, Pope, Cutmore (Essex), Duckworth, Eckersley, Hopwood, Iddon (Lancashire), Dawson, Astill (Leicestershire), Whysall, Staples, Barratt, Voce, Lilley (Nottinghamshire), Cornford, Gilligan, Browne, Cook, J.H. Parks, Duleepsinhji, Tate (Sussex), Hobbs, Peach, Sandham (Surrey), Root, Wright (Worcestershire) etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 86:
Lot 86
West Indies World War II. Page from a ruled exercise book signed in ink by seventeen West Indian players, some signed to the page, others on trimmed pages and pieces laid down. Signatures include Constantine, Roach, Clarke Messado, Roden, Taylor, Ablack, der Verteuil, Eytle, Charles, Achong etc. The signatures were collected at matches that took place during the war, including British Empire XI. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 87:
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Australians in World War II. Two joined page extracts from a ruled exercise book signed in ink by sixteen Australian and West Indian players, some signed to the page, others on pieces laid down. Signatures include Yeates, Christofani (two signatures), Carmody, Pettiford, Pepper, Sismey, Roper, Marks, Sheidow, Watts, Cadet etc. The signatures were collected at matches that took place during the war, the players representing teams including Royal Australian Air Force, London AustralianXI etc. Sold with a further selection including West Australia (five signatures), Victoria (6), and South Australia (5). Some rust marks and age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
Lot 88:
Lot 88
Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire 1946. Album page signed in pencil (one in ink) by sixteen players of the two teams, presumed to be for a Second XI match. Includes some rarer signatures of first-class cricketers including E.A. Marshall (4 matches, 1937-1938), W. Ellis (1 match 1948) of Nottinghamshire, A. Woodroffe (4 matches, 1947-1948), W.E. Houghton (7 matches, 1946-1947), M.P. Barker (5 matches 1946), R.H. Jones (1 match, 1946) of Warwickshire. Some soiling, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 89:
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Autograph album late 1940s. Album comprising a nice selection of signatures in ink, with the odd one in pencil, including members of the Indian touring party 1946, South Africans 1947, County players of the period, and John Arlott. Some signatures signed individually to pages. Signatures include C.T. Sarwate, V.S. Hazare, S.G. Shinde, N.B. Amarnath (India), B. Mitchell, G.M. Fullerton, K.G. Viljoen, D.V. Dyer, T.A. Harris, A.D. Nourse (South Africa), H. Strudwick (Surrey), B.S. Bloodworth (Gloucestershire), also one page signed by eleven Essex players including T.H. Wade, T.E. Bailey, E.J. Price, S.C. Eve, R. Smith, D.J. Insole etc. and another of Worcestershire 1946, A.P Singleton, D.M. Young, R.T.D. Perks, R. Howorth, P.F. Jackson etc. Wear to the album cover, internally the pages in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
Lot 90:
Lot 90
Notable cricketers of the 1920s/1930s. Nine signatures in ink and pencil on snips. Signatures are Frank Woolley, Herbert Sutcliffe, George Geary, Tich Freeman, Harold Larwood, Andrew Sandham, Jack Hobbs, Patsy Hendren and Maurice Tate. Laid to card, framed and glazed, overall 12.5"x9". G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £42
Lot 91:
Lot 91
Selection of autographed ephemera 1950s/1960s. Includes signatures on snips of nine members of the 1953 Australian touring party, D.G.W. Fletcher's & H.W. Stephenson's Benefit, 29th September 1957, autograph sheet signed by eighteen players including Richardson, Stewart, Fletcher, Crapp, Swetman, Lock, Tribe, Stephenson, Laker etc. Also two menus for Merstham C.C. annual dinners 1963 and 1964, one signed by Micky Stewart and Peter May. Match tickets etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 92:
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Australia v England 1974/75. Australian boomerang signed by both the Australian and England teams who played for the Ashes in 1974/75. The boomerang was originally signed by thirty players from each side but some signatures have faded away. There are eighteen signatures which are still legible including I. Chappell, Redpath, Marsh, Walters, Lillee, Thomson, Mallett, Denness, Willis, Greig, Underwood, Old, Lloyd etc. Some fading to the legible signatures. Approximately 15" wide.
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £28
Lot 93:
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'All India Cricket Tour of England 1946'. Official souvenir brochure for the Indian tour of England. Edited by A.W. Simpson. Pictorial covers. Signed in ink and pencil to inside pen pictures in ink by thirteen members of the Indian tourists. Signatures are Merchant, Amarnath, Modi, Mushtaq Ali, Hindelkar, Mankad, Hafeez, Nimbalker, Sohni, Hazare, Nayudu, Schinde and Sarwate. Some faults including fading to some signatures, ink inscription to front wrapper, rusting to staples, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £50
Lot 94:
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Don Bradman. Original large poster for the Daily Mail with colour headline, 'Bradman on the Tests. Exclusive', and mono head and shoulders image of Bradman. Signature in ink of Bradman to label laid down to lower portion of the poster. Printed by Gibbs & Bamforth Ltd., St. Albans, Herts. Framed and glazed, overall 21"x31". Light folds, some fading to the signature, crease to the label, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Bradman travelled with the Australian touring parties to England in 1953 and 1956, and wrote for the Daily Mail on those tours
Lot 95:
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Gloucestershire C.C.C. A selection of five signed framed and glazed items relating to Gloucestershire cricket. Includes two prints of cartoons by 'Hans', both depicting and signed by Jack Russell. A Gloucestershire Centenary 1870-1970 commemorative cover signed by thirteen players including Mortimore, Procter, Allen, Sullivan, Westley etc. A cover for the Benson & Hedges Cup final 1977 signed by Procter, and a Royal London One Day Cup Final 2015 scorecard signed by the eleven members of the Gloucestershire team. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 96:
Lot 96
Test and county signatures. A selection of fourteen official photographs and postcards etc. Includes three cards signed by the featured player of Geoff Boycott, David Gower and Graham Gooch, also three plain cards signed by Fred Truman, Brian Close and Boycott. G/VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 97:
Lot 97
Cricket ephemera selection 1940s onwards. A mixed selection of ephemera, some signed, including an autograph album, tour guides, tour and county match scorecards, programmes, match tickets, cigarette cards etc. The autograph album comprises a number of county cricketers' signatures from the 1950s covering Lancashire (one signature of J. Deighton), Worcestershire (2 including P. Richardson), Gloucestershire (8 including Cook, Allen, Graveney, Emmett, Drapp etc.), Glamorgan (10 including Shaw, W.E. Jones, Edrich, Watkins etc.), Oxford University (11 including Gibson, Williams, Walton, Fellows-Smith, Fasken etc.), also footballers representing clubs including Brighton and Hove Albion, Leyton Orient, Aldershot etc. Some signatures on smaller pages laid down. Some pages detached. Two signed scorecards for matches played at Cleethorpes include signatures of Robinson, Birch, Rice, Yardley, Griffiths, Sarfraz Nawaz etc. (Nottinghamshire v Northamptonshire 1981), also Gatting, Hughes, Tomlins, Williams, Downton etc. (Middlesex 1983). Some faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
Lot 98:
Lot 98
Small box of mixed ephemera 1960s onwards, some items signed. Contents include a small autograph album including a good selection of England Test players' signatures c. 1960s. Mono framed signed photograph of Geoff Boycott on completing his 100th hundred at Headingley 1977. Four miniature cricket bats, each 11.5", with facsimile signatures of Australian touring teams 1948, 1953, 1964 and 1972. Other signed items include scrapbook, modern match tickets etc. Also booklets, cuttings, magazines, DVDs and a selection of incomplete sets of cigarette cards c. 1930s, mainly non-cricket. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65

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