Autographed Cricket Ephemera

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County autographs 1939. A large maroon leather autograph album nicely signed by members of County teams for the 1939 season, arranged one county to a page, all signed to the page, the majority very nicely signed in ink, some in pencil. Counties are Worcestershire (eleven signatures), Derbyshire (12), Lancashire (12), Leicestershire (9), Yorkshire (15), Sussex (12), Essex (11), Middlesex (12), Somerset (11), Kent (11), Warwickshire (11), Northamptonshire (12), Yorkshire (11), Gloucestershire (12, eight in pencil). The Lancashire & Leicestershire, Yorkshire & Sussex pages signed back to back. Also includes a page very nicely signed by the eleven members of the Players team for the match v Gentlemen, Lord's, 5th- 7th July 1939. Signatures are Paynter, Compton, Wright, Bowes (signed twice), Copson, Price, Pope, Dollery, Hardstaff, Hutton and Gimblett. The album appears to have been the property of G.H. Pope (Derbyshire & England 1933-1948) with Pope's signature to inside front cover, who collected the autographs in matches in which he played in 1939. Rarer signatures include T.D. Hounsfield (Derbyshire, 12 matches 1938-1939), J. Briggs (Lancashire, 4 matches 1939), G.F. Knew (Leicestershire, 5 matches 1939), G.A. Wilson (Yorkshire, 15 matches 1936-1939), J. Smurthwaite (Yorkshire, 7 matches 1939-1939), R.A.A. Holt (Sussex, 5 matches 1939-1939), J. Duffield (Sussex, 16 matches 1938-1947), D.F. Cock (Essex, 14 matches 1939-1946), A.J.P. Ling (Glamorgan & Somerset, 14 matches 1934-1939), E.J.H. Dixon (Northamptonshire, 8 matches 1939) etc. Nice signatures. Odd pages partly or fully detached, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
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A.J.W. McIntyre Benefit Year 1955. 'Autographed Cricket Album'. Hardback Benefit album produced for his Benefit, with signed action photograph of McIntyre to title page and very nicely signed to inside pages, page to a team, by the Surrey team of 1955 (15 signatures), Yorkshire (16), Derbyshire (11), Middlesex (13), Lancashire (14), Worcestershire (13), Leicestershire (12), Northamptonshire (11), Glamorgan (14), Kent (11), Gloucestershire (12), Warwickshire (12), Nottinghamshire (13), Hampshire (15), Sussex (12), Essex (13), Somerset (11), England 1955 (17), Australia 1956 (12), and Pakistan 1959 (14). Lacking signatures for the New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, India and 'Cricket Personalities' pages. Signatures include May, Laker, Barrington, Hutton, Trueman, Wardle, Gladwin, Compton, Washbrook, Statham, Kenyon, Perks, Jackson, Tribe, Wooller, Shepherd, Graveney, Dollery, Simpson, Eagar, Ingleby-Mackenzie, Doggart, Cox, Langridge, Bailey, Tremlett, Wardle, Loader, Tyson, K. Miller, Johnson, Morris, Harvey, Lindwall, Benaud, Langley etc. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £300/400
Arthur John William McIntyre. Surrey & England 1938-1963. Wicket-keeper McIntyre played 377 matches for Surrey and took 639 catches and 156 stumpings in his career with a batting average of 22.83. He played on three occasions for England and toured with the M.C.C. to Australia and New Zealand on the tour of 1950/51
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Pre Second World War County signatures. A good selection of over thirty signatures of County signatures, the majority signed in ink individually to piece or small card with the odd signature laid down, and one album page. Signatures include J.A. Cresswell, L.F. Townsend, G.R. Jackson (Derbyshire), F.W. Gilligan (Essex), D.W. Hughes, C.C. Smart (Glamorgan), A.G. Holt, A.K. Judd, C.G. Flynn, G. Brown (Hampshire), P.T. Eckersley, C.A. Edge, D.M. Matthews, L.W. Parkinson (Lancashire), W. Shipman, C.L. Edgson, H.C. Snary (Leicestershire), C.N. Napier, D.L. Russell (Middlesex), W.C. Brown, R.J. Partridge, J.E. Buswell, R.J. Partridge (Northamptonshire), F.G. Woodhead (Nottinghamshire), L.P. Marshall, B.D. Hylton-Stewart, C.K. Linney, (Somerset), R.J. Gregory (Surrey), A.W. White, A.T. Barber (Yorkshire) etc. Sold with signatures of R.J. Williams and A.J. Bell of the 1935 South Africa tour to England, and Dilawar Hussain, S.M. Hadi and M.J. Gopalan from the 1936 India tour to England. Over fifty signatures in total. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
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Test and County signatures 1930s-1980s. A good selection of approx. one hundred and forty signatures, the majority signed in ink on pieces laid to card, with some signed to pages. Good county coverage. Test player signatures include R.E.S. Wyatt, H.D. Read, F.R. Brown, A.W. Greig, J.M. Parks, R.T.D. Perks, D. Kenyon, J. Flavell, A. Wharton, R.H. Spooner, W. Place, C. Washbrook, R. Berry, G.T.S. Stevens, M.J.K. Smith etc. Also M.B. Owens, M.J. Shrimpton (New Zealand), Chetan Sharma, Ashok Malhotra (India) etc. Odd duplication of signature. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Test and County signatures 1920s-1990s. An extensive selection of over four hundred signatures on pages, pieces, 'England Test Player' cards, cuttings etc., the majority England Test and County players, some overseas, university and club. Earlier signatures include Alderman, Ashdown, Dewes, Dexter, Ridgway, Carr, Cranston, A. & E. Bedser, Wright, Brown, May, Warr, Subba Row, Oakman, Hassan, Ashton, Murrell, Cutmore, Every, Yardley, Townsend, Stevens, Evans, Appleyard, Read, Duckfield, Haines, Bland, Doggart, Robertson-Glasgow etc. Odd duplication of signature. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
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New Zealand Test cricketers 1930s onwards. Thirty nine signatures on white cards, some with cutting image laid down, the odd signature loose or on piece laid down. Some signed in later years. Signatures include Astle, J. Bracewell, Bradburn, Burke, Chatfield, Colquhoun, Coney, J. Crowe, M. Crowe, Donnelly, Freeman, Greatbatch, G. Howarth, H. Howarth, McCullum, Morgan, Morrison, McMahon, Nash, O'Sullivan, Petrie, I. Sinclair, I. Smith etc. Odd duplication. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1930s-2010s. Blue file comprising a comprehensive collection of over two hundred and fifty white cards, the majority with printed 'Yorkshire CCC' title and borders, each signed individually by a Yorkshire player including a good number of rarer and non-first class cricketers. Signatures include Appleyard, D.L. Ash (3 first-class matches 1965), Ashman, Aspinall, Balderstone, Binks, Birkenshaw, Bird, G.R. Bloom (1 match 1964), P.B. Brayshay (2 matches 1952), H. Brearley (1 match 1937), Cawthray, R. Eckersley (1 match 1945), G. Hodgson (1 match 1964), A.M. King (1 match 1955), G.D. Monks (1 match 1952) etc., also overseas players including Michael Bevan, Richie Richardson, Sachin Tendulkar, Jacques Rudolph, Mitchell Starc etc. Odd duplication of signature. Also included are eight letters including one from A.M. 'Tony' King from his home in Tasmania, with interesting Yorkshire cricket content, and a further seven letters from players responding to requests for autographs. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
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Cricket autographs 1930s-2000s. A selection of thirty seven signatures in ink signed to cards and small pages, the majority with cigarette card or cutting image laid down. Some signatures signed to cigarette card. Earlier signatures include Cyril Walters, Cyril Washbrook, Joe Hardstaff Jnr., John Murray, Roy Tattersall, Les Ames, George Mann, Ray Dovey, Norman Yardley, Allan Watkins, Mike Brearley, Bob Taylor, Chris Broad, Mike Denness, Robin Smith, Chris Lewis, Derek Underwood, Colin Cowdrey, Darren Bicknell etc. Some duplication of signatures. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Cricket autographs 1930s-2000s. A selection of twenty six signatures in ink signed to cards and small pages, the majority with cigarette card or cutting image laid down. Some signatures signed to cigarette card/ image. Earlier signatures include Les Ames, Joe Hardstaff Jnr., Geoff Pope, Jack Robertson, Tom Graveney, Alf Gover, Len Hutton, Jack Walsh, Cyril Washbrook, Cyril Walters, Sam Cook, Gubby Allen, Wally Grout, Fred Trueman, Alec Bedser, Barry Wood, Bob Wilson, Norman Yardley, Jack Young etc. Some duplication of signatures. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Harlequins v West Indies 1928. Small autograph album comprising two pages nicely signed in black ink by thirteen members of the 1928 West Indies touring party. Signatures are Bartlett, Small, Nunes, St. Hill, Roach, Scott, Neblett, Griffith, Constantine, Browne, Wight, Hoad and Challenor. To the following page signatures of nine members of the Harlequins XI who played in the tour match v West Indians at The Saffrons, Eastbourne, 29th- 31st August 1928. Signatures are Evans, Holmes, Stevens, Franklin, Gilligan, Bettington, Robertson-Glasgow, Garland-Wells and Knott. Other pages are nicely signed by twelve cricketers including L. Green, E. Tyldesely, G. Duckworth, F. Watson (Lancashire), H. Sutcliffe, A.W. Lupton, A. Wood, W. Rhodes (Yorkshire), M. Tate, J. Parks, A.F. Wensley, K. Harding, A. Gilligan, K.S. Duleepsinhji (Sussex) etc. VG
Estimate: £50/80
The Harlequins C.C. is made up exclusively of current and former Oxford University cricketers. They played four first-class matches in the 1920s, of which the match against the West Indians in 1928 was the last. The match was notable for C.H. Knott scoring 261no, Bettington 127 and Evans 124 in Harlequins' only innings, in a victory by an innings and 105 runs
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County and representative team autographs 1960s/1970s. A selection of eight album pages, each page signed in ink and pencil by members of respective teams. One page signed back to back. Counties are Derbyshire (12 signatures one page), Essex (12), Leicestershire (10), Nottinghamshire (10), Sussex (10), Surrey (10), Worcestershire (11), and Yorkshire (12). Sold with three further album pages for T.N. Pearce's XI 1969, twelve signatures including Parfitt, Illingworth, Lock, Bolus, Brown, Underwood etc., Cavaliers 1969, ten signatures including Trueman, Fredericks, Hawke, Evans, Pollock etc. Also three pages with signatures on piece laid down including Willis, Selvey, Skinner, Intikhab Alam, Roope, Gilliatt, Mohammad Younis, Owen-Thomas, Saeed Ahmed, Sadiq Mohammad etc. Foxing to some pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Robert Elliott Storey 'R.E.S.' Wyatt. Warwickshire, Worcestershire & England 1923-1951. Three cigarette cards of Wyatt, each laid down to white card and signed in ink in later years by Wyatt. Sold with a signed magazine cutting image of Wyatt, and a mono press photograph of Wyatt, head and shoulders walking out to bat, signed by Wyatt, the signature smudged. Photo by Fox Photos, Manchester, 6"x8". G
Estimate: £30/50
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Worcestershire C.C.C. Twenty three signatures, each individually signed to cards of varying colours. Signatures include N.H. Whiting, N.V. Radford, B.J.R. Jones, B. D'Oliveira, N.H. Whiting, R.K. Illingworth, T.S. Curtis, G.A. Hick, A.P. Prigeon, D.N.F. Slade, K.R. Baylis, C.N. Boyns, T.W. Graveney, G. Dews, and the rarer J. Spilsbury (1 match 1952), M.F.W. Passey (1 match 1953), B.C. Hall (3 matches 1956-1957), A. Brown (1 match 1979) etc. Some signed in later years. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
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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: £40/60
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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: £18/25
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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: £40/60
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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: £70/100
Bradman travelled with the Australian touring parties to England in 1953 and 1956, and wrote for the Daily Mail on those tours
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Worcestershire C.C.C. Seventeen signatures of Worcestershire players on press photo cuttings, cards, trade cards etc. Signatures are Glenn Turner, Tim Curtis, Graeme Hick (three different), Phil Neale, Steven Rhodes (2), Richard Illingworth, Phil Newport, Kabir Ali, Martin Horton, Ron Headley, Dick Richardson, Norman Gifford, Len Coldwell and R.E.S. Wyatt. Sold with 'A Who's Who of Worcestershire County Cricket Club', Robert Brooke & David Goodyear, London 1990. Signed to the player profile images by ten players, Keith Aldridge, Royston Barker, Ray Booth, Cedric Boyns, Robert Carter, Rodney Cass, Duncan Fearnley, Brian Hall, Tony Pridgeon, Alan Spencer, Martin Weston, and Norman Whiting. Also official team sheets for the Worcestershire teams, seasons 1996, 2004 (lacking three signatures) and 2020 (six copies, each lacking the signature of Moeen Ali). G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
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Australian Test signatures 1930s-2010s. Twenty five signatures on white cards, some with printed titles/ borders. Some signatures on pieces laid down. Earlier signatures include Ebeling, Hurwood, Hornibrook, Darling (2), Brown, Thoms, Booth, Hole, Maddocks, Ogilvie, Allan, Emery, Dyer, Gannon, Callen, Hammond, Edwards etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
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Yorkshire C.C.C. signatures 1900s-2000s. Over sixty signatures, the majority on white cards with printed titles/ borders, the odd signature on loose piece, including some rarer signatures. Earlier signatures include A.W. White, A. Waddington, E. Oldroyd, G. Wilson, F. Dennis, G.A. Wilson, J. Johnson, J.H. Pearson, Foord, V. Wilson, C.H. Wood (4 matches 1959), G.D. Monks (1 match 1952), Mason, J.T. Lodge (2 matches 1948), Horner, R. Eckersley (1 match 1945), Burgin, B. Brooke (2 matches 1950), P.B. Brayshay (2 matches 1952), K. Smailes, G. Cawthray etc. Others include Middlebrook, Love, Katich, Hart, Wigley, Widdup, Townsley, Stuchbury, Sharp, Rudolph, Kettleborough, Grayson etc. Odd duplication of signature. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
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Pakistan cricketers' signatures 1950s-2010s. Over fifty signatures, the majority on plain card, some on loose pieces, others laid down, including some rarer signatures. Earlier signatures include Javed Akhtar (1 Test 1962), Intikhab Alam, Imtiaz Ahmed, Shahid Mahmood (1 Test 1962), Intikhab Alam, Alimuddin, Asif Iqbal, Ghulam Abbas (1 Test 1967), Aslam Khokhar (1 Test 1954), Mahmood Hussain, Khalid Wazir (2 Tests 1954), Javed Akhtar (1 Test 1962), Wazir Mohammad, Waqar Hassan etc. Others include Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Tahir Naqqash, Umar Gul, Salman Butt, Mushtaq Ahmed, Jalal-ud-din etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
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Charles William Walker. South Australia & Australia 1928-1941. Good ink signature of Walker on part of album page. Sold with an album page signed in ink (one in pencil) by eleven members of the 1953 Australia touring party to England. Signatures are McDonald, Hassett, Ring, Archer, Tallon, Hill, Craig, Benaud, Davidson, de Courcey and Lindwall. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Walker toured with Australia on the 1930 and 1938 tours of England
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Bert Tremlin. Essex 1900-1919. Good ink signature of Tremlin on scrap. Sold with three album pages signed in ink by eleven members of the 1928 Essex team, thirteen of the 1947 team, and eleven of the 1949 team. Signatures include Douglas, Bray, Cutmore, Hipkin, Perrie, O'Connor, Eastman, Thompson, Vigar, Wade, Bailey, Vigar, Pullinger, Avery, Eve, R. Smith, T.P.B. Smith, Price etc. Adhesive mark to verso of the Tremlin signature, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/80
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Surrey C.C.C. Two good ink signatures of Edwin John Diver, Surrey & Warwickshire 1883-1901 and Edward William John Brooks, Surrey 1925-1939. The signatures on small card/ page, the Brooks signature laid down. VG
Estimate: £30/50
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Hampshire C.C.C. Three signatures of Hampshire players on page or piece. Signatures are Barry Richards (Hampshire 1968-1978), Neil McCorkell (1932-1951), and Henry Horton (1953-1957). Also the signature of Arthur Morris (Australia), signed to a page from a Chewton Glen Dinner Menu, 19th July 2005. Sold with an official scorecard for Hampshire v India, Southampton, 20th June- 1st July 1996. The scorecard with complete printed scores for the drawn match is signed by Kevan James who took four wickets in four balls of Rathour, Tendulkar, Dravid and Manjrekar, and scored 103 in Hampshire's only innings. Qty 5. G
Estimate: £30/50
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W.G. Grace. Nice signature in black ink of Grace with dedication on small page. VG
Estimate: £100/150
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West Indies 1997 & 1998. Thirteen original immigration landing cards, each signed by the respective West Indies player and date stamped by the immigration office. Signatures are Courtney Walsh (2), Malcolm Marshall, Desmond Haynes, Viv Richards, Brian Lara, Rohan Kanhai, Phil Simmons, Rawl Lewis, Roland Holder (2), Ian Bishop and Shivnarine Chanderpaul. VG
Estimate: £50/70
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New Zealand 1997-1999. Seventeen original immigration landing cards, each signed by the respective New Zealand cricketer and one rugby player, and date stamped by the immigration office. Signatures are Chris Cairns, Geoff Allott, Dion Nash, Daniel Vettori, Carl Bulfin, Roger Twose, Stephen Fleming, Chris Harris, Craig McMillan, Adam Parore, Nathan Astle, Matthew Horne, Matthew Hart, Simon Doull, Andrew Mehrtens, Gavin Larsen, and Frano Botica (rugby). VG
Estimate: £40/60
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South Africa 1999. Fifteen original immigration landing cards, each signed by the respective South Africa cricketer, and date stamped by the immigration office. Signatures are Jacques Kallis, Derek Crookes, Steven Ellworthy, Alan Dawson, Gary Kirsten, Lance Klusener, Herschelle Gibbs, Hansie Cronje, Shaun Pollock, Allan Donald, Nico Boje, Dale Benkenstein, Jonty Rhodes, Mark Boucher and Daryll Cullinan. VG
Estimate: £50/70
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Pakistan 1997-1999. Fifteen original immigration landing cards, each signed by the respective Pakistan cricketer, and date stamped by the immigration office. Signatures are Saeed Anwar, Abdul Razzak, Wajahatullah Wasti, Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram, Javed Miandad, Waqar Younis, Aamir Sohail, Azhar Mahmood, Hanif Mohammad, Moin Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Yousuf Youhana, and Yawar Saeed (manager). VG
Estimate: £50/70
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'The Centurions- Scorers of 100 First-Class Centuries'. Headed book insert by Boundary Books containing the ink signatures of nine players who have achieved the feat. Signatures, nicely signed in ink, by Don Bradman, Glenn Turner, Colin Cowdrey, Tom Graveney, Dennis Amiss, Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Zaheer Abbas and Graham Gooch. 8.75"x12". Sold with a further headed Boundary Books limitation page, nicely signed by Viv Richards and Bill Frindall. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £30/50
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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: £15/25
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Samuel Moses James 'Sammy' Woods. Cambridge University, Somerset & England 1888-1910. Original bookplate photograph of Woods in bowling pose taken from Ranjitsinhji's 'The Jubilee Book of Cricket'. Nicely signed to lower right corner in black ink by Woods, with caption below 'Signed 1st May 1899. T.W. [Hon. Sec. Wilts C.C.C.]'. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
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'The Lancashire County and Manchester Cricket Club. Dinner to celebrate the sharing of the County Championship with the Surrey County Cricket Club 1950'. Official menu for the Dinner held at the Midland Hotel on the 21st November 1950. With excellent decorative cover, red ribbon tie, menu, toasts, season's record etc. Signed in pencil (one in ink) to inside front cover by seventeen current and former Lancashire players including Dickinson, Tattersall, Place, Makepeace, W.B. Roberts, G. Edrich, Alderson, Stone, Wilson, Statham, Hilton etc. Ex Malcolm Hilton collection, this being Hilton's copy. Minor soiling and adhesive marks to rear cover, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Lancashire and Surrey shared the 1950 County Championship. Of twenty eight matches played, Lancashire won sixteen, lost two and drew ten
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Pakistan tour to England 1954. Two unofficial pirate 'Photographic Souvenir' 4pp brochures for the 1954 Pakistan tour. One published by W. Walker of Manchester, the other by Mrs. M. Walker of Birmingham. Some wear and creasing to both. Sold with fourteen press cuttings, each signed by featured Pakistan and English players of the 1960s, probably 1967. Signatures include Burki, Hanif Mohammad, Imtiaz Ahmed, Cowdrey, Parkhouse etc. Some duplication of signatures. Also an official match ticket for England v Pakistan, 1st Test at Edgbaston, 1st August 1982 etc. G
Estimate: £20/30
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West Indies tour to England 1950. Official menu for the luncheon held for the West Indies touring party by The British Sportsman's Club at the Savoy, 18th April 1950. The front features cartoons of the England team by Tom Webster. To the inside cover a poem by A.P. Herbert. Signed in ink to the front by ten attendees, including Herbert. Vertical fold, adhesive mark to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890-1971) was a humorist, novelist and playwright. He joined the staff of 'Punch' in 1924 and served as an independent Member of Parliament from 1935 to 1950
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Australia tour to England 1953. Official menu for the luncheon held for the Australian touring party by The British Sportsman's Club at the Savoy, 16th April 1953. The front features a cartoon by Tom Webster of a lion sitting at a restaurant table reading a menu with a kangaroo. The caption reads, 'Waiter: "You're a bit late sir- Hobbs, Sutcliffe and Hammond are off- There's no Larwood left but, if you fancy it, we still have a nice piece of Hutton".' Signed in pencil to the menu page by Neil Harvey. Adhesive marks to rear cover and menu page, vertical fold, otherwise fair/ good condition
Estimate: £20/30
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William Gilbert Grace, Gloucestershire, London County & England 1870-1908. Handwritten 'St. Andrew's' Lawrie Park Road, Sydneham' headed postcard from W.G. Grace to Richard Moor Bell, London County 1902-1904. General content with note 'I shall be at Wimbledon Park on Tuesday next about 10-15 via Clapham Junction to Wimbledon'. Signed W.G. Grace in black ink. The postage stamp gives a date of the 4th October 1907. Some slight 'light' fading to the front of the postcard. Minor tape marks to two edges otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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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: £40/60
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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: £25/35
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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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: £25/35
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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Archibald Campbell MacLaren. Lancashire & England 1890-1914. Original handwritten single page letter addressed to MacLaren with original envelope. The letter, dated 20th October 1937, from and signed by Reginald G. Danks, Hon. Secretary of the Club Cricket Conference, is to confirm the invitation to MacLaren from 'Mr Leveson Gower' and enclosing a ticket to attend their Annual Dinner. Danks states that 'we expect to have attending every England Captain since 1899 excepting the late Johnny Douglas [&] Lionel Tennyson now on his way to India'. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
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David Stuart Sheppard. Cambridge University, Sussex & England 1950-1964. Two page typed letter from Sheppard to 'Dear Martin', dated 4th January 1961. Written on 'Mayflower Family Centre', Canning Town letterhead, Sheppard describes his interest in Wisden almanacks, how cricket can be enjoyed 'at so many different levels', and sends his sympathy to the correspondent who has 'been having such a difficult time with doctors lately'. Nicely signed 'David Sheppard'. The page is laid down to an album page, with adhesive marks and foxing. Sold with a two page handwritten letter from A.J. Colborne to a Mr. Wood, dated 3rd November 1967, in which Colborne quotes extracts of references to William 'Silver Billy' Beldham from 'Highways and Byways in Surrey' by Eric Parker. Also a short single page typed letter from the athlete, Christopher Chataway, dated 22nd November 1962, on House of Commons headed notepaper. Nicely signed by Chataway. G. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
David Sheppard founded the Mayflower Family Centre in London's Docklands in 1958. He became Bishop of Liverpool in 1975
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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: £20/30
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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F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Initials 'F.S.A-C.' in red ink on official pictorial letterhead of 'Cricket a Weekly Record of the Game', headed 'Twenty-sixth year of publication' and dated 1907. Horizontal fold, slight splitting to fold, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Ashley-Cooper took over as editor of the magazine in 1907 following the death of founder and editor, Charles Alcock
Lot 73:
Lot 73
E.V. Lucas. Rare and unique manuscript handwritten by Lucas of an article titled 'The Browns' for the series 'A Wanderer's Note Book', dated 4th September [1932] and signed to the first page by Lucas. 11pp. Written in ink in his distinctive hand with line lengths decreasing down the page, with corrections, Lucas describes the rise of F.R. Brown (Frederick Richard Brown, Cambridge University, Surrey, Northamptonshire & England 1930-1953), 'the young Surrey amateur who played the most Titanic innings of the year and who took a great many wickets with what must be called very courageous bowling... fielded magnificently and is just off to Australia as a member of the Test team'. Lucas continues to write about 'common' names in cricket, Smith, Jones, Brown and Taylor, in particular Browns such as J.T. of Yorkshire, inventor of the hook stroke, George of Hampshire, 'Brown of Brighton' known as 'Demon', the fasted underarm bowler of his time who played his last match at Lord's in 1841, with further recollections of cricketers of that era including Osbaldeston, Pilch, G.C. Taylor, E.S.E. Hartopp etc. The manuscript ends abruptly and may be incomplete. Rusting to top corner of some pages, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
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
Lot 74:
Lot 74
E.V. Lucas. Rare and unique manuscript handwritten by Lucas of an article titled 'Cricket in Odd Places' for the series 'A Wanderer's Note Book', undated but written in 1927 and signed to the first page by Lucas. 23pp. Written in ink in his distinctive hand with line lengths decreasing down the page, with corrections, Lucas discusses the announcement that J.M. Barrie, 'author of "A Window in Thrums" is presenting his birthplace, Kirriemuir, with a cricket pavilion [which] may have led to a little surprise, because cricket & Scotland are not much associated in our minds'. He states 'these hardy invaders are apt at golf, which has even been called Scotch croquet'. Dispelling the myth that cricket 'stops at Yorkshire' he recalls noted Scottish cricketers including the 'superb Gregor McGregor' who played for England, and J.M. Cotterill (Sussex), and turns to cricket in the highlands and moors of Cumberland, Shropshire, Devon, Suffolk etc., and names such as Fuller Pilch of Norfolk, and the Carpenters and Haywards of Cambridgeshire. Lucas describes having received a book published in 1927 on the Annals of Brechin Cricket 1849-1927, and a French publication, 'Le Cricket pour les Sportsmen Francais... by my namesake, R.M. Lucas'. Rusting to top corner of some pages, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
The Scottish playwright, novelist and creator of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie, was born in Kirriemuir, Angus. His novel, 'A Window in Thrums' is one of several set in the fictional village of Thrums, said to be modelled on Kirriemuir. Barrie founded the cricket team, Allahakbarries, which was active from 1890 to 1913
Lot 75:
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George Oswald Browning 'Gubby' Allen. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1921-1950. M.C.C. diary for 1987, with M.C.C. emblem and 'G.O.A.' in gilt to front cover, containing his personal and sporting appointments, committee meeting dates, attendance at Test matches, golf, and attending Arsenal matches for the year in his hand. Includes overnight guests at his home of E.W. Swanton, Colin Cowdrey, and John Paul Getty Jr. on Christmas Day. Allen's name, London address and telephone number written in pencil to second page. G
Estimate: £30/50
Gubby Allen died in 1989
Lot 76:
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George Duckworth. Lancashire & England, 1923-47. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour of South Africa 1930/31. With 'M.C.C. South Africa 1930/31' and M.C.C. colours to cover. To inside a picture of the team.Nicely signed in black ink by Duckworth. Minor wear, adhesive marks to back cover, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 77:
Lot 77 Lot 77
M.C.C. tour to Australia and New Zealand 1936/37. Official M.C.C. Christmas card with title and M.C.C. colours to front cover, printed team photograph and greeting to centre. Signed 'Geo. Duckworth'. Annotation in pencil to rear cover, 'Sent to Maurice Tate'. Some soiling, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 78:
Lot 78 Lot 78
M.C.C. tour to Australia and New Zealand 1936/37. Official M.C.C. Christmas card with title and M.C.C. colours to front cover, printed team photograph and greeting to centre. Signed 'Jim [Sims]'. Complete with original envelope addressed to George Fenner in Kent, postmarked Sydney, 17th November 1936, and accompanying letter from David Summerfield, dated 5th March 2013, describing Fenner as 'the first Head Coach at Lord's'. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 79:
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Lord Tennyson's tour of India 1937/38. Official pre-printed Christmas card from the tour with front card wrapper showing Lord Tennyson's coat of arms with colour ribbon tie. With Christmas verse and picture of the team with title and names printed below to inside pages. Signed from 'Stan [Worthington] and George [Pope]'. Some minor soiling and age toning to card wrappers otherwise in good condition. A rare tour Christmas card
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 80:
Lot 80 Lot 80
M.C.C. tour to Australia and New Zealand 1946/77. Official M.C.C. Christmas card with title, M.C.C. colours and illustration of the ship en route from Britain to Australia to front cover, caricatures of the touring party by Arthur Mailey to back, greeting to inside with a cartoon of an English lion facing up to a Kiwi bowling, a kangaroo keeping wicket. Signed in ink to the front 'Godfrey [Evans]'. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 81:
Lot 81 Lot 81
M.C.C. 1948. Official M.C.C. Christmas card with '1948' and illustration of the Grace Gates to front, printed photograph of W.G. Grace and greeting to inside. Signed in ink 'Rockley [Wilson]' (Yorkshire & England). Some foxing, faint tape marks to fold, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 82:
Lot 82 Lot 82
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1948/49. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour. With cover image of the emblem of M.C.C. and M.C.C. colours to corner. To inside a picture of the team and the wording, 'Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year'. Signed from 'Doug [Wright]'. Appears to lacking cord tie, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 83:
Lot 83 Lot 83
M.C.C. tour of Australia and New Zealand 1950/51. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour with M.C.C. colours to one side. To inside a printed picture of the team and greetings. Signed 'Doug [Wright]'. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 84:
Lot 84 Lot 84
M.C.C. tour of Australia and New Zealand 1950/51. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour with M.C.C. colours to one side. To inside a printed picture of the team and greetings. Signed 'John Warr'. VG. Sold with a card from the same tour produced for members of the press 'With the M.C.C. Team'. Signed to inside, 'Charles Bray'. Adhesive mark to verso otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 85:
Lot 85 Lot 85
M.C.C. tour of Australia and New Zealand 1951/52. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour with M.C.C. colours and emblem to front. To inside a printed picture of the team and greetings. Signed 'Derek [Shackleton]'. Small adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 86:
Lot 86 Lot 86
M.C.C. tour of Australia and New Zealand 1954/55. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour with M.C.C. colours and emblem to front. To inside a printed picture of the team and greetings. Signed 'Peter [May]'. Light wear, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 87:
Lot 87 Lot 87
M.C.C. tour of Pakistan 1955/56. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour of Pakistan with M.C.C. emblem, M.C.C. colours and title to front cover, printed names of tour members to verso. To inside a picture of crossed bats, stumps and ball and greeting. Signed by the tour manager from 'all of us, Geoffrey Howard'. Minor adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 88:
Lot 88 Lot 88
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1956/57. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour of South Africa with M.C.C. emblem, M.C.C. colours and map of South Africa to front cover. To inside a printed picture of the team and greeting. Signed in blue ink by George Duckworth. Signature a little faded. Minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Duckworth was the tour scorer and baggage master of the 1956/7 tour
Lot 89:
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M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1956/57. Official M.C.C. Christmas card with printed photograph of the M.C.C. team to inside. Nicely signed 'Peter [Richardson]' (Kent, Worcestershire & England) to inside. Some wrinkling and wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 90:
Lot 90
M.C.C. tour of Australia 1978/79. Official England Christmas card nicely signed to inside by nineteen members of the touring party. Signatures include Brearley (Captain), Botham, Willis, Barrington, Tolchard, Old, Gower, Willis, Lever, Tolchard, Randall etc. Lacking the signature of Gooch. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 91:
Lot 91 Lot 91
England tour of South Africa 1995/96. Official Christmas card from the tour of South Africa with England emblem and printed title to front cover. To inside a colour photograph of the team and greeting. Signed in ink by Peter Martin. VG
Estimate: £15/25
Lot 92:
Lot 92
John William 'Young Jack' Hearne. Middlesex & England 1909-1936. A selection of Christmas cards from Hearne's personal collection. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the M.C.C. tour of Australia 1954/55 with decorative covers and printed picture of the team to inside pages. Sent to Hearne and signed Bill Edrich. Sold with a collection of M.C.C. Christmas cards, mainly from President and Committee of M.C.C. including one signed by H.S. Altham when President of M.C.C. Plus J.W. Hearne's final M.C.C. and Middlesex C.C.C. membership cards for the 1965 season, the year he died. Qty 15. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 93:
Lot 93
M.C.C./ England Christmas cards. Four official cards sent on England tours overseas to the vendor's father who was a member of the Warwickshire C.C.C. committee for over twenty five years. Cards are 'M.C.C. Tour 1974-75 Australia and New Zealand', signed 'Dennis [Amiss]'. 'England Tour of India and Australia 1984/85', signed by Bernie Thomas[?]. 'England Tour to Australia 1986/87' signed 'Peter Such and the England team'. 'England Tour Australia 1994/5' signed 'Mike [M.J.K. Smith, manager]'. Also an official England football team Christmas card signed by Bert Millichip, former Chairman of the Football Association. Qty 5. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
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Somerset C.C.C. mainly 1960s. Black file comprising a nice selection of photographs, cuttings, letters, postcards etc., a good number signed by the featured player or team. Includes a collection of fourteen signed original small candid head and shoulders photographs of Somerset players, early 1960s. Signed photographs include Bill Alley, Mervyn Kitchen, Colin Atkinson, Roy Virgin, Peter Robinson, Roy Palmer, Ken Palmer, Peter Wight, Harold Stephenson etc. Also signed letter from Peter Wight dated 2nd December 1964, signature of Ian Botham on white card, signed cutting images etc. Approx. thirty signatures in total. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Leicestershire C.C.C. mainly 1960s. Black file comprising a nice selection of photographs, cuttings, letters, postcards etc., a good number signed by the featured player or team. Includes a collection of twenty four signed original small candid head and shoulders photographs of Leicestershire players, early 1960s. Signed photographs include Ray Julian, Paul Munden, Dickie Bird, Stanley Jayasinghe, Willie Watson, Jack Birkenshaw, Alan Wharton, Maurice Hallam, Terry Spencer, Michael Rose etc. Also signed letters from Rose dated 24th November 1963, Jayasinghe dated 23rd November 1964, an official autograph sheet signed by sixteen Leicestershire players, mid 1970s, including Parsons, Illingworth, Ward, Tolchard, Davison, Higgs, Taylor, Balderstone, Cook, Gower etc. Over forty signatures in total. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 96:
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Yorkshire C.C.C. 1930s-1990s. Blue file comprising a good selection of photographs, album page, trade cards, postcards, scorecards, cuttings, autograph sheets etc. Includes six colour photographs, each signed by the featured player. Signatures are David Bairstow, Richard Hutton, Darren Gough, Martyn Moxon, Dickie Bird and Craig White. Each 6"x8". Album page signed by nine Yorkshire players c.1930, signatures possibly overwritten, of E. Robinson, Rhodes, Bowes, Leyland, Wood, Barber, Dennis etc. Two Kings Cigarette cards of Hedley Verity (no. 168) and Maurice Leyland (no. 169). A small candid photograph of Jimmy Binks. A small photograph possibly of J.T. Brown of Darfield c.1900. Player cards of Don Wilson (Esso Series) and Phil Carrick, both signed by the player. Scorecards include Yorkshire v Middlesex, Bill Bowes Benefit, Headingley 1947 etc. G
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 97:
Lot 97 Lot 97 Lot 97
Middlesex C.C.C. 1920s onwards. Black file comprising a selection of postcards, collector cards, photographs, scorecards, signatures, programmes etc. Postcards include four teams of c.1920s, also G. McGregor and B.J.T. Bosanquet. A signed Cornhill Insurance Test Series card of Angus Fraser. Signed colour photographs of Justin Langer and Owais Shah, seven signatures on white cards of Dion Nash, Paul Weekes, David Alleyne, Bob Gale, Jason Pooley and Ben Hutton, official programme for the last Gillette Cup final, Lord's, 6th September 1980 in which Middlesex beat Surrey etc. G
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 98:
Lot 98 Lot 98
Cricket ephemera. Box comprising a mixed selection of books, brochures, tickets, cigarette cards, postcards, photographs etc. Contents include 'Supplement to Topical Times' mono images of Neil McCorkell (Hampshire), Harold Gimblett (Somerset), Len Hutton (Yorkshire), Leslie Todd (Kent), Cyril Washbrook (Lancashire), Alan Melville (Susses), William Copson (Derbyshire) and Denis Compton (Middlesex). Two complete sticker albums, Panini/ T.C.C.B. 'World of Cricket 83' and 'Scanlens Cricket' 1983. Testimonial book for 'Phil Carrick. 25 Years in Yorkshire Cricket', Paul Challenor 1994 (three copies). Yorkshire benefit brochures for Richard Lumb 1983 (three copies), Jim Love 1989, and Kevin Sharp 1991 signed to the front cover by Sharp. Books include 'Hirst and Rhodes', A.A. Thompson, London 1959, signed by the author. 'Cricket on the Brain', Bernard Hollowood, Newton Abbott 1972, with dustwrapper. 'Peter May's Book of Cricket', London 1956, with dustwrapper, signed to official label laid down by May. 'Cricket of To-day and Yesterday', Vol. I, Percy Cross Standing, London 1902. Also a selection of modern match tickets, cigarette cards, photographs, postcards, foreign issue cricket stamps, Test and County scorecards 1990s onwards. Two 'Yorkshire C.C.C. Badge' postcards, one signed by Boycott, the other by Close etc. G
Estimate: £40/60

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