Sporting Ephemera

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Horse Racing. Dick Francis. 'Dead Cert'. London 1962. First edition, first impression of Dick Francis' first published novel. Original hardback with very good dustwrapper, signed in ink to the title page by the author. Very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £750
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Horse Racing. Dick Francis. 'Nerve'. London 1964. First edition, first impression of Dick Francis' second published novel. Original hardback with very good dustwrapper, signed in ink to the title page by the author. Very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £260
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Horse Racing. Dick Francis. 'For Kicks'. London 1965. First edition, first impression of Dick Francis' third published novel. Original hardback with very good dustwrapper, signed in ink to the title page by the author. Very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £260
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Horse Racing. Dick Francis. 'Odds Against'. London 1965. First edition, first impression of Dick Francis' fourth published novel, his first in the 'Sid Halley' series. Original hardback with very good dustwrapper, signed in ink to the title page by the author. Very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £190
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Horse Racing. Dick Francis. 'Flying Finish'. London 1966. First edition, first impression of Dick Francis' fifth published novel. Original hardback with very good dustwrapper, signed in ink to the title page by the author. Very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £160
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Horse Racing. Dick Francis. 'Blood Sport'. London 1967. First edition, first impression of Dick Francis' sixth published novel. Original hardback with very good dustwrapper, signed in ink to the title page by the author. Very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
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Horse Racing. Dick Francis. Fifty two first editions (first impressions) of Dick Francis titles including novels, biography, shorts story collections and anthologies. All original hardbacks with dustwrappers. Each title signed by Francis to the title or half title page unless stated. Titles include Francis' autobiography, 'The Sport of Queens' 1957, signed to card loosely mounted to title page. Titles and dates of publication of novels by Dick Francis are 'Forfeit' 1968, 'Enquiry' 1969, 'Rat Race' 1970, 'Bonecrack' 1971, 'Smokescreen' 1972, 'Slay Ride' 1973, 'Knockdown' 1974, 'High Stakes' 1975, 'In the Frame' 1976, 'Risk' 1977, 'Trial Run' 1987, 'Whip Hand' 1979, 'Reflex' 1980, 'Twice Shy' 1981, 'Banker' 1982, 'The Danger' 1983, 'Proof' 1984, 'Break In' 1985, 'Bolt' 1986, 'Hot Money' 1987, 'The Edge' 1988, 'Straight' 1989, 'Longshot' 1990, 'Comeback' 1991, 'Driving Force' 1992, 'Decider' 1993, 'Wild Horses' 1994, 'Come to Grief' 1995, 'To the Hilt' 1996', '10lb. Penalty' 1997, 'Second Wind' 1999, 'Shattered' 2000, and 'Under Orders' 2006. Novels written in collaboration with Felix Francis are 'Dead Heat' 2007 (signed by Dick Francis to loosely inserted card), 'Silks' 2008 (signed by both authors), and the following both unsigned, 'Even Money' 2009, and 'Crossfire' 2010. 'Dick Francis' novels written and signed by Felix Francis (unless stated) are 'Gamble' 2011, 'Bloodline' 2012, 'Refusal' 2013, 'Damage' 2014, 'Front Runner' 2015, 'Triple Crown' 2016 (unsigned), 'Pulse' 2017, 'Crisis' 2018, and 'Guilty Not Guilty' 2019. Others are 'The Racing Man's Bedside Book' by Dick Francis and John Welcome 1969, signed by both authors, the Francis signature water damaged. 'Lester. The Official Biography' 1986 (originally published as 'A Jockey's Life'), signed by Francis and Lester Pigott. Short story collection, 'Field of Thirteen' 1998 (signed by Felix Francis). Also two unsigned omnibus editions, 'Three Winners' second impression 1977, and 'Three Favourites' 1978. Odd minor faults to early dustwrappers, otherwise in very good condition. Rare to see such a comprehensive collection by this much loved writer
Estimate: £500/800
Hammer price: unsold
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Horse Racing. John Francome. A complete collection of all twenty five novels written by John Francombe to date. All first edition, first impression (unless stated) hardbacks with dustwrapper, each title signed by Francombe. Titles are 'Eavesdropper' 1986, 'Riding High' 1987, 'Declared Dead' 1988, 'Blood Stock' 1989, 'Stone Cold' 1990, 'Stud Poker' 1992, 'Rough Ride' 1993, 'Outsider' 1994, 'Break Neck' 1995, 'Dead Ringer' 1995, 'False Start' 1996, 'High Flyer' 1998, 'Safe Bet' 1998, 'Tip Off' 2000, 'Lifeline' 2000 (ex library copy), 'Dead Weight' 2002, 'Inside Track' 2003, 'Stalking Horse' 2003, 'Back Hander' 2004, 'Cover Up' 2006, 'Free Fall' 2006, 'Dark Horse' 2007, 'Final Breath' 2008, 'Deadly Finish' 2009, and 'Storm Ride' 2010. Also two signed autobiographies by Francombe, 'Born Lucky' 1985 (first reprint) and 'Twice Lucky' 1989. Sold with 'Red Rum', Ivor Herbert, London 1974, signed to the front endpaper by Ginger McCain who trained Red Rum, the three times Grand National winner, and 'Foxhunter in Pictures', H.M. Llewellyn, London 1952, signed by the author and one other. Very minor faults to the odd dustwrapper, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
John Francombe (born 1952) was champion jockey seven times between 1976 and 1985. On his retirement in 1986 Francombe turned to writing and television
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Horse riding boots. A pair of vintage black leather long riding boots with original wooden full length tree inserts with brass fittings to tops. Stamped to inside 'Style C2287. E2225. Size 8' and owner's name 'Harrison' inscribed in ink. Maker and date unknown. Used, in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £75
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'On the Road'. Jackie Stewart. London 1983. Original dustwrapper. Signed to front end paper by Stewart. G/VG
Estimate: £12/18
Hammer price: £18
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Motorsport autobiographies. Four hardbacks with very good dustwrappers, each signed by the subject. Titles are 'All My Races' and 'My Racing Life' both Stirling Moss, 'Winning is not enough', Jackie Stewart, and 'Unless I'm very much mistaken', Murray Walker. Sold with two signed softback biographies by John Surtees and Barry Briggs. Qty 6. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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Bowls. A pair of lignum lawn bowling balls in brown fake leather carrying case. Date unknown. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Lawn bowls. Silver metal (EPNS) ink stand of a 'bowler' standing holding a ball with three more balls at his feet. To either side, two inkwells in the form of bowling balls, one with glass liner, and foliage decoration. Maker's mark to underside for 'J.D. & S.' of Sheffield, with lampshade emblem and registration no. 12426. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
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Fishing. Brass fly reel by C. Farlow & Co. of The Strand, London, late 1800s. Original bone winding handle. Maker's mark of a fish to foot and engraved name and London address to side. Approx. 4" diameter. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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Sporting programmes 1887 onwards. An eclectic selection of nineteen mainly early original programmes and magazines covering a range of sports including football, ice hockey, horse racing, greyhound racing, athletics etc. Events held at Empire Pool Wembley, White City Stadium, Bangor and Salisbury race courses, R.A.F. Hendon etc. Earlier programmes include 'Queen's Jubilee. Clumber Festivities 21st June 1887', F.A. XI v R.A.F. XI football match played at Arsenal Stadium, 29th October 1947, a 'pirate' programme for England v Germany, Wembley Stadium, 1st December 1954, Stoneygate Rugby Club etc. One programme signed. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
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Billiards. Lot 'Lance' Thackeray. Two original colour prints of billiards scenes, both published in 1902 by Landeker & Brown, London. Both prints laid to contemporary mounts and titled 'A Billiard Match'. The subjects are 'Snookered' and 'Kissing'. Each print measures 6.75"x5", framed and glazed overall 15.75"x12". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lance Thackeray (1869/1916) was best known for his comic sporting illustrations depicting billiards and golf scenes and for humorous postcards
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Motorsport. A Goodyear mono printed advertising card of Jack Brabham at the wheel, signed by Brabham. 5"x6". Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 7.5"x9.5". Sold with a colour photograph of John Surtees in race action, signed by Surtees. Framed and glazed, overall 13"x11". Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
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Tennis and rugby. Two ceramic tankards by Royal Bradwell 'Sporting Series' c.1940s. Both feature images of Jack Kramer to one side and Margaret Osborne to the other. The tankards, with handles in the form of tennis racquets, slightly different sizes, 5.5" and 5" tall. Sold with a Dartmouth Pottery rugby tankard with raised images of a rugby player to one side and the ball passing through the posts to the other. Approx. 7" tall. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Sporting ephemera. Box comprising a mixed selection of ephemera including sporting books on collectables, Wales rugby programmes, four modern signed miniature cricket bats (England and Australia) etc. Other sports include golf, fishing, boxing etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
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Sporting scrapbooks and ephemera. A good selection including two large scrapbooks containing cuttings relating to football and cricket. Official large format 'News of the World Professional Match Play Championship' printed draw sheet for the 1961 tournament, fully printed with the finalists entered by hand. Over twenty original newspapers and supplements with coverage of the Olympics, cricket, The Ashes, football, boxing etc. for the period 1966-2016. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
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Sporting programmes and brochures. Official folding card programme for the Benson and Hedges Golf Festival, York 1975, signed in pencil by thirteen players including Doug Sanders, Jack Newton, Howard Clark, Eamonn Darcy, Graham Marsh etc. Also 'Journal of the Thames Rowing Club 1951', official Rugby League programme for Australia v England, second Test, 1974 etc. Qty 5. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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American Football. Colourful watercolour painting of an American football player running with the ball, number 20 to shirt. Name of artist unknown, dated August 1994. Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 16"x20". Sold with seven American Football pennants 1997 and 1998 for 'Buffalo Bills', Green Bay Packers', 'Minnesota Vikings', Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees 'World Series. American League Champions 1998', Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks. All with 'NFLP 1997 or 1998' to pennant. Each measures 29" long. Staining to odd pennant otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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Signed sporting autobiographies. Four hardbacks covering rugby, tennis and athletics, with very good dustwrappers, each signed by the subject. Titles are 'Barry John. The King' 2000, 'Phil Bennett' 2003, 'Rod Laver' 2014, and 'Roger Bannister. Twin Tracks' 2014. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £38
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Sporting biographies. Four hardbacks with very good dustwrappers, each signed by the subject or author. Titles are 'The First Four Minutes', Roger Bannister 2004, 'Ascent', Chris Bonington 2017, 'Living Every Second, Tracey Edwards 2001, and 'My Speed King. Life with Donald Campbell', Tonia Bern-Campbell 2002. Also a signed softback, 'Riis. Stages of Light and Dark', Bjarne Riis 2012, and a non-sporting hardback, 'The Visionary Life of Joseph Paxton', Kate Colquhoun 2003, signed by the author. Qty 6. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £42
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Curling. 'The History of Curling and Fifty Years of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club'. John Kerr. Edinburgh 1890. Large paper edition. 440pp. Sixteen plates. Original pictorial boards with replacement red leather spine, gilt to top page edges. Produced as an association book to 'Golf In East Lothian' by Kerr. Slight rubbing to boards, internally in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
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Yachting. Alec Rose, Round-the-World sailor 1967/68. Plain envelope postmarked 'Portsmouth Welcomes Alec Rose 4th July 1968', signed to the front by Rose, 'Yacht "Lively Lady" Round-the-World 1967-68'. Enclosed is a signed handwritten note from Rose replying to the request for his signature. VG
Estimate: £18/25
Hammer price: £12
Rose was knighted in 1968 on completing his single-handed circumnavigation of the globe
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Chocolat Meurisse. Full set of six numbered French trade cards c. 1910 depicting colour scenes of various sports including Hockey, Lawn Tennis, Polo, Golf, Croquet, Lawn Tennis and Football. Sold with a similar colour card for 'Era Margarine', (Belgium?), series no. 66/3, Golf. Each measures 4.24"x2.75". Rare. Very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £150
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Olympics London 2012. Official album comprising a complete set of sixty three first day covers featuring stamps issued to commemorate each winner of a gold medal by Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Each cover is franked 'London 2012, Olympic Park, London E20' and the date the medal was won. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
In the 2012 Olympics, Team GB achieved a total of 29 gold medals, and 34 in the Paralympics
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Athletics. 'Twin Tracks'. Roger Bannister. London 2014. Signed to the title page by Bannister. Good dustwrapper. Sold with 'Seventy Years of BBC Sport', London 1999. Boldly signed to the title and facing pages by attendees of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Dinner 2006. Signatures include Mike Tindall, Zara Philiips, Gareth Chilcott, Richard Hill etc. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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Rowing. 1930s-1950s. A good selection of sixteen original mono photographs, including press and candid style images, some cuttings, depicting crews on the water, celebrating victories etc. Crews featured include Cambridge University winning the Varsity boat race (1930s?), Cirencester Boat Club. Events include the Henley Regatta 1950s and The Boat Race. Photo agencies include Fox Photos London, Photopress, George Bush, Gillman & Co. etc. Sold with a small selection of members' and competitors' swing badges, Henley Regatta programmes, 'Instructions in Rowing' by Desmond Hill 1963 etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £25
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Horse racing autobiographies. Four hardback titles with very good dustwrappers, each signed by the author. Titles are 'Mince Pie for Starters', John Oaksey 2003, 'Frankie', Frankie Dettori 2004, 'Lester's Derby', Lester Piggott 2004, 'My Colourful Life. From Red to Amber', Ginger McCain 2005. Also 'Seabiscuit. The Making of a Legend', Laura Hillenbrand 2001, signed to label by the author. Qty 5. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28

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