Sporting Ephemera

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Sport at Eton College 1890-1894. An nice selection of eight original mono photographs, originally taken from an album, depicting sporting activities at Eton College for the period. Images include the wall game in progress on a wintry St. Andrew's Day 1890, with large crowds looking on and the college buildings in the background. Players preparing to take part in the Eton wall game with pupils wearing top hats spectating seated along the top of the wall, St. Andrews Day 1892 and 1893. The football eleven seated and standing in rows 1891. The coxed four rowing team in action on the river in 1894 with a further formal photograph of the team seated and standing with a silver trophy. Two formal house[?] photographs of groups in formal school attire with trophies to the centre, dated 1893 and 1894. Each photograph measures 11.5"x9", laid back to back to slightly larger album pages with neat hand printed captions to borders. Photographer unknown. Some age toning, overall in very good condition. Good images
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £800
The Eton Wall Game, traditionally played on St. Andrew's Day and Ascension Day, was first played in 1766
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'Olympia' Victorian combined photograph album and musical box c1890. Designed by W.H.S. Thompson, H. Bunnett and others, made in Germany. The heavy leather bound album with padded boards embossed to the front with a tennis scene to the centre, with other sporting equipment below, all enclosed within an arborial border. The internal pages comprise fourteen card leaves, thirteen with empty cut-out window frames for photographs. Each page features an attractive colour chromolithograph depicting sporting scenes including tennis, cricket, rugby, golf, bowls, fishing, sailing, deer stalking, baseball, curling, rowing, diving, cycling, polo, horse racing, archery, fox hunting etc. Set in to the rear of the book is a working comb and cylinder musical box with winding key. Light wear to the boards with some loss to the spine and age toning internally, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
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East German sporting ephemera 1960s. An interesting and unusual selection of programmes, brochures, medals etc. relating to cycling and athletics in the D.D.R. (East Germany) in the 1960s. Contents comprise a run of fourteen programmes and brochures for the cycling 'Friedensfahrt' ('Peace Race') held in the 1960s, and other cycling related publications for the period including 'Sport Im Bild', 'Rakete' etc. Athletics items include three metal pin badges attached to the original card holder issued to 'Annelies Musial', two medals issued for the 'Jugendspartakiade' 1967 etc. Also East German brochures for the Rome 1960 and Tokyo Olympics 1964, athletics meetings held at Berlin, Leipzig etc. Some faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
The 'Peace Race' was a cycling race staged in Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and Poland. Known as the 'Tour de France of the East', it was first held in 1948 and ran until 2006
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Olympics. '1900 Paris Exposition. Guide Pratique Du Visiteur De Paris et De L'Exposition'. Published by La Librairie, Hachette & Co., Paris 1900. Comprehensive original guide book comprising 484 plus xxiv pages covering the events and national pavilions on display at the Expo. Pages 376-382 feature the sporting events organised as the 2nd Olympiad. Original hard back edition with decorative red cloth covers and tooled titles and emblem. Includes the original paper wrapper featuring the beautiful colour lithograph of Marianne, Goddess of Liberty. Minor staining and rubbing to cloth covers, slight bowing, age toning to pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Proposed by Pierre de Coubertin, the 1900 Olympic Games were held as part of the Paris Exposition and comprised nineteen different sports. Most of the winners did not receive medals but were awarded trophies or cups. Some competitors were not aware they were competing in the Olympic Games, and the guide book does not refer to the sports as being 'Olympic' events
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Athletics. 'Running Recollections and How To Train. Being an Autobiography of A.R. Downer, Champion Sprinter of the World'. Gale & Polden Ltd., first edition, London 1902. Original decorative red cloth covers. Slight breaking to rear internal hinge and to page block. Wear and soiling to boards, otherwise in good condition. Sold with two official Olympic Games programmes, one for Athletics at the Empire Stadium, Wembley, 31st July 1948, the other for Equestrian Sports, Montreal 1976. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Athletics. Jack Lovelock (New Zealand) and Archie San Romani (U.S.A.) 1936. Original mono press photograph of Romani crossing the finishing line ahead of Lovelock in a race over one mile at Palmer Stadium, Princeton, N.J. in 1936. Agency stamp to verso for International News Photos, New York. 10"x8". Some creasing and small tears to lower edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
The result of the race was considered to be an upset as Lovelock had recently won the 1500m at the Berlin Olympics
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Athletics signatures. Black file comprising twenty seven signatures of modern British Olympians, Paralympians etc., the majority signed to magazine cutting images and promotional flyers. Signatures include Jessica Ennis, Lynsey Sharp, Hannah Cockroft, Sam Hynd, Tanni Gray-Thompson, Shelly Rudman, Serita Shone, Dwain Chambers, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Adam Gemili, Sophie Hitchon, Louis Smith, Morgan Lake, Paula Radcliffe, Sarah Storey, Joanna Shand etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
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Olympics. 'The Fourth Olympiad being the Official Report of The Olympic Games of 1908 Celebrated in London'. Theodore Andrea Cook. Published by The British Olympic Council, London 1908. Original hardback in red cloth covers with emblem to front, gilt titles to front and spine. 794pp. Fully illustrated. Possibly an ex-library copy with small stamp scratched off the inside front cover, and light adhesive marks to inside back cover. Slight breaking to front internal hinges and page block, tear to p475/6. Minor soiling to front cover, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £350/450
Hammer price: £130
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Olympics. British Olympic Association official reports 1924-1936. Four official reports for the Olympics held in Paris 1924, Amsterdam 1928, Los Angeles 1932, and Berlin 1936. The 1928 report bound in full leather, gilt to all pages edges. British Olympic Library stamps to inside covers, endpapers and odd page. Lacking spine, wear to board extremities, breaking to internal hinges. The remaining three editions in original stiffened card wrappers in poor condition, each with significant loss and old tape repairs to spines and hinges, and breaking to page blocks, nick to odd page. Some pages detached. The 1936 with bookplate of the British Olympic Association to inside front cover. All pages checked, appear complete with advertising pages
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £100
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Olympics. British Olympic Association official reports 1948-2008. Complete run of sixteen official reports, all in original decorative wrappers with the exception of 1952 and 1956 bound in blue cloth. The 1960 issue is a modern facsimile copy in wire binding. Old tape repair to spine and some loss and wear to the 1948 edition, tape repair to spine of the 1980. Others with some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £250/300
Hammer price: £75
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Athletics. British Empire and Commonwealth Games 1950-2010. Complete run of official England Team reports for the period. The 1954 (Vancouver) report is a facsimile, others all original. Sold with an official programme for the Brisbane games, track and field events, 9th October 1982 (final day), and a souvenir for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games etc. Qty 18. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £250/300
Hammer price: £60
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Rowing. 'King's College [Cambridge] 1st. May Boat 1933'. Two large mono photographs, one of the King's College rowing team seated and standing in rows wearing blazers, the other of the crew on the water. The photographs laid down side by side to photographer's mount, with hand printed decorative title and rowers' names to margins. Between the photographs is a decorative emblem inscribed 'Bumped Ldy. Margt. II'. The photographs by Hills & Saunders of Cambridge each measure 11.5"x9.5", mounted overall 31"x15". Minor soiling to the mount, the photographs in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
The 'May Bumps' or 'May Races' are a series of annual races held on the River Cam. The boats start each race a length and a half apart and any boat which is touched or overtaken by the boat following is said to have been 'bumped'
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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: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
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Signed sporting autobiographies. Eleven hardback titles with good dustwrappers, each signed by the author/ subject. A.P. McCoy (horse racing, signed to label laid down), Lizzie Armistead (cycling), Lawrence Dallaglio, Josh Lewsey, Bill Beaumont (rugby union), Ilie Nastase (tennis), Steve Waugh, Henry Blofeld (cricket), Bob Wilson, Chris Waddle (football), and Murray Walker (motorsport). VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Motor Racing. Graham Hill. Album page nicely signed in ink by Hill with dedication. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
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Fishing. Two fishing reels, an 'Intrepid' 3.5" fly reel by K.P. Morritt Ltd, and a 'Major' 4.5" trotting reel by Mordex Precision Industries of Sheffield. Dates unknown, possibly 1960s/1970s. Both appear to be in working order. Sold with a large collection of approx. two hundred fishing floats of varying shapes and sizes, some with hand painted markings, contained within four wooden float boxes. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
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Fishing. A fine large nineteenth century (c.1885) glass Stourbridge bowl on baluster stem and circular platform foot, wheel engraved with a scene of a gentleman fishing, wearing a top hat. Approx. 9" tall, 8" diameter. Light scratches/ wear to underside of foot, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Horse racing cigarette cards. 'Famous Jockeys' 1936. Gallaher Ltd, London. Full set of forty eight cigarette cards, blue print to verso. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
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Table Tennis. Richard Bergmann. Original mono real photograph postcard with cameos of Bergmann in action and inset with his Royal Air Force service number. Very nicely signed in blue ink by Bergmann to the image. Printed title and record of his world title achievements to lower portion. 'Foto- Munch'. Postally unused. Light crease to one corner, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Richard Bergmann was an Austrian and British international table tennis player, winner of seven World Championships from 1936 to 1950
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Horse racing form guides, biographies and reference books 1940s-1990s. Box comprising twenty seven titles relating to horse racing. Titles include 'The Horseman's Year', edited by W.E. Lyon for 1946/47 and 1950/51. Both hardbacks with dustwrappers with wear and loss. 'Pedigrees of Leading Winners 1947-1953', F.E. Birch, London 1954. 'The Stallion Review' 1969, 1979 and 1986. 'The Stallion Book' for 1986, 1989 (two copies), 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1996. Form guides include 'Ruff's Guide to the Turf and Sporting Life Annual 1959' etc. Biographies include Lester Pigott and Jenny Pitman. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £5
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Baseball. Two red files comprising a good selection of American baseball trade cards. Series include a complete set of Fleer '92 nos. 1-720 in one file. Other series include Fleer/ R.G. Laughlin 'Pioneers of Baseball' 1974 (Qty 28), Milwaukee Brewers 25 Year Commemorative Card Series 1994 (89), and Upper Deck Collector's Choice 1995 (30). Sold with a sealed copy of 'Yankee Stadium Sports Weekly Keepsake Edition' 2008 season, two Chicago Cubs 1996 scorecards, and 'Cubs Quarterly' magazine May-June 1996. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £38
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Early silk ceremonial/ honours caps. Three original silk caps, one in navy blue with silver metal tassel and embroidered detailing with English rose emblem (Yorkshire or Hampshire?) to front and '1897' to peak. Maker unknown. Cream silk cap with silver tassel and detail. Faded maker's label to inside for A.W. Smith, King's Parade, Cambridge. Wear to lining. Brown silk cap with brown fabric tassel. Embroidered initials 'CBS [?]' to front. The cap with no peak. Illegible maker's name to inside label, the lining worn. Recipients and sports not known. Faults to two linings as described, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100

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