Boxing

Philip Henry Lundgren 1940-2015. Boxer. Rome Olympic Games 1960. Phil Lundgren was chosen to be a member of the British team for the 1960 Olympic Games after becoming a surprise winner of the ABA Championships earlier in the year. He defeated a Sudanese opponent, Sayed Abdel Gadir, in the first round of thirty two before losing to eventual bronze medallist Jorma Limmonen via a split decision in the round of sixteen. Francesco Musso won the Oylmpic Gold medal in the Featherweight event. Lundgren switched to the professional ranks in 1961 and was to campaign as a pro until 1967. He had no more than moderate success as a professional and, although he won South of England titles at featherweight and lightweight, his career ended with 13 losses in a 34 fight career. Lundgren maintained his connection with the sport by serving as a long-time Chairman of the South of England area council and was a Steward of the British Boxing Board of Control

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Philip Henry Lundgren 1940-2015. Boxer. Rome Olympic Games 1960. A selection of boxing ephemera formerly the property of Lundgren including press photographs of Lundgren in boxing pose, signing a contract and also some of his opponents including signed and dedicated press photographs to Lundgren from Freddie Mills and Henry Cooper, a small selection of official programmes when he was boxing professionally 1962-1965, boxing books, some signed and dedicated including Billy Walker, Dave 'Boy' Green, Terry Spinks etc, various boxing dinner menus and brochures, some with signatures including Howard Winstone, Frankie Taylor, Billy Williams, Roy Francis etc, twenty five modern boxing programmes including Hatton v Branco 2010, Khan v St Clair 2008, McDermott v Fury 2009, Maccarinelli v Haye 2008, Hatton v Oliveira 2004 etc, three key rings celebrating the Centenary of the Lonsdale belt 1999, a quantity of Boxing News magazines 2000's etc. Good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £95
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Philip Henry Lundgren 1940-2015. Boxer. Rome Olympic Games 1960. An official Great Britain blazer worn by Lundgren during the Olympic games held from the 25th August to 11th September 1960 in Rome. The navy blue blazer, by Simpson of London, with beautifully embroidered Union Jack flag to centre with the title 'Great Britain' and five Olympic rings above in various colours, and below the wording '1960. Boxing'. Silver metal blazer buttons with five Olympic rings and 'Great Britain' to each to front and sleeves. Very good condition. Olympic blazers not often seen...
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £220
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Boxing, hunting and horse racing prints and photographs. A good selection of framed and glazed engravings, prints, photographs and cigarette cards. Boxing subjects include James 'Deaf' Burke. A large original engraving by Charles Hunt of 'Deaf Burke' from the original by Henry Hoppner Meyer, printed by Henry Meyer, published by J. Moore, London, 24th February 1849. The print measures approx. 16.5"x20". Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 20.5"x26.5", glass cracked. Early original photograph of a black boxer, identity and photographer unknown. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 14"x17". Four mono prints from original pencil illustrations by Stephen Khamis of Mohammad Ali, Lennox Lewis, Chris Eubank etc. A large mono press photograph of Ali knocking out Sonny Liston in the first round of their 1965 bout, and a large mono photograph on canvas of boxers in action, five framed reproductions of early boxing scenes etc. Also W.A. & A.C. Churchman cigarette cards, 'Boxing Personalities', full set of fifty, framed and glazed. Sold with two original hand coloured hunting scenes by J. Thornley, 'Going to the Meet' and 'Thinning the Field', both published by Arthur Ackermann, London 1902. Both framed and glazed, each 15"x15", and three small colour reproductions of 19th century race horses. Qty 19. All formerly the property of Lundgren. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
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Boxing photographs c1949. Three original mono press photographs, one of French boxer Marcel Cerdan in training action, world middleweight champion 1948, dated 26th March 1949. The others of Americans Lee Savold, heavyweight, undated, and Baby Day, middleweight, dated 28th November 1949. Each photograph measures approx. 8.5"x6.5" with corners trimmed, laid to boards with handwritten captions laid down below. Some faults, only fair condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
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William Abednego "Bendigo" Thompson and George Fryer. '"Bendigo" in 1839'. Early original promotional card with printed title and caption, 'One of the most Scientific Boxers who ever lived. Taken from the Original Copy, in possession of the Publisher'. Advertising to verso. Printed by Ishmael Wilson, Nottingham, December 1887. 4.5"x6". Very good condition. Sold with a leaflet, 'To the Cherished Memory of George Fryer, Ex-Amateur Heavy Weight Champion of England' with printed engraving of Fryer in boxing pose and biographical details below. 9"x14" with splitting to folds. Loosely contained within the wrappers of a booklet titled 'Wilson's Portrait & Battles of Bendigo, Champion of England, also the Career, Battles Portrait & Death of Geo. Fryer'. All in fragile condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £62
'Bendigo' was a Nottingham born bare-knuckle boxer who won the heavyweight championship of England in 1839. In a career spanning eighteen years he lost only one fight. In later years he became a Methodist evangelist.

Also born in Nottingham, George Fryer was amateur heavyweight champion of England, and fought in four professional bouts in Philadelphia in 1885. He died in 1895 aged 35 in Nottingham
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Pre-war boxing programmes. Five original boxing programmes for contests held in London 1934-1937. Includes three bouts held at the Royal Albert Hall featuring Jack Petersen v George Cook, 17th December 1934, Jack (Kid) Berg v Gustave Humery, 1st April 1935, and George Cook v Pancho Villar, 4th June 1935. Also Jack Doyle v Alf Robinson, Empire Pool, Wembley 19th January 1937, rusting to staples, some wear, overall in good condition, and 'Tiny' Bostock v Tut Whalley, Port Vale Football ground, 14th May 1938, lacking front wrapper, pages detached, old tape repairs. Sold with an original copy of 'Boxing News' dated 27th May 1966 featuring an image of a bloodied Henry Cooper following his defeat to Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali). G. Qty 6
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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Jack Petersen v Walter Neusel 1937. Official programme for the International Heavy-weight Contest held at Harringay Arena, 1st February 1937. Soiling to wrappers, rusting to staples, centre pages detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Neusel stopped Petersen in the tenth round of the fifteen round bout
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Tommy Farr v Max Baer and Peter Sarron v Harry Mizler 1937. Official programme for the contest held at Harringay Arena, 15th April 1937. Soiling to wrappers, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Tommy Farr and Petey Saffron won their respective bouts on points
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Boxing programmes 1954-1972. Seven official programmes. Contests are Gordon Hazell v Johnny Sullivan, Harringay Arena 14th September 1954, Eric Marsden v Dai Dower, Harringay Arena 8th February 1955, Don Cockell v Nino Valdes, White City 13th September 1955, Brian Curvis v Rino Borra, Royal Albert Hall 31st January 1961, Paul Pender v Terry Downes, Empire Pool, Wembley 11th July 1961, Eduardo Corletti v Johnny Prescott, Royal Albert Hall 17th October 1967, and Chris Finnegan v Jan Lubbers, Royal Albert Hall 6th June 1972. Sold with 'Tense Moments', Vol. 1, issue 1, June 1952, published by the Professional Boxers Association. Odd faults and annotations, overall in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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World Heavyweight Championships 1971-1976. Five official programmes for boxing contests shown live on closed circuit television including three presented by 'Viewsport'. Programmes are Joe Frazier v Muhammad Ali, Madison Square Garden, New York 8th March 1971, World Heavyweight Championship. Muhammad Ali v Joe Bugner, Merdeka Stadium, Kuala Lumpur 30th June 1975. Muhammad Ali v Ken Norton, Yankee Stadium, New York 28th September 1976. Also Joe Frazier v George Foreman, Jamaica 22nd January 1973, promoted by Jack Solomons, and Larry Holmes v Gerry Cooney, Las Vegas, 11th June 1982, presented by 'Larger Than Life Theatrevision'. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £45
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'The Fight'. Muhammad Ali v Ken Norton 1973. Official programme for the World Heavyweight Championship fight held in San Diego on the 31st March 1973. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
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Boxing autographs 1920s-1960s. Zip-up autograph album containing an excellent selection of twenty nine signatures, the majority of British and American boxing champions for the period. The signatures are signed individually to one side of a page with one exception signed back-to-back. Signatures include Tony Doyle, Mac Foster, Alonzo Johnson, Frank Harvey, Cyclone Kelly, Johnny Cooke, Gordon McAteer, Peter Kane, Paul Schaeffer, Wally Thom, Jack Powell, Alf Paolozzi, Henry Hall, Terry Downes, Terry Spinks, Ronnie Clayton, Johnny Sullivan, Les McAteer etc. Ex Derek Hurst collection. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
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Boxing autographs and letters c1920s-1960s. A selection of signed letters, postcards, two small autograph albums etc., relating to boxers of the period. Signatures include Peter Kane, Harry Mason, Ernie Roderick, Fred Charlton, Tony Olson, Wally Thom etc., also two postcards of Tom Benson and Bob Fielding, the Benson postcard signed. The majority of letters dated 1970s. Includes a copy of 'Boxing News Annual and Record Book 1948'. Ex Derek Hurst collection. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £75

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