Football Books, Post, Trade & Collectors Cards

Lot 1330:
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Brighton & Hove Albion 1910/11. Original sepia real photograph postcard of the crowd in the stand for the Southern League first division match, Brighton & Hove Albion v Coventry City, Hove, 11th February 1911. Printed title and result to lower portion of the image. Photo by Wiles of Hove. Postally unused. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £140
Brighton beat Coventry 2-1
Lot 1331:
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Aston Villa F.C. c1905. Original colour 'Valentine's Series' postcard with a graphic art depiction of a player in Aston Villa colours, 'Aston Villa' title with 'Ground- Witton Rd. Aston, Birmingham' below, and the claret and blue colours to background. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1332:
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Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur. Mono real photograph postcard of action from the F.A. Cup Quarter-final match played at The Dell, 28th February 1948. Depicted is Spurs goalkeeper catching the ball with Bill Nicholson and others in the background. Regent Studios, Southampton. Postally unused. Excellent condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £170
Spurs beat Southampton 1-0, losing to Blackpool in the semi-final. Alf Ramsey started the match for Southampton before transferring to Spurs in 1949
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Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur. Mono real photograph postcard of action from the F.A. Cup Quarter-final match played at The Dell, 28th February 1948. Depicted is Ted Bates of Southampton missing an attempted close-range header. Regent Studios, Southampton. Postally unused. Excellent condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £170
Spurs beat Southampton 1-0, losing to Blackpool in the semi-final
Lot 1334:
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Dennis Bond. Watford, Tottenham Hotspur and Charlton Athletic. Mono real photograph plain back postcard of Bond, head and shoulders with arms folded. Signed in black ink to the photograph by Bond. Publisher unknown. Excellent condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Bond joined Spurs from Watford in 1967 for £30,000, a club record fee for Watford
Lot 1335:
Lot 1335
'Sunderland Cup Team 1912-13'. Mono real photograph postcard of a montage of eleven members of the Sunderland F.A. Cup team, each player depicted full length in the style of cigarette cards. Published by Arthur Hackett of Newcastle. Postally used, date stamped 16th May 1913. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Sunderland lost to Aston Villa 1-0 in the final played at Crystal Palace
Lot 1336:
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Henry Martin. Sunderland, Nottingham Forest & England. Sepia real photograph postcard of Martin, head and shoulders in formal attire. Van Ralty Studios, Manchester. Postally unused. Rare. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Martin was a member of the Sunderland team who won the Football League and reached the F.A. Cup final in 1912/13. In 1914 he made his one appearance for England in a 3-0 defeat to Ireland
Lot 1337:
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'B&H [Brighton & Hove] Albion Cup-Tie Team 1924. Brighton v Barnsley'. Sepia real photograph postcard with head and shoulder cameo images of the eleven members of the Brighton team for the F.A. Cup first round replay played at Brighton, 16th January 1924. The postcard by Brighton Camera Exchange. Postally unused. Small adhesive mark to verso, slight staining, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Having drawn the original match at Barnsley 0-0, Brighton won the replay 1-0
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'Reading F.C. Players 1919-1920'. Sepia real photograph postcard of fourteen head and shoulders images of players in cameo. Published by P.O. Collier of Reading. Postally unused. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1339:
Lot 1339
'Wolverhampton Wanderers. The English Cup Team 1908'. Colour chromolithographic postcard of eleven members of the team in cameo with title and player's name printed below each image, the players' jerseys depicted in the team colours of black and gold. The "Wulfruna" Series, Geo. E. Lee, Wolverhampton. Postally unused. Excellent condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Wolves won the 1907/08 F.A. Cup for the second time, beating Newcastle United 3-1 in the final played at Crystal Palace
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'Aston Villa F.C. 1912-13'. Original mono postcard of the Aston Villa playing staff seated and standing in rows wearing football attire. Published by Shakespeare Press, Birmingham. Postally unused. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
In the 1912/13 season Aston Villa won the F.A. Cup and were runners up in the Football League
Lot 1341:
Lot 1341
'Portsmouth v Fulham' 1906. Sepia real photograph postcard of the captains, A. Buick and Fryer, shaking hands at the start of the match. Photograph by 'Cribb'. Postally unused. Excellent condition. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
Both teams were playing in the South League Division One in 1906/07. Fulham finished champions for the second consecutive season and were elected to the Football League
Lot 1342:
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Football trade cards. Three letter cards in original envelopes issued by Sporting Mirror Publications c.1947. Series No. 4 'Twelve Famous Soccer Stars' in green envelope, Series No. 10 'Six Famous Football Stars (In Action)' in yellow envelope, and Series No. 11 'Twelve Famous Soccer Stars' in pink envelope'. Each envelope incorporates a printed insert of notable players of the period. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1343:
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'The Spirit of Chelsea'. Edited by Neil Barnett. Sirdar Press c1998. Large cloth bound limited edition book with affixed official club certificates signed by Ron Harris, Peter Bonetti and Peter Osgood. Limited edition of 275. Contained in cloth bound slip case. Stain to slipcase, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1344:
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'Association Football and How To Play It'. John Cameron. Health & Strength Ltd., London 1908. Original decorative cloth boards. Internal hinges broken with some further breaking to page block, soling to boards
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1345:
Lot 1345
'Answers' Football annuals 1930s. Six titles in original decorative paper wrappers. 'Answers Football Annual' 1931/32-1934/35, 'The Answers Book of Football' 1933/34, and 'Answers Football Handbook' 1936/37. Wrappers detached and worn for the 'Book of Football' issue, some soiling to the wrappers of the 1931/32 Annual, other odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1346:
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Topical Times. 'Panel Portraits Album of Star Footballers' c1936. Original album complete with twenty six large colour (14) and mono (12) photographs, all loose mounted, with a further twenty seven colour (2) and mono (25) loose cards. Some wear and nicks to album covers, the cards in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1347:
Lot 1347
Football histories and biographies 1950s onwards. Box comprising twenty one titles, the majority hardbacks with dustwrappers. Titles include 'Association Football'. Volumes I-IV, edited by A.H. Fabian and Geoffrey Green. Caxton Publishing Limited. London 1960. Two Arsenal histories, Histories of Arsenal F.C., 'Gunners on the Target', Geoffrey Mowbray, London 1961, and 'Forward Arsenal', Bernard Joy, London 1952. Biographies include 'Passed to You' Charlie Tully 1958, 'Cliff Bastin Remembers' 1950. Later subjects include George Best, Bobby Charlton, Duncan Edwards etc. Faults to some dustwrappers. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1348:
Lot 1348
Football and sporting annuals 1934-1987. Box comprising twenty four individual annuals including 'Littlewoods Football Annual' 1934/35, 1935/36, 1936/37, 'Vernons Sport Summary' 1935/36, 1936/37, 'Empire News Football Annual' 1937/8, 'Athletic News Football Annual' 1945/46, 'Sunday Empire News Football Annual 1946/47, 1947/48, 1950/51, 'Findon's Football Handbook' 1946/47, 1947/48, 1948/49, 'Racing & Football Outlook's Football Annual' 1957/58 etc. Some faults, overall in good condition. Also a run of twenty four issues of the 'News of the World Football Annual' 1963/64-1986/87. Each issue uniformly bound in black cloth with gilt title to spine, original wrappers retained. The 1972/73 and 1973/74 editions with broken page blocks, others in good/ very good condition. Qty 48
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
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'The Legends of Nottingham Forest'. Dave Bracegirdle. Breedon Books 2007. Signed by the author and approx. one hundred and fifty players and managers from the 1940s onwards, with signatures to the inside covers, endpapers, title pages, and to player profile pages, signed either to the pages, on pieces laid down, some to photographs laid down, with the odd additional page taped in. Early and notable signatures include Addison, Ardron, Barnwell, Bowyer, Burkitt, Burnes, Carey, B. Clough, N. Clough, Dwight, Francis, Gager, Gemmill, Hennessey, Keane, Lloyd, McGovern, McKenzie, O'Neill, Pearce, Robertson, Sheringham, Shilton, Storey-Moore, Taylor, Thomson, B. Walker, Whare, Whitefoot, Wignall, Woodcock etc. Some signed in later years, the odd earlier signature appears to be photocopied. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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Nottingham Forest F.C. 'The Forest Who's Who'. Tony Matthews. Cradley Heath 2004. Profusely signed throughout by approximately five hundred players and managers, signed to the player profiles, and to inside covers, endpapers, and to additional pages bound in to front and back, the majority signed to pages, some on pieces laid down, cuttings etc., with the odd facsimile signature. Signatures cover the period from 1940s to season 2014/15. Early and notable signatures include Addison, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Baker, Barks, Birtles, F. Clark, J. Clarke, Collymore, Francis, Gager, Gaynor, Gemmill, Graham, Hartford, Keane, Leverton, Lishman, McKenzie, Morley, Newton, O'Neill, Ottewell, Pleat, J. Robertson, Sheringham, Shilton, Storey-Moore, H. Walker, Woodcock etc. Odd duplication of signature. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1351:
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Robert McCracken. Crystal Palace 1920-1926. Sepia real photograph postcard of McCracken wearing Palace shirt in cameo with name printed beneath. Signed and dated (12/11/21) below the image by McCracken, but sadly now fading, though legible. Postcard by T.H. Everett Studios of Crystal Palace. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Robert McCraken, also known as Roy McCracken, was a Crystal Palace and Northern International who played as a defender or as a wing half
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George Irwin. Crystal Palace 1921-1922. Sepia real photograph postcard of Irwin wearing Palace shirt in cameo with name printed beneath. Signed below the image by Irwin, but sadly now fading, though legible. Postcard by T.H. Everett Studios of Crystal Palace. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Irwin signed for Crystal Palace in 1921, as understudy to Jack Alderson. After two seasons and making 17 appearances for Palace he moved on to Reading
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Philip William Bates. Crystal Palace 1919-1921. Sepia real photograph postcard of Bates wearing Palace shirt in cameo with name printed beneath. Signed below the image by Bates, but sadly now fading, though legible. Postcard by T.H. Everett Studios of Crystal Palace. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Phil Bates played as a centre half and made 66 appearances for Palace scoring 3 goals
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Ephraim 'Ernie' Rhodes. Crystal Palace 1913-1923. Sepia real photograph postcard of Rhodes wearing Palace shirt in cameo with name printed beneath. Signed below the image by Rhodes, but sadly now fading, though legible. Postcard by T.H. Everett Studios of Crystal Palace. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Ernie Rhodes played in both the Southern League and the Football League for Crystal Palace as a left back. He made 142 appearances scoring one goals
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James Collier. Crystal Palace 1920-1921. Sepia real photograph postcard of Collier wearing Palace shirt in cameo with name printed beneath. Signed below the image by Collier but sadly now fading, though legible. Postcard by T.H. Everett Studios of Crystal Palace. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
James Collier made one appearance for Palace in 1920
Lot 1356:
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Norman Waite. Crystal Palace 1921-1923. Sepia real photograph postcard of Waite wearing Palace shirt in cameo. Signed and dated (11-3-22) below the image by Waite but sadly now fading, though legible. Postcard by T.H. Everett Studios of Crystal Palace. Horizontal crease to card otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Norman Waite played sixteen times for Palace scoring three goals
Lot 1357:
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H.T. King. Crystal Palace circa 1920's. Sepia real photograph postcard of King wearing Palace shirt in cameo. Signed below the image by King but sadly now fading, though legible. Postcard by T.H. Everett Studios of Crystal Palace. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
It does not appear that H.T. King ever made a first team appearance for Palace

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