Auction of Cricket and Sporting Memorabilia
to held on Saturday & Sunday 1st & 2nd November 2014

Knights are delighted to offer a preview of their forthcoming specialist auction of cricket memorabilia to be held on the 1st & 2nd November at Leicester. Over 1100 lots:-

Lot 603 All England v Canterbury, February 1864

Lot 603. 'All England v Canterbury, February 1864'. Robert Crispin Tinley. Nottinghamshire & England 1847-1869. Original 'Duke' cricket ball with shield shaped silver plaque to ball inscribed 'All England v Canterbury. Presented by S. Jones, To R.C. Tinley. The Best Bowler, February 1864'. A very early and unique item from the dawn of Test cricket.
Estimate £1500/2500

Lots 593 and 594 David Boon Cap
Lots 593 and 594 David Boon Cap and Sweater

Lots 593 and 594. David Boon. Tasmania, Durham & Australia 1978-1999. Australian dark green cloth test cap and sweater worn by Boon during his career. The cap, by Albion C&D, embroidered with the Australia emblem to front.
Estimates £1800/2500 and £250/350

Lot 888 Warwick Armstrong

Lot 888. Warwick Windridge Armstrong. Victoria & Australia 1898-1921. Original Chevallier Tayler colour lithograph depicting Armstrong in batting pose by Albert Chevallier Tayler 1905. The lithograph has been beautifully signed by Armstrong to lower border of the lithograph 'Yours sincerely Warwick W. Armstrong'. Rare in this signed form.
Estimate £300/400

Lot 212 Victor Trumper

Lot 212. Victor Trumper. Sepia gelatin silver print portrait cameo photograph of Trumper in batting stance with facsimile signature of Trumper to centre. The borders are signed in ink by members of 'The Rest' team who played New South Wales in Victor Trumper's Testimonial match played in February 1913. Eleven signatures, Clem Hill (Cpt), Mayne, Cody, Moyes, Ransford, Warwick Armstrong, Matthews, Ryder, Crawford, Campbell and Whitty. Excellent condition. A rare signed item from this Testimonial game.
Estimate £1500/2500

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Gordon Phillips, Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2003

Knights are internationally recognised as one of the leading specialist auctioneers of sporting memorabilia, with a database of customers worldwide, and have achieved excellent prices on our sales of sporting memorabilia over the last fourteen years since our conception in 1993.

We hold three major auctions of sporting memorabilia each year specialising in cricket, football, rugby union, rugby league, olympic games, boxing and other sporting memorabilia.

Following highly successful sales of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack within our sporting auctions we now conduct two annual specialist sales of the Almanack every year, in April and September. Please see our sister website for full details.

We are based in north Norfolk but hold our auctions at the Premier Inn, Fosse Park, Leicester ­South West, a more central location, with easy motorway access. We have also had two auctions in Melbourne, Australia (1996 and 1998).

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