Auction of Cricket and Sporting Memorabilia
held on Saturday & Sunday
21st & 22nd February 2015

Lot 671 Cricket Annual: Noted Australian Cricketers

Lot 671. 'Cricket Annual: Noted Australian Cricketers'. Clarence Moody. Adelaide 1898. The six original monthly issues, Parts no.1 to no.6. Each with original wrappers. Rare in this individual issue form.
Estimate £500/700
Hammer price £950

The Australians 1896

Lot 837. The Australians 1896. Original large sepia photograph of the Australian team who played Lord Sheffield's Eleven at Sheffield Park, near Uckfield, East Sussex on the 11-13th May 1896, standing and seated, in rows wearing Australian blazers, caps and cricket attire. Rare.
Estimates £500/800
Hammer price £950

Lot 555 Arthur Wellard 1902-1980

Lot 555. 'Arthur Wellard 1902-1980. (Somerset, England and Gaieties)'. Harold Pinter. Privately published by the author 1981. 11 pages, frontispiece team portrait of the Gaities C.C. including Wellard, original stiffened card wrappers, 8vo. This copy of this scarce booklet is accompanied by a one page handwritten letter, on '52 Campden Hill Square, London' headed paper, dated April 26th 1981 from Harold Pinter to Mrs Wellard. A rare booklet with accompanying letter from Pinter.
Estimate £1500/2500
Hammer price £2500

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