Auction of Cricket, Football
and Sporting Memorabilia
held on Saturday 21st
and Sunday 22nd June 2014

Lot 732 S.G. Barnes cap
Lot 732 S.G. Barnes cap

Lot 732. Sidney George Barnes. New South Wales & Australia 1936-1953. Australian dark green cloth test cap worn by Barnes during the famous series against England in 1948. The cap, by Farmers of Sydney, embroidered with the Australia emblem and below '1948'. A very rare cap from a iconic Test series.
Hammer price £7000

Lot 192 Australians 1899

Lot 192. 'The Australian Cricket Team in Year 1899'. A large card page taken from an autograph album signed in ink by all fourteen of the Australian touring team to England. The signatures are on two small paper sheets laid down neatly to the card page. An excellent complete collection of signatures from this early Australian tour. Very rare.
Hammer price £2800

Lot 23 Early Lord's Handbill

Lot 23. 'Cricket. A Grand Match will be played in Lord's Cricket Ground. St. Mary-Le-Bone....'. Original and very early handbill for the Gentlemen of the Marylebone Club, with Beldam, Lambert and H. Bentley, against Eleven of all England match played at the Lord's Old Ground at Dorset Fields on the 13th to 16th June 1809, printed by Craft, Printer of Wells Street, Oxford Street, London. A rare handbill for the match played at The Old Ground on Dorset Fields (first ground) and one of the earliest Lord's handbill's recorded and to be sold at auction.
Hammer price £2800

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