Auction of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks, Cricket, Football and Sporting Memorabilia

Saturday & Sunday, 14th & 15th May 2016.

Cricket, Football and Sporting Memorabilia on Sunday 15th May

Including Part Four of the Cricket Collection of the late
Maurice Blunden, club cricketer, Sussex cricket lover
and avid collector of cricketana.

Lot 874 Lot 874 Lot 874

Lot 874. Australia v England 1932/33. Victor York Richardson. South Australia & Australia 1918-1938. Australian green cloth Test cap with wired and embroidered Australian emblem to front with 'Australia' in scroll and wired '1932-3' below. The cap, by Farmer's of Sydney, with label inside with name handwritten 'V. Richardson' to label in black ink in Richardson's hand. A very rare 'Bodyline' cap.
Estimate £12,000/18,000
Hammer price £21,000

Lot 829

Lot 829. Doulton Lambeth lemonade jug and two beakers, the jug with six moulded relief vignettes of cricketers, 1881. Formerly the property of G.O. Allen, (Middlesex & England 1921-1950). From a large and extensive collection of ceramics being sold in this auction.
Estimate £1000/1500
Hammer price £950

Lot 526

Lot 526. John Briggs. Lancashire & England 1879-1900. Large, elaborate and decorative medal, complete with ribbon, awarded to Briggs with inscription to back 'Presented by Councillor A.E. Beaumont to J. Briggs on behalf of R.J. Sanders, as being premier all round cricketer of the L.C.C. 29th Jan[uary] 1891'. From a small collection of rare items relating to Johnny Briggs.
Estimate £300/500
Hammer price £2700

Lot 694

Lot 694. Victor Thomas Trumper. New South Wales & Australia 1894-1914. Excellent sepia cabinet card photograph of Trumper, full length, wearing Australian cap and in batting pose at the wicket. Signed by Trumper.
Estimate £800/1200
Hammer price £1400

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