Autograph Sheets, Album Pages

Lot 116:
Lot 116
William Gunn and Richard Daft of Nottinghamshire. 'Bought of R. Daft, Midland Counties Cricket & British Sports Warehouse, Lister Gate, Nottingham.... Dealer in every article connected with cricket and British Sports'. Early printed invoice for Richard Daft's sporting business for the sale of one cricket ball, signed by Richard Daft and also by William Gunn who was seventeen at the time and hand dated '1st July 1876'. Light folds, minor nicks to page edge, some ink staining to verso otherwise in good condition. Previously sold at the Bruce French Benefit auction held at Trent Bridge in 1991
Estimate: £80/120
Employed in Richard Daft's shop in Nottingham, Gunn had not much spare time, but, determined to make himself a cricketer, he used to get some practice at unearthly hours in the morning. The well known cricket and sporting business Gunn & Moore, of which Gunn was a co-founder, opened for business in 1885
Lot 117:
Lot 117
Australia. Selection of album pages, paper pieces, and labels, all signed by a former Australian Test player. Fifteen signatures, Don Bradman (2), Keith Miller, Ernie McCormick, H.H. Alexander, Ted a'Beckett, George Tribe, Leo O'Brien, Len Darling, Edward White, Ron Hamence, Bill Brown, Sam Loxton, Ernie Toshack and 'Stork' Hendry. Also a signed mono photograph of D.L. Freeman of New Zealand. A good selection of signatures
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 118:
Lot 118
South Africa. Five cream cards, each signed very nicely in ink by a former South African player, each signature believed to have been signed on the South African 1929 tour of England. Signatures are H.G. Deane, Denys Morkel, Edward Alexander, Arthur Oche and H.G. Owen-Smith. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 119:
Lot 119
South Africa. Selection of twenty four white card, some with image and biography attached, all signed by a former South African Test player. Signatures include B. Mitchell, D, Dyer, O.C. Dawson, D. Nourse, A. Rowan, N. Adcock, J. Lindsay, D. Ovenstone, L. Tucket, H. Tayfield, R. Crisp (2), E. Barlow, M. Procter, B.A. Richards etc. A good selection of signatures
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 120:
Lot 120
Lord Hawke. Yorkshire, Cambridge University & England 1881-1912. Nice signature in ink of Hawke on piece laid down to card. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 121:
Lot 121
Thomas Richardson. Surrey, London County, Somerset & England 1892-1904. Excellent ink signature of Richardson on piece, window mounted below a mono image of Richardson in bowling pose. Framed and glazed, overall 18"x11.5". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 122:
Lot 122
Surrey C.C.C. Over sixty signed post cards, small cards, pages, cuttings and pieces (some laid to card). Signatures in ink include A. Bedser, E. Bedser, Gover, Laker, Subba Row, J. Edrich, Arnold, Roope, M. Stewart, A. Butcher, A. Stewart, M. Butcher, B. Hollioake, Thorpe, Ramprakash, Bicknell, Ormond etc. Some duplication. G
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 123:
Lot 123
County signatures. Red album comprising over fifty signatures, the majority signed to plain cards, some cards with photographs laid down. Earlier signatures include Willie Watson (Yorkshire), Jim Laker, Alec Bedser (Surrey). The majority of later signatures are mainly Middlesex cricketers including Mike Gatting, Simon Hughes, John Emburey, Angus Fraser, Paul Downton, Graham Barlow, Wilf Slack, Phil Edmonds, Norman Cowans etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 124:
Lot 124
Nottinghamshire C.C.C. Two signatures of Harold Larwood in ink, and W.W. 'Dodger' Whysall in pencil, each on piece laid to white paper. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 125:
Lot 125
Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex & Kent. Four signatures in ink of M.J.C. Allom (Surrey), A.E.R. Gilligan (Sussex), G.T.S. Stevens (Middlesex) and A.P.F. Chapman (Kent), each on piece laid to white paper. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 126:
Lot 126
New Zealand. Four signatures in ink on pieces of Matt Poore, Tony MacGibbon, Geoff Rabone and Ian Leggatt. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 127:
Lot 127
Australia 1940s-2000s. Forty signatures in ink of Australian Test cricketers. The majority signed individually to card, some on pieces laid down. Signatures include Benaud, Bichel, Alderman, Border, Bright, Brown, Gillespie, Hamence, Hayden, Inverarity, Lawson, McGrath, Toshack, Warne, Harvey etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 128:
Lot 128
England 1920s-1950s. Twelve signatures of England Test cricketers in ink on pieces individually laid to cards. Signatures are G.T.S. Stevens, R.E.S. Wyatt, F.R. Brown, C.J. Barnett, W.H. Levett, E.R.T. Holmes, N.S. Mitchell-Innes, D. Smith, H.D. Read, A.R. Gover, L. Hutton and C. Washbrook. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 129:
Lot 129
India 1960s-2000s. Twenty two signatures of India Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Nawab of Pataudi, Umesh Kulkarni, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, V.V.S. Laxman, Anil Kumble, Dilip Doshi, Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 130:
Lot 130
Pakistan 1950s-2000s. Twenty two signatures of Pakistan Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Intikhab Alam, Naushad Ali, Majid Khan, Nasim-ul-Ghani, Sarfraz Nawaz, Zaheer Abbas, Mushtaq Mohammad, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 131:
Lot 131
South Africa 1920s-2000s. Thirty six signatures of South Africa Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include H.G. Owen-Smith, J.P. Fellowes-Smith, A.H. McKinnon, P. Pollock, S. Pollock, M. Procter, H. Cronje, A. Donald, E. Barlow, C. Rice, J. Kallis, G. Smith, B. Richards, L. Klusener etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 132:
Lot 132
Sri Lanka 1980s-2010s. Fifteen signatures of Sri Lanka Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Dilshan, Vaas, Ranatunga, Jayasuriya, Muralitharan, Dias, Herath, Kaluwitharana etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 133:
Lot 133
West Indies 1950s-2000s. Thirty four signatures of West Indies Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Wes Hall, Lance Gibbs, Frank King, Ron Headley, Vanburn Holder, Brian Lara, Reg Scarlett, Garry Sobers, Desmond Haynes, Gordon Greenidge, Michael Holding, Clive Lloyd, Courtney Walsh etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 134:
Lot 134
Zimbabwe 1990s-2000s. Forty signatures of Zimbabwe Test and One Day International cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Curran, Brandes, Campbell, Fletcher, Goodwin, G. Flower, A. Flower, Mbangwa, Houghton, Olonga, Strang, Streak, Traicos, Viljoen, Wishart etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 135:
Lot 135
New Zealand 1940s-2000s. Fifty signatures of New Zealand Test cricketers in ink individually signed or on pieces laid to cards. Signatures include Cave, Reid, Rabone, Hayes, Mooney, Meale, Pollard, Hayes, C. Cairns, Fleming, Greatbatch, Morrison, Parore, Bracewell, McCullum, Oram, Styris, Vettori, Southee etc. Odd duplicates. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 136:
Lot 136
'The Centurions- Scorers of 100 First-Class Centuries'. Headed book insert by Boundary Books containing the ink signatures of nine players who have achieved the feat. Signatures, nicely signed in ink, by Don Bradman, Glenn Turner, Colin Cowdrey, Tom Graveney, Dennis Amiss, Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Zaheer Abbas and Graham Gooch. 9"x12.5". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 137:
Lot 137
Cricket autograph book 1946-1948. Autograph book comprising some nicely signed pages laid down of County teams, also some individual signatures on pieces, and printed sheets of the India touring party of 1946 and South Africa 1947. Counties include Middlesex, Leicestershire, Hampshire, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Essex, Kent, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Surrey, Yorkshire, Glamorgan, all 1948. Also a nicely signed page of the South African touring party 1947. G
Estimate: £100/150
Lot 138:
Lot 138
Australia Test signatures 1970s-2010s. Forty four signatures on white cards of Australia Test cricketers. Signatures include Hogg, Finch, Pattinson, Kasprovicz, Henriques, Hazelwood, Taylor, Hughes, Gilchrist, Boon, Katich, Law, Voges, T. Chappell, Clarke, Moody, Starc, Fleming etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 139:
Lot 139
England tour of West Indies 2009. Four official match tickets for the abandoned second Test match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua, February 2009. Three tickets are signed by the England captain Andrew Strauss, and one additionally by West Indies captain Chris Gayle. Sold with two wrist bands from the match and a copy of The Daily Observer published in Antigua, 14th February 2009 with a report on the abandonment of the match after only ten deliveries due to the unacceptable condition of the newly laid outfield. Odd faults to the tickets, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
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England and New Zealand 1949. Autograph book with two pages signed in ink, one by ten England players including Mann, Edrich, Hollies, Washbrook, Bailey, Hutton, Compton, Wharton etc. Signatures include Cowie, Scott, Burtt, Cresswell, Hadlee, Sutcliffe, Mooney etc. Another page signed by eight members of the New Zealand touring party for 1949. Also nicely signed in ink to other pages by Herbert Sutcliffe and Abe Waddington. Some pages becoming detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 141:
Lot 141
M.C.C. tour of South Africa 1930-31. Official M.C.C. Christmas card from the tour with 'M.C.C. South Africa 1930/31' and M.C.C. colours to cover. To inside a picture of the team and the wording, 'With Best Christmas Wishes from a Happy Family in South Africa'. Nicely signed by thirteen members of the team in ink. Signatures include Chapman (Captain), Allom, Voce, Hendren, Tate, Hammond, Leyland, White, Wyatt, White, Farrimond, Turnbull etc. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Lot 142:
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Scrapbook of William Archibald Standish (1856-1942). Original and attractively bound scrapbook for the period 1876-1900, comprising theatre programmes, cricket fixture cards, photographs, newspaper cuttings, manuscript for a speech, photographs, letters etc. Fixture cards for teams for whom Standish played include Priory Park 1888, Linden C.C. 1889, Rushey Green C.C. 1890-1894, West Albion C.C. 1879, Catford 1895, 1896 etc. The majority of the cards have been annotated with the results and scores and are loosely inserted. Press cuttings relate to theatre reviews and matches in which Standish played, including one showing Standish scoring 101 for Bushey Green v Colombia in 1893. One cutting shows the averages for Rushey Green for 1893 in which Standish finished sixth in the batting averages which were led by Alec Hearne of Kent with G.G. Hearne third. Also includes four original candid photographs of a match and players, possibly taken on a Club tour. A well presented album of an actor/ entertainer and keen Club cricketer of the period in the south east London area with many unusual and scarce contents. One album page detached, the contents in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Lot 143:
Lot 143
Thomas William Garrett. New South Wales & Australia 1876-1898. Excellent ink signature of Garrett, signed 'T.W. Garrett' and with 'Australian XI 1878' beneath on paper piece, light fold. A rare signature from a member of the first Australian touring party to England. This signature accompanied the letter sent by Garrett, on 'Christie & Berne, Solicitors of Sydney' headed paper, to a Mr Swabey dated October 1931, it is referred to in the contents of the letter and sold as lot 59 in Knights November 2017 auction. A copy of the lot description from the November auction is printed below for customer reference. Very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
One page handwritten letter on 'T.W. Garrett. Christie & Berne, Solicitors of Sydney' headed paper and dated 7th October 1931 to a Mr Swabey with good cricket content, the letter reads '...It is very gratifying to find that I am not altogether forgotten in England. As you say I am to be congratulated on being in good health after so many years- as a matter of fact Jack Blackham and I are the only survivors of the first Australian XI and Jack is still well and just as interested in cricket as the youngest- although he is four years older than me- I enclose an autograph as you request'. Nicely signed 'your sincerely T.W. Garrett'. Light folds otherwise in very good condition. A rare letter from a member of the first Australian touring party to England'. Knights Auction November 2017'.

Tom Garrett is listed as player/cap number four in the list of Australian Test players and played in nineteen Test matches for Australia and toured England on three occasions, 1878, 1882 and 1886. His most successful tour being the 1882 series where he took 118 wickets at 14.35 in first class matches. He played in the first Test match played in Melbourne, Australia in March 1877
Lot 144:
Lot 144
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow ('Crusoe'). Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. Original six page handwritten manuscript in ink by Robertson-Glasgow for 'The Cricketer' magazine's 'Talking at Random' column, dated 'Oct 2 [1964]. Robertson-Glasgow opens with a comparison of village and first class cricket. Recalling his experiences of village cricket matches he writes, 'I delighted in them because they contained very good and very bad temper, honesty and open cheating, and umpires who mingled accuracy with brazen patriotism'. He also relates 'when I bowled a maiden over to Don Bradman in 1930. We hadn't met before and I think the great man suspected me of being about to bowl a leg-break with an off-break action. He soon discovered the truth. No more maidens to Bradman'. He continues by discussing the Test series against Australia and how Denis Compton 'remarked that Test cricketers are "public entertainers". I'm afraid not. In hard fact they are there primarily to hold or win the Ashes'. He also considers the forthcoming tour to South Africa and laments the exclusion of Colin Cowdrey and Tom Graveney, 'By any standards great batsmen and great batsmen are as rare as great poets' and points out that with Graveney aged 37, 'did not Sir Jack Hobbs score 100 of his 197 centuries in First Class cricket after he'd passed his fortieth year?'. He concludes by considering M.C. Lyon of Somerset whom he considers to have been of Test class but was never selected, 'he was a terrific hooker and cutter, but his peculiar glory was the drive, off or straight. Above all he enjoyed the battle'. The article is signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow to the first page, and 'R.C.R-G' to the final page. Some staining to pages, small hole to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 145:
Lot 145
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow ('Crusoe'). Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. 'Look Out, He Shoots'. Original five page handwritten manuscript in ink by Robertson-Glasgow for 'The Cricketer' magazine's 'Talking at Random' column, c1964. Robertson-Glasgow describes in his customary humorous style his memories of 'cricket of boyhood, when some of the players could scarcely see over the top of their single left pad'. Robertson-Glasgow describes how a batsman, having been bowled by a shooter says to the incoming batsman, "Look out, he shoots"... a fluke which may yet recur...'' The second batsman in, having played a series of snicks over the slips, is caught at slip, and as he walks off to be replaced by his captain 'says "Look out, he's bowling for catches at slip"... 'The captain of the fielding team is not having one of his best days. When he crams the off side with fielders, his slow and fast bowlers both bowl to the leg; and when like any observant tactician, he transfers most of his fielders to the leg, his bowlers bowl to the off... The captain advances enjoyably to 75, when he is adjudged L.B.W. to a ball that he has received with his midriff... and while lending his batting-gloves to the incoming Number 5, says "Look out, he's bowling for L.B.W's"... The captain is soon proved wise in his advice, as Number 5, 6 and 7 are all adjudged L.B.W. to the fast bowler by the Visiting Umpire, Number 6 perhaps the most unlucky, as he has been hit on the adam's-apple by a near-wide to leg...'. The article is signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow to the first page, and 'R.C.R-G' to the final page. Small hole to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 146:
Lot 146
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow ('Crusoe'). Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. 'Walter Hammond my Greatest Cricketer'. Original eight page handwritten manuscript in ink by Robertson-Glasgow for 'The Cricketer' magazine's 'Talking at Random' column, c1964 in which he describes his cricketing greats. 'I was about eight years old when I saw my first Greatest Cricketer. He was thirteen and captain of our school eleven... When he grew up he was still good as a cricketer, but he was better as a novelist'. While still at school 'my unseen hero was S.F. Barnes, who was, I suppose, the greatest bowler that the game has yet seen'. Robertson-Glasgow's the all-rounder, Walter Hammond, as '... great as a batsman, more than good as a bowler, incomparable as a slip-fielder... a magician... like a panther with prophetic powers'. Regarding Hammond's bowling, 'It had in it the seeds of greatness, though not always the full bloom'. However, 'Great, then as Hammond's fielding was, anywhere, great as his bowling could be at times, it is as a batsman, and so as an all-rounder, that he joins the immortals... Psychologically, as he approached the wicket, you feel that he was the king and that the other white clad figures on the green were his courtiers'. Robertson-Glasgow concludes the article with a full description of Hammond's batting achievements, 'In 1928 he took with him from Gloucestershire a batting average of 82.46, with 9 centuries, and soon was continuing the show in [the 1929/29 M.C.C. tour to] Australia... 251 in the second Test at Sydney, 200 and 32 in the third, at Melbourne, 119 and 177 in the fourth at Adelaide... four years later, four consecutive Test innings in the Antipodes:- 101 and 75 not out against Australia, 227 and 336 against New Zealand'. The article is signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow to the first page. Small hole to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 147:
Lot 147
Raymond Charles Robertson-Glasgow ('Crusoe'). Oxford University & Somerset 1920-1935. 'Forty Years On'. Original six page handwritten manuscript in ink by Robertson-Glasgow for 'The Cricketer' magazine's 'Talking at Random' column, probably written in 1964 on the passing of the former cricketer and cricket writer, Frank Mann (Middlesex & England 1909-1931). Robertson-Glasgow is comparing the change in style of cricket writing over time. 'I have in front of me a copy of The Cricketer compiled (as near as may be) 40 years ago. A kindlier outlook on out Test cricketers and their performances, or occasional lack of it, seemed then to prevail'. With M.C.C. having lost the first two Test of the 1924/25 Ashes series, Robertson-Glasgow refers to the 'Notes and Comments' article saying, '... any feelings of disappointment over the result of the first two Test matches largely disappear. The most pleasing features in the two games have been the bowling of Tate and the batting of Sutcliffe and Hobbs. Though their magnificent efforts failed to secure victory for England, one feels that the prestige of English cricket is nevertheless re-established'. He also recounts the praise given by the Australian press to the English efforts and performances... Perhaps the praise is at times a little fulsome, but surely many readers today would still prefer the blanket to the scorpion? Anyhow, the modern cult of damnation is hard to bear, for players and readers alike.' He also refers to the anonymity of the writer, 'The Onlooker', 'a pen-name that conceals the identity of a very prominent figure in the game'. He concludes by remembering the recently deceased Frank Mann, 'he was one of my heroes. He was courageous and kind, courteous and witty; with a dignity that was yet born of calmness and humour... As a batsman, he was equally calculating whether in defence or in those sudden and titanic assaults on the bowling'. The article is signed 'R.C. Robertson-Glasgow to the first page, and 'R.C.R-G' to the last page. Small holes to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 148:
Lot 148
Alan Ross. Poet, writer and editor. Original five page handwritten manuscript in ink by Ross in 1964 on the subject of Tom Graveney (Gloucestershire, Worcestershire & England 1948-1970), who 'at the age of 37 [has] been written off [as an England player]'. Ross describes Graveney as one who 'appears to enjoy the game... a symptom, to puritan critics, of lack of guts... [Graveney] has suffered in public estimation from an apparent distaste for the hurly-burly... phrases reflecting on his temperament or on his fighting qualities under pressure have been bandied about... what has never been in dispute is the beauty of Graveney's stroke play, the correctness of his technique, his poise and general assurance... he remains with Wardle the most wasted and neglected of England's post-war cricketers...'. Ross continues by listing Graveney's many county and Test achievements, how he is 'incapable of an ugly stroke... devoid of violence and impetuosity'. He considers how Graveney had changed over ten years, 'Where once there was a faint air of complacency, a disinvolved virtuosity, there is [now] a greater astringency, sterner application...'. Ross also describes how Graveney's inconsistencies were in part due to circumstances, 'But it remains a fact that in his five series against Australia he failed either to clinch his place or fully to impose himself in a fashion commensurate with his gifts... but on the evidence of the present the result is pure loss'. Small holes to centre of each page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Ross was a poet inspired by his experiences in World War II. He became a sports writer for The Observer in 1950, and their cricket correspondent in 1953. Graveney was subsequently reselected to play for England, making his final Test appearance in 1969 when he was banned from Test cricket after making an appearance in a benefit match on a Sunday in the middle of a Test match in which he was playing
Lot 149:
Lot 149
Maxwell Henry Norman "Max" Walker. Victoria & Australia 1968-1982. 'Great Catches Win Matches'. Original nine page handwritten manuscript for an article written by Walker on the subject of the 'Shell Ultra Classic Catches' competition recently introduced by Australia's Channel Nine. Writing during the 1985/86 season, Walker describes how easy it used to be 'that a sideways glance at a good looking bird in a bikini or an untimely chat with an outspoken Pom meant missing the best or only catch of the day!' and how 'That sort of gut wrenching feeling used to be almost as bad as spilling a sitter in front of the lads at fine leg or Bay 13 at the MCG', but how with 'the use of new technology in the form of electronic scoreboards, at both the MCG and the SCG, it's possible to get a second chance, as 30-40,000 light globes merge to create a slow motion replay on their huge matrix screens'. Walker describes the skills of the cameramen, and how the commentators compiled the best catches for the new competition and the first winner, that of Allan Border to dismiss John Wright of New Zealand off Dave Gilbert. Walker also described other great catchers and catches including those by Jeremy Coney of New Zealand, Azharruddin and Kapil Dev of India, Greg Matthews and Steve Waugh of Australia etc. Some folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
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Lot 150
John Michael 'Mike' Brearley. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1961-1983. Three page copy of a manuscript by Brearley with annotations and additions in his own hand. The article was written for David 'Yozz' Hughes' (Lancashire) benefit brochure of 1981. Dated 24th September [1980], at the top of the first page Brearley writes, 'Dear Yozz- Sorry for the delay. I suggest you draw a line between the main article & the nonsense at the end!'. His signature has been cut out of the page. The content of the article is primarily concerning the use of batting helmets and other means of protection, and starts, 'Denis Compton writing in a Centenary Test dinner souvenir programme about going back in to bat against Lindwall and Miller after having five stitches in his eyebrow, says that if helmets had been in vogue at the time he could not have worn one: it would have been "an insult to my manhood"'. The handwritten 'nonsense' at the end of the article relates to the difficulty of setting a field to Hughes, and was included in the published Benefit brochure. G
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 151:
Lot 151
William John 'Bill' Edrich. Middlesex & England 1937-1958. 'Broadcast to India'. Single page handwritten letter to John Arlott at the BBC dated 31 October 1947 with accompanying script for the proposed broadcast to India, requesting a typed copy of it for reference and awaiting further details. The six-page manuscript and the letter are contained in a red slipcase. The text starts: 'I played my first big game for Norfolk, my home county, against the All Indian touring side of 1932 and well do I remember the devastating bowling of Mohammed Nissar and the exhilarating batting of C K Nayudu'. He recalls touring India with Lord Tennyson ten years earlier and the successes of the 1946 Indian tourists particularly Merchant, Mankad, Hazare and Modi but the visitors lacked fast bowlers. He recalls 'Duleep' and the 1946/47 M.C.C. tour to Australia and comments state by state on their players, the cities and grounds and the varying conditions encountered in each state. G
Estimate: £100/150
Edrich played in all five Tests on the first M.C.C. tour following the end of the Second World War. Australia won the series 3-0 with two matches drawn
Lot 152:
Lot 152
Robert 'Bob' Appleyard. Yorkshire & England 1950-1958. A collection of original typed manuscripts with handwritten annotations and notes of a series of articles written by Appleyard for the Daily Express. The articles were written while Appleyard was in hospital from 1952 to 1954 with tuberculosis. Subjects covered include being spotted by, Ernest Holdsworth, chairman of the Yorkshire County selection committee, the frustrations of hospitalisation, the birth of his daughter, his determination to recover and return to playing for Yorkshire, overcoming his illness and gaining his first England cap etc. Accompanying the manuscripts is a collection of letters from admirers, congratulating him on his recovery and grateful for the inspiration given to others, his success in Test cricket, religious faith etc. An excellent personal account of Appleyard's life. Sold with a modern printout of a manuscript for a book which appears to be a history centred around the Bradford League, written by an unknown Australian with Yorkshire connections, sent to Appleyard possibly for his comments. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 153:
Lot 153
Bryan Herbert Valentine. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1927-1948. M.C.C. tour to South Africa 1938/39. 'Timeless' Test series. Official M.C.C. Christmas card with mono team photograph to centre. Inscription in ink, 'Having a marvellous time. This tour is full of fun'. Signed by Valentine. Tape repairs and some wear, generally in fair condition. Sold with a mono press photograph of Valentine, head and shoulders wearing cricket attire and Cambridge University cap, dated 22nd May 1933. 4"x5.25". Some wear, generally good condition
Estimate: £20/30
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West of England cricket archive 1943-1945. Brown album comprising an excellent selection of over seventy original photographs, fixture lists, programmes etc, some of which are signed. Many of the players who took part in matches were first-class and international cricketers. Notable players include T.W. Goddard, F.R. Santall, R.J.O. Meyer, W.R. Hammond, R.T.W. Perks, R. Cristofani, S. Pothecary, T. Barling etc. Original press photographs include the match in progress of West of England v United Service, Clifton College, 20th May 1944 with the impressive backdrop of the College. The West of England team v Lord's XI at Lord's, 8th July 1944, with three others from the match, one of five of the players watching on from the pavilion, another of the match in progress, and one of the brothers B.H. and M.D. Lyon who captained the two sides. West of England team photograph for the match v New Zealand, Worcester, 2nd June 1945. The West of England team walking on to the pitch at Lord's 1945. Signed photographs include F.H. Vigar (Essex) in batting pose, a candid photograph of Harold Gimblett dated 30th July 1945, Arthur Fagg (Kent & England) etc. Scorecards include South v North, Gloucester, 27th-28th July 1943, nicely signed in ink by twenty two players. Signatures include Fagg, R.E.S. Wyatt, Nutter, Goddard, Fiddling, Iddon, Constantine, Martindale, Duckworth, Achong etc. Also included is a copy of 'West of England Cricket', by K.G. Bird, published in 1945 (Padwick 937). Other scorecards include v Royal Australian Air Force, Clifton College, 9th September 1944, v New Zealand, Glastonbury, 14th July 1945, signed to verso in pencil by ten New Zealand players etc. Sold with an official mono photograph of the West of England team for the match v The Australians, Bristol, 2nd September 1944. The photograph, 10"x7.5", laid to photographer's mount, overall 14"x11", players' names and title inscribed to lower border of mount. Odd faults, generally in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £600/900
G.O.J. Elliott was the founder and secretary of the West of England Cricket Club, set up to raise funds for War charities. Elliott later became secretary of Leicestershire C.C.C.
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Lot 155
Kent C.C.C. c1936. Page nicely signed in ink by thirteen Kent players. Signatures include Chapman, Freeman, Levett, Lewis, Watt, Ames, Wright, Valentine, Knott, Todd, Ashdown, Fagg etc. The signature of Lewis on piece laid down. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 156
Kent C.C.C. c1930s. Page signed in ink (one in pencil) by seven Kent players. Signatures are Chapman, Woolley, Fagg, Todd, Sunnucks, Watt and Wright. The signatures of Chapman and Watt on pieces laid down, Chapman signed in pencil. Also a signature of C.H. Knott on piece, adhesive mark affecting the signature. Eight signatures in total. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 157:
Lot 157
Kent C.C.C. c1933/4. Large album page nicely signed in ink by twelve Kent players. Signatures are Chapman (Captain), Levett, Woolley, Valentine, Ames, Todd, Fagg, Wright, Watt, Lewis, Ashdown and Ashwell. Also signed to verso in pencil by eleven Sussex players including Tate, Cook, Cornford, Wensley, John Langridge, Greenwood, Cox etc. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Arthur Ashwell (Kent 1933-1934) played only four first class matches
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Kent and Warwickshire c1937. Album page signed in pencil by twelve Kent players. Signatures include Ashdown, Ames, Taylor, Lewis, Sunnocks, Woolley, Foy etc. Also signed to verso in ink by ten Warwickshire players including Wyatt, Cranmer, Santall, Kilner, Dollery, Ord etc. Sold with two small mono photographs of Kent players, one of Ames and Valentine, the other of Ashdown. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Howard Taylor (Kent 1937) played only three first class matches
Lot 159:
Lot 159 Lot 159
Middlesex C.C.C. c1895. Decorative album page very nicely signed in ink to both sides by ten Middlesex players. Signatures are Webbe (Captain), Bromley-Davenport, Hayman, MacGregor, O'Brien, Stoddart, Lucas, Bray, Wilson and Hornsby. Also signed by H.H. Marriott (Leicestershire 1894-1902).
Estimate: £100/150
H.J.H. Hornsby played only one first class match for Middlesex in 1893
Lot 160:
Lot 160
Sussex C.C.C. 1937. Album page nicely signed in ink (one in pencil) by eleven members of the Sussex team. Signatures include Holmes (Captain), James Langridge, Oaks, J.H. Parks, Cornford, H.W. Parks, John Langridge, Cox, Hammond etc. Trimming to corners, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 161:
Lot 161
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1927. Large album page nicely signed in ink by eleven Worcestershire players. Signatures include Ponsonby (Captain), Toppin (four matches), Lane, Gibbons, Rogers, Tarbox, Price, Wright, Fox etc. Small adhesive marks to top edge, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 162:
Lot 162
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1929. Album page nicely signed in ink by ten Worcestershire players. Signatures include Coventry (Captain), Gilbert, Quaife, Gibbons, W.V. Fox, Wright, Jackson etc. Adhesive marks to top corners, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 163:
Lot 163 Lot 163
Worcestershire and Derbyshire 1931. Album page nicely signed in ink and pencil to one side by twelve Worcestershire players, and to the verso in ink by eleven Derbyshire players. Worcestershire signatures include Walters (Captain), Williams, Quaife, White, Gibbons, Brook, Perks, Jackson etc. Derbyshire signatures include Richardson (Captain), Slater, Townsend, Lee, Worthington, Alderman, Storer, Hutchinson etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 164:
Lot 164
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1934. Album page nicely signed in ink by nine Worcestershire players. Signatures include Walters (Captain), Martin, Bull, Howarth, Jackson, Perks etc. Small adhesive marks to top edge, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 165:
Lot 165
Worcestershire C.C.C. 1900s-1950s. Fourteen signatures in ink and pencil on pieces laid to labels, laid to an unofficial autograph sheet. Signatures in ink are Jewell, Foster, Preece, Tarbox, Pearson, Coventry, Higgins and White. Signatures in pencil are Howarth, Palmer, Martin, King, Jenkins and Cooper. G
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 166:
Lot 166
Australia 1931/32. First Test match played at Brisbane. Page nicely signed in pencil and two in ink on Lennons Hotel, Brisbane letterhead, by eleven members of the Australian squad for the first Test v South Africa, Brisbane, 27th November- 3rd December 1931. Signatures are Woodfull (Captain), Oldfield, McCabe, Bradman, Nitschke, Wall, Oxenham, Rigg, Ironmonger, Ponsford and Nash. Lacking the signatures of Grimmett and Kippax who played in the match. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Australia beat South Africa by an innings and 163 runs. Bradman top scored in the match with 226 runs in Australia's only innings
Lot 167:
Lot 167
South Africa tour to England 1935. Album page nicely signed in ink by fourteen members of the South African touring party. Signatures include Wade (Captain), Cameron, Rowan, Langton, VIljoen, Siedle, Dalton, Nourse etc. Sold with sixteen candid photographs of the fifteen members of the South African touring party and one of a match in progress. Two photographs are signed by the featured players, Nourse and Dalton. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 168:
Lot 168
South Africa tour to England 1935. Page nicely signed in ink by fourteen members of the South Africa touring party. Signatures are Wade (Captain), Cameron, Mitchell, Viljoen, Dalton, Bell, Tomlinson, Vincent, Nourse, Williams, Langton, Crisp, Balaskas and Rowan. Lacking the signature of Siedle. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 169:
Lot 169 Lot 169
M.C.C. tour to Australia and New Zealand 1935/36. Large album page nicely signed in ink by fourteen members of the M.C.C. touring party. Signatures include Holmes (Captain), Human, Griffith, James Langridge, Mitchell-Innes, Barber, Lyttleton, Smith, Hardstaff, Sims etc. Also to verso twelve signatures of the Queensland team for the Sheffield Shield match v New South Wales, Brisbane, 8th-12th November 1935. Signatures include Levy (Captain), Andrews, Christy, Wyeth, Bensted, Cook, Allen, Tate etc. Some age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
The M.C.C. touring party essentially comprised of young up and coming players to help them gain experience with a view to the forthcoming 1936/37 full Ashes tour
Lot 170:
Lot 170
India tour to England 1952. Album page signed in ink by ten members of the India touring party. Signatures include Hazare (Captain), Shinde, Ghulan Ahmed, Sen, Roy, Ramchand, Mantri, Gopinath, Adhikari etc. Slight smudging to some signatures, adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 171:
Lot 171
Australia tour to England 1961. Album page nicely signed in ink by twelve members of the Australian touring party. Signatures include Neil Harvey, Alan Davidson, Ian Quick, Barry Jarman, Brian Booth, Graham McKenzie, Lindsay Kline, Frank Misson, Bill Lawry, Colin McDonald etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 172:
Lot 172
New Zealand tour to United Kingdom, Prudential World Cup 1979. Official autograph sheet nicely signed in ink by all fifteen members of the New Zealand touring party. Signatures include Burgess (Captain), Howarth, Cairns, Chatfield, Edgar, Hadlee, Morrison, Wright etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 173:
Lot 173
Australia tour to England 1938. Montage comprising two album pages nicely signed in ink by thirteen members of the Australia touring party and seventeen England players. Australia signatures include Bradman (Captain), Fleetwood-Smith, Brown, Barnes (signed twice), Chipperfield, McCabe, O'Reilly etc. England signatures include Hammond (Captain), Paynter, Hutton, Edrich, Leyland, Verity, Compton, Wright etc. Also a complete official scorecard for the fifth Test played at The Oval, 20th-24th August 1938 in which Len Hutton made his record score of 364 in England's record total of 903-7 declared. Also in the montage are a selection of seventeen cigarette cards and a mono postcard of the Australia touring party. Framed and glazed overall 23.5"x19.5". Sold with a folder comprising meticulously compiled notes relating to the montage and the tour. Some foxing to the scorecard, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
The five match Ashes series was drawn 1-1 with two matches drawn and the Old Trafford Test abandoned without a ball bowled. England won the 'timeless' fifth Test at The Oval by an innings and 579 runs
Lot 174:
Lot 174
'War Cricket 1940. British Empire XI v London Counties'. Montage comprising two album pages nicely signed in ink (three in ink) by seventeen players and three additional signatures on pieces, all laid down to a larger page. Signatures include Eastman, Smith (Essex), Todd, Fagg, Watt, Wright (Kent), Hulme, Compton, Durston (Middlesex), Sandham, Brooks (Surrey), Wellard, Lee (Somerset) etc. Also included is an official complete scorecard for British Empire XI v London Counties XI played at Lord's, 13th July 1940, which the London Counties XI won by 104 runs. The scorecard is signed in pencil by C.J.E. Jones, Hon. Sec. of the London Counties team. Framed and glazed overall 28"x22". G
Estimate: £100/150
Lot 175:
Lot 175
Pakistan tour to England 1954. Page nicely signed in ink by sixteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include A.H. Kardar (Captain), Khalid Hassan, Fazal Mahmood, Imtiaz Ahmed, Waqar Hassan, Wazir Mohammad, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Ikram Elahi etc. Sold with two official mono postcards of the Pakistan team. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 176:
Lot 176
Pakistan tour to England 1962. Official autograph sheet signed in ink by eighteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Players' signatures include Javed Burki (Captain), Hanif Mohammad, Antao DeSouza, Mushtaq Mohammad, Intikham Alam, Saeed Ahmad, Shahid Mahmood, Asif Ahmad etc. G
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 177:
Lot 177
Pakistan tour to England 1967. Autograph sheet on Kennington Oval letterhead, nicely signed in ink by eleven members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Hanif Mohammad, Mushtaq Mohammad, Wasim Bari, Pervez Sajjad, Niaz Ahmed, Salim Altaf, Asif Iqbal etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 178:
Lot 178
Pakistan tour to England 1971. Official autograph sheet signed in ink by seventeen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Intikhab Alam (Captain), Asif Iqbal, Pervez Sajjad, Wasim Bari, Asif Masood, Sadiq Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas, Talat Ali, Imran Khan etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 179:
Lot 179
Pakistan tour to England 1978. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all nineteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Wasim Bari (Captain), Wasim Raja, Sarfraz Nawaz, Sadiq Mohammad, Javed Miandad, Sikandar Bakht, Mudassar Nazar, Abdul Qadir, Mohsin Kahn etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 180:
Lot 180
Pakistan tour to England 1982. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all eighteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Imran Khan (Captain), Zaheer Abbas, Majid Khan, Wasim Bari, Javen Miandad, Sarfraz Nawaz, Wasim Raja, Mudassar Nazar, Abdul Qadir, Salim Malik etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 181:
Lot 181
Pakistan tour to England 1987. Official autograph sheet signed in ink by fifteen members of the Pakistan touring party. Signatures include Imran Khan (Captain), Mudassar Nazar, Mansoor Akhtar, Salim Malik, Shoaib Mohammad, Manzoor Elahi, Wasim Akram, Saleem Jaffar, Ejaz Ahmad etc. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 182:
Lot 182
Pakistan tour to England 1992. Official autograph sheet fully signed in ink by all twenty members of the Pakistan touring party. Players' signatures include Javed Miandad (Captain), Salim Malik, Aamir Sohail, Ataur Rahman, Inzamam-Ul-Haq, Moin Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Ramiz Raja, Rashid Latif, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram etc. Sold with two further official autograph sheets for the Pakistan 'A' Team tour to England 1997, and Pakistan to England 2003 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Lot 183:
Lot 183
Surrey 'County Cricket Champions 1952-1958'. Official autograph sheet very nicely signed by seventeen members of the Surrey team of 1958. Signatures include May, Loader, Clark, Edrich, Lock, Barrington, E. & A. Bedser, Constable, Laker, Stewart, Parsons etc. Minor browning to card to page edges otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 184:
Lot 184 Lot 184
Nottinghamshire 1929-1931. Large album page signed in ink by eighteen players from the period. Signatures include Arthur Carr, Voce, Larwood, Lilley, Walker, Payton, Gunn, Richmond, Staples, Keeton, L. Kirk, Hardstaff, Iremonger, Harris. Gunn has signed the page twice. To verso are fourteen ink signatures of 'First Class Umpires 1931-32'. Signatures include Dolphin, J. Stones, A. Skelding. Hitch, H.G. Baldwin, Harding Young, F.I. Walden, George Beet etc. Small tear to page edge, old tape marks to lower border of page, to verso. G
Estimate: £40/60
Nottinghamshire were County Champions in 1929. The Nottinghamshire signatures appear to have been added to the page over the three years.
Lot 185:
Lot 185 Lot 185
Yorkshire Test players. Two A4 cards signed by over seventy Yorkshire Test players. Signatures include Tendulkar, Vaughan, Trueman, R. Richardson, Boycott, Bairstow, Hoggard, Rhodes, Appleyard, Illingworth, Old, Balderstone, Gough, Katich, Close, Bowes, Wardle (laid down), Watson, Silverwood, Padgett, Hampshire etc. Some duplication of signatures. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 186:
Lot 186
Sussex C.C.C. c1938. Album page nicely signed in black ink by twelve Sussex players. Signatures are Holmes (Captain), Stainton, James Langridge, John Langridge, J. Cornford, W. Cornford, J. Parks, Nye, Cox, Bartlett, Hammond and H. Parks. Horizontal fold, light adhesive marks to verso, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 187:
Lot 187
Middlesex C.C.C. 1963-2005. Blue folder comprising twenty eight official autograph sheets for the period. Seasons are 1963, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980-1985, 1988, 1989, 1991-2005. Earlier signatures include Drybrough, Parfitt, Titmus, Murray, Moss etc. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Lot 188:
Lot 188
England Test players. Folder comprising over six hundred signatures on unofficial sheets, some on labels laid down, a few reproductions. Signatures include Gover, Denness, M. Stewart, Grieg, Graveney, A. Bedser, Oakham, Lever, Luckhurst, Cartwright, Doggart, Insole, Dilley, Woolmer, Mann, Swetman, Carr, Simpson, Snow, Underwood, Subba Row, Parks, Gifford etc. Some duplication. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 189:
Lot 189
England international and county autographs. Three printed sheets, eight comprising eighteen signatures. Cards are 'England Captains- One Day Internationals 1971-1992', '[County] Captains 1996/97', and 'Wicketkeepers'. Signatures include Illingworth, Brearley, Gifford, Close, Boycott, Gatting, Denness, Willis, Emburey, Edrich, Botham, Gooch, Greig etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 190:
Lot 190
England and county autographs 1982-2003. A selection of eighteen official and unofficial autograph sheets. Sheets include England v West Indies Texaco Trophy One Day Internationals, 19th, 21st & 23rd May 1988. Northamptonshire 1982, Nottinghamshire 1990, Yorkshire 1996, Gloucestershire 1990, Worcestershire 2000, Middlesex 1988/89 etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 191:
Lot 191
England Test players. Eight unofficial autograph sheets signed by former Test players. Signatures include Swetman, Amiss, A. Bedser, Cartwright, Statham, Tyson, Higgs, Sheppard, Hayes, Warr, Dewes, Evans, Brookes, Denness, Woolmer, Old, Parfitt, Washbrook, Ames, Wright, Gifford, Graveney, Hardstaff, Trueman, Illingworth, Gatting, Atherton etc. Over one hundred and seventy signatures in total. Some duplication. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 192:
Lot 192
Autograph sheets 1982-2003. A selection of official and unofficial county and international autograph sheets. Counties include Hampshire 1982, Sussex 1983 and 1991, Warwickshire 1987, Lancashire 1992, Somerset 1993, 1995, 1998 and 2003, Durham 1999 etc. Also a fully signed Zimbabwe Cricket Union autograph sheet for the Prudential World Cup 1983, and three New Zealand domestic autograph sheets early 1990s. Qty 15. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 193:
Lot 193
Lancashire C.C.C. Five official autograph sheets for 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2010. Signatures include Crawley, Atherton, Anderson, Fairbrother, Flintoff, Hegg, Chapple, Law, Loye, Cork, Hooper, Mahmood etc. Lacking the odd signature. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Lot 194:
Lot 194
Alexander Josiah Webbe. Oxford University, Middlesex & England, 1875-1900. Handsome eight page folding illuminated address/manuscript to Webbe from the Wykehamists cricketers in 1910. To front cover in beautiful illuminated lettering 'To A.J. Webbe from 1875 to 1910 the Harrowian friend and supporter of Winchester cricket from some of those Wykehamists who during that period have played for their school against him and who hope that his energy and interest in the game may long continue'. The following five pages, continued in the same hand and with beautiful decorative borders in red and gold, list the players names who supported this presentation to Webbe including Bonham Carter, Lord Chelmsford, Leveson Gower, J.R. Mason, W.A. Thornton etc. In original silk lined book presentation box with gold clasp and 'A.J.W. 1910' to spine. The box has a clean broken hinge. Very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Alexander Webbe played 247 matches for Middlesex and went on Lord Harris' tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1878/79. He was Captain of Middlesex from 1885-1898
Lot 195:
Lot 195
M.C.C. '114th Anniversary Dinner' 1901. Excellent official menu for the M.C.C. Dinner held at Lord's on the 4th May 1901. The four page card menu with decorative front cover showing the M.C.C. emblem to centre and titles in red. Menu, wines and Toast list to centre pages, programme of music to rear page. 'D.M. Sherwill, Manager' to lower border. Small tear to fold, otherwise in good condition. A rare menu
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 196:
Lot 196
'Lord's Centenary Dinner 1914'. Large official menu for the Dinner held at the Hotel Cecil on Tuesday 23rd June 1914. Centre pages detached, the original ribbon tie in fragile condition has been laid down to the front cover. Some ageing, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 197:
Lot 197
'The 150th Anniversary of the Marylebone Cricket Club 1937'. An official menu and invitation card for the Dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, 15th July 1937. The menu with ribbon tie, centre pages with an engraving of a 'Grand Cricket Match', Lord's 1793, menu and toast list. Minor ageing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official menu for a lunch given by the Madras Cricket Club for the 'Presidency Cricket Match', 13th January 1937. Adhesive damage to front cover. Qty 3
Estimate: £60/90
Lot 198:
Lot 198
Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1936. Official menu for the Dinner held at the Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol, Friday April 24th 1936. The four page menu with reproduction photograph of W.G. Grace in batting pose to front cover, menu and toast list to centre pages. Minor staining otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60

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