Auction of Cricket, Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks, Football and Sporting Memorabilia
To be held on Saturday & Sunday, 12th & 13th November 2016.
Knights are delighted to offer a preview of their forthcoming specialist auction of Sporting Memorabilia. Over 1200 lots:-
Lot 253. 'Cricket Match between the Australian Eleven and the Earl of Sheffield's
Eleven 1896'. A sumptuous silk menu produced for the match played at
Sheffield Park, Uckfield on the 11th to 13th May 1896. The exquisite printed
silk menu, hand coloured and fringed in gold braid, was produced for the
visit of the Prince of Wales who attended this opening match of the
Australian tour on the first day, staying for lunch and watching the game in
the afternoon, one of very few menus produced and probably one of few to
survive from this prestigious visit
Lot 494. Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1877/1878. Hardback 'blue book'. Original
decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with silver gilt Kent
emblem to centre. Very rare first issue of the 'blue book'
Lot 324. Colin Blythe. Kent & England 1899-1914. MacLaren's tour of Australia
1901/02. Navy blue cloth cap with raised and beautifully embroidered emblem
of the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, in predominantly red,
yellow and blue to front. A very early and rare touring cap
Lot 352. Australian tour of England 1930. Excellent complete set of fifteen sepia
real photograph postcards of each member of the Australian touring party.
The postcards produced by B.D.V. cigarettes of Godfrey Phillips of London,
as part of their advertising campaign for the 1930 Australian tourists. Each
postcard very nicely signed by the player featured in ink including the
rarer card of Archie Jackson
Lot 1057. Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1917. 54th edition. Original hardback. Very good
condition. A rare wartime hardback edition with gilts to front board and
Lot 794. 'Ready for Chances'. A Royal Doulton Black Boy dinner plate, entitled 'Ready
for Chances' printed with a boy in red shirt, yellow waistcoat and a floppy
hat crouched awaiting a catch. Very good condition. A rarer 'Black Boy'
"Except for highlight pieces, the dominance of Christies, Sothebys and Bonhams is being eroded by the large, visually appealing and meticulously compiled catalogues from Tim Knight…"
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 twenty two 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 www.knightswisden.co.uk 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).
Knights travel the country conducting valuations and collecting items for inclusion in our general sporting sales and specialist Wisden auctions.
For free valuations and advice please contact Tim Knight on 01263 768488 or email him at email@example.com