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SPORTING MEMORABILIA AUCTIONS

by Graham Budd Auctions


334 lots | 277 with images

May 13, 2013

Live Auction

Sotheby's

34-35 New Bond Street

London, W1A 2AA United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 8366 2525 / +44 (0)7974 113394

Fax: +44 (0)20 8363 5016

Email: gb@grahambuddauctions.co.uk

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London Transport poster titled

Lot 1: London Transport poster titled "What's On" 3rd to

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Description: London Transport poster titled "What's On" 3rd to 9th May 1931, listing cricket at Lord's and at The Oval, greyhound racing at Clapton, Harringay, White City, Wimbledon, West Ham, Park Royal & Wembley, speedway racing at West Ham, Wimbledon, Harringay & Stamford Bridge, plus non-sporting events including exhibitions and bandstand performances in parks, published by Waterlow and Sons, codes to the lower margin reading 881-300, 14.4.31, 1026-176-29-4-31, backed onto linen, 101 by 62cm., 40 by 24 1/2in.

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A heavy leather-bound 'Olympia' photograph album

Lot 2: A heavy leather-bound 'Olympia' photograph album

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Description: A heavy leather-bound 'Olympia' photograph album with a musical box which operates automatically on opening, German, circa 1890, the boards with apertures for some 60 photographs of varying sizes are decorated with coloured lithographs showing a wide range of sports and leisure activities including tennis, cricket, archery, golf, bowls, angling, sailing, lacrosse, curling, baseball, swimming, rowing, cycling, polo, horse racing, fox hunting, steeplechasing, shooting, rugby, athletics & winter sports, some looseness to the spine and areas of wear to the leather, musical mechanism running

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Lot 3: Desborough of Taplow (The Right Hon. Lord) Fifty

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Description: Desborough of Taplow (The Right Hon. Lord) Fifty Years of Sport at Oxford, Cambridge, Eton, Harrow and Winchester, various editors, published in 3 large volumes, 2 in 1913 in deluxe boards and the third in standard boards published in 1922 not illustrated

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A collection of sports programmes, wartime boxing

Lot 4: A collection of sports programmes, wartime boxing

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Description: A collection of sports programmes, wartime boxing events in Leicester in 1941; field hockey mostly 1950s to 1970s, internationals, county championships, varsity, tournaments etc.; University Boat Races late 1940s to late 1960s; and other miscellaneous issues for show jumping, snooker, swimming, baseball, ski jumping etc.; the lot also including British ice hockey scrapbooks from the 1930s & 1940s

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Lot 5: A collection of programmes for sporting events at

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Description: A collection of programmes for sporting events at Wembley Stadium and Empire Pool, Rugby League Challenge Cup Finals for 1931 (punch-holed) & 1937, Olympic Games 1948 brochure plus 3 regulations booklets, Amateur Boxing Championships 1946 and 1952, Swimming galas for 1937 & 1938,England v Denmark aquatic sports international 1939, Gala Ice Presentation 1939 & Harlem Globetrotters 1952-53 (13) not illustrated

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Lot 6: Two Vanity Fair Prints of billiards players, John

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Description: Two Vanity Fair Prints of billiards players, John Roberts and W H Stevenson, both by Spy, unframed not illustrated

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A signed foam board poster for the 2003 Mosconi

Lot 7: A signed foam board poster for the 2003 Mosconi

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Description: A signed foam board poster for the 2003 Mosconi Cup held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, fully signed in silver marker pen by both teams, the American players comprising Jeremy Jones, Nick Varner, Johnny Archer, Tony Robles (signed twice), Earl Strickland, Charles Williams & Rodney Morris, the Europeans comprising Nick van den Berg, Steve Davis, Ralf Souquet, Oliver Ortmann (non-playing captain), Thorsten Hohmann, Mika Immonen & Marcus Charmat, together with a further unidentified signatures inscribed 'California', possibly a reserve player This poster is for the 10th edition of the annual nine-ball pool competition between teams representing USA and Europe. Team USA, led by non-playing captain Nick Varner, won the Mosconi Cup by a score of 11-9.

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The original Thomas Inch Middleweight Dumbbells

Lot 8: The original Thomas Inch Middleweight Dumbbells

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Description: The original Thomas Inch Middleweight Dumbbells weighing 144lb. and 153lb., from the original set of certainly four possibly five bells, the most famous of which was the 172lb. heavyweight "challenge dumbbell", the set originally belonging to Thomas Inch (1881-1963) the celebrated British Strong Man, and believed to date circa 1897-1904 Thomas Inch was born at Scarborough 27th December 1881. His name is perpetuated to this day in the world of strength and body building by the Thomas Inch dumbbell. Inch claimed that in his lifetime he never encountered anybody who was able to lift the 172lb. dumbbell above his head, and only one who was able to even raise it off the floor. In modern times the surviving 172lb. bell has never been taken 'clean' above the shoulder, although Strongman Bill Kazmeier lifted it 'continental' style which allows for body touching on the upward movement to the shoulder. Most of the historical information on Thomas Inch and his dumbbells is written in the "Strength" publications and newspapers of the day. These have been summarised in later writings, some now published on the net, but for those with a serious interest in Inch it would be advised to go back to the original source materials when drawing all conclusions. The most famous of Thomas Inch's dumbells is his "challenge dumbbell". This was the largest and weighed 172lb. In subsequent times it has had a few owners including the bodybuilder Reg Park who sold it to the enthusiast Bert Lightfoot who, in turn, sold it to the British bodybuilder and weightlifter David Prowse, later famous as being the actor who portrayed Darth Vader in the Star Wars films. Prowse then sold the Challenge bell to the American collector Kim Wood, the former NFL strength coach at the Cincinnati Bengals. There is a video on 'You Tube' of Thomas Inch lifting what he calls his "famous challenge dumbbell" and another smaller example to set an overall weight lifting record. However, it is far from certain what he is actually lifting on the occasion of this publicity film. The dumbbells in the video are of a different style of manufacture to the celebrated Inch bells with threaded handles and removable hollow cast iron globes. The Thomas Inch Middleweight Dumbbells Thomas Inch is believed to have had certainly four probably five different thick handle globe dumbbells. The most famous and heaviest being the previous described 172lbs. bell. What are being offered here in the auction are the two 'middleweight' dummbells, weighing 144lbs and 153lbs. There has been much speculation as to the whereabouts of the middleweight bells in recent times. The auctioneer can now reveal that they have been a private collection in west Wales. The collector acquired them from Tom Fenton who had been bequeathed the dummbells by Thomas Inch. Tom Fenton was from the Cathays area of the Welsh capital Cardiff. He was a strength enthusiast who had been a close friend of Inch for many years. When in possession of the dumbbells Fenton set up his own club, albeit it run from his home. The bells were often loaned out for public performances by local athletes and at least three individuals have been recorded as successfully lifting the middleweight bells at the time, namely Gerald "Strang" Davies, Hubert Thomas and Mike Brown. A careful analysis has been carried out on the weight, dimensions and structure of the dumbbells on behalf of the auctioneer: The144lbs. dumbbell has a 60.5mm diameter handle, 100mm between globes, a 10mm hole at the centre of the handle. The handle is hollow with a wall thickness of 3mm. It has a silver coating that appears directly applied to the iron casting. The 153lbs. dumbbell, also with direct silver coating, has a 59.5mm diameter handle, 100mm between globes, 10mm hole in the centre of the handle filled with a malleable substance, a small second hole 10mm from one globe in line with the central hole, filled with a non ferrous metal silver paint. It has been suggested that Thomas Inch would substitute the dumbbells at different points in his performances, so it is no surprise to see the presence of handle holes. The casting of the dumbbells is of exceptional quality. Now with slight rusting, dust and a patina accumulated over the years but with enough silver coating preserved to relay the impression of how spectacular they must have looked during Thomas Inch's original performances.

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Lot 9: Charles Atlas 'Health & Strength' body building

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Description: Charles Atlas 'Health & Strength' body building system publications circa 1940s/1950s, 18 in total not illustrated

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A collection of 11 Edwardian portrait postcards of

Lot 10: A collection of 11 Edwardian portrait postcards of

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Description: A collection of 11 Edwardian portrait postcards of wrestlers and body builders, A A Cameron, Maurice De Riaz, Barney Shtitzer, Eugene Sandow, Henry Irslinger, Georg Lurich, Aleksander Aberg, George Hackenschmidt and three unnamed portraits; two further postcards of Dorando Pietri running the 1908 London Olympic marathon, and a portrait of a mountain guide at Engelberg (13)

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A Thai silver trophy for bowling circa 1922,

Lot 11: A Thai silver trophy for bowling circa 1922,

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Description: A Thai silver trophy for bowling circa 1922, traditional decoration with a circular panel inscribed BANGKOK, U.C. 21, BOWLING, HAMILTON, height 22cm., 8 3/4in.; sold with a business card for Mr Hamilton (2) This trophy was won by Archibald Hamilton, a Sales Manager working for the Singapore based firm United Engineers Limited who indeed still trade to this day.

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A collection of twelve 19th century boxing prints,

Lot 12: A collection of twelve 19th century boxing prints,

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Description: A collection of twelve 19th century boxing prints, four coloured prints, Randall v Belasco, Dutch Sam v Medley, A Prize Fight and Art Of Self Defence; a monochrome portrait of Jem Belcher published by Anthony Noseda; six small portrait prints, subjects comprising Peter Crawley, George Taylor, Jack Scroggins, John Smith, Thomas Bates and another untitled; and a small print of a boxing match after Finch Mason, various sizes, all framed

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Lot 13: A Vanity Fair print of the boxer Captain Edgeworth

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Description: A Vanity Fair print of the boxer Captain Edgeworth Johnston, titled 'Hard Hitter', unframed not illustrated

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A signed manuscript letter by the 19th century

Lot 14: A signed manuscript letter by the 19th century

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Description: A signed manuscript letter by the 19th century heavyweight boxing champion of the world John L. Sullivan dated 28th October 1910 and addressed to Mr Ernest Isitt and a personalised photograph of Sullivan aged 53 that was an enclosure with the letter, two pages in ink written on headed paper of the Van Nuys Hotel, Los Angeles, a letter to an old friend that Sullivan had not seen for many years, having retired from boxing some 18 years before hand Sullivan makes the reference HAVING NOTHING TO DO, Sullivan states ENCLOSE YOU A TOKEN with reference to the photograph he sent Mr Isitt which is inscribed in his hand JOHN L. SULLIVAN, EX-CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT OF THE WORLD. AGE 53. YOURS TRULY, TO, ERNEST ISITT, the letter goes on to encourage that the friend stay in touch and express a hope that they will meet again one day, although in retirement Sullivan ran a saloon, and gained work as a Speaker as well appearing on the Vaudeville stage, umpiring at baseball and filing sports reports, he did fall on hard times due to lavish spending and heavy drinking, and would eventually die a pauper at the age of 59, the significance of this letter is that Sullivan makes reference to his POOR MAN'S ABODE and COMING DOWN FROM THE HILL OF PROSPERITY from being one of the wealthiest sportsmen in the world Provenance: Annie Howard Isitt was the maiden name of the present vendor's paternal grandmother. The vendor's father at one time also had a pair of Sullivan's gloves that he kept hanging on the wall of his study. Sullivan's friend Ernest Isitt was living in Trenton, Philadelphia, when Sullivan wrote him this letter in 1910.

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Six volumes on boxing, comprising: Wilde (Jimmy)

Lot 15: Six volumes on boxing, comprising: Wilde (Jimmy)

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Description: Six volumes on boxing, comprising: Wilde (Jimmy) Fighting Was My Business, autobiography with original d/j, published by Michael Joseph, 1st edition, 1938; Miles (Henry Downes) Pugilistica, The History of British Boxing, in 3 volumes with 100 portraits and illustrations, John Grant, Edinburgh, 1906; Bettinson and Outram Tristram's The National Sporting Club Past and Present, Sands & Co., London, 1901; & A F Bettinson & B Bennison's The Home of Boxing, London, 1933; sold together with a collection of 60 flyers for British boxing promotions in the 1970s at the Empire Pool, Royal Albert Hall and York Hall (66)

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A ticket sales flyer for the Joe Louis v Max

Lot 16: A ticket sales flyer for the Joe Louis v Max

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Description: A ticket sales flyer for the Joe Louis v Max Schmeling World Heavyweight Championship fight at Yankee Stadium, New York, 22nd June 1938 12 by 27cm., 5 by 10 1/2in.

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A small archive of boxing ephemera relating to

Lot 17: A small archive of boxing ephemera relating to

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Description: A small archive of boxing ephemera relating to amateur boxing circa 1944-1950, a poster, boxing programmes, tickets & photographs, mostly relating to the boxing scene to the west and south-west of London

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A Light Weight Championship of Great Britain

Lot 18: A Light Weight Championship of Great Britain

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Description: A Light Weight Championship of Great Britain boxing belt awarded to Sam Steward in 1928, in silver-gilt & enamel by Percy Edwards Ltd, London, inscribed THE SPORTING LIFE, LIGHT WEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP, flanked by two enamel roundels portraying John Bull, two inscribed plaques the first reading SAM STEWARD, JULY 23 1928, DEFEATED JACK HYAMS, AT THE RING, BLACKFRIARS, the other reading SAM STEWARD, DEFEATED ERNIE RICE, THE RING, BLACKFRIARS, 17-9-28, LIGHT WEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF GREAT BRITAIN, all laid down on red, white & blue silk with clasps modelled as serpents; in original leather carrying case; sold together with two mounted photographs of Steward in fight action by P W Luton of New Cross, an original programme for the Steward v Hyams fight at The Ring in 1928, a programme for a charity football match at West Ham Stadium 5.11.28 boxers v jockeys; plus tube rolled facsimile press reports of Steward becoming champion from The Sporting Life and The Daily Mirror Sam Steward was born in Lewisham, south London, in 1906 and according to the British Boxing Yearbook he competed in 118 bouts with a record of 80-18-20. He was crowned British champion when knocking out Ernie Rice at The RIng, Blackfriars, 17th September 1928. He held the title until 2nd May 1929 when he lost on points to Fred Webster at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

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A poster promoting the Gustave Roth v Joe Zeeman

Lot 19: A poster promoting the Gustave Roth v Joe Zeeman

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Description: A poster promoting the Gustave Roth v Joe Zeeman international boxing match held in Brussels 13th March 1935, backed onto linen, 72.5 by 109cm., 28 1/2 by 43in. Joe Zeeman from Cleveland, Ohio, lost this match to the Belgian champion Gustave Roth on a points decision. Roth later became the European light-heavyweight champion.

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A cedarwood lantern shade with the openwork

Lot 20: A cedarwood lantern shade with the openwork

Description: A cedarwood lantern shade with the openwork decoration depicting a boxing match, probably French, circa 1950, 33 by 23cm., 13 by 9in. Similar shades depicting field hockey and football are being sold elsewhere in this catalogue. ] £80 - 120

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Lot 21: Two pairs of vintage tan leather boxing gloves,

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Description: Two pairs of vintage tan leather boxing gloves, maker's labels for 'Stern', in used condition not illustrated

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Lot 22: A feltwork pennant commemorating the boxer Joe

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Description: A feltwork pennant commemorating the boxer Joe Louis, printed portrait, facsimile signature and inscribed JOE LOUIS, length 66cm., 26in.

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A feltwork pennant commemorating the 'Fight of the

Lot 23: A feltwork pennant commemorating the 'Fight of the

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Description: A feltwork pennant commemorating the 'Fight of the Century' between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman printed decoration and inscriptions, length 74cm., 29in.

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A quantity of boxing posters & photographs,

Lot 24: A quantity of boxing posters & photographs,

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Description: A quantity of boxing posters & photographs, cardboard fight bill posters for Cooper v Bodell, Cooper v Richardson & a training exhibition in Blackpool by Sonny Liston, together with a modern repro of a Blackfriars Ring fight poster; and a folio of 13 original b&w press photographs, subjects including Ali, Frazier, Cooper, Bugner, Minter, Sugar Ray Leonard, Dempsey etc; the lot also including a Joe Bugner-signed publicity card (18)

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Italian movie poster for the film 'The Greatest'

Lot 25: Italian movie poster for the film 'The Greatest'

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Description: Italian movie poster for the film 'The Greatest' featuring Muhammad Ali, 'io sono il piu grande', published in Rome, 1977, 70 by 33cm.,27 1/2 by 13in.

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A Sir Henry Cooper signed boxing trunks

Lot 26: A Sir Henry Cooper signed boxing trunks

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Description: A Sir Henry Cooper signed boxing trunks presentation, the trunks being a navy blue & white replica of Cooper's trunks from the Clay fight in 1963, signed in silver marker pen, mounted together with a b&w photograph of the Clay v Cooper fight, framed under perspex, 66 by 87cm., 26 1/2 by 34 1/4in., COA taped to the backboard

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A Muhammad Ali signed b&w; photograph of him

Lot 27: A Muhammad Ali signed b&w; photograph of him

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Description: A Muhammad Ali signed b&w photograph of him standing over Sonny Liston, 10 by 8in., signed in blue marker pen MUHAMMAD ALI, AKA CASSIUS CLAY; sold with a COA (2)

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A signed print 'Ali With The Beatles' the famous

Lot 28: A signed print 'Ali With The Beatles' the famous

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Description: A signed print 'Ali With The Beatles' the famous image signed by Muhammad Ali, 16 by 20in., unframed; with COA (2)

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A Muhammad Ali cut signature dated 1973, in fine

Lot 29: A Muhammad Ali cut signature dated 1973, in fine

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Description: A Muhammad Ali cut signature dated 1973, in fine felt tip pen, inscribed 'Peace' and dated 1973, laid down on card

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A pair of 'stars and stripes' boxing gloves signed

Lot 30: A pair of 'stars and stripes' boxing gloves signed

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Description: A pair of 'stars and stripes' boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, Ali has signed the right glove, Frazier the left, both in black marker pen

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A Mike Tyson signed boxing trunks presentation,

Lot 31: A Mike Tyson signed boxing trunks presentation,

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Description: A Mike Tyson signed boxing trunks presentation, the black trunks signed in silver pen, mounted together with two colour photographs and a title plaque, framed under perspex, 86.5 by 94.5cm., 34 by 37 1/4in., COA taped to the backboard

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A Mike Tyson signed boxing glove, the red souvenir

Lot 32: A Mike Tyson signed boxing glove, the red souvenir

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Description: A Mike Tyson signed boxing glove, the red souvenir glove signed in black marker pen

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A Mike Tyson/Frank Bruno signed boxing gloves

Lot 33: A Mike Tyson/Frank Bruno signed boxing gloves

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Description: A Mike Tyson/Frank Bruno signed boxing gloves presentation, two red right-hand Everlast gloves, one signature per glove, mounted with a colour action photograph and contained within the frame by an unusual and creative domed perspex cover, 72 by 92cm., 28 1/4 by 36in.

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Boxing memorabilia, including official programmes

Lot 34: Boxing memorabilia, including official programmes

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Description: Boxing memorabilia, including official programmes for the Lennox Lewis fights v Holyfield 13.3.99 & 13.11.99, plus press accreditation for the Mandalay Bay fight; official programme for the Lewis 'Thunder in Africa' fight v Rahman 22.4.2001, plus press pack and scorecard; a Lewis-signed copy of the programme for the 'TNT' fight 8.5.93, plus a press pack; sold together with an official programme for the Frank Bruno v Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand 16th March 1996 plus the press pack, and a signed colour photograph of Bruno; sold together with a press pack for the Danny Williams v Vitali Klitschko fight, complete with press accreditation (13)

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A good autograph collection collected in two

Lot 35: A good autograph collection collected in two

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Description: A good autograph collection collected in two albums in the 1920s & 1930s, the majority of the signatures have been pasted into the album from other sources, sometimes on a single sheet, other times as individual cut-outs, the album containing the 1926 & 1930 Australians, 1928 West Indians, All India 1932 plus part-groups for New Zealand & South Africa, county teams including Glamorgan, Sussex, Essex, Middlesex, Worcestershire, Hampshire, North v South, Oxford University, Yorkshire, Kent, Levison Gower XI v West Indies, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Surrey, Lancashire, Somerset and a page of umpires; the other album, from the similar period, with pasted photographs, postcards, scorecards etc. some of which bear signatures or are accompanied by cut-outs from other sources, subjects including England & Australia, West Indies MCC, Lancashire, individuals including Hobbs & Sutcliffe and many other stars of the day

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Two 1930s cricket autograph books, the first with

Lot 36: Two 1930s cricket autograph books, the first with

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Description: Two 1930s cricket autograph books, the first with mostly pasted cut-out signatures, subjects including Hobbs, Bradman, Lord Tennyson, Bowley, Ames, Hornibrook, Oldfield, Walker, Woodfull, Tate, Woolley, Duleepsinhji and others, the second album with mostly pencil signatures including some of the 1936 Indians, Leicestershire, Hampshire (including v New Zealand), Surrey and other individuals and groupings of players ; the lot also including some loose pages, including a Warwickshire team-group

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A signed photograph of the England cricket team to

Lot 37: A signed photograph of the England cricket team to

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Description: A signed photograph of the England cricket team to Australia 1920-21, the image 30.5 by 37cm., 12 by 14 1/2in., titled to mount and signed in ink by all 17 subjects including tour manager F C Toone who has also inscribed the mount TO MR & MRS R.H. BELL, FROM F.C. TOONE, WITH COMPLIMENTS, unframed

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A luncheon menu from the Rowntrees Cocoa Works in

Lot 38: A luncheon menu from the Rowntrees Cocoa Works in

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Description: A luncheon menu from the Rowntrees Cocoa Works in York signed by the 1926 Australia touring cricket team, dated 11th June, the day before the 1st Test Match at Trent Bridge, signed to the reverse in ink by 11 members of the Australian team comprising Ellis, Woodfull, Collins, Sydney Smith (manager), Bardsley, Everett, Richardson, Ryder, Andrews, Grimmett & Gregory, heavy horizontal fold

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A signed photograph of Dan Bradman taken on the

Lot 39: A signed photograph of Dan Bradman taken on the

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Description: A signed photograph of Dan Bradman taken on the day of 'The Blackheath Ton' signed in blue ink to the 4 1/2 by 3in. photo, the reverse inscribed in Bradman's hand THE DAY I MADE 100 IN 3 OVERS, AT BLACKHEATH, photograph with backstamp for M. Marshall This match was played in the Blue Mountains town of Blackheath to commemorate the opening of their concrete wicket. Bradman and his New South Wales team-mate Bill Wendelll were guests in the Blackheath team. The game was played in December 1931 and Bradman made 256 comprising 14 sixes & 29 fours. Midway through the innings he walked down to Wendell and said 'I think I'll have a go'. Over the next three eight ball overs (the convention of the day) Bradman scored a ton, his scoring shots were: 1st Over; 66424461 (33); 2nd Over 64466464 (40) 3rd Over 16611446 (27) & 2 to Wendell who scored singles on the first & fifth balls of the 3rd Over. Bradman later wrote; 'It is important I think to emphasise that the thing was not planned. It happened purely by accident and everyone was surprised at the outcome, none more so than I.'

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A signed photograph of the 1938 Australians,

Lot 40: A signed photograph of the 1938 Australians,

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Description: A signed photograph of the 1938 Australians, signed in ink to the lower mount by W H Jeanes (manager), M G Waite, S G Barnes, W A Brown, W J O'Reilly, C W Walker, E L McCormick, S J McCabe, D G Bradman, L O Fleetwood-Smith, J H W Fingleton, B A Barnett, F A Ward, A L Hassett, C L Badcock & C W Walker, lacking A G Chipperfield; sold together with a Tour brochure part-signed to the interior by W A Brown, W J O'Reilly, A L Hassett, C W Walker & E C S White (2)

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A P&O;

Lot 41: A P&O; "Viceroy of India" ship menu signed by Lord

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Description: A P&O "Viceroy of India" ship menu signed by Lord Tennyson's England team returning from the Tour of India in February 1938, 14 signatures in ink comprising Yardley, Jameson, Gibb, Hardstaff, Gover, Peebles, Parks, Wellard, Worthington, McCorkell, Edrich, Pope, Smith, Langridge (lacking Lord Tennyson and Hosie), menu in poor condition, but nevertheless a rare set of England tourist signatures

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A signed photograph of the 1938 Australian touring

Lot 42: A signed photograph of the 1938 Australian touring

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Description: A signed photograph of the 1938 Australian touring cricket team, fully signed in ink by the 16-man party and by the tour manager W H Jeanes plus the scorer, printed title above, the photograph an 8 by 11in., framed & glazed, 37 by 44.5cm., 14 1/2 by 17 1/2in. overall

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A postcard of the ship 'Stirling Castle' signed by

Lot 43: A postcard of the ship 'Stirling Castle' signed by

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Description: A postcard of the ship 'Stirling Castle' signed by the MCC touring team of 1946-47, signed in ink by Smith, Ikin, A Bedser, Hutton, Gibb, Langridge, Edrich, Hardstaff, Compton, Voce, Washbrook, Fishlock, Yardley, Hammond and Wright

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Lot 44: A multi-signed 1980 Centenary Test souvenir

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Description: A multi-signed 1980 Centenary Test souvenir brochure, bearing 56 signatures throughout, a full hand written list is available in the lot, signatures including Titmuss, Lock, Cowdrey, Graveney, Barrington, Voce, E Bedser, Ames, Boycott, Jackman, Gower, O'Reilly, Massie, Walters, Yardley, Gooch, Close, Luckhurst, McKenzie, Tyson, Roope and many others; sold together with postcards featuring the England & Australia teams from this match; and also including a Graham Gooch signed '333' scorecard v India in 1990 (4) not illustrated

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The cricket bat used by C. P. Mead when scoring

Lot 45: The cricket bat used by C. P. Mead when scoring

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Description: The cricket bat used by C. P. Mead when scoring centuries for Hampshire v Australia and Yorkshire in 1934, a Gunn & Moore, Nottingham, treble spring autograph bat, inscribed to the face WITH THIS BAT I SCORED, 139 v AUSTRALIANS, 123 v YORKSHIRE, PHIL MEAD, 1934, further inscribed C.P. MEAD, BORN MARCH 9TH 1887, HAMPSHIRE C.C.C., the reverse of the bat signed by Mead at the shoulder C P Mead scored over 55,000 First Class runs in a long a career, placing him 4th on the all time list. But he holds the record for the most runs accumulated for a single team, 48,892 for Hampshire CCC. He was 47 years of age when scoring the centuries with the bat being offered here and played on for a further two seasons.

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A child's-size cricket bat autographed by teams

Lot 46: A child's-size cricket bat autographed by teams

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Description: A child's-size cricket bat autographed by teams touring Ceylon circa 1934-1936, the face signed by the MCC team and the India & Ceylon XI who played at Colombo 22-24 February, additionally signed by Jack Hobbs dated 11.10.36, the reverse of the bat signed by the 1934 Australians who presumably stopped off in Ceylon en route to England for the Ashes series, and also signed by the MCC team of 1936 who again presumably had a stop-over en route to Australia & New Zealand for their 1936-37 Tour; sold together with printed team-group photographs of the 1934 Australia and 1936-37 MCC teams (3) The bat is inscribed with the name of the owner who collected the autographs, Miss Pam Tarbat, Colombo. Pamela Gladys Tarbat was born in Ceylon 3rd July 1919 and was the daughter of Sir John Allan Tarbat who was appointed as a Senator of Ceylon in 1947. Sir John was involved in sport in Ceylon including being Patron of the island's Football Association and Olympic Committee, as well as organising athletics championships.

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A miniature cricket bat signed by the complete

Lot 47: A miniature cricket bat signed by the complete

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Description: A miniature cricket bat signed by the complete Australia touring party and the England XI on the occasion of Bradman's last Test Match at the Oval in 1948, the Australian signatures in ink to the face, the reverse with the England team also in ink and additionally signed in ink by the New Zealand touring team of 1949, and the India touring team of 1952

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Lot 48: An autographed cricket bat from 1959,

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Description: An autographed cricket bat from 1959, 'Gray-Nicolls Crusader' full-size bat signed on both sides of the blade by 8 members of the England side, 15 Indian Tourists, 12 Kent, 12 Hampshire, 13 Leicestershire and 12 Glamorgan county cricketers, signatures including Colin Cowdrey, Godfrey Evans, Peter May, Ken Barrington, Pankaj Roy, Fred Ridgway, Martin Horton, John "Jack" Pettiford, Stuart Leary, Don Shepherd etc. not illustrated

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Lot 49: A cricket bat signed by the England and Rest of

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Description: A cricket bat signed by the England and Rest of the World teams in 1970, signatures in pen to the face, the reverse additionally signed by the Surrey, Yorkshire and Derbyshire county teams not illustrated

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A collection of five signed cricket bats,

Lot 50: A collection of five signed cricket bats,

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Description: A collection of five signed cricket bats, comprising: a bat signed by the 1980 West Indies team to England, 18 signatures including chairman of selectors Clyde Walcott; a bat signed at the International Double Wicket Tournament at Scarborough in 1980, signatures including Gavaskar, Proctor, Woolmer, Sadiq Mohammed, Lance Cairns etc.; a similar bat for the 1982 tournament at Bristol, signed by Lloyd, Turner, Roope, Edmonds, Emburey, Sadiq Mohammed etc.; a bat autographed by the 1982 India team to England, 16 signatures; and a bat signed by a Mike Gatting England team circa 1987; sold together with an official signed photograph of the West Indies 1980 Touring Team to England, 17 signatures to the card folder (6)

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