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Sports Books & Memorabilia

by Dominic Winter Auctions


362 lots

July 28, 2006

Mallard House

Broadway Lane

South Cerney, GL7 5UQ United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1285 860006

Fax: +44 (0)1285 862461

Email: info@dominicwinter.co.uk

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Lot 1: [ Tennis - Sporting Memorabilia ] [ Lot Subject to VAT ] Advertising "Ma-Te_Co" - 'Les Marvellous Tennis Courts". A rare c.1930s enamelled advertising sign depicting a player on a tennis court, inscribed J. Becker, 27 Avenue de Laon, Soissons, some

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Description: [ Tennis - Sporting Memorabilia ] [ Lot Subject to VAT ] Advertising "Ma-Te_Co" - 'Les Marvellous Tennis Courts". A rare c.1930s enamelled advertising sign depicting a player on a tennis court, inscribed J. Becker, 27 Avenue de Laon, Soissons, some monor enamel chipping and loss, 28 x 41 cm (1)

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Lot 2: [ Tennis - Sporting Memorabilia - Lot Subject to VAT ] Advertising. Wilson "Super-Stroke" Tennis Racket, a rare pre-war enamelled advertising sign in the shape of a racket, some enamel chipping and loss, 68 x 24 cm (1)

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Description: [ Tennis - Sporting Memorabilia - Lot Subject to VAT ] Advertising. Wilson "Super-Stroke" Tennis Racket, a rare pre-war enamelled advertising sign in the shape of a racket, some enamel chipping and loss, 68 x 24 cm (1)

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Lot 3: [ Tennis - Sporting Memorabilia - Lot Subject to VAT ] Autographs. Eight real photo postcards by E. Trim & Co., Wimbledon, c. 1920s & 1930s, all full-length portraits (five framed and glazed) Includes Mrs K.A. Godfree, Miss Helen Jacobs, Mrs O'Hara

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Description: [ Tennis - Sporting Memorabilia - Lot Subject to VAT ] Autographs. Eight real photo postcards by E. Trim & Co., Wimbledon, c. 1920s & 1930s, all full-length portraits (five framed and glazed) Includes Mrs K.A. Godfree, Miss Helen Jacobs, Mrs O'Hara Wood, J.B. Hawkes, R.O Cummings, H. Hopman, J.S. Cliff and A.H. Gobert. Provenance: Doreen M Gay, nee Dempster, daughter of Dr. W.F.H. Dempster, who was a well known osteopath with a practice at 3 Manchester Square, London. (8)

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Lot 4: [ Tennis - Sporting Memorabilia - Lot Subject to VAT ] Autographs. Eight black & white photographs of tennis stars, all signed and inscribed, c. 1920s & 1930s, all full-length portraits including Bunny Austin, inscribed "To Mr Dempster. The increaser

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Description: [ Tennis - Sporting Memorabilia - Lot Subject to VAT ] Autographs. Eight black & white photographs of tennis stars, all signed and inscribed, c. 1920s & 1930s, all full-length portraits including Bunny Austin, inscribed "To Mr Dempster. The increaser of my muscular strength & my mental & physical wellbeing", approx. 21.5 x 16.5 cm., and others of similar size (including five framed and glazed) The others comprise Gottfried von Cramm, Raymond J. Casey, John D. Hennessy, Gerald Patterson, Miss D. Akhurst (Australia), Helen Hull Jacobs and one other lady tennis player, signed indistinctly (Rye?). Provenance: Doreen M. Gay, nee Dempster, daughter of Dr. W.F.H. Dempster, who was a well known osteopath with a practice at 3 Manchester Square, London. (8)

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Lot 5: [ Tennis - Sporting Memorabilia ] Beldan (George W. and Vaile, P.A.). Great Lawn Tennis Players. Their Methods Illustrated, 2nd imp., 1907, num. b & w illusts. from photos., t.e.g., orig. cloth gilt, rubbed and faded on spine, together with Vaile

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Description: [ Tennis - Sporting Memorabilia ] Beldan (George W. and Vaile, P.A.). Great Lawn Tennis Players. Their Methods Illustrated, 2nd imp., 1907, num. b & w illusts. from photos., t.e.g., orig. cloth gilt, rubbed and faded on spine, together with Vaile (P.A.), Modern Tennis, 2nd ed , revised, pub. New York & London, [1917], diags. to text, num. b & w action photos., t.e.g., orig. gilt dec. cloth, a little rubbed and faded on spine, both 8vo (2)

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