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Sporting Memorabilia — Charles Leski Auctions Pty. Ltd.

Auction House:Charles Leski Auctions Pty. Ltd.Number of lots recorded:447
Sale Title:Sporting MemorabiliaLots with images:151
Auction Location:MelbournePrices available:284
Date:16/12/2009










LotDescriptionPriceImage
*** Athletics: 1907 programme 'The South London Harriers, Programme of the Spring Athletic & Cycling Meeting, held at Kennington Oval'; 1932 programme 'Track and Field Championships of New South Wales' (competitors include Olympians - Jack Metcalfe, George Gol… *** N/A 
*** Books, noted 'How I Play Snooker' by Joe Davis [1st edition, London, 1949]; 'Oxford versus Cambridge' by Abrahams & Bruce-Kerr [London, 1931]; 'Croquet Today' by Hardy [London, 1954]. Fair/Good condition. (13 items) *** N/A 
*** Books, noted 'Better Surfing for Boys' by Cook & Romeika [London, 1968]; 'Encyclopaedia of Sport' by Harvey [London, 1959]; 'The Dawn of Swimming' by Knox [London, 1962]. Fair/Good condition. (15 items) *** N/A 
*** Books, noted 'The Sporting Image - A Pictorial History of Queenslanders at Play' by Howell & Brown [Brisbane, 1989]; 'The Best Ever Australian Sports Writing' by Headon [Melbourne, 2001]; 'Running with the Ball' by Mancini & Hibbins [Melbourne, 1987]; 'Pag… *** N/A 
*** Sport: Cricket books (8) including 'Australian Cricket - The Game and the Players' by Pollard [Sydney, 1982]; & 'Trumper - The Illustrated Biography' by Mallett [Melbourne, 1985]; set of 8 casette tapes 'Bradman - The Don Declares'; Rugby League books (9) … *** N/A 
*** 16oz Bbe Full Pro Boxing Glove (not replica), that was a spare for the Mike Tyson v Julius Francis fight, and signed by six world champions - Jose Torres, Jeff Fenech, Lloyd Honeyghan, Herbie Hide, Carl Thompson & Colin McMillan; also signed by fight referee Joe Cortez & famous ring announcer Michael Buffer.… ***
*** 1934 2nd British Empire Games in London: Participation medal 'British Empire Games/England/1934', ex Sam Weaver of Wales bronze medallist in the Lawn bowls pairs, in original presentation case. Together with his Welsh blazer; programme 'British Empire Games Federation, Bowling section'; Welsh tie; blazer pocket; farewell booklet; menu/programme 'British Empire Games, English Bowling Association, banquet and Distributuion of Prizes'. (7 items) ***
*** British Empire & Commonwealth Games: 'The New Zealand Sportsman, Empire Games 1950, Souvenir Issue' (cvr faults); 1954 travel brochure 'British Empire Games at Vancouver.… *** N/A 
*** 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver, gold winner's medal '1954 V. British Empire & Commonwealth Games, Vancouver, Canada', 55mm diameter, engraved on reverse 'Lawn bowls/Fours'. Ex member of South African team ***
*** 1954 British Empire Games In Vancouver: Group ex Frank Mitchell (gold medal South African Lawn Bowls Fours) including 'Official Souvenir Book and Programme of Events - British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Vancouver, Canada, 1954'; Programme of Entertain… *** N/A 
*** c1865 Cricket Photograph, showing a group of boys playing cricket in front of a Common School (possibly Richmond), of particular note are the large balls in use. Photographed by Paterson Bros. Melbourne, size 20x14cm, on mount 28x23cm. May be the earliest photograph of school cricket in Victoria ***
*** Union cricket club, Richmond: five rare early documents - 'Union cricket club, Subscription List' (1867); 'Statement of Receipts & Expenditure, Union cricket club to 14th Dec.1867'; programme/flyer 'Union cricket club. A grand musical & Elocutionary Entertainment' (May 1868); 'Cash Statement, Concert in Aid of the Funds of, the Union cricket club'; 1868 letter signed by 5 players.… ***
*** Ticket: 'Cricket match, M.& H.B.U.R.Co. V Victorian Railways, South Melbourne cricket ground, on Wednesday 22nd December 1875'. Extremely rare & early Australian cricket match ticket. (initials = Melbourne & Hobsons Bay United Railway Company, formed in 1865 when the Melbourne & Hobsons Bay Railway Company merged with the remaining suburban railway companies) ***
*** 'Arthur Haygarth's Cricket Scores and Biographies, from 1855 to 1875. Vol.V' by Haygarth [London, 1876], 458 pages, publisher's cloth. Fair/Good condition *** N/A 
*** 'Arthur Haygarth's Cricket Scores and Biographies, from 1855 to 1875. Vol.VI' by Haygarth [London, 1876], 517 pages, publisher's cloth. Fair/Good condition *** N/A 
*** James Lillywhite, piece signed 'James Lillywhite, Captain of Team to Australia 1876';, together with a modern postcard 'England in Australia 1876-77'. (James Lillywhite played two Tests 1876-77, both as Captain. England test player No. 7). From the Percy Samara-Wickrama cricket autographs collection ***
*** Alfred Shaw, piece signed 'Alfred Shaw, Gedling, 1903'. (Alfred Shaw played 7 Tests 1876-82, including four as Captain. England test player No. 9). From the Percy Samara-Wickrama cricket autographs collection ***
*** Early Australian Cricketers: Set of prints by Dave Thomas - 'Jack Blackham', 'Dave Gregory', 'Frederick Spofforth', 'George Giffen', 'Charlie Turner' & 'Hugh Trumble', each overall 45x32cm. (6 items) *** N/A 
*** 1878-1909 Australian Team Displays: 1878 engraving 'The Australian Cricketers'; 1893 printed team photo 'The Australian Cricket-Players in England'; 1893 printed team photo 'The Australian Cricketers in England - A Portrait Group'; 1902 printed team photo … *** N/A 
*** 1878 Australian Team: original photograph of the team (9x6 cm), with title, 'The Australian twelve', and players' names printed on mount, overall 16x11 cm. Scarce. Good condition (minor tone spots on mount) . ***

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