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Auction House:Charles Leski Auctions Pty. Ltd.Number of lots recorded:429
Sale Title:Sporting & General Memorabilia Session 1Lots with images:221
Auction Location:MelbournePrices available:289
LotDescription Price Image
*** Slag Glass, decorated with portrait of rower with text 'Edward Hanlan Champion of the World, Nov 15th 1880, Beat Trickett of N.S.W.'; plus an interesting crescent-shaped tin decorated with picture of rowers. (2 items) Edward 'Ned' Trickett (1851-1916) was an Australian rower. He was the first Australian to be recognised as a world champion in any sport, after winning the World Sculling Championship in 1876, a title he held until 1880, when he was beaten by Canadian Ned Hanlan ***
*** William Gladstone: Woven silk portrait 'The Right Hon.W.E.Gladstone, Mp', manufactured by W.H.Grant, Folmshill, Coventry, c1885, in original window mount, overall 14 x 18 cm.… *** N/A
*** Lalique 'Ingrid' large vase: Very heavy 26 x 21 cm. in excellent condition, signed to base. ***
*** General Botha's Walking Stick, Louis Botha, (1862 - 1919) was an Afrikaner and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa, the forerunner of the modern South African state. He became a member of the parliament of Transvaal in 1897, representing the district of Vryheid. Two years later Botha fought in the Second Boer War, initially under Lucas Meyer in Northern Natal, and later as a general commanding and fighting with impressive capability at Colenso and Spioen kop.… ***
*** Schwechten Upright Piano And Stool c1905, in stunning condition. A piano which would grace any room with its elegant walnut polish and original ornate candle sconces and back board. 185 x 135 x 40 cm. The top of the key cover has slight raising of the wood but will polish out perfectly. The stool is contemporary but not an exact match, also in fine condition. [Buyer to arrange removal from our rooms.] (2) ***
*** 1905 Mignon Typewriter 2, in original leather box, seems to be complete, sold A/F, needs work. Made in Berlin Germany by 'g. ***
*** Collectables: c1910 New Guinea photographs (2), one endorsed on reverse 'Rabaul, Road to Nammanula, New Britain', other endorsed 'Kolube', together with a letter from a surveyor who took the photographs pre-World War I; plus 1960s real estate posters/fyers… *** N/A
*** Athletics: Flyer 'H.A.McCabe, N.S.Wales' Premier Athlete, Professional Champion Runner of N.S.Wales 1911-2 Professional Champion Hurdler of N.S.… *** N/A
*** Pc Collectables: Books (3) including '100 years of Football - The Story of The Melbourne Football Club 1858-1958' by Taylor [Melbourne, 1958]; postcards (165) in two albums, noted World War I, Australian scenes, Iraq; cricket tie. *** N/A
*** E.P.N.S. Silver Plate Collection including coffee pots, serving trays, platters, shakers, creamers, sets of pickle and fish cutlery, plus many other items. Great value, condition varies, mostly very good. (28) *** N/A
*** Collectables: Jerry Lewis signed photograph; c1945 Shirley Temple movie poster 'Kiss and Tell'; c1920s photographs (3), comprising 'S.S.Ballarat', 'Rowing Eights' & 'Farm Cove, Sydney'. All in reasonable condition. (5 items) *** N/A
*** Opium Spoons: Set of 6 sterling silver opium spoons in case, each with charm attached to handle, from Hong Kong c1920s; plus opium pipe cleaner. *** N/A
*** Mah-Jong Set: c1920s bamboo & bone mah-jong set in tin *** N/A
*** Australian Hockey Team: Silver Shield, engraved 'Presented To, Australian Hockey Team, By Auckland Hockey Assn, To commemorate first visit to, Auckland Nz, 23-9-1922', mounted on wooden shield-shaped mount, with c11 signatures on reverse, overall 14 x 15 cm. ***
*** Australian Hockey Team: Original team photograph, with title 'Australian Hockey Team, In New Zealand - 1925', and players names printed on mount, framed & glazed, overall 50 x 41 cm. A rare early Australian Hockey Team photograph. Australia did not compete in hockey at the Olympics until 1956 Melbourne. ***
*** Sabino, Marius Ernest (1878-1961), a beautiful opaline statue 'Le Revell', 20 cm. tall including tiered wooden base. Stamped to side, Sabino Paris. ***
*** Sports Collectables: Sports Goods Catalogues (4) - Jack Hobbs Ltd catalogues for 1937-38 & 1939; Lillywhite Frowd catalogues for 1938-9 & Summer 1939; 'Fuhrer durch das Reichssportfeld' [Berlin, 1937], with accompanying map; match-box holder for Uruguay fo… *** N/A
*** Preserving the Visual and Literary History of Australia the Bread and Cheese Club Archive: Formed in Melbourne in June 1938 and devoted to 'Mateship, Art and Letters', the all-male Bread and Cheese Club was active in promoting Australian writers, publishing around 40 books of verse and tributes, as well as its own journal 'Bohemia', the Melbourne book-collector, J.K. Moir was the first Knight Grand Cheese and mainstay of the club, devoting much of his considerable energy to its activities.… ***
*** 1954 Royal Visit: Flags commemorating 1954 Royal visit to Australia, one with portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, other with portrait of Royal Family. 90 x 23 cm both in very good condition. (2 items) *** N/A
*** Masonic Regalia: c1960-70s group with aprons (2), medals (10) & collar *** N/A