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Auction House:
Auction Location:
Melbourne
Date:
15/08/2017
Lot No.
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Description:
Don Bradman's 1934 Australian 'Baggy Green' Test Cap, green wool, wire-embroidered Australian Coat-of-Arms & '1934' on front, Farmers label inside endorsed 'D.G.Bradman'. Few small moth holes, otherwise good match-worn condition., Provenance: Bradman originally gifted this cap to his golf coach Jack Bahen, one of Australia's pioneer professional golfers. On Bahen's death it passed to his daughter Gretta Richardson, who in 1993 loaned it to the Mortlock Library in South Australia who were displaying Bradman cricket memorabilia. Included is a 1993 letter from Don Bradman to Mrs Richardson regarding the cap (personally signed by Don Bradman), and a copy of a press clipping regarding the cap and the Sir Donald Bradman exhibition in Adelaide. Also included DVD with 1950s footage of Bradman & Bahen playing golf at Royal Adelaide., This cap provided a centrepiece for the Bradman Exhibition at the State Library of South Australia from 2003-2008.
Estimate:
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Category:
Memorabilia — Sporting - Cricket