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Auction of Cricket, Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks, Football and Sporting Memorabilia - Two day sale

Knights Sporting Auctions Day 1: lots 1-993. Day 2: lots 994-1611 Live Webcast Auction 02 Nov 2019 11:00 GMT (2 day sale)

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  • 17:00 GMT - 19:30 GMT
  • 08:00 GMT - 11:00 GMT
  • 08:00 GMT - 11:00 GMT
  • Leicester

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  • Premier Inn - Leicester Fosse Park
  • Braunstone Lane East
  • Leicester
  • LE3 2FW
  • United Kingdom

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Edward John Thompson, novelist, historian and poet (1886-1946). Four page handwritten letter dated

Lot 61

Edward John Thompson, novelist, historian and poet (1886-1946). Four page handwritten letter dated 28th December 1943 from Thompson to John Arlott...

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Robert Arthur 'Bob' Thoms. Excellent three page handwritten letter from Thoms to Charles F.

Lot 62

Robert Arthur 'Bob' Thoms. Excellent three page handwritten letter from Thoms to Charles F. Pardon, Editor of Wisden. Thoms writes expressing in s...

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Pelham Francis Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Two page handwritten letter

Lot 63

Pelham Francis Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Two page handwritten letter on 'The Cricketer' headed paper, dated 19th A...

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Andrew John Young, poet and clergyman (1885-1971). Two page handwritten letter from Young to John

Lot 64

Andrew John Young, poet and clergyman (1885-1971). Two page handwritten letter from Young to John Arlott, thanking him for a copy of his book 'How...

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Cricket correspondence 1950s-1990s. Blue file comprising an interesting selection of twenty seven

Lot 65

Cricket correspondence 1950s-1990s. Blue file comprising an interesting selection of twenty seven original signed letters, a good number relating ...

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Pelham Francis Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Two page handwritten letter

Lot 66

Pelham Francis Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Two page handwritten letter dated 30th September 1952 from Warner. Writin...

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Arthur Brian Sellers. Yorkshire 1932-1948. Short single page handwritten letter in ink from

Lot 67

Arthur Brian Sellers. Yorkshire 1932-1948. Short single page handwritten letter in ink from Sellers to 'John [Arlott]'. The letter is dated 28th A...

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Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Single page handwritten letter from Hutton to

Lot 68

Leonard 'Len' Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Single page handwritten letter from Hutton to John Arlott dated 22nd January 1966, with good ...

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Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Single page handwritten letter in blue ink from

Lot 69

Herbert Sutcliffe. Yorkshire & England 1919-1945. Single page handwritten letter in blue ink from Sutcliffe to 'My dear John [Arlott]', dated 30th...

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Thomas Bignall 'Tommy' Mitchell. Derbyshire & England 1928-1939. Single page handwritten letter in

Lot 70

Thomas Bignall 'Tommy' Mitchell. Derbyshire & England 1928-1939. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Mitchell to a collector. The letter wr...

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Charles Oyston. Yorkshire 1900-1909. Handwritten note in ink laid to page from Oyston replying to

Lot 71

Charles Oyston. Yorkshire 1900-1909. Handwritten note in ink laid to page from Oyston replying to a request for his autograph. 'Please excuse been...

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Wilfred Richard Daniel Payton. Nottinghamshire 1905-1931. Single page letter handwritten in ink on

Lot 72

Wilfred Richard Daniel Payton. Nottinghamshire 1905-1931. Single page letter handwritten in ink on Wilfred Payton Sports Outfitter letterhead, and...

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Willie Watson. Yorkshire, Leicestershire & England 1939-1964. Two page handwritten letter dated '

Lot 73

Willie Watson. Yorkshire, Leicestershire & England 1939-1964. Two page handwritten letter dated 'Thurs July 12 [1956]'. Addressed to 'Dear Jack', ...

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Richard Haynes Twining. Oxford University & Middlesex 1910-1928. Small note written in Twining's own

Lot 74

Richard Haynes Twining. Oxford University & Middlesex 1910-1928. Small note written in Twining's own hand listing his cricket playing details, 'Et...

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Richard Haynes Twining. Oxford University & Middlesex 1910-1928. Single page handwritten letter from

Lot 75

Richard Haynes Twining. Oxford University & Middlesex 1910-1928. Single page handwritten letter from Twining to the cricket historian and writer, ...

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Francis Thomas 'Frank' Mann. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1909-1931. Page written in

Lot 76

Francis Thomas 'Frank' Mann. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1909-1931. Page written in ink in Mann's own hand listing his cricket caree...

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Perceval Jeffrey Thornton Henery. Middlesex & Oxford University 1879-1894. Single page letter

Lot 77

Perceval Jeffrey Thornton Henery. Middlesex & Oxford University 1879-1894. Single page letter handwritten letter in ink from Henery replying to in...

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Meyrick Whitmore Payne. Cambridge University & Middlesex 1904-1929. Single page handwritten

Lot 78

Meyrick Whitmore Payne. Cambridge University & Middlesex 1904-1929. Single page handwritten letter, dated 9th December 1954. Payne is replying to ...

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James George Walker. Oxford University & Middlesex 1880-1890. Small single page letter handwritten

Lot 79

James George Walker. Oxford University & Middlesex 1880-1890. Small single page letter handwritten letter in ink from Walker replying to a request...

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Edward Maitland Hadow. Middlesex 1883-1893. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Hadow

Lot 80

Edward Maitland Hadow. Middlesex 1883-1893. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Hadow replying to a request for his autograph from a lady c...

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Evan Alcock Nepean. Oxford University & Middlesex 1887-1895. Two page handwritten letter in ink from

Lot 81

Evan Alcock Nepean. Oxford University & Middlesex 1887-1895. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Nepean replying to a request for his autograp...

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Arthur Kenelm Watson. Oxford University & Middlesex 1886-1894. Single page handwritten letter in ink

Lot 82

Arthur Kenelm Watson. Oxford University & Middlesex 1886-1894. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Watson replying to a request for his aut...

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Pelham Francis 'Plum' Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Single page

Lot 83

Pelham Francis 'Plum' Warner. Oxford University, Middlesex & England 1894-1920. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Warner to 'Onslow', dat...

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Vyell Edward Walker. Middlesex 1859-1877. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Walker to the

Lot 84

Vyell Edward Walker. Middlesex 1859-1877. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Walker to the cricket author, W.A. Bettesworth, dated 9th Februa...

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Isaac Donnithorne Walker. Middlesex 1862-1884. Three page handwritten letter in ink from Walker to

Lot 85

Isaac Donnithorne Walker. Middlesex 1862-1884. Three page handwritten letter in ink from Walker to M.J. Dauglish (Middlesex 1886-1890, nine matche...

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Harry Surtees Altham. Oxford University, Surrey & Hampshire 1909-1923. Two page handwritten letter

Lot 86

Harry Surtees Altham. Oxford University, Surrey & Hampshire 1909-1923. Two page handwritten letter from Altham to 'Mr Milne', dated 2nd November 1...

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Richard Daft. Nottinghamshire. 1858-91. Handwritten three page letter to an unknown correspondent,

Lot 87

Richard Daft. Nottinghamshire. 1858-91. Handwritten three page letter to an unknown correspondent, possibly a publisher, dated 10th November 1891,...

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William Thomas Taylor. Derbyshire 1905-1910. Single page handwritten letter on Derbyshire C.C.C.

Lot 88

William Thomas Taylor. Derbyshire 1905-1910. Single page handwritten letter on Derbyshire C.C.C. letterhead from Taylor in his capacity as Secreta...

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Gerald De Lisle Hough. Kent 1919-1920. Handwritten two page letter to H.W. 'Plum' Warner, Kent

Lot 89

Gerald De Lisle Hough. Kent 1919-1920. Handwritten two page letter to H.W. 'Plum' Warner, Kent enthusiast and collector. Written on Kent C.C.C. he...

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Edward Desmond Russell Eagar. Gloucestershire, Oxford University and Hampshire 1935-1957. Single

Lot 90

Edward Desmond Russell Eagar. Gloucestershire, Oxford University and Hampshire 1935-1957. Single page typed letter on Hampshire C.C.C. letterhead,...

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H.A. Brown. Single page typed letter on Nottinghamshire C.C.C. letterhead from the Secretary, H.A.

Lot 91

H.A. Brown. Single page typed letter on Nottinghamshire C.C.C. letterhead from the Secretary, H.A. Brown. Writing to a 'Master Malyon', Brown is r...

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Harold Denis 'Dickie' Bird. Yorkshire & Leicestershire 1956-1964. Two page handwritten letter from

Lot 92

Harold Denis 'Dickie' Bird. Yorkshire & Leicestershire 1956-1964. Two page handwritten letter from Bird to Jack [Sokell] writing from the Rutland ...

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John David 'Jack' Bannister. Warwickshire 1950-1968. Single page handwritten letter on

Lot 93

John David 'Jack' Bannister. Warwickshire 1950-1968. Single page handwritten letter on Warwickshire C.C.C. letterhead to H.W. 'Plum' Warner, Kent ...

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Edwin Boaler 'Ted' Alletson. Nottinghamshire 1906-1914. Single page letter handwritten in ink from

Lot 94

Edwin Boaler 'Ted' Alletson. Nottinghamshire 1906-1914. Single page letter handwritten in ink from Alletson, dated 23rd January 1956, with good cr...

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Deryck Lance Murray. Cambridge University, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire & West Indies 1963-1980.

Lot 95

Deryck Lance Murray. Cambridge University, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire & West Indies 1963-1980. Single page handwritten letter on Nottinghamshir...

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Geoffrey Alan 'Geoff' Cope. Yorkshire & England 1966-1980. Single page undated handwritten letter

Lot 96

Geoffrey Alan 'Geoff' Cope. Yorkshire & England 1966-1980. Single page undated handwritten letter from Cope to a Mr & Mrs Roper, in which Cope hop...

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George Oswald 'Gubby' Allen. Middlesex, Cambridge University & England 1921-1950. Two page

Lot 97

George Oswald 'Gubby' Allen. Middlesex, Cambridge University & England 1921-1950. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Allen to 'Dear Nathanael...

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William Ewart 'Bill' Astill. Leicestershire & England 1906-1939. Four page handwritten letter in ink

Lot 98

William Ewart 'Bill' Astill. Leicestershire & England 1906-1939. Four page handwritten letter in ink from Astill to 'Dear Eileen [Miller]' dated 8...

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Leslie Ethelbert George 'Les' Ames. Kent & England 1926-1951. Single page typed letter on Kent C.C.

Lot 99

Leslie Ethelbert George 'Les' Ames. Kent & England 1926-1951. Single page typed letter on Kent C.C.C. letterhead to H.W. Warner, the Kent enthusia...

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Leonard Charles 'Len' Braund. Surrey, Somerset & England 1896-1920. One page handwritten letter

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Leonard Charles 'Len' Braund. Surrey, Somerset & England 1896-1920. One page handwritten letter to 'Fred', dated 8th May 1950. Braund is disappoin...

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Hugh Richard Bromley-Davenport. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1892-1899. Two page

Lot 101

Hugh Richard Bromley-Davenport. Cambridge University, Middlesex & England 1892-1899. Two page handwritten letter to a Mr Milne, dated 11th Novembe...

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Evelyn Rockley Wilson. Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1899-1923. Two page handwritten

Lot 102

Evelyn Rockley Wilson. Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1899-1923. Two page handwritten letter to George Hirst, Yorkshire & England 1891-...

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Don Bradman. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Bradman to the cricket writer, Alan Hill,

Lot 103

Don Bradman. Single page handwritten letter in ink from Bradman to the cricket writer, Alan Hill, dated 3rd October 1989. Writing from his address...

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Don Bradman. A Christmas card sent to the original vendor by Bradman from Australia c1949/50. The

Lot 104

Don Bradman. A Christmas card sent to the original vendor by Bradman from Australia c1949/50. The card features a horse's head to front 'A Christm...

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Peter Randall Johnson. Cambridge University & Somerset 1900-1927. Handwritten postcard from

Lot 105

Peter Randall Johnson. Cambridge University & Somerset 1900-1927. Handwritten postcard from Johnson to the Secretary of the M.C.C. regretting that...

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John Daniell. Somerset & Cambridge University 1898-1927. Short one page handwritten letter to

Lot 106

John Daniell. Somerset & Cambridge University 1898-1927. Short one page handwritten letter to Francis Lacey, Secretary of M.C.C. on 'The Club, Wes...

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Arthur Edward Newton. Somerset 1891-1914. One page handwritten letter on Dipford House, Trull,

Lot 107

Arthur Edward Newton. Somerset 1891-1914. One page handwritten letter on Dipford House, Trull, Taunton headed paper from Newton to H.N.E. Alston (...

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Leslie Gutteridge, publisher, Epworth Press. Single page typed letter from Gutteridge to Gerald

Lot 108

Leslie Gutteridge, publisher, Epworth Press. Single page typed letter from Gutteridge to Gerald Brodribb, dated 30th April 1956. Gutteridge is wri...

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John Henniker-Major, 5th Baron Henniker. Two page handwritten letter on Thornham Hall, Eye (Suffolk)

Lot 109

John Henniker-Major, 5th Baron Henniker. Two page handwritten letter on Thornham Hall, Eye (Suffolk) note paper to Dr Short, dated 14th September ...

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Sir William Bagge. Norfolk& M.C.C. 1836-1839. Original free-front envelope nicely signed in ink by

Lot 110

Sir William Bagge. Norfolk& M.C.C. 1836-1839. Original free-front envelope nicely signed in ink by Bagge and dated 1838. G/VG - cricket Bagge was...

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Micky Stewart Benefit 1965. Two page handwritten letter on Micky Stewart Benefit letterhead. The

Lot 111

Micky Stewart Benefit 1965. Two page handwritten letter on Micky Stewart Benefit letterhead. The letter, dated 13th November 1965, to 'Ken' thanki...

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Henry Starr Harrison. Surrey 1909-1923. Single page handwritten letter dated 27th May 1934 from

Lot 112

Henry Starr Harrison. Surrey 1909-1923. Single page handwritten letter dated 27th May 1934 from Harrison to an unknown correspondent replying to a...

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Robert Henderson. Surrey 1883-1896. Two page handwritten letter from Henderson to the collector,

Lot 113

Robert Henderson. Surrey 1883-1896. Two page handwritten letter from Henderson to the collector, Charles Pratt Green, dated 20th September 1893. H...

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Michael Richard Barton. Oxford University & Surrey 1935-1954. Single page handwritten letter dated

Lot 114

Michael Richard Barton. Oxford University & Surrey 1935-1954. Single page handwritten letter dated 13th January 1990. Barton is replying to 'Mr Cr...

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Edward Mark Sprot. Hampshire 1898-1914. Single page letter handwritten in ink from Sprot. The letter

Lot 115

Edward Mark Sprot. Hampshire 1898-1914. Single page letter handwritten in ink from Sprot. The letter to a Mr Milne, dated 18th February 1935, is r...

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John Glennie Greig. Hampshire, 1901-1922. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Greig to 'Mr

Lot 116

John Glennie Greig. Hampshire, 1901-1922. Two page handwritten letter in ink from Greig to 'Mr Coldham', dated 11th March 1946. Greig opens the le...

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Ronald Aird, Hampshire & Cambridge University 1920-1938, and Arthur Kenneth Judd, Hampshire &

Lot 117

Ronald Aird, Hampshire & Cambridge University 1920-1938, and Arthur Kenneth Judd, Hampshire & Cambridge University 1925-1935. Two handwritten lett...

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Arthur George Holt, Hampshire 1935-1948 and Richard Henry Moore, Hampshire 1931-1939. Two single

Lot 118

Arthur George Holt, Hampshire 1935-1948 and Richard Henry Moore, Hampshire 1931-1939. Two single page handwritten letters in ink, both replying to...

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Alastair McLeod. Hampshire 1914-1938. Two page handwritten letter from McLeod replying to a

Lot 119

Alastair McLeod. Hampshire 1914-1938. Two page handwritten letter from McLeod replying to a request for one of his bats. The letter dated 23rd Feb...

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Edward Joseph 'Ted' Drake. Hampshire 1931-1936. Single page handwritten letter from Drake to a

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Edward Joseph 'Ted' Drake. Hampshire 1931-1936. Single page handwritten letter from Drake to a Douglas Crampton, replying to a request for his aut...

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