Archives: June 2018

  1. Don Bradman Cricket Memorabilia

    Don Bradman cricket memorabilia is highly collectible, in fact, I have one particular hand signed sepia press photograph of my father and Bradman walking out to toss up when the “Invincibles” played Lancashire in May 1948 at the Old Trafford, 3-day match, this remains part of my family collection. I had the privilege of being introduced to Don Bradman at Lords in the...
  2. How to Collect Cricket Memorabilia

    How to Collect Cricket Memorabilia
    Cricket memorabilia is one of the fastest growing areas in the sports collectibles field. 1864 saw the first publication of the “Bible of cricket” the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack and this is certainly an area worth concentrating on. The founder John Wisden (1826-1854) created the longest running sports annual in history. The Wisden has been produced in both hardback form and...
  3. Body Line Series Cricket Memorabilia

    Body Line Series Cricket Memorabilia
      The Bloody Ashes The season of 1932-33 (significant as a vintage year for cricket memorabilia), saw one of the most significant events in cricketing history, an event which would strain the Anglo Australian relationship to the very limit. It all began with a conversation in the Piccadilly hotel London between England Captain Douglas Jardine (Notts), a player who was obsessive...
  4. Autographed Golf Memorabilia Post and Pre-War

    Autographed Golf Memorabilia Post and Pre-War
    Collecting hand signed golf memorabilia can be a great hobby or small business for the golf enthusiast as you are able to combine following your golfing heroes with building a golf memorabilia collection. Due to the nature of golf I have always found players to be most considerate and obliging when it comes to signing autographs and meeting enthusiasts, the...
  5. How to collect motor racing memorabilia

    How to collect motor racing memorabilia
    Collecting hand signed motor racing memorabilia can be a great hobby or small business for the motor racing enthusiast as you are able to combine following your heroes with building a motor racing memorabilia collection. A paddock pass with access to the pits is the most effective way of making contact with the motor racing fraternity otherwise the member's car...
  6. Collecting Boxing Memorabilia

    Collecting Boxing Memorabilia  The Greeks originally introduced an ancient form of boxing into their Olympic games around 688 BC, although the sport only began to thrive years later in Roman times. Boxers in those days, or to be more accurate pugilists did not have access to gloves, headgear and other protective equipment as today's boxers do, the hand covering worn...
  7. How to Identify Fake Sports Autographs

    AUTOGRAPHS REAL OR FAKE The origins of the autograph An autograph may be defined as “any manuscript handwritten by its author; a handwritten signature especially the signature of a famous or admired person. The origins of hand signed autographs can be traced back to sixth century ancient Greece however none survive from this period, in fact The earliest autograph, signature of...
  8. James Hunt Memorabilia

    James Hunt Motor Racing Memorabilia. I was fortunate in March this year to purchase three items of James Hunt memorabilia from a private collection in Surrey. James Simon Wallis Hunt (1947-1993) was a flamboyant British motor racing driver who won the world drivers’ championship in 1976 whilst driving for McLaren in the Japanese Grand Prix. On retirement from motor racing...
  9. Primo Carnera Signed Print

    Boxing 1929 Primo Carnera Signed Print inscribed ‘ To my friend Harry Drake Windsor, 10/10/29, Primo Carnera’ signed to the front, picture taken at the Star & Garter Hotel, Windsor, Heavy Weight World Champion 1933-34 – framed and glazed, measures 23 x 17cm approx. Boxing Memorabilia  
  10. The Origins of Cricket

    A sports memorabilia article The origins of cricket and cricket memorabilia The summers of mid 16th century England saw the beginnings of what was to become the nation’s most fashionable sport The game of cricket originated in Saxon times in the woodland clearings of the weald in South-Eastern England. 1598 is the earliest reference where the game is referred to as...

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