Cricket Memorabilia

  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. 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...
  5. 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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