Sporting Memorabilia

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Tim Collings Sporting Memorabilia Collection

Tim is a journalist, and author, who has worked for a wide range of publications in a 40-year career in the media. He is best known as a sports journalist with The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and for many years Reuters, the global news agency. He has held senior positions as Motor Racing Correspondent and Football Correspondent with those mentioned, but has also worked as general sports and sports news writer with a special interest in international sport. In his long career, Tim also launched and ran a successful independent media and sports agency, Collings Media, and is the author of more than 20 books including the official history of Luton Town Football Club, his first local club. He has also written the acclaimed Formula One study The Piranha Club and performed ghost-writing duties for several world champions including Lewis Hamilton. His travels have taken him all over the world, as is richly reflected in his collection of his private memorabilia.

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Frederick William Elwell (1870-1958),
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signed Fred Elwell and dated 1902,
oil on canvas,
71 x 64 cm

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A 'Grasshopper' skeleton clock by The Greenwich Clock Co. of London with three enamelled dials, fusee movement, grasshopper escapement and an anchor motif within a mahogany and glazed case, h. 45 cm *This clock is based on the first marine chronometer made by John Harrison (1693-1776)

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Dickens C.: The Letters of Charles Dickens, The British Academy Pilgrim Edition, 1965-2002, Clarendon Press, edited by Madelaine House, Graham Storey et al. Complete 1st. Edition set. Royal 8vo. Twelve volumes in original (sleeve protected) dust wrappers. Scarce complete set in near fine condition.

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Bryant A.: Map of the County of Northampton from Actual Survey in the Years 1824, 1825 & 1826. Map dated 1st. June 1827

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Farsi manuscript volume of Poetry, small qto. calf binding with a floral blind-stamped design. The book features the work of the 14th. C Persian poet Hafez which has been beautifully transcribed using the original Farsi script to create an attractive two column page format with decorative calligraphic margins. Together with an additional 8vo volume featuring a printed text in the same script. Both late 19th. C.

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Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Kay Nielsen, Hodder, [1925]. Large qto., original gilt decorated/illustrated cream cloth, teg. Twelve tipped-in colour plates with titled tissue guards, black and white illustrations, decorative historiated initials, decorated endpapers, Limited edition 241/600, signed by Kay Nielsen.

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Carroll L.: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Nd. C. 1908. 1st.Ed. thus. Illustrated by Harry Rountree. Qto Hb. Gilt titling & colour illus. on cover. Colour plates and vignettes by Rountree. Uncommon/scarce edition.

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Wodehouse P.: First Editions, 2nd. Printings. Summer Lighning, (1929); Very Good Jeeves, (1930); Laughing Gas, (1936); Mr. Mulliner Speaking, (1929); Meet Mr. Mulliner, (1927). First edition date in brackets, interval between 1st. & 2nd. printings varies. All titles with bright, clean dust wrappers which have 2/6 on spine.

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Photographic Journal / Album of the Voyage of ''H.M.S. Egeria, Pacific Station, during Commission, 1908 - 1910'' - original photographs taken by ''Second Sick Berth Steward, Charles Randall, R.N. A 'tall' hb, qto album featuring accomplished original photographs together with manuscript annotated labels under each mounted (but loose) photograph. The photographs feature the vessel itself, members of the crew undertaking various duties, activities and leisure time pursuits; locations visited including Port Simpson, Spicer Island, Refuge Bay, Esquimalt Harbour and Beaver Harbour Indian Village. Footnote. The Egeria arrived in British Columbia in 1898 where she was engaged in coastal surveys for the Royal Navy until 1910, by which time coast surveying responsibilities had been transferred to the Canadian Hydrographic Service. Commander Morris Henry Smyth was in command until Commander C. H. Simpson was appointed in command on 1 February 1900. Egeria was primarily involved in resurveying settled areas of the British Columbia coast to create modern charts on a larger scale. The last survey it conducted was of Welcome Pass off the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

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Small collection of official Naval Handbooks and manuals dating from early to mid twentieth century featuring: Torpedo Drill Book 1914, Seaman's Pocket Book 1943, Parade and Rifle Drill 1949, German Ground Mines, Merchant Ship Recognition 1943, Notes on the Royal Navy 1964. Mainly 8vo Pb. Together with some other Handbooks. Various formats, HMSO Publications

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C.S. Lewis: Broadcast Talks, 1942. 12mo Hb. Affixed to the front paste-down of the volume is a letter written by Lewis from Magdalen College - '' Dear Mr. Hubble, Forgive this economy of paper, I can't at the moment do otherwise. The Talks will be published, probably by Centenary Press but it is too early yet to give any details. I hope they may be in their Autumn lists. Thanks for kind and encouraging letter, Yours sincerely, C.S. Lewis.''

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Thomas Childs - Engineer & Amateur Photographer: Manuscript 'Chinese' Journal - '' Thos Child's Diary 1869, From September 9th to August 27th. 1870, Containing an account of my voyage from London to Peking.'' Together with: ''The Diary of Thomas Child - Years Residence in China, Vol 1. 1870.'' Two small leather bound volumes (Foolscap 8vo) containing manuscript entries for both accounts

Sold for £6,800

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ring size L, 7.8 gms

Sold for £1,400

Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, a pair of 'Tight' pale grey leather armchairs on chromed legs

Sold for £420

Sir Norman Foster for Tecno, a 'Nomos' rectangular table with a glass top, on castors, l. 160 cm

Sold for £440

SOLD Lot 1033 28 bore sidelock ejector by Holland & Holland, 28 ins barrels (recent re proof), ½ & full choke, with dolls head extension inscribed HOLLAND & HOLLAND 98 New Bond Street London, 70mm chambers, acanthus scroll foliate and border relief engraved action and fences with the makers name in gold letters, well figured 14,13/16 ins straight hand stock with vacant silver oval, in leather motor case with makers trade label

Sold for £18,000

Erik Kirkegaard for Hong Stolefabrik, a pair of rosewood and black leather upholstered desk/armchairs

Sold for £750

Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra, a set of ten 'Eames Plastic Chair' DSR chairs in yellow, grey and blue

Sold for £950

Mies van der Rohe, a pair of 1976 'Barcelona' chairs, the brown leather button upholstered cushions on chromed frames

Sold for £1,600

A quantity of cigars, 1 box of 25 Partagas Panetelas from Cuba (sealed), a box of 10 Royal Jamaica coronas & a part box of 12 Josel Piedra Habana, Cuban Coronas Cortas

Sold for £220

Late Victorian photograph Album, C.1895, featuring the original work of an amateur photographer. Locations include Windsor & other districts in London including the River Thames together with rural areas like Ragdale. Possibly a unique 'period' record of life and times.

Sold for £420

Gary Larson: The Complete Far Side, 2003. 1st. Edition. Signed, limited edition 1890/2000. Vols. 1 & 2, Folio, full maroon leather binding, gilt with colour pictorial onlay, aeg. Signed certificate of limitation bound in as frontis. Colour and black and white cartoon illustrations in chronological sequence 1980 - 1994. Both volumes housed in a two tone fabric lined drop-down box. Published with each set was an additional full-sized colour print signed by Larson with the same limitation number. Scarce and near fine.

Sold for £600

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Sold for £1,300

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Sold for £1600


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Sold for £20,000

12 bore Browning 425 over and under, ejector, 28 ins Invector multi choke barrels, ¼ ins file cut ventilated rib, 2¾ ins chambers, game scene engraved polished action, single selective trigger, 14¾ ins semi pistol grip stock

Sold for £900

Pietro Arosio for Tacchini, a pair of 'Moon' armchairs, the red leather seats on black pedestal swivel bases

Sold for £750

Matthew Hilton for SCP, a tan leather 'Balzac' chair and ottomon *Literature: See Charlotte & Peter Fiell '1000 Chairs', p. 685

Sold for £1,100