Lot 1 Collection England v Wales five and six nations rugby programmes (H) & (A) from 1988-2004 a complete run of programmes, either played at Twickenham or Cardiff Arms Park with England winning 5 Grand Slams, in varying conditions, some having writing, usual pocket wear and some folds . (17)
Lot 2 1970 England v Wales rugby programme and ticket signed by Wales legend Gareth Edwards and Wales coach Clive Rowlands - interestingly the games which was eventually won by Wales 17-13, who were trailing England when Gareth Edwards was replaced by the try scoring Ray ?Chico? Hopkins for his only cap - usual pocket fold otherwise internally clean complete with East Enclosure ticket (2)
Lot 3 1952 and 1953 England rugby trial programmes to incl Whited v Colours played at Ellis Sports Ground Workington ?52 and v The Rest Twickenham ?53 both with hand written scores team changes to the centre pages some slight foxing, slight pocket folds otherwise clean (2)
Lot 6 2x 1952 Wales Rugby Grand Slam Programmes - to incl vs England played at Twickenham (2 team changes and hand written score) and vs Scotland played at Cardiff winning 8-6 and 11-0 respectively - some slight soiling to the edges and usual pocket folds overall (F/G)
Lot 8 1948 England v Ireland (Grand Slam) rugby programme and Reunion Luncheon menu - played at Twickenham on 14th February - some slight discolouration to minor tears otherwise clean (F/G) together with ?Grand Slam Reunion Lunch? held in Belfast on Thursday, 13 March 2008 comprising 4 page dinner menu c/w facsimile of the original match programme v Wales held in the presence of 6 of the original team members, ...
Lot 9 1939 England v Wales (Champions) rugby programme - played at Twickenham on 21st January with England denying Wales the Grand Slam - which ended in a 3 way title win with Wales and Ireland - usual pocket fold some slight soiling down the spine otherwise (F/G)
Lot 11 1937 England (Grand Slam) v Ireland rugby programme played at Twickenham on 13th February winning 9-8 and going on to become Champions and Triple Crown winners-usual pocket folds otherwise clean (G)
Lot 12 1931 England vs Wales (Champions) rugby programme played at Twickenham on 17th January the game ended in a draw and denying Wales The Grand Slam-pencil team changes and scores to the centre pages, heavy vertical pocket fold with some soiling hence (F)
Lot 14 1951 Wales vs South Africa rugby programme ? played at Cardiff Arms Park on 22nd December described as ?The Match Century? following the Springboks recent defeat of the All Blacks and Wales winning the Grand Slam -final result South Africa 6 Wales 3 - usual pocket folds and some soiling to the covers hence (F)
Lot 15 1947 Wales v Australia rugby programme played at Cardiff Arms Park on 20th December with Wales coming out victors 6-0 - usual pocket folds, staple bleeding (staple missing) some soiling internally (F)
Lot 16 1947 Ireland Rugby team autographs ?- from the match against Scotland played on 22nd February at Murrayfield with Ireland coming out winners 3-0 - signed by the entire squad to include Kyle, Daly, Strathdee, O?Hanlon, Higgins, Mullan, Callan, Agar, Keefe, Karl Mullan, and Bill Mckay who went on and played at least once during the 1948 Grand Slam season - laid down on an autograph album page
Lot 18 1950 Ireland v Scotland rugby programme and itinerary ? single folded programme played at Lansdowne Road 25th February c/w the official itinerary card- usual pocket fold to the programme otherwise clean both overall (G) (2)
Lot 21 1958 England (Champions) v Ireland signed rugby programme ? signed by members of both teams to the centre pages to incl 10x England namely Dickie Jeeps, John Young, Hetherington, Ashcroft, et al and by 7x Ireland namely Berkeley, Tony O?Reilly, Jack Kyle, Paddy O?Donoghue, and one other, some slight thumb marks to the covers otherwise internally clean hence (F)
Lot 22 1966 Ireland v Scotland fully signed rugby programme played at Lansdowne Road 26 February-formerly the property of Scots hooker and British Lions player Frank Laidlaw, signed to the cover and his player profile ? as well as being signed by both teams to the centre line up pages to incl Willie John McBride, Mike Gibson, Tom Kiernan, Jim Telfer, Frank Laidlaw, Peter Brown, et al comes complete with ...
Lot 23 Interesting collection of Ireland rugby ephemera spanning 1976-2004 incl signed items - programmes incl New Zealand v Ireland ?76 (Wellington), France v Ireland ?80 (Paris), tickets from Ire v Scotland ?82, England v Ireland ?04, autographed photo card of Peter Clohessy, signed letter by Cliff Morgan with reference to his days at Bective Rangers, comments by the late great Cliff Morgan, O?Driscoll ...
Lot 26 1955 British Lion Cliff Morgan signed photograph ?b/w action shot in Lions kit in SA of the late star Welsh fly half, broadcaster and commentating legend, clearly and boldly signed in blue ink to lower border ? overall approx 8.5? x 11?. Detailed CV to reverse, published by Autographed Editions. Near mint.
Lot 27 1959 British Lions v New Zealand rugby programme ? 3rd Test at Christchurch, played on August 29th, NZ winning 22-8. 20 pp issue, coloured pictorial cover and a host of informative detail, pictures and historical snippets. A little rubbing and small pencil initials to cover (G)
Lot 30 1962 British Lions Tour of South Africa: official report by The Times - in original green paper wrappers, 100pp coverage of all the tour games plus a few pictorial plates on the sometimes controversial tour (VG)
Lot 31 1962 British Lions v South Africa rugby programme?3rd Test played at Cape Town on 4th August with South Africa winning 8-3. 4pp Western Province issue with team picture of the Lions on the back cover. Slight rubbing, minor creases to two corners otherwise clean (G)
Lot 32 1962 British Lions v Northern Transvaal rugby programme - played at Pretoria on 16th June with hosts winning 14-6, 24pp c/w complete with various pictures and stats and period adverts-slight creasing the covers and slight bruising to the corners otherwise overall (G)
Lot 33 1962 British Lions v Eastern Province rugby programme played at Port Elizabeth on 30th June with the Lions winning 21-6-simple traditional style programme of the time, some slight die marks to the cover, and written team changes the centre pages otherwise internally clean (G)
Lot 34 1962 British Lions v Junior Springboks rugby programme-played at Pretoria on 16th July with the Lions winning 16-11, large 24pp programme slight bruising to the one corner complete with pictures and stats otherwise internally clean (G)
Lot 35 1962 British Lions tour to South Africa (and others) itinerary booklet - small yellow card covered 8pp itinerary published with the compliments of Ebbet Motors Ltd Hamilton covering the tour to Australia in June, New Zealand in August and all the printed results of the tour South Africa in May - some slight soiling to the covers and minor creases otherwise (F)
Lot 37 2x 1966 British Lions v New Zealand rugby programmes ? for the 3rd and 4th Test played at Christchurch and Auckland, won by the host, both substantial issues and slight rubbing increases generally very clean hence overall (G)
Lot 38 Scarce 1971 British Lions (13) v New Zealand (3) signed rugby programme ? 3rd test match played at Wellington and one by the Lions to ensure a drawn series that the least - 24pp issue signed to the front cover by Lions/Welsh players incl John Dawes (capt), John Taylor, Geoff Evans and Gerald Davies who also signed the team page plus New Zealand Captain Colin Meads - Lions going one up in the series ...
Lot 39 Scarce 1971 British Lions (14) v New Zealand (14) signed rugby programme ? 4th Test played at Auckland with the Lions recording an historic series win - 36pp issue signed to the front cover by Lions/Welsh players incl John Dawes (capt), John Taylor, Geoff Evans and Gerald Davies who also signed the team page plus New Zealand Captain Colin Meads - some minor nicks and creases otherwise internally clean ...
Lot 40 Scarce 1971 British Lions Tour to New Zealand official signed team sheet - signed by all 32 members of the team including the management, Gordon Brown?s almost faded, nevertheless atmospherically historic team sheet, with both vertical and horizontal folds, minor tears, nicks to the corners and edges some discolouration hence overall (F)
Lot 42 1971 British Lions versus New Zealand rugby programme-2nd test match made at Christchurch won by New Zealand 22-13 to square what became winning series for the British Lions,24pp very clean copy hence overall (G)
Lot 43 1971 British Lions versus New Zealand rugby programme -3rd test match played at Wellington won by the Lions 13-3 with the Lions going into 2-1 lead, 24pp light pocket fold otherwise clean hence (G)
Lot 44 1971 British Lions versus New Zealand rugby programme - 4th test match played at Auckland with the game ending 14-14 with the Lions winning the series for the 1st time in New Zealand ? 36pp large format, since white wear to the edges otherwise clean (G)
Lot 46 1974 British Lions Captain and Legend Willie John McBride signed photograph - issued by Autographed Editions complete with players profile and details on the reverse and comes with COA ? overall 11? x .5? (G)
Lot 47 Scarce 1974 British Lions v South Africa rugby programme - 1st test match played in Cape Town with the unbeaten Lions winning 12-3 ? 12pp issue by Western Province RFU, very light pocket fold otherwise overall (G)
Lot 48 Scarce 1974 British Lions v South Africa rugby programme c/w official team sheet issued on the day -2nd test match played at Pretoria with the Lions continuing their unbeaten run winning 28-9 ? 40pp c/w team sheet stapled to the inside otherwise overall (G) (2)
Lot 49 Scarce 1974 British Lions v South Africa rugby programme - 4th test match played at Johannesburg with the Lions drawing the final match 13-13 retained their unbeaten record and win the series-56pp complete with many pictures and articles, some loose list of the spine and staining to the rear cover but overall brackets (G)
Lot 50 Rare 1977 British Lions tour to New Zealand large signed coloured postcard - an original New Zealand coloured postcard - autographed in tour number order by 34 players incl the manager - possibly the work of Wales and Lions centre Steve Fenwick, some creases and light marks but a good personal item overall 5.75 x 8.75?