Whyte's History, Literature & Collectables 14th September 2013 - page 69

SINCE 1783
History of the Kildare Hunt
by The Earl of Mayo and W. B.
The St. Catherine Press, London, 1913, original cloth with gilt, 362pp. A
wonderful history of the Kildare Hunt with many illustrations. 9 x 6in.
(22.86 x 15.24cm)
120 (£70-£100 approx)
Motor Sport 1907 (25 May) Abbeyleix Motor Reliability Trials
photographic postcards
A scarce pair of real photographic postcards of Motor Reliability Trials at
Abbeyleix in 1907. Wonderful scenes which would be of great interest to
motoring and local history enthusiasts. Photographs by W. Sheeran 3.50 x
5.50in. (8.89 x 13.97cm)
150 (£90-£130 approx)
Rugby 1876–77 Home Nations rugby tournament team photographs
including Ireand
A scarce set of early rugby team photographs compising of Irish XV v
England 5/02/1877, Scottish XV v Ireland 19/02/1877, English XV v Ireland
05/02/1877, Irish XV v Scotland 10/02/1877. (4 items) 13 x 16in. (33.02 x
800 (£520-£700 approx)
Rugby 1893-94: Pirates’ Rugby Football Club team photograph
Monochrome photograph by Guy & Co. Limerick, framed.
An excellent photograph showing the 1893-4 Pirates’ rugby team in full
kit. A total of 15 men, each named. An extremely scarce piece of early Irish
rugby memorabilia. 13.50 x 18in. (34.29 x 45.72cm)
300 (£170-£260 approx)
Rugby 1927: Ireland v Scotland Irish Times Pictorial Record booklet
The Irish Times Pictorial Record of the Ireland v Scotland match which took
place at Lansdowne Road on 26 February 1927. A remarkable match played
in a “Sea of Mud” and won by Ireland. 16pp with original wrappers, an
extremely scarce item. 9.50 x 11in. (24.13 x 27.94cm)
150 (£90-£130 approx)
Rugby: Large collection of rugby programmes including 1950s/60s Irish
A good collection of rugby programmes mostly Irish internationals from
the 1950s onwards, including v Australia 21/01/67, v South Africa
17/12/60, 10/04/65, v New Zealand 07/12/63 etc. Also some away,
provincial and World Cup matches (94 items)
300 (£170-£260 approx)
Rugby: Irish Rugby Football Union collection including committee
reports and autographed programmes
Irish Rugby Football Union Report of the Committee 1966/67, 89/90, ‘91,
93/94. International Programmes v Wales, 15/03/1958 with 21 autographs
14 Welsh: Priday, Davies, Thomas Collins, Morgan, Williams, Prosser,
Meredith, Evans, Williams (R.H.), Evans (W.R.), Faull, Thomas (R.C.C.),
Morgan and 7 Irish: Murphy, O’ Reilly, Henderson, Hewitt, English, Wood, O’
Donoghue, Stevenson, Murphy, Donaldson. Also programme v France
22/01/1955 (with autographs) 8 x 6in. (20.32 x 15.24cm)
120 (£70-£100 approx)
Rugby: 2011 Irish Rugby World Cup team signed ball
A Gilbert Rugby World Cup ball signed in black marker by members of the
Irish team.
150 (£90-£130 approx)
Snooker. Signed 1992 Irish Masters programme cut-out.
Benson & Hedges Irish Masters, a framed programme cut-out, depicting
Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White and Gary Wilkinson in action. Signed by
Gerry Williamson and the eventual winner, Stephen Hendry.
150 (£90-£130 approx)
Snooker. The Benson and Hedges Irish Masters Trophy.
The Benson & Hedges Ireland Tournament started out as a challenge match
in 1975 between Alex Higgins and John Spencer. In 1976 and 1977 the
event was staged as a four man invitational, and was replaced by the Irish
Masters in 1978. Benson & Hedges continued their sponsorship with the
tournament being played at Goffs, Co. Kildare. After tobacco sponsorship
was outlawed in Ireland in 2000, the Irish government funded the event
from 2001 and it was subsequently relocated to the Citywest Hotel,
Saggart, Co. Dublin. The tournament was dominated by Steve Davis, who
won it eight times. It was only won by Irish players on two occasions, Alex
Higgins in 1989 and Ken Doherty in 1998.
The winners inscribed on this trophy include Alex Higgins, John Spencer,
Doug Mountjoy, Terry Griffiths, Steve Davis, Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry,
Peter Ebdon, Darren Morgan, Ken Doherty and John Higgins. This unique
silver trophy is an iconic memento of twenty years of the best snooker ever
played in Ireland.
The trophy is 17 inches, 42.5cm, high and weighs 68 ounces, hallmarked
silver. Also included in this lot are a tournament souvenir clock, poster and
some programmes, some of which are autographed by players.
10,000 (£7,000-£8,750 approx)
Football 1910-71: Collection of Celtic Football Guides including 1910/11
and 1912/13 editions
An impressive collection of Celtic Football Guides including many early
examples. Comprising of 1910/11, signed by Jock Stein, Charlie Tully, Alan
Boden, Dick Beattie, Bertie Peacock, Billy Craig, Seán Fallan, Bobby Collins,
Jim Sharkey, Mike Haughey, Willie Fernie and Duncan Mackey. 1912/13
signed by Jock Stein, Bobby Collins, Dick Beattie, Willie Fernie, Seán Fallan,
Charlie Tully, Bertie Peacock, Pat McLaughlin, Michael Haughey, Billy Craig,
Frank White, Alex Boden and Jim Sharkey. Unsigned complete runs from
1933 to 1939, 1941 to 1962 and 1967 to 1971, Also with Celtic Football
Handbooks for 1948/49, 1951 to 1957 and 1962/63. (35 items)
700 (£440-£610 approx)
Soccer: 1966 England World Cup team autographs
A collection of autographs of team members from the 1966 England World
Cup winning team. Attractively framed as a display piece alongside
collectors portrait cards of the team, photographs and re-printed
programme covers. 12 autographs including George Cohen, Bobby
Charlton, Alf Ramsey, Ray Wilson, Roger Hunt, Gordon Banks, Jack
Charlton, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst, Bobby Moore and Alan Ball. 23.50 x
30in. (59.69 x 76.20cm)
500 (£260-£440 approx)
Soccer Manchester United 1968 European Cup Winners autographs
The Jubilee Event Ireland 1993 programme signed in blue marker by
members of the Manchester United team that won the European Cup in
1968 including Denis Law, Nobby Stiles, George Best, Tony Dunne, David
Sadler, Francis Burns, Bill Foulkes etc. Also with an unsigned example of
the programme. (2 items)
300 (£170-£260 approx)
Soccer: Irish Press Photographs Collection
A collection of 21 photographs including Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne in
the Leinster Cup Soccer Final at Dalymount. The Southern Command Team
Which Played Eastern Command & the Eastern Command Team Which
Played Southern Command at Dalymount Park Dublin. Ireland v Holland.
The Swiss soccer Team Which Played Ireland at Dalymount. Hayes, F.A.I. Cup
Semi Final. Bohemians v Shelbourne at Dalymount. Sweden v Ireland etc.
(21) 6 x 8in. (15.24 x 20.32cm)
120 (£70-£100 approx)
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