Lot 467Ephemera – cricket the concluding portion of a...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm



Ephemera – cricket the concluding portion of a fine letter dated 1840 discussing cricket. Written by Edward Smith to R Smith Jnr of Upper Hall, Droitwich, Worcs. 1p 4to with integral address panel featuring a good example of a Penny Black stamp with three distinct margins. ‘... well they are gone home again...I suppose rather ashamed of being beaten by a Club like ours. I would not be Back Stop for our bowlers for &pound100 – we have got a very good one of the name of Harding, a shoemaker, he stands at a very little distance behind the batter and catches all those swift balls on his knew, which he showed me this morning before they began. I never saw such a sight before it was all the colours of the rainbow and seems marked to a jelly – he is a capital player and rather like a steam carriage for I can compare him to nothing else he is so swift...’

Guide Price: £100.00 - £200.00

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