Auction Date: 28/03/2019 at 11am
Very Rare: early 1900s, a Rugby International & Oxford Blue's magnificent Photograph Album: Large & heavy, with covers well-worn & repaired but inners good, a highly evocative, informative and interesting item, compiled by F E Steinthal (Blue 1906, England 1913). Included are his invitation, on Vincent's club notepaper, to play v Cambridge, handwritten by his captain; large excellent professionally staged joint team photos for OURFC v South Africa 1906, Edinburgh Academicals 1907, London Scottish 1908 & Vincent's Club Members, plus the Trinity College XV 1907-8 including NG Chavasse, one of only three men to win 2 VCs. Also included are groups and candid shots for cricket, hockey, lacrosse, rugby (Yorkshire v Monmouthshire), boating, skiing holidays and other family & social occasions, neatly and informally annotated. Allows a sharp eye on the past, with some significant rugby and other memorabilia: a gem, albeit in a 'thoroughly rubbed' outer mount. Must be seen. Photographs and letter VG for age.