Day 1 Lot 423

Scarce Japanese Rugby Selection (c.20): Marvellous find, the...

Auction Date: 21/04/2021 at 10am



Scarce Japanese Rugby Selection (c.20): Marvellous find, the strikingly colour-covered brochure for the combined Oxford and Cambridge Universities’ tour to Japan in 1959, plus 4pp thin-papered actual match programmes for three of the six games played v host opposition, including the ‘Test’ v Japan in Tokyo, and no fewer than four of the scarce bilingual match tickets. Much of the thick mostly-in-Japanese A4 brochure has been turned into a scrapbook, with local reports and pictures from all the games pasted neatly over the many adverts: so, a complete record. Also comes with an Epson Pacific Rim Cup programme and team insert for Canada v Japan 2000, much-signed including several Japanese and Canadian legends Rod Snow, Al Charron and Gareth Rees; a less-fully signed Argentina v Japan RWC 1999 at Cardiff programme; a VG copy of Wales v Japan 1983 and more than one ticket in most cases for Wales v Japan 1973, 1983, 1993 and 2004, plus a match in Japan (unnamed in English) on 27.04.2003. G/VG

Hammer Price: £55.00