Day 1 Lot 284

1957-8 Wallabies Rugby Programmes, Complete UK Tour &...

Auction Date: 8/12/2021 at 10am

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1957-8 Wallabies Rugby Programmes, Complete UK Tour & France & N America with Many Extras (Qty): From days when a tour was a tour! November 1957 till almost April 1958…. a splendidly collected & curated collection of every issue from the Australians' 30 matches in the UK, including several very scarce programmes; plus the rare test in France and the stunning issue for the two games in California. In addition, full official hand signed squad autograph sheet on Wallabies headed paper; 8" x 6" b/w portrait of hooker Jim Brown; almost the whole side plus their Scots hosts' autographs on centre GD Stevenson's own test programme; six dinner or lunch menus for Newport (signed by 17 Wallabies), Cardiff (plus buffet invite), W Counties, Wales, Abertillery/Ebbw Vale (signed by 9 Aussies & Ken Jones) & the Barbarians; tickets for Wales, England (2) & Scotland; two itineraries/fixture lists inc v attractive Western Mail issue; JBG Thomas' invite to their London Farewell with his handwritten notes to rear; and rare attractive coloured British Colombia Centennial headed rugby notepaper hailing the Wallabies' visit & games. Well-presented in large ring binder with additional information sheets on the tour. Magnificent memorabilia from 63 years past, with many issues and artefacts so hard to find and so many quality extras. A few items marked or worn but mostly G/VG, and a very thorough, special selection unlikely to be replicated: great opportunity

Hammer Price: £1000.00