Prestige Philately Auction 230 CatalogueLot 2001Catalogue by themeSport - Golf
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Displaying 6 Lots in Category - Sport - Golf
Balance of collection including Hubert Opperman signed picture; mini-bat signed Australia's 1977 Centenary Test team; 'The Eighth British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Kingston 1966' programme; 1908 Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Carnival programme; 1900 (circa) exercises card for 'Avoca Fire Brigade Athletic Club'; 1956 Melbourne Olympics watermarked paper; plus books/booklets 'Golf' by Ivo Whitton [Melbourne, 1937]; 'Victorian Bowling Association - Treatise on the Construction and Maintenance of Bowling Greens' [Fitzroy, 1916]; 1949 'Rochester Bowling Club - A Souvenir of The Official Opening of The New Green'; Fair/Fine condition.
Collection remainders including 1940s-60s magazines 'Sports Novels' (40), 'Sporting Life' (16), 'The NZ Sportsman' (10), 'Australian Ring' (29), 'Trotguide' (48) & racebooks (5); Golf cards with 1992 Pro Set 'PGA Golf' , 1990 Imperial 'American Golfers'  & 1994 Dormy 'Golf - The Modern Era' ; Australian stamps showing sport (FV $77); plus Bradman $5 coin, condition variable.
Autograph collection in album noted Lionel Rose, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Johnny Famechon, Jeff Fenech, Gai Waterhouse, David Boon, Ian Healy, Geoff Marsh, Dean Jones, Imran Khan, Gary Sobers, Harold Larwood, Glenn McGrath, Bob Hawke, Sir Alex Ferguson, Tom Watson, Rod Laver; plus few facsimiles.
Charles Billich sports prints set of 6 featuring cycling, tennis, cricket, rugby, golf & football, all window mounted, framed & glazed, each 84x84cm.
1957 PETER THOMSON'S GOLF CLUBS & BAG, with signed note from Peter Thomson "...the Dunlop Maxfli clubs were used by me for a brief period in the late 1950's. They were the best one could acquire at the time!". The 1 wood & 2 wood with Union Jack flag & 'British Open Champion 1954, 1955, 1956', so these clubs probably date from c.1957. The clubs comprise 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, wedge & sand iron; woods 1, 1½ & 2; the 'Peter Thomson/ Dunlop' bag with some wear and two zips replaced.
Peter Thomson went on to win the British Open Championship five times, in 1954 1955 1956 1958 & 1965. As well as a great player he was an outstanding contributor to the game, serving as president of the Australian PGA for 32 years, designing and building courses in Australia and around the world, and writing for newspapers and magazines for more than 60 years.
1997 TIGER WOODS, signature on 1997 Australian Masters poster, framed & glazed, overall 50x80cm.