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Displaying 1 - 20 of 28 Lots in Category - United States Of America
MUHAMMAD ALI: Group with signature on piece; talking figurine (44cm tall); 'Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee' poster; framed photograph; display with photos of Ali, Rocky Marciano & Jake La Motta with facsimile autographs.
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1884 Australian Tour to England 'Our Cricketing Guests' colour supplement from 'The Boys Own Paper' featuring the Australian & Philadelphia teams. Very Fine condition. [In 1884, teams from Australia & Philadelphia toured England].
DON BRADMAN: 1932 Honeymoon Tour to North America display comprising cricket card signed by Don Bradman, window mounted with three pictures from the tour, framed & glazed, overall 51x40cm.
DON BRADMAN & BABE RUTH: display comprising photo of Bradman meeting Babe Ruth, window mounted with photograph of Babe Ruth waiting to bat, and facsimile autographs of Don Bradman & Babe Ruth, framed & glazed, overall 61x64cm.
1932 Australian Team to United States & Canada, autograph page with 14 signatures including Don & Jessie Bradman (on their honeymoon), Arthur Mailey, Victor Richardson, Alan Kippax, Hanson Carter & Stan McCabe, framed & glazed, overall 29x24cm; together with photo of the World's Greatest Cricketer meeting the World's Greatest Baseballer (signed by Don Bradman); plus book "The Don Meets the Babe - The 1932 Australian Cricket Tour of North America" by Sissons (signed by Bradman & author) [Cambridge, 1995].
1963 extremely rare programme 'Souvenir Programme, First Exhibition of Australian Rules Football Ever Played in North America' at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco'. on 26.10.1963 between Geelong Cats the 1963 Premiers v Melbourne Demons 1963 Finalists. Fair/Good condition.
1973 'INDIANAPOLIS/Gordon Johncock wins on Goodyear tires' advertising poster, linen-backed, size 147x108cm. Fine condition. [The 1973 Indianapolis 500 was marred by two separate fatalities, one to a driver, David Savage, and another to a crew member]
1906 POSTCARDS: Lovely postcard of 1906 gold medallist in Gymnastics Georgios Aliprantis of Greece; real photo postcard of Australian Team at 1932 Los Angeles Olympics (diagonal corner crease); also c.1934 Malvern Star trade card of Hubert Opperman.
1932 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS: Team photograph, 'The Australian Olympic Team, Los Angeles, 1932/Wearing "Challenge" Club Blazers', and with names of team members including Andrew 'Boy' Charlton, Dunc Gray, Bobby Pearce & Clare Dennis, size 32x37cm. [Because of the Great Depression, Australia could afford to send only 13 athletes to the Games]
1956 SWIMMING LIBRARY, ex Harry Gallagher collection, noted 'Traite de la Natation' by Karr [Bruxelles, 1844]; 'Captain Webb's Swimming Instructor' [New York, 1891]; 'Petit Cours de Natation' by Cooreman [Bruxelles, 1891]; 'Swimmers and Swimming' by Newman [London, 1899]; 'The Outline of Swimming' by Bachrach [Chicago, 1924]; also four titles by Harry Gallagher - these all signed.
(Qty 13 items)
'Rip Curl' shorty wetsuit signed by Kelly Slater, eleven-times Surfing World Champion.
PROGRAMMES (12), noted Davis Cup 1946 & 1956; 1948 World's Professional Tennis Tour signed Jack Kramer, Bobby Riggs, Pancho Segura & Dinny Pails; Wimbledon 1965 & 1972; Australian Championships at Kooyong 1948 (2) & 1972; other tennis ephemera (5); 1966 Davis Cup tickets (3). Mainly Fine/Very Fine.
1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition trade card advertising Royal Worcester porcelain plus 1897 Bruxelles Exposition, set of 12 coloured pictures published by Amidon Remy. Fine/Very fine condition.
1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition 'Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893' by Maud Howe Elliott [Chicago, 1894]. Very Fine condition.
1904 St Louis Exposition view book; 1913 Gand Exposition view book; 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco view book & colour prints (9); 1931 Colonial Exposition in Paris map & mini-guide; 1935 Bruxelles official guide; 1937 Paris view book, fold-out map & brochures (2). Mainly Fine/Very Fine.
(Qty 19 items)
Collection including c.1880 'Government House, Farm Cove, Sydney'; c.1897 troops in India (12); 1930s 6-part panoramic photo of Bulolo (New Guinea); polar explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins; 1935 cruise Sydney-Fiji (59); 1939 San Francisco World's Fair (4); photo album of a globe-trotting boy 1919-28 (113). Fair/Very Fine.
Signed books comprising Peter Finch inside 'Robbery Under Arms'; Thomas Keneally in leather-bound first edition of 'American Scoundrel'; John Woo in 'Windtalkers'; Jack Nicklaus in 'My Golden Lessons' & Rockwell Kent in 'Salamina'.
(Qty 5 books)
Signed photographs of Robert Duvall, Bo Derek, Chuck Norris, Robert Powell, Sigrid Thornton & Bryan Brown.
IRVING BERLIN: signature inside his biography 'Irving Berlin' by Michael Freedland [New York, 1974]. Considered by many to be the greatest songwriter in American history.
AMELIA EARHART: display comprising signature on piece, window mounted with photograph, framed & glazed, overall 35x40cm. American pioneer aviator; the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic; disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in July 1937 during an attempt to fly around the world.