Selections & Collections, Cardiff

Sat 12 September 2020, 03:00 PM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

Typically our antique and fine art sales may include some or all of the following: Country, period and vernacular furniture including long-case clocks Antique maps and paintings or prints by artists of good repute Fine and antique glassware, English, Continental and Oriental ceramics Fine electroplate and silver Jewellery, bijouterie and etui Clocks, barometers, scientific and musical instruments, Treen, good brassware and copperware Antique books, toys and dolls Antique and fine art auctions are held in North and South Wales throughout the year

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  • Lot 55

    Lot 55

    A THAMES TELEVISION `THIS IS YOUR LIFE` SCRIPT FOR SIR GARETH EDWARDS CBE, dated 31st March 1976, the front page pen signed in Welsh `Cofion Gorau Gareth Edwards` over an image of the famous red book, contains production crew list, schedule, order of appearance for guests and seating plans for guests, the script details the surprise as a bus with the Welsh team and host Eamonn Andrews stops at a pavement where Sir Gareth is located with Steve Hamer, on stapled / loose A4 coloured paper¦Provenance: Sir Gareth to guest the Late Bill Samuel, former teacher at Pontardawe Secondary Technical School who is said to have `discovered` the player. Then to brother-in-law, Gordon Reed former Llanelli flanker (vendor).

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    Lot 55

    Guide price
    £100 - £200

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 56

    Lot 56

    RARE 1955 MATCH WORN RUGBY UNION JERSEY FOR WALES & ENGLAND v IRELAND & SCOTLAND played in by prop Billy `Stoker` Williams (1929-2013) the match played on New Years Eve to commemorate the opening of a new West Upper stand at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Bears combined English Rose and Prince of Wales Feathers to a fine cotton shield badge, stitched black number 10 to back, three buttons and labels for Wolsey Ireland and Lawsons of Cork. Billy Williams was known as `Stoker` from his days serving with the Royal Navy. He also worked as a boiler-maker and steelworker. He won 22 caps for Wales as a prop forward between 1951 and 1956, scoring two tries. He earned his first cap at the age of 22. He played for Swansea RFC betwen 1949 and 1962 playing 305 games.¦Williams toured with the British & Irish Lions to South Africa in 1955 playing in 16 games including 4 tests, leading the pack which dominated the Springboks in the 3rd test. He was the captain at Swansea in 1955-56 & 1956-57 and played in the Swansea side that drew 6 - 6 with the All Blacks in 1953 and also in the Swansea sides that played South Africa in 1951 and 1960 and against Australia in 1958. Williams was known for his mobility in open play and power in the tight, as well as employing his height as a surprisingly useful line-out jumper. Originating from the Gowerton Club, Billy also played for the Combined Services and Royal Navy teams as well as the Barbarians invitation side for whom he played three times in 1955 (v Leicester, Newport & Penarth). Also a 1955 silk British Lions cravat from the same source.¦Provenance: given to the vendor by a colleague and good friend of Billy Williams.

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    Lot 56

    Guide price
    £1000 - £2000

    Hammer price £1,200.00

  • Lot 57

    Lot 57

    AN INTERESTING COLLECTION OF CIRCA 1970s PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS RELATING TO SPORTING OCCASIONS majority being Welsh rugby and predominantly International matches, some soccer and cricket, mainly black and white, most with annotations and stamped with newspaper or agency details to reverse such as Hill`s Welsh Press Ltd, Sporting Pictures (UK) Ltd, Colorsport and Western Mail & Echo Ltd (please note that copyright restrictions might require consideration)

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    Lot 57

    Guide price
    £200 - £300

    Hammer price £210.00

  • Lot 58

    Lot 58

    TED HUGHES (1930-1998) FOR FABER & FABER limited edition (96/300) volume of `Birthday Letters`, first edition 1998, signed by the poet, hardcover bound in cloth-back boards, in original acetate jacket¦Condition Report: pristine

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    Lot 58

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £300.00

  • Lot 59

    Lot 59

    2003 VOLUME OF GREATEST OF ALL TIME (GOAT) TRIBUTE TO `MUHAMMAD ALI` PUBLISHED BY TASCHEN limited edition (6966/10000) signed by Ali and artist Jeff Koons, includes signed Jeff Koons photolitho print `Radial Champs`, complete with case and outer `Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee` captioned `GOAT` box, excluding packaging 56 x 56cms, 792 pages (heavy)

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    Lot 59

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 60

    Lot 60

    STYLISH VINTAGE AMI MODEL-H JUKEBOX, c. 1957 JAH-200, SERIAL NO. 370973 with nickel/dime, quarter and half dollar play, 200 45rpm record selection from hidden drum carousel, horizontal turntable and selection list behind automobile-style bowed viewing window, main body embellished in copper and chrome below push-button panel to the front, 152 x 76 x 71cm¦Auctioneers Note: AMI Began in 1909 as the National Automatic Music Co. which manufactured automatic player pianos. The mechanism used to select the music rolls was adapted for use in juke boxes. This mechanism was the first to play both sides of a record. This concept was used for the next 30 years, increasing number of records along time. Following WWII the company was renamed the Automatic Musical Instrument company. The model-H was launched in 1957 featuring a new selection mechanism and |automobile styling| - the wrap around glass and chrome front bumpers. AMI was purchased by the Automatic Canteen Company in 1962, merging it with Canteen`s subsidiary Rowe AC Services (Coin Op Vending Machine Company).¦Condition Report: Professionally serviced in 2016 by Simon James for a cost of ¦2390, the jukebox is in working order with one minor fault to the carousel spin halt, easily fixed and not affecting the music playback. Photocopy of the invoice of restoration accompanies the lot.

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    Lot 60

    Guide price
    £5000 - £7000

    Hammer price £7,200.00

  • Lot 61

    Lot 61

    JEFFRIES BROS. ENGLISH 55-KEY `CRANE-SYSTEM` CONCERTINA ACCORDION, 1908-1923, with seven black leather folds, pierced floral fretwork nickel raised-end plates, gilt embossed ends, stamped `Jeffries Bros. Make, 23 Praed Street, London W.`, 20 cms diam., in fitted box¦Auctioneer`s Note: Crane & Sons were large musical instrument markers in Liverpool. The `Crane key arrangement` was adopted by the Salvation Army after 1912 under the term `Triumph`. A later Wheatstone brochure surmised that this was because of `the disposition of the keys being more suited to the playing of sacred music`.¦Condition Report: leather with scuffs, ebonised rim into crack, wooden handle blocks cut out and possibly replaced.

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    Lot 61

    Guide price
    £2000 - £3000

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 62

    Lot 62

    1924 WALES INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION JERSEY MATCH WORN BY JACK WETTER AGAINST NEW ZEALAND `INVINCIBLES` in traditional red with white collars, white embroidered Prince of Wales feathers with blue sash, one from two buttons remaining, not numbered, interior label for R W Forsyth, Glasgow & Edinburgh. Jack Wetter (1887-1967): the match was played on November 24th and New Zealand won 19-0, it was one of four Tests that New Zealand played on their tour of Britain, Ireland and France. They played 32 matches on this tour including France, England, Ireland and Wales and won 32 of them and so were coined `The Invincibles`. Jack Wetter was captain for the match against New Zealand in St Helens, Swansea. He was at the time thirty-six years old and the oldest player to play for Wales at centre - a record that stood for 77 years. He scored four International tries for Wales in total and against the All Blacks he won his final cap of the ten total that he earned between 1914 and 1924 a career in which he had played in a variety of positions as was his versatility. His rugby career was interrupted by the First World War in which he served with the South Wales Borderers and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He played 247 times for Newport RFC where he was captain and played for them against South Africa in 1912 and again against the All Blacks `Invincibles` side. After his playing days he was Club Chairman at Newport in 1950/51 and was for a time a referee. He came from a sporting family with each of his four brothers achieving at sport to a good level. One of his brothers, Harry also played for Wales twice in 1912/1913.¦Provenance: gifted to vendor by a New Zealander friend who had been given it by his friend Neil McGregor who was the New Zealand captain in the match. Wetter and McGregor swapped jerseys.

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    Lot 62

    Guide price
    £3000 - £3500

    Hammer price £0.00