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 65

    Lot 65

    THE NORMAN GALE (1939 – 2005) COLLECTION Provenance Statement: The following lots have been entered for auction by the family of Norman Gale. Norman Reginald Gale was born in Gorseinon, Glamorgan 24 July 1939 and was a former Wales hooker and captain and a major figure in the history of Llanelli RFC. Brought up in Gorseinion, he was educated at Gowerton Grammar School and, after playing for Gorseinon seniors, joined Llanelli RFC, whom he led in the 1964/65 and 1967/68 seasons, despite a brief spell with Swansea. He made his debut for Wales against Ireland in Dublin in 1960 with a close victory and while still with the Swansea All Whites. He played for Swansea against South Africa in 1960 but the next season went back to Llanelli. He did not receive another Welsh cap for another three years until finally being selected against England in 1963. From then on, he made the position of hooker his own. In 1964 Wales shared the Championship with Scotland and then won it outright in 1965 and 1966, with Gale saving the game at Murrayfield in 1965 - in the closing minutes he dived over in the corner to give Wales a 12-10 win over Scotland. When New Zealand toured Britain in 1967, he was picked as captain of Wales and astonishingly took a successful second-half penalty. However, Wales lost 13-6 and his captaincy was restricted to one more game - an 11-11 tied match with England at Twickenham in ‘68. Having also played for Wales against New Zealand in 1963, South Africa in 1964 and Australia in 1968, he ended his international career with the tour to the Southern Hemisphere in 1969. In the first Test against New Zealand he replaced Jeff Young after Young’s jaw was fractured. He played in the second Test and against Australia at Sydney, he made his 25th and last appearance for Wales in a 19-16 victory. After retiring as a player, he joined the Llanelli coaching staff and was assistant coach to Carwyn James when they beat the All Blacks in 1972 and when ‘the pubs run dry’. Gale was Head Coach at Llanelli between 1974 and 1978. He was Chairman at Llanelli between 1986 and 1989 when the club won the Welsh Cup in 1988 and were runner up in 1989, team manager on the club’s Australia and Fiji tour in 1986. He was also President of the Former Players Association at Scarlets. Outside of rugby, Gale had worked as a fitter for British Steel, and then as landlord of the White Horse Inn in Llanelli before retirement. He died in 2015, less than 48 hours after watching his beloved Llanelli Scarlets defeat Munster in a Celtic League match ITEMS RELATING TO THE 1969 WALES RUGBY UNION TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND & OCEANIA comprising official blazer bearing embroidered WRU crest and `New Zealand 1969` (with some handwritten notes on paper found in the inside pocket), white silk neckerchief, a red tour towel bearing NZ silver fern and `1969`; programme for Wellington v Wales, collection of black and white photographs which includes (1-2) two photos of the Wales party boarding a BOAC flight with Norman Gale looking at the camera and in the background JPR Williams gazing from the flight-steps, (3) JPR Williams, Gareth Edwards and others outside the colonial, now demolished, Criterion Hotel, New Plymouth, (4-6) three photographs of the team relaxing and posing on a New Zealand beach in WRU sweaters, (7-8) two by the pool of a hotel, (9) some of the team including Gareth Edwards relaxing at Mt Taranaki against the Arthur Hamilton-Ambury monument, (10) a small photo including John Taylor, JPR Williams and others enjoying a night out in a Fijian bar, (11) Norman Gale posing with hundreds of Fijian school-children, (12) the official regimental band performing before the start of Fiji v Wales XV in Suva, (13-14) two photographs of this match (believed), (14-17) three further photographs believed to be related including Norman Gale in action against the All Blacks, Norman Gale suited with officials holding an All Blacks shirt, and another (17 total)¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939 - 2005), former Wales captain. The 1969 tour was Wales` first ever trip to New Zealand and was dubbed the `suicide tour` because of the distance, the jet-lag, the formidable New Zealand side and an earthquake that occurred when they arrived at their base in New Plymouth

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    Lot 65

    Guide price
    £400 - £700

    Hammer price £270.00

  • Lot 66

    Lot 66

    NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS JERSEY MATCH WORN BY BRUCE MCLEOD bearing embroidered silver fern to stitched badge, complete with one button, Canterbury label to inside collar, stitched panel-less number 2 to back, thin cotton fly-collar. Believed to have been swapped with Norman Gale at one of the two matches in which they played each other. They faced each other, once on 14th June 1969, during the second test on Wales` first tour of New Zealand, also in Cardiff in 1967 where Gale, kicked a penalty - highly unusual at hooker. Norman Gale also played against the hooker Dennis Young in Wales v New Zealand, but this was prior to the team-numbering system reversing in 1967. Bruce McLeod (1940-1996) played 46 matches for the All Blacks between 1964 and 1970, scoring 12 Test points with four tries. His test debut was against Australia in which he scored, and his final test against South Africa. McLeod had a rather unsavoury reputation as a player, who pushed the boundaries of fair play and was not shy in delivering `sporting justice` on the field of play. He is also remembered for having great ball skills and being a super workhorse around the pack. Sadly, after rugby McLeod lost his way with alcohol problems.¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain. Swapped after match.

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    Lot 66

    Guide price
    £1500 - £2500

    Hammer price £1,800.00

  • Lot 67

    Lot 67

    NORMAN GALE 1960 WALES RUGBY UNION CAP & CONGRATULATORY LETTER, cap with braid tassel and trim, Prince of Wales crest, date on peak, interior marked for Christy`s London and retailed by A Calder & Sons, Cardiff. The typed letter is on headed paper from the Swansea and District Rugby Supporters` Club, March 13th 1960, and congratulates Gale on his first cap against Ireland, the day before.¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain.

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    Lot 67

    Guide price
    £300 - £500

    Hammer price £800.00

  • Lot 68

    Lot 68

    NORMAN GALE MATCH WORN WALES INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION JERSEY, bears embroidered Prince of Wales feathers and number 2 on reverse, label for Umbro to collar. This label believed to relate to period 1965-1971 and the Number 2 will date it to 1967 onwards so will relate to a match between 1967 and 1969¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain.

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    Lot 68

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £900.00

  • Lot 69

    Lot 69

    INTERNATIONAL SOUTH AFRICA RUGBY UNION JERSEY WORN BY GABRIEL FREDERICK 'ABIE' MALAN (1935-2014), worn against Wales on their 1964 Tour of South Africa. Complete with the rare 'prancing Springbok' embroidered crest, which was only used for two years. Quilted shoulders with canvas interior, complete with two buttons and label to collar for 'Safnit', stitched panel-less number 2 in orange to reverse, chest size 42. There was one Test between the two sides on 23rd May in Kings Park, Durban which South African won 24-3, Malan was captain. Gabriel Frederick Malan was a fiercely competitive hooker who played 18 Tests for South Africa and 44 matches in all between 1958 and 1965. After his playing days, he became a Transvaal selector and team manager, then a national selector. He was also the team manager of the Springbok team that came out from apartheid isolation in 1992. Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain. Norman Gale faced South African once. To accompany two official black and white Wales tour party photographs taken at Cardiff Arms Park and in South Africa. Jerseys swapped after match. Auctioneer's Note: We sold Mof Myburgh's No.1 jersey from this match in December 2016 for £2100.

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    Lot 69

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1500

    Hammer price £3,600.00

  • Lot 70

    Lot 70

    ARGENTINA RUGBY UNION INTERNATIONAL JERSEY MATCH WORN BY RICARDO HANDLEY against Wales on 28th September 1968 in Buenos Aires, the second match on Wales first tour of Argentina. The Pumas won the series by winning the first match and then drawing the second 9-9 in which Norman Gale played hooker against Handley. ¦The jersey bears felt badge with Puma and `UAR 1968`, three buttons, bears label to collar for Noceto Sport, leatherette number 2 to canvas panel on back.¦Richardo Handley was capped fourteen times by the Pumas between 1966 and 1962 and was admired for his courage and strength, he is regarded as one of the great Argentine hookers.¦He went on to carve a very successful career in finance, later he became general manager of the Argentina Rugby team.¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain. Jerseys swapped after match.

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    Lot 70

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £600.00

  • Lot 71

    Lot 71

    1969 AUSTRALIA RUGBY UNION INTERNATIONAL JERSEY from their Test with Wales on June 21st which Wales won 19-16. Bears green leatherette number 17 to represent a replacement, bears embroidered crest with `Australia Rugby 1969`, Westmont label to interior, two buttons, quilted shoulders with canvas interior. ¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain. Jerseys swapped after match.¦

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    Lot 71

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £500.00

  • Lot 72

    Lot 72

    1964 WESTERN COUNTIES OF WALES RUGBY UNION JERSEY MATCH WORN BY NORMAN GALE AGAINST FIJI played at Stradey Park, Llanelli on September 19th. The jersey with three coloured hoops, bears heraldry badge with `Western Counties`, number 2 in black to panel on back, bears Bukta label, together with souvenir programme for the match and black and white team photograph showing Gale as captain¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain. Match programme to accompany.

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    Lot 72

    Guide price
    £100 - £200

    Hammer price £180.00

  • Lot 73

    Lot 73

    1963 LLANELLY RUGBY UNION JERSEY MATCH WORN BY NORMAN GALE AGAINST NEW ZEALAND played on December 31st at Stradey Park and won by New Zealand 22-8. Bears panel badge with Prince of Wales / Dragon crest with `Cymru am Byth Llanelly RFC`, black number 9 stitched to white panel, four buttons, label for Bukta ¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain. Match programme which had been retained with the jersey to accompany (centre fold with team not present).

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    Lot 73

    Guide price
    £400 - £700

    Hammer price £650.00

  • Lot 74

    Lot 74

    1968 ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION JERSEY MATCH WORN BY BRIAN KEEN (b.1944) on his debut against Wales, played on 20th January at Twickenham with the match result a tie, 11-11. Bears embroidered silk English rose to rectangular panel, black stitched cotton number 1, label to the interior for Lillywhites. Brian Keen won his only four caps during this Home Nations season. Together with match programme and post-match dinner invitation at London Hilton¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain. Match programme which had been retained with the jersey to accompany. Jerseys swapped after match.

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    Lot 74

    Guide price
    £700 - £1200

    Hammer price £360.00

  • Lot 75

    Lot 75

    1963 SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION JERSEY WORN BY NORMAN BRUCE (1932-1992) against Wales at Murrayfield on February 2nd which the visitors won 6-0. Bears embroidered thistle, three buttons to a black strip, stitched number 2 in plastic, bears label for R W Forsyth. Together with match programme and post-match dinner card¦Bruce was the oldest player in the Scottish team on the day as he was seeing out his 24th cap of 31 caps in total over a period of six years and 9 points scored. ¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain. Match programme and dinner card, which had been retained with the jersey to accompany. Jerseys swapped after match.

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    Lot 75

    Guide price
    £400 - £700

    Hammer price £420.00

  • Lot 76

    Lot 76

    SOUVENIRS FROM LLANELLI RFC`S FAMOUS CENTENARY SEASON comprising assistant coach Norman Gale`s green evening blazer bearing Llanelly RFC crest 1872-1972, two black and white photographs of Gale congratulating Phil Bennett and J J Williams as they come off the field and a framed commemorative team photograph `The Llanelli Rugby Team that Defeated the All Blacks at Stradey Park on Tuesday, October 31st, 1972, by 9pts. To 3pts`.¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain.

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    Lot 76

    Guide price
    £200 - £400

    Hammer price £120.00

  • Lot 77

    Lot 77

    1960 IRELAND INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION JERSEY WORN BY THOMAS J KIERNAN (b.1939) against Wales in 1960, played at Lansdowne Road on the 12th March and won by Wales 10-9. Bears shamrock crest to fine cotton shield, stitched white number 15 to reverse, two buttons and label for Lawsons of Cork. Complete with official programme. Kiernan won 54 caps for Ireland as full-back between 1960 and 1973 and captained his country 24 times. At the time of his retirement he was Ireland`s most-capped player, most experienced captain, and record scorer in international with 158 points. He also captained the 1968 British Lions tour to South Africa, appearing in all four tests and after playing he coached the famous Munster team who defeated the All Blacks in 1978.¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2015), former Wales captain. Jerseys swapped after match. Match programme retained with jersey to accompany which does not list Norman Gale in the team although he did play. Small black and white postcard of a line-out between the two sides.

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    Lot 77

    Guide price
    £1000 - £1500

    Hammer price £800.00

  • Lot 78

    Lot 78

    1964 FRANCE INTERNATIONAL RUGBY UNION JERSEY WORN BY ANDRE HERRERO (b.1938) against Wales in Cardiff on 21st March. Bears braided cockerel to blue felt shield and `FFR`, black leatherette number 5, three buttons, label for Allen Sports, Paris. Together with Welsh Rugby Union `selected to play` card for Norman Gale for the fixture. Herrero played twenty-two times for France between 1963 and 1967.¦Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain. Jerseys swapped after match. Selected to Play card from WRU to accompany and had been kept with jersey.

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    Lot 78

    Guide price
    £700 - £1000

    Hammer price £1,200.00

  • Lot 79

    Lot 79

    RUGBY UNION EPHEMERA RELATING TO FORMER WALES CAPTAIN NORMAN GALE (1939-215) comprising black and white photographs of matches, tour parties, celebrations and behind the scenes, two WRU 'selected to play' cards for the England v Wales fixture in 1965 and 1967, WRU dinner guest list in honour of New Zealand 1967, an invitation from the High Commissioner of New Zealand 1967, three Llanelli dinner cards a blue and maroon Crawshays RFC cap and a framed calligraphic 'Tribute' from the Urban District Council of Llwchwr, a WRU 1964/1965 blazer with chest badge, a WRU presentation shield, a NZ shield ETC Provenance: from the family of the late-Norman Gale (1939-2005), former Wales captain.

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    Lot 79

    Guide price
    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £340.00