CSGB Sept/Oct 2016 Auction18th September 2016 by Sam Whiting
I am writing this as a great sporting summer continues. Sadly, England were their usual dismal selves at Euro2016, but no real surprise in that! Will Sam Alardyce be a miracle worker? In cricket, England have just drawn the test series against Pakistan, with another inconsistent display, top class one match and very ordinary the next. Lord Geoffrey of Boycott said that England should aim to score 600 batting first at the Oval, only managed 320 odd and in return Pakistan made 540, so game over and Geoffrey was right again. But the Olympics have been wonderful! Team GB have really excelled again, at the time of writing they have achieved 50 medals across many different sports, and most of our Superstars have performed well, and some new names have come up with great performances and medals. It is also pleasing to see some of the global Superstars triumph, especially Usain Bolt beating a two time drugs cheat. As a table tennis player it has been enthralling to watch the Chinese dominate as usual, some of the rallies played were unbelievable, sadly they seem to be playing a totally different game to me!
As always, this CSGB auction contains a fine selection of types and sets; the last of the current batch of Murai cards, there may be more sometime in the future, some rare Barratt types, 2 more Ed. Smith War Portraits, 4 Fairweather Historic Buildings of Scotland, 30/50 Weber Song Birds, a set of Kinney National Dances mainly in VG/EX condition, some Guinea Gold cricketers, a Tabs golfer and a selection of 19th Century American trade cards featuring Naval subjects are just some of the highlights. Please have a close look through the list; I hope you will find something of interest.
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A dilemma. Imagine you are, or know a card collector who lives outside the UK, who would be really interested to join us, were it not for the high cost of the overseas subscription? If only there was a way to reduce this cost. And now there is!
Although the Convention has been postponed, the auction will still go ahead with the same finish date of 1st May. Unless there are more lockdown restrictions imposed I am aiming to send lots out to winning bidders on or about 6th May. Of course the
This early American pasteboard representation, part of a set of "Holidays", is a charming way to pass on our St Patrick's Day greetings to collectors worldwide. It has endured two World Wars, and many other historical events of a worrisome nature,
This trade card celebrates the Olney race. It has been run in the Buckingham Town every year since 1445. The participants run with a pancake in a frying pan and must flip it at the start and end. Men are also allowed to compete, but also have to wea