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SPRINGBOKS

52-84.jpg (234680 bytes) 1906 Springboks - The Springboks in London 1906, published by Half-Tone Ltd, London . Players names listed below the picture. Postally unused, good condition.

F09-84-pcvnintm.sa06-hlf.tone -  35.00

  53-74.jpg (150780 bytes) 1906 Springboks - Published by Senior & Co, Bristol, a picture of the 1906 South African Rugby Football Team, photo by Scott & Co, Manchester . Players names listed below the picture. Postally used, dated 23/1/1907 , good condition, but the sender has initialled the front (top right). 

Ref: F09-74-pcvnintm.sa06-senior-ud - 39.00

54-73.jpg (151788 bytes) 1906 Springboks - "The Springboks in London" by Half Tone Ltd, postally used, names altered in team listing 

Ref: F09-73-pcvnintm.sa06-hlf.tone-ud - 30.00

  51-79.jpg (249374 bytes) 1906 Springboks - South African London won the game 28 points to 3. Postally used, date unclear, good condition. 

F09-79-pcvnintm.sa06-millar-ud - 49.00

49-83.jpg (164353 bytes) 1906 Springboks - South African Rugby Football Team, RP taken by Rotary Photo EC. Postally used, dated  

Ref: F09-83-pcvnintm.sa06-rotary-ud - 39.00

  47-86.jpg (240695 bytes) 1906 Springboks - The South African Rugby Team, RP by Davidson Brothers, London 8/1/1906 ). Postally used, dated Finsbury Park,  

Ref: F09-86-pcvnintm.sa06-davidson-ud - 29.00

45-77.jpg (199650 bytes) South African Team 1912-13, RP by Lewis Brothers, Bath produced by Viner's Series, Western-Super-Mare. Postally unused, good condition. 

Ref: F09-77-pcvnintm.sa06-viners - 35.00

  90.jpg (245514 bytes) 1931-32 South African Rugby Football Team. Fixtures, height, age & weight of each player printed on reverse. Unknown publisher, score for the first match against Glos & Somerset printed, the next 12 matches are written in, the condition is generally good 

Ref: F09-15-pcvnintm.sa31 - 25.00  

91.jpg (243887 bytes) South Africa - 1931 - 1931-32 "Springbok" Rugby Team - postcard by General Publicity Co, Cape Town, some light folding creases  

Ref: F09-14-pcvnintm.sa31-gen.pub - 19.00  

       

 

WALES

44-19-51.jpg (228238 bytes) 1905 Wales - The Welsh team that defeated New Zealand 16/12/1905 , by 3 points to Nil. Published by Western Mail, postally unused, excellent condition 

F19-51-pcvnintm.wa.1905.nz - 60.00

  43-68-67b.jpg (243362 bytes) 1908 Wales v Scotland - unknown publisher - poorly produced 'amateur' card unusual, unused in good condition

Ref: F68-67b-pcvnintm.wa.1908.sc - 45.00  

 

TEAM GROUPS - CLUBS & OTHERS

38-174.jpg (132600 bytes) Christ College XV, Brecon, Wales 1930-31, photo by Jackson, Brecon, 

Ref: F09-174-pcvnottm-cc.brecon30-1 - 35.00

  56.jpg (348953 bytes) Christ College XV, Brecon, Wales 1932-33, photo by Jackson, Brecon, 12 autographs on reverse - 

Ref: F09-175-pcvnottm-cc.brecon.32-3-au - 49.00

88.jpg (370163 bytes) Pontywaun County School Rugby Football Team 1933-4 - players named to reverse including L Vick who has also signed the card. 

Ref: F09-22-pcvnottm-pontywaun - 32.00  

  39-173.jpg (147136 bytes) Photograph by LE Muller, London possibly of St Mark's College team 1913-14. Postally unused, but the reverse is signed RJ Wright, St Mark's College, and is dated 22/3/1914 , good condition.  

Ref:  F09-173-pcvnottm-st.marks - 22.00

35-184.jpg (160596 bytes) 1926-27 Navy Team, RP, ???Bow (written on ball), postally unused, crease down left hand side. 

Ref: F09-184-pcvnottm.nvuk - 21.00

  34-193.jpg (157752 bytes) RP of Swansea University Rugby team taken in October 1922. Postally unused, right hand corners are slightly creased.

Ref: F09-193-pcvnottm-swa-un22 -  35.00

33-190.jpg (214879 bytes) St John's College RFT 1904-1905, photo by Stuart. Postally unused, good condition but has a small crease on the bottom right hand corner.

Ref: F09-190-pcvnottm-st.john -  24.00

  32-195.jpg (124736 bytes) RP of Welshpool Grammar School Team 1932-33. Postally unused, excellent condition, 

Ref: - F09-195-pcvnottm-welshpool-sh -. 29.00

31-19-58.jpg (193561 bytes) HMS Colossus Rugby Football Team, Cup Winners 1917 - 18. postally unused, small tear. 

Ref: F19-58-pcvnottm-colossus.1917 - 25.00 

  30-197.jpg (249198 bytes) Newport High School RF team 1921-2, unused. 

Ref: F09-197-pcvnottm-npo-sh21-2 - 39.00

 

29-196.jpg (267846 bytes)

Swansea RFC approx 1909, Willie Trew captain, players named on reverse, Health & Strength series, used but not postally. Players and officials featured on this card are W Parker, DJ Thomas, Rev J Alban Davies, H Moulton, Ivor Morgan, G Hayward, FE Perkins, T Morgans, D Davies, T Nicholas, E Davies, A Smith, R Dowdle, Bryn Lewis, Jack Bancroft, Howel Lewis, WJ Trew, P Hopkins, Haydn Evans, WS Goff, R Jones, H Rowe, Dickie Owen, T Wiliams.

Ref: F09-196-pcvnottm-swa - 45.00

  26-200.jpg (160586 bytes) Llanelli County School RFC 1926-7, a real photo postcard by R Clare, Mumbles, from the Elvet Jones (Wales & British Lions) collection, Elvet has signed the card to the reverse, edges worn with 1 small tear, some surface damage. 

Ref: F09-200-pcvnottm-lel-oush - 45.00 

25-233.jpg (279121 bytes) Cardiff 1st XV - Health & Strength Series, approx 1912, RA Gibbs captain, unused in very good condition, some rubbing to reverse. 

Ref: F09-233-pcvnottm-cdf-ap.1912 - 35.00

  27-19-59.jpg (221956 bytes) Cardiff RFC v Bridgend 1924-25, unknown publisher, unused, photo looks to have been taken at the Bridgend ground, notations to the reverse of card, one dog ear. 

Ref: F19-59-pcvnottm-cdf24-5 - 39.00

29-199.jpg (212186 bytes) Whitchurch (Cardiff) ex schoolboys 1921-22, unused in excellent condition. 

Ref: F09-199-pcvnottm-wchurch21-2 - 35.00

  28-195.jpg (262051 bytes) Newport Evening Post 1911, fantastic card, the team have "Post" on the fronts of their jerseys, unused, 

Ref: F09-198-pcvnottm-npo.post - 39.00

 

TEAM GROUPS - UNIDENTIFIED TEAMS

81.jpg (207752 bytes) Unknown Military team with shield, possibly South Lancashire, XL and 3 feathers badges in line up, dog ears on corners and light creasing

Ref: F09-35-pcvntmuk-xl - 15.00  

  12-186.jpg (197235 bytes) Excellent condition, postally unused. Photograph by Oxford St , London , Studio, unknown team probably military.

Ref: F09-186-pcvntmuk-oxford.st - 15.00

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CROWD SCENES

        09-203.jpg (208357 bytes) At the Taranaki - Wellington Match 12.9.08, ZAK Photo, No 1777, 

Ref: F09-203-pcvncw-zak.1777 - 38.00

COMIC & ILLUSTRATED

08-204.jpg (191711 bytes) Raphael Tuck & Sons "Write Away" postcard Series No 761, "Sorry I couldn't get away". Postally used, dated Croydon 8/8/1902 , good condition, but sender has written on front.

Ref: F09-204-pcvnav-wa.761-ud -  22.00

 

 

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Eastern European card, nicely illustrated, postally used dated 16/2/05 , senders message appears on the front - 

Ref: F09-205-pcvnav.eaeuud.19050205 - 39.00

 

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"Gran-pop" Series published by Valentine & Son. The illustration is by Lawson Wood and called a "hand off" Postally used, dated Lythan St Annes Feb 1943, good condition. 

Ref: F09-206-pcvnav-gran.pop-ud - 39.00

 

 

05-207.jpg (233945 bytes)

illustrated card, plain backed, believed to be of Eastern European origin, 

Ref: F09-207-pcvnav.eaeu- 49.00

 

00z-211.jpg (194637 bytes) No 501 of the "Rag time" Series published by Bamforth & Co,. Postally used, dated Wolverhampton 23/6/1913 , there are slight creases in the bottom corners. 

Ref:  F09-211-pcvnav-rag.time-ud -  38.00

 

  00x-242.jpg (297332 bytes) Millar and Lang postcard "well tackled" small crease to top of card and some bumping on corners, postally used. 

Ref: F09-242-pcvnav-millar.tackld - 29.00

 

84.jpg (299330 bytes) "Making His Mark" pub by Miller & Lang, GB, used, postmarked torquay 9/11/07, some slight bumping to 3 corners

Ref: F09-30-pcvnav-millar.making - 30.00  

  00y-241.jpg (254380 bytes) Millar and Lang postcard "The Hero of His Side", some slight chipping to sides, postally used, dated 1909. 

Ref: F09-241-pcvnav-millar.hero - 29.00 

 

83.jpg (170659 bytes) "He would have the whistle", a Salmon Series card, unused

Ref: F09-31-pcvnav-whistle - 22.00  

       

 

STADIUMS & GROUNDS

00v214.jpg (287487 bytes) Ariel photograph of Cambridge University Football Ground, Grange Road . Postally unused, small crease on top left corner, and slight tear at top. 

Ref: F09-214-pcvngr-camb-un - 9.00

 

  00u-215.jpg (280362 bytes) French postcard "L ' Auvergne - Cantal 895. Aurillac - Parc des Sports". Postally unused, but the back has been written on in French, good condition, corners slightly worn. 

Ref: F09-215-pcvngr.fr-aurillac - 29.00

 

00t-216.jpg (289555 bytes) Ariel colour photograph of Cambridge University Football Ground, Grange Road . Published by Metclafe & Co, Cambridge . Postally unused, good condition. 

Ref:  F09-216-pcvngr-camb-un.ne - 16.00

 

  00s-217.jpg (247420 bytes) Canadian postcard of Upper Canada College , Toronto . Postally used, dated 28/8/1915 , good condition. 

Ref:  F09-217-pcvngr.ca-upper - 29.00

 

00i-226.jpg (269162 bytes)  Ley's College, Cambridge, postally used, dated 3/3/05, slight damage to one corner 

Ref: F09-226-pcvngr-leys - 19.00

 

  00r-218.jpg (299706 bytes) Ley's College, Cambridge , published by HM & Co, London . Postally used, dated Willington Quay 3/5/1904 , sender has written on the front of the postcard, bottom corners are slightly creased. 

Ref: F09-218-pcvngr-leys - 19.00

 

00q-236.jpg (186896 bytes) Postcard sized photo - plain back - believed to be a photo of Stade Colombes, approx 1920s, small mark to photo and a small corner fold. 

Ref: F09-236-pcvngr-colombes - 25.00

 

       

 

INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS, RUGBY PERSONALITIES & PEOPLE

00l-224.jpg (118663 bytes) "Just signed on" published by Aristophot Co, London . Postally unused, but message wriiten on reverse, excellent condition. 

Ref: F09-224-pcvnpy-just.signed.on  -  29.00zz

 

  00o-221.jpg (175788 bytes) RP postcard of young boy in Cap ('A') with ball, postally used in Auckland, NZ, dated 1906, the cap is probably early Australia. 

Ref: F09-221-pcvnpy-boy-cp-a - 19.00

 

87.jpg (152396 bytes) Llanelli Welsh international player postcard 1923 - possibly a schools international, photo by FJ Anthony, Llanelli, unused in very good condition

Ref: F09-27-pcvnpy-llanelli-uk - 40.00  

  00j-225.jpg (106967 bytes) Unknown individual. Postally unused, good condition. 

Ref: F09-225-pcvnpy.uk-individual  -  29.00

 

85.jpg (122283 bytes) Unknown player thought to be from the Melrose club in Scotland, marks to front 

Ref: F09-29-pcvnpy.ukpj-melrose - 5.00  

       

 

NOTIFICATION & SELECTION CARDS

zz_0056.JPG (34330 bytes) zz_0057.JPG (39203 bytes) zz_0058.JPG (66502 bytes) A Llanelly (Wartime) Rugby XV postcard, used, dated 18/3/45. A lengthy message mentioning AC Beamish & WE Jones, written and signed by Ivor Jones (16 caps for Wales 1924 - 1930 & 1930 British Lion, IRB Rep 1960s, WRU President 1968/9 The card has an uneven edge at the top, we believe it was hand cut in the interests of economy at the time. An ideal opportunity to obtain a rare Llanelli postcard and international autograph. 

Ref: F09-61-pcvnse - 85.00

 

 

MISC

00n-222.jpg (465055 bytes) Picture of LeBoulevard des Italiens, Paris . Postally used, dated Paris 10/11/1924 , also Stamped with Olympic Games postmark. The front is marked where the postal ink has come through, and there is a tear on the top right. 

Ref: F09-222-pcvnmi.1924.ol-pmk - 29.00

 

  80.jpg (385670 bytes) HBT Wakelam - rugby & cricket commentator, a postcard of Metz - Fontaine de la Esplanade with pencil notes to his mother, Wakelam gave the first ever radio commentary of a rugby international when he called the England v Wales 1927 match at twickenham and the first ever cricket televised commentary England v Australia 1938 at Lord's, sold together with photocopies of the reverse of 2 related cards.   

Ref: F09-36-pcvnmi-metz.wakelam - 20.00  

 

 

 

 

All above cards are traditional postcard size approx 5.5" x 3.5" (143mm x 87mm) unless otherwise stated

 

 

 

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