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20/1/2021

WATSONIANS RFC PROGRAMMES 1952-1977
  

Watsonians programmes 1952-1977 have been added to the website. To view this update please......

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14/1/2021

RUGBY HISTORIES 1889-1907
   

We've added a small number of rugby histories from the period 1889-1907 to the website to include a rare Rugby School related coaching book by XVIth Man. To view this update please......

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13/1/2021

BRITISH LIONS & INTERNATIONAL TOURING TEAM TICKETS
A good selection of international touring team tiickets have been added to the website to include the following teams:

British Lions, Argentina, Australia, France, New Zealand, Romania, Scotland, Spain & South Africa

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12/1/2021

ABERAVON RFC PROGRAMMES
A number of Wizards programmes 1953-1984 have been added to a new Aberavon Rugby Memorabilia page To view this update please......

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'Up the Afan' as Mrs Mainwaring used to say. 

11/1/2021

FRANCE, SCOTLAND & RUGBY WORLD CUP TICKETS
A number of France and Scotland v England match tickets plus Rugby World Cup tickets have been added to the website. To view this update please......

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10/1/2021

WALES v NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS 1905 RUGBY PROGRAMME - THE HOLY GRAIL FOR WELSH RUGBY PROGRAMME COLLECTORS

This is the first time we have ever offered this programme for sale in 40+ years of selling Welsh rugby programmes. It is a rare opportunity to purchase what is considered to be the 'Holy Grail' of Welsh rugby programme collecting. 

On the 16 Dec 1905 Wales inflicted the first ever defeat of the NZ All Blacks by an international team. Wales were captained by Gwyn Nicholls and the match was played at Cardiff Arms Park in front of a capacity crowd. Teddy Morgan scored the try that sealed a 3-0 victory for Wales over the All Blacks, the All Blacks thought they'd scored a try but it was disallowed. The match itself has been termed 'The Greatest Game Ever Played'. A match programme was sold at the ground on the day, There were unofficial programmes produced, a semi official programme and subsequent reprints. This programme is an original official programme.  

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CLICK HERE for a youtube video about the Wales v NZ 1905 programme that features this programme.

9/1/2021

TOURING TEAM PROGRAMMES
  

A selection of international touring team programmes have been added to the website to include programmes from the following teams/countries: New Zealand All Blacks, Italy, Romania, South Africa & Zimbabwe. To view this update please......

  

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8/1/2021

BRISTOL PROGRAMMES
A number of Bristol programmes 1948-2005 have been added to the website. To view this update please......

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7/1/2021

NEW ZEALAND PROVINCIAL PROGRAMMES
A variety of provincial programmes from the land of the long white cloud have been added to the website to include home fixtures from the following teams:

King Country, Poverty Bay, South Canterbury (a good selection), Southland, Taranaki & Waikato (a good selection)

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6/1/2021

ENGLISH CLUB PLAYER PHOTOGRAPHS
To include a good selection of Liverpool St Helens, Orrell, Wasps, Wakefield, Saracens and other clubs. To view this update please......

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WELSH CLUB PLAYER PHOTOGRAPHS
To include a good selection of Neath, Swansea, Pontypool, Cardiff and other clubs. To view this update please......

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5/1/2021 - Happy New Year

SWANSEA v BARBARIANS
A selection of Swansea v Barbarians programmes 1965-1992 have been added to the website. To view this update please......

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31/12/2020

BRITISH LIONS PROGRAMMES
  

A number of British Lions programmes from the 1959, 1977 and 1983 tours of New Zealand have been added to the website to include some of the rarer issues from the 1977 and a signed Buller-West Coast v Lions from the same tour. To view this update please......

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28/12/2020

HARLEQUINS, LEICESTER & NORTHAMPTON PLAYER PHOTOGRAPHS
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24/12/2020

BRIDGEND RFC PROGRAMMES 1950-2005
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22/12/2020

PRE-WAR ENGLISH CLUB & COUNTY PROGRAMMES
A number of pre-war English club and county programmes have been added to the website to include programmes dating as far back as 1886. To view this update please......

  

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18/12/2020

PENARTH v BARBARIANS
A selection of Penarth v Barbarians programmes 1931-1971 have been added to the website. The Esplanade Hotel in Penarth was for many years the headquarters of the Barbarians during their Easter tour of Wales. The last Penarth v Barbarians match was in 1986. To view this update please......

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15/12/2020

LLANELLI PROGRAMMES

A small selection of Llanelli programmes 1981-199 have been added to the new club programmes page. To view this update please......

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12/12/2020

BATH, BRISTOL & GLOUCESTER PLAYER PHOTOGRAPHS
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11/12/2020

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11 December 2020. - We had some lovely feedback this week after selling this press photo to Steve Sampson, pictured left as a baby in his mother's arms, I'll let Steve take up the story from here................

"My dad was well known because he played for London Scottish, was capped before and after the war as Scotland hooker and captained The Barbarians and London Counties. Bit of a pub quiz question. He was a Spitfire pilot, fighter ace. They weren't meant to last more than a few weeks. My mother worked for MI6 - hence The Standard etc carried it as a story with the line that "Margaret's work was so secret she can't even discuss it with her husband". We never got away with much as kids!"

Footnote: Ralph Sampson won 2 caps for Scotland, both against Wales (1939 & 1947), he was awarded the DFC with bar and the French Croix de Guerre.

 

10/12/2020

NEWPORT v BARBARIANS
  

Newport v Barbarians programmes 1935-1990 have been added to the website. To view the new programmes added please.............

   

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8/12/2020

RUGBY HISTORIES
   

We've added a number of rugby histories to the website to include a rare Argentinian publication "Los Pumas" and books relating to Welsh, South African and New Zealand All Black histories. The update also includes the much sought after Sewell's Rugby Internationals Roll Honour featuring international players who fell in the Great War. To view this update please......

   

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6/12/2020

NEWBRIDGE RFC PROGRAMMES
 We have added a new page to the website featuring Newbridge RFC programmes. New stock has been added to this page to include programmes from 1946 to 2002. To view this update please......

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5/12/2020

WELSH INTERNATIONAL PLAYER PHOTOGRAPHS
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3/12/2020

LEICESTER TIGERS v BARBARIANS
   

A selection of Leicester Tigers v Barbarians programmes to include wartime matches against J E Thornloe's XV at Leicester. The 1940 match we believe to be Prince Obolensky's last match. To view this update please......

  

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26/11/2020

ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL PLAYER PHOTOGRAPHS
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20/11/2020

CLUB PROGRAMMES
  

The website has been updated with home programmes from the following clubs. 

BATH  -  CARDIFF  -  EBBW VALE  -  SWANSEA

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12/11/2020

BARBARIANS CELEBRATION & OTHER MATCH PROGRAMMES
  

This update includes several rare Barbarians programmes, mainly celebration matches against club teams such as Blackheath, Hartlepool Rovers, Old Wesley and Coventry. Also included are overseas Barbarians teams and Barbarian style teams to include Australian Barbarians, Crawshay's Welsh XV and the South African Barbarians. To view this update please......

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NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS ON TOUR PROGRAMMES
Programmes from the All Blacks touring in the UK and Argentina have been added to the website. To view this update please......

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IRISH INTERNATIONAL PLAYER PHOTOGRAPHS
 

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11/11/2020

TRIAL, AGE GROUP, VARSITY & SERVICES PROGRAMMES
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2/11/2020

EAST MIDLANDS v BARBARIANS PROGRAMMES
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31/10/20

SCOTTISH PLAYER PHOTOGRAPHS
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16/10/2020

BARBARIANS PROGRAMMES
   
The website has been updated with barbarians on tour programmes, to include a good selection from South Africa 1958 & 1969 and Canada 1976. Also included is a rare edition from Zimbabwe in 1994. To view this update please......

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  13/10/2020

TOURING TEAM PROGRAMMES
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12/10/2020

INTERNATIONAL TOURING TEAM BOOKS
A number of publications relating to international touring teams and Five Nations Grand Slam/Triple Crown seasons have been added to the website. These publications relate to the following teams:

Australia - France - Ireland - Korea - New Zealand - Samoa - South Africa & USA

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7/10/2020

AUSTRALIA - WALLABY PLAYER PHOTOGRAPHS
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5/10/2020

CARDIFF v BARBARIANS PROGRAMMES
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3/10/2020

BARBARIANS & BRITISH LIONS PUBLICATIONS
A number of Baabaas & Lions publications have been added to the website from 1904 to the 1970s. To view this update please......

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2/10/2020

NEW ZEALAND PROVINCIAL PROGRAMMES
A selection of provincial programmes from the land of the long white cloud have been added to the website to include home fixtures from the following teams:

Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Buller, Counties, Hawkes Bay, King Country, Manawatu, Marlborough, Mid Canterbury, North Harbour & Otago. 

Programmes include the first professional fixture in New Zealand between the Blues and Highlanders at Greymouth in 1996. To view this update please......

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30/9/2020

CLUB & PROVINCIAL HISTORIES
We have added a selection of club and provincial histories from the following countries:

England, New Zealand, Scotland & Wales

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29/9/2020

NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACK PLAYER PHOTOGRAPHS
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28/9/2020

RUGBY ANNUALS
We have update the website with a good section of Rugby Annuals to include several volumes of French Annuals, the New Zealand Dominion Breweries Annuals from the 1970s, Zimbabwe Rugby Yearbooks 1987-1989 and other popular titles. To view this update please......

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22/9/2020

CLUB PROGRAMMES
We have added a selection of club programmes to the website to include home programmes from the following clubs:

Bath, Gloucester, Harlequins, Wasps, Munster, Ulster, To view this update please......

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21/9/2020

AUSTRALIA 1947 & ENGLAND TOUR PROGRAMMES
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20/9/2020

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES
The website has been updated with several rare and difficult to obtain internationals programmes. These programmes date from 1904 to 1994. To view this update please......

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18/9/2020

SWANSEA RUGBY CLUB PROGRAMMES
A large selection of Swansea Rugby Club programmes have been added to the website, dating from 1957 to 2002.  To view this update please......

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25/8/2020

ENGLISH CLUB PRORAMMES
We have added a selection of English club programmes to include, Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, Camborne, London Scottish and Old Merchant Taylors programmes. To view this update please......

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4/8/2020

RUGBY ANNUALS
We've added a very good selection of Rugby Annuals, Yearbooks and Almanacks to the website. These include editions of The Rugby Football Annual, Playfair Annual, Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook, New Zealand Rugby Almanack, South African Rugby Annual and South African Rugby Writers Annual. To view this update please......

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3/8/2020

BRITISH & IRISH LIONS PROGRAMMES
Several British & Irish Lions programmes have been added to the website including programmes from the following tours:

1950  1962  1966  1971  1974  1977  1980  1989

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2/8/2020

GLOUCESTER HOME AND AWAY PROGRAMMES
A selection of Gloucester home and away programmes has been added to the website. To view this update please......

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CARDIFF & CARDIFF BLUES PROGRAMMES
The website has been updated with a selection of home and away programmes from the capital club. To view this update please......

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LLANELLI & SCARLETS PROGRAMMES
Llanelli and Scarlets programmes have been added to the website. To view this update please......

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ABERTILLERY, BRIDGEND & LLANELLI PROGRAMMES
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27/6/2020

PRE-WAR AND OTHER ENGLISH CLUB PROGRAMMES
This update includes programmes from the following clubs:

Cheltenham, Glamorgan Wanderers, Gloucester, Devonport Services, Plymouth Albion, Harlequins, Cambridge Uni, London Scottish, Oxford University, Richmond & Blackheath.

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21/6/2020

NEATH RFC PROGRAMMES 1956 - 2012
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12/6/2020

WEBSITE UPDATE
We've added a variety of items to the what's new page to include programmes, books, tickets and other sports memorabilia. To view this update please......

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19/5/2020

1971 BRITISH LIONS PROGRAMMES
The 1971 Lions tour was a watershed tour for the British & Irish Lions, it was the first and only series win in New Zealand for the Lions . Included in this update are the programmes from the Australian leg of the tour, the matches against New South Wales and Queensland, the later was the only provincial loss for the Lions during the tour and is the rarest of the programmes from that tour. To view this update please......

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15/5/2020

1968 BRITISH LIONS PROGRAMMES
The 1968 Lions tour programmes are amongst the rarest to find. We've added a good selection to include the first three tests. To view this update please......

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11/5/2020

ENGLISH & OTHER CLUB HISTORIES
We have added several England club and school histories to include Aylesbury, Chesterfield, Kirby Lonsdale & Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield together with two Scottish club histories and a rare Belfast College history. To view this update please......

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26/3/2020

PROGRAMMES UPDATE
We have added a selection of programmes to the website. To view this update please......

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COVID-19 INFO - At present, we are working as normal during the corona virus outbreak. The only change to our routine is that we are only posting out orders on a Monday and Thursday as opposed to daily. Please stay safe. 

20/2/2020

OSPREYS & PONTYPRIDD RUGBY PROGRAMMES
 

Pontypridd home and away programmes dating from 1992 - 2010 have been added to the website plus a small selection of recent Ospreys programmes. To view this update please......................

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24/1/2020

WEBSITE UPDATE
The what's new page has been updated with memorabilia from the following Rugby Relics categories:

British & Irish Lions memorabilia, Rugby photographs, Rugby histories, Welsh player biographies, Scottish international programmes, Welsh international programmes, Sevens progrmmes, Canadian tour programmes, Welsh non international team on tour programmes, Rugby League books, Scottish international tickets, Swansea City programmes, Welsh football programmes, 

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17/1/2020

BRITISH LIONS 1950 PROGRAMMES
Added to the website are a number of 1950 British Lions tour of New Zealand programmes. These include a couple of test matches signed by the All Blacks. To view this update please......

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