GENERAL 1. WALTER LINDRUM autograph on an album page “Best Wishes from Walter Lindrum, Melbourne 1938” in a small oval frame.��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$100–200 2. An accumulation of Melbourne Cricket Club Membership badges, Melbourne Cricket Club Lady’s Tickets, Melbourne Cricket Club Voting Member cards, a quantity of Victorian Racing Club Membership badges, V.R.C. Lady’s Tickets, a Wesley College 1916 Jubilee badge; some duplication. (qty.)���������������������������������������������� $150–200 Ex 3 3. CIGARETTE CARDS: 1933 Godfrey Phillips ‘Who’s Who in Australian Sport’, almost complete set (99/100) of the double-sided series. Cat.£370+. VF/EF .����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $150–200 4. CIGARETTE CARDS: 1933 Carreras Ltd (Australian Issues) “Personality Series” complete set [24] including Ambrose Palmer, Don Bradman, Frances Bult & Walter Lindrum; also, 1928 Major Drapkin “Australian & English Test Cricketers” almost complete set [39/40]. (Total: 63).��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$100–150 5. AUSTRALIAN SPORTING GREATS: Individually framed and signed photographs, etc., of cricketers Jeff Thomson and Shane Warne; Australian Rules footballer Leigh Matthews; basketballer Andrew Gaze and Marathon man, Steve Moneghetti. (5 items).������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $150–250 6. AMERICAN BASKETBALL CARDS: 2007-15, a small collection, mainly very limited edition types. (60).����������������� $150–250 BOXING 7. A scarce clay pipe that depicts John L Sullivan and Jem Smith on opposite sides of the bowl. The pipe was likely made in anticipation of the highly touted contest between the two in 1887 . Sullivan had travelled from the US with the hope of fighting the English champion, Smith. In Sullivan’s own words he was ‘blackguarded’ out of the fight, and Smith went on to fight Jake Kilrain in France. A very rare piece featuring two legends of the bare knuckle era. 13cm long. Also, a blue jacket with “Darling Downs Amateur Champion 1966 Heavyweight Division” pocket. (2 items).��������� $200–250 8. TOMMY BURNS: A rare signed ‘’Scientific Boxing and Self Defence SOUVENIR EDITION’’ book by Tommy Burns, published by Health and Strength Ltd 1907/08, a special Autographed Edition as a souvenir of the author’s visit to England in 1907/08. Signed on the book plate and includes photographs and further facsimile autographs. 172pp + adverts. Tommy Burns, a Canadian, won the World Heavyweight title on 23rd Feb 1906 when he beat Marvin Hart (USA) on points over 20 rounds in Los Angeles. In 1907-08 Burns went to England where he beat Gunner Moir and Jack Palmer. He then defeated Jem Roche in Ireland, and Jewey Smith & Bill Squires in France. All the bouts concluded with a K.O. The first to travel the globe in defending his title, Tommy made 11 title defences despite often being the underdog due to his size. Burns famously challenged all comers as Heavyweight Champion, leading to a celebrated bout with the American Jack Johnson. According to his biographer, Burns insisted, “I will defend my title against all comers, none barred. By this I mean white, black, Mexican, Indian, or any other nationality. I propose to be the champion of the world, not the white, or the Canadian, or the American. If I am not the best man in the heavyweight division, I don’t want the title. ” Burns was the first heavyweight champion to fight with a Jewish challenger, defeating Joseph “Jewey” Smith in a fight staged in Paris. He also fought a bout with a Native American on his way to the Championship. According to one biography, he had two black sparring partners and was married for a brief time to a black woman. At a time when most white American fighters adhered to the so-called “colour line” , refusing to fight African Americans, Burns had half a dozen contests with black boxers before his clash with the legendary Jack Johnson. That bout took place in Sydney in December 1908, following Burns’ agreement to a bout with Jack Johnson, becoming the first fighter to agree to a heavyweight championship bout with an African American. Burns lost his title in the match. He had refused to fight Johnson until Australian promoter Hugh D. McIntosh paid him $30,000 for the fight (Johnson received $5,000). The fight lasted fourteen rounds before being stopped by the police. Referee Hugh McIntosh awarded the decision and the title to Johnson. ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $500–750 5