Learn about Ephemera

Ephemera is written or printed matter not meant to be retained or preserved, such as Christmas cards, cigarette and other trade cards, postcards, posters and Valentines. Ephemera collecting has been gaining popularity in recent years and the range of items collected has grown to include railway, bus, shipping, concert and exhibition tickets, decorative notepaper and envelopes, commercial bills and letter-heads, insurance policies, bank cheques, government bonds, stock and share certificates, and all types of advertising material.

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1932-33 Bodyline Tour: 'The Sporting Globe Cricket Book 1932-3' by Baillie [Melbourne, 1932]. Fair/Good condition. Scarce 'Body-Line' tour guide.

1932-33 Bodyline Tour: 'Special Test Souvenir, with Careers of Players to Beginning of 1932-33 Season', issued by 'The Australian Cricketer' [Melbourne, 1932]. the most difficult of the supplements to find. Plus 'The Tests 1932-3',

Abc Cricket Books (38) from 1947-92, plus other cricket books/tour guides (16) including 'Souvenir of Australian Cricket Tour 1930', golf book.

Neil Hawke Testimonial dinner', 1990 menu with 12 signatures inside including Don Bradman, Lindsay Hassett, Ian Chappell & Alec Bedser.

1975-2006 tour guides & ephemera in 5 folders, noted 1976 international Wanderers Tour South Africa, 1982 souvenir brochure the Sab English team tour of South Africa, 1983-84 ' Greet the Windies, official Sacu Tour Guide'.

1958-59 England tour to Australia: menu 'Dinner in Honour of the M.C.C. Cricket Team. Hotel Canberra, Canberra. Tuesday, 10th February 1959' with 27 signatures inside including Prime Minister Robert Menzies, Jim Laker, Ian Craig, Ian Johnson, Fredd

ABC cricket books, 67 issues from 1947-48 to 2013-14, plus other tour guides (11). Fair/VG condition

1932-33 'Body-line' Tour: full page supplements to 'The News' - Don Bradman, bill Woodfull, Bert Oldfield, Tim wall, Stan McCabe, bill O'Reilly, Len Darling, Clarrie Grimmett, Leo O'Brien, Ern Bromley, '1932-3 Victorious English

Victor Trumper/ Don Bradman: Original letter dated 24th June 1985 from Don Bradman to Ashley Mallett on 'Sir Donald Bradman Ac' letterhead, with Bradman declining Mallett's invitation to launch his book on Victor Trumper, as he had declined to

1980 Centenary Test: Menu with signatures of 36 former Test players including Neil Harvey, Lindsay Hassett, Harold Larwood, Norman O'Neil & Bob Simpson, window mounted with signed photo of Greg Chappell. Framed & glazed, overall 40 x 60 cm.

Don Bradman, folder that includes 10 signed items - 'In Quest of the Ashes 1934'. State Library of SA booklets 'The Bradman Collection' (2). book 'Our Don Bradman - The Don at the SCG'. Bradman Museum brochure. 1998 South Africa v B

Cricket Library, noted books (184) with 'The Paddock That Grew - The story of the Melbourne Cricket Club' by Dunstan [Melbourne, 1974], 'The Story of Warwickshire Cricket' by Duckworth [London, 1974], plus tour guides (18) & magazines (24)

1935-36 England Tour to Australia: Rare menu 'Luncheon Given by The Broken Hill Associated Smelters Pty Ltd, in honour of the visit of Marylebone Cricket Club team, on Tuesday 5th November 1935 at 1.30pm, at the Royal Exchange Hotel - Port Pirie', with 54

1934 Australian Tour: Collection of menus, noted 4th April Australian Test Team in Colombo (2), 30th April British Sportsman's Club luncheon to Australian Team, 2nd May dinner at Worcester, 31st May menu & table plan Surrey dinner to Australian Team, Fourt

1934 Australian Tour: Postcard 'Australian Cricket Team, England, 1934' with 5 signatures on reverse - Don Bradman, Bert Oldfield, Bill Ponsford, A.G.Chipperfield && W.C.Bull;plus tour guide 'Australia's 18th Cricket Tour of England 1934'

1932-33 Bodyline Tour: 'Who's Who in Australian Cricket, 1932-33' by H.Drysdale Bett [Melbourne, 1932], rare supplement to 'The Australian Cricketer'. Good condition. (Padwick 3331 & 7174-1. Also listed by Ramsbottom, who notes 'It Was Intended to Be a Reg

Don Bradman: 6-page song sheet for 'You're The One, featured by Gloria Swanson', with on back page 'Hear this Happy, Snappy, Fox Trot song by Don Bradman - Every Day is a Rainbow Day for Me'. Good condition

Don Bradman, 8-page song sheet for 'Our Don Bradman'. Fair/Good condition

Balance of Collection, noted framed photographs of Don Bradman (3 - one signed), Don Bradman signature on Australia Post poster, England v Bradman XI cap, Rod Marsh signed cap, MCC menus (6 - some signed), Invitation to Bradman's Memorial Service

Tour Guides: Abc Cricket Books (22) from 1962-63 to 1985, other tour guides (7). Fair/G

1930 Australian Tour to England, display with menu 'The Surrey County Cricket Club, Dinner to the Australian Cricket Team', with 9 signatures on reverse including Don Bradman, Archie Jackson & Bill Woodfull, window mounted with picture 'The Australian Team

c1951-56 Autograph Book, with c165 signatures, mainly cricket including 1951 England, 1951 South Africa, 1952 England, 1952 India, 1956 Australia; also tour guide 'Australian Cricket Tour 1938'

Western Australia Cricket Caps: WA Colts cricket cap signed by Simon Katich; WA Under 17 cap signed by Simon Katich; Wais Colts cap signed by Simon Katich; plus W.A. Invitation XI/Northam 1992' cap signed by Jo Angel. G/VG condition. (4 items)

Cricket Cards & Tour Guide: 1948 tour guide 'The Listener In Test Cricket Book' [Melbourne, 1948]; plus c1926-2000s range of cricket cards (100s). Inspection will reward.

Cricket Literature, noted 'Athletic News Cricket Annual' for 1937 & 1938; c1989-2012 programmes (15); c1960-2013 tour guides (14); 1948-2009 scorecards (19); 'Wisden Cricketer Almanack' for 1999 & Australian Wisdens (4); Annual reports for Saca, Tca & Melb

1934 Australian Tour to England: Menu by Worcestershire C.C. 'Dinner at the Masonic Hall, Worcester, on Wednesday 2nd May, 1934. To Greet the Australian Touring Side', with 8 pencil signatures on reverse including Don Bradman, Bill O'Reilly, Bill Brown, Cl

Cricket Group, noted cover signed on reverse by 1930 Australian team; signed covers, etc including Don Bradman (7), Shane Warne & Richard Hadlee; team sheets with West Indies 1968-69 & 1975-76; tour guides from 1938 & 1948 (2)

Cricket Group, noted 1992 World Cup shirts for England & Pakistan; books (13) including 'The Archie Jackson Story' by Frith (signed); tour guides (18) including Abc Cricket Books (9); 'Sports World Australia' magazines Vol.1 Nos 1-6; cricket magazines (24)

Adelaide Oval: photograph 'Adelaide Oval, Taken from Steeple of St.Peters Cathedral, 1902'; pair of photographs in mount 'England v Australia, 4th Test Match - Adelaide Oval - 2nd Feb.1929. Attendance 37,000. Total Attendance (Feb.1-8) 138,000'; plus colou

Autographs: 1960 Sportsman of the Year lunch menu with 21 signatures; 1964 Lancashire Centenary team photo with 22 signatures; 1966 Ron Kissell dinner menu with 12 signatures; 1987 'Bradman Albums' Launch menu with 18 signatures; 1980 Northants v Essex sig

1959-60 Australian Tour to India: Rare tour guides 'Souvenir of The Australian Cricket Team's Visit To India 1959-1960' (Bombay, 1949] & 'Australia vrs India Souvenir 1959-60' edited by Desai [Bombay, 1959].

1948 Australian Tour to England: P&O 'Strathaird' dinner menu for 11th April 1948 with 18 signatures on back cover including Don Bradman, Sidney Barnes, Lindsay Hassett & Keith Miller. Fair/Good condition.

1938 Australian Tour to England: Balance of collection, noted mini-bat with facsimile autographs; England team sheet with facsimile autographs; scrap books (2); tour guide 'Australian Cricket Tour 1938'; 1937-38 Melbourne Cricket Club badge; player badges

1938 Australian Tour to England: Orient Line tour guide from R.M.S.'Orontes', 'Australian XI, English Tour 1938', signed on front cover by Don Bradman.

1938 Australian Tour to England: Illustrated menu showing the team riding a kangaroo, 'To Wish 'Bon voyage' to the Members of the Nineteenth Australian Team. Luncheon Given by The Victorian Cricket Association', signed by Bradman & Fleetwood-Smith. (lacks

1938 Australian Tour to England: 'Tasmanian Steamers Pty Ltd, Melbourne - Launceston Express Mail Service - T.S.S.Taroona' menu signed on front cover by Australian team, 17 signatures including Don Bradman, Lindsay Hassett & Bill Brown. Faults though extre

1938 Australian Tour to England: Illustrated menu showing Lindsay Hassett riding a kangaroo, 'Complimentary Smoke Night, tendered by the South Melbourne Cricket Club, to Mr A.L.Hassett, On the eve of his departure for England as a member of the Nineteenth

Harold Larwood, display comprising signed action picture from the Bodyline series, window mounted with 'A Service of Thanksgiving' brochure (framed, 60 x 33cm); plus 1968 signed hand-written letter (framed, 27 x 31cm). (2 items).

1932-33 Bodyline Tour: Menu 'Dinner tendered to the Members of the English cricket Team by the Government of New South Wales', with 9 signatures inside including Harold Larwood, Freddie Brown, Maurice Tate, Bill O'Reilly & Herbert Ironmonger.

'Our Don Bradman', c1930 78rpm records (2) - one signed by Don Bradman in gold pen; 45rpm records (2); plus front cover of 'Our Don Bradman' song sheet. (5 items)

Cricket Books & Ephemera, noted 1928-29 Adelaide Test programme (missing covers); 1932-33 Adelaide Test programme (minor soiling); 1938 Abc Cricket Book; 1960s Saca Annual reports (8); David Hookes Testimonial booklets (15); 'C'mon Aussie C'mon' song sheet