Cullompton Antiques 

 
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Supremely evocative set of four framed Cambridge University Rugby Team photographs spanning the years 1922 to 1925. All in their original mounts and frames. St John's College Rugby XV 1922-1923 - runners up knock out competition. St John's College Rubgy XV 1923-1924 St John's College Rugby XV 1924-1925 Cambridge University Rugby Seniors Match October 1924 All photographed, mounted and framed by E Stern and Sons of Cambridge with hand executed calligraphy and armorials. Over their very nearly 100 years they have suffered a little from the ravages of time and perhaps a little boisterous behaviour - the former evidenced by holes made during occasional visitations from Mr Woodworm (this now historic and gone) and the latter by some scuffing, scraping and soiling of the mounts as a result of broken glass in three of them (this long ago replaced). All in all however a wonderful step back in time to the days when young gentlemen fought honourably upon the playing fields of old England........

Price £200    €224.88    $267.00

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1920s Cambridge University Rugby team photos
A pait of lawn tennis posts - the 'Colonial'. We have been unable to find out anything about their maker or their date but an educated guess would place them around the 1920s or possibly '30s. By their name they must surely be British but more we do not know. All cast iron work is good and undamaged and the bronze winch and other fittings are likewise complete and operational. The ash post have some historic woodworm but are still robust and quite fit for use or display.

Price £195    €219.26    $260.33

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The 'Colonial' Lawn tennis posts
The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games had been handed to Berlin before the Nazis came to power but now it was the perfect opportunity for Hitler to demonstrate to the world, how efficient the Nazi Germany was. It was also the perfect opportunity for the Nazis to prove to the world the reality of the Master Race. The Berlin Olympic Games gave the Nazis an opportunity to show off to the world as 49 countries were competing bringing with them their assorted media. For Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, it was the perfect scenario. The Nazi Germany team had been allowed to train fulltime thus pushing to the limit the idea of amateur competition. Germany’s athletic superstar of the time was Lutz Lang – a brilliant long jumper who easily fitted into the image of blond hair, blue eyed Aryan racial superiority. By far the most famous athlete in the world was Jesse Owens of America – an African American and therefore, under Nazi ideology, inferior to the athletes in the German team. Owens’s performance was to prove this ideology to be in itself inferior! The vast Olympic stadium was completed on time and held 100,000 spectators. 150 other new Olympic buildings were completed on time for the event. Souvenirs of what has sometimes become known as Hitler’s Olympics were produced in many forms and perhaps the most informative and attractive are this two volume set of albums. Volume 1 has 128 pages plus a large pull out coloured map and has over 170 tipped in plates in black and white and colour as well as numerous other coloured and back and white illustrations, diagrams etc. Its coverage is both the history of the games, '36 Winter Olympics plus many other in depth aspects of that year's games from timing equipment to the officials involved and so on and so forth. Volume 2 has 168 pages with just under 200 tipped in plates as well as other photos. Coverage is exhaustive - sailing, fencing, football, athletics, equestrian, boxing, wrestling etc etc. Both volumes are in good condition but please note that the bindings, although original, are bound in a different fashion and thus not exactly matching (by intent?). Also Volume 2 has been opened a little carelessly at some time, which has resulted in the binding pulling a little at the blank page preceding the title page - that said the whole is good and tight. Price includes insured postage to UK address - for overseas please enquire.

approximately 31 cm by 24 cm

Price £100    €112.44    $133.50

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1936 Berlin Olympic Games Albums
The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games had been handed to Berlin before the Nazis came to power but now it was the perfect opportunity for Hitler to demonstrate to the world, how efficient the Nazi Germany was. It was also the perfect opportunity for the Nazis to prove to the world the reality of the Master Race. The Berlin Olympic Games gave the Nazis an opportunity to show off to the world as 49 countries were competing bringing with them their assorted media. For Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, it was the perfect scenario. The Nazi Germany team had been allowed to train fulltime thus pushing to the limit the idea of amateur competition. Germany’s athletic superstar of the time was Lutz Lang – a brilliant long jumper who easily fitted into the image of blond hair, blue eyed Aryan racial superiority. By far the most famous athlete in the world was Jesse Owens of America – an African American and therefore, under Nazi ideology, inferior to the athletes in the German team. Owens’s performance was to prove this ideology to be in itself inferior! The vast Olympic stadium was completed on time and held 100,000 spectators. 150 other new Olympic buildings were completed on time for the event. Souvenirs of what has sometimes become known as Hitler’s Olympics were produced in many forms and here are two. 1) An original menu from Germany’s crack ocean liner and sometime blue Riband holder ‘Bremen’. Leading up to and throughout the Games the ship’s menus were decorated thus and in fact many athletes crossed the Atlantic in her on their way to Berlin. This one is from April 7th 1936 and is printed in both German and English ….. thus Geraucherter Rheinlachs being Smoked Rhine Salmon - measures approx 19 by 28 cm. 2) Pet Cremer’s highly decorative 78 page album of both summer and winter Olympics with over 140 tipped in photo cards illustrating the many and varied disciplines and events.. Condition, although not mint, is very good considering their 80 odd years and all photo plates are present and correct in the album which has the small defects of a slightly soiled and spotted cover as well as the title page having pulled away from (but not loose) binding staples and cover is a little soiled and spotted. Measures approximately 24 by 32 cm. Price includes insured postage to any UK address - elsewhere please enquire.

Price £80    €89.95    $106.80

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1936 Berlin Olympic Games Souvenirs
Silver plated teapot presented to E. Heard on the occasion of the 1897 Jubilee 4 mile cycle race at Torrington, North Devon from which he emerged the winner and champion.....perhaps having ridden one of these 1896 Raleigh racers or even one of Sunbeam's popular and successful racing machines. NB - the Heard name is prominent in North Devon and for many years the family owned Torrington's motor emporium, with cycles also catered for in their early days. The price of £70 includes insured postage to a UK address.

Price £70    €78.71    $93.45

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1897 Victoria Jubilee Cycle Race Trophy
Croydon Park Football Club solid silver presentation cigarette case - hallmarked Birmingham 1912 on both case and lid. Engraved inscription reads 'Presented to Mr P.G.Ward in appreciation of his services as Hon. Sec. of Croydon Park F.C. 1906-1912.' Now over 100 years old it is in pretty good condition considering that it will have been carried in a pocket for a good part of its life but does have the odd little dent and ding - however it has not been polished to within an inch of its life so machining and engraving is still good and metal not worn thin. As you will see elastic retainers have been replaced with inappropriate knicker, pant or suspender elastic but otherwise an interesting and scarce piece of soccer memorabilia. Price includes insured postage to UK address.

Price £125    €140.55    $166.88

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Croydon Football Club silver cigarette case 1912