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Sale Date: 24/04/2020

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1 THE FOLLOWING 99 LOTS WERE THE PROPERTY OF FAMOUS SPORTS JOURNALIST GEORGE WHITING, WHO SPECIALISED IN BOXING. HE WROTE BOOKS AND APPEARED IN SEVERAL MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS, THE MAJORITY BEING INCLUDED IN THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD. WHITING ALSO COVERED OTHER SPORTS SUCH AS FOOTBALL AND CRICKET AND ATTENDED SEVERAL OLYMPICS AND COMMONWEALTH GAMES. 1943 THE RING BOOK / BOXING Hardback book. Generally good£40 - £45Click for More
2 1944 THE RING BOOK / BOXING Hardback book. Generally good£40 - £45Click for More
3 1945 THE RING BOOK / BOXING Hardback book. Generally good£40 - £45Click for More
4 1946 THE RING BOOK / BOXING / AUTOGRAPH Hardback book signed on the frontispiece with a dedication to Whiting by boxing promoter Jack Solomons. Generally good£45 - £50Click for More
5 1947 THE RING BOOK / BOXING Hardback book. Generally good£40 - £45Click for More
6 1948 THE RING BOOK / BOXING / AUTOGRAPH Hardback book signed on the frontispiece with a note to "Eddie" about errors in the book by author Nat Fleischer signed "Nat". Generally good£45 - £50Click for More
7 1949 THE RING BOOK / BOXING / AUTOGRAPH Hardback book signed on the frontispiece with a dedication to Whiting by author Nat Fleischer. Generally good£45 - £50Click for More
8 1950 THE RING BOOK / BOXING / AUTOGRAPH Hardback book signed on the frontispiece by author Nat Fleischer. Generally good£45 - £50Click for More
9 1951 THE RING BOOK / BOXING / AUTOGRAPH Hardback book signed on the frontispiece with a dedication to Whiting by author Nat Fleischer. Generally good£45 - £50Click for More
10 1952 THE RING BOOK / BOXING Hardback book. Generally good£35 - £40Click for More
11 1953 THE RING BOOK / BOXING Hardback book. Generally good£35 - £40Click for More
12 1954 THE RING BOOK / BOXING Hardback book. Generally good£35 - £40Click for More
13 1955 THE RING BOOK / BOXING / AUTOGRAPH Hardback book signed on the frontispiece with a dedication to Whiting by author Nat Fleischer. Generally good£45 - £50Click for More
14 1956 THE RING BOOK / BOXING / AUTOGRAPH Hardback book signed on the frontispiece with a note to Whiting by author Nat Fleischer. Generally good£45 - £50Click for More
15 1957 THE RING BOOK / BOXING Hardback book. Generally good£35 - £40Click for More
16 1958 THE RING BOOK / BOXING / AUTOGRAPH Hardback book signed on the frontispiece with a dedication to Whiting by author Nat Fleischer. Generally good£45 - £50Click for More
17 1959 THE RING BOOK / BOXING Hardback book. Generally good£35 - £40Click for More
18 1960 THE RING BOOK / BOXING / AUTOGRAPH Hardback book signed on the frontispiece by author Nat Fleischer. Generally good£45 - £50Click for More
19 BOXING / THE RING BOOK AND ENCYCLOPEDIA Seven issues of the hardback book 1961 and 1970 with dust jacket, both dedicated to Whiting and signed by author Nat Fleischer. 1962 and 1963. Plus 1968, 1969 and 1971 all with dust jackets. Generally good£160 - £180Click for More
20 BOXING / NAT FLEISCHER SIGNED BOOK Leonard The Magnificent hardback book without a dust jacket, dedicated to Whiting and signed by the author. Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
21 BOXING / NAT FLEISCHER SIGNED BOOK 50 Years At Ringside hardback book with dust jacket, dedicated to Whiting and signed by the author. Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
22 BOXING / JACK SOLOMONS SIGNED BOOK Tells All with a dedication to Whiting and signed by the author and boxing promoter. Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
23 BOXING / FREDDIE MILLS SIGNED BOOK Twenty Years with dust jacket, slightly worn, dedicated to Whiting and signed by the boxer, "Freddie". Generally good£30 - £35Click for More
24 BOXING / JACK HARE SIGNED BOOK Hardback book, Gladiators of the Ring signed by the author and Bantamweight Champion of South Africa 1899. Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
25 BOXING / TED BROADRIBB SIGNED BOOK Fighting Is My Life with dust jacket dedicated to Whiting and signed by the author and boxer. Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
26 BOXING / BUCHANAN-TAYLOR AUTOGRAPH Book with dust jacket, What Do You Know About Boxing? Dedicated to Whiting and signed by the author as "Bucky". Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
27 BOXING NEWS MAGAZINES Over 220 issues including a complete set of 52 for 1967, complete set of 52 for 1968 and 49 for 1969. All 3 years have been bound by a piece of string going through each issue twice. Plus loose magazines 1970 X 45 and 1971 X 25. Fair to generally good£110 - £120Click for More
28 BOXING WRITERS' CLUB MENUS Two menus for 1952 for the Annual Dinner and for Britain's Olympic Games Boxers, both at the Criterion, Piccadilly, W1. Good£30 - £35Click for More
29 BOXING WRITERS' CLUB MENUS Six menus 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 both at the Criterion, Piccadilly, W1 and 1964 at the Café Royal, London. Good£55 - £60Click for More
30 BOXING WRITERS' CLUB MENUS Six menus 1960 at the Criterion, Piccadilly, W1 and 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1971 at the Café Royal, London. Good£65 - £70Click for More
31 JOE FRAZIER V BUSTER MATHIS 1968 Official Press pack in folder plus 4 further press releases by News From Madison Square Garden Boxing for the fight on 4/3/1968 plus a Ringside Working Press pass. The bill included the World Middleweight Championship, Emile Griffith v Nino Benvenuti. Generally good£90 - £100Click for More
32 MUHAMMAD ALI V JERRY QUARRY 1970 An official press folder with both fighters posing on the cover, at Atlanta 26/10/1970 plus an Interview Area Pass. The folder states Ali as Cassius (Muhammad Ali) Clay and the pass states Ali (Cassius Clay). The was the return of the Champion as it was Ali's first fight after his legal battles due to his refusal to be drafted into the U.S. army. Generally good£70 - £80Click for More
33 MUHAMMAD ALI V JOE FRAZIER 1971 / THE FIGHT OF THE CHAMPIONS Press brochure in folder plus additional Press and Television pack, a Press programme and Madison Square Garden 8/3/1971 bout listing with further quotes. Good£110 - £120Click for More
34 MUHAMMAD ALI V JOE FRAZIER 1971 / THE FIGHT OF THE CHAMPIONS On site official unused cap for the fight at Madison Square Garden on 8/3/1971, Boxing Illustrated The Fight of The Century magazine and Life magazine 5/3/1971 with both fighters on the cover and 10 pages about the fight inside. Generally good£35 - £40Click for More
35 ROCKY MARCIANO A Requiem Mass Service held at St. Peter's Italian Church in Clarkenwell on 6/9/1969 for the Soul of "Rocky" Marciano who died 1/9/1969 as undefeated Heavyweight Champion 1952-1955. The booklet is heavily marked. Fair£55 - £60Click for More
36 ROCKY MARCIANO V EZZARD CHARLES 1954 A pair of cufflinks each with a boxing glove on the outside and inscribed Marciano Charles June, 1954 on the inside. Good£110 - £120Click for More
37 ROCKY MARCIANO V EZZARD CHARLES 1954 Dressing Room pass for the Yankee Stadium 17/6/1954. Good£55 - £60Click for More
38 ROCKY MARCIANO V EZZARD CHARLES 1954 Working Press pass for the Yankee Stadium 17/6/1954. Good£55 - £60Click for More
39 ROCKY MARCIANO V DON COCKELL 1955 Dressing Room Pass 16/5/1955 at Kezar Stadium. Horizontal crease. Generally good£55 - £60Click for More
40 SUGAR RAY ROBINSON V RANDOLPH TURPIN 1951 Working Press ticket for the Polo Grounds in New York, USA 12/9/1951. Generally good£55 - £60Click for More
41 SUGAR RAY ROBINSON V RANDOLPH TURPIN 1951 Ringside Seat ticket for the Polo Grounds in New York, USA 12/9/1951. Generally good£35 - £40Click for More
42 SUGAR RAY ROBINSON v CARMEN BASILIO 1957 Working Press Pass for the Yankee Stadium, New York, USA 23/9/1957. Generally good£55 - £60Click for More
43 SUGAR RAY ROBINSON v CARMEN BASILIO 1957 Dressing Room Pass for the Yankee Stadium, New York, USA 23/9/1957. Generally good£55 - £60Click for More
44 JACK SOLOMONS AUTOGRAPH A Christmas card 1951 with Jack and Fay Solomons on the front, a telegram to Whiting from Solomons 5/9/1956 and a black & white postcard including Solomons and 3 others posing on the front and signed "Jack" on the reverse. Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
45 HENRY COOPER Menu, Guest List and Table Plan for the Dinner to Honour Henry Cooper OBE at the Café Royal, London. The menu has a horizontal fold and the guest list has a slight vertical crease. Plus a printed Christmas Card from Mr. & Mrs. Henry Cooper and Sons. Generally good£45 - £50Click for More
46 MUHAMMAD ALI AUTOGRAPH A 9" X 4" black & white photo promo card, Heavyweight Champion Of The World, dedicated to Whiting in blue marker. Generally good£110 - £120Click for More
47 FREDDIE MILLS SIGNED PHOTO An 8" X 6" black & white autographed Press photograph in boxing pose. Generally good£35 - £40Click for More
48 JOE LOUIS Four different 8" X 8" black & white Evening Standard Press photographs of the "Brown Bomber" with George Whiting, Plus the page from the Evening Standard 8/11/1966 where one of the photos was printed. Good£60 - £70Click for More
49 RANDOLPH TURPIN Seven photographs: 10" X 8" black & white of Randolph Turpin shaking the hand of journalist Harry Grossinger of the New York Times. 10" X 8" black & white showing 2 posters, on the left Big Fight latest from George Whiting Evening Standard and on the right Randy Turpin v Bobo Olson The Fight of the Year. Plus five 5.5" X 3.5" black & white photos of Dick Turpin X 2, Randolph Turpin X 2 and Jackie Turpin in boxing pose. Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
50 BOXING PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Three black & white photos: 10" X 8" British Boxers in Milan's Piazza Duomo 15/5/1951, 10" X 7" and 6.5" X 5" both the same photo showing Amateur Boxers in Frankfurt, Germany 1953 including Henry Cooper, Joe Erskine, Ron Barton, Dave Charnley and Frankie Jones, who all became professional. Good£35 - £40Click for More
51 BOXING Two programmes: Royal Albert Hall 18/2/1930 Jack Kid Berg v Mushy Callaghan, Emile Pladner v Dick Corbett, Jack Nagel v Joey Socks and Johnny Quill. America v Great Britain at the Empire Pool, Wembley 5/5/1936, very slight vertical crease. Generally good£35 - £40Click for More
52 BOXING Two Billy Walker magazines written by Whiting and a programme for the 64th Boys' Clubs Championships at the Café Royal 5/2/1968 in which Whiting penned an article. Generally good£15 - £20Click for More
53 JOE FRAZIER V JIMMY ELLIS 1970 On site programme for the fight at Madison Square Garden, New York 16/2/1970, very small mark on cover. Generally good£50 - £60Click for More
54 BOXING Eleven magazines: Atlas World Boxing Yearbook 1970 and 1971. The Ring X 9 from July 1969 - August 1971. Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
55 EUROPEAN BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS 1953 A hardback Press folder including on the inside covers a map of Poland and a poster for the Tournament. Inside are a number of envelops and a writing pad with the Tournament logo. The programme with some results entered. A certificate presented to Whiting as a journalist. Plus his Tournament Press Card, his meal voucher book and other official documents. Good£110 - £120Click for More
56 1956 OLYMPICS MEBOURNE Three Press passes, Main Stadium M.C.G., Boxing Stadium and Swimming Stadium. Good£60 - £70Click for More
57 1956 OLYMPICS MEBOURNE Metal Press badge with ribbon. Good£30 - £35Click for More
58 1956 OLYMPICS MEBOURNE Official Great Britain Tournament metal badge. Good£25 - £30Click for More
59 1956 OLYMPICS MEBOURNE Metal teaspoon with Tournament logo. Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
60 1960 OLYMPIC GAMES ROME Official Press folder with writing pad, Press pass, Olympic Italy and Rome map, Olympic Tourist pamphlet and map of Rome, BP sponsored Olympic map, Invitation and Opera programme for Olympic Guests and Closing Ceremony brochure. Good£110 - £120Click for More
61 1960 OLYMPIC GAMES ROME Official 2" metal commemorative medal. Good£90 - £100Click for More
62 1960 OLYMPIC GAMES ROME Official metal Press badge. Good£25 - £30Click for More
63 1960 OLYMPIC GAMES ROME Official Great Britain Tournament metal badge. Good£25 - £30Click for More
64 1960 OLYMPIC GAMES ROME Official 1.25" metal commemorative medal. Good£25 - £30Click for More
65 1960 OLYMPIC GAMES ROME / COCA COLA A 45RPM white plastic picture disc in sleeve presented by Coca Cola. Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
66 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO Official Press folder including the official programme of events brochure, Preview of the XVIII Olympiad brochure, British Olympic English-Japanese Phrase Book, Book of postcards, folder of postcards, 9 official Tournament black & white postcards including the Opening Ceremony, 2 Olympic Railway passes, City Sightseeing pamphlet and a flag showing the events£110 - £120Click for More
67 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO Official boxed 2.5" commemorative coin. Good£110 - £120Click for More
68 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO Metal Press badge and ribbon. Good£30 - £35Click for More
69 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO Coin 1,000 Yen issued for the Tournament. Good£25 - £30Click for More
70 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO Official Great Britain metal Tournament badge. Good£25 - £30Click for More
71 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO Tournament keyring sponsored by Toyota and IBM badge. Good£25 - £30Click for More
72 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO Large softback picture book, Japan - Tokyo The Olympic Year issued by Fuji. Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
73 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO Bottle opener with 5 dice issued by Cannon. Good£15 - £20Click for More
74 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO On official zipped writers' folder including a folder containing 6 Olympic cloth badges, 2 writing pads, 6 X 35mm slides, envelopes and airmail envelopes, ruler, pencils and pen. Good£90 - £100Click for More
75 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO Hardback 367 page report on the Tournament with dust jacket. The dust jack has small paper loss on the spine. This non-subsidised volume was published for the first time by the International Olympic Institute in Lausanne as the Official Standard Work of the International Olympic Committee. Generally good£110 - £120Click for More
76 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO A wallet with the Olympic logo on the front and inside are a time and currency converter issued by Japan Airlines. Good£25 - £30Click for More
77 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES MEXICO Press information including Olympic Newsletter magazines numbers 41, 42, 43, 82, and 83. Olympia 48 page brochure issued by Greece for the 1968 Games, official scarf, Tournament pull-out guide, 6 X official postcards and 5 stickers. Good£90 - £100Click for More
78 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES MEXICO Metal 2" commemorative medal. Good£90 - £100Click for More
79 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES MEXICO Metal Press badge. Good£25 - £30Click for More
80 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES MEXICO Official Great Britain metal Tournament badge. Good£25 - £30Click for More
81 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES MEXICO Tie pin and cufflinks with the official logo. Good£25 - £30Click for More
82 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES MEXICO A 2" square official commemorative medal still in unopened packaging. Good£60 - £70Click for More
83 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES MEXICO A small metal badge and a small metal ornament both include the logo. Good£15 - £20Click for More
84 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES MEXICO Two ashtrays and two liqueur glasses showing the logo. Good£25 - £30Click for More
85 1962 COMMONWEALTH GAMES PERTH Folder containing The official programme, Games November 1962 brochure, Perth and The West Games State 1962 brochure, Tournament venues map, King's Park Garden Restaurant menu for the Games and a Wild Flowers postcard booklet. Generally good£60 - £70Click for More
86 1962 COMMONWEALTH GAMES PERTH Metal Press badge with ribbon. Good£25 - £30Click for More
87 1962 COMMONWEALTH GAMES PERTH Official England metal Tournament badge. Good£25 - £30Click for More
88 1962 COMMONWEALTH GAMES PERTH Metal stick badge. Good£25 - £30Click for More
89 1962 COMMONWEALTH GAMES PERTH A Pictorial Record of the Games issued in Perth, Australia. Generally good£25 - £30Click for More
90 1970 COMMONWEALTH GAMES EDINBURGH Handbook for Competitors, Scottish Team Handbook, Press Guide and Directory, Official Guide to the City and the Uganda Team brochure. Good£25 - £30Click for More
91 1970 COMMONWEALTH GAMES EDINBURGH Official England metal Tournament badge. Good£25 - £30Click for More
92 BRITISH SPORT 1970/1 Large magazine including Sportsmen and Women of the year with an article written by Whiting. Good£12 - £15Click for More
93 MOON LANDING 1969 Souvenir Evening Standard 21/7/1969 with a colour pictures on the front and back covers and centre pages. Good£12 - £15Click for More
94 CRICKET The Cricketer 26/8/1966 with writing on the cover showing the an article from Whiting is included plus Cricketers From Australia brochure for the 1953 Tour of England. Generally good£15 - £20Click for More
95 ARSENAL IN MOSCOW 1954 Official programme with 2 players in colour on the front, a BEA menu with "BEA wishes the Arsenal team Good Luck" on the right, a BEA Flight Bulletin, 12 privately taken 5" X 3" black & white privately taken photos including Arsenal training in the empty Moscow Stadium, 3 including Tommy Lawton and one including 6 players. Plus a Gunflash magazine October 1954 in which Brian Glanville writes an article about the trip to Moscow. Good£220 - £240Click for More
96 WOLVES IN MOSCOW 1955 Official programme for Spartak Moscow v Wolverhampton Wanderers 7/8/1955 plus receipts, a newspaper article and 4 private black & white photographs on the tour. Generally good£60 - £70Click for More
97 BOXING IN MOSCOW 1956 Three privately taken black & white photographs of the public and boxers lining up in Red Square plus another of Whiting, Jimmy McIntosh and Eamonn Andrews. Good£12 - £15Click for More
98 LONDON FIVE-A-SIDE Three programme for the Evening Standard, London Five-A-Side Tournaments 1967 and 1968 X 2, all of which include an article by Whiting and have the results entered. Generally good£10 - £12Click for More
99 JOE MADDEN AUTOGRAPHED BOOK Hardback book with dust jacket, Who The Hell Cares? Dedicated to Whiting and signed by the "Punch-Drunk" author Joe Madden "The Markee". Good£20 - £25Click for More
100 FULHAM Programme Fulham v Croydon Common South Eastern League 27/4/1912. Ex Bound Volume. Lacks covers. No writing. Generally good£45 - £50Click for More
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