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A rare and unusual Victorian silver Tennis Collar, circa 1890, consisting of sixty three miniature tennis racquets with a ball on each, linked together forming a collar, stamped Rd No. 11408, in the original maroon velvet fitted case
Boxing, Cricket, Golf, Horse Racing, Tennis, Olympic Games, Motor Sport, Rugby, Football (soccer) and other popular sports
STORAGE, COLLECTION AND SHIPPING LOGISTICS
Payments in person can be made in the saleroom on the day of the auction and on receipt of cleared funds, lots can be collected from the saleroom during the auction or immediately after its completion.
Thereafter, all purchase lots will be transferred to Graham Budd Auctions' storage facility in Enfield, north London. Please contact the auctioneer for full details. All collections are strictly by pre-arranged appointment. Alternatively, we can organise packing for postage and shipping on a worldwide basis. Please contact us for a quote. Buyers are reminded that it is their responsibility to comply with UK export regulations and with any local import requirements.
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Conditions of Business
All lots are offered subject to Graham Budd Auctions Ltd’s (GBA) Conditions of Business.
For each lot there is a published minimum starting bid.
Buyer’s Premium & VAT
A buyers premium of 17.5% is applicable to all lots in this sale. The buyers premium is subject to VAT at the standard rate (20%). Lots are normally offered for sale under the auctioneers margin scheme and VAT on the buyers premium is payable to all buyers. Lots subject to VAT will include the symbol †.</b> These items will be charged at the 20% on both the hammer price and the buyers premium
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To be sold by auction at:
Sotheby’s, Lower Grosvenor Gallery, 34-35 New Bond Street, London, W1A 2AA.
Days of Sale:
Monday 3rd June 2019. 10.00am & 2.30pm.
Tuesday 4th June 2019. 10.00am & 2.30pm
Sotheby’s, Upper Grosvenor Gallery, 34-35 New Bond Street, London, W1A 2AA.
Sunday 2nd June 2019, 12 noon to 5pm.
Monday 3rd June 2019, 9am to 5pm.
Tuesday 4th June 2019, 9am and to the conclusion of the auction.
Order of Sale
Monday 3rd June
Boxing Lots 1 to 68
Wrestling Lot 69
Cricket Lots 70 to 138
Golf Lots 139 to 270
Horse Racing Lots 271 to 397
Equestrian Lots 398 to 403
Country Pursuits Lots 404 to 412
Greyhound Racing Lots 413 to 422
Shooting Lot 423
Mixed Sporting Content Lots 424 to 432
Croquet Lot 433
Tennis & Racquet Sports Lots 434 to 621
Olympic Games Lots 622 to 752
Tuesday 4th June
Baseball Lots 753 to 754
Billiards & Snooker Lots 755 to 757
Rowing Lots 758 to 760
Cycling Lots 761 to 763
Motor Sports Lots 764 to 837
Rugby League Lots 838 to 854
Rugby Union Lots 855 to 900
Football Lots 901 to 1127
Football continued Lots 1128 to 1500