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Alfred St George Hamersley an extremely rare and important England first-ever Rugby International cap, 1871-1874 the faded red-brown velvet with remains of gilt tassel and gilt braiding embroidered rose and inscribed 1871; 1872; 1873 and 1874, faded, worn and some tears This is believed to be the earliest Rugby International cap to come to auction.   Provenance: Alfred St. George Hamersley and thence by family descent Alfred St. George Hamersley K.C. J.P. M.P.8 October 1848 – 25 February 1929 Alfred St George Hamersley was a nineteenth-century barrister, an Oxfordshire native who attended Marlborough College, where he learned the Rugby game. Hamersley played for Marlborough Nomads in London when he was selected to play for England in the first International Rugby Test match, against Scotland at Raeburn Place on 27th March 1871. He played for England from 1871 - 1874 and went on to captain his country, England against Scotland on 23rd February 1874 at Kensington Oval, London, his last match for England and his fourth international. A few months later he immigrated to Canterbury, New Zealand and took up the position of Barrister & Solicitor in Timaru. Hamersley immediately busied himself with an array of sports including rugby. Hamersley's first effort in regard to Rugby was a match at Green's Paddock in 1874. The match was played according to the recognised RFU rules of which Hamersley was familiar, between 'Hamersley's team' and 'Rhodes' team', this was the true beginning of the Union game in South Canterbury, New Zealand. Hamersley then organised a Town v Country match in April 1875, Hamersley captained Town, and Robert Rutherford Country. It was after this event that Hamersley established the province's first Rugby Club, at the Clarendon Hotel, Church St, on April 23rd 1875. In 1889 he moved to Canada where he continued his sporting missionary work, helping to found Vancouver RFC and was the first president of the British Columbia Rugby Union. He returned to England, became an MP, and in World War One was a Lieutenant Colonel. In 2013 was inducted into the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame that recognises special achievement and contribution to the sport of rugby union. In the world's first-ever Rugby International between the Scotland and England played 27th March 1871 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, Scotland defeated England with a score of two tries and a goal to England's single try, in the return match played on 5th February at the Kennington Oval, England defeated Scotland with a score of three tries (one scored by Hamersley) and 2 goals to one goal. In the 1873 match played on 3rd March at West of Scotland F.C. the match ended in a draw and in Alfred's final match and with the honour of captaining his country played on 23rd February at The Oval his England side defeated Scotland. 
Rugby World Cup & Sporting Memorabilia Auction
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Unit 18 Leyland Trading Estate
Irthlingborough Road
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire
NN8 1RT
United Kingdom
Rugby World Cup & Sporting Memorabilia Auction

To include Athletics, Boxing, Cricket, Golf, Olympics, Motor Sports, Rugby and Football.

Auction dates
Sep 05, 2023 10:00 AM BST
Lots: 1 to 609
Sep 06, 2023 10:00 AM BST
Lots: 610 to 1271
Viewing dates
By appointment only
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All glass will be removed from framed and glazed items prior to posting and may result in delays to shipping your items. (This service is included in the cost of postage and packing). We can also totally remove all framing and mounts upon request to reduce shipping costs. Alternatively, lots can be collected in person by prior appointment from NN8 1RT.  

Overseas Bidders are responsible for all import duties, customs charges and VAT payable in the destination country.

Customs declarations will be based on the final hammer price of winning bids without exception.

We are currently seeing unprecedented delays in customs clearance times around the world, it is not uncommon for this to take several weeks and unfortunately we cannot do anything to expedite the process or be held responsible for any delays. 

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1. Conditions of Business

All lots are offered subject to Graham Budd Auctions Ltd Conditions of Business which can be viewed in full at our website www.grahambuddauctions.co.uk

2. The Auction

The auction is being conduct as a live stream broadcast.

3. Conduct of the Auction

The auctioneer will commence the bidding and advance the bidding in such increments as he considers appropriate. The contract between the buyer and the seller is concluded on the striking of the auctioneer's hammer. The auctioneer shall have discretion to refuse bids, withdraw or re-offer for lots for sale (including after the fall of the hammer) if he believes that there may have been an error or dispute, and may also take such other action as he reasonably deems necessary. Title in a lot will not pass to the buyer until Graham Budd Auctions has received the purchase price in cleared funds. Remedies for non-payment are stated in our Conditions of Business which can be viewed in full at our website www.grahambuddauctions.co.uk 

4. Pre-Sale Viewing

We are offering pre-sale viewing of lots at our Wellingborough premises.

This is strictly by a pre-arranged timed appointment to be requested by email. 

The last opportunity to view lots at our premises is Thursday 31st of August.

5. Condition Reports

Any requests for condition reports or additional photographs must be received by email by Thursday 31st of August.

It is recommended that prospective Bidders inspect the lots on which they intend to bid, we accept bids from potential Buyers on the basis that Buyers (or their advisors) have fully accepted the lot prior to bidding and have satisfied themselves prior to bidding in relation to the condition and accuracy of the description of the lot.

6. Overseas Bidders 

Are responsible for all import duties, customs charges, and VAT payable in the destination country. Customs declarations will be based on the final hammer price of winning bids without exception.

We are currently seeing unprecedented delays in customs clearance times around the world, it is not uncommon for this to take several weeks, and unfortunately we cannot do anything to expedite the process or be held responsible for any delays. 

7. Collections and Shipping Logistics

On receipt of cleared funds, lots can be collected from our storage facility in Wellingborough. Please contact the auctioneer for the full details and to make a timed appointment.

Alternatively, we can organise packing for postage and shipment on a worldwide basis. Please contact us for a quote.

On occasions due to high value, complicated customs arrangements or for the need of highly specialised packing, we will recommend a third-party professional packer and shipper.

All glass will be removed from framed and glazed items prior to posting and may result in delays to shipping your items. (This service is included in the cost of postage and packing). We can also totally remove all framing and mounts upon request to reduce shipping costs.

Alternatively, lots can be collected in person by prior appointment from NN8 1RT.    

Overseas Bidders are responsible for all import duties, customs charges and VAT payable in the destination country.

Customs declarations will be based on the final hammer price of winning bids without exception.

We are currently seeing unprecedented delays in customs clearance times around the world, it is not uncommon for this to take several weeks and unfortunately we cannot do anything to expedite the process or be held responsible for any delays. 

8. Bidding

All bidders are be required to register online before the auction commences in order to place a absentee bid or book a telephone line on any lot with the Auction House or bid on the Online Platforms.

A form of government-issued proof of identification (photograhpic identification with proof of current address) will be required at the time of registration, for all Absentee, Telephone and Online Bidding.

Room bidding is now available, bidders are welcome to contact the auction house to pre-reserve a seat, either by telephone or via email by Friday 2nd of June, after which a confirmation email will be sent confirming seat reservation. 

Due to limited space we can not accommodate unreserved room bidders on the day of the auctions.

Lots will only be invoiced to the name and address on the bid registration form and cannot be transferred to another name and address. We can only accept payment for the lot from the registered Bidder. 

9. Absentee Commission Bidding

If you are unable or do not wish to bid live online on the auction day, we accept absentee commission bids, these need to be emailed to the auctioneer by Thursday 31st of August prior to the auction and are only accepted via email.

You will be required to declare your maximum limit, but the auctioneer will try and achieve the most inexpensive price for you subject always to the reserve price and competition from other bidders.

Alternatively absentee bids can be left in your account on the Graham Budd Live and Saleroom bidding platforms.

10. Telephone Bidding

As an alternative, there will be a telephone bidding service for the auction. Please email the auctioneer to reserve a telephone line by Thursday 31st of August prior to the auction.

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The final selling bid at auction is known as the ‘hammer price'.

For bidders who have registered for the sale directly at Graham Budd Auctions, including for Live Internet Bidding, a buyer’s premium of 24% of the hammer price will be charged.

Bidders who registered directly at the-saleroom.com will be charged a 4.95% Internet bidders’ surcharge. 

Both the buyer’s premium and the internet surcharge are subject to VAT at the current rate of 20%.

An example for a lot purchased at £100 hammer for buyers who registered directly at Graham Budd Auctions, including for Live internet bidding, would be as follows:

£100 hammer
£24.00 Buyer’s Premium
£4.80 VAT (20% of £24.00)

TOTAL INVOICE: £128.80

An example for a lot purchased at £100 hammer for buyers who registered directly at the-saleroom.com would be as follows:

£100 hammer
£24.00 Buyer’s Premium
£4.95 Internet Surcharge
£5.79 VAT (20% of £28.95)

TOTAL INVOICE: £134.74

12. VAT in respect of non-UK buyers

Buyers from outside of the UK, including EU countries, are not required to pay VAT on their purchases on condition that the goods are being shipped overseas and will not remain in the United Kingdom. Under these circumstances buyers will receive an export invoice which will not contain any VAT element.

An example for a lot purchased at £100 hammer for buyers who registered directly at Graham Budd Auctions would be as follows:

£100 hammer
£24.00 Buyer’s Premium

TOTAL INVOICE: £124.00

An example for a lot purchased at £100 hammer to a non-UK buyer who registered directly at thesaleroom.com would be as follows:

£100 hammer
£24.00 Buyer’s Premium
£4.95 Internet Surcharge

TOTAL INVOICE: £128.95 

13. Estimates

Every lot in the auction has a published low and high estimate. Estimates are published as a guide only. The final hammer price of a lot may be higher of lower than the range of figures given and there are no predetermined starting bids. The published estimates are exclusive of buyer’s premium. Every lot in the auction is subject to a reserve price which is a confidential agreement between the seller and the auctioneer. The reserve price is never set higher than the published low estimate but can be set below it.

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This is a royalty payable to a qualifying artist or the artist’s heirs each time a work is resold during the artist’s lifetime and up to a period of 70 years after the artist’s death.

This will be in addition to the Hammer Price, lots may qualify for and be subject to payment by the Buyer of the Artist’s Resale Right at a percentage of the Hammer Price calculated as follows: 

From €1,000 to €50,000 – 4%

From €50,001 to €200,000 – 3%

From €200,001 to €350,000 – 1%

From €350,001 to €500,000 – 0.5%

Exceeding €500,001 – 0.25%

Up to a maximum levy of €10,000 on any single lot. 

Any Artist’s Resale Right royalties will be calculated on the pound sterling/ Euro exchange rate quoted on the date of the auction by the European Central Bank. 

15. Currency

The auction is held in the UK and will be conducted in British Pounds Sterling.

16. Payment

Payment is due in sterling and before any property can be released. The day after the auction concludes, successful buyers will be invoiced by email.

When registering for the auction you will have been required to leave credit or debit card details. Please note, although we are authorised to do so, we will not automatically charge the card after the auction as you may wish to use an alternative method or payment. Please note cash is not accepted as a method of payment. See below:

Graham Budd Auctions accept the following methods of payment:

ELECTRONIC TRANSFERS AND INTERNET BANKING

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Account: 60420255
Account Name: Graham Budd Auctions Ltd

FOR OVERSEAS BUYERS

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SWIFT/BIC: BARCGB22

*** Important Online Fraud Notice *** Graham Budd Auctions will never instruct you to send money other than to the bank details above. If you receive any communication in respect of payment that you consider suspicious always contact the auctioneer by telephone (not email) for authentication.

STRIPE

If you are a registered account holder at www.grahambuddauctions.co.uk you can pay safely and securely online and free with a Visa or MasterCard. Please quote the ‘Buyer Number’ printed on your invoice as the reference.

CREDIT or DEBIT CARD

At auction registration at the-saleroom.com you will have registered a credit or debit card. Although you have authorised us to use this card we will not do so automatically. However, if you do wish to pay on the registered card, please instruct the auctioneer accordingly. Alternatively, you may wish to use a different card to the one registered. Card payments can be made directly with the auctioneer by telephone with Visa and MasterCard.

*** Important Online Fraud Notice *** To avoid possible compromise, never email your card details to the auctioneer.

STERLING CHEQUE, BANKER DRAFT or BUILDING SOCIETY CHEQUE

Drawn on a recognised UK bank of building society. Please note we require 7 days to clear a cheque before the release of the purchase can be authorised.

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GBA will use information supplied by bidders or otherwise obtained lawfully by GBA for the provision of auction related services, client administration, marketing and as otherwise required by law. By agreeing to these Conditions of Business, the bidder agrees to the processing of their personal information and to the disclosure of such information to third parties world-wide for the purposes outlined in the above service provisions, and to the seller solely in the event on non-payment.

18. Miscellaneous

All images of lots, catalogue descriptions and all other materials produced by GBA are the copyright of GBA.

Graham Budd Auctions’ Conditions of Business shall be interpreted in accordance with English Law, under the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts, in favour of GBA.

Tuesday 5th September

Session One at 10:00am Lots 1 to 309 

Session Two at 13:30pm Lots 310 to 609

Wednesday 6th September

Session Three at 10:00am Lots 610 to 917

Session Four at 13:30pm Lots 918 to 1271

Pre-Sale Viewing:

We are offering pre-sale viewing of lots at our Wellingborough premises.

This is strictly by a pre-arranged timed appointment to be requested by email. 

The last opportunity to view lots at our premises is Thursday 31st of August.

Condition Reports:

Any requests for condition reports or additional photographs must be received by email by Thursday 31st of AugustGraham Budd as a company do not issue COA’s. If one is supplied by the vendor details are included in the individual descriptions.

It is recommended that prospective Bidders inspect the lots on which they intend to bid, we accept bids from potential Buyers on the basis that Buyers (or their advisors) have fully accepted the lot prior to bidding and have satisfied themselves prior to bidding in relation to the condition and accuracy of the description of the lot.

Bidding:

Register Online & Id required:

All bidders are required to register Online before the auction commences in order to place a absentee bid or book a telephone line on any lot with the Auction House or bid on the Online Platforms.

A form of government-issued proof of identification (photograhic identification with proof of current address) will be required at the time of registration, from all Absentee, Telephone and Online Bidders.

Room Bidding:

Room bidding is available, bidders are welcome to email the auction house to pre-reserve a seat, either by telephone or via email by Thursday 31st of August, after which a confirmation email will be sent confirming seat reservation.

Due to limited space we can not accommodate unreserved room bidders on the day of the auctions.

Telephone Bidding:

To reserve a telephone line for any lot in the auction, please email the auction house by Thursday 31st of August prior to the auction, after which a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Absentee Commission Bidding:

Absentee commission bids are to be emailed to the auction house prior to Thursday 31st of August, after which a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Lots will only be invoiced to the name and address on the bid registration form and cannot be transferred to another name and address. We can only accept payment for the lot from the registered Bidder.