Sporting Memorabilia Collection

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World Cup Cricket 1996 Captains:





Illustrations by late Irfan Hussain



Illustrations by Malay Karmarkar

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Began collecting in early 70s. From 1971-83 collected photos from newspapers and magazines--over 30,000.
Books and magazines: Over 500 books and 1,000 magazines. Large collection of Indian Cricket Annuals and Wisdens.

Favourite authors: Jack Fingleton, David Frith, Ray Robinson, Ramachandra Guha, Sujit Mukherjee.
Full set of Wisden Cricket Monthly from June, 1979 till date.
Full collection of The Cricketer International from 1970-79 as well as many other issues.
Full set of Sportsweek's World of Cricket and other Indian cricket magazines.
Cricketer magazine: Complete from 1950 (plus 1921 bound).

Autographs: Collection began with Dilip Sardesai in Bombay (January, 1972).
Over 200 autographs, including a number of Sir Don Bradman's signatures.
Speciality: Collecting autographs of all Indian cricketers.
Autographed material includes a number of First Day Covers (Bradman, Sobers, Gavaskar, Botham, Boycott, Lillee, etc.) Specialise in Sir Don Bradman and Sunil Gavaskar signed items.
Autographed caricatures/portraits including originals commissioned from artists Malay Karmarkar (Hindustan Times) and late Irfan Hussain (collection of 1996 World Cup captains).

Major collection: Lord's Taverner's 50 Greatest, a book with paintings of the 50 greatest cricketers since World War II including Sunil Gavaskar, Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev and Vinoo Mankad; all 50 of these paintings have been signed and framed.
Clothing items and memorabilia include caps and India shirt (World Cup 1999); Pakistan outfit (Independence Cup, 1997) and South African touring shirt (India, 1991).

Also bail signed by Anil Kumble from 1999 New Delhi Test where Kumble became only the second bowler in Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings.
Extensive library of cricket video tapes plus cricket CD-ROMs.
Other collectibles include original signed score sheets (New Delhi 1999; Oval, 1971; World Cup final, 1983; Lord's 1986). Major collection of signed items of the 1983 World Cup.
Many photographs taken in the company of famous cricketers including Kapil Dev, Bishan Bedi, Allan Border, Lala Amarnath, Mohinder Amarnath, Syed Kirmani, Madan Lal, Geoff Boycott, Dennis Lillee.
Signed mini and full sized cricket bats and menus.
Large collection of cricket stamps/First Day Covers (also on other sports).
Over 100 cricket and sporting theme ties.
Also posters, post cards, chewing gum cards and numerous other items of cricket and sporting memorabilia.
Numerous signed letters from cricketers including Jim Laker, Bishan Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar, Polly Umrigar, Vijay Hazare and Abbas Ali Baig.
Collection featured on Moneyline (BBC World; 9/4/99); also in Intelligent Investor (1/12/99)

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