There is an interesting thing going on in the world of cricket. Rare memorabilia which are related to cricket and also associated with legendary cricketing names in the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sir Don Bradman, Garfield Sobers, Richard Hadlee, Dennis Lillee and Brian Lara will go under hammer on the 4th July.
This will be the second sale to be done by the auction house Osian’s. It claims that it held India’s first ever auction of cricket memorabilia back in September, 2013.
The auctions is named: “Icons: 2nd Cricketing Heritage Auction” and will be featuring items like the first Indian test Blazer (1959) and also various items related to Indian cricket team in the 1983 World Cup which was a golden one for India.
It is also expected that the woolen jacket with an embroidered pocket sourced from former Indian cricketer Abbas Ali Baig’s collection has been estimated to sell between Rs 3 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh.
Prior to the auction on 4th July, the memorabilia will be presented at an exhibition, which will be an open auction and is scheduled to take place at Opening Auction Preview to be held at Tao Gallery from the 20th June to 29th June.
After the auction, the final auction will be scheduled at CK Naydu Hall at Cricket Clud of India as is said by the auction house.
A catalogue publication edited by Osian’s chairman Neville Tuli with contributions from Boria Majumdar, Gulu Ezekiel, emeritus professor Brian Stoddart accompanying the sale and has detailed nuggets of the history of the game along with pictures of all the items on sale.
The lots include a several items from cricket fan and collector Gulu Ezekiel’s collection. This includes a small collection of letters from famous cricketers and signed memorabilia like cricket bats, books, newspapers, photos and a video collection digitalised into DVDs .