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Lot 406/0195

SOLD Hammer price: €650, Estimate: €700-900

Lions Tour to New Zealand, 1950
Important collection of approx. 165 original photographs (various sizes), of the Lions, en route to New Zealand, on board Ship, various ports of call, entertainment on board, sunbathing, dancing, etc., then on arrival, the Maori receptions & entertainment. There are many fine team photographs and action shots from the various matches throughout the tour, official receptions, time off at golfing, cricket, rodeo, attending mass, visiting schools, socialising with local communities, etc. The majority of this unique collection consists of press and private photos., several bear inscriptions and presentation notes on reverse, some are signed. There is also one signed presentation photograph with an original letter from the Limerick born Parish Priest of Beckingham, Christ-Church, for Joe Bartley. As a coll., w.a.f. Unique. (1)

* The late Karl Mullen’s Private Collection.

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