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316 Three boxed table tennis sets, i) THE AMERSHAM TABLE TENNIS, circa 1920s, with an attractive cover showing a young couple in spirited action on a dining table with a duplicate inside, pair of wooden bats with cork on one side and elegant handles, net with heavy iron posts, 2 old balls


ii) PING-PONG, THE GREAT TENNIS GAME FOR THE TABLE, by Parker Brothers, Salem, Mass., U.S.A., with registered trade-mark 36854, 1902, both in the United States and Great Britain (in association with Hamley Brothers), with illustrations of play in the Waldorf-Astoria Ping-Pong Gallery, “the finest in the world” containing pair of plain wooden bats, unusual “clip-on” posts, good net, 3 early Halex balls, quality photocopy of the Laws with direct service


iii) TENNIS DE SALON (DIT PING-PONG) produced by E.L.D., Paris, circa 1905, with large box, pair battledores circa 43cm., free-standing wooden posts, net only circa 9cm., 4 early balls, rules (with direct service) printed inside the lid £250 - 350


317 Three boxed table tennis sets, i) INDOOR TENNIS (Palace Series), a rather basic set, with plain wooden bats, wooden posts, 5 inch net, 4 early balls, Rules requiring direct service suggesting an early date, circa 1910


ii) TENNIS DE TABLE, contained in a wooden, hinged box, displaying a delightful illustration of a boy and girl at play, with pair of battledores circa 30cm., very fine free-standing posts, quality net only circa 100cm., 4 early balls, a set for juniors, no printed rules


iii) PING PONG OR GOSSIMA THE NEW TABLE GAME, by J. Jaques & Son, circa 1905, with pair of exceptionally fine, gilt-decorated battledores measuring 40cm., one with a thinner grip for the lady, wooden turned posts with heavy brass clamps, net, 3 early balls, Rules and Directions, the box-lid with slightly chipped “fantasy” label and detached £250 - 350


319 A hardwood boxed set of Ping Pong or Gossima early 20th century, a very nice boxed set of this popular game manufactured by John Jaques and Hamley Brothers, the hardwood box has a finely conditioned original label on the lid and is lined with the original green felt, inside are a pair of ‘size 1 Vellum Warranted’ battledores, a pair of brass and turned wood ‘Ping Pong Regd. Jaques & Son” posts, net, a box of one dozen balls and a small four-page ‘Table Tennis Rules’ booklet. £250 - 350


320 A collection of six racquet presses,


i) an aluminium La Presse “Defenda” by Williams & Co., Paris


ii & iii) a pair of green painted patent aluminium presses by Slazengers


iv) an aluminium press with B A G monogram


318 A silver cased umpiring tape measure from the 1914 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, hallmarked Chester 1913, engraved THE LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS, UMPIRING, 1914, diameter 4.5cm., 1 3/4in.


£150 - 200 73


v) a mahogany pear-shaped press by an unknown maker with dividers for 4 racquets


vi) a wooden x-frame press £150 - 250


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