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Sir Donald Bradman’s Test Captain’s Baggy Green to fetch up to $500,000.00

  • 23 September, 2004 12:18

<p>Online bidding software LiveGlobalBid® to power historic sporting memorabilia auction</p>
<p>(Sydney, Australia – September 23, 2004) – Live Global Bid Pty Ltd, an Australian-based online bidding software provider, today announced that its’ LiveGlobalBid® online bidding software will be deployed by leading Sydney auctioneer Lawson Menzies for their upcoming Historic Sporting Memorabilia auction being held in Sydney on 30 September 2004.</p>
<p>The main highlight of the upcoming auction is Sir Donald Bradman’s Test Captain’s Baggy Green for the series against the touring England side in 1946-47. The cap was presented by Bradman to a young Englishman, Timothy Biles, in 1958. The cap is estimated to fetch somewhere between $300,000-500,000.</p>
<p>Another important item is the England cap which Eric Hollies exchanged with Arthur Morris at the end of the final Test in 1948 shortly after famously bowling Sir Donald Bradman for a duck in the final inning of Bradman’s test career (estimate $40,000-60,000).</p>
<p>“By using the power of the Internet, the LiveGlobalBid® software will allow us to expand our audience and create a new distribution channel that has not been available to us before,” said Lisa Tycehurst, Marketing Manager at Lawson Menzies.</p>
<p>The sale will also feature important highlights from Mark Waugh’s personal collection, including his Centenary Test cap, one of only 12 produced, specially presented to him by Prime Minister John Howard on 2 January 2000 (estimate $20,000-40,000). Also included are his batting helmets, bats, gloves, pads, Test and One-Day shirts.</p>
<p>Other highlights include the only official auction catalogue of yearlings sold in New Zealand in 1928 with details of the purchase and ownership of the legendary Phar Lap (estimate $70,000-100,000) and Might &amp; Power’s 1997 Melbourne Cup winning silks &amp; cap, both signed and worn by jockey Jim Cassidy (estimate $2,500-3,000).</p>
<p>The live auction will be accessible online at www.lawsonmenzies.com.au to all registered Internet bidders with real-time streaming content direct from the site of the auction, allowing the Internet bidders to bid live against the ground bidders from their desktops.</p>
<p>“This new distribution channel for Lawson Menzies will facilitate the sale of the historic sporting memorabilia by rapidly liquidating inventory thus increasing competition, asset value and significantly improving inventory turnover,” said Niall Power, Managing Director of Live Global Bid.</p>
<p>In Australia, the LiveGlobalBid® software has been successfully installed by some of Australia’s leading auctioneers including Pickles, and Bonhams &amp; Goodman.</p>
<p>Auction: Thursday 30 September 2004 at 6:30PM
Viewing: Saturday 25 September + Sunday 26 September (12-5pm), Monday 27 September – Wednesday 29 September (11am-4pm)</p>
<p>About Live Global Bid Pty Ltd</p>
<p>Live Global Bid Pty Ltd is the exclusive distributor of the live auction bidding software; LiveGlobalBid®. The LiveGlobalBid® software provides you with real-time streaming audio and video content direct from the floor of a live auction, allowing you to bid live against the ground bidders from your desktop in comfort of your home or office. For more information, please visit www.liveglobalbid.com.au</p>
<p>About Lawson Menzies Pty Ltd
In September 2001 Menzies Group of Companies acquired the historic Sydney auction house Lawson’s that has over 130 years unbroken auction history in Australia. The company was then expanded into two brands Lawsons to handle domestic and general chattels at our Annandale auction warehouse and Lawson- Menzies to target the upper end of the Australian auction market for art, wine, jewels and decorative arts as well as prestigious house contents auctions. For more information, please visit www.lawsonmenzies.com.au</p>
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<p>Media Contact</p>
<p>William Scully-Power
MarketingFX
Mobile: +61 400 828 866
Email: wsp@marketingFX.net</p>

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