Henry Blofeld selling some of his most prized cricket possessions to fund overseas trip | UK | News

The celebrated broadcaster’s collection, amassed over many years, includes cricket memorabilia from Sir Donald Bradman and W.G Grace and James Bond first editions featuring the baddy named after his father.

The 164 items are tipped to sell for £50,000.

Ian Fleming, creator of the iconic British spy James Bond, met Henry’s father, Thomas Blofeld, at Eton.

He writer paid his life-long friend the compliment of giving his name to his arch-villain, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. 

Henry Blofeld, 77, is a big fan of Sir Winston Churchill and the collection includes a signed photograph of the former prime minister, wearing a bowler hat and holding a riding crop, which is valued at £800. 

Other highlights in the sale include a biography of Bradman with a personal message from the greatest batsman to play the game which is expected to sell for £600.

It reads: “To Henry, with very best wishes, Don Bradman. Adelaide. 28.1.84.” 

A montage of Bradman’s infamous last ball which saw him dismissed for a duck…

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