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Going to the Cricket

In association with Stamp and Coin Mart, Chapman and Mitchell Covers have released a guide to collecting cricket memorabilia. Contributors include Tom Graveney, John Jameson and Cricket Philatelic Society President Arthur Melville-Brown. India’s leading cricket historian, Dr Boria Majumdar also contributed a piece on the India’s rise to cricket prominence. The content and layout makes it a good read for collector and cricket fan alike.

The guide was launched at Stampex, the national stamp show, on February 25th 2009. A special display of cricket memorabilia was mounted at the show with the MCC. This ranged from the bat W G Grace used to score his 1000th Test run to Indian Premier League kit donated and signed by Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly. The bat will be auctioned at Sotheby's in May 2009 and the IPL kit will form part of the "Going to the Cricket" exhibition at the MCC museum.

The 32 page guide, also titled "Going to the Cricket", costs just £3 plus £1.50 p&p and is available from
the MCC section of the web site at
BPPO, The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB
01908 272690 / 631797.

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