Sussex Saleroom: 10th, 11th, Thursday 12th September 2019
ALBUM - POLO: The Stansted Polo Club, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordhsire; a leather and calf bound album, gilt title to front board reads 'Polo August 3rd 1892 to May 20th 1900'; 120pp. of meticulous manuscript details, two telegrams, and newspaper cuttings, a comprehensive record of the club's successes (County Cup winners 1896 and 1899), the riders and ponies, match reports, 'Minutes relative to the formation of the Club 9, New Bridge Street, London EC, August 3, 1892,' proposed members, including Herbert Blyth Chairman, Tresham Gilbey Treasurer / Secretary, later becoming President of the Polo Pony Society in 1899 and 1906. * 'They are all keen as mustard ..'They have learnt the two most important things, to gallop and ride off . . . so I predict a brilliant future for the Stansted Club'.