Original ‘Baggy Greens’ from Bradman’s Invincible on Auction.
Two original game-worn ‘Invincibles’ Baggy Green cricket caps are could break records this Sunday during an online auction.
Two legendary Australian Baggy Green caps on offer are expected to fetch over half a million alone,” said Amanda Benson, Head of Fine Art and Antiquities for Lloyds Auctions.
The original game worn Baggy Green cricket caps were worn by ‘Invincibles’ Arthur Morris and Sam Loxton, both regarded by many as true jewels in the international cricket collectables space.
Regarded as Australia’s greatest ever left-handed batsmen, it will be the first time Arthur Morris’s baggy green has been offered for public auction in almost 2 decades. Both Arthur Morris and Sam Loxton are known as key players of Sir Donald Bradman’s ‘Invincibles’ side, which made an undefeated tour of England in 1948. There are even calls for the ‘Baggy Greens’ to be re-united and placed on display in the Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame.
“The sheer scale of this arts and memorabilia auction means we will definitely break Australian records with over 200 one-of-a-kind and extremely rare pieces of fine art and luxury items, featuring original artworks by Brett Whitely, Tommy Watson, Charles Blackman, Rosalie Gascoigne, Tim Storrier, Grace Cossington Smith, Gabriella Possum. Jewellery pieces include Pink Argyle diamonds, Rolex watches and high-end estate jewellery including massive 5 carat plus diamonds each expected to sell for six figure amounts” said Ms Benson.
An increase in online auctions during the government enforced Covid-19 restrictions is drawing from traditional auction houses and art galleries.
We have always taken pride in being the largest online art auction platform in Australia with hundreds of thousands of bidders however the flood of high-end art being consigned at the moment is unprecedented,” Ms Benson said.
The Auction is listed online now at www.lloydsauctions.com.au