I have been collecting Wisdens for a while now and in 2005 set up this Website, the first ever created on the internet to explain Wisdens to the masses, it includes a popular discussion forum (wisdenclub.com) which has kept me entertained ever since. Over time we were offered Wisdens from members and also people asked if we had any spares for their set. This generated our online Wisden Catalogue and this evolved after a couple of years into our sister site wisdenauction.com (see 2013 Wisden, pages 50/51), we improved the look and feel of this site in August 2013, Happy Collecting, Chris Ridler, Wisden Collector.
Mission Statement "Our aim is to put our heart and soul into helping you, in any way we can, complete your Wisden Collecting goals, providing free expert advice along the way".
Our collection is below. For each selected year , you can study the pictures and see all the statistics/prices/values for that year on the 3 tabs : For Sale (available Wisdens), Recent Values Tab (Auction Prices), Statistics Tab (our valuation tool)
For 2014 Wisden, please see the link to the right of this page:
1868 Wisden - 5th Edition - Paperback - Front
1868 Wisden - 5th Edition - Paperback - Rear
1868 Wisden - 5th Edition - Paperback - Spine
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|£49.00||-||10 Days, 8 Hours +|
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|1868||Rebound without Covers||£4575||2013|
|1868||Rebound without Covers||£4200||2010|
|1868||Rebound without Covers||£5740||2009|
|1868||Rebound without Covers||£5530||2008|
One of the hard first fifteen to find, especially in Original form and with Original Covers.
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I am currently reading my set and pop notes into the www.wisdenauction.com newsletter, here is a snippet of the write up from 1868 : G.Wootton seemed to be the bowler of the year, his name is everywhere but it was a bowler friendly year, MCC & Ground vs Surrey on May 27/28 scored 124and won by an innings & 12, Wootton taking an 8 for. On June 10th Wootton & Grace (WG) took 17 wickets between them for England vs Middlesex and won by an innings & 25 but then they played against each other for the North vs South (of the Thames) on June 17th Wootton took 13 wickets vs Grces 11, wootton bagged Grace twice but the reverse only occurred once (as was run out on the other occasion) , the south only scored 32 in the first innings but won by 27 runs ( 32&102 vs 61 & 46). They pitted there wits again against each other for Players vs Gentlemen , Gents winning by 8 wickets in another low scoring game (79&61 vs 87&55-2) ,Wootton was also seen umpiring MCC vs Norfolk , MCC vs Suffolk and Eton vs Harrow. He also played for Notts in the County games. : Please contact us for the full write up.
My 1868 Wisden, as pictured, is a paperback in 100% original form although a small amount of tape to the spine, tightly bound, I was amazed when i won this at auction in 2013 for just £5000.
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