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Get on the Blowers for his sale

Cricket commentator who has a way with words offers books from own library at auction

Books and works on paper

HENRY Blofeld, or ‘Blowers’, as he was nicknamed by fellow broadcaster Brian Johnson, has for many years provided those who listen to cricket on the radio with both vital information and odd digressions, all delivered in a distinctive Old Etonian style and with great humour.

It was inevitable that he would provide his own catalogue notes when, on March 1, Chiswick Auctions (22% buyer’s premium) sold cricket and other books from his library.

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Antiques Trade Gazette is the essential publication for everyone with a serious interest in art, antiques and collectables. Every week it is packed with up-to-the-minute news on the market, with individual items beautifully illustrated throughout. Since 1971 it has been the most reliable source of information on what is really happening at auctions in the UK and around the world. Each issue is filled with auction advertisements and detailed auction reports written by expert journalists. The Dealer’s Diary section keeps readers constantly updated on what is happening at the fairs and markets and in the galleries and shops. Market professionals and serious collectors throughout the world rely on ATG to keep them informed on developments and issues which shape the art market. It is here that they learn about the prices achieved at auction in every area - from antiquities to pop memorabilia, from impressionist paintings to Chinese art. With 500 or more art objects pictured, every issue is a treat to the eye and a visual education. Whatever the topic Antiques Trade Gazette is well-informed, up-to-date and entertaining.

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