I have two bats signed by the Australian and New Zealand Cricket Teams. The Bats are made by Ben Warsop and Sons Ltd.
My husband was the resident Jazz singer at the Avon Motor Lodge in Christchurch NZ where the players stayed and he became friends with many of them in particular he was friends with Richie Benaud who got these bats signed for him. The players on them like Hadlee, Turner, the , Howarth.
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, the subject of this appraisal is a collection of two autographed Warsop brand cricket bats bearing the signatures of the Australian and New Zealand teams circa 1974 and 1975. The signatures and the bats themselves appear in good condition. One bat has seventeen signatures from the 1974-75 timeframe, and the other features twenty-five signatures from 1974.
Based on a consideration of factors including online auction sales of similar signed bats from the era, a Fair Market Value of this collection would be estimated at A$300 to A$600.