7th AUGUST 2009



On Friday the 7th August, The Peeler will be auctioning the following items to raise funds for the Tamara Johnson Trust Fund as well as the Gareth Jones Memorial fund.


The auction items are truly unique and some are not or never will be available anywhere else!!


Please email if you are interested in bidding but can't attend the auction.


1. King Lion Canvas
South African Artist - W. John Thorpe - British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa 2009.


W. John Thorpe is an artist who specializes in Scraperboard Art, the rarest and most unforgiving art form in the world. Once a scratch or etch is made unlike other art forms it cannot be erased or edited, it is there to stay. The signatures themselves were obtained through perseverance and some serious legwork at the Cullinan Hotel during the British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa, assisted greatly by the team manager Gerald Davies.


W. John Thorpe has amazingly given The Peeler Invitation Sporting Club his express permission to offer at a The Peeler Open (Golf Day) Auction on August 7th 2009 one only of a limited edition print, of which there are only 200 Worldwide. It has been digitally printed onto the very best canvass available @ 1400 d.p.i. and is as clear as the original, which will be auctioned in aid of the "Lions Trust". This expensive route has been opted for to ensure a 100-year fade free existence in a domestic display environment. Like any art it should not be displayed in direct sunlight indefinitely.


The attached picture shows the artist posing next to a framed example as well as a close up of the Lion's eye to show detail. The item on offer is for the canvass only.




2. Shaun Pollock - (Original Item) Shaun's First One Day International South Africa Cricket Cap - Worn & Signed by Shaun Pollock
This item was donated by Shaun Pollock's mother after hearing about the work The Peeler do to raise funds for worthwhile sporting charities. She had him sign it and sent it over to us for this auction. This is the actual cap he wore for his first ODI and is a very special item.


ODI debut South Africa v England at Cape Town - Jan 9, 1996


He was also chosen as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2003. He took over 400 test wickets and scored over 3,700 test runs in his 107 test matches.


Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 108 303 186 435
Runs scored 3,781 3,519 7,021 5,494
Batting average 32.31 26.45 33.11 26.66
100s/50s 2/16 1/14 6/35 3/24
Top score 111 130 150* 134*
Balls bowled 24,353 15,712 39,067 21,588
Wickets 421 393 667 573
Bowling average 23.11 24.50 23.25 22.93
5 wickets in innings 16 5 22 7
10 wickets in match 1 n/a 2 n/a
Best bowling 7/87 6/35 7/33 6/21
Catches/stumpings 72/- 108/- 132/- 153/-




3. Very Rare Black Springbok Pelt - Signed by 2009 Lions and Springboks


This unique Black Springbok Pelt commemorates the British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa 2009 - It is signed by both The Lions organized by hooker (2) Lee Mears and the Springboks organized by (8) Ryan Kankowski . According to Ryan Kankowski the Springbok number 8 he is not aware of any current SA player to have signed a Pelt, so for this to be signed by both squads makes this a truly unique item for a collector.


The "Scribbled" writing in the middle is all on masking tape and can be removed to make way for other collected items/pictures etc to be placed in the center when mounting.  




4. 'King Of The Jungle' - The real British & Irish Lion
A most usual commemorative full scale King Lion - complete with 2009 British & Irish Lions Kit. Originally commissioned by the owners of The Royal Oak Pub, Widcome in Bath,( just a stone's throw from Bath Rugby's famous Recreation Ground) as part of their British Lions celebrations.


This King Lion will stand proudly in your headquarters or office or home - your very own British Lion on guard - a greater or more spectacular piece will be hard to find - what a stunning talking point . This piece commemorates the British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa 2009 in a very unique way! **Approx 4 foot by 3 foot.**

5. Springbok Captains & Ernie Els - Collectors Wine Set.
Donated by Theuns Stofburg (Greatest All Time Springbok Team - Blind Side Flanker)
2 sets of 6x bottles of wine bottled by the golfer Ernie Els Wines and each bottle is signed by a Springbok Rugby Captain - very RARE indeed.
Nelie Smit (Springbok Coach 1980 LIONS and captain SA 1965)
Dawie de Villiers (1968 Lions)
Hannes Marais (1974 Lions)
Morne du Plessis (1980 Lions)
Theuns Stofberg (1984 England/played Lions 1980)
Divan Serfontein (1984 Argentina / played Lions 1980)
6. One Weeks Accomodation in a Private Villa in Cyprus.
This luxurious boutique style apartment is a perfect romantic retreat for couples. Situated in a superior location with stunning golf ,sea and ravine views. Superbly appointed throughout, with every convenience you could wish for. It has a large private terrace with comfortable furnishings for al fresco dining and sun lounging, with a large motorised shade canopy.

The lounge dining and kitchen areas are open plan, and the double bedroom has large wardrobes, bedside tables and dressing table. There is also a double sofa bed in the lounge together with plenty of additional storage cupboards and drawers. The bathroom has a full size bath and shower. Quality bed linen and towels are provided.

Adonis village is located in a privileged position on the resort where you couldn't wish for better access to the many resort facilities and amenities. The large pool area in Adonis Village is less than a minutes walk from the apartment, (with many other pools throughout the resort) and the 5 star Intercontinental hotel, golf clubhouse, village square with restaurants and shops, spa and tennis facilities all very close by. The beach is directly in front of the resort, and the legendary Aphrodite's Rock a 5 minute drive from Aphrodite Hills Resort.
Donated by Steve White - Netsafe.