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The sale at Hyperion Auctions of St Ives, Cambridgeshire, on August 24 includes a large group of sporting memorabilia

This signed postcard above depicts Iwao Aoki, the first Japanese tennis player to play at the Wimbledon Championship (from 1931-34). It is accompanied by a handwritten letter from Aoki to Harold Cantor (of the furniture store family) who had requested the photo.

Estimate £120-150.

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RW Mylne’s Geological Map of London and its Environs published by Edward Stanford of London in 1858, identifies the varying surface soils of the capital and its environs.

The 16in x 2ft 2in (41 x 67cm) geological cross section runs from Hendon to East Wickham. This scarce early edition above, mounted on linen, folding with marbled ends into gilt cloth boards, carries an estimate of £300-500 at Forum Auctions of London on August 29.

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This unusual find above, an early-20th century clockwork tinplate 4-4-2 locomotive and tender made to run on the floor rather than on a track carries an estimate of £425-475 at Watsons of Heathfield, East Sussex, on August 22.

Surviving in unusually good condition, the 13½in (34cm) German toy is decked out in the lined green livery of the No 902 Highland Chief of the North British Railway.

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On August 31, Keys of Aylsham, Norfolk, will sell the principal contents of a flat in Hampstead, north London.

It includes a collection of studio ceramics and modern art mainly purchased in the 1970s from the Peter Dingley Gallery in Stratford-upon-Avon.

One of the lots with a Dingley provenance is this large studio pottery baluster vase with Ten Moku glaze by Ray Finch (1914-2012).

The 15in (38cm) high, vase is estimated at £80-100.

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