Signing the Bradman condolence book at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi

Friends of Bradman Musuem (The Bradman Foundation)
(Bowral, New South Wales, Australia)

Profile: "A Museum of Australian Cricketing History Commemorating Sir Donald Bradman, AC."
Charter: The Museum shall collect, conserve, research and exhibit our cricketing heritage in order to raise the public appreciation of the game and the impact it has had in the development of this country. The objective shall be to promote cricket as a valuable cultural and sporting force within the community.
Founded: 1996
Members: Over 450
Office bearers:
Patron: Sir Roden Cutler
Chairman: Ian Craig
Deputy Chairman: Alan Davidson
Garry Barnsley
John Benaud
Bob Horsell
Andrew McMaster
Basil Sellers
Foundation Secretary: Heather Kelly.

Bradman Museum:
Director: Richard Mulvaney

Web presence:

International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH)

Profile: Founded December 5, 1991; 267 members from 36 countries. Sole Indian member (since 1996): Gulu Ezekiel.
The purpose of the Society is to encourage research into the Olympic movement and history. The ISOH publishes a quarterly journal, Journal of Olympic History with articles by and of interest to ISOH members.
In the words of International Olympic Committee President and ISOH Honourary Member Mr Juan Antonio Samaranch: "ISOH is an organisation of distinguished scholars which since its inception has promoted the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games through the high caliber of its study and research."

Office-bearers: President: Bill Mallon, MD (USA)
Vice President: Karl Lennartz (Germany)
Secretary General: Anthony Bijkerk (Netherlands)
Treasurer: David Wallechinsky, France/USA.
Journal Editors: Anthony Bijkerk: Editor; Steve Harris: Asst. Editor; Harry Gordon: Asst. Editor.

Membership details: One year: US$25; Two: $45; Three: $65; Five: $105; Ten: $200; Life Membership: $300.
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Cricket Memorabilia Society

Profile: Founded in 1987; over 850 members worldwide. Gulu Ezekiel member since 1996.
As per the Constitution, the aims of the Society shall be:
a) to promote interest in and preservation of Cricket Memorabilia;
b) to work towards the maintenance of fair and realistic prices for memorabilia;
c) to advise Insurers and Brokers and other professional and business people on valuations of memorabilia;
d) to produce a regular magazine and provide a forum for collectors;
e) to participate in all work deemed to be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives:
f) to research and record memorabilia for historical purposes and to further the knowledge of the Society's members.

The CMS publishes a quarterly journal with article about collecting and a 'buy and sell' service for members. It also organises regular auctions and meetings with former cricketers as well as printing its own items of memorabilia.

Membership details: Full 10 pounds Sterling; Senior: 6 pounds; Junior: 2 pounds; Family: 15 pounds. Overseas add 5 pounds for airmail.
Subscriptions to:
Steve Cashmore,
4 Stoke Park Court, Stoke Road, Bishops Cleeve,
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 4US, England.

Autograph Collectors Club of India (ACCI)

Profile: Founded in Calcutta in March, 1993 by Santosh Kumar Lahoti.

Aims and Objects:
a) To promote and guide the study of autographs.
b) To update members by sending them the quarterly journal Autograph News featuring articles and news in all fields of autograph collecting.
c) To co-operate with the Autograph Clubs/Societies by offering them information, advise and help about their collection and to establish exchange relations with them.
d) To organise exhibitions of new and rare autographs.
e) To help the members in getting new autographs.
f) To invite celebrity guests to the Club for the purpose of getting their autograph.
g) To check the authenticity of autographs by experts.
h) To hold seminars to educate collectors and the public on all phases of collection, preservation and identification of forgeries.

Office bearers:
President: Rameshwardas Binani
Vice-President: Prashant Arora
Secretary: Santosh Kumar Lahoti,
"Shri Sadan", 25 PK Tagore Street,
Calcutta-700 071.
Treasurer: Avinash Kumar Gupta.

Membership details: Yearly (April-March): Rs 100; Neghbouring countries; All other countries: $15. Life: Rs. 1,000; Rs. 1,000 and $100.
Web site:

Jewish Welfare Association (New Delhi)
Founded in 1951.
President: Maj. Gen. JFR Jacob
Secretary: Mr. JM Benjamin

Press Club of India (New Delhi)

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