An Italian Football Association 18k continental gold medal commemorating the England v Italy international match played at Tottenham Hotspur 30th November 1949, the obverse with a footballing scene in raised relief, the reverse inscribed FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA GIUOCO CALCIO, RICCORDO DI INGHILTERRA ITALIA, LONDRA, 30 NOVEMBRE 1949; sold with two original Italian newspapers with match coverage.

Sold for £380

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A 1978 UEFA European Cup winner's medal awarded to Phil Neal of Liverpool FC, in yellow metal, the obverse inscribed UEFA, the reverse inscribed COUPE DES CLUBS CHAMPIONS EUROPEENS, 1978, in original case; sold together with a commemorative postal cover, two photographs from the match; and a magazine article.

Provenance: The Phil Neal Collection, Christie's, 13th September 2006

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A 15ct. gold 1929 F.A. Cup winner's medal awarded to Alex Finney of Bolton Wanderers, inscribed 1929, BOLTON WANDERERS, FA CUP WINNERS, AT WEMBLEY, A. FINNEY, replacement case.

In the 1929 F.A. Cup Final Bolton Wanderers defeated Portsmouth 2-0. For information regarding Alex Finney see lot 527.

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The earliest Manchester United [Newton Heath] football medal ever to have been offered at auction: the Manchester Senior Cup winner's medal awarded to Thomas Fitzsimmons in 1893, a 9ct. gold & enamel medal with a design based on the Coats of Arms of Manchester with a panelled football replacing the terrestrial globe , inscribed M.D.F.A., SENIOR, 1893, the reverse further inscribed T. FITZSIMMONS, WINNERS.

The first pieces of silverware to be put in the Newton Heath trophy cabinet was the Manchester Cup in 1886. When they won the Cup again in 1893 it was their fifth victory in the competition.

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Vintage solid 9 ct gold medal. The reverse of the medal is engraved "BULLDOG FOOTBALL CUP COMPETITION 1928 - 29. RUNNERS - UP". Weight: 3.5 gm. Dimensions - Width: 24 mm, Height (excluding ring): 31 mm. Hall Mark: Birmingham 1928. Maker's Mark: Herbert Bushell & Son.

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Rare & collectable 9 ct gold & enamel football medal. The front of the medal bears the South Shields crest and "SHIELDS & DISTRICT COMBINATION". This relates to South Shields Football Combination. The reverse of the medal is not engraved so could easily be personalised.

Weight: 7.4 gm. Diameter: 26 mm. Hall Mark: Birmingham 1922. Maker's Mark: Northern Goldsmiths Company, Blackett Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. The medal comes in its original leather & velvet presentation box from Northern Goldsmiths.

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