A very early Arsenal medal: a silver & enamel Woolwich Arsenal Football & Athletic Company Ltd., 1894, medal awarded to R. Gage, hallmarked 1892, named to the reverse.

The named individual on the medal is believed to be Theodore Richard Gage (1874-1940), although generally recorded in census returns as Richard Gage. The Gage family lived in Herbert Road, Plumstead, quite close to the Manor Ground. Arsenal did have a Director called Tom Gage who was elected to the board on 12th June 1897 but died six months later at the age of 28. These two gentlemen could well have been related. There is no record of a Gage ever being on the playing staff.

A rare silver & enamel 1934 World Cup commemorative medal, by Veronesi of Bologna, the obverse with an enamel map of the continents, two footballers in raised relief and inscribed COPPA DEL MONDO, FOOTBALL, ITALY, 1934 XII, named to K.J.J. LOTSY, the reverse enamelled with the flags of the participating nations and engraved with details of all the tournament's matches culminating with the Italy v Czechoslovakia final in Rome, diameter 6.5cm., 2 1/2in.

Karel Lotsy (1893-1959) was a Dutch football administrator who took Dutch teams to compete at Olympic Games as well as the World Cup. He later rose to the position of Chairman of the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) between 1942 and 1953.

A 9ct. gold Football Association England v Wales 1919 Victory International medal, inscribed THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, ENGLAND v WALES, 1919, VICTORY INTERNATIONAL.

There were two England Victory Internationals v Wales. The first was at Ninian Park on 11th October 1919 with Wales winning 2-1. However, Arsenal's Ernest Williamson was in goal for England that day. This medal was awarded for the second match on 19th October at the Victoria Ground, Stoke. Villa's Sam Hardy kept goal during England's 2-0 win.

A 9ct. gold Football League Midland Section 1918-19 wartime Championship medal awarded to Sam Hardy of Nottingham Forest, inscribed THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE, MIDLAND SECTION, WINNERS, 1918-19, NOTTINGHAM FOREST F.C.

During the 1st World War competition football was suspended and in its place regional league competitions were set up. This medal was awarded to Hardy at Nottingham Forest who were crowned Champions of the Midland Section.

A silver & enamel 1991 Football League Cup runners-up medal awarded to Mal Donaghy, inscribed THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP, FINALISTS, 1990-91, in original case inscribed THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE, FOUNDED 1888.

In the 1991 Football League Cup Final Sheffield Wednesday beat Manchester United 1-0 through a goal by John Sheridan in the 37th minute.