Queens Park Rangers FC: a Merchant Navy prisoner-of-war tapestry dated 1942-43, bearing the Merchant Navy crest and inscribed QUEENS P. RANGERS, 1942-43, LEAGUE, WINNERS, CUP, FINALISTS, framed & glazed, 45 by 41cm., 17 3/4 by 16in.

This tapestry was made by Merchant Navy seamen at Milag Nord POW camp. They formed two teams, Newcastle United and QPR, and played each other regularly to keep spirits up. They even played a 'Cup final' every year. This continued for a period of four years.

A pair of gold ceramic football boots cast from original George Best match-worn boots, No.2 from an individually hand crafted limited edition of 466 (number of Manchester United appearances) by artist Sean R. Thomas at Sportscasts, on a red baize covered wooden stand set with title plaque and with Perspex display casing.

Created shortly before George's death in 2005, the accompanying COA is signed by George Best; additionally sold with a letter of authenticity confirming that this lot came from the personal collection of Phil Hughes, George Best's agent, manager and close friend.

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