A very early presentation relating to the original Crystal Palace (1861) Football Club, in the form of a silver-plated tankard glass-bottom pint tankard inscribed CRYSTAL PALACE FOOTBALL CLUB, BIG-SIDE-MATCHES SEASON 1873-4, CAPTAINS, ALLPORT & NEAME

The original Crystal Palace Amateur Football Club were formed in 1861, playing their matches on the east side of the Palace grounds near Penge Common. The club was represented at the famous meeting at the Freemasons' Tavern on Long Acre, London, in 1863 , where the Football Association was formed with the objective of codifying the game with a universal set of rules. The club continued to have influence at the F.A. in its formative years and Palace's James Turner was the Association's Treasurer from 1864 to 1868.

Football commemoratives, comprising: two F.A. tankards issued in 1975 and displaying the names of all the previous winners; a cased gilt-metal medallion struck for the Football League's 90th anniversary; a gilt medal struck for Euro '80; and a Football Association key ring; sold together with a McDonalds cricket medal. Estimate: £120-160

An old Wembley Stadium seat back numbered "6", mounted in a deep frame together with a colour photograph of England's No.6, Captain Bobby Moore, receiving the Jules Rimet Trophy from HM the Queen at Wembley in 1966, also mounted with a COA from the Wembley auction after the stadium closure, plus a title plaque, 68 by 56 by 6.5 cm., 26 ¾ by 22 by 2 ½ in.; sold together with a signed colour magazine photograph of Bobby Moore.

Estimate: £200-250

A shield made to commemorate Arsenal's first appearance in a F.A. Cup Final in 1927, in the form of a varnished wooden shield inscribed gilt ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB, set with a shelf mounted with a gunmetal miniature replica of a cannon and inscribed THE GUNNERS, all on a rectangular wooden backboard with wall fittings, the reverse dated, signed and inscribed 1927, J. HARRIS, WOOLWICH, 84 by 58.5cm., 33 by 23in. Estimate: £300-500

A Colman's Mustard vesta case commemorating the victory of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 1908 F.A. Cup final, in white metal & blue enamel, inscribed TO COMMEMORATE WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS VICTORY, ENGLISH CUP, CRYSTAL PALACE, APRIL 25th 1908, 5cm., 2in. Estimate: £160-200

A pair of electroplated Victorian footballer candlesticks, stamp for W W H & Co. (registered between 1857-1883), both with a footballer with a ball at his feet the candle holder designed from a tree in leaf, 14cm., 5 1/2in. Estimate £200-300


Item description:

England World Cup 1966: a rare silver salver. Inscribed England World Cup Winners 1966, with twenty-two engraved autographs of the 1966 England World Cup-winning squad and also manager Alf Ramsey, Birmingham, 1972, 36cm (14in.) diameter.
Estimate: £400 - £600
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