Four medals relating to football in the Midlands, i) cased gold-mounted silver & enamel Walsall & DItsrict F.A.Senior Cup runners-up 1899-1900; ii) silver & enamel Lincolnshire F.A. long-service award; iii) gold-mounted silver & enamel South Derbyshire F.L. Championship 1922-23; iv) 9ct. gold & enamel Grimsby & District F.L. Div I 1922-23

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Football Association Amateur Cup winner's medal season 1899-1900, 9ct. gold, inscribed THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, AMATEUR CUP, WINNERS, the edge inscribed F.W. ORD, BISHOP AUCKLAND, 1899-1900, in original fitted case, the lid stamped gilt THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, AMATEUR CUP, 1899-1900 Bishop Auckland beat Lowestoft Town 5-1 at Leicester in 1900.

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Cliff Bastin's red Arsenal 1932 F.A. Cup Final jersey, by Bukta, neck label inscribed PRESENTED TO A GOOD SPORTSMAN BY TOM WEBSTER, white collar, the badge with AFC monogram, football motif and dated 1932 In the 1932 F.A. Cup Final Arsenal were defeated 2-1 by Newcastle United. It became known as the ''over the line'' final when later published press photographs evidently showed that the ball had gone out of play before United's winger Jimmy Richardson crossed the ball for Jack Allen to cancel out Bob John's 15th minute strike for Arsenal. In the second half Allen scored again to seal victory for the Magpies.

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Cliff Bastin's red Arsenal 1930 F.A. Cup Final jersey, by Bukta, white collar, the badge with canon crest and inscribed A.F.C., 1930 In 1930 Arsenal won the first major honour in their history with victory in the F.A. Cup Final. Herbert Chapman's team beat his old club Huddersfield Town 2-0 through goals by Alex James and Jack Lambert. Arsenal now have the most F.A. Cup wins with a total of 13 victories. The 1930 F.A. Cup Final is also remembered for the Graf Zeppelin, the world's largest airship, making a pass over the stadium.

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9ct. gold & enamel medal for the 1899 Sheriff of London Charity Shield, The obverse inscribed SHERIFF OF LONDON CHARITY SHIELD, the reverse inscribed PRESENTED BY T.R. DEWAR ESQ., SHERIFF OF LONDON, 1897-8 Although the medal does not have any match detail engraving, the gold hallmark date letter is for 1898-99. In this year Aston Villa and Queen's Park of Glasgow played out a goalless draw at the Crystal Palace and honours were shared.

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A silver & enamel 1899 Portsmouth Football Association medal, star & crescent moon in enamel, inscribed PORTSMOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION 1899, in original case of issue 1899 was the year Portsmouth FC joined the Southern Football League Division One.

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Winner's souvenir for the Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderers 1929 North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary Football Charity Cup match, in the form of a three-piece Wedgwood Bas-relief ware tea service, comprising a teapot & lid, a sugar bowl & lid and a creamer, classical decoration featuring Ulysses, Priam, Hector & Achiles as well as sacrifice figures, details of the football prize to each base, pristine, original condition, the teapot 12 by 21cm.

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Silver cigarette box presented to Joseph Theophelus Mears, founder of Chelsea Football Club, and dated 27th March 1902, the lid engraved with initials JTM and dated, cedar wood interior, 9 by 18cm., a few indentations but generally good Joseph Theophilus ''JT'' Mears (1871-1935) purchased Stamford Bridge Athletics Ground and co-founded Chelsea Football Club in 1905 with his brother. Although he was never chairman, Joseph was the dominant influence at the club after the death of his brother in 1912, and his son Joe and grandson Brian both later serving as chairman of the football club. Further memorabilia relating to the Mears family is offered elsewhere in this auction as lots 870, 897 & 898.

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