An official Chelsea FC pennant for the match v Internazionale in Milan 8th June 1950, the centre with a silk and wirework figure of a Chelsea Pensioner, in between the match inscription, 43cm., 17in.
Pennants / Flags
A 1960s Manchester City match pennant, bearing the club crest to the front, the reverse inscribed MANCHESTER CITY F.C., 52cm., embroidered with gold brocade, 20 1/2in.
The official international match pennant received by England captain Billy Wright from Hungary captain Ferenc Puskas before 'the game that changed everything' at Wembley Stadium 25th November 1953, a silkwork Hungarian tricolor bearing the pre-revolutionary Communist Rakosi Coat of Arms, inscribed MAGYAR NEPKOZTARSASAG, 1953, length 58cm., 22 3/4in.; sold together with a match ticket, a souvenir brochure and a period 10 by 8in. b&w press photo of the two teams taking to the field at Wembley.
A Budapest Honved pennant dated 1956, red & white silk with club crest, length 46cm., 18in. Ferenc Puskas was the captain of Honved in 1956.
Honved entered the European Cup in 1956 and were drawn against Atletico Bilbao in the first round. Honvéd lost the away leg 2-3, but before the home leg could be played, the Hungarian Revolution erupted in Budapest.
Two official match pennants presented to the Republic of Ireland during the 1983 Toulon U-21 Tournament.
The first from the Argentinian F.A. dated 7th June, the other the French F.A. with the general tournament dates, both in silkwork, the French slightly larger 50 by 40cm. 20 by 16in.
Official Brazilian Football Association match pennant presented on the occasion of the international v Republic of Ireland 27th May 1982, purple silkwork, match inscription, 46 by 33cm., 18 by 13in.
Sold for £360
A collection of football pennants, including one related to the Czechoslovakia v England Mexico World Cup match in Guadalajara 11th June 1970, also CZ v England at Wembley 18.11.98, a number relating to the Argentina F.A., England supporter's Euro'96 flag and a Flag of St George, also table flags for international football nations; a pair of pennants for the last Cup Final at the old Wembley Stadium in 2000, FIFA & UEFA issues, 1980 European Championships, and many others the lot also including an Arsenal 1971 F.A. Cup Final rosette; and a Euro '96 lion mascot soft toy (a qty.)
Sold for £100
A pennant for the VIII Carranza Trophy in Cadiz in 1962 being an official presentation from the Cadiz City Council to FC Inter. Provenance: Former Director of the FC Inter & AC Milan Museum.
Sold for £1000
A FC Inter pennant for the Angelo Bruni Trophy in the 1950s. Provenance: Former Director of the FC Inter & AC Milan Museum.
Sold for £240