A 1960s A C Milan match pennant, embroidered with gold brocade, 42cm., 16 1/2in.
Pennants / Flags
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.
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