An original bronze sculpture, depicting George celebrating his goal in the 1968 European Cup Final at Wembley when Manchester United beat Benfica 4-1, approved personally by George Best and sculptured by Timm Potts, cast by the Bronzeart Casting Co. This being number 123 of a world wide edition of 1968 pieces, representing the year Manchester United won the European Cup. Stored in a box with brown velvet inner lining. Lot includes a C.O.A. from Emulate Studios. Approx 27.5cm high including base .
This is a very special piece of original stoke city memorabilia. Original prototype bust only two made. Very scarce in very good condition.
Made of hard solid resin by andrew edwards the brilliant staffordshire sculpture - john ritchie bronze statue - bust which stands at stoke city football ground and two more were produced as the prototype prior to the finished bronze at the stadium. The family have one and i purchased the other for my collection prior to the opening of the bronze bust official opened.
Standing at 22" high this brilliant bust is very rare and would be ideal in a stoke city supporters collection. Also i will include two signed items from john ritchie that i personally got from the stoke city, sheffield wednesday, kettering town player in 2002. And the large newspaper report from the official opening.