A silver medal awarded by the Uruguayan Football Association to the 1930 World Cup winning footballer Ernesto Mascheroni,
the obverse struck with a goalkeeping making a flying save, the reverse inscribed E.MASCHERONI, 1930, A.U. DE F. Sold for £2200
A 1983 UEFA Cup winner's medal awarded to the RSCA Anderlecht reserve goalkeeper Dirk Vekeman, in Continental gilt, inscribed UEFA, COUPE UEFA, 1983, in original case. In the 1983 UEFA Cup final Anderlecht beat Benfica 3-2 on aggregate.
Dirk Vekeman was the second choice goalkeeper at Anderlecht between 1979 and 1987 and made 35 senior appearances. He later played for Racing Jet, RWDM and FC Boom. Estimate: £1500-2000
A Birmingham City Football League Division Two Championship medal 1947-48 awarded to Frank Mitchell, in silver-gilt, inscribed THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE, CHAMPIONS, DIVISION TWO.
Birmingham City won Football League Division Two in season 1947-48 with a total of 59 points, three clear of promoted club Newcastle United. Birmingham topped the table on 6th December and were never displaced thereafter. Frank Mitchell only missed one game in the entire season. Estimate: £1000-1500
A FIFA 1966 World Cup winner's medal awarded retrospectively to the England player Jimmy Greaves, in .750 continental gold by Huguenin Freres, Switzerland, the obverse with an enlarged copy of the original 1966 medal in raised relief to the centre, the reverse with laurel and inscribed WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, JULES RIMET CUP, ENGLAND 1966, circular, diameter 50mm., in wooden case of issue; sold with a signed letter of authenticity from Jimmy Greaves.
In November 2007 FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced that world soccer's governing body would award medals to those players who were part of a winning squad but did not play in the decisive match of tournaments between 1930 and 1974. Jimmy Greaves was one of 122 former players eligible to receive a World Cup winning medal after missing out on playing in the final tie in 1966. Coaching staff would also qualify for a medal.
Stanley Matthews's 1953 F.A. Cup Final winner's medal, in 9ct. gold, the reverse inscribed THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, CHALLENGE CUP, WINNERS, in original case; sold with a Sotheby's Olympia auction catalogue 21st September 2001, with the medal featuring on the front cover.
In Coronation Year of 1953 and after 21 years as a professional footballer, Stanley Matthews finally won the F.A. Cup medal that had eluded him for so long. After a dramatic match in which Blackpool defeated Bolton Wanderers 4-3, Stanley Matthews was presented with this, the most fabled medal in the long and romantic history of the Football Association Challenge Cup by Her Majesty The Queen.
Jimmy Rimmer's Manchester United 1968 European Cup winner's medal, continental .750 gold & enamel by Peka, inscribed COUPE DES CLUBS CHAMPIONS EUROPEENS, VAINQUEUR, 1968, and engraved JIMMY RIMMER. Provenance: Bought at Christie's in 2003.
Jimmy Rimmer was on the substitute's bench for the 1968 European Cup Final.
A 15ct. gold 1920 F.A. Cup winner's medal awarded to Sam Hardy of Aston Villa, inscribed 1920, ENGLISH CUP, ASTON VILLA FC., WINNERS, S. HARDY.
The 1920 FA Cup Final between Aston Villa and Huddersfield was played at Stamford Bridge. Aston Villa won 1-0 with a goal scored in extra time by Billy Kirton to clinch the trophy for a record sixth time. Estimate: £4000-6000
Peter Dougall (1909-74). A career archive, comprising a 14ct gold London Football Association medal, uninscribed (Birmingham 1932, 19.6g), in case of issue; 9ct gold The Central League 1937-38 medal, inscribed 'Everton F.C. / P. Dougal' (Birmingham 1936, 18.8g), in replacement case; 9ct gold Lancashire Football Association medal, inscribed 'Bury F.C. / Runners-Up / 1939-40 / P. Dougal' (Birmingham 1938, 16.1g), in case of issue; and two other 9ct gold medals, one inscribed 'S.E.T. / Won by / P. Dougal / 1921-22' , and the other 'S.D.S.A. / P. Dougal' (together 7.1g), uncased.
Together with a quantity of photographs and ephemera, including a black and white Arsenal team photograph, 1934-35 (19.5cm x 25cm), with two others; an individual portrait in Arsenal strip (15.5cm x 10cm); an individual ¬tion' portrait in Arsenal strip (15.5cm x 10cm); an Arsenal player contract, between Herbert Chapman, on behalf of Arsenal, and Peter Dougall, retaining the player from 21st October 1933 to 5th May 1934, on a weekly wage of £5 10s. 0d.; an Arsenal Îlebration Dinner' invitation, 1933; a black and white Everton team photograph, 1937-38 (20cm x 25.5cm); a black and white Sete team photograph, circa 1933 (13cm x 18cm), and other items, including further photographs.
Wales's first and only Triple Crown medal 1923-1924, a 9ct gold and enamel medal, the obverse inscribed "Welsh International Football Team", the reverse inscribed "Awarded to W. Jennings to commemorate the winning of the Triple Crown by Wales, Season 1923/24", maker's mark C.U., Birmingham 1928, with suspension ring. It took the Football Association of Wales four years to at last recognise the achievement of this team - resulting in this medal being struck in 1928.
Sold for £650