Queens Park Rangers FC: a Merchant Navy prisoner-of-war tapestry dated 1942-43, bearing the Merchant Navy crest and inscribed QUEENS P. RANGERS, 1942-43, LEAGUE, WINNERS, CUP, FINALISTS, framed & glazed, 45 by 41cm., 17 3/4 by 16in.
This tapestry was made by Merchant Navy seamen at Milag Nord POW camp. They formed two teams, Newcastle United and QPR, and played each other regularly to keep spirits up. They even played a 'Cup final' every year. This continued for a period of four years.
Sold For: £200
Sporting Memorabilia, Sotheby's Olympia
May 7, 2008