Your chance to net five items of football memorabilia including 1911 Three Lions England shirt06 February 2020 Football memorabilia regularly comes up at auction and an England international shirt dating back over a century that nearly ended up at a jumble sale is one of the stand-out items.
The historical treasure dating back to 1911, which displays the three lions, was uncovered in Wolverhampton by Hansons. It’s now set to go under the hammer on February 18 with an estimate of £800-1200.
The boys Den good
The shirt (pictured top) was worn in an England v Wales British Home Championship game at The Den, London, on March 13, 1911, in front of a crowd of 22,000.
Though records reveal England won 3-0 and provide full team line-ups, it’s not known which England player wore the shirt as it ended up in the possession of Welsh international footballer Ted Vizard.
You can bid for the 1911 England shirt on offer at Hansons via thesaleroom.com
From a more recent England era, Gary Lineker’s last shirt for a national team game is coming up at auction in the US in March, as covered by Antiques Trade Gazette.
1966 and all that
Pitched at a more accessible £20-30 is a colour photo of England’s 1966 World Cup triumph, signed by captain Bobby Moore.
You can view and bid for this 16 x 12in (40.5 x 30.5cm) Bobby Moore signed 1966 photo, on offer at Chaucer Auctions on February 12, on thesaleroom.com
It is not just international football memorabilia on offer in the auction houses. Items from the earlier days of many clubs reflecting successful periods in their history, such as archives for key players, are also available.
From 1924-28 Harry Foxall made 166 appearances for Portsmouth FC, scoring 10 times, and was captain of the side which won promotion to Division One in 1927.
On February 12 at Plymouth Auction Rooms an Omega 9ct gold half hunter pocket watch, 9ct watch chain and medallions presented to him by the club is estimated at £1000-1500. The lot includes photographs and a cigarette card showing Foxall.
To view and bid for the Harry Foxall Portsmouth FC Omega watch visit thesaleroom.com
At your leisure
If you are perhaps not as nimble on the football field as you used to be, try bidding this early-mid 20th century indoor version of the beautiful game instead.
The French table football game with sloping corners and maker’s plaque ‘Championnat' is known as ‘Babyfoot’. The 1.42cm wide x 1.27m deep x 91cm high game is estimated at £2000-3000 in Sworders’ auction in Essex on February 11.
You can view and bid for the French table football game at Sworders via thesaleroom.com
Ideal for strikers
Vesta cases – originally to keep matches dry and safe – are popular collectables and this football-related example is estimated at £20-30 in Rowley’s auction in Cambridgeshire on February 8.
To bid for and view this football vesta case at Rowley’s, visit thesaleroom.com