Latest News Articles by Tom Derbyshire
Chilton plays a part in D-Day23 September 2019
Many talented footballers had their careers interrupted or even curtailed by the world wars. Although Allenby Chilton is not exactly a household name, not many players featured in both a Manchester United title-winning side and the D-Day Normandy landings.
Happy Hibs trust buys medals23 September 2019
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the football league in Scotland has not always been dominated by Celtic and Rangers. The last time a team outside the Old Firm won the title was Aberdeen in 1985.
The uniform of The Babe23 September 2019
Stand-out lot in the Julien’s auction on November 14 in Beverly Hills is a Brooklyn Dodgers coaching uniform worn by Babe Ruth, America’s baseball hero. It comes from a 350-piece private collection amassed over 30 years.
Cricket collection scores highly in Canterbury test23 September 2019
Amassed by one of the longest-serving members of the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club), a group of cricketing lots notched up a number of auction highlights last month.
‘Banned’ bats welcomed at auction23 September 2019
The John Goodwin (15% buyer’s premium) saleroom in Malvern offered what it dubbed “probably the most notorious bat in cricket history” in its June 20 auction: the infamous aluminium bat used by Dennis Lillee in the 1979-80 Ashes.
Medal marks a very early international23 September 2019
This late 9ct gold Football League medal was awarded to Billy Bassett (1869-1937), one of the best-known footballers of the late Victorian era.
Why graphic impact is the name of the game23 September 2019
American Lance Wyman (b.1937) is regarded by many as one of the greatest graphic designers of the modern era and the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico – the first to be held in Latin America – gave him the ideal canvas to showcase his considerable talents.
Rackets rock at auction23 September 2019
The London firm founded by Frederick Henry Ayres in the mid 19th century is best known for its for high-quality rocking horses but Ayres also produced a wide range of equipment for indoor and outdoor games and sport.
Yellow Tour de France jersey of mighty Merckx23 September 2019
A yellow Tour de France jersey once worn in the gruelling race by the legendary Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx (b.1945) sold for a mid-estimate hammer price of £7000 at Rogers Jones (18% buyer’s premium inc VAT) on June 14.
Durham’s full team appears at Canterbury sale23 September 2019
A group of five rare bronzes by Joseph Durham (1814- 77) from the Gould collection will be offered at The Canterbury Auction Galleries on November 26-27.
Cricket scenes pitch in23 September 2019
A selection of Victorian cricket scenes (one shown below) by Lucien Davis (1860-1941) was offered at Roseberys London (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).
Celtic boots meet high Hoops23 September 2019
Celtic legend Tommy Gemmell’s boots from the 1967 European Cup final went under the hammer at Glasgow auction house McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium) on July 19. They doubled the lower estimate, selling at £14,000.
Tennis press coverage as Slazenger racket storage unit from the 1920s draws bidders23 September 2019
This rare oak Slazenger tennis racket press featured in the Vintage & Antique toy sale at Mitchells (20% buyer’s premimum) of Cockermouth on July 20.
Pugilist pioneers bid to punchy price at Dorset saleroom23 September 2019
Daniel Mendoza is considered one of the first ‘modern’ boxers – one who helped elevate boxing to a sport rather than just two blokes beating each other up.
Schotten's inspired offering in Burford23 September 2019
Dealer Manfred Schotten “grew up skiing in Bavaria, started to play golf, was taken fly-fishing by friends and started noticing sporting antiques and memorabilia. This is when it really started.”
Council bids for Morton medal23 September 2019
The first Olympic gold medal won by a British woman in an individual swimming event has been bought by her home town for public display.
All Blacks Originals are fern favourites at Welsh saleroom23 September 2019
Rugby is said to be akin to a religion in Wales and Cardiff saleroom Rogers Jones (18% buyer’s premium inc VAT) has scored impressively in recent years with related lots – such as the auction record for a shirt.
Wolves legends through the years23 September 2019
This 9ct Rolex Tudor wristwatch below was presented by the Northern Irish FA to forward Derek Dougan, known by his nickname ‘The Doog’.
Previews: £5001 - £25,00002 September 2019
Our weekly selection from salerooms.
Previews: Up to £50002 September 2019
Our weekly selection from salerooms.