Sporting Memorabilia & Equipment

This sector of the art and antiques market often generates big headlines in the general media – not least when an auction record for 1966 World Cup is set for example. But the market is extremely wide and varied. Here there really is something for everyone at every price level, whether a buyer focuses on football programmes, historic golf clubs or fishing tackle.


Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba consigns World Cup final boots to charity auction

11 April 2019

Manchester United star Paul Pogba is selling the boots he wore at the 2018 World Cup final at a charity auction in Paris.

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Rugby memorabilia auction takes place at the home of the Welsh side in a Grand Slam year

25 March 2019

Welsh rugby is on a high with their 12th Grand Slam secured on March 16 with a 25-7 win over Ireland – so it’s a perfect time for a special memorabilia auction to be held at the venue for Welsh home international games.

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The late England goalkeeper Gordon Banks' shirt and an early All Blacks kit score at auction

05 March 2019

Sport shirts at regional auction houses in Cardiff and Surrey win fans.

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World Cup winner Gordon Banks match-worn England shirt comes up at auction

26 February 2019

An England football shirt worn by the late, great goalkeeper Gordon Banks is coming up for sale at Surrey auction house Ewbank’s.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

25 February 2019

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Original shirt for the All Black of 1905 who became a rugby league All Gold is up for sale at Cardiff saleroom Rogers Jones

20 February 2019

Three and a half years ago Welsh saleroom Rogers Jones set a world record for a rugby shirt at auction when a jersey from the 1905-06 New Zealand tour to the UK made £180,000 – and now another All Blacks shirt from that era is on offer from the same auction house.

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Ski posters slide into New York sale

28 January 2019

Sales of ski posters have long been a seasonal feature of the auction scene scheduled for those winter months when enthusiasts take to the slopes.

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Sale of Boris Becker's collection to go ahead next year, says auctioneer

06 December 2018

The auction house handling the much-contested sale of Boris Becker’s personal collection has said the event will now take place next year. It follows the bankrupt former tennis champion dropping his claim to diplomatic immunity.

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Home turf before theatre of dreams

03 December 2018

A rare photographic postcard sold via thesaleroom.com at a surprise £850 (estimate £30-50) at Toovey’s (24.5% buyer’s premium) in Washington, West Sussex on October 30.

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Scottish Cup medal from 1923 gives reminder of Celtic celebration at Glasgow sale

03 December 2018

A Glasgow bidder in the room secured a Scottish Cup medal won in 1923 by a player from the green and white half of the Old Firm.

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Former Manchester United chairman Harold Hardman’s Olympic gold medal sells in Oxford

05 November 2018

Harold Hardman’s journey from amateur footballer and solicitor to chairman of Manchester United in the era of the Busby Babes is a fascinating story in itself. But a medal coming up for auction in Oxford adds even more appeal.

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Olympic football gold medal from 1908 won by later Manchester United chairman in Busby Babes era comes up at auction

27 October 2018

Harold Hardman’s journey from amateur footballer and solicitor to chairman of Manchester United in the era of the Busby Babes is a fascinating story in itself. But a medal coming up for auction in Oxford on November 14 adds even more appeal.

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Art and memorabilia collection of US comedian and actor Robin Williams to be auctioned at Sotheby’s

07 September 2018

More than 300 objects from the personal collection of the late actor Robin Williams (1951-2014) and his wife Marsha will be offered at auction in New York.

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Cricketers bowl up at Aussie sale

13 August 2018

The strong suit in the extensive cricket section of Abacus Auctions’ (18% buyer’s premium) Sporting Memorabilia sale in Melbourne on July 22 proved to be a collection of early 20th century autographed real photo postcards of test cricketers that were offered individually.

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Golfing memorabilia dealers get into the swing of things

06 August 2018

The set of flicker books published c.1930 titled 'Drive and Mashie', 'Brassie and Iron' and 'Out the Rough and Putt', were once used as teaching aids for golfers.

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Memorabilia from the year the Football League was first formed lines up at auction

31 July 2018

As the 2018-19 English football season prepares to kick off, an auction lot on offer in Derbyshire harks back to the very earliest days of the game in its organised form.

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Early club from a cellar in Fife becomes £26,000 seller in Lewes

02 July 2018

This hitherto unknown iron – part of select group of perhaps a dozen very early golf clubs from the late 17th or early 18th century – emerged at Gorringe’s in Lewes on June 26.

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Boris Becker memorabilia auction postponed as tennis star claims diplomatic immunity

28 June 2018

The online auction of sporting memorabilia seized from bankrupt tennis star Boris Becker has been postponed. It follows Becker’s claim of diplomatic immunity as a sports attaché for an African state.

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Boris Becker’s collection seized following bankruptcy now offered in online auction

07 June 2018

An auction of tennis legend Boris Becker’s collection of memorabilia is taking place as a timed online sale that runs until June 28.

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Sir Alf Ramsey Collection at auction on same day England kick off World Cup 2018 campaign

06 June 2018

It may amaze our many younger readers to learn that England once had a team capable of winning the World Cup. And did so.

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