Graham Budd

Graham Budd Auctions are specialist sporting memorabilia auctioneers. The company was set up in 2004 by Graham Budd who was previously head of sporting memorabilia at Sotheby’s.

They continue to hold sales at Sotheby’s New Bond Street saleroom in London offering collectable items in the fields of football, golf, cricket, tennis, horse racing, motor sports, rugby, Olympics and boxing.


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Estonian Olympic cycling medals strike gold

12 November 2013

It is not often that auctioneer Graham Budd finds his name splashed over the front pages of Estonian newspapers but when a particular group of cycling memorabilia came up at his November 4-5 sale it is exactly what happened.

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Fine result for Eton College

08 July 2013

Eton College is now the new home of the world’s most expensive football programme.

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Auction record for any football programme

20 May 2013

Almost exactly a year after Graham Budd set a record for any football programme at auction he has done it again.

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Olympic Games brings run of auctions

24 August 2012

While the eyes of the world have been on the 2012 London Games, the Olympic influence did not leave the auction scene untouched.

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Manchester United’s first cup victory

16 May 2012

Setting a record for any football programme at auction, an official one penny match card from the 1909 FA Cup final between Manchester United and Bristol City sold for £20,000 at Graham Budd’s sale in association with Sotheby’s.

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Great season of sporting antiques

25 October 2010

IN a week when the 1968 European Cup winner’s medal awarded to George Best sold for £130,000, the appearance of more blue-chip sporting memorabilia on the auction market has been announced.

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Invincible at £19,000...

15 May 2006

“This was the earliest Cup Final programme I’ve ever seen,” said Graham Budd (15% buyer’s premium), referring to lot 747 in his sale on May 9-10 in association with Sotheby’s Olympia.

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£280,000 bid to enter the Ascot winners’ enclosure every day

31 May 2005

RACEHORSE trainers may be used to a photo finish but a battle between two famous breeders went right to the wire on May 17 when Graham Budd (17.5% buyer’s premium) in association with Sotheby’s Olympia offered a selection of chattels from Ascot Racecourse.

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Football and presidential clubs fare well in Budd’s first

10 August 2004

THE first outing for Sotheby’s associate Graham Budd Auctions (15% buyer’s premium) offered a large range of sporting memorabilia in a 885-lot sale held at Sotheby’s Olympia on June 9. Football was the most represented sport, contributing to well over half the total number of lots.

Dates set as Sotheby’s specialists go it alone from Olympia rooms

06 April 2004

DATES have been announced for the first collectors’ sales to be held at Sotheby’s Olympia by the company’s former in-house specialists, now working independently.

Patchy results for summer’s sports

28 August 2002

The extraordinary prices realised for football memorabilia such as the £140,000 bid at Christie’s South Kensington for Pele’s Brazilian 1970 World Cup Final shirt reflect sporting collectors’ current obsession with the beautiful game.

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