1893 FA Cup medal – £8000 at Mullock’s.

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It was given to Richard Baugh, a Wolverhampton-born full-back who made 227 total appearances for his home-town team from 1886-96 and earned two England caps. He was a runner-up in two FA Cup finals (1889 and 1896) but a single goal was enough to defeat Everton in 1896.

This hallmarked 18ct medal in its original case was consigned by a private collector based in the UK and sold on low estimate online to an international buyer.

Unlucky squad member


1928 Olympic gold – £5000 at Mullock’s.

Another medal to impress was a 1928 Amsterdam Olympics gold medal awarded to Uruguay striker Juan Peregrino Anselmo.

The design came from a winning entry by Giuseppe Cassioli (Italy, 1865-1942) in a competition organised by the International Olympic Committee in 1923. The Trionfo appeared for the first time in 1928 and was kept until the implementation of a new reverse at the 1972 Munich Olympics and a total redesign for the 2004 Athens Olympics.

The medal came for sale via family descent and sold at a low-estimate £5000 via a commission bid by an international buyer.

Anselmo was in the national squad but did not play in a match at the Olympics. Two years later he was part of the Uruguayan 1930 World Cup-winning squad, scoring twice in the semi-final, but was not in the starting 11 for the final.