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England international medal awarded to Tom Grosvenor – £10,200 at Fieldings.

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A Football Association international debut medal awarded to Tom Grosvenor was sold for £10,200 at Fieldings (20% buyer’s premium) on July 21-23 as part of a lot also including various other items related to his career, estimated at £4000-6000.

Grosvenor, of Birmingham City, made that first appearance for the match England v Ireland played at Deepdale, Preston, on October 4, 1933.

In 14ct gold, it is inscribed The Football Association, FA International, and to the edge E v.I., 1933-34, T. Grosvenor.

It was offered with a 9ct Football League Medal relating to the same match, Grosvenor’s three England caps and his number 8 England football shirt, and further ephemera such as photographs, menus and press cuttings.

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England international medal awarded to Tom Grosvenor (shown here) – £10,200 at Fieldings.

Grosvenor was born in Netherton and played for Stourbridge (where Fieldings is based) then Birmingham City. He was sold on to Sheffield Wednesday in 1936 for £2500 and finished his professional career playing for Bolton Wanderers. In his three appearances for England in 1933 he scored twice.