The No 6 Scotland international jersey worn by Jim Baxter in the 3-2 win over England at Wembley in 1967, ending an unbeaten run of 19 matches by the then world champions, is estimated at £40,000-60,000 at Glasgow saleroom McTear’s on February 3 (pictured above).
Baxter memorably embarrassed the England stars with an impromptu display of keepie uppie skills.
The left half is considered one of Scotland’s finest ever players. As well as his 150 appearances and 10 trophies with Rangers, ‘Slim Jim’ gained 34 caps in the 1960s as a key member of strong Scottish teams.
After the England game Baxter would play a further two games for Scotland before retiring from football in 1970. He died in 2001 aged 61.
The shirt, which has been on display at Rangers’ Ibrox stadium for 10 years, will feature along with a copy of the loan agreement and match programme. It is being sold by Mark Deighan on behalf of his father Jimmy McGarrity, who was gifted the shirt by his friend, the former Chelsea player Alan Hudson, who in turn got it from the late England star Alan Ball.
This George III silver teapot and stand hallmarked for Henry Chawner, London, 1794, has a guide of £150-200 at Swan Fine Art in Twickenham on January 31.
The Asian Art sale at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on January 27 includes two Kangxi period ‘ladies’ jars, both decorated with four roundels with elegant courtesans and attendants on terraces. Both have Jiajing six-character marks and later pierced wood covers.
Not quite a pair, they are offered as separate lots with guides of £1500-2500 each.
A Roman cast-bronze oil lamp in the shape of a right foot wearing a sandal is on offer at Apollo Art Auctions in London on January 29.
Dating from c.100- 200AD, it has two openings, each finely detailed with foliate designs. The handle of the lamp is in the form of an acanthus leaf, with a ring at the bottom, and the spout and neck are decorated in the form of buds.
Apollo states this type of lamp was widespread in the first two centuries AD and it is likely that they were associated with the Eastern cult of Serapis. This type of lampstand was popular among the legionaries positioned on the outskirts of the Empire. They were among the first to adopt and then spread the cults of Eastern deities among the population of the Roman Empire.
The lamp is consigned from the property of an European collector; bought from a UK gentleman’s collection formed in the 1960s-90s. Estimate £7500-15,000.
The Parker Fine Art Auctions sale of Fine Art & Frames on February 9 includes four lots by Laura Knight: two watercolour and ink sketches of Shakespearean actors, an etching of circus performers and a pencil drawing of Anna Pavlova.
All are in typical Knight style, portraying the contrast between the hard work behind the scenes with the glamour of the performance (she was fascinated and inspired by theatre, ballet and circus).
Knight and her husband, Harold, lived in Cornwall where she was introduced to Barry Jackson by the artist Alfred Munnings. Knight spent many hours at Jackson’s Regent Theatre in London observing the actors from both sides of the stage.
Jackson went on to become artistic director at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1945 and it is here that Knight produced this watercolour drawing of Anthony Quayle in The Taming of the Shrew being offered for sale. The performance took place in 1948, the same year that Quayle succeeded Jackson as artistic director at the theatre.
The Collections sale at Bonhams in Edinburgh on February 2 includes this life-size carved and stained beech lay figure of an artist’s mannequin. Made in France in the early years of the 20th century, it is fully articulated with brass fingers.
This Welsh oak and elm spindle back chair with shaped seat and turned legs has a guide of £300-500 at the Truro Auction Centre, Redruth, on January 26-27.
A collection of silver which had been put away in boxes for some time is included in the Charterhouse specialist auction of silver, jewellery and watches on February 2-3.
The silver had been amassed by a collector in Norfolk. When he died the collection was inherited by his sister who lives in Dorset. Items in the collection range from silver tea caddies, goblets, christening mugs and cutlery, but shown here is a 96-year-old novelty silver pincushion in the form of a frog estimated at £100-150.
A group of letters written on behalf of the Duke of Windsor in the 1930s that was amassed by a keen royal fan will be offered in Catherine Southon’s Sale of Antiques and Collectables on February 8 at Farleigh Court Golf Club, Selsdon in Surrey.
They were acquired by Lillian Boraston, who lived in Surrey. Discovered in a box of family papers by her granddaughter, they are estimated at £300-500.
The 14 letters that have been posted from all over the world were written by the Private Secretary of the Duke of Windsor (previously Edward VIII) and date from the period June 1937 – six months after his abdication – though to Christmas 1939. One letter dated September 7, 1937, comments: “His Royal Highness thanks you for the poem and your kind wishes but asks me at the same time to assure you that the information that His Royal Highness is homesick is entirely without foundation.”
It continues: “His Royal Highness wishes me to add that quite apart from rumours in the press, it is not very likely that he would be missing the country which in every possible way, tried to humiliate and misrepresent both himself and the Duchess of Windsor.”
The letters are accompanied by nine scrap albums of newspaper cuttings relating to the duke from 1936-41.
This rare example of Aller Vale motto ware records the achievements of the Kingsteignton Rugby Football Club in 1909-10.
The 6in (16cm) high presentation loving cup, with a view of a Devon homestead to one side, reads Played 24 Won 21 Drawn 2 Lost 1, Points for 266 Against 32. 1909- 10 Played 33 Won 30 Lost 3, Points for 443 Against 76. Junior Cup Winners 1909-10, 1910-11. To the base is the name FA Sharp.
As a special commission it comes for sale at Michael Bowman in Newton Abbot, Devon on January 28 with hopes of £100-150.
A sale of golfing memorabilia at Mullock’s in Telford on January 26 is led by The Berkeley Clubs, a collection of 14 long-nosed play clubs formerly belonging to the Berkeley family and house at their Spetchley Park estate in Worcestershire.
The clubs, made from c.1840-95 by prominent makers, were probably used by at least two members of the family as each club carries the initials RVB (Robert Valentine Berkeley) and RMB (Robert Martin Berkeley).
Lalique in Colour, a private collection, is the title of a single-owner sale at Lyon & Turnbull in London on February 2. The collection includes several examples of the famous Escargot vase designed 1920. This version, estimated at £12,000-18,000, is in a vibrant orange, red and white stained colourway.
This large swatch of fabric is a design created by Lucienne Day for the Shell Chemical Company in 1963. It was used in the company buildings. At Burstow & Hewett in Battle, East Sussex on January 26 it is guided at £400-600.