The market for sporting memorabilia is one of the most diverse
areas of the antiques market. This is not just because the range of
sports covered - from boxing to bowls - but also due to the vast
spread of objects - from fishing tackle to football trophies.
Almost every pastime you can think of is represented in the
memorabilia market and numerous sectors of the antiques industry
have their own sporting sub-sector: silver, ceramics, paintings,
works of art and books, to name but a few.
The items that command the most attention are those that relate
to either the early history of a particular sport, or an iconic
player, special match or competition.
Written by Alex
From the ATG Archive
01 October 2006
In conjunction with the Nottingham-based sporting memorabilia specialists Trevor Vennett-Smith, Dreweatt Neate sold the Keith Crump Collection of Cricket Memorabilia at Donnington Priory on September 26.
06 April 2009
Edinburgh-based dealers Georgian Antiques have pulled off one of their more remarkable sales – 7000 hickory-shafted golf clubs to a Chinese businessman who found them when surfing the internet.
08 March 2010
THE 1953 FA Cup Final will forever be known as the Matthews Final.It was while playing for Blackpool against Bolton Wanderers that the legendary winger Sir Stanley Matthews (1915-2000) gave his career-defining performance and won the only major honour of a long career.
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19 December 2014
One of the best-loved of all of E.H. Shepard’s illustrations to the famous A.A. Milne books has set a saleroom record after selling for £260,000.
19 August 2014
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, the art and antiques subsidiary of The Stanley Gibbons Group, have appointed George Bailey as their new chairman effective from September 1.
14 November 2014
Setting a record for a football medal at £220,000, Stanley Matthews's 1953 F.A. Cup Final winner's medal drew dramatic competition at Graham Budd’s sale of sporting memorabilia earlier this week.
08 July 2014
Here is a calendar with direct links to major upcoming art and antiques sales in London.
02 September 2014
Auctioneer Philip Allwood is pictured here looking pleased as punch to be standing in front of a big barn door because it marks the completion of Moore Allen & Innocent’s new offices.
18 June 2014
In 2015, the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair will move its dates to the end of June, running from June 18-28 to coincide with Masterpiece fair and the major Impressionist and modern art auctions.