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.
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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07 May 2013
Two auction houses are joining forces in the latest shake-up to affect the Melbourne scene.
02 April 2013
Sports clubs are being warned to be on their guard after the latest raid targeting trophies took place at the Goodwood Collection in West Sussex.
03 May 2013
GALLERY NEWS – Jamie Rountree of Rountree Fine Art and Oliver Swann of Tryon Gallery have announced that they will merge their two companies under the new name of Rountree Tryon.
28 January 2013
Dallas-based Heritage Auctions say 2012 was their best year to date, with total sales of more than $860m.
02 April 2013
This exceptional Spanish flintlock sporting gun is dated 1739, but both the gun and case bear the arms of Pope Pius VII, whose papacy was dominated by the Vatican’s troubled relationship with France during the Napoleonic period nearly a century later.
16 November 2012
This Football Association of Wales 1893-94 Season green velvet cap with braided gilt wire tassel and embroidered dragon, will appear in the November 21 sale at Halls of Shrewsbury.