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When Huddersfield won the Championship treble...

22 June 2009Written by ATG Reporter

HUDDERSFIELD Town may not feature on Sky Sports as much as Manchester United nowadays, but back in the mid-1920s it was the Terriers rather than the Red Devils who were the team to watch.

And memories of the club's famous side that won the championship three times in a row were evoked when the medal collection of one the players from that team, Charlie Wilson, surfaced at Cuttlestones' (15% buyer's premium) sale in Penkridge, Staffordshire on May 29.

Consigned by a descendant of the prolific striker, they were split up into five lots and, after drawing interest in the room, on the phone and on the internet, they made a total of £16,500 against a combined estimate of £6000-10,000.

Items relating to each of his three clubs - Huddersfield, Stoke and Tottenham - were lotted together and it was those from his Huddersfield playing days that proved the most sought after. These included two Division One winner's medals from the 1923-24 season and the 1924-25 season, and an FA Senior Cup winner's medal from the latter season.

The lot sold at £8800 to a private buyer who is a Huddersfield fan.

The items from his career at Stoke City included his 1926-1927 Division Three (Northern) winner's medal and sold to a local private buyer at £4400, while the Tottenham lots included his 1919-1920 Division Two winner's medal and sold at £3700 to a Spurs fan who intends to loan the medals to the club.

Offered separately was Charlie Wilson's Staffordshire Football Association cap that made £820, while his First World War army medals, which included two hallmarked silver 'bombing' medals, were offered together and sold for £680.

By Alex Capon

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