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
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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