MAKING £160,000 hammer at Convery Auctions last week, Nobby Stiles' 1966 World Cup winner's medal eclipsed the £140,000 made by team-mate Alan Ball's medal at Christie's South Kensington in May 2005 and set the highest price seen for a '66 medal so far at public auction.
Bought by his old club Manchester United, it will join Bobby
Charlton's winners' medal which is on loan at the club museum. The
former midfielder, now 68, was apparently out buying shoes with his
wife as the sale took place in Edinburgh.
The medal, pictured here, had been estimated at
From the same collection, Alan's Ball's shirt from the 1966
final, which Stiles had gained in a swap, sold for £44,000 against
a £20,000-30,000 estimate.
Bonhams will be holding their first specialist sporting sale in
Edinburgh on November 11. The auction will feature a sporting
pictures, ceramics, silver as well as taxidermy and fishing