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Fine result for Eton College

08 July 2013Written by ATG Reporter

Eton College is now the new home of the world’s most expensive football programme.

The record programme that took a winning £30,000 bid at Graham Budd's sale in May and shattered the previous auction high of £20,000, has now been handed over to the College which was able to bid at the auction through pledged donations by 25 members of the Old Etonians Association Football Club.

The lot itself was the 1882 FA Cup final programme for Old Etonians v Blackburn Rovers. Old Etonians won the game 1-0 - the last 'gentlemen amateur' side to clinch the trophy.

Mr Budd said: "The programme will be housed in the Museum of Eton Life, which is open to the general public and local community as well as the boys. It will join an existing exhibit, which is the gold winner's medal awarded to the Old Etonian goalscorer in this very match, Reginald Macaulay."

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