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Estonian Olympic cycling medals strike gold

12 November 2013

It is not often that auctioneer Graham Budd finds his name splashed over the front pages of Estonian newspapers but when a particular group of cycling memorabilia came up at his November 4-5 sale it is exactly what happened.

Auction Reports

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Geddes stock at auction

31 August 2012

In mid September the well-known Melbourne antiques dealer Graham Geddes will be holding a large stock sale at Leonard Joel auction house.

International

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Manchester United’s first cup victory

16 May 2012

Setting a record for any football programme at auction, an official one penny match card from the 1909 FA Cup final between Manchester United and Bristol City sold for £20,000 at Graham Budd’s sale in association with Sotheby’s.

Auction Reports

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Anyone for sphairistike?

10 June 2011

The OED lists ‘sphairistike’ as the name under which a certain Englishman, Major Walter Wingfield patented the equipment and rules for a new outdoor racquet and ball game in 1874.

Auction Reports

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Great season of sporting antiques

25 October 2010

IN a week when the 1968 European Cup winner’s medal awarded to George Best sold for £130,000, the appearance of more blue-chip sporting memorabilia on the auction market has been announced.

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Cheshire sale sets new auction record for golf medal

21 July 2008

SETTING an auction record for a golf medal, Willie Fernie's 1883 Open Championship winner's medal sold for £48,500 at the sale held by Maxwells of Wilmslow, Cheshire on July 15. In good condition and in its original box, the silver-gilt medal was won by Scotland’s four-times runner-up in his only Open victory at Musselburgh.

eBay abandons Live Auctions platform

21 April 2008

In a move that will impact hundreds of auctioneers worldwide, eBay are to discontinue their Live Auctions business by the end of this year.

 

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