Sporting Memorabilia & Equipment

This sector of the art and antiques market often generates big headlines in the general media – not least when an auction record for 1966 World Cup is set for example. But the market is extremely wide and varied. Here there really is something for everyone at every price level, whether a buyer focuses on football programmes, historic golf clubs or fishing tackle.


Magpie picked up FA Cup winner's medal in 1924

15 July 2024

An FA Cup winner’s medal belonging to a Newcastle United goalkeeper who won the trophy with the Magpies 100 years ago sold for £7800 on June 27.


Gold medal sold at auction marks GB football success in 1908 Olympics

15 July 2024

The 1908 Olympic Games in London included duels with wax bullets, tug of war and the world’s oldest Olympic champion.

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Newcastle United FA Cup winner’s medal sells for £7800

03 July 2024

The medal which was awarded 100 years ago was sold at Newcastle auction house Anderson & Garland

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Olympic gold medal for Great Britain footballer a winner at auction

21 June 2024

Purnell was one of Great Britain’s few Olympic football players and one of a smaller pool of gold medal winners


Make a racket about a super collection of tennis posters

10 June 2024

Extensive collection on tennis theme inlcudes early Wimbledon designs and Broders view of Monte Carlo

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Sale of Maradona Ballon d’Or halted over ownership dispute

06 June 2024

The trophy was set for sale on June 6 but an appeal from the Maradona family has suspended proceedings


Grand Duke was a huge fan of pedal power

27 May 2024

According to the engraved plaque, this Russian silver cycling trophy, offered by Antiqon (25% buyer’s premium) in Riga, Latvia, on May 18, was presented by Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich to the best cyclist in northern Russia and champion of the Tour of St Michaels.


Cruikshank boxes clever with trio of sought-after fighters

27 May 2024

Television host's collection yields rare studies at London auction


Fixture list lined up two sports auctions in Glasgow

20 May 2024

News that Celtic and Rangers no longer automatically qualify for the Champions League next season put a bit of a dampener on Scottish football.


Batty cricket idea ended up full of holes

20 May 2024

Sports stars are always looking for small incremental improvements in performance that can prove crucial to the result.


Early memorabilia gets pulse racing for cycling enthusiasts

20 May 2024

Archive sold in Somerset and bugle offered in Dorset reflect the first organised cycling clubs


Prices high for Man Utd programme rarities

20 May 2024

A football programme for for the Estudiantes de la Plata v Manchester United Intercontinental Cup final on September 25, 1968, hammered down at a top-estimate £10,000 in Shropshire.

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Messi napkin contract sells for £600,000

17 May 2024

The napkin responsible for the signing of the teenaged Lionel Messi to FC Barcelona was sold by the player’s former agent at Bonhams

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Diego Maradona’s 1986 World Cup Golden Ball to go to auction

10 May 2024

The player was named player of the tournament after winning the World Cup for Argentina

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John Wile’s bloodied FA Cup shirt scores at auction

09 May 2024

The West Bromwich Albion shirt from the 1978 FA Cup semi-final sold for £11,000 at Stacey’s Auctioneers in Essex.

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Boxing prints punch above their weight at auction

08 May 2024

Three boxing prints proved to be heavy hitters at Wimbledon Auctions on April 29, selling for 32-times the high estimate.


Napkin contract that signed a 13-year-old Lionel Messi to Barcelona FC comes to auction

20 March 2024

What is probably the world’s most famous napkin – the document that secured the services of a young Lionel Messi to Barcelona FC – comes to auction at Bonhams.


Pick of the week: All Blacks debut in a white top

11 March 2024

A shirt from the first time the famed All Blacks played in white instead has sold at auction.


FA Cup hero’s 1884 honour sells in Cheshire

11 March 2024

A football medal sold at a Cheshire auction house was so early in date that it was only the 13th time the FA Cup final had been contested, the game was played at Kennington Oval and the opposition was a Scottish team.

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Could be a lucky 13: all white rugby shirt won by an All Black for the first time is up for sale

01 March 2024

A shirt from the first time the famed All Blacks played in all white is going up for auction next week.