Boris Becker’s collection
A selection of items from Boris Becker’s collection that is offered in an online timed sale run by Wyles Hardy.

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Becker was declared bankrupt in the UK last year and, since then, creditors have been seeking to take hold of the three-time Wimbledon champion’s assets.

Now, an auction has gone live online that includes 81 lots which are being sold ‘on behalf of the trustees in bankruptcy of the estate of Boris Becker’.

The trustees have instructed business asset valuer and auctioneer Wyles Hardy & Co to sell the items, which are offered without estimates although Wyles Hardy said some of the lots carry reserves.

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Three-times Wimbledon champion Boris Becker. Auctioneer Wyles Hardy has been instructed to sell items from his collection and is offering them in an 81-lot timed auction. Image: Ipernity via Wikimedia Commons

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The objects range from medals and awards to rackets, watches and photographs.

Among the most valuable items are a number relating to Wimbledon. These include a miniature trophy of the Renshaw Cup hallmarked 1985 (the year of Becker’s first Grand Slam title when he became the youngest-ever male Wimbledon singles champion at the age of 17).

miniature of Wimbledon’s Renshaw Cup

A miniature version of Wimbledon’s Renshaw Cup made by silversmith Wakely & Wheeler, hallmarked 1985, that was part of Boris Becker’s collection which is being auctioned by Wyles Hardy.

During this period Wimbledon champions received three miniature trophies (the Renshaw Cup, the All England Lawn Tennis Club Challenge Cup and the President's Challenge Cup).

The Renshaw Cup miniature has an opening bid of £8000, while a reproduction of the Challenge Cup that was presented to Becker by the German Tennis Federation after his 1985 and 1986 Wimbledon triumphs has an opening bid of £1000. 

Boris Becker reproduction of the Challenge Cup

A reproduction of the Challenge Cup that was presented to Boris Becker by the German Tennis Federation after his 1985 and 1986 Wimbledon triumphs, offered at the Wyles Hardy auction.

Wyles Hardy is arranging a London viewing of the items and will release further details in due course.

The catalogue for this sale can be viewed on thesaleroom.com