Graham Budd

Graham Budd Auctions are specialist sporting memorabilia auctioneers. The company was set up in 2004 by Graham Budd who was previously head of sporting memorabilia at Sotheby’s.

They continue to hold sales at Sotheby’s New Bond Street saleroom in London offering collectable items in the fields of football, golf, cricket, tennis, horse racing, motor sports, rugby, Olympics and boxing.


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Sergio Aguero shirt worn when scoring last-gasp Man City title winner in 2012 comes up at auction

18 May 2022

Probably best to look away now if you are a Man Utd fan...

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New hires and promotions – a round-up of the latest job news across the world of art and antiques

23 February 2022

An update on auction houses and dealership appointments in the UK and overseas.

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Busby Babe Duncan Edwards' belongings kept by his girlfriend now come to auction

16 February 2022

Poignant lots related to ‘Busby Babe’ Duncan Edwards that were kept safe by his girlfriend after his death following the Munich air disaster are for sale in a Sports Memorabilia auction to be held by specialist Graham Budd on March 8-9.

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Graham Budd ownership change

14 February 2022

Graham Budd Auctions is under new ownership, with its founder becoming chairman.

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Red alert as early Arsenal shirts impress

03 January 2022

Arsenal FC’s familiar red jersey with white arms is instantly recognisable to football fans worldwide now. However, a pair of shirts sold at the Graham Budd (20.5% buyer’s premium) December 1-2 auction in London show an earlier look.

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The earliest Manchester United medal sold at auction

08 November 2021

The highlight of an impressive range of football memorabilia offered by specialist Graham Budd (20.5% buyer’s premium) was the earliest Manchester United medal sold at auction.

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Pick of Week: Fred Perry medal nets £20,000 from Wimbledon museum

14 June 2021

Gold medal won at Wimbledon in 1936 by British tennis great is purchased by the Lawn Tennis Museum at the All England Lawn Tennis Club

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Stopwatch used by ref Jack Taylor in 1974 World Cup final comes to auction

27 May 2021

English football referee Jack Taylor created history when he blew his whistle in the first minute of the 1974 World Cup final.

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Liverpool FC memorabilia on offer as Melwood training centre comes to an end after 70 years

10 February 2021

The Reds are leaving their Melwood training centre and specialist sport auctioneer Graham Budd has been tasked with selling the contents.

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Graham Budd to offer Lester Piggott lots and items from former Leeds United coach

10 August 2020

As with so many other sales schedules for the summer, Graham Budd’s June two-day auction had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus lockdown. However, he has just announced that he will be holding his next on November 9-10 as a live ‘broadcast’ auction (all forms of bidding except for in the room, viewing by timed appointment at the firm’s Enfield premises).

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Sounding the Thunderer for the first penalty kick in a World Cup Final

11 November 2019

The whistle that blew after just a minute of play to signal the first penalty kick ever awarded in a World Cup Final has sold for £4200 at a London auction.

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First days of the Spurs

21 October 2019

The earliest days of Tottenham Hotspur FC are revealed in a remarkable hand-written ledger coming up at auction in a November 4-5 London sale.

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Rackets rock at auction

23 September 2019

The London firm founded by Frederick Henry Ayres in the mid 19th century is best known for its for high-quality rocking horses but Ayres also produced a wide range of equipment for indoor and outdoor games and sport.

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Chilton plays a part in D-Day

23 September 2019

Many talented footballers had their careers interrupted or even curtailed by the world wars. Although Allenby Chilton is not exactly a household name, not many players featured in both a Manchester United title-winning side and the D-Day Normandy landings.

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Buyer nets a silver tennis bangle

01 July 2019

This silver tennis bangle, below, triggered a classic singles match at auction.

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English delftware and Thunderbirds artwork once owned by Bob Monkhouse – six auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

07 June 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes English delftware, an early acoustic gramophone, Thunderbirds artwork and a Qing period double gourd vase.

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Polo commemorated in celebratory sale at sports memorabilia specialist Graham Budd Auctions

05 June 2019

Graham Budd Auctions is holding a special online auction commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first polo game to be played in England.

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Pick of the Week: ‘Record’ skirt lifter rises to the occasion

04 June 2018

Searching online for the term ‘skirt lifter’ is probably unwise in the public domain, but an intriguing item sold at Graham Budd’s latest auction shows it is a popular collecting field.

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Matt Busby first Manchester United contract acquired by the club for Old Trafford museum

23 May 2018

Sir Matt Busby’s first contract as Manchester United manager will be going on display at the club’s Old Trafford museum after a deal was agreed as it was about to be auctioned.

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Busby contract demands the beautiful game

30 April 2018

Manchester United fans grumbling about the current style of play will be interested to learn that when Matt Busby joined as manager he was contractually obliged to play entertaining football.

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