Ever heard of Third Lanark? You could be forgiven if not as the Glasgow club went out of business in 1967. However, they had a long history, having been formed in 1872 as an offshoot of the 3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers.
They were a founder member of the Scottish Football Association (SFA) in 1872 and the Scottish Football League (SFL) in 1890, winning the league in 1903-04 and two Scottish Cups.
The club still exerted a pull on a bidder at The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction held by McTear’s (24% buyer’s premium) on August 13.
A Scottish Football League 2nd Division winner’s 9ct gold medal for the 1934-35 season, awarded to Rob Lambie, sold on low estimate at £600. Lambie played for the club from 1934-36 after four years at Hearts.
Offered in Glasgow, from a vendor based in Wales, the buyer via thesaleroom.com was from Hampshire.