Alan Sunderland’s 1979 FA Cup winner’s medal – £16,000 at Graham Budd.

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Arsenal, managed by Terry Neill, were 2-0 up by half-time and appeared to be cruising to a comfortable victory as the match entered the last five minutes of normal time.

But there was another act to play. After quick-fire goals for the Red Devils by Gordon McQueen and Sammy McIlroy the scores were suddenly level and extra-time beckoned. However, in the 89th minute Brady and Rix combined to cross for Alan Sunderland to score at the far post.

Sunderland’s 1979 FA Cup winner’s medal was sold by sporting memorabilia specialist Graham Budd (24% buyer’s premium) in London on September 6.

Offered in its original fitted case, together with a cup final programme signed by Sunderland plus associated photographs, it was guided at £6000-8000 but was bought by an online bidder at £16,000.

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Peter Robeson Olympic equestrian bronze medal from the 1956 Games – £9500 at Sworders.

Items from the trophy cabinet of Peter Robeson (1929- 2018) – double Olympic medallist and ‘godfather of British show jumping’ – came for sale at Sworders (25% buyer’s premium) on September 21.

The collection, numbering 30 lots in total, was offered as part of the regular Homes & Interiors auction in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex. The highlight was an Olympic bronze medal won by Robeson as part of the British show-jumping team in 1956.


Peter Robeson Olympic equestrian bronze medal from the 1956 Games – £9500 at Sworders.

This award is particularly rare and seldom available to collectors. While the 1956 Games were officially held in Melbourne, due to Australian quarantine restrictions the equestrian events took place in Stockholm.

Only a total of 66 riders competed with just 12 bronze medals minted across all of the events. The medal, given to Robeson for his ride on Scorchin, is embossed XVI Olympiadens Ryttartavlingar 1956 Stockholm and comes in its original case.

It was expected to bring £4000-5000 but went on to fetch £9500 from an online buyer.