19th September 2019
We are back after a long, fantastic summer of sport and just in time to settle down for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. After the dramas of the Cricket World Cup, anything seems possible… We’ve just put out our new catalogue – a sample of the stock that has been added to the website […]
13th June 2019
25th April 2019
It’s just not cricket…or is it? Cricket as a sport has always been seen as one steeped in good manners. In recent years, however, we have all lived through incidents of ball tampering and match fixing in recent cricket matches. Is this a recent phenomenon? Or despite cricket’s gentlemanly reputation, has cunning behaviour been a […]
The second part of our Christmas catalogue is out now, packed with over 40 fantastic and often rare items of sports memorabilia. You can have a look at it by clicking here and on our Catalogues page along with all our other catalogues there.
Many of the sports memorabilia items in the catalogue have a great story to them and one of our favourites has
got to be the official match ticket for a famous rugby match in Wales. On 28th September 1935 Swansea played the All Blacks at St Helens in front of 35,000 spectators on a wet and windy day. The team included two cousins and schoolboys, Haydn Tanner and Willie Davies. They led the charge against All Blacks that day to take Swansea to victory – the first non-international team to beat the All Blacks. Swansea won 11-3. New Zealand’s captain, Jack Manchester, begged the New Zealand press, “Don’t tell them we were beaten by a pair of schoolboys.