Sold for £4,500
Manchester United 1905/06 15ct yellow gold medal, presented to Horace Blew, inscribed 'Promotion Souvenir First Division League, M.U.F.C. "By Merit" 1905 1906 H. Blew'. Blew made one appearance against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on the 13/04/1906 that ended in a 1-1 draw in front of 60,000 people. Manchester United won promotion and this medal was presented to him in recognition of his efforts. 57.0g, 3.4cms diameter.
Despite being a major pre-war figure in football Horace Blew only played two games in the Football League and one of those was for Manchester United in the season they won promotion to the first division. During his career he also won three Welsh Cup Winners medals, three runners-up medals and four combination leagues with his hometown club Wrexham. He was also a key player for his country winning twenty two Welsh caps.
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Auction: The Collectors' Auction, 30th Jun, 2022
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Wed 29/06/22 10am-3pm