Tokens, Tickets and Passes, Historical Medals

To be Sold on: 26th May 2020

Estimate: £400 - £500

Football League, England v. Ireland Inter-League Match, 1897, a gold and enamel award medal by Vaughton, crowned arms with supporters, rev. named (J. Earp, Capn., 1897-8), hallmarked Birmingham 1897, 31mm, 9ct, 18.65g. A few small pieces of enamel missing, otherwise good very fine, rare; with loop and ring for suspension £400-£500

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Football League, England v. Ireland Inter-League Match, 1897, a gold and enamel award medal by Vaughton, crowned arms with supporters, rev. named (J. Earp, Capn., 1897-8), hallmarked Birmingham 1897, 31mm, 9ct, 18.65g. A few small pieces of enamel missing, otherwise good very fine, rare; with loop and ring for suspension £400-£500
Martin John ‘Jack’ Earp (b. Nottingham 1872), played as a right back for Nottingham Forest, for whom he signed as a gentleman amateur in 1889, Everton, Sheffield Wednesday and Stockport County, captaining the Wednesday side which defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 1896 FA Cup Final. He abandoned his football career in early 1901 to travel to South Africa and join Baden-Powell’s South African Constabulary. At the end of the Boer War he stayed in South Africa as a policeman, retiring c. 1925.

The Football League XI defeated the Irish League XI 8-1 on 6 November 1897 at Hyde Road, the then home of Manchester City