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23rd Aug 2019
England 1966 World Cup shirt signed by leading players

Signed Norwich City shirts and pictures, and an extensive collection of 1940s and 1950s speedway programmes from Norwich’s Firs circuit, are among a huge collection of sporting memorabilia which are up for auction on an online sale being hosted by Norfolk auction house Keys Auctioneers and Valuers.

Also in the sale is a 1966 World Cup England shirt signed by many of that year’s winning team, and a collection of signed cricket bats, including one autographed by the entire 1961 touring Australia squad, and another signed by West Indies cricketing legend Brian Lara.

Norwich City fans can bid for a wide variety of City memorabilia, including a 1997 Norwich City Legends print signed by all of the official club legends in that year, and shirts signed by many players from the post-war era, including Martin Peters, Ken Brown and Ken Nethercott.

Norwich speedway enthusiasts can bid for an extensive collection of programmes from the city’s Firs stadium dating from the 1940s and 1950s.  The stadium was home to the Norwich Stars team which won the National League Championship in 1950 and 1951, and the prestigious National Trophy in 1955 and again in 1963.

The sale’s star lot is a 1966 World Cup England shirt, signed by many of the competition final’s winning team, including Nobby Stiles, Jack Charlton, Gordon Banks, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters.

“This is an opportunity for true sports fans to bid for a huge collection of times relating to their heroes,” said David Broom, managing director of Keys.  “The sale is being run online only, which means it is very accessible for those who cannot get to our salerooms, or who might not want to bid at a live auction.”

The online Sporting Memorabilia auction can be found at http://bit.ly/2TTykhX.  The sale runs until 30th August.