Lot 228Rare 1907 Cardiff v South Africa Springboks silver...

Auction Date: 31/08/2017 at 10:30 am

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Rare 1907 Cardiff v South Africa Springboks silver presentation signed cigarette case - silver hallmarked silver case engraved with the coat of arms of the club, a Dragon and a Springbok and the result from Cardiff’s famous 17-0 win over the first South African tourists to the United Kingdom and signed on the verso J L Williams – this was only one of three defeats for the mighty South Africa Springbok side - some rubbing to the engraving which adds character to a rare rugby item from the early 1900 Note Sadly Captain J.L “Bach” Williams of the 16th Battalion Welsh Regiment died from wounds received at the Battle of the Somme on 12 July 1916 as for The South Africa tour was a huge success going nearly undefeated for the 30 match plus tour – only suffering three defeats

Hammer Price: £220.00

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