Lot 7931939 Football Association Tour of South Africa Signed...

Auction Date: 30/04/2020 at 10am

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1939 Football Association Tour of South Africa Signed Photograph: The Union Castle Royal Mail Motor Vessel Athlone Castle photograph signed by the England team missing only Harry Betmead but having trainer A W Stollery 1939 Tour Of South Africa By The (English) FA. Managers: Charles Wreford-Brown and H.H. Hughes Players: George Ainsley (Leeds United), Sam Bartram (Charlton Athletic), Pat Beasley (Huddersfield Town), Harry Betmead (Grimsby Town), Cliff Britton (Everton), Eric Brook (Manchester City), Robert 'Sailor' Brown (Charlton Atletic), Micky Fenton (Middlesbrough), Ted Fenton (West Ham United), Lester Finch (Barnet), Ken Gadsby (Leeds United), A/C Jackie Gibbons (Brentford and RAF), George Jackson (Everton), Jack Jones (Everton), Jim W. Lewis Sr (Walthamstow Avenue), Jack Mahon (Huddersfield Town), Johnny Mapson (Sunderland), Jack Oakes (Charlton Athletic) Notes: Beasley, Betmead, Britton, Brook and Micky Fenton were full internationals. Finch, Gibbons and Lewis were amateur internationals, and Finch played for Great Britain at the 1936 Olympics. Bartram, Brown, Gibbons, and Mapson played wartime internationals. 27/5/39 Western Province 1-6 England; 31/5/39 Frontier 1-8 England; 3/6/39 Southern Transvaal 1-0 England; 7/6/39 Eastern Transvaal 0-3 England; 10/6/39 Natal 1-6 England; 14/6/39 Natal 1-9 England; 17/6/39 South Africa 0-3 England; 21/6/39 Orange Free State 0-6 England; 24/6/39 South Africa 2-8 England; 28/6/39 Northern Transvaal 1-4 England; 1/7/39 South Africa 1-2 England; 5/7/39 Griqualand West 1-10 England. Note: The Natal team for the match on 10/6 included six South African internationals. f & g 15 x 12”

Guide Price: £280.00 - £300.00

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