Day 1 Lot 422

Very Rare 1884 North of England Rugby Jersey...

Auction Date: 18/08/2021 at 10am



Very Rare 1884 North of England Rugby Jersey from the North v South England Rugby Trial Match: White, round necked with buttons, satin placket facings frayed, clearly match worn with the fascinating ‘calligraphic’ ‘N of E 1884’ badge, also in creamy white -believed to be the jersey of Charles Anderton, Manchester player who went on to win his cap against the New Zealand Native XV (the ‘Maoris’) in 1889.Very unusual to have the date on a jersey at that stage - and perhaps explains why the player was able to retain the jersey. These games effectively acted as the final English Trial in those early days.

Guide Price: £3000.00 - £4000.00

(Not sold)