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Lot 1800 (The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction, 11th October 2019)

A GOLD SCOTLAND V ENGLAND AMATEUR FOOTBALL MEDAL AWARDED TO WILLIE PARLANE 1931

Sold for £340


 

GOLD AMATEUR SCOTLAND V ENGLAND MEDAL 1931,
awarded to Willie Parlane, the obverse with blue enamelled plaque bearing lion rampant motif, within engraved thistle motif border, the reverse inscribed 'Amateur Scotland v England' and 'W. Parlane 1930-31', 36mm high including bale, maker F&S, in nine carat gold, 9.7g, together with his Scottish Football Association match selection card relating to the game, addressed to Parlane and dated 12 March 1931, along with an archive relating to the player comprising a team photograph bearing autographs of players and S.F.A. officials, possibly showing the amateur Scotland team from that 1931 match, together with two Queen's Park Football Club photographs and newspaper clippings

Note: William 'Willie' Parlane was a Scottish footballer who enjoyed a career with clubs including St Mirren, Queens Park and Dumbarton F.C. Making his debut for the Sons in 1929, Willie scored 68 goals in 145 appearances for Dumbarton, playing in a squad which also included his two brothers, Alex and John. This medal was awarded to Parlane further to the Scotland v England (Amateur) match on Saturday 21 March 1931, held at the grounds of Chelsea F.C. in London.

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