11th Apr, 2024 14:30

The Sporting Auction | Part Two: The Celtic Story

Lot 1890


the obverse inscribed Scottish Football Association in blue enamelled lettering around a pierced oval depicting a lion rampant, beneath a thistle motif, the reverse inscribed 1898-99 CHALLENGE CUP. WON BY CELTIC F.C. THOMAS HINDS (players name misspell), in fifteen carat gold, in gilt tooled morocco box

Note: Tommy Hynds officially played for Celtic between 1898 and 1900, though made further occasional appearances before signing for Manchester City in 1902.

He represented the Bhoys on 31 occasions, with one of those appearances coming in the 1st round of this 1898/99 Cup run vs. the 6th Galloway Rifle Volunteers. Whilst he didn’t play in the final, this medal looks to have been presented to him for his part in the competition – including a misspell of his surname.

Celtic resoundingly beat the 6th GRV 8 goals to 1 in that first match, before going on to beat St. Bernards, Queen’s Park and Port Glasgow on route to the final. This would become only the second ‘Old Firm’ final, Celtic looking to exact revenge on Rangers after defeat in 1894.

They would by scoring 2 goals to Rangers’ 0. Victory is always sweet, none more so than in a derby. The second time Celtic would win the trophy.

(approx. 10.9g)

4.4cm high including suspension


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