11th Apr, 2024 14:30

The Sporting Auction | Part Two: The Celtic Story

Lot 1891


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. WILLIAM ORR, in fifteen carat gold

Note: Willie Orr was a key figure in the early years of the club, signing from Preston North End in 1897. Over the next decade, he would make 212 appearances, helping the team to some noteworthy feats, including five League titles and four Scottish Cups.

As before, this medal comes from the 1899 triumph over Rangers. Whilst Orr had played in every other Cup game that season, he missed the final through injury.

(approx. 10g)

4.7cm high


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Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000

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