This gold medal, a small but important trophy from Partick Thistle’s solitary Scottish Cup victory 100 years ago, was amongst hundreds of sporting medals sold at McTear’s this year. It’s extreme rarity caught the attention of ‘Jags’ fans worldwide, though it stayed in Glasgow, selling for an impressive £6,300
Tales of sporting medals changing hands, lost, pawned or destroyed are not uncommon. The medals that survive, that have lasted through economic downturns, world wars and now a pandemic, are understandably sought after by collectors. McTear’s hosts Scotland’s only auction dedicated to this category, The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction. Held every twelve weeks, it offers the perfect platform to an international audience.
Perhaps you have a medal awarded for football, rugby, curling, hunting, fishing or field-ploughing that you’d like to know more about, have valued or sold? Please get in touch. Our free valuation service is available seven days a week, even over the festive period.