Antique sporting programmes command strong
interest among collectors in our regular Suffolk auctions.
In particular, some of the rarest early football programmes can be worth thousands, which can come as a surprise to many people.
Various factors can determine scarcity and, hence, value. For example, during the First and Second World Wars, a shortage of paper meant the public was encouraged to donate it for recycling. Various types of ephemera, including sporting programmes, were handed in.
Today, this has greatly added to the rarity of some pre-War football programmes.
We prefer to deal with collectable football programmes dating before 1960, as those are the ones of greater scarcity and interest to collectors. However, most football programmes are of modest value, but can easily be sold as multiple lots and collections.
Auction #154/ Lot 2616
W.H. Smith souvenir card for the English Cup Final Manchester Utd. V Bristol City 24th April 1909
Auction #122/ Lot 2282
Derby County v Leeds United 26th December 1929
Auction #127 / Lot 2720
Woolwich Arsenal v Leicester Fosse 6th Sept. 1913. Programme No. 1, Volume 1 – the first ever game at Highbury.
auction #96/Lot 2515
Huddersfield Town v Notts County 25th March 1922, FA Cup Semi Final played at Turf Moor, Burnley.