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Sportbilia live auction of sporting memorabilia - 24th August.

Sportbilia.com are proud to announce our first live bidding auction in conjunction with Hyperian Auctions being held on Saturday August 24th..

You are warmly invited to attend the sale in person at Hyperian Auctions salerooms in St Ives, Cambridgeshire on the 24th (viewing is on the 22nd & 23rd) or to bid live on line via the Saleroom.com or EasyLiveAuctions.com where you can also view online all the lots being offered.

All of the lots have either no or low reserves.

Thank you and good luck if you bid!

Founder Sportbilia.com

The next Sportbilia auction starts on 8th June with many high quality NO RESERVE items!!

Sportbilia.com is delighted to have been awarded the McAfee Secure Certification recognising the safe and secure way in which we operate the Sportbilia website.

You'll see the "green padlock" symbol in the website address and the McAfee Secure logo in the bottom right of the page.

RARE silver and gilt goblet London 1872 for Cambridge University 1 Mile Race 1872 Won By W H Fawkes (Relation of gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes). Bright cut engraved with a guilloche border above with floral swags suspending rosettes, each enclosing an armorial and an inscription. Inscription reads "Cambridge University 1872, Athletic Club, Freashmans Sports, 1 Mile Race, Won By W.H. Fawkes St Johns Coll Time 4 Min 49 4/5 Sec." Plus the arms of Cambridge University. Gilt interrior. Makers initials "W.E" for William Edwards of London. Foot stamped to base with retailers mark "Munsey - Silversmith - Cambridge." Measures 14.8cm in height.

Wilmot Hawksworth Fawkes joined the Royal Navy in 1860 and by 1867 had become a Lieutenant. He served mainly in the Mediterranean on HMS Prince Consort and Research. In 1872 he matriculated at St John's College, Cambridge but did not graduate. In 1880 he was promoted to Commander and served on HMS Northampton on the North America and West Indies station. After a few years he returned to England to command of the Royal Yacht Osborne, a post he held for two years.
Promoted Captain in 1886, he was given command of HMS Raleigh before going on to be Naval Advisor to the Inspector General of Fortifications in 1891. He then took command of HMS Mercury on the China station returning to England in 1897 to be Private Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty in 1897. On 1 January 1899 he was appointed an Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria. He was appointed in command of the new battleship HMS Canopus which he commissioned in December 1899 for service in the Mediterranean Fleet, but in late 1900 was back in England as Private Secretary to Lord Selborne, First Lord of the Admiralty. Promoted to rear admiral on 1 January 1901,he was invested as a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) by King Edward VII on 11 August 1902 for his part in organizing the fleet review held at Spithead on 16 August 1902 for the coronation of the King. In October 1902 he was appointed in command of the Cruiser Squadron He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station in 1905, became Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1908 and retired in 1911.


Three bronze Far & Sure 'Amateur Scottish Golf Championship Semi Finalist" medals awarded to Stewart in 1909, 1912 & 1913. The rims of two engraved 'Presented by the Proprietors of the Dundee Evening Telegraph.' In 1909 Robert Maxwell was champion and in 1913 the championship was held at Royal Montrose.

A silver medal for 'Eden Course Tournament' played over the world famous St Andrews links engraved to 'D.M.Stewart' Birmingham 1923.
First played nearly 100 years ago in 1919, the Eden Tournament for gentleman golfers became one of the most important events in the Scottish calendar and has remained a popular amateur event for many local and visiting golfers to St Andrews.

A 'Lennel Golf Club' enamelled lapel members badge by Thomas Fattorini.Lennel Golf Club, Coldstream, Scottish Borders opened early 1900's and closed 1950's.

Finally an Edinburgh University bronze medal 'Mineralogy & Crystallography D.M.Stewart 1908' with case.


We provide two annual fee options to join Sportbilia:

1. There is an annual payment of £9.95 to join Sportbilia.com paid when registering with Sportbilia. The fee year runs from 1st January to 31st December for everyone regardless of when you join. The fee helps towards:

1. Making Sportbilia.com as safe as we can to buy and sell sports memorabilia and other items.

2. The cost of sourcing rare and collectable items many of which are fresh to the market

3. The cost of maintaining the Sportbilia website and its security

4. The cost of marketing Sportbilia to attract more buyers and sellers to ensure you achieve excellent prices for the items you're selling and attract new items for sale.

We believe that £9.95 represents great value giving you access a global community of sports memorabilia and other collectors of high quality items.

Payment of the fee enables you to bid on, buy and list items for auction or for sale.

2. Get to see memorabilia at least 48 hours before it is listed on the Sportbilia.com website and be offered first refusal on great items of memorabilia.

We are delighted to offer a Premium Annual Fee service for an annual payment of £49.95. This service provides you with the option to purchase great items of memorabilia at leaset 48 hours before it is listed on the Sportbilia.com website.

PLUS we will proactively seek to acquire specific items of memorabilia for you from a maximum of 10 items. You are not obliged to purchase any items we offer to you on your list but you will have first refusal on any items we do offer to you. Of course we can't guarantee that we will find items to offer you from your list but we do have a global network seeking the best items of memorabilia available.

The Premium Annual Fee starts on 1st January and ends on 31st December regardless of when the fee is paid.

The numbers of Premium members is limited and on a strictly first come first served basis. Contact admin@sportbilia.com to enquire about becoming a Premium member.

Two superb rowing medal collections are now with new owners overseas, one collection heading west the other east.

We have some of the worlds top buyers of rowing memorabilia as part of the Sportbilia family. Please contact us if you have rowing memorabilia you would like to sell. Or join the Sportbilia community and sell yourself, it's quick and easy.



Early pewter tankards for Queens College Oxford 1857 and 1858. Both tankards having hinged domed lid and with rare cut lead crystal tinted inset base. http://tinyurl.com/gmmemzh

We are delighted to offer a superb large photograph personally hand signed by Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and Duke Snider, superimposed in batting stance, sporting the uniforms they were immortalised with. The piece is called "Centrefield Shot". Originally supplied by the Walker Gallery in New York and comes with gallery sticker shown. http://www.sportbilia.com/auction_details.php?auction_id=103166

We are delighted to be offering a collection of medals won by Harry Weetman including the German Open winners medal from 1957 http://tinyurl.com/haucmeq

We have some early rowing memorabilia listed on Sportbilia from solid silver minature presentation oars from the 1840's to a superb horn beaker from the 1850's. Please take a look at the rowing memorabilia section http://www.sportbilia.com/rowing,category,2103,parent_id,categories

We always have rowing memorabilia arriving so if you're looking for soemthing in particular simply register and list your wanted item in the "wanted items" section http://www.sportbilia.com/wanted_ads.php

100's of great items of sporting memorabilia are being sold on Sportbilia. All have buy it now prices and buyers can also submit offers below the buy it now price for consideration. More items are being added daily.

We will be listing over 300 items of sports memorabilia in the next couple of weeks for our next auction starting on June 12th and ending on Sunday July 6th.

We will be listing over 300 items of sports memorabilia in the next couple of weeks for our next auction starting on April 3rd and ending on Sunday April 27th.

We will be listing over 200 items of sports memorabilia in the next couple of weeks for our next auction ending on Sunday September 2nd.

We will shortly be listing the items for our next sale ending on Sunday September 2nd. When registered with Sportbilia (it's FREE) you can list your own items of sports memorabilia for sale. We recommend that you select the same ending date i.e. September 2nd for your items. It costs about the same as eBay to list items and there's NO final value fee paid by the seller. As you may know with eBay you pay a 10% final value fee.

Any queries please do get in touch we're here to help.


We are currently loading the lots for the June Sportbilia auction and expect to have around 300 great items of sports memorabilia for auction. We will have completed loading the auction items by Sunday June 3rd and the auction closes on Sunday June 24th.

Don't leave registering until the last minute it's FREE.


We're delighted to announce the re-launch of the specialist sports memorabilia website Sportbilia.com. Launched in 2004 the Sportbilia website has been completely redesigned and lots of new features added including having your own on-line store. Once registered, members can list items of sporting memorabilia either for sale by auction or at a fixed "buy it now" price. Members can even list items they are looking for to add to their collections.