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Rare GTC Watt, Caius College Medal Collection inc Wimbledon 1926 & Champion Racquet 1908
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Rare GTC Watt, Caius College Medal Collection inc Wimbledon 1926 & Champion Racquet 1908
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Location : PE28 2BQ, Cambridgeshire
Country : United Kingdom
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A superb collection of nine rare tennis and racquet medals all awarded to Cambridge blue G T C Watt who played in 12 Wimbledon Championships. In 1912 he reached the quarter finals of the doubles and 1909 reached the third round of the singles.

Listed and referenced in Lord Desborough's "Fifty Years of Sport at Oxford and Cambridge" Watt GTC Caius College, Cambridge, Rackets singles v Oxford (Hon CN Bruce) and doubles with LC Crockford v Oxford (Hon CN Bruce & H Brougham) 1908, lawn tennis v Oxford 1909.

The two photographs of Watt include Rackets Oxford v Cambridge 1908 at Queens Club (images not included).

The first medal is a very rare Cambridge University Champion Racquet medal for 1908. The front of the medal has a laural winners crown with "Champion Racquet Medal" embossed and the makers name D Mumsey Cambridge (Mumsey was a goldsmith and watchmaker by appointment to his R.H.The Prince of Wales). Embossed under glass with a silver rim is a representation of the Cambridge University coat of arms and "Universitas Cantabrigiensis".

The second medal is a Wimbledon Jubilee Championships medal from 1926. These medals were presented on the Centre Court to all the competitors who took part in the 1926 Championship.

The third medal is a silver medal made by Pinches of London for winning the Clifton College, Bristol school "hand fives 1904-05" and inscribed "GTC Watt 1904" along the edge of the medal. The obverse features the school coat of arms of the school and the motto "Spiritus Intus Alit".

The fourth medal is the same as the previous but for "School Bat Fives Singles 1905".

The fifth medal is the same type again but for "Clifton College Open Hand Fives Singles 1904".

The sixth medal is a Lawn Tennis Association Mens Inter County Hard Courts Championship solid silver medal awarded to GTC Watt of Surrey in 1921-22. Made by Fattorini & Son and hallmarked at the Birmingham assay office.

The seventh medal is the same as the previous but for 1920-21.

The eigth and nineth medals are not inscribed and feature a male tennis player preparing to serve.

All the medals are presented together in a custom made wooden display.

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