Manchester City FC Collectibles And Memorabilia
Manchester City FC Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the English football team Manchester City FC. Brief history/biography
The Manchester City Football Club is an English Premier League club based in Manchester, England and was founded in 1880. Originally the club was called St. Mark's (West Gorton) followed by the Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and then Manchester City in 1894.
Manchester City's most successful period is considered to be in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the team's home colours are blue and white, while their away colours are red and black.
Some of the most successful and notable players who played for Manchester City include:
- Billy Meredith (who played for the team from 1894 to 1906 and 1921 to 1924)
- Billie Gillespie (1897 to 1905)
- Tommy Browell (1913 to 1926)
- Horace Barnes (1914 to 1924)
- Tommy Johnson (1919 to 1930)
- Frank Roberts (1922 to 1928)
- Eric Brook (1928 to 1939)
- Fred Tilson (1928 to 1939)
- Alec Herd (1933 to 1948)
- Neil Young (1961 to 1972)
- Francis Lee (from 1967 to 1974)
- Sam Cowan (1924 to 1935)
Types of memorabilia
Christie's in London sold a maroon and white Manchester City shirt (circa 1956) for £3,450 in March of 2000.
Christie's in London sold one gold medal which was awarded to Manchester City for winning the English Cup in 1934 for £4,370 in November of 1996.
Sotheby's in London sold:
- a gold F.A. Cup winner's medal (circa 1933-1934) which was given to Sam Cowan and two gold Manchester Cup medals which were given to Sam Cowan (circa 1928-1929 and 1924-1925) for £1,200 in February of 2003
- two Lancashire Cup medals, both of which were inscribed to Sam Cowan (circa 1927-1928 and 1931-1932) for £720 in February of 2003
- a League Championship medal which was inscribed to Manchester City for winning the Champion Division 1 in 1936-1937 for £3,055 in September of 2001
- a gold F.A. Cup runners-up medal which was awarded to Sam Cowan in 1932-1933 for £3,000 in February of 2003
- a gold League Championship medal which was awarded to the Manchester City team after winning their first First Division League Championship in 1936-1937 for £3,600 in July of 2000
- three Lanchashire F.A. Cup medals which were awarded to the team in 1922-1923 and 1927-1928 for £2,350 in March of 2002
- a Football League Division Two Championship medal (circa 1927-1928) which was inscribed to Sam Cowan for £2,400 in February of 2003
Bonhams in Chester sold a Manchester City medal which was awarded to William Smith for winning the 1898-1899 Second Division League Championship for £1,650 in March of 2006.
Christie's in London sold five Manchester City home match programmes (circa 1928) for £1,680 in November of 2005.
Christie's in London sold a collection of Manchester City home match programmes (circa 1947-1952) for £964 in September of 2000.
Sotheby's in London sold a gold pocket watch which was presented to Sam Cowan to commemorate Manchester City's 2nd Division Championship in 1927-1928 was sold for £840 in February of 2003.
Guide for collectors
Memorabilia that was once owned, used or signed by Sam Cowan is considered to be the most valuable among collectors.
Restoration of an authentic Liverpool F.C. medal, jersey or programme is not recommended.
For more information regarding where to find Manchester City F.C. memorabilia, visit www.mcfc.co.uk.
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