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An amazing bit of local history will be going under the hammer at Aston's on 7th June:
The Football League Champions Division Hallmarked 9ct Gold 1919-20 Season winner's medal to Joseph Smith (17 April 1890 – 9 June 1956) of West Bromwich Albion Football Club.
Previous auction results for other 1919-20 Season WBA Championship Winner's Medals:
Bill Barber (Trainer) - £4200 Hammer Price - Sotheby's - 2009
Jesse Pennington (Captain) - £24,000 Hammer Price - Graham Budd Auctions - November 2017
An incredibly exciting star lot for our 3rd May Film & Music Memorabilia Auction - William Hartnell's original copy of the script for the FIRST EVER episode of the world famous BBC Sci-Fi Television Series.
Lot number 26:
Doctor Who Original Script as used and owned by William Hartnell, the first Doctor, himself. This is the first ever Doctor Who script for the very first Doctor Who episode 'Doctor Who and the Tribe of Gum' by Anthony Coburn. 'Episode one : An Unearthly Child. The episode was first broadcast on BBC on 23 November 1963. The episode introduces William Hartnell as the First Doctor along with companions Susan Foreman, Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton, who discover the Doctor and his time-space ship "Tardis" in a junkyard in contemporary London. The script is 43 pages long complete with blue pencil annotations by William Hartnell. The vendors grandfather discovered the script whilst refurbishing William Hartnell's flat. Provenance: As featured on the Antiques Roadshow on 31st December 2017. This is the very DNA of the origin of Doctor Who, genesis of the Doctor and piece of British Television history.
Estimate £5000 - £7000
Here's the Antiques Roadshow video clip about the script
Photo gallery of the script
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ANTIQUES TRADE GAZETTE
ROLEX - A ROLEX Explorer II 'Steve Mcqueen' circa 1975/76 on a later black leather strap, overall good condition, a few surface scratches and dinks commensurate with age, original box & papers, model no 1655, serial no 4067437
Estimate £7000 - £10,000
This watch had been brought into one of our weekly free valuation days in December in a carrier bag by a local vendor. He had purchased the watch new in 1976 in Thailand and hadn't worn it for years!
£18,200 Hammer Price!
A new record price for an individual lot at Aston's Auctioneers.
The official Flog It valuation day will take place at the Royal Air Force Museum in Cosford on Thursday 5th October 2017. Doors are open to the public from 9.30am to 4pm.
Star lots taken in at the valuation day will then be sold as part of our Antiques & Collectables Auction on Thursday 26th October - with the BBC team on site to film the action.
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