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Sykes Rugby Ball, Signed By 1954 England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland Rugby Teams

£ 350

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Reference
27674
Height
28 cm (11")
Width
15.5 cm (6")
Depth
15.5 cm (6")
Signed Sykes Perfection Rugby Ball, 1954 Five Nations.
A great looking traditional leather rugby ball marked Slazenger, Sykes Perfection. The ball with a lace-up slit to the top and made from six leather panels. The ball is with good colour and is stencilled with 'Sykes, Perfection, Slazenger, 4'. The ball has been signed by many of the five nation teams competing in the 1954 event. On one panel of the ball 'Scotland 1954' can clearly be seen, 'Wales' is alongside on another panel. The signatures that are decipherable follow below, there are others but they are faded or difficult to decipher.

England - Vic Roberts, Pat Sykes
Scotland - Doug Elliott, Peter Kininmonth, Grant Weatherstone, Pat MacLachlan, John Marshall, Chick Henderson, Donald Cameron, Ian Swan, Hugh McLeod, Kim Elgie, Graham Ross, Allan Cameron, Hamish Kemp, Doug Elliot (c)
Wales - Vivian Jenkins, Ken Jones (c), Gareth Griffiths, Ray Williams, Rex Willis, Clem Thomas, Sid Judd, Rees Stephens (c)
Ireland - Robin Godfrey, Seamus Kelly, Herbert McCracken, Gerrard Reidy

Stand sold separately.
Height
28 cm (11")
Width
15.5 cm (6")
Depth
15.5 cm (6")
Condition
The ball holds its shape but the bladder does not hold air.
Year
Circa 1950's
Period
1950-1999
Medium
Leather
Country
United Kingdom
Signed Inscribed Dated
1954 England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland Rugby Teams