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  • STANLEY MATTHEWS AUTOGRAPH AT LIMERICK AUCTION

    A Sunday Express postcard signed in 1959 by Sir Stanley Matthews, the only English footballer to have been knighted while still playing, comes up at Limerick Auction Rooms on August 21.  It is an auction of more than 400 lots of antiques, art, military collectibles and Irish history.  The card signed by Matthews, who died in 2000, relates to the Limerick v. Dundalk match on October 25, 1959.  Signed in black ink it reads:  “From Stanley Matthews with best wishes and hoping you make the grade”. It is estimated at 100-200.
    Other lots include an Irish genre work “Lady sitting in field” in a frame made by Daniel Egan on Dublin.  The work, which is unsigned, is estimated at 1,000-1,500. (Click on any image to enlarge it.

    19th century Irish oil on canvas, "Lady sitting in a field", unsigned (1,000-1,500).

    19th century Irish oil on canvas, “Lady sitting in field”, unsigned (1,000-1,500).  UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR A PRICE IN THE REGION OF 825.

    The poster for the match in 1959.

    The poster for the match in 1959. UPDATE:  IT MADE 90 EUROS.

    The card signed by Stanley Matthews.

    The card signed by Stanley Matthews.

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