Note: I live in france but will be in the UK when this auction ends so this will be posted in the UK if the buyer is in the UK it will be by Royal Mail Special Delivery for £9.99.
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Your very rare chance to own the genuine, authentic, hand signed autographs of the full 11 players and the manger.
This has been professionally carded and matted ready for framing. Measuring approximately 22 inches by 13 inches, (56cms x 34cms)
This amazing item featuring the whole world cup 1966 winning teams authentic hand signed autographs and even that of the manger. It comprises two individual pages from an autograph album signed by the England World Cup winning Captain and Manager of 1966,
Bobby Moore: Robert Frederick Chelsea "Bobby" Moore, OBE (12 April 1941 – 24 February 1993)
Alf Ramsey: Sir Alfred Ernest "Alf" Ramsey (22 January 1920 – 28 April 1999)
They are professionally matted in black alongside each other and beneath a colour limited edition 10 x 7 commemorative First Day Cover featuring an image of the England team 1966, individually hand signed by the ten other players from the World Cup Final winning England team. Only 500 of these special signed first day covers by "Autographed Editions", were ever issued:-
Alan Ball: Alan James Ball, Jr., MBE (12 May 1945 – 25 April 2007)
Nobby Stiles: Norbert "Nobby" Peter Stiles MBE (born 18 May 1942)
Roger Hunt: Roger Hunt, MBE (born 20 July 1938)
Gordon Banks: Gordon Banks, OBE (born 30 December 1937)
Jackie Charlton: John "Jack" Charlton, OBE, DL (born 8 May 1935)
George Cohen: George Reginald Cohen MBE (born 22 October 1939)
Ray Wilson: Ramon "Ray" Wilson MBE (born 17 December 1934)
Martin Peters: Martin Stanford Peters, MBE (born 8 November 1943)
Geoff Hurst: Sir Geoffrey Charles "Geoff" Hurst MBE (born 8 December 1941)
Bobby Charlton: Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton CBE (born 11 October 1937)
The montage also includes colour miniaturised images of the 1966 world Cup Poster and the Final Programme.
There are 2 small sellotape residue marks to Bobby Moore's page, but the signature is bold and clear and they do not detract from the whole, see scans below.
Authenticity is beyond doubt because this was bought in auction from one of the most famous and reputable auction houses in England, namely IAA (International Autograph Auctions), who deal solely in autographs and are world renown for their expertise and only selling autographs they have fully examined and agreed are authentic. (See more below the images about IAA.)
The winner of this auction for their provenance will receive my actual receipt from IAA for the montage which if kept with it gives the kind of proof of authenticity real dealers and collectors want.
SEE BELOW THE images for more information on authenticity.
I have tried to photograph this wonderful montage but because of my old camera I cannot make a single image that shows just how good this truly is.
The words “Scanned for eBay” obviously are not on the actual Montage just on the images below.
In my other auctions right now, I have other football signed items so click here other items!to see my other auctions.
Please be assured these are the genuine hand signed signatures of the 11 winning players and their manager, they are not reprints or copies they are true autographs which means our heroes actually touched these wonderfull items.
This fantastic signed 1966 World Cup Football Montage was bought from International Autograph Auctions Ltd. (IAA). They have become Britain’s leading specialist autograph auctioneers and are members of Professional Autograph Dealers Association® (PADA).
A copy of my invoice, the auction lot no. and description will be given to the successful bidder.
International Autograph Auctions Ltd. is a company bringing together the talents of Richard Davie, Ian Sayer and Trevor Vennett-Smith to provide a unique combination of auctioneering and autograph expertise. Richard, Ian and Trevor have known each other in various professional capacities for over 22 years. Richard has worked with Trevor since the 1980s, both in a full time capacity and, since 1996, as a consultant. Ian has known Trevor for most of the 29 years he has been involved in the autograph industry.
International Autograph Auctions Ltd cater for a large world market while still retaining the friendly family type of business the directors have been renowned for running for many years.
F A Q’s from IAA ltd.
“11. How do I know that the autograph I am buying is genuine?
All of the autographs that pass through our auctions have been carefully authenticated and appraised by our experts. We believe that the catalogue descriptions provided are amongst the most accurate and detailed within the auction world and should give you the ability to make your purchase with confidence. Autographs have been forged and duplicated for centuries although any submitted items that we have a concern over are returned to the owner and do not appear in our auctions.
12. Do you provide a Certificate of Authenticity?
No, it is our opinion that certificates of authenticity (COAs) are generally worthless and prove little. In fact we see more forged signatures accompanied by certificates of authenticity than we do genuine ones! Any purchase made through our auction is accompanied by a detailed receipt which, along with the relevant catalogue entry, serves as a record of where and when you made the purchase.”
I have been a collector of football rugby and other sporting memorabilia for many, many years as well as WWI & WWII memorabillia. My main interests have been world cup and Euro European football / soccer, especially 1966 and 1970 world cups. I have been an eBay member from the very early days when one had to join the USA site because there was no other site!
I can spot a genuine or fake world cup 66 final programme instantly and have even become expert enough to tell a genuine Franz Beckenbauer auto from a fake and can even tell you roughly which decade he signed it due to the massive changes in how he signed as a young man to how he signs in later life.
Remember a COA means nothing more than the word of whoever issued it; a person you will never meet and the second they go out of business or stop selling on eBay, is totally worthless. Provenance is everything. I also suggest that the winning bidder print a copy of this auction and add that to the original receipt to add to the provenance.