Tommy Clare memorabilia fails to sell at auction

Tommy Clare in Stoke City team c1892As reported on Pits n Pots last month medals, England caps and England shirt badges of Port Vale and Stoke City legend Thomas “Tommy” Clare were to go under the auctioneers hammer.

The memorabilia offered for auction by the family of Tommy Clare went up in Nantwich as part of a two day sale starting on April 19th by auctioneer Peter Wilson. Sadly many of the items for auction didn’t make the estimated prices at the auction the full list of items, estimated price and sale price is listed below. Continue reading

Rare Stoke City and Port Vale memorabilia up for auction

From The Nantwich News

Rare medals, Stoke City football memorabilia, England caps and shirt badges belonging to Stoke City and Port Vale legend Tommy Clare could be sold for up to £10,000 at a Nantwich auction this month.

The memorabilia, being sold on behalf of the family, is part of a two-day sale by fine art and antiques auctioneers Peter Wilson on April 19.

Thomas “Tommy” Clare (pictured) was born in Congleton in 1865 and played his early football with Talke Rangers, Golden Hill Wanderers and Burslem Port Vale, before becoming Stoke City’s first professional player in 1883. Continue reading