Historic Huddersfield Town FA Cup final programme could raise at least £1,000 at auction

Auctioneers confident of four figure sum for 1920 Town v Aston Villa FA Cup Final souvenir

A 1938 FA Cup Final programme Huddersfield Town v Preston which is to be auctioned at Lockdales autioneers at Martlesham, near Ipswich, in September.
A 1938 FA Cup Final programme Huddersfield Town v Preston which is to be auctioned at Lockdales autioneers at Martlesham, near Ipswich, in September.
 

Two historic Town programmes are to go under the hammer at a specialist auction next month.

The rarest is the 1920 FA Cup Final programme from when Town lost 1-0 to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. It is expected to raise at least £1,000.

 

The other programme is from the 1938 FA Cup Final which saw Town lose 1-0 to Preston. That game was the first be the broadcast live on television.

Playing right-half for the victorious Preston side was one Bill Shankly, who later went on to manage Town. That programme could be worth up to £250.

Both programmes are part of a specialist sale at Lockdales autioneers at Martlesham, near Ipswich, on September 13 and 14.

The team line-up pages from the 1938 FA Cup Final programme Huddersfield Town v Preston which is to be auctioned at Lockdales autioneers at Martlesham, near Ipswich, in September.
The team line-up pages from the 1938 FA Cup Final programme Huddersfield Town v Preston which is to be auctioned at Lockdales autioneers at Martlesham, near Ipswich, in September.
 

More than 70 football and rugby league programmes will be sold and come from collectors across the country.

The Town-Villa programme, in excellent condition, is described as “extremely rare.”

Auction manager James Sadler said: “It’s in original condition. A lot of these highly rare programmes turn up restored. But not this one.”

He added: “I’m confident it will go for a four figure sum.”

The programme came from one of the valuation days that Lockdales hold around the country.”

 
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