THOUSANDS of pounds’ worth of sporting memorabilia will go under the hammer in Chester next week.
Manchester United fans are sure to take a particularly keen interest in the auction, which takes place at Bonhams’ Christleton Road saleroom on Wednesday, October 5 (11am start).
Former Red Devils defender Tony Dunne is selling off his prized collection of medals, caps and match-worn shirts.
Items up for grabs include the iconic blue number three shirt he wore in the 1968 European Cup final win over Benfica at Wembley – estimated to fetch £10,000-£15,000.
Dunne, a former Republic of Ireland international, is also selling his FA Cup winner’s medal from 1963 (£8,000-£10,000).
The family of the late Ray Wood, a former Red Devils goalkeeper who survived the Munich air disaster in 1958, has put 23 lots into the auction.
And two Premier League winner’s medals – won by an unnamed Manchester United player in 1993/94 and 1996/96 – are estimated to sell for £15,000-£20,000 each.
One of the prize items in the auction belongs to former Southampton winger Terry Paine. He was a member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad, but he was not awarded a medal because he did not play in the final itself. In 2009, England’s non-playing squad members were given 18ct gold medals – and Paine’s is expected to sell for £20,000-£25,000.