Drive away with town history
FANCY driving away with a piece of Ipswich Town history?Blues fans have been frantically bidding for the personalised B11 TFC number plate which used to be attached to the team bus before the vehicle was recently sold off.
FANCY driving away with a piece of Ipswich Town history?
Blues fans have been frantically bidding for the personalised B11 TFC number plate which used to be attached to the team bus before the vehicle was recently sold off.
The much sought after item, which comes complete with the DVLA documents, was made available by the club on a specialist auction website on Monday with a starting price of £50.
The auction finishes on Saturday at 4pm and the winning sum is expected to reach a figure approaching £1,000.
Bob Clements, founding director of the site, said the lot had attracted much attention.
He said: “There has been huge amounts of interest in this from fans in a very short space of time.
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“The starting price was £50 and that had shot up to £810 when I last checked.
“The auction ends at 4pm on Saturday, so it's just in time for Christmas.”
Ipswich Town is one of the first football clubs in the UK to regularly auction off pieces of memorabilia on the site.
Other lots put up by the cash-strapped club include a one-off signed Vemund Brekke-Skard shirt and signed pictures of former players Marcus Stewart and Martijn Reuser.
Mr Clements said the market for football-related items was popular, with both traditional collectors and fans of the individual clubs pursuing them.
He added: “Clubs are beginning to take the opportunity to sell their stuff on the website, but Ipswich along with Bury and Oxford United have grasped the chance from the start.”
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