Town legend's memorabilia fetches £1,500

FOOTBALL memorabilia that belonged to Ipswich Town legend John Wark has fetched more than £1,500 after going under the hammer.Around 100 people turned out for the auction, at Lockdales Coins & Collectables, to bid for lots that included UEFA cup shirts and signed footballs.

FOOTBALL memorabilia that belonged to Ipswich Town legend John Wark has fetched more than £1,500 after going under the hammer.

Around 100 people turned out for the auction, at Lockdales Coins & Collectables, to bid for lots that included UEFA cup shirts and signed footballs.

Wark, who also played for Liverpool and was capped by Scotland, decided to sell the items to raise money for his son's six-month trip to Australia.

The most expensive lot, which was snapped up for £400, was the 49-year-old's match ball given to him for his hat-trick during Ipswich's 1981 UEFA Cup win against Widzew Lodz and which was signed by 13 members of the squad.


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Shirts exchanged after games against AS Roma and FC Cologne during the same UEFA Cup-winning campaign fetched £300 and £260 respectively.

A match ball given to Wark after his first hat-trick for Liverpool during the 1984/85 season, signed by 11 Anfield stars was bought for £200.

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Two of Wark's Scotland 1982 World Cup jerseys also went under the hammer and were sold for £250 and £150.

Wark's mementos raised a total of £1,560 for his son's trip. Meanwhile, the rest of Sunday's auction, which was dedicated to other football-connected memorabilia such as autographs, items relating to Ipswich Town and some very rare pre-War programmes, made £6,660.

Chris Elmy, an agent with Lockdales, said: “The auction was very well attended and we were very happy with the results. All of the football-related items sold and achieved above the estimated price.”

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