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Lot 487: A prize tankard won at the 1883 Scottish National lawn tennis champion
November 7, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A prize tankard won at the 1883 Scottish National lawn tennis championships by E. M. Shand, In silver-plate, 10.5cm. high, 8.5cm. diameter 21-year-old Edward M. Shand was born at St. Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland. He late became an accountant. This tankard was presented to him as a runner-up (with Chamberlain) in the national doubles championship. (F.A. Fairlie & A.L. Davidson-Champions) The matches were the last to be played on the indoor courts at the old "Tin Temple" at Grange Cricket Club. During the early 1880s, Shand, who resided in Lanarkshire, regularly entered the Scottish Championships and also a few tournaments in the north of England. In 1883 he was runner-up in the Singles Final and in 1885 he reached the semi-final of the West of Scotland Championships.
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