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Lot 1117: An exceptional collection of 1966 World Cup autographs in the form of
November 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: An exceptional collection of 1966 World Cup autographs in the form of an album of first day covers signed by all 16 competing national squads, compiled by the esteemed Glasgow football memorabilia collector Ronald Antinoris during the course of the tournament, containing a series of commemorative first day cover bearing World Cup postage stamps postmarked 1 Jun 66 autographed neatly in fountain pen using black ink by the World Cup playing squads, the only exception being the England 22 which has been signed over a pair of postal covers, the album pages with captioned scanned imagery, the running order after England being alphabetical, namely Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, North Korea, Portugal, Soviet Union, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay & West Germany, the completeness of the squad signatures was down to the availability of the players on the given day Mr Antinoris sought their autographs, and consequently on some occasions one or two of the squad members are not represented in the collection, but the overwhelming majority of the 352 international footballers who participated in the tournament are represented in this superb collection