Door Duncan Chilcott, 1995
This 144-page book is the self-proclaimed “definitive guide to football memorabilia” and contains “accurate prices for everything from your Cup Final programme to your World Cup Willie” and is “the essential reference for seasoned collectors and newcomers alike.”
Written by erstwhile Bonhams Managing Director Duncan Chilcott in 1995, it inevitably suffers from the passage of time and the prices or values contained herein must be taken with a rather hefty pinch of salt; as a good example, the prices quoted for a VOLUME of
Topical Times magazines are pretty much what you might expect to pay for a SINGLE copy these days.
So … what does this book cover, exactly? Well, it is broadly divided up into the following sections:
- Books & Publications
- Works of Art
- Caps & Awards
- Teams & Players
Profusely illustrated throughout with glorious full colour photographs of the many items which have gone through Bonhams’ auction catalogues, most sections are pretty much self-explanatory and the broadest of those categories is, of course, ‘Ephemera’ where you will find cigarette and trade cards, postcards, autographs, photographs, stamps, tickets, vinyl records and miscellaneous ephemera such as FAC Final Steward badges, paper serviettes, glassware and toys and games.