Newcastle United memorabilia sold off at Leyburn auction house

A collection of Newcastle United memorabilia sold for more than £10,000 at Tennants in Leyburn this week.

The collection was put up for sale by a former employee of the club.

A Tennants spokesperson said the lots far exceeding pre-sale estimates.

“Particular highlights eagerly fought over by bidders included a match worn No.11 shirt, worn by Faustino Asprilla in the 1996 Charity Shield v Manchester United game (sold for £1,900), a David Ginola match worn No.14 away shirt from 1997, which is signed by the full team sold for £1,700, and a pair of Alan Shearer’s match worn Umbro football boots sold for £900.”

The items were sold at Tennants Auctioneers’ toys, models, collectables and sporting sale on Wednesday.

The top lot of the whole sale was a set of four autographs by The Beatles, which sold for £2,800 against an estimate of £1000-1,500.

The signatures were obtained at Punch’s Hotel, Doncaster, where the group were staying.

Ringo had a sore throat, and was visited by Dr Grafdyke, who refused payment but accepted the autographs on a card from the hotel.

He later gave them to the daughter of his neighbour, who was the vendor.

Among an interesting selection of lots with fishing interest in the sale was a rare 19th century four-inch brass fly winch fishing reel, made by Ustonson circa 1846, which sold for £2,500.

Inscribed on the reel’s faceplate is “Ustonson, Maker to the Queen, Temple Br, London”, and the firm held three successive Royal Warrants and were the leading makers of fishing equipment for decades.

The Faustino Asprillia shirt.