SAINTS Heritage Society and the Rugby League Collectors Federation (RLCF) are holding a Programme Fair and Rugby League Memorabilia Auction in the Red Vee Cafe, at Langtree Park, this Saturday (May 18).
Commencing at 10.30am, several old Programmes, Photographs, Badges, Collectors Cards, Annuals and other Rugby League Memorabilia will be both on sale and display.
And Saints’ Heritage Society will also have a stall raising monies for our Australian Academy Tour Fund.
The RLCF Auction begins at 12.30 pm and has the potential to be one of their best Auctions to date with 204 items going under the hammer.
The highlights of the sale include a programme from the 1931 Challenge Cup Final played at Wembley between York and Halifax, two items from the 1997 World Club Challenge i.e. the programme that covered the two semi-finals Brisbane v Auckland & Cronulla v Hunter, plus the programme from the Brisbane v Hunter final, seventeen separate lots of ‘original’ framed photographs featuring England / Gt. Britain Touring teams published by the Melba Studios, Sydney and a very unique piece of St. Helens Rugby League Memorabilia.
An oil painting of the 1956 Challenge Cup winning team is to be auctioned. This was found as a half-finished piece at Knowsley Road in the mid-1980s. The Saints Supporters Club asked a local artist to complete it and it has been hung at the club itself, before finding a more recent home in the Black Bull Pub on Knowsley Road. This picture is 51′ x 41′.
Admission is free of charge and adequate parking is available at the Stadium.
Image shows Glyn Moses, Saints’ full back in the 1956 Challenge Cup winning team, with the painting that is to be auctioned.