The Football Collection Of Two Arsenal Football Club Directors

The following thirteen lots were formerly the properties of Arsenal Football Club Directors, Commander Alfred Bone, Director 1946-1962, also Arsenal Vice-Chairman throughout the 1950's and his son the Reverend Noel Francis Bone, Director 1962-1983 are being sold by direct descent from the family

Lot 1502:
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Arsenal Football Club 1940 to 1951. Large red leather bound official photograph album with inscription page to front which states 'Presented to Commander A.F. Bone,R.D. R.N.R. (Retd.) with the compliments of the Directors of the Arsenal F.C., Highbury'. The thick commemorative album contains fifty one mono photographs from the period, each laid down to the right hand side page with printed annotation describing the photograph to the left hand page. Photographs include an aerial view of Highbury before the 2nd World War, empty seats in the stand, spectators awaited, scenes inside the ground including the bust of Herbert Chapman, the Board Room. the Cocktail Bar (2), the Ladies Lounge and Buffet, The Long Bar in the East Stand, Tom Whittaker (Manager) at his desk, the 1947-1948 League winning squad, match in the snow at Highbury, thirteen photographs of scenes from the F.A. Cup Final v Liverpool, at Wembley in 1949-50, the teams walking out led by Joe Mercer, King George VI greeting the team, Joe Mercer shaking hands with Phil Taylor, the Liverpool Captain prior to kick-off, Mercer receiving the F.A. Cup from the King, the players chairing Mercer holding the F.A. Cup, the full team at Highbury with the F.A. Cup, trainer Bill Milne with Tom Whittaker, Jack Crayston and Joe Shaw, bomb damage at Highbury 1942, Danny Cripps the boot man, Fred Grosvenor, the kit man, the changing rooms, the players in training, both indoor and outdoor, players playing head tennis at the club's practise ground, clearing of the ground by stewards following the match, the famous Arsenal Clock at the Clock End, the Arsenal Football Club Board of Directors including A.F. Bone etc. Players featured in the photographs include Lishman, McPherson, Lewis, Denis Compton, Goring, Logie, Forbes, Leslie Compton, Swindin, Fields, Atkinson, Latt, Rooke, Griffiths, Grimshaw, Daniel, Healy, Milton, Roper, Barnes, Scott etc. A beautifully presented commemorative album. Very good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £800
Lot 1503:
Lot 1503
Arsenal Football Club official blazer worn by Noel Francis Bone during his time as a Director of the football club 1962-1983. The dark blue blazer, by Jackson, with wired gilt crest of the Arsenal emblem, the cannon to chest pocket, all buttons with Arsenal crest design. Very good condition. These club blazers rarely sold at auction. Sold with two Arsenal ties worn by Bone, one a red silk club tie with Arsenal emblem running through it and the other for the Arsenal v Dinamo Bacau, Fairs Cup 4th round, two legged match played in March 1970. The tie with emblems of both clubs to front. Plus a further maroon tie. Good condition
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1504:
Lot 1504
Reverend Noel Francis Bone, Director of Arsenal Football Club 1962-1983. Excellent collection of twenty bound volumes of Arsenal home programmes for the seasons 1961/62, 1962/63, 1964/65 to 1969/70, 1971/72 to 1982/83. These are all Directors copies and are bound in red boards with gilt titles to spine. This run of programmes, with odd exceptions, covers the period of Directorship held by Noel Bone. The majority signed to front end paper by Bone. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £700
Lot 1505:
Lot 1505
Reverend Noel Francis Bone, Director of Arsenal Football Club 1962-1983. 'The Arsenal Football Book'. Edited by Reg Hayter. Excellent selection of five 'The Arsenal Football Book' for the seasons 1968-69, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 (Books 1-5). These are all Directors 'Hayter's Presentation copies' and are bound in white boards with blue spines with gilt titles to front board. Each personalised to front cover 'Rev. N.F. Bone' in gilt. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £320
Lot 1506:
Lot 1506
'Arsenal! Arsenal!'. Official Souvenir of the 'Double' Winning Season 1971. Bound in red leather with gilt titles to front and spine, gilt to all page edges. With presentation certificate laid down to inside front cover with a dedication to Reverend Noel Bone, Director, signed by Denis Hill-Wood, Chairman of Arsenal F.C. Signed by Bone to inside front board. Some minor wear to covers and spine otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1507:
Lot 1507
Arsenal football ephemera. Selection of ephemera formerly the property of Reverend Noel Bone, Director of Arsenal 1962-1983. Includes letter dated 1962 confirming his election to the Arsenal Board signed by Bob Wall, Secretary, a Luncheon menu to the Arsenal Team at the Kyoto Station Hotel, dated 27th May 1968 (Japan tour by the club), official menu for the club Dinner held at the Cafe Royal in 1979, Order of Service for the funeral of Stanley Rous 1986, Directors' Box ticket for the Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal match played in October 1962, Directors season ticket 1982-83, a good selection of Christmas cards from the club, signed by various officials and Directors including Ken Fryer, letter from Fred Street, Trainer after Bone's retirement as Director in 1983, blank Arsenal F.C. letterheads, programme for the last match played at Highbury v Wigan, May 2006, Arsenal Handbook 1977-78, two books, photographs, tickets etc. Plus a large press photograph of the Arsenal Boardroom with the Directors of both the Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur clubs sitting around the large boardroom desk discussing the idea of the 'development of a new stadium for joint use future' in December 1977. A good selection
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1508:
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Arsenal Tour of Japan 1968. Selection of ephemera from the tour the items given to Reverend Noel Bone, Director of Arsenal 1962-1983 including a large pin badge/medal with the emblems of Arsenal and the Japanese team, tie clip with the emblems of Arsenal and the Japanese team, postcard size photograph of the Arsenal and Japan teams, marked May 1968 to back, three identical Luncheon menus to the Arsenal Team at the Kyoto Station Hotel, dated 27th May 1968, a small pair of Canon binoculars with the emblem of the Japanese team, new in original box etc. Rare items from the tour. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £220
Arsenal travelled to Japan in May 1968 to play three games against the Japan National Team. Arsenal were the first English professional club to tour Japan and the tour was arranged as part of a push to help promote football in Japan and also to prepare the Japanese National Team for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico
Lot 1509:
Lot 1509
Reverend Noel Bone, Director of Arsenal 1962-1983. Selection of team football pennants collected by Bone. Pennants are 'Fenerbache, 'Alexandria A.R.E. 1982' (Arsenal played away friendly matches against Alexandria Select (Egypt) and Egypt in August 1982), 'Italy Under 21's', 'K.B.V.B U.R.B.S.F.A. (Belgian), 'Panathinaikos v Arsenal UEFA Cup (away), September 1981, 'Juventus', 'Arsenal Travel Club pennant Arsenal v Red Star Belgrade November 1978' and plastic Arsenal pennant 1952/53. Qty 7. All in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1510:
Lot 1510
Alfred Bone, Director. Director of Arsenal 1946-1962. Racing Club De Paris v Arsenal F.C. 1951. Gold metal medal with centre image of the emblems of both teams with titles of the team to circular border. To verso is engraved 'Paris 7th November 1951'. Presumably the medal was presented to Bone at the match... G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £130
Racing Club De Paris and Arsenal F.C. played regular friendly matches between 1930 and 1962. The idea for the matches was thought of by Herbert Chapman and the President of Racing. At first the Racing v Arsenal fixture was just a friendly, but in 1948, Jean Bernard Levy added a little extra spice by putting up a cup which would be awarded to either team if it won three of the contests in a row. The games continued until 1962. The 1951 fixture resulted in a 0-5 win for Arsenal
Lot 1511:
Lot 1511
Reverend Noel Bone, Director of Arsenal 1962-1983. A silver metal medal presented to Bone by the club for the 1971 Double Winning season The commemorative medal numbered 0157. Complete in the original leatherette box. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1512:
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Football pin badges, cuff links, tie pin, etc. A selection of pin badges accumulated by the two Arsenal Directors over the years, clubs include Arsenal (various, some quite old), Hauduk Spilt, Crystal Palace, Lazio, Canadian Soccer Association, Walsall, Rangers, Football League, Perth (Australia), Partisan Belgrade 1979, Glentoran etc. Pair of Arsenal cuff links with 'art-deco' crest. Some wear to odd items. Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1513:
Lot 1513
Football memento's. Selection of memento's given to Reverend Noel Bone, Director of Arsenal 1962-1983 for matches he attended with Arsenal. Pewter tankard from the Arsenal F.C. tour of Kuala Lumpur May-June 1968, a souvenir two handled metal ashtray? presented to Bone at the Valencia v Arsenal European match 1966, a ceramic Plate and ashtray from Red Star Belgrade 1978, a pewter plate with details of the Arsenal v Valencia Cup Winners Cup Final 1980, an unusual boxed ball and cup (ivory?) from the Arsenal tour of Hong Kong etc. Also a miniature leather football signed by the Arsenal team c1970's, some fading, a leather covered 'Arsenal' cigarette box in black with Arsenal emblem to lid. Good condition throughout
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1514:
Lot 1514
Reverend Noel Bone, Director of Arsenal 1962-1983. Continental miniature silver plated replica of the 'Trophee Noel Beard' [Fairs Trophy], inscribed 'Coupe d'Europe des Foires, Trophee Noel Beard, Vainqueur 1970. The Rev N.F. Bone', fitted on an ebonised base. 6.5" tall. Presented to Bone following Arsenal's win in the 1970 Fairs Cup final, Arsenal beat RSC Anderlecht 4-3 on aggregate to win their first European trophy. Good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £700

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