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99-Year-Old County Medal Up For Auction

27 June 2013

A rare winners medal awarded to a Notts County player after they won the old Second Division in 1914 is coming up for auction at Adam Partridge Auctioneers in Macclesfield.

The medal is 15ct gold and features the Football League emblem in enamel on the front with the following inscription on the back:

Div II 1913-14
Notts County F.C.
F. Emberton

Frederick “Teddy” Emberton played for Notts County from 1904 until 1915 in the right-half position, making his debut at the age of 20 in a loss against Preston.

He went on to make 382 appearances and scored two goals - one in the FA Cup against Burslem Port Vale and one in the league against Chelsea. 

He was noted for his skill, speed and resourcefulness and was a vital member of the team throughout his tenure.

The medal will be coming up for auction in Adam Partridge’s Cheshire Saleroom on 11 July with an estimate of £1,000 - £1,500. 

Adam Partridge, who has regularly appeared on television programmes such as Flog It and Bargain Hunt, is excited about this rare item: “Winners medals from this long ago seldom appear on the market, and the fact that we have the information that we do on Emberton makes it a very interesting lot.”

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