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Lot 835: Early item of Duncan Edwards memorabilia: an English Schools' F.A. 'Sc
08 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Early item of Duncan Edwards memorabilia: an English Schools' F.A. 'Schools Internationals' certificate for The Victory Shield Competition in May 1951, completed in beautiful manuscript calligraphy, named to D. EDWARDS and certifying that he was selected LEFT HALF FOR ENGLAND v N IRELAND, BELFAST, 11th MAY 1951, signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the English Schools F.A., the crests of the four home nations schools' F.A.'s decorate each corner, 20 by 33cm. Duncan Edwards is the only England schoolboy international to have played over the course of three years, 1950, 1951 & 1952 at U-15 level. His debut for England Boys was v. N. Ireland at Oldham 6 May 1950, at the age of 13. He made four further appearances in 1951, four appearances in 1952, and his ninth and final match was on 1st September 1952, precisely a calendar month before his 16th birthday.