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Lot 2892    SESSION 11 (9.30AM THURSDAY 30TH MARCH)    Australian Historical Medals

Estimate $300
SOLD $320

N(EW). S(outh). W(ales). R(ugby). F(ootball). L(eague)., 1921, prize fob in 9ct gold (5.65g; 28x36mm), by Harry Young, obverse, footballer running with ball, at each side a kangaroo and below crossed waratah flowers behind a ribbon scroll inscribed, 'N.S.W. 1921 R.F.L.', reverse inscribed, 'Newtown D.J.L./'A' Gde Premiers/Sydenham Jnr/L.Bethell'; N(ew) S(outh) R(ugby) F(ootball) L(eague), (1921), prize fob in gold (6.82g; 29x34mm), by W.Kerr, with suspension ring, obverse, football above a shield inscribed, '1921', at each side a kangaroo with back to the shield and around a wreath, reverse inscribed, 'President's Cup/Compt/Newtown Jun./League/L.Bethell'. Very fine. (2)

Representing his own club of Sydenham in the Newtown District Junior League A Grade Final played at the Sydney Sports Ground, L. Bethell scored one try to help his team beat Tempe 6 points to 4. Also as a representative of the Newtown D.J.L in the final game of the President's Cup Competition of 1921 he scored his team's only try when Newtown defeated Balmain by 9 points to 5.

Ex John Houstone Collection.

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