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Brian Goodison-Blanks is the Head of the Maritime and Sporting Department at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood. He is based at Honiton in Devon.
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Review Entries for Day Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The feats of the competitors of the London 2012 Olympics were inspirational to us all and a recent entry for the upcoming Sporting & Collectors 20th March 2013 is one part of the history of the games and Olympic Memorabilia at auction.  A London 1908 Olympic Games silver medal for heavy weight boxing awarded to Sydney Charles H ‘Sid’ Evans (1881-1927), together with London 1908 Olympic  competitors medallion and  London 1908 Olympic competitors registration card, will no doubt attract a great deal of interest.

 

 london 1908 olympic silver medal for heavy-weight boxing

 London 1908 Olympic silver medal for heavy-weight boxing

 

Sid Evans was born on Aldermaston and from his later visiting card it would seem he was quite a character in the world of amateur  boxing and Army training, listing amongst his talents ‘Ex-Amateur  Heavy-weight Boxing Champion of England, Olympic Finalist, Late Army Gym, Staff and Boxing Instructor to Aldershot Command, Referee, British Boxing Board of Control, Promoter’.  His confidence would have no doubt helped him into to being selected for the London 1908 Olympic Games, at a time when sponsorship and dedicated training regimes were unheard of.

 

 london 1908 olympic silver medal front

 London 1908 Olympic silver medal front

 

The London 1908 Olympic medals were designed by Bertram Mackennal, an Australian sculptor, perhaps best known for the George V Coronation medal and the likeness of the king on stamps and coins of the period.  It would seem that Sid Evans was extremely proud of his achievements, having a suspension loop mounted on his London 1908 Olympic competitor’s medallion.  Judging by the wear on both the medallion and the London 1908 Olympic silver medal, he appears to have taken every opportunity to wear them with pride.

 

 

   london 1908 olympic silver medal reverse

 London 1908 Olympic silver medal reverse

 

 

The Sporting & Collectors sale of 20th March 2013 will be held at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s Honiton saleroom in Dowell Street.  Sid Evans London 1908 Olympic medal is estimated £3,000- £5,000.  Along with the Olympic Memorabilia, the auction will have a range of sporting items included, for further information please contact me.

 

 

london 1908 olympic competitor's medallion

London 1908 Olympic competitor's medallion

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