Bobby Shearer Medals Auction

#6
In a perfect world,those medals should be purchased by the club and put on display in the Trophy Room or hopefully one day a club museum.
I totally agree. There should be no reason why the club couldn’t buy these medals and have them available for everyone to see. The family of Mr. Shearer will have their own reasons for selling and their own memories of the great man. The least the club could do would be to allow future generations to see that bit of history with their own eyes.
 
#11
In a perfect world,those medals should be purchased by the club and put on display in the Trophy Room or hopefully one day a club museum.
Unlike the Gough and McPhail collections in the Trophy Room it looks like this would not be a complete set though; the family are hanging onto some of his medals.

I'd agree specific items should be of interest though - in particular the 1961 CWC Final medal. The Club should move for that one.
 

karanja

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#14
Long story short, I will be bidding on the 1961 CWC Final medal, if I win I will donate it/ loan it to the club for trophy room on the understanding I can retrieve it when/ if I want it.

Will keep you all updated.
I also have left bids on a few of the cheaper items but I will be keeping if I'm lucky enough to get them.Not close family but a family tie.Old enough to have had a drink with family members and Bobbie and his father a few times.
 
#15
Long story short, I will be bidding on the 1961 CWC Final medal, if I win I will donate it/ loan it to the club for trophy room on the understanding I can retrieve it when/ if I want it.

Will keep you all updated.
We should keep this thread bumped up this week so it doesn't get to a situation where you and potentially another FF member with the same idea of buying and loaning to the Club are bidding against each other.
 

budman

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#16
Club cant buy all medals, when do they say eh sorry dont need yours if lots of ex players families start selling.
In an ideal world we would have a huge museum with space for everything.
 
#18
I wouldn't mind contributing to a whip round so that we can ensure the medals remained in the families hands provided they remained owned by us, not going to criticise the family as people can face financial hardship for a number of reasons, there's absolutely no shame in it.
 
#19
Club cant buy all medals, when do they say eh sorry dont need yours if lots of ex players families start selling.
In an ideal world we would have a huge museum with space for everything.
The 1961 CWC Final medal is a bit of a ‘classic’ though. At the end of the day there are only 11 in existence and I’m not sure there’s one on display in the Trophy Room. Could be wrong though.
 

theateam

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#20
How much are the medals expected to fetch for his family?

Is it to late to strike a deal with the family?

Could we as a support do one of they Go Fund Me sort of things,and purchase them all?
 
#21
Club cant buy all medals, when do they say eh sorry dont need yours if lots of ex players families start selling.
In an ideal world we would have a huge museum with space for everything.
Medals take up very little space. Could be mounted in a frame with a pic and bio of the player. Not every players medals that come up for sale should be bought but a legend like Shearers is a no brainer for Rangers to bring home.
 
#22
Long story short, I will be bidding on the 1961 CWC Final medal, if I win I will donate it/ loan it to the club for trophy room on the understanding I can retrieve it when/ if I want it.

Will keep you all updated.
Is this auction being held in an auction house or just on line?
If it’s attendance, can someone let me know if they’re going.
 
#24
Long story short, I will be bidding on the 1961 CWC Final medal, if I win I will donate it/ loan it to the club for trophy room on the understanding I can retrieve it when/ if I want it.

Will keep you all updated.
Please do update this buddy. I’ve got a medal won by our own Jimmy Gordon in 1916 and it just lies in a safe these days. The club would be welcome to display it if it saw fit.
 

BunkMoreland

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#25
The 1961 CWC Final medal is a bit of a ‘classic’ though. At the end of the day there are only 11 in existence and I’m not sure there’s one on display in the Trophy Room. Could be wrong though.
Harold Davis medal collection is in the trophy room mate.
Which has that medal.
Also Alex Scott's medal from 1961 final is in the blue room.
 
#28
Im actually distantly related to the great man - though only met him once. And i dont know the circumstances behind this, but at the end of the day.. it is his (closer, immediate) family's decision to make. But it would be great if the club got them, or even a wealthy rangers fan bought them and loaned them to the club
 

Aragorn

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#30
I am 99% sure that the Glasgow Cup Medal won by Alfie Conn in 1971 was won at Ibrox and I was in the crowd.

If my day at the Perth Races today had been a bit more successful would have loved to been able to bid.

However a fool and his money........
 

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