Championship medal smashes its estimate

The medal was sold for �5,500.
The medal was sold for �5,500.

A historic medal from Motherwell FC’s sole top-flight league championship smashed its estimate when it went under the hammer in Glasgow.

The nine-carat gold medal from the 1931/32 season belonged to John McMenemy, a fixture of the side who won 30 out of 38 games to finish five points ahead of Rangers.

It was given a guide price of £1,500-£2,000, but ended up being sold at the McTear’s Works of Art Auction for £5,500 to a buyer from down south.

’Well victory in 1931/32 was he first time since 1904 that a team from outwith the Old Firm had been crowned champions and remains The Steelmen’s greatest achievement.

A 1915 Glasgow Charity Cup medal presented to John’s father, Celtic legend Jimmy McMenemy, was sold for £1,400 in the same sale.