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Tuesday, 18 February, 2003, 17:57 GMT
Programme an auction winner
Official Scotland versus England programme from 1897
The programme was for an 1897 "Auld Enemy" clash
A 106-year-old football programme from a Scotland versus England clash has sold for 6,240.

The rare piece of memorabilia commemorates the "Auld Enemy's" clash at Crystal Palace in 1897.

The official programme was one of a number of items from north of the border sold at Sotheby's annual football sale in London.

A spokeswoman for Sotheby's said the Scottish items for sale proved extremely popular.

Brazilian star Rivaldo
A pair of Rivaldo's boots sold for 1,200

The programme outsold a pair of boots signed by Brazilian captain Cafu, which were expected to raise 3,000 but were sold for 1,320.

It also outperformed a pair of signed boots from AC Milan star Rivaldo which sold for 1,200.

Scotland shirts worn by Ian St John and Billy McNeill also went under the hammer.

Winners' medal

The former Liverpool hero's shirt fetched 576 and Celtic's 1967 European Cup-winning captain McNeill's sold for 480.

However, two Celtic tops worn by former goalkeeper Pat Bonner, worth 800 and a Rangers 1981 Scottish Cup final top, failed to sell.

A number of Scottish League Championship medals belonging to former Rangers and Aberdeen star James Forrest proved more popular.

Mr Forrest's medal for the 1964-5 season, when Rangers won the league, sold for 600 and his 1969-70 Scottish FA Cup Winners' medal from Aberdeen's 3-1 victory over Celtic fetched 840.

'Great interest'

Celtic memorabilia, including a mug and rug commemorating the team's 1967 European Cup victory in Lisbon, sold for 505.

And an unofficial Scotland international cap presented by Celtic to Jimmy "Napoleon" McMenemy for his appearance in the 1919 Victory International against England sold for 600.

Caps were not traditionally given to players taking part in the unofficial Victory International fixtures, which were staged at the end of the First World War.

A spokeswoman for Sotheby's said: "There was a great deal of interest in some of the Scottish items, some of which were very rare indeed."

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