Look What We Brought Back From Our Latest Trip to the Czech Republic!
02/06/2012 7:42 AM
A few months back we traveled to Prague in a quest for quality consignments from the Czech Republic. Sitting in our hotel lobby, I was patiently and anxiously looking forward to our meeting with Frantisek Tikal. When he arrived it was all I could do to contain myself in the hope that what he brought was exactly what I hoped it would be.
Frantisek sat down and told me the story of his grandfather with passion, not to mention the help of a translator! He explained to me in detail how his family managed to keep this prized jersey in his possession. I couldn’t wait to see it but that would have to wait a bit more as it remained in a plastic bag until Frantisek had told his tale. When the time finally came, it was more than worth the wait. As soon as I laid eyes on this vintage beauty I knew it would be an amazing feature in our spring auction.
The time was now appropriate for Frantisek and his family to offer this beautiful international game-worn jersey to the collecting world. And Classic Auctions was the auction house he trusted to promote it.
There are a number of reasons why this jersey is a must-have for collectors:
- It is one of only a few examples of pre-1963 Team Canada jerseys that we have auctioned from the era when Allan Cup champions represented their country at the World Championships
- 1959 was the first and only time the Belleville McFarlands represented Canada at the World Championships
- You’ve got to love the bright and clean colors!
- Would make a terrific display
Other examples of pre-1963 Team Canada jerseys previously auctioned are:
If you would like to know a little bit more about the Belleville McFarlands, here are a few interesting sites:
You have until June 12 to bid on this amazing game-worn jersey, one of 1134 lots in our Spring 2012 auction.
You can view the Belleville McFarlands jersey listing here
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