Morty’s cap sells for £1,500 at auction

Stan Mortensen medals and engraved lighter up for auction
Stan Mortensen medals and engraved lighter up for auction
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An England cap awarded to one of Blackpool’s greatest footballers sold for £1,500 at an auction, nearly double the sum it had been expected to fetch.

Before the sale, at Graham Budd Auctions in London, Stan Mortensen’s cap had been expected to fetch between £600 and £800.

Stan Mortensen England cap up for auction

Stan Mortensen England cap up for auction

But the bidding was so enthusiastic that those cautious pre-sale estimates were swiftly overtaken with the cap being snapped up for £1,500 by a mystery bidder.

A cigarette lighter, which once belonged to Stan Mortensen and which is inscribed with his initials sold, along with two medals awarded to Mr Mortensen, sold for £170 at the same auction.