A Cardiff City F.A. cup victory of 1927 silver service presented to William Hardy
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A Cardiff City F.A. cup victory of 1927 silver service presented to William Hardy
Sold for £187 (US$ 292) inc. premium

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A Cardiff City F.A. cup victory of 1927 silver service presented to William Hardy
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A Cardiff City F.A. cup victory of 1927 silver service presented to William Hardy
A Charles Usher of Birmingham and Sheffield 'Excelis' cutlery table, with engraved plaque 'PRESENTED TO W.HARDY BY THE CARDIFF CITY A.F.C. WINNING THE F.A. CUP APRIL 23rd 1927', hallmarked silver plaque, blue velvet lining, includes 1 Large carver, 1 small carver, 2 serving carving forks, 12 Table knives, 10 table forks (1 non-original, 2 missing), 12 x dessert forks, 12 x dessert knives; Drawer Contents: 2 sauce ladles, 1 soup ladle, 12 soup spoons, 6 x serving spoons, 12 dessert spoons, 12 large teaspoons, 6 small teaspoons (1 non-genuine and 6 missing).

Footnotes

  • Hardy began his career with hometown club Bedlington before moving to Scotland with Hearts, followed by a one-year spell at Stockport County. In 1911 he signed for Cardiff City for a fee of £25, he was an ever present for the next decade. His first ever match in the Football league was against his former side Stockport County and he was the clubs only ever-present player in the 1920-21 season. Hardy continued to be ever-present in the following decade for the Bluebirds, including both of their F.A. Cup final appearances in 1925 and 1927. He played in a total of 585 first team games. After leaving Cardiff he joined Bradford Park Avenue as a coach, later managing the Yorkshire club between March 1934 to April 1936. Hardy's long career with Cardiff established him as a hero in the town, when he appeared on a newsreel shown in Cardiff cinemas, the audience cheered for 10 minutes.
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