The Silver-gilt Heavyweight Lonsdale Belt won by Henry Cooper, 1962, 1963 and 1964,
Lot 24
The silver-gilt Heavyweight Lonsdale Belt won by Henry Cooper, 1962, 1963 and 1964
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 21,010) inc. premium
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Sports Memorabilia Chester
20 Feb 2013 11:00 GMT

Auction 21119
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The silver-gilt Heavyweight Lonsdale Belt won by Henry Cooper, 1962, 1963 and 1964
The silver-gilt Heavyweight Lonsdale Belt won by Henry Cooper, 1962, 1963 and 1964
Mappin & Webb, 1961, the central oval enamel portrait of Lord Lonsdale surmounted by lion passant engraved on the mount Lord Lonsdale Challenge Belt British Boxing Board of Control First President (1929) Heavyweight Championship of Great Britain and on the reverse 'This belt is the sole property of Henry Cooper who has won the heavyweight championship of Great Britain three times', flanked by hinged strap work and four oval medallions cast with emblems of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and two enamel plaques of boxers in action, three plaques engraved with championship fight details Ice Rink, Nottingham, 2nd April 1962, Henry Cooper v Joe Erskin won by Henry Cooper (in 9 rounds); Empire Pool, Wembley 26th March 1963, Henry Cooper v Dick Richardson won by Henry Cooper (in 5 rounds); Belle Vue, Manchester 24th February 1964, Henry Cooper v Brian London won by Henry Cooper 9in 15 rounds), complete with red, white and blue ribbon backing and in original velvet lined and leather mounted Mappin & Webb case, the belt 37in (94cm) long.

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  • Provenance

    Sir Henry Cooper
    Sotheby's London, lot 63, 12th July 1993
    Private British Collection
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