Celebrating 10 years
Details of Lot 119
A 9ct. gold Football League Division Three (Southern Section) Championship medal won by Cardiff City's Bryn Allen in season 1946-47,
inscribed THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE, CHAMPIONS, DIVISION 3, SOUTHERN SECTION, with a later chain; sold together with a Cardiff City enamelled metal badge inscribe CARDIFF CITY A.F.C., F.A. CUP WINNERS 1927 (2)

Cardiff City dominated the League, finishing nine points clear of runners-up Queen's Park Rangers.


Bryn Allen (lots 119 to 122)

Brynley William Allen was born at Gilfach Goch 28th March 1921. He was an outstanding schoolboy prospect and one of four brothers who all played football locally. He started his working career as a miner in the Trave Colliery but joined Swansea Town as a 16-year-old, turning professional a year later.

He signed for the Bluebirds when demobbed in 1945 and was a member of Cardiff City's 1946-47 Division Three (South) Championship team and scored 18 goals during the campaign. He then went to Newport County for a season, making Allen a rare example of a footballer who has played for Swansea, Cardiff and Newport. The forward returned to Cardiff after just one season before playing for Reading and for Coventry City, where he won two Wales international caps. Allen finished his career in non-League football at Hereford and Barry Town.

During the War Allen had served in the Royal Navy and was aboard the HMS Duke of York battleship which took part in the famous sea battle against the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst.

In retirement Bryn Allen returned to his home town of Gilfach Goch and worked as a postman. Allen died in 2005 aged 84.

Sold for £1100
Sporting Memorabilia
Sotheby's Olympia
10 May 2007