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20s Town star Charlie's medals sold for pounds 8,800.

A MEDALS collection owned by a famous Town striker fetched thousands at auction.

The medals were those won by Charlie Wilson - a member of the glorious Huddersfield side which clinched the league title three times in a row back in the 1920s.

Auctioneers who put his football memorabilia up for sale reported great interest.

A spokesman for Cuttlestones' auction rooms in Staffordshire said: "The memorabilia was split into different lots, as Wilson played for Huddersfield Town, Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City during his career.

"His Huddersfield medals included two of the Division 1 Championship medals and an FA Senior Cup winner's medal and there was a great deal of interest, in the auction room, on the telephone and over the internet.

"In the end the Huddersfield collection was sold to one buyer for pounds 8,800.

"The Tottenham collection went for pounds 3,700 and the Stoke medals for pounds 3,400".

Auctioneer Ben Gamble had said previously: "There has been a lot of interest and we would hope the collection will go for anything between pounds 6,000 and pounds 10,000".

Wilson's family also put up for sale some military medals he had earned during his service with the Army in World War I and those sold for an undisclosed sum.

"We have been corrected about Charlie's military past.

He was in the Army and not the RAF," said Mr Gamble..

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CAP THAT: Auctioneer Ben Gamble with a few of Charlie Wilson's items that went for auction
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 3, 2009
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