If you are an Arsenal fan, September 6, 1913, should be a highly significant date. It was the day that Woolwich Arsenal beat Leicester Fosse 2-1… and the first time the club played at their new ground of Highbury.
Now known simply as Arsenal, the club have been based at the nearby Emirates since 2006 but Highbury remains a hallowed memory and the No 1, Vol 1 programme for that landmark second division game is a sought-after item, marking their move from Plumstead, south-east London.
The copy seen at Lockdales (17.25% buyer’s premium) of Ipswich on September 13-14 belted past an estimate of £800-850 to sell for £2900. Woolwich Arsenal FC is described on the inside front cover as ‘London’s oldest league club’ and Highbury as ‘the most accessible ground in London’. more