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Sports Memorabilia Auction #2

Closed Monday 29th April 2024


This auction is an online timed auction, scheduled to start at 7pm NZ time (GMT + 12). 

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John Mowbray, our Founder Director, has had a long involvement in Rugby as a player and Rugby Union provincial Chairman and started our Sports auctions in 2022. Mowbray Collectables now welcome you to our second Sporting Memorabilia Auction.

After our inaugural Sports Memorabilia auction in 2022, we are excited to share our latest offering of 201 lots. We have created a diverse catalogue that will appeal to collectors around the world featuring many household names.   

Some highlights of the auction are:

  • Lot 1 – A World War II group of six war medals awarded to Adriaan Van Heerden. He was the first Springbok to score a try against the All Blacks, and the only Springbok to compete in an Olympic games.
  • Lot 20 – A rare Wellington Rugby Football Union jersey & Cap from 1892-96 which belonged to Joseph Pudney who played for the Poneke club.
  • Lot 26 – A Jonah Lomu signed 50th test commemorative jersey. Beautifully framed with images of Lomu over his career.
  • Lot 102 – Shoes that legendary athlete John Walker wore when he broke the indoor 1500m World Record in 1979, an exceedingly rare piece of New Zealand sporting history.
  • Lot 107 – A Baseball Bat signed by Aaron Judge. A beautiful matt-black bat with gold inlay and signed in gold ink.
  • Lot 162 – A silver medal awarded to a donor for the 1908 London Olympics. Beautifully designed and long appreciated by its owners – still in its original presentation case.
  • Lot 175 – A singlet and cap – both part of Sarah Ulmer’s 2004 Olympic Uniform. Worn in Athens during her time there. Both signed by Ulmer, with a signed thank you note from the original sale.

The items are seldom seen and would enhance any collection.

As we saw in 2022, there is an eager market in New Zealand and overseas for rare Sports items. Thank you so much to all our vendors and buyers for your support and enthusiasm. Thank you also to our staff who contributed to this catalogue, including particularly, Bronwyn Mill, Liam Jennings, Maree Malin, & Michail Andreef.

Good luck & happy bidding!

David Galt

Managing Director


Timed Auction Bidding

No bidding in person is possible for this auction as a timed only auction. Online bids can be placed through the bidding platform until the auction closes, or alternatively if needed through us by mail, phone, fax, or email and we will place them through the bidding platform on your behalf.  Such non-live online bids should be received in our office no later than 8am Monday 29th April 2024 (GMT + 12 hours) (at your risk if not received by the auctioneer in time). Telephone bidding is not available.

We strongly recommend bids are placed directly online, as this achieves more immediate placement.  Posting bids by mail is available but not recommended as postal systems are slow please allow at least one week in New Zealand and much longer from overseas, and advise the lot number, your maximum bid, email, phone and address details. Bids will be placed at one bidding increment above the reserve or next highest bidder up to your maximum bid.

For this auction, no surcharge applies for bidding through Auction Mobility.


How Timed Auction Bidding Works

  1. Register to bid online on at
  2. Download the bidding app if needed for mobile phone bidding.
  3. Place your maximum bid online. Your bid will be placed at one increment above the next highest bid. (eg if you bid $200 and someone else has bid $100, your bid will be placed at $110 and rise to your maximum bid only if other parties bid again). You will be notified by email if you are outbid and you are not online but will get notice within your bidding App if you are online (We cannot provide that notification if you do not register directly to bid online and do not provide an email address).
  4. Lots will close sequentially from 7pm New Zealand standard time on Monday 29th April 2024 at approximately one-minute intervals but lots will auto extend if bids are placed in the last 10 minutes of the auction of each lot by a further ten minutes to allow other bidders to respond. The bidding Apps will show how many minutes remain until the closing time for each lot.
  5. The online bidding Apps on your phone/tablet or computer allow you to choose how lots are displayed – whether by price, time to close or in lot order. You can change that order so that you can see which lots are closing first, given that some lots may auto-extend, so that you can better keep track of all lots you particularly want to buy.
  6. You will be notified by email if successful and invoiced for your purchases, including freight amounts, unless you choose to pick up lots from our Otaki premises directly.