Andy Murray signed shirt auctions for $23,500 at Bonhams

A signed shirt worn by British tennis star Andy Murray in the final of the 2012 US Open has topped Bonhams' Sporting Memorabilia auction in London.

Andy Murray signed shirt US Open 2012
A fantastic display piece from the most important event in British men's tennis since 1936

The shirt sold for £15,000 ($23,436) on June 19, with profits from the sale to benefit The Prince's Trust charity. It was accompanied by a printed letter of authenticity originally signed by Murray.

The 2012 US Open was a landmark event for British tennis, with Murray triumphing over Novak Djokovic, the defending men's champion.

In doing so, Murray became the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win a Grand Slam singles title, as well as the first man to win both the US Open and the Olympic men's singles gold medal in the same year.

Another shirt worn by Murray during the historic victory sold for £8,500 ($13,687) in December 2012, making a 6.3% increase on its £8,000 high estimate.

A 1926 FA Cup winners' medal also sold well yesterday, bringing £5,625 ($8,692) as one of the top lots of the sale. It was awarded to an unidentified player after Bolton Wanderers' 1-0 victory over Manchester City at the historic Wembley Stadium.

In May, the earliest known example from an FA Cup final set the auction record for a football programme at £30,000 ($45,788).

For collectors of football memorabilia, we have an amazing selection for sale, including items signed by all members of the 1966 England World Cup squad.

Read our interview with auctioneer Graham Budd on the potential of sports memorabilia. We also recently enjoyed the opportunity to chat with Kevin Moore, director of the National Football Museum.

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