HOME  -  HOW TO ORDER   -   WORLD RUGBY MUSEUM HOME

 

QUICK LINKS - BADGES  -  BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS  -  CUFFLINKS  -  KEYRINGS  -  MEMORABILIA  -  PERSONAL PRESENTATION ITEMS  -  PROGRAMMES  -  TIES  -  MISC OTHER ITEMS

 

W.H. 'BILL' CLEMENT O.B.E., M.C., T.D., J.P

Llanelli, Wales & the British Lions, Welsh Rugby Union secretary 1956 - 1981 

BILL CLEMENT 1915-2007  

A tribute by Alan Hughes

L. K. OBRIEN, Chief Cashier at the bank of England, I knew his name well! For his rather stark and unwieldy signature appeared in my young days on the back of every bank note that came our way. Ten bob, quid, occasional fiver (were there others?).
                   To anybody in the Principality's rugby public however, there was another, perhaps more meaningful signature that became synonymous with the part the game played in their lives.

It was that of W. H Clement, whose written name was printed on every international ticket for over a quarter of a century, in his capacity as Secretary of the Welsh Rugby Union. more.............

 

 

MEMORABILIA, TIES & PRESENTATION ITEMS

FROM THE BILL CLEMENT COLLECTION

Please find below items of personal memorabilia that belonged to Bill Clement. Each item is accompanied by a specially published postcard which doubles as an individual "Certificate of Authenticity.   

QUICK LINKS - BADGES  -  BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS  -  CUFFLINKS  -  KEYRINGS  -  MEMORABILIA  -  PERSONAL PRESENTATION ITEMS  -  PROGRAMMES  -  TIES  -  MISC OTHER ITEMS

 

MEMORABILIA  

00s.jpg (57983 bytes) 00r.jpg (68083 bytes) 00q.jpg (36884 bytes) England v Wales 18th January 1937. The official dinner menu card for the post match dinner at the Mayfair Hotel, W1. The menu card has been signed by 12 attendees of the dinner. These include Bill himself, Jim Lang, Wilf Wooller, Emrys Evans, Geoffrey Crawshay (Crawshay's welsh XV founder), D Thomas plus England's half backs Kemp & Giles, Peter Cranmer, Peter Candler and England captain HG 'Tuppy' Owen-Smith who has also noted 'glad I didn't meet you'. England went on to win the Triple Crown later that season with victories over Ireland and Scotland. 

Ref: PL27-audmenwa37   - £275.00  

 

81.jpg (144672 bytes) Welsh squad poster 1977-8 - Grand Slam season squad poster, size 38cm x 30cm, the illustrated poster is similar to the advertised poster. 

Ref: PL27-pswasq77.8 - £9.00

   

 

  81.jpg (144672 bytes) Welsh squad poster 1980-1 - Centenary season squad poster, size 38cm x 30cm, the illustrated poster is similar to the advertised poster. 

Ref: PL27-pswasq80.1 - £9.00

   

 

 

19.jpg (206163 bytes) Waunarlwydd RFC Jubliee 1900 - 1975 ornamental dragon 5" (12cm) across in excellent condition.

Ref: PL27-mi-waunarlwydd - £19.00  

 

18.jpg (181870 bytes) Swansea RFC Centenary 1873 - 1973 ornamental dragon 5" (12cm) across in excellent condition, produced for the Swansea v WRU President's XV match with inscription to base.

Ref: PL27-mi-swansea - £24.00  

 

31.jpg (165940 bytes) 00v.gif (151263 bytes) 00.gif (84438 bytes) Canada rugby tour of British isles 1962 presentation tankard. A 12cm high one pint tankard in excellent condition. The tankard is a David Lambert design by Lambert Potteries Ltd, Vancouver B.C. and has #3 Cannibal Bird written on the bottom. This tankard would have been brought over with the team for presenting to the hosting teams. Bill probably received the tankard on the occasion of the Wales Under 23 match at Cardiff Arms Park. The tankard is in excellent condition. 

Ref: PL27-cucatr62 - £95.00  

 

30.jpg (179415 bytes) CFC one pint tankard - possibly Crusaders FC - made in South Africa in excellent condition.

Ref: PL27-cu-cfc - £25.00  

 

12.jpg (45520 bytes) Burry Port RFC hand painted decorative slate with small hook to reverse in excellent condition.

Ref: PL27-mi-burry.port.slate -  £35.00  

 

09.jpg (38163 bytes) Transvaal Rugby Union spoon & fork - stamped to reverse 'arden plate, England - Arthur Price, in excellent condition.

Ref: PL27-tvl.spoon.gp2 -  £25.00  

 

 Each item sold from this collection is accompanied by a Bill Clement postcard. ( illustrated below). The postcard will act as a certificate of authenticity for the item, confirm it's origin and guarantee that the item is genuine.

 

 

                    But what of the man? Bill Clement was born in Llanelli in 1915 during the years of the first World War, and was educated at the local county School . He was a fast and elusive three-quarter, before winning the first of six international caps for Wales against England in 1937, and touring South Africa with the 1938 British Lions.        

                   The outbreak of the second World War saw him Commissioned into the 4th Battalion of the WELCH regiment, with whom he took part in the D-Day landings in June 1944.

                   One month later, Clement (Now major) was involved in hand to hand fighting near Caen in Northern France , in which all but two of the men in his leading platoon were either killed or wounded. The action became known as the ‘’battle of the bulge’’. Though wounded himself Clement, with his men, continued to their objective before inflicting considerable damage to the enemy positions. For his outstanding qualities of leadership Clement was awarded the military cross.

                   Bill Clement was demobilised in 1946 and settled into post war life as an accountant with Brecon County Council.             

It ‘’ Twas Autumn and Sunshine arose on the way to the home of my fathers that welcomed me back’’  

The year 1956 saw him take up the post in which he became almost without parallel one of rugby's great administrators.

                   Under his stewardship Wales were to win nine Championships, three grand slams, and seven triple crowns, and he played a prominent part in the re-building of Cardiff Arms Park. more...............  

TIES

QUICK LINKS - ARGENTINA  -  AUSTRALIA  -  BARBARIANS  -  ENGLAND  -  IRELAND  -  JAPAN  -  NEW ZEALAND  -  SOUTH AFRICA  -  WALES  -  MISC  -  UNKNOWN TIES 

INTERNATIONAL TIES AS WORN BY PLAYERS & OFFICIALS

168.jpg (340500 bytes)

Canada - 9 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-168-tiinca -  £38.00  

  134.jpg (255601 bytes)

British Lions Golf society - made by Forsyth - 7 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-134-tiinbrgo -  £39.00  

154.jpg (250549 bytes)

Canada - Tour of Wales 1971 - 7 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-154-tiincawa -  £39.00  

  136.jpg (371462 bytes)

British Lions - made by Lillywhites - 10 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-136-tiinbr -  £45.00  

043.jpg (385859 bytes)

Korean Rugby Union - 9.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-043-tiin-ko - £35.00  

  083.jpg (260600 bytes)

Japan - 6.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-083-tiinja -  £32.00  

139.jpg (374974 bytes)

Romania - 12 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-139-tiinro - £29.00  

  047.jpg (500801 bytes)

Japan - 1976 Tour of England - 9.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-047-tiinjaen76 - £39.00  

033.jpg (247603 bytes)

Welsh Players - 9 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-229-tiinwa -  £25.00  

  081.jpg (255882 bytes)

New Zealand 75th Anniversary - 8 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-081-tiinnz - £35.00  

131.jpg (303818 bytes)

Wales - 10 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-131-tiinwa - £25.00  

 

140.jpg (299236 bytes)

Wales - Welsh Rugby Union - 7.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-140-tiinwa -  £25.00  

143.jpg (338417 bytes)

Wales - Welsh Tour of Japan 1975 - 10 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-143-tiinwaja - £45.00  

  142.jpg (218089 bytes)

Wales - Welsh Tour of Canada 1973 - 8 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-142-tiinwaca - £45.00  

162.jpg (154511 bytes)

Wales Triple Crown - 7 cm - good condition 

Ref: PC32-162-tiinwa - £39.00  

  163.jpg (317293 bytes)

Welsh Rugby Union - 7.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-163-tiinwa -  £25.00  

034.jpg (313586 bytes)

Wales - 7.5 cm - excellent condition - wire embroidered motif

Ref: PC32-034-tiinwa - £35.00  

  037.jpg (358437 bytes)

Wales Triple Crown 1976-77-78 - 10 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-037-tiinwa - £24.00  

045.jpg (291667 bytes)

Wales - 1960s - 6.5 cm - showing signs of wear but overall it is in good condition 

Ref: PC32-045-tiinwa - £19.00  

  033.jpg (247603 bytes)

Welsh Players 1970s - 7.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-033-tiinwapy - £35.00  

 

AUSTRALIA

005.jpg (211667 bytes)

Australian Referee -  6 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-005-tiasrf -  £20.00

  018.jpg (216677 bytes)

A.C.T -  5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-018-tias-act -  £20.00

71.jpg (64556 bytes)

New South Wales - 9 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PL27-006-tias-nsw - £30.00

   

 

BARBARIANS - sold out

ENGLAND - sold out

IRELAND

195.jpg (246167 bytes) University College Dublin - Navy with light blue and yellow stripes - 7 cm - excellent condition

Ref: PC32-195-tiirun-ucd -  £22.50  

 

 

JAPAN - sold out

 

NEW ZEALAND

096.jpg (225537 bytes)

South Canterbury RU - 6.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-096-tinzpv-sc -  £22.00

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

059.jpg (240666 bytes)

Border - 7 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-059-tisaapv-bo -  £25.00

179.jpg (260079 bytes)

Northern Transvaal / South Africa - 8.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-179-tisapv-nt -  £25.00

 

WALES

063.jpg (194025 bytes)

Cefn Cribbwr RFC 75th anniversary - red, - 7 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-063-tiwacb-cefn.cribbwr -  £19.50  

166.jpg (204805 bytes)

Cardiff R.F.C. Golf Day 1983 - 8 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-166-tiwacb-cd-go -  £16.00

65.jpg (56368 bytes)

RWC 1991 at Llanelli, Australia v Argentina  - 8 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PL27-013-tiwc91-ll -  £18.00

104.jpg (304271 bytes)

Felinfoel ?? - 8 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-104-tiwacb-ff -  £19.00  

066.jpg (429093 bytes)

Llanelli & District Rugby Union 1970s - 10.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-066-tiwacb-llanelli.and.district -  £17.50  

039.jpg (355815 bytes)

Llanelli Triple Cup Winners 1973-75-75 - 8.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-039-tiwacb-ll-cu3 -  £19.00  

147.jpg (236929 bytes)

Porth Rugby Club - 9 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-147-tiwacb-pt -  £20.00  

66.jpg (33768 bytes)

Llanelli RFC Golfing society - 7.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PL27-012-tiwacb-ll-go - £19.00  

092.jpg (299394 bytes)

Resolven RFC Centenary 1885-86 - 1985-86 - 7.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-092-tiwacbcn-rv -  £22.00  

196.jpg (260887 bytes)

Llandeilo RFC - 7 cm - excellent condition

Ref: PC32-196-tiuk -  £12.00  

099.jpg (222315 bytes)

Mid District RU - 7 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-099-tiwapv-md -  £19.00  

186.jpg (209860 bytes)

Newport Centenary 1974-5 - 8.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-186-tiwacbcn-np -  £25.00  

176.jpg (310777 bytes)

Ystradgynlais R.F.C - 8 cm - good condition 

Ref: PC32-176-tiwacb-ys -  £20.00  

132.jpg (258386 bytes)

Porthcawl RFC - 7 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-132-tiwacb-po -  £22.00  

59.jpg (22403 bytes)

WRU - Pro-Am Golf Tournament - navy - 9 cm - excellent condition

Ref: PL27-20-tiwago-pro.am -  £22.00  

050.jpg (427297 bytes)

Schweppes WRU Cup - 10 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-050-tiwacu-sch -  £15.00  

57.jpg (40296 bytes) Institute of Groundsmanship - South Wales - 8cm - very good condition

Ref: PL27-23-tiwami-iog - £19.00

151.jpg (205465 bytes)

South Wales Institute of Groundsmanship 1952-1977 - 11 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-151-tiwami-swig -  £15.00  

118.jpg (229133 bytes)

Carmarthen Quins centenary tie - black with red and yellow stripes - 1874-1974 - 8.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-118-tiwacbcn-carmarthen.quins -  £20.00 

170.jpg (253452 bytes)

Wales v NZ 1989 - 8 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-170-tiwanz89 -  £22.00  

27.jpg (36877 bytes) WRU Celebrity - Amateur Golf Tournament, navy/green - 8.5cm

Ref: PL27-21-tiwago-cel-am - £19.00  

129.jpg (310569 bytes)

St Peters RFC (Cardiff) - black with a thin green stripe and cross keys motif - 9 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-129-tiwacb-sp -  £19.00  

126.jpg (246973 bytes)

Unknown club Centenary 1983-1983  - 8.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-126-tiwacbcnuk -  £15.00

 

 

WELSH ACADEMICALS

The Welsh Academicals Rugby Club was established in 1927 in the mining community of Mountain Ash, deep in the Cynon Valley of South Wales.

Despite the severe economic depression of the time, great sacrifices were made to allow students to reach their full potential, both academically and also on the rugby field. Aware of the difficulties often faced by university students in playing a high standard of rugby, a school caretaker by the name of Jimmy Austin formed a team of his former pupils and other students, which was christened the 'Welsh Academicals'.

At the time, the local Mountain Ash team was a major force in rugby, with Welsh internationals in its line up and a five year unbeaten ground record. But Austin's belief in the ability of the students gave him the courage to challenge the local team to a match that attracted tremendous interest in the area, and to the amazement of all and sundry the students emerged victorious and began a famous tradition in student rugby.

For the subsequent 80 seasons the 'Accies', as they have become known, have continued this ethos of providing experiences to Wales' top student rugby players which has assisted their development towards greater honours.

information courtesy of Welsh Academicals website  www.welshacademicalsrugby.net 

 

067.jpg (363976 bytes)

Welsh Academicals 70th anniversary 1997 tie - 8.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-067-tiwa-acad -  £25.00  

 

068.jpg (305646 bytes)

Welsh Academicals golf day tie - red with thin yellow stripes - 8 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-068-tiwa-acad -  £14.00  

216.jpg (388537 bytes)

Welsh Academicals golf day tie - turquoise with yellow stripes - 8.5 cm - excellent condition

Ref: PC32-216-tiwa-acad -  £14.00  

211.jpg (255548 bytes) Welsh Academicals Golf Day Tie - Navy with yellow stripes - 8 cm - excellent condition

Ref: PC32-211-tiwa-acad - £14.00

217.jpg (589229 bytes) Welsh Academicals Golf Day Tie - Baby Blue - 10 cm - excellent condition

Ref: PC32-217-tiwa-acad -  £14.00  

48.jpg (47163 bytes)

Welsh Academicals tie - 8.5cm - in excellent condition

Ref: PL27-32-tiwa-acad - £19.00 

 

MISC

040.jpg (387086 bytes)

Hong Kong v Wales 1975 - 9 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-040-tihowa75 -  £39.00

212.jpg (270571 bytes)

Cricket - Schweppes Champions Gillette Cup Winners 1980 - Essex - 8.5 cm - excellent condition

Ref: PC32-212-timicr80 -  £25.00

015.jpg (296882 bytes)

Seychelles R.F.C -  8.2 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-015-timi-sey -  £25.00  

159.jpg (307935 bytes)

Schweppeshire C.C.C -10 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-159-timicr-sch -  £15.00

 

UNKNOWN OR UNSURE

021.jpg (386855 bytes) Unknown - green tie with a yellow and red dragon holding a white rugby ball which says 75 on it. there are two Chinese symbols underneath the ball - far east origin - 9.5 cm - excellent condition

Ref: PC32-021-tiukho -  £25.00  

070.jpg (383000 bytes)

Unknown golf tie - red, large V motif with LGC written inside it - 10 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-070-tiuk -  £15.00  

113.jpg (310229 bytes)

Unknown Tie - black - lady in a dress yellow motif - 6.5 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-113-tiuk -  £25.00

228.jpg (264819 bytes)

Unknown tie - navy - looks to be Rotary club related with the letter P in the centre of the motif - 8.5 cm - excellent condition

Ref: PC32-228-tiuk - £10.00   

125.jpg (428254 bytes)

Unknown Tie - black with red, blue, white and yellow stripes - 10 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-125-tiuk -  £15.00  

128.jpg (309497 bytes)

Unknown Tie - black with white stripes - motif with a building - 9 cm - excellent condition 

Ref: PC32-128-tiuk - £10.00

51.jpg (20348 bytes) British Airways pilot 1970s navy tie, this is the first design tie after the amalgamation of BOAC & BEA. - 10cm - in very good condition

Ref: PL27-30-tiuk-british.airways - £25.00 

     

 

BADGES

00b.jpg (17064 bytes)

Toronto

Ref: PL27-bdca-tor - £9.00

 

81.jpg (15854 bytes)

Bloemfontein (S Africa) Bowling Club

Ref: PL27-bwbdsa-bloem - £7.00

 

Minneapolis City of Lakes

Ref: PL27-bd-minneapolis - £4.00

 

79.jpg (16517 bytes)

Rhiwbina (Cardiff) Bowling Club 

Ref: PL27-bwbd-rhiwbina - £5.00

 

80.jpg (14264 bytes)

Southern Free State S Africa) Bowling Association

Ref: PL27-bwbdsa-sfs - £7.00

 

     

 

CUFFLINKS & TIEPINS

00e.jpg (46934 bytes)

Queen Elizabeth College Old Boys, Palmerston North, NZ - cufflinks and enamel lapel badge 

Ref: PL27-cjnzcb-qeob - £26.00

 

Unknown cufflinks, boxed

Ref: PC1-cjuk - £15.00 

91.gif (15575 bytes)

Wales - navy

Ref: PL27-cjwa - £29.00

 

     

 

 

KEYRINGS & MISC MEMORABILIA

94.jpg (60701 bytes)

Hong Kong keyring - in original packaging.

Ref: PL27-keho - £6.00

 

The Wilderspool Centre, Inaugual member & life member 1972 medallion, diameter 5cm, boxed

Ref: PC1-md-wilderspool - £29.00

Ville de Nantes medallion, 'SPORTS' on reverse, 5cm diameter

Ref: PC1-md-nantes - £20.00

     

 

 

Bill Clement (handling paper, neat as rugby balls)

Came he whence from Bennettstown, some call it Felinfoel

A very fine player long left the field, behind a desk to toil

Llanelli, Wales South African Lion, then came an injured knee 

Fortunately perhaps, for the Welsh RU, the path of Secret'ry

A winger most unusual with his manual dexterity 

Playing on left or right, a splendid sight to see

A soldier of distinction, this Major with MC

Twice wounded in the conflict, the untold gallantry

Now handling all the paperwork, as neat as Rugby balls

Always polite and courteous, despite the many calls

Thank you Mr Clement, for your application to the task

And as for my OWN application - one Ticket all I ask!             

The above poem appeared in the book 'And The Tanker Spent A Comfortable Night' by Tom Bellion. A book of poems relating to Welsh rugby in the 1970s, illustrated by the legendary Gren.

BUY THIS BOOK (not part of the Bill Clement collection) - Ref: bkhuwa79-tb-xc - £15.00

 

PERSONAL PRESENTATION ITEMS

 

23.jpg (80526 bytes) A 12" (30cm) presentation salver in good condition incribed "To Bill Clement - To commemorate 25 years secretary W.R.U presented by Alex Stuart, Gower Sports.  

Ref: PL27-mi-gower.salver  -  £30.00  

 

00y.gif (323035 bytes) Glamorgan Wanderers presentation salver to Mr WH Clement O.B.E May 1981. A very nice salver of unknown metal in excellent condition, 12" (30cm) in diameter.

Ref: PL27-mi-glam.wands.salver  -  £75.00  

 

BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

80.jpg (37587 bytes) WALES - "Can Llwyddiant" golygydd Royston James, 
Well illustrated Welsh rugby miscellany, text in Welsh, a second-hand hardback with a dust wrapper in good condition. 

SIGNED COPY - A lengthy inscription in English & Welsh by the author dated 14th March 1981. 

1st Edition: 1981 330 pages Ref: PC01-bkhiwa81-rj - £35.00

 

Wales-Try.jpg (116799 bytes) WALES

"TRY" - An Anthology to celebrate the WRU Centenary 1881-1981

Rugby writings, a miscellany of Welsh Rugby history, great articles on the history of Welsh Rugby, a second-hand paperback in good condition
1st Edition: 1980 Pages: 104   Ref:  PC01-blhiwa80-wru - £12.00

 

The Swansea Story.jpg (44053 bytes) SWANSEA - "THE SWANSEA STORY by Brinley E Matthews"
Swansea were the first Welsh club side to defeat all three major touring teams, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa, a second-hand hardback with minor tears to dust wrapper.
1st Edition:  1968 Pages:  102 Ref: PC01-bkhiwacb68-bem -  £30.00

 

14.jpg (52857 bytes) 14b.jpg (59110 bytes) 14c.jpg (67949 bytes)

"Rugby Football" by DR Gent
The second book by Gloucester & England scrum half Dai Gent, although also called "Rugby Football" as is his 1922 book this is a not an updated version or a reprint, it is a completely different book. It's still mostly coaching, but it also draws on the reminiscences of Gent's playing career in more detail, a second-hand hardback without dust wrapper, minor faults but generally the book is in good condition 
This edition: 1933 Pages: 224 Ref: PC01-bkhi33-drg - £ 25.00

 

90.jpg (48135 bytes) "Rugby" - a Hamlet Sports Special 
A look at rugby history, the players and the teams, an informative read, a second-hand paperback  in good condition
1st Edition: 1982 Pages:  96 Ref: PC01-pbhimi82-hamlet -  £3.00

 

76.jpg (53367 bytes) "It Takes All Sports" compiled by Jonathan Green and Don Atyeo with an introduction by Bill Beaumont
Bats, Balls and Sporting Boobs, stories of amazing sporting feats, a marvellous read, includes some rugby stories, a second-hand paperback in good condition, 

SIGNED TO INSIDE PAGE "Bill Clement"

published in 1986 128 pages Ref: PC01-pbhige86-jg -  £5.00

 

38.jpg (32515 bytes) "Best Rugby Stories" by Wallace Reyburn
a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition
1st Edition: 1968 Pages: 173 Ref: PC01-bkhiah68-wr  -  £8.00

 

1977 BOOK Lions Down Under.jpg (29313 bytes) "Lions Down Under" published immediately after the tour, this is the account of the tour by John Reason, the rugby correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. 

Ref: PC01-bkbr80-jr - £25.00 

 

Gerald DAVIES

Wales & British Lions

07.jpg (35388 bytes)

"An Autobiography" Wales & Lions winger

Legendary Welsh wing who scored a record number of tries. A second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition - 

WH Clement signature and address on inside page

 1st Edition 1979 Pages 160  Ref: PC01-bkbiwa-tgrd -  £20.00

 

Willie John McBRIDE

Ireland & British Lions

23.jpg (39611 bytes)

"Willie John" by Edmund Van Esbek

Ireland and British Lions (1974) captain. One of the greatest players of all time, a second-hand hardback without a dust wrapper.

SIGNED COPY "To Welsh RFU - Best Wishes Willie John McBride"  

1st Edition 1976 Pages 160 Ref: PC01-bkbiir-wjm1 - £35.00

 

43.jpg (76988 bytes)

"Heard in the Scrum" edited by Robert Anderson

second-hand hardback with light damage to edges of the dust wrapper

1st edition 1964 pages 120 Ref: PC01-bkhu64-ra - £12.00

 

11.jpg (96304 bytes)

"Boots Balls and Banter" edited by David Parry-Jones

A collection of amusing rugby stories. Illustrated by Gren. A secondhand hardback in excellent condition.
published in 1982 Pages: 88 Ref: PC01-bkhu80-dpj  -  £10.00

 

22.jpg (36516 bytes)

"The Wit of Rugby" by LHW Paine

Humorous quotes and stories from rugby history, a second-hand hardback with dust wrapper in good condition, includes 5 small cards containing handwritten notes for speeches.
1st Edition: 1972 Pages: 95 Ref: PC01-bkhu72-lhwp -  £15.00

 

99.jpg (117654 bytes)

Centenary International Soccer Match - An A4, 28 page programme for this match between a Welsh International Soccer XI (including Toshack, Len & Ivor Allchurch, Mike England, Alan Durban, Terry Medwin, & Leighton James, and a Welsh International Rugby XI (including Gareth Edwards, JJ & JPR Williams, John Taylor, John Bevan, Phil Bennett & Gerald Davies. The programme has a crease down the centre. 

Ref: PL27-soprwacn19800811 - £15.00  

 

zy_0165.JPG (65598 bytes)

Western Mail / WOS & SW Echo - 1999 rugby World Cup pre tournament guide, a large format 80 page publication, 

Ref: PL27-blwc99gu-wme - £9.00  

 

62.jpg (162816 bytes)

Wales 2000 - a Western Mail publication looking into the new millennium, an interesting look at the state of the nation, 34 pages. 

Ref: PL27-ocblwa00-wme - £5.00  

 

63.jpg (194704 bytes)

Dragon News magazine, issue No 2, December 1996

Ref: PL27-mgwa-dgn96-12 - £2.00

VIEW OTHER COPIES OF THIS MAGAZINE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE  

   

MISC OTHER ITEMS

14.jpg (36917 bytes) Lampeter Olde Campaigners 170th Anniversary Banquet, a Charles Glassware printed glass with illustration and info on the front plus banquet speaker information and menu on reverse. in excellent condition with makers label.

Ref: PL27-cu-lampeter   - £18.00  

 

52.jpg (141927 bytes) Bridgend RFC centenary mirror, size 9cm x 7cm, in plastic pocket, in excellent condition.

Ref: PL27-miwacb-bd-cn-mirror  - £10.00  

 

41.jpg (188998 bytes) 54.jpg (98538 bytes) 53.jpg (81007 bytes) 19.jpg (11616 bytes)

SMOKERS CORNER

WRU Centenary box of matches, 

2 x RFU unused and complete booklets of matches, 

WRU Centenary lighter by A.C. (UK) Ltd. 

Box of Wales & Cardiff v NZ 1953 re-union matches, 

Lighter with rugby player figure (boxed)

We are unable to post these because they are prohibited items, they are available for pick up by appointment only. 

Ref: PL27-gp-m.box6  - £25.00  

 

45.jpg (191503 bytes) WRU Centenary stamp, first issued in 1980 enclosed in a resin paperweight, in excellent condition.

Ref: PL27-sgwacn-pw  -  £25.00  

 

33.jpg (204797 bytes) A 53rd Welsh Division, British Army plaque in excellent condition.

Ref: PL27-pq-53wd  -  £20.00  

 

PROGRAMMES

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES

NZ-79.jpg (39930 bytes) England v New Zealand 24 Nov  1979 Twickenham 9 - 10 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prennz79 - £8.00

w-86.jpg (40336 bytes) England v Wales 18 Jan 1986 Twickenham 21 - 18 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prenwa86 - £5.00

W-88.jpg (39042 bytes) England v Wales

Triple Crown season for Wales

6 Feb 1988 Twickenham 3 - 11 slight crease

Ref: PC02-prenwa88 - £9.00

B-83.jpg (44988 bytes) Scotland v Barbarians 26 Mar 1983 Murrayfield   Excellent

Ref: PC02-prscbb83 - £6.00

W-87.jpg (41471 bytes) Scotland v Wales 21 Mar 1987 Murrayfield 21 -15 slight crease

Ref: PC02-prscwa87 - £3.00

B-96.jpg (43482 bytes) Wales v Barbarians 24 Aug 1996 Cardiff  31 - 10 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwabb96 - £3.00

E-91.jpg (39573 bytes) Wales v England 19 Jan 1991 Cardiff  6 - 25 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwaen91 - £3.00

E-2001.jpg (38611 bytes) Wales v England 3 Feb 2001 Cardiff  15 - 44 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwaen01 - £3.00

Fj-85.jpg (34431 bytes) Wales v Fiji 9 Nov 1985 Cardiff 40 - 3 creased

Ref: PC02-prwafj85 - £3.00

Fj-95.jpg (40474 bytes) Wales v Fiji 11 Nov 1995 Cardiff  19 - 15 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwafj95 - £3.00

F-80.jpg (36097 bytes) Wales v France 19 Jan 1980 Cardiff  18 - 9 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwafr80 - £3.00

F-84.jpg (36449 bytes) Wales v France 18 Feb 1984 Cardiff  16 - 21 light rubbing to front cover

Ref: PC02-prwafr84 - £3.00

F-91.jpg (45203 bytes) Wales v France 4 Sep 1991 Cardiff  9 - 22 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwafr91 - £3.00

F-96.jpg (41774 bytes) Wales v France 16 Mar 1996 Cardiff  16 - 15 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwafr96-03-16 - £3.00

F-99.jpg (44373 bytes) Wales v France 28 Aug 1999 Cardiff  34 - 23 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwafr99 - £3.00

F-2000.jpg (42986 bytes) Wales v France 5 Feb 2000 Cardiff  3 - 36 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwafr00 - £3.00

I-87.jpg (37199 bytes) Wales v Ireland 4 Apr 1987 Cardiff  11 - 15 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwair87 - £3.00

I-89.jpg (37729 bytes) Wales v Ireland 4 Feb 1989 Cardiff  13 - 19 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwair89 - £3.00

I-91.jpg (37810 bytes) Wales v Ireland 16 Feb 1991 Cardiff  21 - 21 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwair91 - £3.00

I-95.jpg (38298 bytes) Wales v Ireland 18 Mar 1995 Cardiff  12 - 16 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwair95 - £3.00

I-97.jpg (24874 bytes) Wales v Ireland 1 Feb 1997 Cardiff  25 - 26 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwair97 - £3.00

NZM-82.jpg (36606 bytes) Wales v NZ Maoris 13 Nov 1982 Cardiff  25 - 19 light wear to front cover

Ref: PC02-prwa-nzm82 - £3.00

R-88.jpg (36015 bytes) Wales v Romania 10 Dec 1988 Cardiff 9 - 15  Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwaro88 - £4.00

S-80.jpg (36557 bytes) Wales v Scotland 1 Mar 1980 Cardiff  17 - 6 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwasc80 - £3.00

S-86.jpg (36241 bytes) Wales v Scotland 1 Feb 1986 Cardiff  22 - 15 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwasc86 - £4.00

06.jpg (42112 bytes) Wales v Scotland 18 Mar 2000 Cardiff  26 - 18 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwasc00 - £3.00

SA-96.jpg (50974 bytes) Wales v South Africa 15 Dec 1996 Cardiff  20 - 37 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwasa96 - £4.00

SA-99.jpg (41199 bytes) Wales v South Africa

Millennium Stadium opening match - only victory over South Africa

26 Jun 1999 Cardiff  29 - 19 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwasa99 - £25.00

SA-2000.jpg (41329 bytes) Wales v South Africa 26 Nov 2000 Cardiff  13 - 23 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prwasa00 - £3.00

 

1991 RWC

AUSvARG.jpg (47212 bytes) Australia v Argentina

excellent condition

Ref: PC02-prwc91asar - £8.00

  WAvAUS.jpg (51780 bytes) Wales v Australia

excellent condition

Ref: PC02-prwc91waas - £5.00

1999 RWC

WvSAM.jpg (51277 bytes) Wales v Samoa

excellent condition

Ref: PC02-prwc99wasm -  £3.00

  WvJAP.jpg (51532 bytes) Wales v Japan

excellent condition

Ref: PC02-prwc99waja - £3.00

AUSvFR.jpg (170335 bytes) Australia v France, Final

excellent

Ref: PC02-prwc99fnasfr - £25.00

       

 

TOUR PROGRAMMES

95-Ll.jpg (36202 bytes) Llanelli v Fiji 7 Nov 1995 Llanelli   Excellent

Ref: PC02-prtrfj95-ll - £3.00

64.jpg (61382 bytes) Newport v New Zealand 28 Oct 1980 Newport 14-3 Excellent

Ref: PC02-prtrnz80-np - £4.00

22.jpg (49811 bytes) Aberavon v NZ Maoris 9 Nov 1982 Port Talbot   Excellent

Ref: PC02-prtrnznn-nzm82-ab - £3.00

 

CUP FINAL PROGRAMMES

28.jpg (38641 bytes) Pontypridd v Swansea   6 May 1995 Cardiff   excellent

Ref: PC02-prfnwa95 - £2.00

26.jpg (39603 bytes) Cardiff v Swansea

(last match - Arms Park)

26 Apr 1997 Cardiff   slight crease

Ref: PC02-prfnwa97 - £3.00

 

MISC PROGRAMMES

73.jpg (105345 bytes) SA President's XV v FNB International (World) XV 22 Aug 1989 Port Elizabeth   Excellent

Ref: PC02-prspbgsa89-fnb-sapd - £8.00

05.jpg (86967 bytes) Wales v Yorkshire

Schools Under 18s

10 Jan 1981 Cwmbran   slight crease

Ref: PC02-prag-u18-wa-yk81 - £3.00

 

04.jpg (157967 bytes) 6 Cardiff home and away programmes, for matches against

Welsh International XV 9/11/87, Pontypridd (cup) 12/1/80, Swansea 23/9/95, Glamorgan Wanderers 8/3/86, Llanelli 22/11/86 & Glamorgan Wanderers, away 2/9/81

Ref PC02-prwacb-cd-gp6 - £4.00

 

MIDDLESEX SEVENS

57.jpg (67617 bytes) 9 May 1981 Guest teams - Cardiff & Leicester

Winners - Rosslyn Park

From the Bill Clement Collection

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Slightly creased

Ref: PC02-prsben-mi81 - £2.00

 

 

Each item sold from this collection is accompanied by a Bill Clement postcard. ( illustrated below). The postcard will act as a certificate of authenticity for the item, confirm it's origin and guarantee that the item is genuine.

 

 

       He was awarded an O.B.E in the new years honours list in 1981.

Bill Clement died, aged 91, as the oldest Welsh International in February 2007. His wife pre-deceased him and he is survived by his daughter.

He had become what after all, is far more important than being a great rugby player, he was a great rugby man. The game, its spirit and camaraderie were dear to him and he knew and cherished the fraternity that exists in rugby as perhaps in no other sport.  

 

To view more information on Bill Clement and to view all items that we available for sale in the Bill Clement collection please.......

CLICK HERE 

 

              

 

 

you can order items from this page by.......................

 

ON-LINE SHOPPING CART TELEPHONE ORDINARY POST
For more information about ordering with our on-line shopping cart.

CLICK HERE

For more information about ordering over the phone.

CLICK HERE

For more information about ordering by ordinary post.

CLICK HERE

  

Other methods of payment........

CLICK HERE

..........for more information

or email:  sales@rugbyrelics.com

 

 

 

Search the website with Google

   

Shortcuts to pages on the Rugby Relics website - please click on the links below..............

RUGBY TEAMS - Australia  -  Barbarians  -  British & Irish Lions  -  Canada  -  England  -  France  -  Ireland  -  Italy  -  Japan  -  New Zealand  -  Scotland  -  South Africa  -  USA  -  Wales

  *****  

RUGBY MEMORABILIA - Art   -  Autographs  -  Badges & Pins  -  Books  -  Cards  -  Collections  -  DVDs  -  First Day Covers  -  Jerseys  - Magazines  -  Memorabilia  -  Menu Cards  -  Philatelic  -  Phonecards  -  Photographs  -  Postcards - Vintage  -  Postcards - Modern  -  Posters  -  Prints  -  Programmes  -  Rugby World Cup  -  Tickets  -  Ties  -  Videos

  *****  

RUGBY AUTOGRAPHS  -  Balls  -  Cards  -  First Day Covers  -  Jerseys  -  Personally Inscribed  -  Photographs  -  Prints & Sheets  -  Programmes & Menu Cards

  *****  

RUGBY BOOKS  -  Books Navigation  -  Annuals  -  Biographies  -  Coaching, Humour, Refereeing & Laws etc  -  Histories  -  Presentation Books  -  Tours

  *****  

RUGBY PROGRAMMES  -  Australia  -  Barbarians  -  British Lions  -  England  -  France  -  Ireland  -  Italy  -  New Zealand  -  Rugby World Cup  -  Scotland  -  South Africa  -  Wales  -  Argentina to Zimbabwe

Age Group & Representative  -  Big Match Specials & Celebration Matches  -  Club & Provincial  -  Cup Finals  -  Presentation

Programme Offers  -  Ranfurly Shield  -  Sevens Tournaments  -  International Trials  -  Varsity, Provincial & Player Testimonials

Neath  -  Newport  -  Ospreys  -  Scarlets

  *****  

RUGBY TICKETS  -  Tickets Home  -  England  -  France  -  Ireland  -  Italy  -  Rugby World Cup  -  Scotland  -  Wales

  *****  

RUGBY MAGAZINES - Magazines Home  -  Australia  -  Britain  -  England  -  France  -  International Rugby News  -  Ireland  -  New Zealand  -  NZ Rugby News  -  Rugby World  -  Scotland  -  South Africa  -  Wales  -  Welsh Rugby  -  Worldwide - Argentina to Zimbabwe   

  *****  

RUGBY LEAGUE  -  Rugby League Home  -  Badges & Pins  -  Photographs  -  Programmes  -  Tickets

  *****  

OTHER SPORTS  -  Athletics  -  Boxing  -  Cricket  -  Cycling  -  Golf  -  Horse Racing  -  Motor Sport  -  Soccer / Football  -  Tennis  -  Other Sports  -  General Sport  (including Rugby)

  *****  

WELSH SPORT  -  Welsh Sport  -  Cardiff City  -  Glamorgan Cricket  -  Newport County  -  Swansea City  - Welsh Soccer  -  Welsh Sport memorabilia

   *****  

www.rugbyrelics.com   -   www.world-rugby-museum.com   -   www.sport-wales.com