Ben Foord

Ben Foord

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A rare original vintage 1930s card, clearly signed in ink by Ben Foord.

Double mounted for fine display with photograph.


From an extensive original vintage 1930-1970s sporting / entertainment / military / music-hall autograph collection contained in the scrapbooks of William Holland of Sheffield. He amassed them at the time in-person and through the post. Some items include letters along with original mailing envelopes (addressed to him) and researched newspaper cuttings. AFTAL Dealer No13 and Memorabilia UK COA.


15x10cm Sized Card

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed


About Ben Foord

Ben Foord

BEN FOORD d1942. South African boxer of the 1930-40s who won the South African Heavyweight title / British Board of Control British Heavyweight title (though he was South African) and the British Empire heavyweight title. His career record 59 fights / 40 wins / 15 losses and 4 draws. His professional fighting weight varied from Light Heavyweight (170lb / 77kg /12st 2lb) to Heavyweight (216lb / 98.0kg / 15st 6lb). After retiring from boxing, he joined the army and while at home on leave he was playing a practical joke by sneaking up on his wife Phyllis with a pistol and pretending to be a desperado. He then attempted gun-spinning in the American Frontier style and accidentally shot himself in the face, killing himself at the age of just 29.


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