b'59FOOTBALL (AUSTRALIAN RULES)CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING 1880s2015385A bearded footballer in full playing outfit with inflated oval ball at his side, circa 1880Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 102 x 64 mm, verso imprinted From Burmans Photographic Rooms, 209 Bourke St. East, near Parliament Houses and St. Georges Hall, next Theate Royal Melbourne . Views taken in any part of Victoria; both the albumen print and mount are in fine condition.The young footballer posing in Burmans studio was probably a member of one of Melbournes early suburban football teams. Arthur Burmans studio was located at this address at the top end of Bourke Street between 1878 and 1888$200400 386386COLLINGWOOD PREMIERSHIP MEDAL - 18961896 Collingwood Premiership Medal, 15ct yellow gold, Maltese Cross shape with front engraved with magpie, Premiers & 1896, reverse engraved Collingwood F.C., Presented by J.Cross Esq, To W.S. STRICKLAND, CAPT. Hallmarked three part mark for Robert Robertson & Son [Melbourne 1877-1921]. The medal has been modified on the reverse to accommodate a hook and pin.Provenance: The family, by descent.William Bill Strickland (18641959) was a centreman who started his career with Brunswick F.C. before joining Victorian Football Association side Carlton in 1885, playing in their 1887 premiership. He missed the 1889 season after rolling his ankle in a practice match, but returned in 1890. He transferred to the newly established team, Collingwood, at the end of 1892 due to internal dissent and dissatisfaction at Carlton. After arriving at Collingwood, he became the clubs captain, and led the club to the 1896 VFA premiership after they defeated South Melbourne in a premiership play-off, which was also his 200th career match. In 1897 he was Collingwoods first ever VFL captain, and lead them to third place before retiring. He returned to the VFL in 1904 as coach, and again briefly in 1908. He was also involved in Sydney Australian rules football for many years. He was inducted into the Collingwood Hall of Fame in 2017. [His medal for this honour is one of the following lots.]The 1896 Victorian Football Association season was the 20th season of the Australian rules football competition. It was the final season in which the Association was the highest level of senior football competition in Victoria, with eight of its strongest members leaving the league and establishing the rival Victorian Football League from 1897. The season was opened on 2 May, and concluded on 3 October with a playoff match for the premiership between the top two teams, in which Collingwood defeated South Melbourne by one goal. It was Collingwoods first VFA premiership. Another example of this rare medal was sold in our February 2016 Sports Memorabilia auction. It was the medal awarded to Herman Dohrman who played 22 games for Collingwood in 1895-96. The medal brought $15,000 + Buyers Premium.$10,00015,000.'