Rugby league hoard fetches £7,000 at Leeds auction

Auctioneer Gary Don sold memorabilia belonging to former rugby player Les White.
Auctioneer Gary Don sold memorabilia belonging to former rugby player Les White.
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A COLLECTION of rugby league memorabilia gathered by former international Les White has sold for around £7,000 at auction in Leeds.

Leslie White was part of the famous Indomitable Great Britain team which toured Australia in 1946. He also played for Wigan, Halifax, York and Yorkshire.

Leeds auctioneer Gary Don with Lynn Eccles, whose uncle, Les White, was a rugby league international.

Leeds auctioneer Gary Don with Lynn Eccles, whose uncle, Les White, was a rugby league international.

Mr White, who died in 1993 aged 73, left behind many of his own caps, medals, cuttings, photos and trophies.

Most lots were bought by a single collector and are expected to go on display in Wigan in due course.

Mr White’s family had hoped the collection would one day go on public display.

Auctioneer Gary Don said: “The family will be delighted.”

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