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The segmented leather ball, gilded, painted and inscribed This Ball Was Used at Nottingham In The Semi Final, Mar 5th 1887, When, Albion Defeated Preston (North End), Presented to Mr John Bowen, By J. Bayliss, Capt, with areas of paint loss
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The segmented leather ball, gilded, painted and inscribed This Ball Was Used at Nottingham In The Semi Final, Mar 5th 1887, When, Albion Defeated Preston (North End), Presented to Mr John Bowen, By J. Bayliss, Capt, with areas of paint loss

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The segmented leather ball, gilded, painted and inscribed This Ball Was Used at Nottingham In The Semi Final, Mar 5th 1887, When, Albion Defeated Preston (North End), Presented to Mr John Bowen, By J. Bayliss, Capt, with areas of paint loss
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John Bowen and thence by family decent to the present owner
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The above football was used in the 1887 F.A.Cup semi-final. In the semi-final match played at Trent Bridge, on 5th March 1887, West Bromwich Albion defeated Preston North End 3-1
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