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A FRED PERRY RACKET
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A FRED PERRY RACKET

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A FRED PERRY RACKET
manufactured by Slazenger, the concave throat with printed Fred Perry signature, the side of handle with monogram "F.J.P.", original red leather butt cap (re-gripped and re-strung, lower frame and handle with flaked paint).
Provenance
Presented to Fred Perry's goddaughter after the 1936 Wimbledon Championships.
Special Notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Sale Room Notice
Please note that it has come to our attention that the racket was not used in the 1936 Wimbledon Championships. It has been suggested that the laurel wreath on the racket handle was first printed in the late 1940s. The new estimate for this lot is now £300-500.

Lot Essay

The above racket is believed to have been used by Fred Perry in the 1936 Wimbledon Championships. In the 1936 Wimbledon Final, Perry defeated Gottfried Von Cramm 6/1, 6/1, 6/0, becoming Wimbledon champion for a record third consecutive year. The 1936 Wimbledon Championships proved to be Perry's last Men's Singles Championships before turning professional.
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