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Set of programmes from Spurs double season sells for £3,600

A complete set of League and Cup programmes from Tottenham’s famous double-winning season of 1960-61 has sold for £3,600 on AbeBooks.

In all, there are 64 programmes in the collection, including 42 home and away League games and a full set of seven FA Cup ties (including the 2-0 Wembley victory against Leicester City). There are also programmes for friendlies against the Army and Dinamo Tbilisi, end of season away friendlies v Amsterdam XI and Feyenoord, a public trial match, 10 home reserves, an England v West Germany U-23 international, and London Boys v Manchester Boys.

As if that wasn’t enough, the sale also includes the official Spurs handbooks for the 1960/61 and 1961/62 seasons, various souvenir brochures and a small black and white photograph of the  double-winning team.

Managed by Bill Nicholson, the stars of that Spurs team included Danny Blanchflower, Dave Mackay, Cliff Jones, Les Allen and Terry Dyson. Seven clubs have completed the double of the FA Cup and the Division One/Premier League title – Manchester United and Arsenal (three times each), Chelsea, Preston North End, Aston Villa and Liverpool.

Tottenham were the first club to complete the double in the 20th century.

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