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Mervyns Grand Slam by Simon Smith.


Mervyns Grand Slam by Simon Smith.

After achieving a then world record points score against Japan and hammering the touring Australians. Mervyn Davies Welsh team swept all before them in the 1976 Five nations. Playing the attractive brand of Rugby that was synonymous with Welsh sides of the 70s they achieved what was then considered the greatest of all Grand Slams.
Item Code : SPC0502Mervyns Grand Slam by Simon Smith. - This Edition
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PRINTLimited edition of 35 artist proofs.

No.19 of the edition of 35 artist proofs available. Image has a few very minor surface scratches which would not be noticeable once framed. The is a very rare print personally hand-signed in pencil by each of the 16 Welsh rugby players.
Paper size 27.5 inches x 19.5 inches (70cm x 49cm) Edwards, Gareth
Bennett, Phil
Williams, J P R
Williams, J J
Davies, Mervyn
David, Tommy
Evans, Trevor
Cobner, Terry
Wheel, Geoff
Martin, Allan
Gravell, Rav
Fenwick, Steve
Davies, Gerald
Faulkner, A G
Windsor, Bobby
Price, Graham
+ Artist : Simon Smith
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PRINT Print including 8 signatures from the Welsh team.

SOLD OUT (315, April 2009)
Paper size 27.5 inches x 19.5 inches (70cm x 49cm)Artist : Simon SmithSOLD
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*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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The signature of A G Faulkner

A G Faulkner
*Signature Value : 20

Anthony George "Charlie" Faulkner. Born in Newport. Monmouthshire. Wales, on the 27th of February 1941, Anthony George Faulkner played rugby for Pontypool RFC as a Prop Forward during the 1970s and attained 19 caps for Wales, making his international debut in 1975. He also played for the British Lions in 1977 and later became coach for Newport.
The signature of Allan Martin

Allan Martin
*Signature Value : 20

The signature of Bobby Windsor

Bobby Windsor
*Signature Value : 20

Robert William Windsor was born in Newport, Monmouthshire on the 31st January 1948, known as Bobby and nicknamed "The Duke", is a former welsh rugby Union international rugby player. Robert William Windsor who gained 28 rugby union caps for Wales as a hooker between 1973 and 1979. Robert Windsor made his debut for Wales against Australia in 1973 at Cardiff, a match Wales won by 24 points to nil with Windsor scoring a hooker's try, and took over from Jeff Young as first-choice hooker. The Pontypool front row played for Wales as a unit 19 times during the 1970s, . Robert William Windsor played his last international match against France in February 1979. Robert Windsor was selected for two British Lions tours and in 1974 on the Lions tour of South Africa Windsor played in all the tests. In 1977 On the tour of New Zealand, Windsor played only in the first test.
The signature of Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards
*Signature Value : 25

The signature of Geoff Wheel

Geoff Wheel
*Signature Value : 20

Geoff Wheel was born in Swansea on the 30th of June 1951. A Rugby Union Prop and a former Wales international rugby union player who attained 32 international caps. Geoff Wheel played his club rugby with Swansea Rugby football club as a Prop (A lock-forward). On the 2nd of February 1974, Geaff Wheel made his international debut on for Wales against Ireland and between 1974 and 1982 he formed a formidable second-row partnership for Wales with Allan Martin during the second 'golden-age' of the Wales international team. In 1977 Geoff Wheel, along with the Ireland Player Willie Duggan, became the first players to be sent off in a Five nations international Rugby match. International Career Record: P32, W22, D1, L9
The signature of Gerald Davies

Gerald Davies
*Signature Value : 20

The signature of Graham Price

Graham Price
*Signature Value : 20

The signature of J J Williams

J J Williams
*Signature Value : 20

The signature of J P R Williams

J P R Williams
*Signature Value : 20



The signature of Mervyn Davies (deceased)

Mervyn Davies (deceased)
*Signature Value : 25

Known universally as Merv the Swerve the number eight led Wales to the 1976 Five Nations Grand Slam. Thomas Mervyn Davies was born on the 9th of December 1946 in Swansea and was a former Welsh rugby union player who won 38 caps for Wales as a No. 8. Davies attended Penlan County School. Thomas Mervyn Davies joined London Welsh in 1968, later moving to Swansea. He won his first cap for Wales in 1969 against Scotland, going on to play 38 consecutive matches for Wales and scoring two tries. During this period Wales won two Grand Slams and three Triple Crowns. He won a total of 38 caps for Wales and went on two victorious British and Irish Lions tours in 1971 and 1974, playing in eight tests. In a total of 46 international appearances for Wales and the Lions he only ended on the losing side nine times. Thomas Mervyn Davies was handed the captaincy of Wales in 1975 and skippered the side to the Five Nations Championship in the same year, and the Grand Slam the following season. In a poll of Welsh Rugby fans in 2002, Davies was voted both Greatest Ever Welsh Captain and Greatest Ever Welsh Number 8. In 2001 he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. Sadly Thomas Mervyn Davies died on 16th March 2012 and will be sadly missed by all rugby enthusiasts.
The signature of Phil Bennett

Phil Bennett
*Signature Value : 25

The signature of Ray Gravell

Ray Gravell
*Signature Value : 20

The signature of Steve Fenwick

Steve Fenwick
*Signature Value : 20

The signature of Terry Cobner

Terry Cobner
*Signature Value : 20

The signature of Tommy David

Tommy David
*Signature Value : 25

Thomas Patrick "Tommy" David born in Pontypridd on the 2nd April 1948. Tom David is a former Wales international Rugby Union and Rugby League player. In January 1973 at the Arms Park Cardiff, Tom David played in the historic Barbarians match against New Zealand. Tom David Played for the British Lions in the 1974 tour of South Africa and at the time played club rugby for Lllanelli RFC. He also played for his home-town club Pontypridd and in 1976 was part of the Grand Slam winning Wales team. In 1981 he switched to Rugby League joining Cardiff RLFC.
The signature of Trevor Evans

Trevor Evans
*Signature Value : 20

Artist Details : Simon Smith
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Simon Smith

Simon Smith was born in 1960 into a military family and quickly developed an interest in history and the armed forces. He has worked continually as an illustrator in the historical field since leaving art college in 1982, having graduated with a First in Fine Art and Illustration.. He has work on permanent display in London and countries as far afield as Taiwan and Israel. Simon owes his lifelong interest in military subjects to his family connections with the services.

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