George VI 'Mick the Miller' Commemorative Silver Matchbox Cover

ROBERT PRINGLE, BIRMINGHAM 1939
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A good quality George VI commemorative silver Matchbox Cover engraved with an image of "Mick the Miller", the famous greyhound.

By Robert Pringle & Sons, London, 1939

Sold - £235.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
H
22  mm (0.87 inches)
W
60  mm (2.36 inches)
D
39  mm (1.54 inches)
Weight
55.00 Grams (1.77 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
LR260315
Medium
Silver
Literature
Mick the Miller (29 June 1926 – 6 May 1939) was a male brindle Greyhound. He is celebrated as the first great racing greyhound to compete in England (although he was born in Killeigh, County Offaly). Despite a short three year racing career, his achievements were highly publicised around the world and by the end of his career he had become an icon in the sport. His achievements include winning nineteen races in a row, including the English Greyhound Derby on two successive occasions. He suffered an injury at Wimbledon Stadium whilst racing which broke the streak in 1931, and once recovered was beaten in the attempt to win a third Derby title. He went on to appear in films, and is still considered one of the greatest sporting heroes in the UK.