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This is more an update on my trophy collecting experience rather than a full on blog. I'll also be featuring new trophies that I have newly acquired or will be putting up for sale here before they appear on the main site, so watch this space! All comments are welcome...

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Coming Soon....!

Posted by The Trophy Collector on February 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (5)

Over the next 8 to 16 weeks I will be adding some new replicas to the site. These will be a mix of replicas from my own collection and also some replicas that will be available for sale. See the list below. I also hope to change the site around a bit and re-photograph some of the trophies to show them off in a better light. All depends on my spare time!




Replicas that will be available FOR SALE:
FIFA Jules Rimet Trophy 24K Gold - (Full Size) - RARE!
FIFA World Cup Trophy Antique Brass - (Half Size) - RARE!
FIFA Jules Rimet Trophy V2 (Gold Leaf) - (Full Size)
FIFA World Cup Trophy (Gold Paint) - (Full Size)
FIFA World Cup Trophy (Gold Plaster Constructed) - (Full Size) 

Spanish Copa Del Rey - (Large and mini versions)
Spanish La Liga trophy - (mini)
Old European Champions Club Cup (European Cup) - (mini)
UEFA Europa League Trophy - (miniature)
UEFA Cup Winners Cup - (miniature)
FIFA World Club Championship - (miniature)
FIFA Intercontinental Club Championship (old) - (miniature)
FIFA Ballon D'Or - (3/4 Size)
UEFA Champions League Medals

Replicas I'll be adding from my own collection (Not For Sale):
UEFA Europa League Replica - (Half Size)
UEFA European Championship Replica - (Full Size)
FA Cup Replica - (Full Size)
FA Premier League Replica - (Full Size)
FIFA World Cup Replica 24k Gold - (Half Size)
Various Mini and Miniature Trophies
Various Medals

Cope Del Wrecked

Posted by The Trophy Collector on September 25, 2012 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

This is the first time I've seen a picture of the Copa Del Rey trophy that Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos famously dropped underneath the team bus amid the celebrations in Madrid in 2011. According to Ramos "The cup fell, it fell. But the cup is OK." Well if that was repairable Sergio, I've seen it all. Ouch!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/sportvideo/footballvideo/8465404/Real-Madrids-Sergio-Ramos-drops-Copa-del-Rey-trophy-off-bus.html

UEFA Euro 2012

Posted by The Trophy Collector on September 25, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

This GIANT replica of the UEFA European Championship trophy took centre stage during the closing cermony of the tournament in Kiev. Possibly the biggest replica ever made?!

More Fan Efforts

Posted by The Trophy Collector on September 25, 2012 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Most of these are from the FIFA 2010 WORLD CUP in South Africa. Some Decent efforts I think you'll agree!

Not such a great effort!

Posted by The Trophy Collector on July 26, 2012 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Bayern Munich supporters hold up a homemade replica of the Champions League trophy as they gather on the streets of Munich, Germany.   (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Not as refined an effort as our Dutch friends below!!

Improvisation!

Posted by The Trophy Collector on July 2, 2012 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

These Dutch fans showed some rather impressive improvisation in making thir own replica European Championship trophy. Although the shape is a bit bloated and the finer details added in felt marker (!), it was nonetheless a valiant effort. Pity the Dutch team couldn't match that effort on the pitch!

Chelsea Cup Damage "Accidental"

Posted by The Trophy Collector on July 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Chelsea are confident damage to a replica Champions League trophy was accidental.

Members of night-shift security staff posed with the European Cup, similar to that won by the Blues in Munich last month, at Stamford Bridge for personal photographs, during which time one of the handles came away.

Chelsea had been passing the trophy around departments during the week for the 400-strong staff to have photos taken.

The club have conducted an internal investigation, with reports suggesting staff had been suspended over the course of that process, and now consider the matter closed.

A club spokesman said: "The trophy was accidentally damaged while pictures were being taken.

"It was minor damage and has already been repaired. We don't make comment on staff matters."

You'd wonder about the quality of such an expensive trophy if the handles can break so easily....!

Source: ITV Sport

More Microscopic Genius!

Posted by The Trophy Collector on July 2, 2012 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)


TINY UEFA CUP ON HALF A POPPY SEED!

Vladimir Aniskin is one of the few people in the world who can create microscopic artworks so tiny they fit on half a poppy seed.

The 33-year-old scientist, who works at the Syberian branch of the Russian Academy of Science, in Tyumen, has been practicing microminiature art since 1998, and devotes several months to completing a single piece. Over the years, he has learned to work in between heartbeats, which gives him about half a second to do a controlled movement before his hand shakes. “While working I hold my creation in my fingers. Even one’s heartbeat disturbs such minute work, so particularly delicate work has to be done between heartbeats.” Vladimir says.

His miniature masterpieces are created using powerful microscopes and a set of tools he himself designed, and to fully appreciate the fine detail of his art, one also needs a microscope. That’s because some of his works are measured in microns.

The photo doesn’t do Vladimir Aniskin’s work justice, but if you’re ever in St. Petersburg, you can admire 80 of his microscopic wonders at the first Russian museum of micro-miniatures – The Russian Lefty.

 

Source: Odditycentral

Smallest Replica Trophy in the World

Posted by The Trophy Collector on January 20, 2011 at 6:44 PM Comments comments (2)

This 1.5mm micro sculpture world cup, made from a speck of gold, is surely the smallest replica trophy in the world. 

Willard Wigan, 44, spent three weeks working on the 1.5mm bit of 24 carat gold, using a tiny diamond chisel to cut it into the shape of the famous trophy. The result is a stunning work of art so small it can stand on the end of a nail and a microscope is needed to see it in full detail. Previous Willard Wigan micro sculptures have sold for £100,000, but some have ended up lost -- he dropped three of the tiny World Cup sculptures before completing this one.

Stunning, but must be painfully tedious to make one of these. And pricey, especially for something that you could lose in the blink of an eye!


World Cup Replica Trophy



Masters Golf Trophy Replica

Posted by The Trophy Collector on January 20, 2011 at 6:18 AM Comments comments (0)

I came across this article from last week on golfweek.com - $140,000 asking price for this scaled up replica of the Masters Trophy, which is currently being sold by a private collector. I love replica trophies, but I can think of a thousand things to do with $140k before I'd spend it on a trophy! One for the millionaire collectors of the world.


Masters Golf Replica Trophy

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