The former England international Gordon Grimmer has sold his auction house to a company in Australia, where he has held a stake in a company which has won more than $1 million on the sale of a company he once worked for.
The company, called the International Auction House, is run by former England winger Peter Grimmer, who has been running the auction house since 2009.
“He’s had a great run, but unfortunately there was a bit of a run out, but I’m sure there’s a bit more to come,” Grimmer told The Sport Beast.
“It’s just been a great time for him.”
Auctioneer Peter Grimmers auction house in Brisbane, Queensland.
Source: Supplied Grimmer said he was very proud of the work the company has done, which included winning the Australian Grand Prix in 2013 and being named Australia’s Sportsman of the Year in 2014.
“It’s been a fantastic run for the company, the whole operation,” Grimmers said.
“Peter has done some amazing things over the years, but we have also had some great successes in Australia.”
I’ve got a lot of great memories in Australia and he’s the person I’ve worked for for the last two years.
“A lot of fun but I’ve got to put it down to the time and the environment, Peter Grumbers son says.
Auctions open at 10am.
Grimmer, 74, was a key member of England’s 1966 World Cup winning side, which was knocked out in the semi-finals by South Africa.
He played in three World Cup finals, scoring a hat-trick in the final in 1966 and scoring against England in the 1958 World Cup final.
He won the World Cup twice in 1958 and 1959, scoring one goal.
Grimmer played in 10 Test matches for England in 1956, scoring 20 points.
He made a further 11 appearances for the England Under-19s in 1960 and 1966.
He retired from international football in 1973 after the World War II, and was awarded the Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth II.
Auctions opened at 10 a.m. today.