Sports Memorabilia Australia


Sports Memorabilia Australia has been retailing, auctioning and valuing sporting antiques since 1993. I am the official valuer for the Australian Sports Museum, Bradman Foundation, Australian Rugby Archives, New Zealand Rugby Museum and SCG Museum. We provide valuations to insurance companies and the general public. I am an accredited valuer for the Commonwealth Government’s Cultural Gifts Programme. I co – wrote a History of the Australian cricket cap – The Baggy Green in 2009 – this has won several accolades. In 202 I co-wrote The Official History of the Wallabies Jersey. I now also provide an acquisition service to Museums securing items of sporting memorabilia from athletes, whom the Museum is wishing to promote and honour as a part of their local sports-people Hall of Fame.


Full Collection Valuation

Australian Rugby Union Archives – February 2010, July 2015 and November 2020.

The Rugby Club, Sydney – 2010 and 2016.

Tennis Australia Collection – 2017

New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame – 2018

Australian Racing Museum – 2019

Brisbane Broncos 2018 and 2021.

Cricket NSW – 2015 and Queensland Cricket Association Collections – 2018

Cultural Gifts Program Valuation

Bradman Museum – CGP Donor – April 2011.

National Sports Museum – CCP Donors – 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017

Australian National Maritime Museum – CGP Donor – 2017

Australian Racing Museum – CGP Donors – 2020, 2021

Single Significant Valuation

Museum Victoria; Nicky Winmar’s “Proud to be Black” 1993 St Kilda Jersey – June 2012

New Zealand Rugby – Significant RWC All Black’s jerseys – 2017 and 2019

Long Term Collection Valuations

National Sports Museum; Valuation of Loans/ Donation and 5 yearly full collections valuations – 2010 to 2023 and ongoing

Sydney Cricket Ground Museum – 2013 to 2019. 2021 to 2023 and ongoing

Bradman Museum 2007 to 2021.

Acquisition Service

Liverpool Sports Hall of Fame; liaised with local sportsmen and women and co-ordinate loan/donation of items.

Organise collection, delivery and insurance with full acquisition documentation. 2011-2014

Significance Assessments

National Rugby League – Heroes and Legends Museum – 2015

Sydney Cricket Ground Trust Museum – 2016

Seminar Organiser

Sports Museum’s Network of Australia and New Zealand – Co-originator of the organisation SMN1 in 2018

Chief organiser of SMN2 held in Sydney in 2019

New Zealand Rugby Museum/SMA – July 2016 – ‘Protecting the Legacy’ All Blacks jersey seminar

Australian Society for Sports Historians – July 2017 – the Bi anneal Conference with day 3 specific to Aust/NZ Sports Museums “The Business of Sport” held at UTS/SCG and NRL

Michael Fahey
Sports Memorabilia Australia
Sydney NSW
Phone: 94200558

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Year Commenced: 1993
Number of Staff: 1
Staff Basis: Sole Operator
AICCM member: N/A
GST Registered?: Yes
ABN: 94074266210