A huge collection of golfing art, plus the copyright to numerous golfing publications
by famous author and cartoonist George Houghton, the original ‘Golf Addict’, offered
unlimited scope – having sole rights to all his artistic work.
The London based stock was moved to the prestigious location of Pembridge Villas
in Notting Hill, where two floors of overflowing items were beautifully displayed
to the delight of casual visitor and connoisseur alike. Sean Arnold Sporting Antiques
was now firmly established.
With his own passionate interest and appreciation of sporting traditions, Sean
visualised the historic Salters’ premises as being the ideal setting for his own
equally historic and comprehensive collection.
Eventually the entire stock was moved under one roof to Aldershot.
Under the name J. Salter & Son production of sporting items began; Footballs,
Rugby Balls, Polo sticks, Cricket bats and balls, Football boots and Boxing equipment.
Items were handmade by experienced craftsmen using only the finest of woods and leather.
Literally thousands of items of the highest standard were created using the early
Salters’ catalogue as reference - each finished item bearing the trade name J, Salter
Within the original premises where J. Salter established his business in 1884,
there is now a polo museum dedicated to him as a tribute, alongside Sean Arnold’s
impressive collection of geniune sporting memorabilia, ephemera, and vintage leather
Sharing his extensive knowledge and genuine love for sporting traditions,
Sean is now in demand as a consultant and advisor on this subject.