August 1938: Spectators clapping Australian cricketer Sir Don Bradman (1908 - 2001) as he comes out during the 4th Test Match at Headingley, Leeds. Sir Donald Bradman was the first cricketer to be knighted in 1949 for his services to cricket. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The bat used by Don Bradman in the 1934 Ashes Test, which saw the Australian cricket legend record two decorated scores, has sold for nearly $250,000.

An unnamed buyer sought out the iconic piece of memorabilia through a private sale, with the bat set to remain at the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame.

Bradman amassed a triple century and a double century throughout the 1934 Ashes series in the UK, placing the bat as one of the most valued mementoes in Australian sports history.

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Signed by Bradman himself, a note from the late legend reads: "This is the bat with which I scored 304 at Leeds and 244 at The Oval against England, 1934."

Despite the sale, the bat will remain at the ICHF in Bowral, New South Wales.

“For us to be able to continue to display it shows we’ve really built the museum up into being an institution that can care for such treasured items,” ICHF's Rina Hore told The Age.

“It’s a really significant bat for Australian cricket.”

Bradman's 304 at Headingley was the second and last double century of his career, having managed the feat at the same venue four years prior.