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CONDITION : Unc : Uncirculated , EF : Extremely Fine , VF : Very Fine , + or – after condition Indicates slightly ‘higher’ or ‘lower’, / between conditions : Indicates ‘between’.
ABBREVIATIONS : Abt : about ; b/w : Black & White ; gr : grams ; illustr. : illustrated or
illustrations ; IOC : International Olympic Committee ; NOC : National Olympic Committee ; o.w. : otherwise ; pcs : pieces ; pp. : pages ; publ. : publisher or published ; obv.: obverse ; rev. : reverse Cover Illustr.: Item No 57, 4 and 236. Back Cover Illustr.: Item No 103
ANCIENT OLYMPIC GAMES 1. (Book) “PINDARY OLYMPIA”, ed.1806.
Two parts. Greek and Latin. 76pp. plus 24pp. 16x10cm (6.3”x3.9”). Part one, Pindaros about famous Olympic winners in Greek. Part two, ODE I to ODE XIV in Latin. Hard Leather bound covers, clean contents and covers.
1. 2. Isthmia 1878 Silver medal 19th century with loop. 38mmx25mm (0.15”x0.10”) approx. Silver, with no hallmark. There are many references to the Greek Isthmian Games in early Victorian sport. VF+
OLYMPIA EXCAVATIONS 3. Official covenant between Greece and Germany in order to start the excavations in Olympia. April 5th, 1875. Soft covers, 6pp., A4. The official
parliament covenant/agreement between Greece and Germany as composed and written by hand, regarding the excavations in Olympia. Mentions the decision of Greek and German empires to start joint excavations in Olympia, with all relevant details and articles. Includes 10 articles, with all relevant deals of this covenant. Where exactly the excavations would take place, responsibilities of each party, duration etc. In two languages, Greek and French. Stamped with a big relief paper stamp in front with relief inscription “George, King of Greeks”. Two copies only were ever made. One for the Greek, and one for the German Empire. Signed by both Greek and German officials representing each party. UNIQUE HAND SCRIPT, PARLIAMENT LAW. Excellent condition.
1859-1888/9 GREEK OLYMPIC (OLYMPIAN) GAMES. A few words about the 1859-1889 Olympic (Olympian) Games: In 1830, along with the re-instatement of Greece as free country, Greeks seemed to recollect their ancient history, especially from Classical years, and wanting to honor the ancient Greek phrase “Νοῦς ὑγιὴς ἐν σώματι ὑγιεῖ” translated as “Healthy mind exists, in a healthy body”, started forming the groundwork to revive the ancient Olympic Games. Some initiatives as follows: - 1833, Poem of Panagiotis Soutsos, (intellectual, poet of the time) “Dialogue of the Dead”, where he clearly proposes the revival of the ancient Olympic Games. - 1834, Panagiotis Soutsos sends a formal proposal to Ioannis Kolettis, minister of internal affairs of Greece, asking the same. - 1835, after P.Soutsos’ proposal, I. Kolettis, by his “Memorandum of the instituting of National celebrations and public games on the model of Antiquity, submits a formal proposal to King Othon. - 1837, Royal Decree signed by Queen Amalia, formally gives shape to what the Games would look like. - 1838, the municipality of Letrina (today’s municipality of Pyrgos, near Olympia) proposed to hold Olympic Games on March 25th honoring Greece’s national celebrations. It is said, that Evangelis Zappas was inspired by the work of P.Soutsos, and decided to revive the ancient Olympic Games himself, proposing it to king Othon, and funding them completely by himself. This lead to acceptance, and ultimately, the revival of the ancient Olympic Games which were held in Athens from 1859-1889 became a reality. The Olympian Games consisted of two parts, an exhibition held in Zappeion Megaron (Mansion), as well as the athletic Games held in Ludwig sq. (now Omonia sq.) in1859, and in the Games after that, in the Panathenaic stadium where the Olympic Hymn (composed by Orfanidis) and athlete’s oath would be heard. The Olympian Games were accepted with great excitement by national and international press, as well as societies who promoted the benefits of physical education (e.g. Wenlock, a committee of gentlemen in England, initiated in 1850 who held their own local athletic games, the Wenlock Olympian Games) and praised and supported the initiative for revival of Olympian Games, and the start of modern Olympic Games as they mentioned them (The London Review, Sept. 15, 1860).
The temporary wooden Zappeion building, where the exhibition part of the Olympian Games were held until 1875.
Athens 1859, First Period, A’ Olympic (Olympian) Games.
4. Winner Medal.
58mm. by Oudine. Relief Bust surrounded by the inscription “Othon King of Greece Founder of the Olympian (Games)”. rev., Inscription “Bronze / Olympic / Wreath / Consecrator of Games / Evangelis / Zappas” surrounded by relief Olive Wreath. White metal, essay (sample) medal. Facts about the 1859 medals: Although the official report mentions the numbers of the medals that were awarded during these Games, in fact, no medals were ever awarded. This is the reason why such medals are not found anywhere. It was planned for the medals to be awarded, but they were never actually produced, thus no medals were awarded. What was produced, are the sample medals before the actual production. One of each kind, Gold (fist and second Class), Silver (first and second class) and Bronze (only one, no classes) were ever produced, all using the same white metal sample material. The only one essay medal that the National Numismatic museum owns was loaned to Berlin Exhibition “Olympia: Myth, cult, Games” from 31 August 2012 to 7 January 2013 in Berlin and then Doha, Qatar, from March 28 to the end of October 2013. The medal offered in this auction is a unique opportunity to own the only one sample of the 1859 Bronze winner medal that was ever produced. This medal is Unique! VF
Athens 1870, Second Period, B’ Olympic (Olympian) Games. 5. Bronze Winner’s Medal in original presentation case.
Bronze, 41mm (1.61”), by Barre. Bust of King George A, surrounded by the inscription “ George A’, King of Greeks”. rev., Inscription “ Olympia / in Athens / ΑΩΟ’ (1870), surrounded by the inscription “Consecrator of Games Evangelis Zappas” , which in turn is surrounded by an olive wreath. Inscr. “Cuivre” (Bronze) stamped on edge.
Only 353 such medals produced and awarded! This is one of them. UNC.
6. Tickets, UNUSED, set of four (4) for the Olympian Games 1870. 9.7x9cm (3.82”x3.54”).
Extremely Rare. EF
7. (newspaper) “Ethnofylax” (“Protector of the Nation”).
Athens March 9, 1870. 4pp. Article/Manifesto regarding building of the temporary (wooden) Zappeion Mansion where the 1870 Games were to be held. 21x28cm (8.27’’x11.03’’) Excellent condition
Athens 1875, Third Period, C’ Olympic (Olympian) Games. 8. Silver B’ Class, Winner’s Medal in original presentation case.
Silver, 41mm (1.61”), 21.6 grams (0.76 ounces), by Barre. Relief bust of King George A’, surrounded by the inscription “ George A’, King of Greeks”. rev., Inscription “ Olympia / in Athens / ΑΩΟΕ’ (1875) / Class B, surrounded by the inscription “Consecrator of Games Evangelis Zappas” , which in turn is surrounded by an olive wreath. “Argent” stamped on edge. Box with gold embossed inscr. “OLYMPIA/ AΩΟΕ” Very Rare. The second rank of Silver, Second awards, what we would call a Silver/Second Place Winner Medal in our days. Only 205 such medals produced and awarded! This is one of them. UNC.
8. 9. Bronze Winner’s Medal in original presentation case.
Bronze, 41mm (1.61”) by Barre. Bust of King George A, surrounded by the inscription “ George A’, King of Greeks”. rev., Inscription “ Olympia / in Athens / ΑΩΟΕ’ (1870), surrounded by the inscription “Consecrator of Games Evangelis Zappas” , which in turn is surrounded by an olive wreath. Inscr. “Cuivre” (Bronze) stamped on edge. Rare UNC condition in original box also in excellent condition. Only 286 such medals produced and awarded! This is one of them. UNC.
10. (booklet) Keystone of Zappeion Mansion, 1874.
23.5x16cm (9.25”x6.29”). Soft covers, back cover loose, scuffed edges, some light water stainin contents, o.w. clean.
Athens 1888, Fourth Period, D’ Olympic (Olympian) Games. 11. Pilopoion Medal.
Bronze, 35.5mm (0.14’’), 11.9grams (0.42 ounces), with a loop.Relief image of Zappeion Megaron, with the inscription “D’/Olympias” on top, and “In/Athens 1888” on bottom. rev., inscription “In commemoration” surrounded by an olive wreath, and on top of that, the inscription “Pilipoion” (hat maker shop), and “M Katsimpali” on bottom. EF Note: Although there were no official medals actually awarded in these
Games, there was one medal, which was made by the hat maker shop (pilopoiion) of Mr. Michalakis Katsimpalis, and which is the only known commemorative medal made for the 1888 Olympian Games. This was a privately cut medal, made for the commemoration of the Games.
12. D’ Oympian Games advertisements.
8pp 15x22.5cm (5.9”x8.86”). “Annex to the exhibitors’ catalogue”. Loose pages, include advertisements of the time. Very rare, excellent condition.
13. “Mining of Lavrion” company, exhibiting material for the D’ Period of the Olympian Games 1888.
By Managing Director Mr. Andreou Kordella. 125pp., 24x16cm (9.44”x6.29”), Soft covers, excellent condition.
Part III Athens 1896-Today, International Olympic PARTGames III Athens 1896, 1st International Olympic Games
14. Second Place Winner’s Medal in Original Presentation case.
Bronze, 50mm (1.96”), by J.C. Chaplain. Laureate head of Zeus facing, holding winged statue of Victory (Nike) with laurel branch on globe. rev., View of Acropolis and Parthenon between Olympic legend. “BRONZE” stamped on edge. Box’s housing slightly bigger, imperceptible error from production. Rectangular box with numbered stamp on bottom by the Committee of the Olympic Games. EF
14. 15. Gold Participation Medal In Official LUXURIOUS* Presentation Case.
Gilt bronze, 50mm (1.96”), by N. Lytras. Seated Victory (Nike) holding laurel wreath over phoenix rising out of flames, Acropolis in background. rev. 5-line Greek legend “INTERNATIONAL/ OLYMPIC GAMES/IN ATHENS/1896”, in laurel wreath. UNC.
15. *Newspaper advertisement from 9 April 1896 announcing the sale of gilt commemorative (participation) medals with either a plain or luxurious box
15a. Private 1896 medal collection in original wooden presentation box with inscription in Greek tranl. “International Olympic Games, Athens 1896”.
22x7.8x2.5cm (8.66”x3.07”x0.98”). Lacquered wood. Includes three 1896 medals and a half faced bronze badge. Case consists of: a) Bronze Participation medal. Βronze, 50mm (1.96”), by N. Lytras. Seated Victory (Nike) holding laurel wreath over phoenix rising out of flames, Acropolis in background. rev. 5-line Greek legend “INTERNATIONAL/OLYMPIC GAMES/IN ATHENS/1896”, in laurel wreath. Some rusting, o.w. EF b) Bronze half faced badge. 50mm (1.96”). Bust of G. Averof, surrounded by legend in Greek transl. “Benefactor G. Averof / 1896”. With hanging hole, some rusting, o.w. EF c) Candidate Participation medal. After the relevant competition, the N. Lytras design was preferred. Silvered bronze, 30mm (0.12”) Goddess “Athens” (Athina) standing over view of city of Athens holding laurel wreath, legend “Athens” on bottom. rev., Greek legend transl., “Revival of the Olympic Games / 1896 / 776bC – 301ad” surrounded by laurel wreath. Originally with loop, but was cut out at the time, to fit the case. Some rusting, o.w. EF- d) Bronze commemorative medal. Bronze, 30mm, by K. Houtopoulos. Originally with loop, but was cut out at the time, to fit the case. Relief Panathenaic Stadium, with relief inscriptions “Panathenaic Stadium/ Herodes-Averof/ In Athens”.rev., relief laurel wreath, with relief inscription “Olympic Games / 776bC, 1896. Engr. W. Pittner, Wien. EF. Extremely Rare,.
16. Official Report. Two Parts in one Volume.
Rare edition German and English languages, 26.8x33.6cm (10.6”x13.2”). Publ. by Karl Beck Athens, Leipzig F. Volckmar, and London H Grevel. Part I : The Olympic Games B.C. 776 A.D. 1896 . 107 pp. illustr., written by Prof. Lambros and Politis with foreword from the Oly. Committee secretary – general Timoleon Philemon. Part II : The 1896 Olympic Games. 120 pp. illustr., many of them have press with olive-phoenix-and laurel-boughs in color. Written by Baron Piere De Coubertin, Timoleon Philemon, N.G. Politis and C. Aninos. First part relays the story of the ancient Olympic Games, illustrations of sports, buildings, sculptures and vases. The second part reports the first modern International Olympic Games showing all arrangements, the stadium, winners and participation medals, stamps, detailed descriptions of all events, dignitaries. Original carton board lithographed covers. Covers and contents in excellent condition. Rare
17. Official Report. Part I.
In Greek and French languages, 26.8x34.5cm (10.6”x13.6”). Publ. by Karl Beck, Athens and H. Le Soudier, Paris 1896. The Olympic Games B.C. 776 A.D. 1896 . 102 pp. illustr., written by Prof. Lambros and Politis with foreword from the Oly. Committee secretary – general Timoleon Philemon. Hard leather bound covers of the time with minor stains. Clean contents, with handwritten dedication of the General Secretary Timoleon Philemon, by the command of the Heir, stamped by the stamp of the Olympic Committee.
18. Last minute ANNEX of newspaper Hestia. Marathon Race, Louis Victory. UNIQUE document item. Approx 14x21.5cm (5.51”x8.46”) 1pp, in Greek Language unevenly cut. Newspaper was already printed, so this Annex was added in order to publish the news of a so called “National Victory”.“Last Minute / Marathon race / the result.- the winner.who came after him.- in how much time.the crowd’s enthusiasm”. Excellent condition. Unique.
18. 19. Photograph of Spyros Louis.
6.5x10cm (2.55”x3.93”) Hard Carton photo, by the photographer of the Royal Family, P. Moraites. Excellent condition
19. 20. Three framed Photographs of Tilemahos Karakalos.
Second place winner, 1896, fencing. Officer of the Greek army. Upper left photo 11x16cm (4.33”x6.3”) T. Karakalos in Berlin, with handwritten dedication on back side to his parents “your Mahos from Berlin”. Upper right photo of T. Karakalos, 6x10.5cm (2.36”x4.14”) by sisters Kanta, the first female Greek professional photographers. Bottom photograph, 17x11.5cm (6.69”x4.53”)T. Karakalos exercising. All in excellent condition.
21. Photograph of the statue of G. Averof by Albert Meyer.13.5x21.5cm
(5.31’’x8.46’’). Relief inscription of Albert Meyer’s name, two stamps and city of Berlin on bottom. On the back, the logo and information of Albert Meyer’s firm, and handwritten note in German by visitor of the Games and initial owner of the photo as follows: “The statue of the Greek Philanthropist and Millionaire Averof in front of the Athens’ Stadium. Averof spent for the building of the Stadium 1 million Drachmas”. Excellent condition.
22. Handwritten Letter/Invitation from Timoleon Filemon to the minister of Shipping to attend the unveiling of the statue of G. Averof.
21x33.5cm (8.26’’x13.19’’). Dated 22nd of March 1896, Protocol Original stamp of the Olympic Committee, AND second Original stamp of the Olympic Committee of the Games in Athens. Timoleon Filemon, by the command of his Highness the heir, invites the Minister of shipping to attend the unveiling ceremony of the statue of G. Averof in front of the Panathenaic Stadium. Unique Document. Excellent condition.
22. 23. Handwritten Letter/Invitation from Timoleon Filemon to the minister of shippingto attend the Olympic Games.
21x33.5cm (8.26’’x13.19’’). Dated 24th of March 1896, Protocol Original stamp of the Olympic Committee, AND second Original stamp of the Olympic Committee of the Games in Athens. Timoleon Filemon, by the command of his Highness the heir, invites the Minister of shipping to attend with his wife the Olympic Games. His seat is mentioned to be offered by the King, and that the letter was accompanied by a “season” ticket for the whole time of the Games. Unique Document. Excellent condition.
24. Handwritten Letter/Invitation to the Minister of Shipping from the Mayor of Piraeus to attend the Piraeus celebrations as per the General Program of the Games.
21x34cm (8.26’’x13.38’’). Written on the 25th of March (opening of the Games) for the 29th, when the celebrations would take place. Many interesting details mentioned. Stamped by the official Mayor of Piraeus stamp. Unique Document. Excellent condition.
25. Handwritten Letter of Timoleon Filemon to M. Andrikopoulos to attend as Judge to the Panhellenic Games (Greek Trials) before the Olympic Games.
21x34cm (8.26’’x13.38’’). Written in Athens, Feb. 29th, 1896. Protocol Original stamp of the Olympic Committee, AND second Original stamp of the Olympic Committee of the Games in Athens. Unique Document. Folded in three, minor wear, o.w. excellent condition.
26. (booklet) Official Program of 2nd day of the Panhellenic Trial Games.
7pp., 23x15.5cm (9.05’’x6.10’’). All participants and program of the Games included. Soft covers, front cover partially stained, some scuffing but overall good condition with clean contents.
27. Official Nautical Games Program.
(swimming, yachting and rowing), Part A (swimming). Includes members of the Judges, program of races, and participants. 8pp., 24x16,5 (9.4’’x6.5’’). In Greek and French languages. Soft cover. First page uneven with cover, o.w. clean contents
28. Official Reproduction of 1896 Memorabilia collection in large carton box.
Includes 27 items, reproductions of almost all programs, copy of 1896 winner medal, regulations etc., plus, reproduction of the Official report part II. An excellent reference item in excellent condition, including a complete Officially reproduced collection from the “Petralias” file. Box 33x41.5cm (12.99”x16.34”). 1500 copies ever made.
29. Lithograph, Stadium at the day of Marathon race.
56.5x38cm (22.24’’x14.96’’). Depicts the Panathenaic stadium from front view at the day of the Marathon race, and on four corners, pictures of Averof, Samaras, Coubertin and D.Vikelas. By K. Houpt (lithographer). Previously folded in two, now stuck on hard carton. Slight foxing, o.w. very good overall condition.
30. Photograph by M. Venieris, awards ceremony.
45.5x57cm (17.72’’x22.44’’). Inscription “Awards Ceremony, Michail Venieris”. Panoramic view of the Panathenaic Stadium during the awards ceremony. Very clear detailed photograph, excellent condition.
30. 31. (book) “Le Panorama Illustre des Jeux Olympiques” Etude Historique.
Illustrated Panorama of the Olympic Games. “Historic study” transl. book by G.Spyrides, printed in Paris 1896 in French language. 78pp., 26x17cm (20.24’’x6.69’’). With engravings of athletic scenes and a plan of Olympia. The last two pages include the complete program of the 1896 Olympic Games as it was decided in November 1894. Soft covers, some damage in spine and small tear on front cover. Very clean contents.
32. (booklet) L’Hellenisme. “Les Jeux Olympiques et la lange Grecque”.
transl. “Olympic Games in Greek language”. By prof. Cosmo Leucaditis. Soft Covers,112p., 21x14cm (8.26’’x5.51’’). Talks about Greece and the Olympic Games. In French language, excellent condition.
32. 33. (lot) Complete volume of newspapers “Romios” by Souris.
1894-1899 issues. Taken out from the volume, two issues with satirical poems about the Olympic winners Spiros Louis, James Connolly, Edwin Flack etc. The two issues taken out are included separately in this lot, and have also been replaced in the volume with photocopies. 23x31cm (9.05”x12.20”), leather bound cardboard covers, excellent condition.
34. (magazine) Le Tour Du Monde. 14 March 1896.
4pp., cover inclusive, taken out from magazine. 30x22cm (11.81’’x8.66’’). Advertisment of a cruise from Marseille, to visit key sights of Greece as well as Athens during the Olympic Games. Program, prices etc. In French Language. Good condition
35. (magazine) Petit Francais illustre. 6 June 1896.
12pp. 28x19cm (11.02”x7.48”) Includes article with photos from the Olympic Games. In French language. Good Condition
36. (book) National Journal, Illustrated 1896, New Greece. By the press office of newspaper Hestia. Red lin-
en covers. With references on Olympic Games. 478pp plus 20pp advertisements of the time. Spine with some damage, o.w. good condition.
36. 37. Post Card. Olympic Games, Shot Put.
Athlete Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos. Publ. by C. Eleftheroudakis No 357, Athens. Posted. EF.
37. 38. Post Card. National Gymnastics Club of Athens.
Snapshot of fencing practice. Publ. by P&C Athens. No 284. Unused, EF.
39. Newspaper “Hestia”.
Colored B Festive Edition for the Olympic Games 1896, March-April 1896. 4 pp. illus., cover colored. Large size, 74x52cm (29.13”x20.47”). In Greek language. Special issue for the Olympic Games. The complete front and rear pages contain humoristic drawings under the title ‘GAMES’ (transl.), satirizing the political situation and politicians at the period of the 1896 Olympic Games. Extremely rare edition (with censorship). Creased, some tears, lt. browning.
40. 40. Gold Participation Medal In Original Presentation Case.
Gilt bronze, 50mm, by N. Lytras. Seated Victory (Nike) holding laurel wreath over phoenix rising out of flames, Acropolis in background. rev., 5-line Greek legend “INTERNATIONAL/OLYMPIC/GAMES/IN ATHENS/1896”, in laurel wreath. UNC.
41. 41. Bronze Participation Medal In Original Presentation Case.
Bronze, 50mm, by N. Lytras. Seated Victory (Nike) holding laurel wreath over phoenix rising out of flames, Acropolis in background. rev., 5-line Greek legend “INTERNATIONAL/OLYMPIC GAMES/IN ATHENS/1896”, in laurel wreath. UNC.
42. Bronze commemorative medal.
Bronze, 30mm, by K. Houtopoulos.With loop. Relief Panathenaic Stadium, with relief inscriptions “Panathenaic Stadium/ Herodes-Averof/ In Athens”.rev., relief laurel wreath, with relief inscription “Olympic Games / 776bC, 1896. Engr. W. Pittner, Wien. EF
Athens 1906, -Intermediate- International Olympic Games 43. First Place Winner’s Medal in original presentation Case.
Gilt silver, 50mm (1.96”), by J.C. Chaplain. Laureate head of Zeus facing, holding winged statue of Victory (Nike) with laurel branch on globe. rev., View of Acropolis and Parthenon between Olympic legend. “ARGENT” stamped on edge. Minor bleach of Gilt on both sides, o.w. EF
44. Second Place Winner’s Medal In Original Presentation Case.
Silver, 50mm (1.96”), by J.C. Chaplain. Laureate head of Zeus facing, holding winged statue of Victory (Nike) with laurel branch on globe. rev., View of Acropolis and Parthenon between Olympic legend. “ARGENT” stamped on edge. UNC.
44. 45. Silver Participation Medal in half original presentation case.
Silvered bronze, 50 mm. (1.96”), by N. Lytras. Seated Victory (Nike) holding laurel wreath over phoenix rising out of flames, Acropolis in background. rev., 5 – line Greek legend “INTERNATIONAL/OLYMPIC /GAMES/IN ATHENS/1906”, in laurel wreath. Rare in this condition, Abt. EF
46. Official Athlete’s Participant Silver Medal.
Belonged to American Athlete I. Niflot (see also Relevant item No 65). Silver. 24x27mm oval. Discus thrower styled after an ancient Greek coin of the island Kos 460b.C. rev., 4-lined legend in Greek, transl.”International Olympic Games in Athens”. It was given to the athletes who participated in the 1906 Olympic Games and the members of the committees, as mentioned in the Official Report. With original loop, and original blue/ white ribbon with clear traces of wear over time, separated by the medal o.w. EF
47. Official Athlete’s Participant Medal. Bronze.
24x27mm oval. Discus thrower styled after an ancient Greek coin of the island Kos 460b.C. Rev. 4-lined legend in Greek, transl.”International Olympic Games in Athens”. It was given to Officials, as mentioned in the Official Report. With original loop. Abt. EF
48. Official Participant’s Badge.
Hand-made by the Hellenic army for the needs of the Olympic Games. Gilt bronze, enameled in white and blue, 37mm. Rev. safety-pin. EF.
Nisiotis Medals: Note: Nisiotis produced a series of commemorative medals specifically for each Olympic Winner. Obverse of the medals was common in all medals, and the reverse side was dedicated specifically for each Olympic winner. No other such medals are known to have been produced.
49. Pole Jump winner medal.
Silver-plated. By Nisiotis. 23mm with original loop. Winged Nike surrounded by inscription in Greek transl “ International Olympic Games 1906 in Athens. rev., Athlete of pole Jump with inscr. in Greek transl. “Winner of Pole Jump, French G. Conder 3.50m”VF+
50. Shooting winner medal.
Gold-plated. By Nisiotis. 23mm with original loop. Winged Nike surrounded by inscription in Greek transl “ International Olympic Games 1906 in Athens. rev., Athlete of shooting with inscr. in Greek transl. “Winner of Shooting 50m Greek G. Orfanides”EF-
50. 51. Stadium.
Bronze. By Nisiotis. 23mm with original loop. Winged Nike surrounded by inscription in Greek transl “ International Olympic Games 1906 in Athens. rev., the Panathenaic Stadium with inscr. surrounding “Panathenaic Stadium”. EF
52. Medal for the 1906 Olympic Trials in Rome. Bronze, 26mm. Head of Goddess Athena, rev., Olympic Games in Athens 1906 trials. With original loop. UNC
53. Buletin Du Comite Olympiques A Athenes, No 4.
By the Organizing committee. Approx. 108pp, 22x30cm (8.66â€?11.41â€?) in Greek and French languages. Includes detailed information about the Olympic Games, participants by name, ethnicity, sport etc., all sport events, rules, regulations etc. The only extant item to our knowledge that exists. Excellent condition with many uncut pages. Unique Item
54. Official Report, by P. Savvidis.
22x30cm (8.7”x11.8”), 164 pp., in Greek and some French. Includes Events, medals, badges, stamps, etc. Photo descriptions in French and Greek. 222 photos. At the end, 17 pp., with advertisements. Landscape. Red linen goldstamped cover with minor stain on bottom right corner o.w excellent condition, designed by N. Lytras.
55. Official Report, by P. Savvidis.
21.7x31cm (8.54”x12.2”), 164 pp., in Greek and some French. Includes Events, medals, badges, stamps, etc. Photo descriptions in French and Greek. 222 photos. At the end, 17 pp., with advertisements. Landscape. Red-brown goldstamped soft carton cover with minor crease on bottom right corner o.w very good condition, designed by N. Lytras.
55. 56. Advertisement for the Official Report by P. Savvidis.
2pp, 21x30cm (8.26”x11.8”), In Greek and French languages. Front page depicts the cover of the official report, rev., advertisement stating the different editions and costs. Taken out from another publication. Minor stain on front bottom right corner, o.w. excellent condition.
57. Framed Lithograph of Olympic Winner D. Tofalos.
By lithograph office K. Vrohidou. 53x36.5cm (20.86”x14.37”). Very rare, in Frame of the time. Excellent condition.
57. 58. Ticket. 1st Day, opening of Games.
Used, with circular and star clippings, rev., stadium seating plan. 11.5x8.5cm (4.52”x3.3”). Mildly folded in half, o.w. Excellent condition
59. (booklet) Program/Regulations 1906 Reglements in English.
Soft covers. 64pp., 21.5x14cm (8.46’’x5.51’’) Printed in Athens 1905, for the Athens 1906 Games. Part I, Athletic Sports, Gymnastics, Fencing, Football, and Lawn Tennis. Some wear on covers, o.w. Excellent condition.
60. (booklet) Program/Regulations 1906 Reglements in French.
Soft covers.70pp., 21x14.5cm (8.26’’x5.71’’) Printed in Athens 1905, for the Athens 1906 Games. Part I, Athletic Sports, Gymnastics, Fencing, Football, and Lawn Tennis. Excellent condition.
61. (booklet) “Programme De La Presentation Gymnastes de Danemark Athens 1906”.
Soft covers, 16p., 14.5x11cm (5.70’’x4.33’’). Includes presentation of the Danish gymnastics program, with list of names of men participating in each event, and separate section of females. Excellent condition.
61. 62. (booklet) “Ode to the International Olympian Games”.
In Italian, French, English and Greek languages. By Louka G. Mpellou, printed in Alexandria (Greece) 1906. 16pp., 22x15.5cm (8.66”x6.10”), Soft covers, some foxing and stains in covers and last pages. Back cover with small tear on lower side close to spine. O.w. clean contents.
62. 63. Photograph of The Stadium by Aristotle Romaides. Inner aspect of the Stadium. 38x48cm (14.96’’x18.90’’). Excellent condition.
64. Lot of Six (6) Different Items coming from one single collection of a visitor of the Games.
a) Dated handwritten Menu from Grand Hotel D’Angleterre, Athens b) Booklet including Olympic tour, from Steam Yacht “Vectis” c) Two photographs of the Greek play (Oedipus tragedy), d) Large lithographic Panorama of the Stadium 28.5x22cm (11.2”x8.7”) with fold marks e) Page with photos from magazine with handwritten notes folded in half f) small Greek flag of the time made of fabric. All in excellent condition.
65. Personal trip commemoratives of American wrestling athlete Isadore Niflot.
Lot of nine (9) different items. a) Envelope with handwritten “9.Niflot/American Olympic Team” b) (booklet) List of first class passengers of “S.S. Republic” which includes almost all names of the American Olympic Team c) Two menus S.S “Barbarossa” with different dates d) (booklet) from S.S. Barbarossa including names of all cabin passengers, officers and itinerary of vessel e) four more commemorative items, envelope from a hotel they stayed, two postcards from S.S. Barbarossa and the music repertoire of RMS Republic. All in very good condition
66. Personal Invitation/ Ticket to the Panhellenic and school trial Games for the 1906 Olympics in the Panathenaic Stadium. Strictly personal, with handwritten name of the invited person. Published by Hestia. 14x11cm (5.51”x4.33”). Excellent condition
London 1908, 4th International Olympic Games 67. Third Place Winner’s Diploma Awarded to the Water Polo Team from Sweden.
51,8 x 39,6 cm (20.4”x15.6”), b/w Lithography. Design by: Bernard J. Partridge. Winged Victory (Nike) holding laurel wreath, between the figures of Hellas and Britannia. Panel with award legend below, signed by lord Desborough, President of the British Olympic Council. Excellent condition.
68. 68. Participation Medal, Silver.
50mm (2”) by B. MacKennal. 60 grams. Winged Nike standing on globe holding palm branch and horn between legend. rev., Winner with Quadriga dashing left. Presented to athletes. EF-.
69. 69. Participation Medal, Pewter.
White medal, 50mm (2”) by B. MacKennal. Winged Fame standing on globe holding palm branch and horn between legend. Rev. Winner with Quadriga dashing left. EF.
70. 70. Steward’s Badge.
57mm (0.22”) Silvered Bronze and blue enamel by “Vaughtons of Birmingham”. Features the helmeted head of Athena facing a laurel branch. Upon the blue enamel reads “Olympic Games, London 1908, Steward”. Abt EF
Stockholm 1912, 5th International Olympic Games 71. Second Place Winner’s Diploma Awarded to the Water Polo Team of Sweden.
Color lithography with gold and blue décor, 42x60cm (16.5”x23.6”), designed by Olle Hjoertzberg, Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and designer of the Official Poster. Printed by Centraltryckeriet, Stockholm. Crowned female holding javelin and statue of victory. Stockholm Olympic stadium in background, panel with Swedish award legend below, surrounded by flower and laurel leaf border. Used to be framed thus slightly shortened around the edges o.w. abt EF.
71. 72. Participation Medal.
Pewter, 51mm, by Lindberg/MacKennal. Zeus seated on Greek-Ionian-style column holding figure of Nike, Stockholm in background. rev., Quadriga with proud triumphant winner. EF
73. Official Poster in Greek Language (EXTREMELY RARE).
74x101.5cm (29.1”x40”), designed by Olle Hjoertzberg, Swedish Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, printed by A. Bortzells, Stockholm. Nude flag bearers with flags of participating nations. Legend in Greek below. At the time, the design was considered too daring by some countries, and the poster and seals with this design were not distributed in the respective countries. Rare EF.
($ 3,300) IMPORTANT:
Only 750 copies of these posters in Greek were produced (Indicatively, English: 26,800 copies, German:16,300 copies etc.) Greek, Bohemian and Chinese are the most rare. (Official Report p.266)
73. 74. Large Official Commemorative Olympic Stadium Plaque.
Cast bronze, 25x17cm (9.8”x6.7”), Signed by H. Tengborn. Participant’s badge and flags above stadium, wisteria flowers on either side, Olympic legend below. EF.
74. 75. 50th Anniversary of the 1962 Stockholm Olympic Games Commemorative Plaque.
Bronze, 11x7.2cm (4.3’’x2.8’’). Participant’s badge dividing both sides of participation medal, 2-line Swedish legend below. UNC
Antwerp 1920, 7th International Summer Olympic Games
76. (autographs) Large size Photo of the Greek Team in Antwerp.
B/w, 41.8x24.7cm (16.46”x9.7”). The team of 14 Olympic athletes, 2 Greek Officials and the team leader I. Chrysafis. With dedication to the Hellenic Olympic Committee and original signatures by all of them (17 autographs). This is a published extremely rare photo. EF.
Paris 1924, 8th International Summer Olympic Games
77. Participation Medal in original presentation case.
Bronze, 55mm (2.16”), by Raoul Benard. Nike crowns with laurel wreath victorious athlete. rev., City view over legend: “VIII Olympiade, Paris 1924” EF
Berlin 1936, 11th International Summer Olympic Games 78. Official Torch.
Stainless steel, 27cm high (10.5”), made by Krupp Factory, designed by Carl Diem. Route of torch-run from Olympia to Berlin on shaft, legend on top. Carried during the first Olympic torch relay from Olympia Greece to Berlin Germany, a distance of 3075Km (approx. 1,910.7 miles) in 12 days. EF.
78. 79. Official Commemorative miniature bronze torch. 16cm (6.29’’) high, 9cm (3.54’’) upper side diam. Includes relief route of torch relay as in Official torch. On marble stand. Extremely Rare. VF
79. 80. Official Torch Relay Program, Olympia-Berlin 1936.
28pp., In German Language. 19x26cm (7.5”x10.2”). Soft luxury binding. Information and maps of the route of the torch relay. Very clean, EF
80. 81. Big Official Car Plaque In Original box.
Gilt Bronze, 77.6x72mm. Legend: “1936/XI OLYMPIADE BERLIN”. Enameled. rev., Legend: ”WILH. DEUMER/LUDENSCHEID”. In original packing and wrapping paper for mail-out. Unused, UNC.
82. (book) Official track & field Participant’s list.
By the German Olympic Committee. 68pp., 12.5x18.5cm (4.92”x7.28”), soft covers with minor stains, o.w. EF
82. 83. Official PROGRAM for the closing ceremony of the 1936 Olympic Games.
8pp., 21x29cm (8.3”x11.4”), In German language. Published by the Organizing Committee. Soft, slightly soiled covers. Clean contents. VF+
83. 84. Olympic Anthem “OLYMPIA” dedicated to Adolph Hitler, 1936. By Spyros Kaisaris, 4pp., 31.5x24cm (12.40’’x9.44’’) EF
85. (Fold-out) Program of the 1936 Olympic Games. 7pp., 10x22cm (3.93’’x8.66’’) In French language. EF
86. Torch Relay sketch on a notebook.
14.5x19.5cm (5.70”x7.67”). Partially used, with Greek handwriting. Soft covers, EF
86. 87. Recognition of appreciation LETTER.
This letter accompanied a diploma and commemorative medal in appreciation of the recipient’s efforts for the Berlin Olympic Games. Relief paper stamps on top, with red bell stuck to the letter. 1pp., A4. Some foxing, o.w. EF
87. 88. (booklet) Guide for Post Telegraph Telephone.
Soft covers, 31pp., 20x21cm (7.87’’x8.26’’). In German, French, English and Spanish languages. EF
89. (booklet) Olympia in new times.
By Carl Diem 12pp., 12.5x18cm (4.9”x7.1”). In German language. Published by the Organizing Committee. Soft covers. EF
89. 90. (book) Fackel Traeger Des Sports.
224pp., 14.5x20.5cm (5.71”x8.07”). Soft carton covers slightly soiled, o.w. very clean and excellent condition. Published on 1938, includes a lot of information about German Olympic athletes, bios, signatures, etc.
91. (book) Von Athen nach Berlin by Von Walther Schluetel. Stamped by the Berlin Olympia Stadion stamp 14.8.36 – 16. 96pp., 14x20.5cm (5.51”x8.07”), soft carton covers, includes fold out map of Berlin around the stadium. Excellent condition
91. 92. Obituary press photo of Spyros Louis.
12.5x18cm (4.92”x7.08”). Press photo in German language mentions Spyros Louis died in his home age 75 and many details about his life. Photo from 1936, press date 28.3.40. Excellent condition
92. 93. Postcard Spyros Louis hands olive branch to Adolf Hitler. Stamped on front side 7.8.36 – 16. Excellent condition
93. 94. (Lot) of two (2) items.
a) Commemorative Olympic Bell pin. Bronze, 22x24mm. EF. b) Commemorative “Olympia” medal. Silvered bronze, 35mm (1.38”). Head of ancient Greek athlete above 4-lined legend. rev., Numbered (4711) Olympic Bell. EF-.
95. Olympic belt.
High quality leather 96cm (37.79”), with metallic buckle 60x45mm (2.36”x1.77”). Light wear, almost EF
96. 96. Participation medal in original presentation box.
Brown Bronze. 70mm (2.75”), by Otto Placzec. Five athletes representing the five continents, pulling the ropes of the Olympic Bell. rev., Olympic bell embossed with German Eagle holding Olympic rings within the five concentric circles. Box in excellent condition. EF
97. 97. Participation medal in original presentation box.
Green Brown Bronze. 70mm (2.75”), by Otto Placzec. Five athletes representing the five continents, pulling the ropes of the Olympic Bell. rev., Olympic bell embossed with German Eagle holding Olympic rings within the five concentric circles. Box with traces of wear. EF ($ 200)
98. 98. Participation medal in original presentation box. Red Brown Bronze. 70mm (2.75”), by Otto Placzec. Five athletes representing the five continents, pulling the ropes of the Olympic Bell. rev., Olympic bell embossed with German Eagle holding Olympic rings within the five concentric circles. Box in very good condition too. EF
London 1948, 14th Summer International Olympic Games 99. Official Torch.
Aluminum alloy, 47 cm (18.5”) long. Cut-out rings over London Olympiad legend on bowl. Used, EF.
Helsinki 1952, 15th Summer International Olympic Games 100. Torchbearer’s Plaque.
Bronze,40x70mm (1.6”x2.8”), by V. Sundquist. Radiant Olympic flame between legend “XV OLYMPIA/ 1952/ HELSINKI/ HELSINKFORS” and Olympic rings. (This is the plaque that the torch runners were awarded with after their torch-run instead of keeping the torch). EF.
100. 101. Lot of three different postcards from the lighting ceremony in Olympia.
Produced by a very rare photo office, “Photo-modern Pyrgos”, all in excellent condition.
101. 102. Commemorative Helsinki 1952 Pennant.
Silk. 10x21cm (3.93”x8.26”). VF+
Melbourne 1956, 16th Summer International Olympic Games 103. Official Torch.
White aluminum alloy, 42 cm (16.5 â€œ) long, 960 gr. Designed by Giuseppe Cassioli, by K.G. Luke (Melbourne, Australia). Cutout rings on bowl over Melbourne Olympiad legend. Relay torch (only 400 pieces). The fuel was a block of naphthalene and hexamine with a burning time of 15 min. Extremely Rare, EF.
103. 104. Official High Priestess dress from the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia.
Used with traces of wear, but overall good condition. Very detailed hand-made dress. Extremely Rare
Olympia torch lighting ceremony 1956. High priestess lights up torchbearerâ€™s torch
104. 105. Official Torchbearer T-shirt.
The Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games were the first Games to use an official torchbearer T-shirt. In excellent condition. Washed. Extremely Rare
Torchbearer from the Melbourne 1956 torch relay in Acropolis, Greece
106. Olympic Winner VIP entrance card.
20x7cm (7.87”x2.75”), folding in half. Relief lettering, in Greek and French languages. Excellent unused condition.
106. 107. “Olympic Light”. Olympic Hymn, by Dr. Stelios Sperantsas.
14pp., 21x28cm (8.3”x11”), soft covers, edited under the care of the Hellenic Olympic Committee. Stamped by the Hellenic Olympic Committee. In Greek, English and French languages. EF.
Sqaw Valley 1960, 8th Winter International Olympic Games 108. Lot of five (5) different items:
a) ”Travel to the Olympics with flying A”. Includes schedule of events. b) Official patch 7x8 cm (2.8”x3.1”). Minor fabric part missing. c) Block of athlete Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner coupons. Unused. d) “Souvenir Folder of 1960 Winter Olympic Games”. Roll-out post-card size pictures’ set (13 different pictures). Unused. e) “VII Olympic Winter Games” brochure issued by the Organizing committee, 13pp., 21x10cm (8.3”x3.9”) soft covers. Includes schedule of events, and other information about the Olympic Games. All in EF condition.
Rome 1960, 17th Summer International Olympic Games 109. Official Torch In Original Pictorial Presentation Box.
Bronzed aluminum, 39.5 cm (15.5”) long. Inscription “GIOCHI DELLA XVII OLYMPIADE”, Designed by professor Maiume and his team from the National Museum of Archeology in Naples. The design is based on drawings of torches on ancient ceramics. Excellent, UNC.
109. 110. Official Torchbearer number.
Name of the Greek torch runner is mentioned in handwriting on back. The number as it was placed in front of the torchbearer’s T-shirt for the torch run in Greece. Approx 20x20cm (7.87”x7.87”). Excellent condition
111. Photo of awarded Gold winner (Sailing) King Constantine and teammates.
24x18cm (9.44”x7.08”). Black and white, by photographer. D. Potidis, signed by photographer. Minor stain on bottom part, rev., old mounting glue marks on upper part. Not affecting the picture. Abt. EF
112. Italian Olympic Committee Sculpture.
Bronze, on marble pedestal. 11x6cm (4.33”x2.36”) EF
113. Lot of three different items.
a) Map of Rome with compliments of Olympic Airways b) Map of Autobus – Tram – Filobus in Rome c) Automobile itineraries of Rome 1960. All in excellent condition
113. 114. Official stamped torch relay route folder.
Glossy covers. 24.5x34.5cm (9.64”x13.58”), folding in half. EF
Tokyo 1964, 18th Summer International Olympic Games 115. Official Torch handle.
Stainless steel cylinder flame tube not included. Made of blackened aluminum alloy, inscribed “XVIII Olympiad Tokyo 1964” and Olympic rings. EF.
115. 116. Ancient Olympia ceremony folder with 16 postcards.
Torch lighting ceremony folder with 16 specially selected sheets. Very interesting illustrations, all in excellent condition
Grenoble 1968, 10th Winter International Olympic Games 117.
117. Participation Medal in original presentation case.
Bronze, 68mm (2.67”), by M. Coeffin. Profile of Greek athlete. rev., City view of Grenoble. UNC.
118. Magazine Miroir print,
16 February. 31pp., 23.5x31cm (9.25”x12.20”). Many illustrations from the Games, Venues etc. Excellent condition
118. 119. Poster Grenoble International Week 67’ Semaines Internationales.
By Roger David. 60x44.9cm (23.6”x17.7”). Mounted for protection on paper-like linen. Excellent condition.
119. 120. Official Poster.
63.5x95.5 cm (25”x37.6”). Mounted for protection on paper-like linen. Olympic Rings sliding downhill through the snow, with legend below. Excellent condition.
121. Official Poster.
51x71 cm (20.07”x27.95”). Olympic Rings sliding downhill through the snow, with legend below. Excellent condition.
Mexico 1968, 19th Summer International Olympic Games 122. Official Torch. Second design in original pictorial box.
The torch comes in black sheet metal and wooden handle. 52.3cm (20.9”) long. The upper band is riveted to the top and pictures six (6) silver colored doves (for “Peace”). The lower band features the legend: MEXICO in the official logo pattern. Unused. UNC.
122. 123. Greek Head of Mission awarded Diploma and Head of Mission Badge.
a) Diploma 30.5x30.5cm (12”x12”). Some foxing, and a small tear that does not affect the overall condition. Name of Greek Head of mission included. b) Head of mission badge. 62x35m (0.24”x0.14”) Bronze with multicolor plastic strip. Minor tear on strip. o.w. EF.
Munich 1972, 20th Summer International Olympic Games 124. Official Torch.
Stainless Steel sheet, 75cm (29.5”) long, made by Krupp. Inscription on cylinder “MUNCHEN 1972 – SPIELE DER XX OLYMPIADE. Used, EF
124. 125. Commemorative blue and white Porcelain city view Plate.
By Gerold porcelain, abt. 25cm (9.84”)., view of Munich over Olympic rings and oak leaves, scalloped with gold-plated borders. rev., maker emblem, numbered. UNC
126. Ticket, Munich 1.9.1972
18.00, Swimming. Excellent condition
Montreal 1976, 21st Summer International Olympic Games 127. Montreal 1976, Olympic Flame Handover diploma.
Thick paper, 35x25cm (13.8”x9.8”). Official Diploma for the handing over of the Olympic Flame ceremony by the Hellenic Olympic Committee to the Montreal Organizing Committee, and for the commemoration of the Olympic day. Published by the Hellenic Olympic Committee, Athens 15 July 1976. Excellent condition.
128. Official Torch Relay diploma.
Thick paper 35x25cm (13.8”x9.8”). Official diploma handed to Olympic torchbearers by the Hellenic Olympic Committee for the Montreal torch relay in Greece. Signed by the President and the General Secretary of the HOC. Excellent condition, Used.
128. 129. Letter/Invitation for two, for the handing over of the flame ceremony.
1pp., 28.5x21cm (11.22’’x8.26’’). Invitation for two persons, with specific seats for the handing over of the flame ceremony. Signed by the President and the General Secretary of HOC. Excellent condition
129. 130. Lot of Three (3), Different Organizing Committee Publications.
a) Program “Shooting” 73pp., 21x10.5cm (8.3”x4.1”). b) “Tout sur les Jeux” General information and flash back on Olympic Games 126pp., 21x10.5cm (8.3”x4.1”). c) “Olympic Records” 96pp., 14x18cm (5.5”x7.1”). All EF.
Moscow 1980, 22nd Summer International Olympic Games
131. Official Torch.
Aluminum alloy, grey and gold. Moscow logo and legend in red, 56cm (22.04”) high. Designed by Boris Tuchin. Used in the torch relay in Greece. Abt. EF
132. Official Male Torchbearer Uniform, Complete.
Includes shorts (L), t-shirt (L), socks, head ribbon and shoes. Unused, in very good condition.
133. Torch Bearer Diploma in Russian.
32x23.5cm (12.59”x9.25”). Used, with dated signature of a Russian official. Excellent condition
134. Official Torchbearer Diploma in Greek.
Thick paper, 35x25cm (13.77’x9.84’’). Official diploma handed in Olympic torchbearers by the Hellenic Olympic Committee for the Moscow torch relay in Greece. Signed by the President and the General Secretary of the HOC. Excellent condition, Used
135. 135. Participation Medal in Original Presentation Case.
Tombac, 60mm, by A. Leonova. Moscow Olympic emblem over Olympic stadium. Rev. View of Red Square in Moscow. EF.
136. (LOT) of three (3) different torch relay items.
a)Torchbearer Badge. 33mm partially enameled in the five Olympic colors. Rev. safety needle. EF b) Torch Relay Medal. Bronze, 50mm EF c) Torch relay pin, for the Moscow torch relay in Greece. Blue enameled with Olympic Flame, Olympic Rings and inscription “OLYMPIA/MOSCOW”. Rev., hanging needle. UNC ($ 80)
137. Blank, white page notebook with Mascot Illustration on front page. 29x20.5cm (11.41”8.07”). Unused, in excellent condition
138. Lot of five (5) different official publications. a) Programme of cultural events b) Programme
Yachting c) Olympic village arts programme d) Olympic Village Athlete’s handbook e) Olympiad-80 Medical service. All in excellent condition
Sarajevo 1984, 14th Winter International Olympic Games
139. Official Torch.
Stainless steel cylinder with Games Emblem, bowl gold colored with “Sarajevo ‘84” legend. 57.5cm (22.6”) long, weight 680 gr. Manufactured by Nippon K. under the supervision of Mizuno Corp. Used, abt. EF tube, Handle UNC.
139. 140. Participation Medal In Original Presentation Case.
Bronze, 60x66mm (2.4”x2.6”) single-faced, by N. Mitric. Stylized “Sarajevo 84”, within circle, above Sarajevo Olympic emblem. UNC.
Seoul 1988, 24th Summer International Olympic Games
141. Official Torch.
Brass, 50cm (20”) long, with tan leather handle, designed by Lee Woo-Sing. Bowl depicts dragons, Seoul Olympic logo enameled in color below. Used, with burning traces, o.w. EF
142. Official Torchbearer Uniform, complete.
Includes shorts, t-shirt, head band, gloves, socks and shoes. All used, but in excellent condition.
142. 143. Official luxurious Wooden box with metal Seoul Olympic Games Emblem on cap, in carton original linen interior box.
10.5x10.5x5cm (4.13”x4.13”x1.97”) in excellent condition.
143. 144. Official Opening Ceremony Kit in Original Plastic Case.
Includes: two spiral bound big carton folders 40x37.5cm (15.7”x14.8”), Two opening ceremony pins mounted on their original carton case, and set of headsets that were used for spectators to receive instructions on how to use the folders during the ceremony in order to help create a symmetry effect. Spectators were part of the opening ceremony show using these folders, which reveal beautiful shapes when opened. Abt EF
Albertville 1992, 16th Winter International Olympic Games
145. Official Torch in original box.
Matt Stainless steel, approx 43cm (17â€™â€™) long. French designer Philippe Stark was responsible for the design of the torch; this was a first in the history of the Olympic Games. Made in stainless steel, the torch had to be a rare object of value. Designed to echo a flame, as Philippe Stark has done in other of his designs as well. Very Rare torch. Unused, UNC. Only 100 such torches ever made!! This is Number 48:100.
146. Official Special Torch for the lighting of the Olympic Flame in Olympia, Greece.
A very special and well-documented torch, the torch that lit the Albertville 1992 flame. This torch is an officially re-designed by hand 1968 torch for the needs of the Albertville torch lighting ceremony in Olympia. Many document photos that show this torch during the ceremony, are included in this lot. This torch is also included in many official books with photos. Unique item. EF-
Torch lighting ceremony for Albertville 1992 Olympic Games, in Olympia
147. Participation Diploma.
27.5x27.5cm (10.8â€?x10.8â€?). Carton with relief stamp on top right corner. Signed by Presidents Juan Antonio Samaranch, Michel Barnier and Jean Claude Killy. In excellent condition
Barcelona 1992, 25th Summer International Olympic Games
148. Official Torch.
Chrome-plated aluminum, 68cm (26.8”) long, designed by Andre Richard. “XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992” legend and Barcelona Olympic emblem gold plated on stem. Unused, with minor marks on handle. EF.
Atlanta 1996, 26th Summer International Olympic Games
149. Official Torch.
Aluminum and Georgia pecan wood, 80cm (31.5”) long, designed by Peter Mastrogiannis. 22 reeds represent the cities where Olympic Games were held since 1896. Joined by 2 gold plated brass bands, the top band displays the Atlanta torch logo and the quilt of leaves design; the bottom band lists all Olympic cities since 1896. The wooden pecan handle represents the connection of the flame between heaven and earth. UNC.
150. NUMBERED (No.24) SPECIAL Official Centennial Torch.
International Relay. Aluminum and wood, 55cm (21.7”) long. Names of all 23 Olympic cities from 1896 to 1996 inscribed on the torch. One of only 44 numbered torches. Unused, EF. - The 100th Anniversary of the 1896 Olympic Games was celebrated in Athens on April 6, 1996. Olympic winners and representatives of all cities who had hosted the Olympic Games took part in the torch relay within the Panathenaic stadium This torch was especially designed for this relay. Each Olympic city got one torch in order to perform their own ceremony.
( $ 4,000)
151. Personal Honorary Medal to the President of the Olympic torch relay in original presentation case.
With certificate of authenticity with medal specifications and details. Gold plated silver 925˚, 130 grams, 60mm (0.24”). obv. Identical to the obv. of the 1896 winner medals, rev., the Centennial celebration and the name of the honored person. UNC
152. Official Centennial Medal for IOC Members in original presentation case.
Gold plated Bronze, 64mm (0.25”). Woman holding victory laurel wreath beside legend “1896 / 1996” rev., Large Olympic rings surrounded by olive branch and centennial legend. UNC
153. Silver (925°) Medal Issued For The Centennial Celebrations Since The Revival of Olympic Games In Original Presentation Case.
51mm (2”), 80gr. Issued in 400 copies only. Obv. Identical to obv. of the 1896 winner medal designed by J.C. Chaplain and remodeled by sculptress Thelxiopi Theohari. rev., Logo of the Centennial celebration, inspired by the Panathenaic Stadium., with certificate of authenticity. UNC.
154. Bronze Medal Issued For The Centennial Celebrations Since The Revival of Olympic Games In Original Presentation Case.
51mm (2”), 80gr. Issued in 1600 copies only. Obv. Identical to the obv. of the 1896 winner medal designed by J.C. Chaplain and remodeled by sculptress Thelxiopi Theohari. rev., Logo of the Centennial celebration, inspired by the Panathenaic Stadium., with certificate of authenticity. UNC.
154. 155. Torch Bearer Certificate with original signatures.
43x28cm (16.9”x11”) Originally signed by President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, President of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, President of the Olympic Flame relay committee. UNC.
155. 156. Official Mascot.
29cm (11.41”) high. Dusted, but in good overall condition.
157. Official Poster.
Published by the Greek National Tourist organization for the Centennial celebrations of the Olympic Games. 100x70cm (39.37”x27.55”). Excellent condition
157. 158. Four Official pins in sealed box.
Centennial Olympic Games Collector Pin Set. Sealed, UNC
Nagano 1998, 18th Winter International Olympic Games 159. Official Torch In Original Cardboard Box and Wrapping. Aluminum, partially gilt, 55cm (21.7”) long, weight 1.5kg (3.3 pounds). Designed after ancient Japanese torches called Taimatsu. It shows the Nagano emblem and sports pictograms. Brightly colored orange cord wrapped around the lower part forms the grip. Fueled with clean burning propane, it burns for about 20 minutes. The torch relay in Japan took place from January 6 until February 7, when the Olympic fire was lit during the opening ceremony. Unused, UNC.
160. Silver medal by the Hellenic Olympic committee to IOC members in original presentation case.
Silver 925˚, 137 grams, 60mm (23.62”). Quadriga with athlete between inscriptions “On the road to Athens”. rev., Greek NOC logo, surrounded by inscriptions “Hellenic Olympic Committee”, “1998 XVIII Olympic Winter Games Nagano. UNC
161. Bronze medal by the Hellenic Olympic committee to IOC members in original presentation case.
Solid Brass, 100 grams, 60mm (23.62”). Quadriga with athlete between inscriptions “On the road to Athens”. rev., Greek NOC logo, surrounded by inscriptions “Hellenic Olympic Committee”, “1998 XVIII Olympic Winter Games Nagano. Numbered No 018/200. UNC
162. Official Torchbearer Jacket. Mizuno XO. Unused
162. 163. Two (2) Official pins in original box.
a) pin with Nagano Olympics logo b) pin with Nagano Mascots. UNC
Sydney 2000, 27th Summer International Olympic Games
164. Official Torch In Original Carton Box.
Aluminum in three colors: turquoise, white and metallic. 77cm (30.3”) long. Unused, UNC.
165. 165. Official Ceramic Bowl (“Likythos” in ancient Greek) from the Lighting of the Olympic Flame Ceremony at 10th May 2000.
Black ceramic with red-brown design, 15.5cm (6.1”) wide, 12.2cm (4.8”) tall, by the artist Ioulia Karagrouna. Student & teacher seated, playing music, and goddess Athena between laurel branches, which dividing front and back. Circular black ceramic insert. The container is signed and dated at the bottom by the artist. The High priestess in Olympia performs the lighting of the Olympic fire. Then she enters the ancient stadium with the priestesses to light the first torch from the fire in the container and passes the flame to the first torchbearer. One of 4 bowls (replica of ancient pot). This one is the spare, Unused, EF. Extremely rare.
Torch lighting ceremony, for Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, in Olympia
166. Torchbearer Certificate for the Torch Relay.
42x29.5cm (16.5”x11.6”). Sydney and Greek NOC logos on left side. Legends in Greek and English. Signed by the president of the Sydney organizing committee, President of the Olympic Flame Relay committee, signature blank under President of the Olympic Hellenic committee. Unused, UNC.
167. Official Torch Relay Medal 2000, Lighting of the Olympic Flame In Original Presentation Case.
Bronze, 55 mm (2.2”) by Th. Theoharis. Two torchbearers of the ancient times. rev., Olympic Torch, and legend in Greek language: Hellenic Olympic Committee – Olympia-Athens-Sydney 2000. Limited edition of only 500 pieces. With numbered certificate of authenticity. UNC.
168. Set of Two (2) Greek NOC Medals In Original Presentation Velvet Case.
Bronze, 55mm (2.2”) unround, Wrestlers from ancient Pamphylia Stater coin, and laureate Zeus head from ancient Elis Stater coin. rev., Hellenic NOC logo and legend. With numbered brochure, and signed card of L.V. Nikolaou, Greek NOC President. Presented to officials. UNC.
168. 169. Official Olympic Mascot.
Approx. 20cm (7.87”) high, dusted, o.w. excellent condition.
169. 170. Program. Lighting of the Olympic Flame – Torch Relay.
16pp., 20x28cm (7.9”x11”). Glossy pages, many photos and information about the torch lighting. Program of the torch lighting ceremony, torch relay and sport events. In English and Greek languages. EF
Salt Lake City 2002, 19th Winter International Olympic Games
171. Official Torch.
Silver colored cast iron body with silver polished plastic handle and glass top. 83.8cm (33”) long. Shaped like a fiery icicle in motion, the handle bears the moto “Light the fire within”, center metal and glass top section in “frozen flame” texture “SALT LAKE 2002” with logo over Olympic rings, on body. Used in the torch relay. EF
Athens 2004, 28th Summer International Olympic Games
172. Official Torch In Original Carton Box.
Silver colored metal and olive wood, 68cm (26.8”) long. The torch resembles an olive leaf, and the design wants to express “Pan Metron Ariston” (“All in good measure makes perfect”, transl. from Greek). Used in the torch relay. EF.
173. (lot) Third Olympic Winner’s Participation Medal, Participation Diploma and Winner’s diploma in separate carton folder.
Handball Men’s Bronze Medalist, 3rd place. Bronze, 50mm, Athens 2004 logo. rev., Games legend. Ancient writing and wavy decoration on both sides. Mounted inside cardboard, between color covers. Participation diploma inside back cover. Winner’s diploma in original carton folder. All from athlete Alexey Rastvortsev. UNC.
173. 174. Official Report in Greek language in original box.
Complete, unopened, Unused in excellent condition.
174. 175. Participation Medal with Diploma.
Bronze, 50mm, Athens 2004 logo. rev., Games legend. Ancient writing and wavy decoration on both sides. Mounted inside cardboard, between color covers. Participation diploma inside back cover. UNC.
175. 176. Lot of seven (7) tickets.
Two tickets from Shot Put Ancient Olympia -different hours-, two Day Passes General Admission all venues, two tickets -different dates- Athletics Olympic Stadium, Closing Ceremony.
177. Official Medal for the Lighting of the Olympic Flame and Torch Relay 2004, In Original Presentation Case.
By the Hellenic Olympic Committee. 1,500 numbered pieces. Bronze, 55mm, 85 grams, by Th. Theoharis. Torchbearer and victory beside altar. rev., Hellenic Olympic Committee logo and legend in Greek language: “HELLENIC OLYMPIC COMMITTEE – XXVIII OLYMPIC GAMES/ TORCH RELAY/MARCH 2004”. With numbered certificate of authenticity in Greek and English. UNC.
178. Set of two (2) official Medals, special issue for the Athens Olympic Games, 2004.
By the Hellenic Olympic Committee, in honor of the XXVIII Olympiad of Athens. 1,500 numbered collections. Bronze, 50 mm (1.96”), 75 grams. (2.64 ounces). The one side of each medal is based on the participation & winner medals of the first Olympic Games 1896. The rev. side of both medals imprints the Hellenic Olympic Committee logo and the legend in Greek and English language: “HELLENIC OLYMPIC COMMITTEE – IN HONOR/OF THE XXVIII OLYMPIAD/ATHENS 2004”. UNC in original presentation case, with numbered certificate of authenticity in Greek and English.
179. Personal Gift to King of Greece Constantine for the Torch Relay In Original Blue Velvet Presentation Case. By the Mayor of Oinousses (Greek complex of islands). Gift consists of two metal plaques. 11.5x8.5cm (4.5”3.3”) and 6.5x5cm (2.6”x2”) respectively. Engraved Greek ancient legends about Olympic truce, and praises for his Excellency. 15th of July 2004. EF.
180. Winner Medal presentation case.
Original presentation case for the winner medals, in original carton box. Excellent UNC condition
181. Participation Medal of the Hellenic Olympic Committee for the Greek athletes.
50mm (0.2”) Bronze. Athena with phoenix rising over flames, rev., “Hellenic Olympic Committee/ XXVIII Olympics Athens/ Honor for the Participation”. UNC
182. Official Olympic Games Security Division medal.
Silvered. 66mm (2.60”). Blue emblem over legend in English, surrounded by same legend in Greek “Olympic Games Security Division”, over colored Olympic Rings, Athens 2004. rev., same design as obv. but in colored enamel. EF
183. Official Puzzle pin series, “The map of Greece” in original frame.
59x59cm (23.22”x23.22”), “The Greek provinces” along with their capitals and a distinctive monument of each. Fifty-eight (58) Olympic puzzle- pins forming mainland Greece and some islands, with Greek seas and neighboring countries as background, and a large pin illustrating a compass. rev., Authenticity certificate. Numbered, 950/2004. EF
184. Official commemorative torch relay city Plexiglas in original carton box.
30x20cm (11.81”x7.87”) Plexiglas with metal emblem of torch relay and Athens 2004 logo. Self-standing, with orange carton box and original packing. Municipality of Lampis, 12 July 2004 (date the flame passed through this area). Beautiful item, UNC
185. Female Judge uniform, complete.
Includes skirt, Jacket and shirt. Size small, excellent condition
185. 186. Official Boxing Gloves, signed by IOC member and president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA), Mr. Wu Ching-kuo.
By Green Hill, with inscription “Athens 2004” over the Olympic circles. 10.oz. With stamp “approved by AIBA”. Unused, EF
Mr. Wu Ching-kuo signing the official Athens 2004 gloves
187. Gift box “with compliments of C.K. Wu, member of the IOC”.
11x9cm (4.33”x3.54”) including enameled Olympic rings plaque. Excellent condition
188. Athens 2004 Ukraine Boxing team glove.
Porcelain covered in blue velvet with relief gold lettering. 20cm (7.87”) high. Excellent condition
188. 189. Lot of three (3) books about the Olympic Flame.
a) “The light of Olympia”, poems in Greek and English , 29pp, 32x20cm (12.59”x7.87”). Only 1000 copies ever made. b) “The Olympic Flame”. Hellenic Olympic Committee brochure. 40 pp., illustr. in color, 17x24cm (6.7”x9.5”). In Greek and English languages. It was given only to the invited VIP persons, during the Torch Lighting Ceremony at Olympia at 25th March 2004. Limited and numbered edition at only 2,000 pieces. (No 438) c) “Olympic Flame, Ecumenical symbol”. 25th March 2004 torch lighting ceremony. 12pp 16.5x27.5cm (6.5”x10.82”) History of the Olympic Flame and its meaning. Greek language. All in excellent condition
190. Three Grand Sponsor pins in original box.
Plain grand sponsor pin, mascots grand sponsor pin and Paralympics’ mascot grand sponsor pin. Excellent condition
190. 191. Collector’s edition box with DVD and telephone cards.
Includes 25 Collectors’ telephone cards within a book which includes information on each Olympic Games and telephone card, and a DVD “Ancient Olympia” Birthplace of the Olympic Games in 9 languages, PAL & NTSC system. Excellent unused condition
192. Poster “Torch lighting ceremony”
67x50 cm (26.37”x19.68”). Municipality of Ancient Olympia. Excellent condition
193. Poster “National Historical Museum Exhibition June-October 2004”. 67x48 cm (26.37”x18.89”). Excellent condition
Torino 2006, 20th Winter International Olympic Games 194. Official Torch.
Blue techno-polymer-coated aluminum, 77cm (30.3”) long, made by Pininfarina. Legend “TORINO 2006”, logo over Olympic rings. Unused, UNC.
194. 195. Ceramic Bowl (“Likythos”in ancient Greek) from the Lighting of the Olympic Flame Ceremony on 27th November 2005.
Black ceramic with red-brown design, 15.5cm (6.1”) wide, 12.2cm (4.8”) tall, by the artist V. Siaterli. Three ancient runners and separately one more, among ancient themes, which divide front and back. Circular black ceramic insert. At the bottom, legend : “Olympic Torch Lighting 27/11/2005, TORINO, 2006” and signed with engraving by the artist. The High priestess in Olympia performs the lighting of the Olympic fire. Then she enters the ancient stadium with the priestesses to light the first torch from the fire of the container, and passes the Olympic flame to the first torchbearer. One of 4 bowls (replica of ancient pot). EF unused. Extremely rare.
195. Torch lighting ceremony, for Torino 2006 Olympic Games, in Olympia
196. Bronze Participation Medal in original cardboard circular, in original clear/round box.
Bronze. 39mm (1.53”). Logo. Rev. Olympic Rings over inscription “Citius Altius Fortius”. Presented to officials. UNC
197. Five (5) Official pins in original box. Leatherette carton box. Excellent condition.
Beijing 2008, 29th Summer International Olympic Games 198. Official Torch In Original Carton Presentation Box.
Red and anodized aluminum, 72cm (18.4”) long. Curved form in the shape of a paper scroll, with lucky clouds graphic expressing harmony. The torch relay started in Olympia, Greece, on March 24, traveled to over 100 cities on five Continents and all of China, a distance of 137,000km. Unused, UNC.
199. Mini 3D Torch of the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008 in wooden box with a certificate, series number and a stand.
With original Bird’s Nest Stadium carton bag as bought from the Stadium. The replica is 29cm long, representing the 29th modern Olympic Games, and is made from excess steel left over from the construction of the National Stadium also known as Bird’s Nest. Each miniature model,marked with a unique collector’s number. UNC
200. Lot of Two (2) Different Items.
a) Torchbearer Certificate for the Torch Relay in Greece. 29.5x21cm (11.6”x8.3”). Beijing and Hellenic NOC logo on top, legend in English, Chinese and Greek. Signed by IOC President Rogge, President of Organizing and President of Hellenic Olympic Committees. b) Uniform from the torch relay in Greece, consisted of T-shirt and shorts (size L) unused with Hellenic NOC logo. Excellent condition
201. Olympic and Paralympic volunteer’s medal.
52mm, gold plated. Logos above Bird’s Nest Stadium. rev., Chinese legend. In wooden box with logos on cap, lined in velvet. In original red carton housing. UNC
202. Official logo English enameled IOC presentation box in original box.
58mm, multicolor enameled copper, by Halcyon Days Enamels. Beijing Olympics logo on cap. UNC
Vancouver 2010, 21th Winter International Olympic Games
203. 203. Torchbearer set. Lot of three (3) different items:
a) Official Torch in original Cloth Bag. Stainless steel, aluminum and sheet molding compound, 94.5cm (37.1”) long, made by Bombardier. The lines of the torch reflect the lines made by snow and ice winter sports. It shows the engraved motto “With Glowing Hearts / Des plus brilliants exploits” and the logo. Used in the torch relay, EF. b) Torchbearer Uniform. Complete, Size L consisted of Jacket, pants, gloves and scarf. New, unused c) Torchbearer’s diploma. 21x29.5cm (8.29”x11.61”), Unused, UNC.
204. Official logo English enameled IOC presentation box in original box.
58mm, multicolor enameled copper, by Halcyon Days Enamels. Vancouver Olympics logo on cap. UNC
Singapore 2010, 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games
205. Official Torch in original pictorial box.
Aluminum, with the handle coated with non-slip material. With purple decorations, logo of 1st YOG on top. 60cm (23.62”). With operating instructions manual. Sealed in original wrapping, new, unused, UNC
205. 206. Official Box with commemorative Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Proof. 50mm (0.20”) each in original presentation box. UNC
207. Official shoulder bag.
Approx. 38x35cm (14.96”x13.77”) Unused, excellent condition
Innsbruck 2012, 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games
208. Official Torch in original pictorial box.
Aluminum, with the handle coated with non-slip material. With multi-color (orange, green, blue, purple) decorations, logo of 1st Winter YOG on top. 60cm (23.62”). With operating instructions manual. New, unused, UNC
209. Official Torchbearer uniform. Complete, set
of trousers and T-shirt. XL. There were only 2012 torchbearers, covering a distance of 3,573Km. Unused, sealed. UNC
210. Official large Logo Flag.
145x225cm (57.9”x88.58”) Polyester with Large logo. Unused, excellent condition.
London 2012, 30th Summer International Olympic Games 211. Official Torch.
Made up of an inner and an outer aluminum alloy skin, held in place by a cast top piece and base, perforated by 8,000 circles representing the inspirational stories of the 8,000 Torchbearers who will carry the Olympic Flame. The Torch stands 800mm high, and weighs 800 grams. In triangular shape symbolizing the three Olympic Games that London has hosted. With the original gas cylinder and burning mechanism still intact. Used in the torch relay. EF
212. Torchbearer Uniform from the torch relay in Greece.
Size L. Includes pants and blouse. Unused, in excellent condition.
213. Official torch gas flow opening key.
Official key to open the gas flow in all London 2012 torches. Excellent condition
Sochi 2014, 22nd Winter Internation Olympic Games 214. Official Torch.
Nearly 1.8 kg, 95 cm (37.4’’) tall, 0.145 m wide (at its widest part), and 0.54 m deep. Developed by a creative team, led by Vladimir Pirozhkov and Andrei Vodyanik, the Sochi 2014 torch is chrome with red detail – red being the traditional color of Russian sport. Designed in the shape of a feather, the torch is also reminiscent of the Firebird, or Phoenix – the legendary bird that rose from the ashes and which features prominently in Russian folklore as a symbol of good fortune and happiness. Used, some burning marks, o.w. EF
214. 215. Torchbearer Uniform from he torch relay in Greece.
Size L. Includes Jacket and pants. Unused in excellent condition.
216. Lot of official T-shirt (L), pin and tie bracket. All new and unused.
216. 217. Participation medal in original presentation case with blue velvet linen.
Steel, 50mm (0.20”). Sochi logo and patchwork quilt design of the various cultures and ethnicities of the Russian Federation. rev., Olympic rings and snowflake design similar to winner’s medal. UNC
Nanjing 2014, 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games
218. Official torch.
75cm (30â€?), made by Vatti Corp. The top part resembles the city gate, the stripe pattern on the handle, the waves of Changjiang. Sealed in its original wrapping. Unused, UNC
218. 219. Official Keyring Mascot.
Approx 12cm (4.72â€?) high, in excellent condition.
PRIVATE COLLECTION â€“ SUMMER TORCHES
220. (lot), nineteen (19) Torches Private collection - Complete Summer Torch Collection (except Helsinki)
A rare opportunity to obtain all summer Olympics torches at once, from a very well taken care private collection, with all torches being in rare superb quality! All torches are authentic, thus for brevity reasons they are mentioned below by Olympiad with reference to quality and special characteristics only.
I. Berlin 1936 Olympic Games Official Torch with original flame stick. Used, EF II. London 1948 Olympic Games Official Torch with restored burning unit cap. Used, EF III. Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games Official Torch. Unused UNC IV. Rome 1960 Olympic Games Official Torch In Original Pictorial Presentation Box. Unused, in original plastic wrapping with ribbon. UNC. V. Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games Official Torch, complete. Used. Stainless steel cylinder with clear traces of burning, handle EF. VI. Mexico 1968 Olympic Games Official Torch, First design in original pictorial box. Intact burning material inside the torch. Used, EF VII. Mexico 1968 Olympic Games Official Torch.Second design in original pictorial box. Unused. UNC VIII. Munich 1972 Olympic Games Official Torch. EF IX. Montreal 1976 Olympic Games Official Torch. Intact burning fuze inside the torch. Used, EF X. Moscow 1980 Olympic Games Official Torch. Used, EF XI. Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games Torch in original leather case. Unused, EF XII. Seoul 1988 Olympic Games Official Torch. Used, abt. EF XIII. Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games Official Torch in special Officialâ€™s box. Unused, EF XIV. Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games Official Torch. Unused, UNC XV. Atlanta 1996 Official Centennial Torch. International Relay. Special, numbered edition. 44 copies only. Unused, EF. XVI. Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Official Torch In Original Carton Box. Unused, UNC XVII. Athens 2004 Olympic Games Official Torch In Original Carton Box. Used, EF XVIII. Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Official Torch In Original Carton Presentation Box.Unused, UNC XIX. London 2012 Olympic Games Official Torch. Used, EF
I.O.C Session Badges
Athens 1934, 33rd I.O.C. Session
221. Official Commemorative pin on the 40th Anniversary of the restoration of the Olympic Games (1934).
Gold plated, 30x17mm (0.12”x0.067”). Color Olympic rings on gilt laurel branch. EF
222. 40th Anniversary Commemorative Olympic Games Plaque (1934) in original presentation case.
Bronze 50x67mm (0.2”x0.26”). Head of Zeus holding Victory similar to the 1896 and 1906 winner medals, with legend below in Greek transl. “In commemoration/ Of the Olympics”. UNC
223. Huguenin, Greek-Swiss Friendship medal in original leather presentation case.
Bronze. 48mm (0.19”) Male figure holding arrow, inscr. “Teli” rev., cross on top of legend in French transl. “Friendship Greek-Swiss / 25 March 1934 / Athens”. UNC
Athens 1978, 80th I.O.C. Session 224. IOC Badge.
Gilt, 62x37mm (2.4”x1.5”), enameled Olympic rings. Inscription INVITE C.I.O., white ribbon and blue/white cord. Rev. safety needle. UNC.
Beijing 2008, 120th IOC Session 225. Service Badge.
32x32mm (0125”x0.125”) with Purple-Dark Purple-Purple ribbon, EF
London 2012, 124th IOC Session 226. IOC Guest Badge.
30x42mm (0.12”x 0.165”) with White-Blue-White ribbon, in original presentation box. UNC
I.O.C Session Badges 227. IOC Staff Badge.
30x42mm (0.12”x 0.165”) with White-Red-White ribbon, in original presentation box. UNC
228. IOC Badge.
30x42mm (0.12”x 0.165”) with White ribbon, in original presentation box. UNC
Buenos Aires 2013, 125th IOC Session 229. IOC Badge.
33x47mm (0.13”x 0.185”) with White ribbon, in original plastic housing. UNC
230. IOC Guest Badge.
33x47mm (0.13”x 0.185”) with White-Blue-White ribbon, in original plastic housing. UNC
Lausanne 2013, IOC Session Extraordinaire I.O.C Session Badges 231. IOC Badge.
30x47mm (0.12”x0.16”) with White ribbon, in original plastic housing. UNC
Sochi 2014, 126th IOC Session 232. IOC Badge.
30x47mm (0.12”x 0.185”) with White ribbon, in original presentation box. UNC
232. 233. IOC Guest Badge.
30x47mm (0.12”x 0.185”) with White-Blue-White ribbon, in original presentation box. UNC
Monaco 2014, 127th IOC Session 234. IOC Session in Monaco, December 2014. IOC Badge. 30x45mm (0.12”x0.177”) with White ribbon, in original plastic housing. UNC
Kuala Lumpur 2015, 128th IOC Session 235. IOC Badge.
30x48mm (0.12”x 0.19”) with White ribbon, in original presentation box. UNC
MISCELLANEOUS 236. Large Fencing Cup, by the Olympic Games Committee, 1909 Pan-Hellenic Trial Games.
43cm (16.93”) high. Silvered Bronze. Silvering has faded in many parts. Legend in Greek transl. “Olympic Games Committee / Pan-Hellenic Games / 1909 / Fencing Teams Trophy / Under / Club of weapons combat. Pedestal slightly crooked with no visual effect, o.w. VF+
236. 237. 1961-2011, 50th Anniversary of International Olympic Academy medal in original presentation case. 63mm (0.25”). Number 50 on top of gates and Academy Olympic rings, rev., Academy Olympic rings surrounded by legend “International Olympic Academy / 1961-2011”. UNC
238. 1896-1986, 90th Anniversary modern era Olympic Games Hellenic Olympic Committee gift marble plaque in original presentation case.
Marble, 11.5x20cm (4.52”x7.87”). Obv. side of the 1896 participation medal, between two metal tag plates with inscriptions: a) “The Hellenic Olympic Committee 90th Anniversary of the First Olympic Games of the modern era 1896-1996”, and b) “To the Swedish Olympic committee Organizer of the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, In commemoration of the Swedish Participation to the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens”. UNC
239. 1896-1986, 90th Anniversary modern era Olympic Games Hellenic Olympic Committee Silver Medal in original presentation case.
Silver 999˚, 50mm (0.2”), 100grams, Numbered 049/300. obv. Similar to the 1896 and 1906 participation medals, rev., Panathenaic and Olympic Stadiums surrounded by anniversary legends in Greek. With certificate of authenticity. UNC
240. Inauguration of the new HOC headquarters Silver medal in original presentation case.
Silver 925˚. 60mm (0.24”), 120grams. Numbered 036/199. “Olympic Book” depicts the first IOC President D. Vikelas, his successor Baron Pierre de Coubertin and president of the time Juan Antonio Samaranch. Re., HOC new headquarters surrounded by legends in Greek “Hellenic Olympic Committee / By the Prime Minister Mr. Konstantinos Simites / and the President of IOC / Mr. Juan Antonio Samaranch / Inauguration May 25th, 1999.” UNC
241. Inauguration of the new HOC headquarters Bronze medal in original presentation case.
Bronze. 60mm (0.24”), 100grams. Numbered 006/999. “Olympic Book” depicts the first IOC President D. Vikelas, his successor Baron Pierre de Coubertin and president of the time Juan Antonio Samaranch. Re., HOC new headquarters surrounded by legends in Greek “Hellenic Olympic Committee / By the Prime Minister Mr. Konstantinos Simites / and the President of IOC / Mr. Juan Antonio Samaranch / Inauguration May 25th, 1999.” UNC
242. Cairo, Egypt, Opening of the Stadium medal, in original presentation red velvet case.
July 23, 1960. Silvered Bronze, 60mm (0.24”). Aerial view of the Stadium. rev., city gate between Olympic rings and Arabic legend. EF
243. Second Mediterranean Games in Barcelona 1955 Medal.
Sealed. Bronze. 60mm (0.2”). Athlete with Olympic torch surrounded by legend in Spanish. Rev., C.O.E. surrounded by laurel wreath and Olympic rings. UNC
243. 244. Personal Gift “With Compliments” of member of the IOC Timothy T.T. Fok.
Bronze medal in wooded red linen interior box, with his personal business card and handwritten note. UNC
245. 2012 Madrid Candidate City fold out metal and wood folder in original carton case.
A beautiful item which folds out to unveil many pictures from the Olympic Venues, ready to welcome the 2012 Olympic Games. 30x16cm (11.81”x6.3”). Excellent condition
246. 1998 Moscow, World Youth Games, Patronized by the IOC. - Official Torch.
54cm (21.25”) height. Wooden handle, stainless steel and red steel with logo. Burning unit included. Unused, EF+
( $ 1,300)
EYOF (European Youth Olympic Festival) Games – Patronized by the IOC. A few words about EYOF: European Youth Olympic Festival, known by its initials EYOF, is a biennial multisport event for youth athletes from the 48 member countries of the association of European Olympic Committees (EOC). EYOF has a summer edition, held for the first time in Brussels in 1991, and a winter edition, which began two years later in Aosta. EYOF is the only all-European multi-sport event.
247. Bled, Slovenia 2003 Winter EYOF Games - Official Torch in Original Blue Leatherette Luxury Presentation Box.
62cm (24.4”) long including burning unit (45.5cm or 17.9” long torch, 32cm or 12.6” long burning unit), 1840 grams (64.90 oz) including burning unit. Steel, partially enameled with logo of EYOF* on top in red enamel. On handle, legend: “6th European Youth / Olympic Festival 2003 / Bled-Slovenia / 25-31.1.2003”. Presented to an IOC member. Unused, with burning mechanism intact. A beautiful, heavy and well constructed torch. Rare, abt EF.
248. Tampere, Finland 2009 Summer EYOF Games – Official Torch. 45cm (17.71”). Granite and stainless steel. EYOF 2009 logo. Burning unit included. Presented to an IOC member. Rare, UNUSED, EF+
249. Lot of seven (7) torch relay pins.
From the Tokyo 1964, Mexico 1968, Munich 1972, Los Angeles 1984, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games. All in excellent condition.
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