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OLYMPIC AUCTION January 19, 2017

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OLYMPICS AUCTION Bidding begins January 12th. Bidding will close January 19th. As the world prepared to celebrate the Rio Games last July, RR Auction hosted its second Olympic showcase. With records set and promptly broken, the success encouraged us to present a third installment to kick off the new year. Representing over a century of competition, this new auction maps the modern Olympic pathway with a diverse, in-demand selection of the rare and remarkable. Highlighted by a wealth of historical rarities dating back to the first modern Olympics held in Athens in 1896, some of the most significant items are: a rare 1988 Calgary torch, a massive 1936 Garmisch bronze winner’s medal, a spectacular relay torch from the 1956 Cortina Winter Games, a complete set of winner’s medals from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, a 1948 St. Moritz silver winner’s medal from the first post–World War II games, and a 2000 Sydney silver winner’s medal. Please contact our Olympic Auction Director, Tricia Eaton, at Tricia@RRAuction. com with any inquiries; condition statements are available upon request.

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Special Thanks To: Olympic Expert Jonathan Becker


Types of Olympic Memorabilia PARTICIPATION MEDALS Olympic participation medals have their origins with the first Modern Games held in Athens in 1896. Officially called ‘commemoratives,’ these medals are presented to all athletes and officials as remembrances of the Games. Although usually struck in bronze, there have been medals struck in steel, copper, pewter, and other metals as well. These medals can be quite beautiful and feature different designs for each Olympic Games. Highly prized by collectors, participation medals range from very common in availability to exceedingly rare.

OLYMPIC POSTERS Although posters were used to promote the Olympic Games from the very beginning, it was not until the 1912 Stockholm Games that the first ‘official’ Olympic posters were produced. Originally, Olympic posters were a much-needed vehicle for advertising and were affixed to walls, displayed in shop windows, and exhibited in train stations worldwide. While only one type of poster was produced for the 1912 Games, more recent Games have seen literally dozens of varieties. Many Olympic posters are beautiful works of art, and while many are quite common, the posters from the early years of the Games are very rare and valuable.

OLYMPIC DIPLOMAS Olympic diplomas are certificates presented to both Olympic winners and participants, a tradition dating back to the first Modern Olympics in 1896. The diploma designs are truly unique with wonderful graphics, often with bright and vidid colors, reflecting the eras in which they were made. In current Olympic Games, the first eight places receive special ‘winner’s diplomas’ in addition to the participation diplomas given to all athletes and officials; today the two types of diplomas generally differ in design, although that was not always the case. Winner’s diplomas tend to carry a value less than their corresponding winner’s medals, despite being just as rare. As with all Olympic memorabilia, the prices of diplomas have been rising steadily and those from earlier Games are especially desirable.

OLYMPIC TORCHES One of the most dramatic events of an Olympic Games is the Olympic torch relay, which involves thousands of people and covers much of a host country’s geography. No other aspect of an Olympic Games is seen in person by as many people, and it is one of the few chances for an average person to have a sense of involvement with the Games. At times, the relay has also traveled into space, the summit of Mt. Everest, and beneath the sea! The first Olympic Games to have an Olympic Torch relay was the 1936 Summer Olympic held in Berlin, Germany. The flame was ignited by the sun in Olympia, Greece, site of the ancient Olympics, and carried by a relay of runners and torches to Berlin where the flame ignited a huge cauldron at the Olympic stadium. The relay proved to be such a success that it became an integral part of the Olympic Games. The quantity of torches produced for a particular Olympic varies greatly: for some Games only 10 or so torches are made, while for others 10,000 or more are produced. Although some collectors prefer one type or another, the values of Olympic torches do not tend to vary based upon their use in the relay.

“WINNER’S” OR PRIZE MEDALS The ultimate goal for any Olympian is to stand upon the podium and receive a medal as one of the top three finishers in an event. Officially called ‘prize medals,’ the Olympic Games’ highest awards—bronze, silver, and gold—are equally prized by collectors. While the Olympic champion is referred to as having received a ‘gold’ medal, the medal is in fact made of silver then gilded with at least six grams of gold. In only four Olympics were gold medals actually stuck in solid gold: 1900, 1904, 1908, and 1912. When the Olympic Games were revived and the first Modern Games held in Athens in 1896, only the first two places were honored with medals, the Olympic champion receiving a silver medal and the runner-up receiving a bronze. At the Paris Olympics of 1900 as many as fifteen of the top finishers received medals. In 1904, at the St. Louis Olympics, for the first time the top three finishers were awarded gold, silver, and bronze. This same order of finish is still used today.


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9001 Athens 1896 Summer Olympics Gilt Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $800+ Participation medal issued for the Athens 1896 Summer Olympics. Gilt Bronze, 50 mm, 58 gm, by W. Pittner, Austria. The front features a seated Nike holding a laurel wreath over a phoenix emerging from flames, with Acropolis in the background; the reverse bears a star surmounted above five lines of Greek legend set within a laurel wreath. The immolation of the phoenix and emergence from the ashes symbolizes the rebirth of the Olympic Games after a hiatus of more than 1,500 years. An uncommon and desirable medal given the sheer historical significance of the Olympiad and how so few examples were ultimately struck.

9002 Athens 1896 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $800+ Participation medal issued for the Athens 1896 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm, 58 gm, by W. Pittner, Austria. The front features a seated Nike holding a laurel wreath over a phoenix emerging from flames, with Acropolis in the background; the reverse bears a star surmounted above five lines of Greek legend set within a laurel wreath.

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Highly uncommon lifesaving winner’s medal from 1900 Paris

1900

9003 Paris 1900 Summer Olympics Gilt Silver Winner’s Medal ‘Concours De Sauvetage Sur Terre’ Estimate $2,500+ Winner’s medal issued for the Paris 1900 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 42 mm x 60 mm, 57 gm, by Frederic Vernon, Paris. The front, inscribed “Republique Francaise, Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900,” features a winged goddess scattering laurels over the grounds of the Exposition; the reverse identifies the sport as the land rescue competition, “Concours de Sauvetage Sur Terre,” and depicts a victorious athlete upon a podium. Stamped “Argent” on the edge. This markedly unique winner’s medal is for the lifesaving event, which, along with other events like angling, ballooning, cannon shooting, fire fighting, and pigeon racing, was not formally recognized by the IOC. According to the 1900 Olympic Games Official Report, there were rescue competitions on both land and in water, with the former event featuring fire pumps and first aid assistance to civilian and military casualties. The land competition was held in the Vincennes velodrome, and the water competition was held in the River Seine.

9004 Paris 1900 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal ‘Concours De Sapeurs–Pompiers’ Estimate $800+ Winner’s medal issued for the Paris 1900 Summer Olympics. Silver, 40 mm x 58 mm, 55 gm, by Frederic Vernon, Paris. The front, inscribed “Republique Francaise, Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900,” features a winged goddess scattering laurels over the grounds of the Exposition; the reverse identifies the sport as the fire fighting competition, “Concours de Sapeurs Pompiers,” and depicts a victorious athlete upon a podium with a stadium and the Acropolis in the background. Stamped “Argent” on an edge.

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9005 Paris 1900 Summer Olympics Silvered Bronze Winner’s Medal ‘Concours De Tir VIIme Concours National’

1900

Estimate $400+ Winner’s medal issued for the Paris 1900 Summer Olympics. Silvered bronze, 42 mm x 60 mm, 57 gm, by Frederic Vernon, Paris. The front, inscribed “Republique Francaise, Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900,” features a winged goddess scattering laurels over the grounds of the Exposition; the reverse identifies the sport as national shooting contest, “Concours de Tir, VII Concours National,” and depicts a victorious athlete upon a podium with a stadium and the Acropolis in the background. Stamped “Bronze” on an edge.

9006 Paris 1900 Summer Olympics Silvered Bronze Winner’s Medal ‘Exercices Physiques et Sports’ Estimate $1,000+ Winner’s medal issued for the Paris 1900 Summer Olympics. Silvered bronze, 40 mm x 58 mm, 57 gm, by Frederic Vernon, Paris. The front, inscribed “Republique Francaise, Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900,” features a winged goddess scattering laurels over the grounds of the Exposition; the reverse identifies the sport as physical exercise and sports, “Exercices Physiques et Sports,” and depicts a victorious athlete upon a podium with a stadium and the Acropolis in the background. Stamped “Bronze” on an edge.

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1900

9007 Paris 1900 Summer Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal ‘Xme Championnat De Tir Des Ecoles Superieures’ Estimate $800+ Winner’s medal issued for the Paris 1900 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 42 mm x 60 mm, 54 gm, by Frederic Vernon, Paris. The front, inscribed “Republique Francaise, Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900,” features a winged goddess scattering laurels over the grounds of the Exposition; the reverse identifies the sport as superior school shooting, “Championnat de Tir des Ecoles Superieures,” and depicts a victorious athlete upon a podium with a stadium and the Acropolis in the background. Stamped “Bronze” on an edge.

‘Exposition Universelle’ stereoscope with scarce gymnastics images 9008 Paris 1900 Summer Olympics Stereo Card Viewer Estimate $600+ Interesting stereoscope from the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle Internationale, the host of that year’s Olympic Games, constructed of metal and wood, with an impressed emblem of the fair impressed on the top. Includes two 7 x 3.5 stereo cards featuring photographs of the “Concours de Gymnastique,” one of them marked, “Collection Stereoscopique, Felix Potin.” Also accompanied by entrance tickets to the fair. In overall fine condition. Only one gymnastics event was held at the 1900 Olympic Games—the men’s all-around—in which 135 competitors performed in 16 exercises. In addition to typical gymnastics events, they also participated in weightlifting and athletics events such as long jump and pole vault. The French found enormous success, attaining the eighteen highest scores in the competition.

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1904

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition 9009 St. Louis 1904 Collection of (3) Medals and Certificate Estimate $1,200+ Four items: a scarce set of three medals issued at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, each medal bears identical motifs on front and reverse (with the exception of border designs), and were designed by Adolph A. Weinman and struck by the US Mint at Philadelphia. Medals include: a gilted bronze ‘gold medal’ shield, 69 mm x 69 mm, 147 gm, with starred border and wreathes at each point; a bronze ‘silver medal’ plaque, 68 mm x 68 mm, 178 gm, with a Fleur de Lis at each corner; and a bronze ‘commemorative medal’ shield, 69 mm x 69 mm, 144 gm, with starred border and wreathes at each point. The front of each depicts Columbia, with arms spread wide holding the United States flag, beside a young maiden representing the Louisiana Purchase Territory, with raised text and date encircling the image, “Universal Exposition–Saint Louis–United States of America, MCMIV”; the reverse of each shows a large eagle with wings spread above a tablet with award designation, “Louisiana Purchase Exposition,” and two dolphins below symbolizing the nations’ eastern and western boundaries, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The fourth item is a ‘Silver Medal’ certificate from the United States of America Universal Exposition, 23.75 x 20, in which the International Jury of Awards “has conferred a Silver Medal upon Koeniglicher Regierungsbaufuehrer, F. Potyka, Elbing Westpreussen, as collaborator with professor Dr. Ing. O. Intze,” which shows a brilliant vignette by artist Will Hickok Low. Held from April 30 to December 1, 1904, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition served as the host of the third Olympiad, the first American Olympic Games and the debut instance in which the Olympics were held outside of Europe.

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Incredible 1904 St. Louis ‘Grand Prize’ shield medal 9010 St. Louis 1904 Gold Gilt ‘Grand Prize’ Medal Estimate $1,000+ Extremely rare ‘grand prize’ shield medal issued at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Gilted bronze, 63 mm x 76, 147 gm, designed by Adolph A. Weinman and struck by the US Mint at Philadelphia. The front depicts Columbia, with arms spread wide holding the United States flag, beside a youthful maiden representing the Louisiana Purchase Territory; against a rising sun, the girl is disrobing the cloak of France, the material decorated with bees, the emblem of Napoleon, with raised text and date encircling the image, “Universal Exposition–Saint Louis–United States of America, MCMIV.” The reverse shows a large eagle with wings spread above a tablet, “Grand Prize, Louisiana Purchase Exposition,” with two dolphins below symbolizing the nations’ eastern and western boundaries, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Weinman later designed the Walking Liberty half-dollar and Mercury dime. The rarest of all Exposition medals, the 1906 Engraver’s Notebook indicates that a total of 3,300 Grand Prize medals were awarded in St. Louis, a number considerably lower than the listed 9,000 gold, 11,550 silver, 10,000 bronze, and 6,000 commemorative medals. This gilt variation is exceedingly rare, as the typical grand prize medals were in the same ‘government bronze’ finish as all the other medals.

9012 Athens 1906 Summer Olympics Gilt Participation Medal Estimate $300+ Participation medal issued for the 1906 Athens Olympics. Gilt bronze, 50 mm, 58 gm, by Nikephoros Lytras. The front shows a seated Nike holding a laurel crown above a phoenix rising from flames, with the Acropolis in the background; the reverse bears an inscribed Greek legend within a laurel wreath. The 1906 Athens participation medal was manufactured from the unused inventory of the 1896 Athens participation medals; the only difference being that a 1906 plaque has been soldered over the original 1896 date.

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9013 Athens 1906 Summer Olympics Silver Participation Medal

1906

Estimate $300+ Participation medal issued for the 1906 Athens Olympics. Silvered bronze, 50 mm, 58 gm, by Nikephoros Lytras. The front shows a seated Nike holding a laurel crown above a phoenix rising from flames, with the Acropolis in the background; the reverse bears an inscribed Greek legend within a laurel wreath. The 1906 Athens participation medal was manufactured from the unused inventory of the 1896 Athens participation medals; the only difference being that a 1906 plaque has been soldered over the original 1896 date.

9014 Athens 1906 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $200+ Participation medal issued for the 1906 Athens Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm, 58 gm, by Nikephoros Lytras. The front shows a seated Nike holding a laurel crown above a phoenix rising from flames, with the Acropolis in the background; the reverse bears an inscribed Greek legend within a laurel wreath and soldered 1906 plaque. The 1906 Athens participation medal was manufactured from the unused inventory of the 1896 Athens participation medals; the only difference being that a 1906 plaque has been soldered over the original 1896 date.

9015 Athens 1906 Summer Olympics Trials Medal Estimate $200+ Medal issued for the Italian Trials in Rome, Italy, prior to the Athens 1906 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 26 mm, 13 gm. The front features the profile of an athlete wearing helmet with wing; the reverse bears raised text in Italian, “Gare Eliminatorie, Roma, 30 Marzo, 2 Aprille,” and is encircled, “Giuochi Olimpici Atene 1906.” Includes a white and orange ribbon.

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1908

Sought-after gilt medal from the fourth Olympiad

9016 London 1908 Summer Olympics Gold Participation Medal Estimate $2,000+ Participation medal issued for the London 1908 Summer Olympics. Gilt bronze, 51 mm, 61 gm, by Bertram Mackennal. The front depicts a quadriga with charioteer and judge, preparing to present the palm of victory; the reverse bears the winged figure of Fame standing on a globe with raised text on either side, “Elis, Athens, Paris, St. Louis, London” and “In Commemoration of the Olympic Games Held in London, 1908.” Engraved by the mint on the edge, “Vaughton.” Presented to dignitaries, donors, and officials, this gilt silver medal exists as one of the most coveted of all Olympic commemoration prizes.

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Judge commemoration medal from 1908 London 9017 London 1908 Summer Olympics Judge’s Silvered Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $1,000+ Participation medal issued for the London 1908 Summer Olympics. Silvered Bronze, 51 mm, 60 gm, by Bertram Mackennal. The front depicts a quadriga with charioteer and judge, preparing to present the View images of original blue leather case online at www.RRAuction.com palm of victory; the reverse bears the winged figure of Fame standing on a globe with raised text on either side, “Elis, Athens, Paris, St. Louis, London” and “In Commemoration of the Olympic Games Held in London, 1908.” Inscribed on the rim, “Vaughton.” Includes its original blue leather case, reading, “Olympic Games, Judge, London. 1908.”

9018 London 1908 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

9019 London 1908 Summer Olympics Pewter Participation Medal

Estimate $800+

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Participation medal issued for the London 1908 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 51 mm, 47 gm, by Bertram Mackennal. The front depicts a quadriga with charioteer and judge, preparing to present the palm of victory; the reverse bears the winged figure of Fame standing on a globe with raised text on either side, “Elis, Athens, Paris, St. Louis, London” and “In Commemoration of the Olympic Games Held in London, 1908.” Inscribed on the rim, “Vaughton.”

Participation medal issued for the London 1908 Summer Olympics. Pewter, 51 mm, 47 gm, by Bertram Mackennal. The front depicts a quadriga with charioteer and judge, preparing to present the palm of victory; the reverse bears the winged figure of Fame standing on a globe with raised text on either side, “Elis, Athens, Paris, St. Louis, London” and “In Commemoration of the Olympic Games Held in London, 1908.” Inscribed on the rim, “Vaughton.” Includes its original fragile paper box.

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1908


Beautiful competitor’s badge portraying Athena

1908

9020 London 1908 Olympics ‘Winter Games’ Athlete’s Badge Estimate $1,500+ Gorgeous official silvered bronze athlete’s badge from the ‘Winter Games’ segment of the 1908 London Olympics, just over 1˝ in diameter, depicting the head of Athena encircled by a blue enameled border with the text, “Olympic Games London 1908, Competitor.” Stamped on the reverse with a Vaughton of Birmingham maker’s mark, and also stamped, “WG 181.” In fine condition. Interestingly, several events at the 1908 London Summer Games were classified as ‘winter’ and took place in October; this included the first figure skating contest in an Olympic Games. The competitor badges for the Winter Games are extremely rare.

Scarce judge badge from the 1908 London Games 9022 London 1908 Summer Olympics Judge Badge Estimate $2,000+ Rare official judge badge issued for the 1908 London Summer Olympics Games. Silvered bronze, 57 mm, 40 gm, manufactured by Vaughton & Sons, featuring the helmeted head of Athena facing a laurel branch and encircled by a blue enameled band with legend, “Olympic Games London 1908, Judge.” Bestowed to judges of the London Games, this is a wonderfully attractive badge from an Olympiad that extended for over six months—the longest in modern history.

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Rare official British team’s “Olympic Games 1908” patch

1908

9023 London 1908 Summer Olympics Uniform Patch Estimate $1,500+ Delicately embroidered British team member’s white cloth uniform patch from the 1908 London Summer Olympics, 5.25 x 6, featuring a coat of arms with red text below, “Olympic Games 1908.” In very good to fine condition. This is the first instance in which the words “Olympic Games” appeared on an official team patch.

9024 London 1908 Summer Olympics Official Report in Hardcover Estimate $400+ Rare book: Official Report of the Fourth Olympiad, London, 1908. First edition. London: The British Olympic Association, 1909. Hardcover, 7 x 10, 794 pages. Book condition: VG-/None.

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1908

9025 London 1908 Summer Olympics: Nathaniel Cartmell Signature Estimate $200+ American athlete (1883–1967) who won medals at the 1904 and 1908 Summer Olympics; he is also known for being the first head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team. Scarce ballpoint signature, “‘Nat’ J. Cartwell, University of Pennsylvania, Capt. 1908 Track Team,” on the reverse of an off-white 3.75 x 2.25 Foremost business card. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

Historic silver winner’s medal from 1912 Stockholm Games

9026 Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal Estimate $5,000+ Winner’s medal issued for the Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics. Silver, 16.5 gm, 33 mm, by Bertram Mackennal and Erik Lindberg. The front depicts a victorious athlete with palm branch being crowned with a laurel wreath by two seated females; the reverse, encircled with the text, “Olympiska Spelen I Stockholm,” features a herald proclaiming the opening of the Olympic Games, with a bust of Ling, the founder of Swedish gymnastics, in the back-

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ground. The front of the medal, designed by Mackennel, was originally used on the winner’s medals for the 1908 London Summer Olympics. Of the 2,408 participants at the Fifth Olympiad, a total of 90 athletes were awarded with this second place silver medal, with Sweden, the United States, Great Britain, and Germany winning the lion’s share. The 1912 Games proved a rousing and innovative success, introducing novel events like women’s diving and swimming, art competitions, and the pentathlon and decathlon, the latter two won by Jim Thorpe. These Olympics also witnessed the debut of Japan as a competing country, the first of any Asian nation to participate. A highly desirable winner’s medal from a truly historic Olympic Games.


Bronze winner’s medal complete with case

9027 Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal Estimate $5,000+ Winner’s medal issued for the Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 33 mm, 19 gm, by Erik Lindberg and Bertram Mackennal. The front depicts a victorious athlete with palm branch being crowned with a laurel wreath by two seated females; the reverse, encircled with the text, “Olympiska Spelen I Stockholm,” features a herald proclaiming the opening of the Olympic Games, with a bust of Ling, the founder of Swedish gymnastics, in the background. The front of the medal, designed by Mackennel, was originally used on the winner’s medals for the 1908 London Summer Olympics. Includes its attractive original green leather presentation case. Less than three hundred of these bronze medals were issued and awarded to all third place winners, making them quite scarce today. A wonderful example of this sought-after Olympic medal, made all the more desirable by the presence of the seldom-seen original case.

9028 Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics Pewter Participation Medal Estimate $150+ Participation medal issued for the Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics. Pewter, 51 mm, 45 gm, by Bertram Mackennal/Erik Lindberg. The front features a raised quadriga with charioteer and judge, preparing to present an athlete with the palm of victory; the reverse bears Zeus seated on a Ionic column in relief, holding a small figure of the goddess Nike, with the city of Stockholm in the background and raised lettering along the top. A powerful example of an early Olympic participation medal.

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1912

9029 Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics Competitor’s Badge Estimate $150+ Original 1912 ‘Jim Thorpe’ Summer Olympics participation badge. Attractive silvered lapel pin badge, made by Sporrong & Co. of Stockholm measures 25 mm x 37 mm with a Greek athlete’s head at the top, and “Olympiska Spelen, Stockholm 1912,” in raised letters at the bottom. Reverse bears an impressed maker’s mark.

Highlighted by a rare press badge

9030 Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics Collection of (3) Badges and Pins Estimate $800+ Fantastic collection of pins and badge from the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: a very rare blue and gold press badge, reading, “Stadion Pressen,” stamped on the reverse with a Sporrong & Co., Stockholm, maker’s mark; an official silvered competitor’s participation badge depicting an ancient Greek athlete’s head, reading, “Olympiska Spellen, Stockholm, 1912,” stamped on the reverse with a Sporrong & Co., Stockholm, maker’s mark; and a souvenir stick pin depicting classical athletes waving flags, also reading, “Olympiska Spellen, Stockholm, 1912.” In overall fine condition.

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9031 Stockholm 1912 Summer Olympics Program

1912

Estimate $200+ Official daily program of the Stockholm Summer Olympics for July 12, 1912, measures 5.75 x 8.75, sixty-four pages, with the front cover showing the front gate of the Stockholm Olympic Stadium as well as the front side of the winner’s medal. The program lists rules and regulations, information on an upcoming Swedish Choral Festival, and rosters for events like athletics, running, hurdles, long jump, wrestling, and modern pentathlon. Jim Thorpe is mentioned on page 38. In fine condition.

Third place winner’s from the 1920 return of the Summer Games 9032 Antwerp 1920 Summer Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal Estimate $5,000+ Sought-after winner’s medal issued for the Antwerp 1920 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 81 gm, by Josue Dupon. The front shows a victorious athlete holding a laurel wreath and palm branch, with a statue of Renommee in the background, inscribed “VII Olympiade”; the reverse depicts the Brabo fountain above the Antwerp shield, with the Cathedral of Our Lady and city looming in the background, inscribed above, “Anvers MCMXX.” Complete with its exceedingly rare red leather case, gilt-stamped with a legend indicating third place finisher, “3me Prix, VIIe Olympiade, Anvers 1920.” A total of 29 nations attended the VII Olympiad in Antwerp, Belgium, with Hungary, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire all banned from competing due to their involvement in World War I and the cancelation of the 1916 Summer Games. In spite of such political unrest, the return of the Games debuted a trinity of enduring Olympic traditions—the voicing of the Olympic Oath, the symbolic release of doves, and the initial flying of the Olympic flag. An exceptional third place medal of the utmost historical interest and rarity. Winner’s medals from the 1920 Games are hardly—if ever—offered with their original presentation cases.

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1920

9033 Antwerp 1920 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $800+ Uncommon participation medal issued for the Antwerp 1920 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 75 gm, by Pierre Theunis. The front depicts a dramatic image of a flying Victory crowning a charioteer on biga; the reverse features Nike standing before a burning censer and crowning a trio of victorious athletes, with Antwerp in the background and raised text, “VIIme Olympiade–Anvers, MCMXX.” An aesthetically impressive Olympic medal.

Incredibly rare bronze medal from the first Winter Games 9034 Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics Third Place Bronze Winner’s / Participation Medal Estimate $12,000+ Exceedingly rare medal from the Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics, which was issued as the bronze medal to third-place winners and also used as the participation medal of the Games. Bronze, 56 mm, 69 gm, by Raoul Benard, Paris. The front features a victorious athlete holding ice skates and skis high in the air with the Alps in the background; the reverse is inscribed at length in French, “Chamonix Mont-Blanc Sports D’Hiver, 25 Janvier–5 Fevrier 1924, Organises par le Comite Olympique Francais sous le haut patronage du Comite International Olympique a l’occasion de la celebration de la VIII Olympiade [Chamonix Mont-Blanc Winter Sports, 25 January–5 February 1924, Organized by the French Olympic Committee under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee on the occasion of the celebration of the VIII Olympiad].” The 1924 Chamonix Games were the very first Winter Olympics and a total of sixteen nations were represented. The participation medal of the Chamonix 1924 Winter Games is identical to the Olympiad’s third place bronze winner’s medal, a unique distinction across all Olympic medals; it subsequently exists as one of the very rarest commemoration prizes, equal to other coveted participatory rarities from Olympic Games in St. Louis (Summer 1904), Lake Placid (Winter 1932), and Stockholm (Summer 1956). Only 294 athletes participated, making any Chamonix medal very rare.

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Immensely rare 1924 figure skating judge’s badge

9035 Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics Official Badge Estimate $25,000+ Excessively rare 1924 Chamonix Winter Olympics official’s badge with original light blue ribbon, the badge measuring 1.5˝ in diameter and ribbon measuring 3˝ long. The badge features a depiction of a flower and is engraved with the text, “Sports D’Hiver, Chamonix, Mont Blanc, 1924,” with “Officiel” against a blue enameled background, and “C.O.P.” below. Reverse of the badge is stamped, “1540.” The ribbon features gilt lettering identifying it as a figure skating judge’s badge, “Patinage Figures, Jury.” The first Winter Olympics ever held, the 1924 Chamonix Games were of enormous significance. Even without the ribbon, the official’s badge for a figure skating jury member is rare; those with the ribbon are exceedingly rare, and even more so in such fine condition. There were only thirteen judges on the jury for figure skating at the 1924 Olympics, a competition which was historic as Sonja Henie’s first appearance in an Olympic figure skating competition; the juror wearing this badge would have judged her performance. Only eleven years old at the time, Henie finished in last place but would go on to take the Olympic gold in 1928, 1932, and 1936. Chamonix badges are the rarest of all Winter Olympic badges and represent a ‘holy grail’ for Olympic badge collectors—very few of even the most seasoned collectors have an example with the original ribbon within their collection. Photographs of the Chamonix officials wearing these badges can be seen in the 1924 Official Report. An enormously desirable, exemplary piece of Olympic history.

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1924


9038 Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Ashtray

1924

Estimate $200+

9036 Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $200+ Exceptionally handsome participation medal issued for the Paris 1924 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 55 mm, 72 gm, by Raoul Benard. The front features a stunning raised depiction of the goddess Nike crowning victorious athletes with laurel wreaths; the reverse bears a city view of Paris and raised text, “VIIIe Olympiade, Paris, 1924,” with the designer’s monogram below. Includes its original maroon presentation case.

9037 Paris 1924 Summer Olympics NYC Celebration Badge Estimate $500+ Scarce badge for the NYC Celebration Committee organized to welcome home athletes after the Paris 1924 Summer Olympics. The medal measures 31 mm x 50 mm, and is suspended from a loop with a small American flag affixed to a red, white, and blue ribbon. The front features a victorious athlete encircled by the inscription, “On behalf of the City of New York to the victorious American athletes on their return from the Olympic Games at Paris, France. Presented by Hon. John F. Hylan, Mayor.” Reverse bears a Dieges & Clust maker’s mark.

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Oval-shaped souvenir metal ashtray from the 1924 Paris Summer Olympics, measuring 3.25 x 5.5, commemorating the boxing event. The design features a boxer throwing a punch raised in high relief, with an image of the end of a boxing match in the background. Engraved across the top is the text, “Paris VIIIeme Olympiade, 1924.” In fine condition. A total of 181 boxers competed in the 1924 Games, with the most notable gold medal winners being Fidel LaBarba and Jackie Fields.


9039 St. Moritz 1928 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

1928

Estimate $500+ Participation medal issued for the St. Moritz 1928 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 37 mm, 22 gm, by Milo Martin. The front depicts the goddess Victory holding a laurel branch in a horse-drawn sled, with mountains rising in the background and the Olympic rings below; the reverse bears raised text, “II Jeux Olympiques D’hiver St. Moritz 1928,” over a laurel branch. A bold and dramatic example.

Scarce ‘loop-topped’ 1928 Amsterdam medal

9040 Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics Gilt Participation Medal Estimate $2,000+ Rare participation medal issued for the Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics. Gilt bronze, 56 mm, 60 gm, by J. C. Wienecke. The front features nude male and female athletes on a podium holding a torch over the Olympic flame, with a balance on laurel branches in exergue; the reverse bears the goddess Nike over Marathon Tower, the shield of Amsterdam between two hemispheres, and the Olympic stadium in the background. A chain loop was later added at the top, presumably by the recipient—an unusual presence, as no other Amsterdam medal, winner or participation, commonly bears such a trait. An exceptionally detailed medal from the first Olympiad to bear the name ‘Summer Olympic Games.’

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9041 Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $200+ Participation medal issued for the Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 55 mm, 62 gm, by J. C. Wienecke. The front features nude male and female athletes on a podium holding a torch over the Olympic flame, with a balance on laurel branches in exergue; the reverse bears the goddess Nike over Marathon Tower, the shield of Amsterdam between two hemispheres, and the Olympic stadium in the background. Includes its original white paper box.

Very rare charm given to female Olympians by Gen. MacArthur

9042 Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics 14K Gold Charm

9043 Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics: Ray Barbuti Signed Photograph

Estimate $800+

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Small 14K gold charm given to female members of the 1928 American Olympic team by General Douglas MacArthur, who served as the president of the American Olympic Committee. The charm, measuring approximately half an inch in diameter and weighing four grams, is in the shape of a globe and bears the US Olympic Team emblem on one side and the text, “Olympic Games, 1928,” on the other.

American football player and sprint runner (1905–1988) who won two gold medals at the 1928 Summer Olympics. During World War II Barbuti served with the US Air Force and was awarded the Air Medal and the Bronze Star. Semi-glossy 6.25 x 9.5 full-length photo of Barbuti following a race at the IXth Olympiad, signed and inscribed in black ink, “To George, Ray Barbuti, Olympic 400 Meter Champion, Amsterdam, Holland, 1928.” In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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Handsome participation medal from the 1932 Lake Placid Games 9044 Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $8,000+ Scarce participation medal issued for the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm x 48 mm, 83 gm. The front depicts the winged figure of Fame blowing into a long horn against a wintry landscape, with the Olympic rings above; the reverse, inscribed “III Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1932,” features six shields of winter events, with scenes of curling and dogsledding below. Top edge inscribed by the manufacturer, “Robbins, Co., Attleboro.” A beautifully designed Olympic medal from America’s premiere Winter Games, made all the more desirable by its scarce quantity—only 700 of these seldom-seen medals were struck.

Scarce ‘bobsled’ poster 9045 Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics Poster Estimate $1,500+ Exceedingly rare official variant poster of the 1932 Winter Olympics, 24.75 x 40.25, featuring a four-man bobsled team as the central artwork, with an additional four event images along the left side depicting ski jumping, speed skating, figure skating, and alpine skiing; blue text in gold upper and lower borders, “III Olympics Winter Games,” with Olympic rings above, and “Lake Placid, New York, February 4–13, 1932.” Stamped in the lower left, “Printed in USA.” Linen-backed to an overall size of 27.5 x 42.75. Rolled and professionally restored to fine condition. As a counterpart to the popular Lake Placid poster showing the silhouette of a ski jumper against a map of the United States, this alternative poster remains a highly desirable and seldom-seen keepsake from America’s inaugural Olympic Winter Games.

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1932

9046 Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $800+ Uncommon participation medal issued for the Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 69 mm, 147 gm, by Julio Kilenyi. The front depicts an athlete standing with an unfurled Olympic flag reading “Xth Olympiad 1932.” The reverse features two seated female figures supporting the shield of the United States under raised text, “Los Angeles, California”; the figure on the left is holding an olive branch, and the other rests her hand on a shield bearing the seals of the State of California and the City of Los Angeles. Edge bears the engraved maker’s mark of the mint, “Whitehead–Hoag.”

LA Games silver ‘souvenir’ medal

9047 Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics ‘Souvenir’ Silver Medal Estimate $4,000+ Scarce ‘souvenir’ winner’s medal issued for the Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics. Silver, 55 mm, 72 gm, by Giuseppe Cassioli. The front, inscribed, “Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles, 1932,” features a ‘Seated Victory’ with the Coliseum in the background; the reverse portrays a winner carried by jubilant athletes. Edge engraved “Souvenir.” A small number of spare medals were produced for the Xth Olympiad to be awarded in the rare instance of a tie or draw. Those remaining after the fact were engraved with the word “Souvenir” and bestowed to select high-ranking officials. A considerably rare LA Olympics medal.

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Athlete’s badge for the 1932 LA Olympiad 9048 Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Team Athletics Badge Estimate $2,000+ Team Athletes badge issued for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Bronze, 38 mm x 63 mm, 13 gm, manufactured by Whitehead & Haug of Newark. The medal features the Olympics rings over shield and laurel branch, and is engraved “Xth Olympiad Los Angeles,” with number below, “488.” Suspended below the badge is a small orange ribbon with gold lettering, “Team Athletics.” Badges with bronze medallions were issued to team managers, athletes and attendants, and to the press. Each athlete badge was serially numbered and bore a short piece of colored ribbon, which indicated the sport in which the athlete was a competitor. These badges were good for admission to the athlete sections in the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Village, and to the training quarters at the apropos stadium.

Uncommon Official badge with Olympic ribbon for 1932 Games 9049 Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Official National Committee Badge Estimate $1,500+ National Committee Official badge issued for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Silvered, 38 mm x 120 mm, 16 gm, manufactured by Whitehead & Haug of Newark. The medal features the Olympics rings over shield and laurel branch, and is engraved “Xth Olympiad Los Angeles, Official.” Suspended below the badge is a small ribbon with Olympic colors, and then another ribbon, blue, with gold lettering, “National Committee.” Official badges with silver medallions were issued to secretaries and members of the numerous Olympic committees and federations. While the color of the ribbon identified the organization or the sport, an additional Olympic ribbon was created, bearing the five Olympic colors in vertical stripes; this ribbon, when attached to a badge, entitled the wearer to special privileges including admission to the Olympic Village. If the badge had an Olympic ribbon with a silver medallion, such as this, the wearer was the secretary of the International Sports Federation. Despite their high status amongst Olympic officials, none of the badges issued to the various Olympic committees or federations granted admission into the stadiums; all persons holding such badges were issued regular tickets of admission.

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9053 Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Cigarette Case

1932

9050 Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Souvenir Pennant Estimate $200+ Navy blue felt pennant for the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, measuring 28.5˝ long, featuring a runner within an “X Olympiad” design topped by international flags, with elaborate white text, “Los Angeles 1932.” The pennant retains its original ties at the left edge.

9052 Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Metal Tray Estimate $300+ Souvenir white porcelain enameled metal tray from the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games, 13 x 8.5, featuring the Olympic rings in the center, surrounded by the words, “X Olympiad, Citius, Altius, Fortius, Los Angeles 1932.” In very good to fine condition.

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Estimate $200+ Souvenir cigarette case from the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, measuring 3.5 x 3, featuring an interesting engraved design depicting an athlete against a background collage of relevant newspaper headlines and articles. The thin metal case has a spring-loaded opening mechanism, and the main text reads: “Olympic Games, July 30–August 14, 1932, Call to the Games of the Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles, California.” In fine condition.

9054 Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Radiator Topper Estimate $300+ Unusual and highly appealing metal radiator topper commemorating the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. The 7˝ tall topper features a winged base with a man leaping from a globe, engraved on both sides, “1932, Xth Olympic Games, Los Angeles, Calif,” with lower portions of the globe engraved with “PATD” and “8–4–31.”


9055 Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics: Janusz Kusocinski Signed FDC

1932

Estimate $400+ Polish athlete (1907–1940) who won the gold medal in the 10,000 meter event at the 1932 Summer Olympics; he was arrested by the Gestapo during the AB Action in March 1940, imprisoned in the Mokotów prison, and was executed three months later. Rare FDC with a cachet honoring the Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics, postmarked Los Angeles, July 30, 1932, signed on the front in black ink by Kusocinski. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

Rare silvered medal from the Garmisch Games

9056 Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Silver Participation Medal Estimate $1,000+ Attractive participation medal issued for the Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics. Silvered bronze, 62 mm, 84 gm, by Kunststickerei M. Jorres. The front, inscribed, “Olympische Winterspiele, 1936, Garmisch-Partenkirchen,” features the Olympic rings over an alpine summit; the reverse bears the Olympic motto, “Citius Altius Fortius,” over a fir branch. Given how only 1,660 of these were struck, the 1936 Garmisch participation medal exists as a true Olympic scarcity, with gilt and silvered examples rarely offered at auction.

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Large bronze winner’s medal from the IV Winter Olympiad

9057 Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal Estimate $30,000+ Rare winner’s medal issued for the Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 101 mm, 297 grams, struck by Deschler and Sohn of Munich, Germany, and designed by Richard Klein. The front features a female holding a victory wreath and riding a triga on arch above winter sports equipment, with raised text, “Garmisch–Partenkirchen”; the reverse shows the Olympic rings encircled with raised text, “IV Olympische, Winterspiele 1936.” Only 755 athletes competed in these games, with a total of 36 gold, 36 silver, and 36 bronze medals minted, making these large medals exceedingly scarce and desirable amongst collectors. One of the very largest of Olympic medals.

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9058 Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Athlete’s Badge

1936

Estimate $600+ Participant’s badge issued for the 1936 Garmisch Winter Olympics. Bronze, 32 mm, 18 gm. The badge features an enameled designed of the Winter Olympics logo encircled by a laurel wreath, with the reverse engraved, “Teilnehmer, 266.”

9059 Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Official’s Armband Estimate $200+ Uncommon armband from the 1936 Garmisch Winter Olympics, issued for officials of the 50 kilometer cross-country skiing event. The fabric armband measures approximately 4.5˝ in diameter and 4.5˝ in length, with black stenciled text, “50 Klm.,” and a purple Olympic stamp.

9060 Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Pair of Silk Tickets Estimate $300+ Pair of silk entry tickets for events at the 1936 Garmisch Winter Olympics, including: a rectangular 1.25 x 2.25 ticket for the men’s slalom event, with gold bar on top, “IV. Olymp. Winterspiele 1936, Garmisch–Partenkirchen,” and silk portion showing Olympic rings above a red slalom course, “Herren– Slalom”; and a triangular 1.75 x 2.5 ticket for the bobsleigh event, with gold bar on top, “IV. Olymp. Winterspiele 1936, Garmisch–Partenkirchen,” and silk portion showing Olympic rings, the letters “BOB,” and the event date, “9. II. 1936.” This was the only time that Olympic tickets were printed on silk.

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Huge official poster of the Garmisch skier 9062 Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Poster Estimate $1,500+ Rare color 24 x 39 English variant of the official poster designed by Ludwig Hohlwein for the 1936 Garmisch Winter Olympics. The poster portrays a skier against an alpine background and reads: “Germany 1936, IVth Olympic Winter Games, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 6th–16th February 1936,” with smaller text below, “For particulars apply to the Organising Committee of the IVth Olympic Winter Games 1936, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria.” Impressively matted and framed to an overall size of 35.5 x 51.5. In very good to fine condition, with some foxing and restoration. These posters were released in thirteen languages and distributed worldwide. Oversized.

9063 Berlin 1936 SummerOlympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $300+ Participation medal issued for the Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics. Bistre brown bronze, 70 mm, 114 gm, by Otto Placzek. The front deImage of original red paper case is available online at www.RRAuction.com picts five athletes, representing the five continents, pulling the ropes of the Olympic bell, with raised text, “XI Olympiade, Berlin, 1936”; the reverse bears the Olympic Bell embossed with the German eagle gripping the Olympic rings within five concentric circles, the name of the designer on the outer edge. Inscribed on the rim, “Guss, H. Noack, Berlin.” Includes its original red paper case.

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Sought-after 1936 Berlin torch— the first-ever relay 9064 Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics Torch Estimate $3,000+ Official 1936 Berlin Olympics torch, comprised of steel, measuring 10.5˝ in length and 6˝ at its widest point, manufactured by Krupp. Engraved on the handle with a map of the torch relay route, the Olympic emblem, and inscribed, “Fackel-Staffel, Lauf, Olympia–Berlin, 1936.” The top of the torch is inscribed, “Organisations-Komitee fur die XI. Olympiade Berlin 1936, Als Dank Dem Trager.” The underside of the torch top is inscribed, “Stiftung Der Fried Krupp A. G. Essen, Krupp Nirosta V2A Stahl.” Some mild scattered scratches to top platform and handle. The 1936 Summer Olympics torch relay was the first of its kind, transporting the Olympic flame from Olympia in Greece to the site of the Games in Berlin. Krupp produced a total of 3,840 torches, and 3,331 torchbearers participated in the relay. In total, it covered 3,187 km over twelve days. Representing the historically important 1936 Berlin Olympics as well as the establishment of the torch relay tradition, this is an iconic Olympic torch.

9065 Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics ‘Radrennen’ Cycling Badge Estimate $600+ Participant ribbon issued for cycling at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. Bronze, 42 mm x 114 mm, 13 gm, manufactured by Lauer, featuring the Olympics rings over the Brandenburg Gate, engraved “XL Olympiade Berlin 1936,” with number below, “611.” Includes the original blue ribbon with text, “Radrennen, Mannschattsfuhrer.”

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1936 9066 Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics Judge ‘Boxen’ Badge Estimate $600+ Judge ribbon issued for boxing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. Silvered bronze, 43 mm x 114 mm, 14 gm, manufactured by Lauer, featuring the Olympics rings over the Brandenburg Gate. The front is engraved “XL Olympiade Berlin 1936, Richter”; the reverse is engraved with the number “219.” Includes the original red ribbon with text, “Boxen.”

Rare 1936 Berlin Olympic committee badge 9067 Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics Stab ‘O.K.’ Badge Estimate $800+ Organizing Committee Staff Member badge issued for the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Bronze, 40 mm x 89 mm, 20 gm, manufactured by Lauer. Suspended from the original gray ribbon with “STAB” pin bar, the medal features the Olympics rings over the Brandenburg Gate, and is engraved “XL Olympiade Berlin 1936, O. K.”

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9068 Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics Press Badge Estimate $400+ Press ribbon issued for the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. Bronze, 43 mm x 114 mm, 13 gm, manufactured by Lauer, featuring the Olympics rings over the Brandenburg Gate. The front is engraved “XL Olympiade Berlin 1936, Presse.” Includes the original red and yellow ribbon, with a label affixed to reverse, “Gultig nur mit Ausweis,” (“Valid only with ID card”).

9069 Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics Souvenir Brandenburg Gate and Pennant Estimate $200+ Exceptional souvenir flag display from the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. The metal stand features the Brandenburg Gate and adjacent flagpole standing 10.5˝ tall, with extending arm designed to suspend the included original silk 3.75 x 5.25 Olympic flag.

Desirable English poster for the important Berlin Games 9070 Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics Poster Estimate $1,500+ Rare color 24 x 39 English variant of the official poster designed by Franz Wurbel for the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. The poster portrays a golden classical athlete wearing a laurel crown, with the Brandenberg Gate in the foreground and Olympic rings at the top. The text reads: “Germany, Berlin 1936, 1st–16th August, Olympic Games,” with smaller text reading, “Information and handbooks from all tourist and travel agencies.” Impressively matted and framed to an overall size of 35.5 x 51.5. In very good condition, with some foxing and restoration (most significantly to the top edge). Sponsored by German railways, these posters were published in nineteen different languages. Oversized.

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1940

Badge from the 1940 canceled Tokyo Games 9072 Sapporo/Tokyo 1940 Winter Olympics Badge Estimate $2,000+ Rare official’s badge for the canceled Tokyo 1940 Summer Olympics. Set on a mauve rosette, the silvered and enameled pin, 38 mm in diameter, shows the Olympic rings against Mount Fuji, and reads, “XII Olympiad, Tokyo 1940.” Includes a leather presentation case. The start of the second Sino–Japanese on July 7, 1937, raised the question among both the Japanese and the international community whether Tokyo still remained a logical Olympic host city. As the Japanese war effort continued to mount, the Games were forfeited to Helsinki, Finland, the runner-up in the original bidding process, but were soon suspended indefinitely following the outbreak of World War II. A solemn remembrance from Tokyo’s lost 1940 Olympics.

9073 Helsinki 1940 Summer Olympics Silver Fundraising Medal Estimate $200+ Scarce fundraising medal for the canceled Helsinki 1940 Summer Olympics. Silvered tombac, 38 mm, 13 gm, by Ilmari Sysimetsä. The front depicts the Helsinki Olympic Stadium and raised text, “XII Olympia, Helsinki 1940”; the reverse features a nude torchbearer against the globe, with raised text above, “XII Olympia 1940 Helsingfors.” These uncommon medals were struck November 30, 1939, and, after the war, were sold for the benefit of the Viipuri district of the Finnish Gymnastics and Sports Federation.

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9074 Helsinki 1940 Set of (3) Summer Olympics Fundraising Medals

1940

Estimate $300+ Uncommon set of three fundraising medals for the canceled Helsinki 1940 Summer Olympics. The medals are gilt tombac, tombac, and silvered tombac, and each measure 38 mm, weigh 13 gm, and were designed by Ilmari Sysimetsä. The front of each depicts the Helsinki Olympic Stadium and raised text, “XII Olympia, Helsinki 1940”; the reverse of each features a nude torchbearer against the globe, with raised text above, “XII Olympia 1940 Helsingfors.” Includes the original presentation medal holder. These uncommon medals were struck November 30, 1939, and, after the war, were sold for the benefit of the Viipuri district of the Finnish Gymnastics and Sports Federation.

Scarce silver winner’s medal from 1948 St. Moritz 9075 St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal Estimate $8,000+ Winner’s medal issued for the St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics. Silver, 60 mm, 103 gm, by Paul Andre Droz. The front depicts a hand holding the Olympic torch against a background with snowflakes and Olympic rings, with motto above, “Citius Altius Fortius”; the reverse features two raised snowflakes and the raised text, “Vmes Jeux Olympiques D’Hiver St. Moritz 1948.” The St. Moritz Games were the first to be celebrated following World War II, and were bestowed with the moniker, ‘The Games of Renewal.’ Due to their roles in the preceding war, both Japan and Germany were not invited to compete; they subsequently rejoined the Winter Games in 1952. A total of 123 athletes won medals at the 1948 Games, with 48 of those earning silver medals. Given the low quantity of struck winner’s medals, as well as the historical significance of the period, this example is of the utmost desirability.

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Uncommon torch from the first post-WWII Summer Games

9076 London 1948 Summer Olympics Torch Estimate $6,000+ Sought-after official 1948 London Olympics torch, comprised of aluminum alloy, measuring 16˝ in length and 5˝ at its widest point, designed by Ralph Lavers. The upper part is designed in the shape of a cauldron with three ‘cut-outs’ of the Olympic rings, encircled below by the inscription, “Olympia to London, with thanks to the bearer: XIVth Olympiad 1948.” The 1948 Olympics in London represented the first Summer Games since 1936 after a twelve-year hiatus due to World War II. The total number of torches manufactured was 1,688.

9077 London 1948 Summer Olympics ‘Trial’ Participation Medal Estimate $200+ Uncommon ‘trial version’ of the participation medal issued for the London 1948 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 38 mm, 21 gm, by John Pinches. The front shows a nude athlete bending and touching the ground, a laurel wreath in his left hand, with a procession of athletes in the background; the reverse bears a city view of London above raised lettering and Olympic rings, “XIV Olympiad, London, 1948.”

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Beautiful 1948 London second place silver medal

9078 London 1948 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal Estimate $7,000+ Winner’s medal issued for the London 1948 Summer Olympics. Silver, 51 mm, 65 gm, by Giuseppe Cassioli. The front, inscribed, “XIVth Olympiad, London, 1948,” features a ‘Seated Victory’ with the Coliseum in the background; the reverse portrays a winner carried by jubilant athletes. With only 300 of these second place winner’s medals minted and 136 awarded, they are quite scarce.

9079 Oslo 1952 Winter Olympics Copper Participation Medal Estimate $800+ Participation medal issued for the 1952 Oslo Winter Olympics. Copper, 56 mm, 64 gm. The front features the Oslo Games logo encircled by raised text, “1952 Vinterleker Olympiske VI De Oslo”; the reverse, inscribed with the Olympic motto, “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” features one large and three small snowflakes.

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9080 Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $150+ Participation medal issued for the Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 54 mm, 77 gm, by Kauko Rasanen. The front depicts the heads of two laureate athletes superimposed over the Olympic Stadium, with raised text, “Helsinki 1952”; the reverse bears male and female athletes holding torches over the Olympic rings, with raised text above, “XV Olympia.” A distinctly noble example of the Olympic medal.

Gorgeous winner’s medal from the seventh Winter Games 9082 Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal Estimate $10,000+ Winner’s medal issued for the Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics. Gilt silver, 60 mm, 117 gm, by Constantino After, Milan. The front, inscribed, “VII Giochi Olimpici Invernali,” features the head of Victory crowned in Olympic rings with a torch to the right; the reverse, inscribed, “Citius Altius Fortius, Cortina 1956,” portrays an ice crystal over Mt. Pomagagnon. The hallmark, “800,” and proof stamp are present on right-center edge of reverse, with the designer name, “Cost/Affer,” visible to the left of Victory’s neck, and the mint on the right edge, “Lorioli.” Includes the original green leather presentation case. Cortina d’Ampezzo was initially selected to host the fifth Winter Olympics in 1944, but the Games were canceled due to the onset of World War II. Awarded as a Winter host twelve years later, Cortina is best remembered for the debut of Soviet athletes in a Winter Olympiad, as well as for the first instance in which the Olympics were internationally televised. One of a total 51 first place prizes issued for the Cortina Games, this is an attractive and exceedingly scarce winner’s medal.

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Brilliant gilt-silver 1956 Cortina medal

1956

9083 Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Gilt Participation Medal Estimate $1,000+ Participation medal issued for the 1956 Cortina Winter Olympics. Gilt silver, 45 mm, 48 gm, by Constantino Affer. The front features the head of Victory crowned with Olympic rings and encircled with raised text, “VII Giochi Olimpici Invernali”; the reverse depicts a snowflake over Mt. Pomagagnon, with raised text, “Citius, Altius, Fortius, Cortina 1956.” Includes the original blue leather presentation case. These special gilt silver commemoration medals were gifted to members of the International Olympic Committee, International Ski Federation, and Italian National Olympic Committee. An absolutely gorgeous prize.

9084 Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Silver Participation Medal Estimate $500+ Participation medal issued for the 1956 Cortina Winter Olympics. Silver, 45 mm, 48 gm, by Constantino Affer. The front features the head of Victory crowned with Olympic rings and encircled with raised text, “VII Giochi Olimpici Invernali”; the reverse depicts a snowflake over Mt. Pomagagnon, with raised text, “Citius, Altius, Fortius, Cortina 1956.” Includes the original Lorioli Fratelli orange presentation box.

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9085 Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Silver Small Participation Medal Estimate $300+ Participation medal issued for the 1956 Cortina Winter Olympics. Silver, 40 mm, 41 gm, by Constantino Affer. The front features the head of Victory crowned with Olympic rings and encircled with raised text, “VII Giochi Olimpici Invernali”; the reverse depicts a snowflake over Mt. Pomagagnon, with raised text, “Citius, Altius, Fortius, Cortina 1956.” This unusually small example of the Cortina silver commemoration medal was gifted to members of the International Olympic Committee.

Splendid Cortina bronze medal with original case

9086 Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $1,000+

Participation medal issued for the 1956 Cortina Winter Olympics. Bronze, 45 mm, 48 gm, by Constantino Affer. The front features the head of Victory crowned with Olympic rings and encircled with raised text, “VII Giochi Olimpici Invernali”; the reverse depicts a snowflake over Mt. Pomagagnon, with raised text, “Citius, Altius, Fortius, Cortina 1956.” Includes the original orange presentation box. A desirable example of the beautiful Cortina commemoration medal as awarded to athletes.

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9087 Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Bronze Small Participation Medal

1956

Estimate $300+ Scarce participation medal issued for the 1956 Cortina Winter Olympics. Bronze, 40 mm, 34 gm, by Constantino Affer. The front features the head of Victory crowned with Olympic rings and encircled with raised text, “VII Giochi Olimpici Invernali”; the reverse depicts a snowflake over Mt. Pomagagnon, with raised text, “Citius, Altius, Fortius, Cortina 1956.” This unusually small example of the Cortina bronze commemoration medal was gifted to various high-ranking officials.

Uncommon classical cauldron awarded to gold medalists 9088 Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Gold Medal Winner’s Cauldron Estimate $1,500+ Official Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics gold medal winner’s trophy in the form of a twohandled cauldron, cast bronze, measuring approximately 5.5˝ tall and 5.5˝ across with a weight of 3.3 pounds. The front features the Olympic rings and features the text, “Cortina 1956.” In fine condition. These trophies were presented to winners at medal ceremonies with edelweiss inside, and slightly smaller versions were given to the silver and bronze runners-up.

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Scarce 1956 Cortina torch— the second Winter relay

9089 Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Torch Estimate $20,000+ Official 1956 Cortina Winter Olympics torch, constructed of silvered metal, measuring 16.25˝ in length and 5.5˝ at its widest point, designed by Ralph Lavers. The torch was modeled after the one used for the 1948 London Olympics and the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, with the upper part in the shape of a cauldron with three ‘cut-outs’ of the Olympic rings, encircled below by the inscription, “VII Giochi Invernali Cortina 1956.” Charred remains of the original wooden burner remain in the cauldron. The ‘Olympic’ flame was lit at Rome’s Capitoline Hill on January 22, and made its way north via a unique mixture of plane, gondola, ice skates, roller skates, and manpower. The torch entered the Olympic Ice Stadium four days later, with participating speed skater Guido Caroli skating into the arena to light the cauldron. The Games are best known for the debut of Soviet athletes in a Winter Olympiad, and the first instance in which the Olympics were internationally televised; Caroli famously tripped over broadcast wires on his way to the cauldron. A decidedly uncommon torch remaining in wonderful condition.

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9093 Stockholm 1956 Summer Olympics Organizing Committee Badge Estimate $500+

9090 Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Athlete’s Badge Estimate $400+ Athlete’s badge issued for the 1956 Cortina Winter Olympics. Gold-plated, 35 mm x 40 mm, 25 gm. The badge features an enameled designed of the Winter Olympics logo set on a blue background with “Atleta” below. The reverse is engraved, “C. O. N. I., Mod. Depositato, Stabilimenti Artistici Fiorentini.”

Official 1956 Summer Olympics attache’s badge for the equestrian events in Stockholm, depicting a classical horse and rider above Olympic rings, reading: “XVI Olympiadens, Ryttar-Tavlingar, Stockholm, 1956.” The badge measures approximately 1.25 x 2 and features a 2˝ long yellow and blue ribbon. In fine condition. The main 1956 Summer Games were held in Melbourne, Australia, but the equestrian events could not be held there due to quarantine regulations; Stockholm was chosen as the alternative site. The equestrian events began in June, nearly six months earlier than the official opening ceremonies in Melbourne.

Bronze for the Stockholm equestrian events of the 1956 Summer Games 9092 Stockholm 1956 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $2,500+ Sought-after participation medal issued for the equestrian events held in Stockholm for the Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 38 mm x 50 mm, 39 gm, by John Sjosvard. Inspired by a sculpture in the Parthenon, the front, inscribed around the upper border, “XVI Olympiadens Ryttartavlingar Stockholm 1956,” features an ancient Greek horse and rider on a platform, with the Olympic rings below; the reverse face is plain. Due to Australian agricultural quarantine regulations, the equestrian events of the XVI Olympiad were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden, making the 1956 Summer Games the second Olympics not to be held entirely in one country; the 1920 Olympics, which Antwerp, Belgium co-hosted with Amsterdam and Ostend, were the first. Given the low number of participants in the equestrian events—158 in total—Stockholm medals remain rare and highly sought-after.

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9094 Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics Participation Medal Estimate $800+

Participation medal issued for the Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm, 77 gm, by Herff Jones, Indiana. The front features the Squaw Valley logo with the Olympic rings encircled within raised text, “VIII Olympic Winter Games”; the reverse bears a hand raising an Olympic torch encircled by raised text, “Squaw Valley, California 1960.” Edge is engraved, “H. J. CO.”

9095 Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics Poster Estimate $400+

Attractive official color 24.75 x 37 English variant of the poster for the Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics, featuring the colorful emblem of the Games in the center against a snowy background, with text reading, “Squaw Valley California February 1960, The VIII Olympic Winter Games.” Rolled.

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9096 Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics Pair of Pennants Estimate $200+ Pair of green and gray felt pennants for the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics, each measuring approximately 27˝ long, featuring the Olympic logo in color on the left side and fantastic yellow text characterized by athletes and a mountainous backdrop, “Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, Cal. U.S.A.” The pennants retain their original ties at the left edge.


Pompeii-inspired torch from the 1960 Roman Games 9097 Rome 1960 Summer Olympics Torch Estimate $5,000+ Official 1960 Rome Summer Olympics torch, constructed of bronzed aluminum, measuring 15.5˝ in length and 3.75˝ at its widest point, manufactured by the Curtisa firm of Bologna. The torch’s designer, Amedeo Maiuri, was a renowned Italian archaeologist famous for his studies of the Roman site of Pompeii. Inspired by the designs and patterns of the host city’s ancient ruins and monuments, the torch is grooved with slender conical fluting along its candlestick frame, features consistent with the classical touch of the 1960 Games. The torch platform bears the engraving, “Giochi della XVII Olympiade,” and maker’s marks, “M. F.— Curtisa—Bologna, 403,” can be found inscribed on the bottom of the handle, with slight wear. The Olympic flame was lit on August 12 in Olympia, Greece, and was carried a total of 1,863 km—excluding the flame’s voyage from Athens to Syracuse aboard the training ship Amerigo Vespucci—by over 1,500 torchbearers during its historic fourteen day relay. The XVII Olympiad earns the distinction of being the first Summer Olympics to be telecast in North America.

9098 Rome 1960 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Prototype Estimate $200+ Prototype participation medal issued for the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 55 mm, 98 gm, by Emilio Greco. The front features a nude female torchbearer superimposed over Olympic rings; the reverse bears a convocation of eagles soaring high above the Olympic stadium, with raised Italian text encircling the edge. This is a rare prototype example that was never issued to athletes. It is thicker than the normal participation medal and the design is struck in deeper relief. This variation also has the mint mark “Bertoni, Milano” on the edge, whereas the typical participation medal is unmarked.

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1960 Rome silver medal belonging to a storied Russian canoeist 9099 Rome 1960 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal Estimate $6,000+ Winner’s medal awarded to Aleksandr Silayev as runnerup in the C-1 1000 metres canoeing event at the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics. Silver, 68 mm, 104 gm, by Giuseppe Cassioli. The medal is set in a bronze laurel wreath intended for necklace display, with the name of the sport engraved below, “Canoa”; the chain is no longer present. The front of the medal shows Victory, holding a laurel wreath and palm branch, seated high above the Coliseum, with raised text, “Giochi Della XVII Olimpiade, Roma MCMLX”; the reverse features a victorious athlete with palm branch being carried by other athletes, the stadium visible in the background. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the daughter of the winning medalist, in part: “My father—Aleksandr Silayev, Russia (back then Soviet Union) won Olympic Silver Medal in 1960 Rome Summer Olympics for Canoeing.” Also accompanied by several photos of Silayev as an older man, and a related Russian newsletter. The 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome hosted a septet of sprint canoe racing events at the beautiful Lake Albano at the foot of Monte Cavo. The field for the C-1 1000 consisted of the world’s top twenty-two canoeists, including Hungary’s Janos Parti, the US’s Frank Havens, and Romania’s Leon Rotman, the event’s defending Olympic champion. Silayev, a gold medalist at the 1958 European Games, cruised through his first heat and into the semi-finals where he outlasted Czechoslovakia’s Tibor Polakovic. In the finals, Silayev pushed ahead of Rotman but was ultimately unable to overcome Parti for the gold, crossing the finish line with a silver medal time of 4:34.41. A phenomenal winner’s medal enhanced furthermore by its stellar provenance.

9100 Rome 1960 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $300+ Participation medal issued for the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 55 mm, 78 gm, by Emilio Greco. The front features a nude female torchbearer superimposed over Olympic rings; the reverse bears a convocation of eagles soaring high above the Olympic stadium, with raised Italian text encircling the edge. Includes its original Bertoni plastic case.

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Scarce 1964 hockey world championship gold 9101 Innsbruck 1964 Winter Olympics / World Championship Hockey Gold Winner’s Medal Estimate $600+ Winner’s medal issued by the International Ice Hockey Federation for the Innsbruck 1964 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey World Championship. Gilt bronze, 60 mm, 97 gm, struck by Swiss medal manufacturer Huguenin. The front depicts a goalie in net and reads, “Championnats du Monde, Worlds Championships, 1964”; the reverse reads, “Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace, International Ice Hockey Federation,” with the league’s logo in the center. Between 1920 and 1968, the Olympic hockey tournament also served as that year’s world championship for the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF); this is the IIHF gold medal awarded for the world championship held as part of the 1964 Innsbruck Olympic Games. The 1964 Olympics saw the Soviet Union win its second Olympic gold, and this medal represents their fourth IIHF world championship. This medal is equally as rare as the 1964 Olympic gold medal for ice hockey, awarded only to members of the victorious Soviet team.

Gymnastics silver medal winner’s diploma

9102 Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Diploma and Participation Medal Estimate $2,000+ Two items: an official winner’s diploma from the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics, 15 x 15, awarded to Alexandre Micha-

kov for the USSR’s second-place silver medal finish in the men’s gymnastics team all-around event; and a participation medal issued for the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics. Copper, 61 mm, 118 gm, by Taro Okamoto/Kazumitsu Tanaka. The front features a stylized design of three runners and a swimmer placed on an olive branch; the reverse bears the Olympic rings and raised Japanese and English text, “XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo 1964.”

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1964

Tokyo’s understated yet iconic torch 9103 Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Torch Estimate $10,000+ Official 1964 Tokyo Olympics torch, consisting of a blackened aluminum alloy bowl and a stainless steel cylinder, measuring 25.5″ in length and 6.75″ at its widest point. Manufactured by Nippon Light Metal Co., the bowl is engraved “XVII Olympiad Tokyo 1964” with a set of Olympic rings, and the lower portion of the cylinder bears the Tokyo Games logo and reads “Showa Kaseihin Co., Ltd., 3–1964.” Some scattered nicks to cylinder. The Olympic torch was carried for 51 days by 870 runners for a total of 26,065 kilometers. Designed on the principle of the coal-mine safety lamp, the Tokyo Olympic torch was filled with priming powder and fumigant, a two-component ignition material that needed to be wind and rain resistant, and which could both easily ignite and extinguish. Its effect was similar to that of a flare, and it proved a safe and reliable instrument over the course of its hemispheretrotting relay. Although a typhoon and various plane issues caused a one-day delay late in the schedule, the triumphant final relay by Yoshinori Sakai through Tokyo’s National Olympic Stadium on October 10, 1964, served as a defining moment for a still healing post-war Japan. This torch beautifully represents the moment the fifth ring of the Olympiad touched down on Asian soil.

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9106 Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee Badge Estimate $200+

9104 Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Copper Participation Medal Estimate $150+ Participation medal issued for the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics. Copper, 61 mm, 118 gm, by Taro Okamoto/ Kazumitsu Tanaka. The front features a stylized design of three runners and a swimmer placed on an olive branch; the reverse bears the Olympic rings and raised Japanese and English text, “XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo 1964.”

Scarce access badge for the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympic Games, 38 mm x 50.5 mm, featuring the Grenoble Games emblem centered within green enamel and inscribed at the bottom, “C.O.J.O.” Issued to a member of the Committee d’Organisation des Jeux Olympique. The metal badge was designed by Arthus Bertrand of Paris, and includes the original presentation case.

Silvered bronze 1968 Grenoble medal 9105 Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics Silver Plated Participation Medal Estimate $400+ Rare participation medal issued for the Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics. Silvered bronze, 69 mm, 172 gm, by J. M. Coeffin. The front depicts a Greek athlete wearing a headband superimposed against a background of snowflakes; the reverse bears the Grenoble Games emblem and a city view with the Belladonne mountain range in the background, with raised text along the bottom, “X Jeux Olympiques D’Hiver.” A notably uncommon participation medal presented to VIPs.

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1968

Stunning premiere torch of the 1968 Games

9107 Mexico City 1968 Summer Olympics ‘ White Medal’ Torch Estimate $1,000+ Attractive official 1968 Mexico Olympics ‘type 1’ torch, comprised of white cast metal with a plain unadorned handle, measuring 18˝ in length and 4.25˝ at its widest point. The white cast metal body is fully grooved and the top features “Mexico 68” twice around the rim. Includes the original Olympic case. The torch relay recreated the route taken by Christopher Columbus to the New World, beginning on August 23, 1968, in Olympia, Greece. It notably traveled through Columbus’s birthplace in Genoa, where he set sail from Palos in Spain, and the first land he reached in San Salvador. In all, there were 2,778 torchbearers on the 13,546 km route.

Aluminum-and-wood version of the Mexico City torch 9108 Mexico City 1968 Summer Olympics ‘Aluminum Cast’ Torch Estimate $1,000+ Official 1968 Mexico Olympics ‘type 3’ torch, constructed of silver aluminum and a wooden handle, measuring 20.5˝ in length and 4˝ at its widest point. The upper metal ring features a pattern of six doves and the metallic label at the bottom reads “Mexico” twice. Scattered light scuffs and marks. The torch relay recreated the route taken by Christopher Columbus to the New World, and began on August 23, 1968, in Olympia, Greece. It notably traveled through Columbus’s birthplace in Genoa, where he set sail from Palos in Spain, and the first land he reached in San Salvador. In all, there were 2,778 torchbearers on the 13,546 km route.

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Enduring dove-topped torch

1968

9109 Mexico City 1968 Summer Olympics ‘Black Wood Handle’ Torch Estimate $1,000+ Official 1968 Mexico Olympics ‘type 4’ torch, constructed of black aluminum and a wooden handle, measuring 20.5˝ in length and 4˝ at its widest point. The upper metal ring features a pattern of six doves and the metallic label at the bottom reads “Mexico” twice. Base of torch bears the Olympics logo encircled by the text, “Comite Organizador De Los Juegos De La XIX Olympiada, Villazon–Murdock.” Trivial wear to black paint. Includes the original Olympic case. The torch relay recreated the route taken by Christopher Columbus to the New World, and began on August 23, 1968, in Olympia, Greece. It notably traveled through Columbus’s birthplace in Genoa, where he set sail from Palos in Spain, and the first land he reached in San Salvador. In all, there were 2,778 torchbearers on the 13,546 km route.

Exceptional ‘type 2’ 1968 Mexico torch 9110 Mexico City 1968 Summer Olympics ‘Cast Black Leather’ Torch Estimate $1,000+ Official 1968 Mexico Olympics ‘type 2’ torch, comprised of white cast metal and a black leather handle, measuring 17.5˝ in length and 4.25˝ at its widest point. The white cast metal body is grooved and the top features “Mexico 68” twice around the rim. Scattered marks and dings to body. Includes the original Olympic case. The torch relay recreated the route taken by Christopher Columbus to the New World, beginning on August 23, 1968, in Olympia, Greece. It notably traveled through Columbus’s birthplace in Genoa, where he set sail from Palos in Spain, and the first land he reached in San Salvador. In all, there were 2,778 torchbearers on the 13,546 km route.

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9112 Mexico City 1968 Summer Olympics Copper Participation Medal

9113 Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

Estimate $200+

Estimate $200+

Participation medal issued for the Mexico City 1968 Summer Olympics. Copper, 50 mm x 50 mm, 116 gm, by Lance Wyman. The front depicts various Olympic sport pictograms and the Mexico City Games emblem; the reverse is engraved between two parallel lines, “Juegos de la XIX Olimpiada.” An unusual, highly detailed Olympic medal.

Participation medal issued for the Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 136 gm, by Shigeo Fukuda. The front depicts the Sapporo Olympic emblem; the reverse features a stylized athlete with arrows on his arms and legs. Complete with its clear plastic case.

9114 Munich 1972 Summer Olympics Steel Participation Medal Estimate $200+ Uncommon participation medal issued for the Munich 1972 Summer Olympics. Steel, 49 mm, 144 gm, by Fritz Konig. The front depicts the Munich Games emblem over two lines, “XX. Olympiade, Munchen 1972”; the reverse shows Olympic rings over two hands, one holding an olive branch. Housed in its original Lucite case.

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Scarce 1972 Munich gold, the first we have offered

9115 Munich 1972 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal Estimate $8,000+ Scarce winner’s medal issued for the Munich 1972 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 66 mm, 156 gm, by Gerhard Marcks. The front depicts the typical ‘Seated Victory’ with the Colosseum in the background; the reverse portrays the mythological twins Castor and Pollux, the patrons of competitive sport and friendship, with the artist’s monogram below. This medal was unawarded, as no athlete’s name or event is inscribed on the edge. Complete with the original gold-plated chain, which has been professionally reattached. This was the first winner’s medal since 1928 to feature a new design on the reverse, replacing the traditional depiction of a victorious athlete carried by a jubilant crowd. A total of 364 gold medals were produced by Munich’s Bavarian Mint, while only 195 were ultimately awarded; a sufficient reserve was needed in case of a tie. Highly desirable in itself as an Olympic gold, this is also the very first Munich winner’s medal we have offered.

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1972

9116 Munich 1972 Summer Olympics Torch Estimate $1,000+ Official 1972 Munich Olympics torch, comprised of metal and steel, measuring 29˝ in length and 8.5˝ at its widest, designed by Friedrich Krupp AG. The torch bears Olympic rings and the inscription “Spiele der XX Olympiad, Munchen 1972” on its handle, with the name of the designer engraved on the bottom. The Munich Games emblem designs a platform at the base of the combustion tube. Some scuffing and soiling to handle. Traveling a shade over 5,500 km over the course of 30 days, roughly 6,000 torchbearers were used to reach and light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony on August 26, 1972. A coveted artifact commemorating Germany’s stalwart role in international sport.

9117 Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics Silvered Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $200+ Participation medal issued for the Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics. Silvered bronze, 50 mm, 32 gm, by W. Pichl. The front depicts the Innsbruck Olympic emblem on ice crystals surrounded by text, “XII Olympische Winterspiele”; the reverse portrays the Bergisel ski jump with a panorama of Innsbruck and the Austrian Alps in the background. Includes the original plastic presentation case.

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1976

9118 Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics Torch Estimate $2,500+ Official 1976 Montreal Olympics torch, comprised of aluminum, measuring 26˝ in length and 3˝ at its widest point, designed by Georges Huel and Michel Daillaire. The simple yet distinct torch consists of a red handle emblazoned with the Montreal Olympics emblem, and a black ‘basket’ to carry the flame; the black color on top was intended to make the flame stand out. Exhibits numerous nicks and scuffs to the handle. About 1,200 torchbearers participated in the relay, which lasted just four days from July 13 to July 17 and covered 775 km.

9119 Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics Copper Participation Medal Estimate $200+ Participation medal issued for the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics. Copper, 45 mm, 40 gm, by G. Huel/P. Pelletier. The front features the Montreal Olympic stadium above two lines of raised text, “XXle Olympiade, Montreal 1976”; the reverse bears the Montreal Games logo. Accompanied by the original black leather case.

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Unawarded winner’s medal from the 1980 Winter Olympics

9120 Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal Estimate $8,000+ Winner’s medal issued for the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 80 mm, 180 gm, by Tiffany and Co. of New York. The front, inscribed “XIII Olympic Winter Games,” depicts a raised hand holding the Olympic torch against a mountain backdrop, with the Olympic rings to the right side; the reverse, inscribed “Lake Placid 1980,” features a small Lake Placid Games emblem and a large pine branch with cones. Inscribed on the bottom rim, “Tiffany & Co., Bronze, 1979.” Includes the original white-and-blue ribbon. With beautiful craftsmanship and striking designs, only 73 were awarded at Lake Placid. A scarce and highly sought-after winner’s medal from these memorable Olympic Games.

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9122 Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics Silvered Participation Medal

1980

Estimate $200+ Magnificent participation medal issued for the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics. Nickel-silver, 76 mm, 202 gm, by Marcel Jovine/Neil Kennedy. The front depicts modern relief views of the nine winter sports; the reverse bears the Lake Placid Games emblem encircled by the raised words of the Olympic oath in four concentric circles. Complete with its original blue box.

Wrestling bronze from the boycotted 1980 Moscow Olympics 9123 Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal Estimate $5,000+ Winner’s medal issued for the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics awarded for wrestling. Bronze [tombac], 60 mm, 120 gm, by Ilya Postol, Moscow. The front, inscribed in Cyrillic, features a ‘Seated Victory’ with the Colosseum in the background; the reverse features the Moscow Olympic emblem and Olympic flame. Edge is engraved in Cyrillic to indicate the associated sport, wrestling. Complete with original colorful ribbon. The United States led sixty-five countries in a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Summer Games to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Between the important historical events surrounding the 1980 Moscow Olympics and the scarcity of these medals, they hold a special international appeal and are sought by collectors worldwide.

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9126 Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics IOC Participation Badge

1980

Estimate $300+

9124 Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics Tombac Participation Medal Estimate $200+ Participation medal issued for the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics. Tombac, 60 mm, 125 gm, by Angelina Leonova. The front features the Moscow Games emblem above the Olympic stadium and raised Cyrillic lettering; the reverse bears a detailed view of the Red Square in Moscow. Includes its original red leather case.

Official badge for the 83rd International Olympic Committee session in Moscow, measuring 1.25 x 2.5 with a 3˝ long green ribbon suspended below, featuring Olympic rings at the top and a Moscow image in the center, reading, “83 I.O.C. Session, Moscow, 1980,” and engraved at the bottom, “C. N. O.” In fine condition. At this session, Juan Antonio Samaranch was elected as president of the IOC.

9125 Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics Torch Estimate $1,000+ Official 1980 Moscow Olympics torch, comprised of aluminum, measuring 22? in length and 4? at its widest point, designed by Boris Tutschin. The gray body features red text in Cyrillic, “Moscow—Olympiad—1980,” and a gold-colored handle topper bears the emblem of the Games and Olympic rings. The torch top is also accented with a golden ring. Burner remains in place. A couple dings to the body. In all, about 5,435 torchbearers participated in the relay, which lasted from June 19 to July 19. These Olympics were especially controversial due to the USSR’s recent invasion of Afghanistan, and the United States led 65 countries in a boycott of the Games.

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1984

9128 Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Torch Estimate $3,000+ Official 1984 Sarajevo Olympics torch, comprised of lightweight metal with a long combustion tube, measuring 22.75˝ in length and 4˝ at its widest point, manufactured by the Mizuno Corporation of Japan. The handle is silver-colored and topped by a gold-tone base inscribed, “Sarajevo ’84,” with the Mizuno logo also raised in relief. The combustion tube bears the Olympic rings and emblem of the Sarajevo games, which has been darkened from having been used in the torch relay. For the Sarajevo relay, the route was split into two routes of east and west so that it would pass through the whole country and promote the Olympic ideal of coexistence. In all, it was carried by 1,600 torchbearers over a distance of 5,289 km. This was the first Winter Olympics held in a Communist state.

Sought-after large version of the Sarajevo medal 9129 Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Large Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $2,000+ Massive participation medal issued for the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics. Large bronze, 95 mm x 106 mm, 502 gm, designed by Nebojsa Mitric. The front bears stylized raised text within a circle, “Sarajevo 84,” above the Olympic rings and logo; the reverse is plain with the monogram of the designer. Includes the original leather presentation case. These large and medium-sized participation medals were bestowed to dignitaries and officials, with the former example existing as perhaps the largest and most formidable of all Olympic participation medals.

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9130 Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Medium Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $1,000+ Uncommon participation medal issued for the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics. Medium bronze, 78 mm x 86 mm, 219 gm, designed by Nebojsa Mitric. The front bears stylized raised text within a circle, “Sarajevo 84,” above the Olympic rings and logo; the reverse is plain with the monogram of the designer. These scarce participation medals were bestowed to dignitaries and officials.

9131 Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

9133 Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

Estimate $200+

Estimate $200+

Participation medal issued for the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm x 65 mm, 129 gm, designed by Nebojsa Mitric. The front bears stylized raised text within a circle, “Sarajevo 84,” above the Olympic rings and logo; the reverse is plain with the monogram of the designer. Includes the original red box and leather presentation case. These smaller-sized participation medals were bestowed to athletes and officials, while the large or medium examples were presented to dignitaries and officials, all of which have become increasingly sought-after by collectors.

Uncommon participation medal issued for the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 94 gm, by Dugland Stermer. The front depicts the Olympic torch with raised text, “Citius Altius Fortius, XXIII Olympiad”; the reverse features the Los Angeles Games emblem over Olympic rings and laurel branches. Includes the original blue presentation box and velvet case.

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Rare 1988 Calgary torch with original stand 9134 Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Torch Estimate $40,000+ Exceptionally rare official 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics torch, comprised of aluminum with a maple handle, measuring 23.5˝ in length, emblazoned on the handle with pictograms of ten Winter Olympic sports. The top is inscribed, “XV Olympic Winter Games Calgary Alberta Canada 1988,” and the ball at the bottom is engraved with the Olympic motto, “Citius, Altius, Fortius.” The bottom interior of the bowl is engraved “NRC 006.” Includes a four-wick burner canister, its original black carrying bag, and metal stand. Designed by the National Research Council of Canada, the torch was made to resemble the Calgary Tower, an iconic landmark in the Canadian city. The torch relay was an enormous event, with approximately 6,500 torchbearers drawn from an application pool of over six million. After the lighting ceremony in Olympia, the flame was flown to Newfoundland and then traveled 18,000 km through Canada over 88 days. Unlike many relays, the torches were shared and thus only about one hundred and fifty were manufactured. A supremely desirable example of what is one of the most sought-after modern Olympic torches.

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1988

Bronze demonstration medal from ’88: curling, skiing, and skating 9136 Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Bronze Demonstration Sports Winner’s Medal Estimate $2,000+ Unusual unawarded winner’s medal issued for demonstration sports in the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Bronze, 64 mm, 155 gm, by Cornelius Martens. The front depicts the Calgary Games emblem encircled by raised French and English text, “XV Olympic Winter Games, Xves Jeux Olympiques D’Hiver, Calgary 1988”; the reverse depicts the three demonstration events of the Games: curling, freestyle skiing, and short track speed skating. The medal is suspended from a blue replacement ribbon. A desirable example of an uncommon medal.

9137 Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $300+ Participation medal issued for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 64 mm, 133 gm, by Cornelius Martens. The front depicts the Calgary Games emblem and raised French and English text, “Calgary 1988, XV Olympic Winter Games”; the reverse bears a panoramic view of Calgary, the Saddledome Stadium, and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, with the Olympic motto below. Includes its original velvet case. An impressive Olympic medal with exceptionally bold designs.

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US Hockey team ring from ’88 Calgary

9138 Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Team USA Hockey Ring Estimate $1,500+ A 10K gold 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics ring gifted to members of the United States hockey team. Made by Jostens, approximately size 10.5 and 28.5 grams, the ring features a deep red synthetic stone on center, surrounded by raised text, “USA Olympic Hockey Team.” One shank features the USA Hockey Team logo, and the other side depicts the 1988 Calgary Games emblem. Includes a Jostens case. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. Issued by USA Hockey, this attractive ring was awarded to members of the US men’s hockey team, who ultimately finished in a disappointing seventh place despite a talented roster that included future NY Rangers teammates and Hall of Famers Brian Leetch and Mike Richter.

9139 Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics: Jamaican Bobsled Team Sweatshirt Estimate $200+ White official sweatshirt for the 1988 Jamaica National Bobsled Team, size XL, with a color emblem reading: “Jamaica, Calgary 1988, Bobsleigh Team.” In very good to fine condition, with scattered staining. Accompanied by a business card for Patrick Brown, the coach of the team. Much of the immense popularity of the 1988 Winter Games can be attributed to the unlikely journey of the Jamaican bobsleigh team, a five-man crew comprised of three Jamaican defense force soldiers, a student, and a reggae singer, all of whom had never before experienced snow. Although a crash during an Olympic qualifier ended the Jamaican team’s bid for a medal, their incredible underdog story earned worldwide attention, and was later adapted by Walt Disney in the hit 1993 film Cool Runnings.

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1988

9140 Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics Torch Estimate $2,000+ Beautifully designed official 1988 Seoul Olympics torch, constructed of metal, copper, leather, and plastic, measuring 20˝ in length and 4˝ at its widest point, designed by Lee Woo-Sung and manufactured by Korea Explosives Co. Ltd. The handle is wrapped in brown leather with a ring above, inscribed, “Games of the XXIVth Olympiad Seoul 1988,” in English and Korean. The upper portion of the torch bears a colorful Olympic ring emblem and the top is engraved with an intricate dragon design symbolizing the harmony between East and West; based on the Chinese zodiac, the year 1988 was also the year of the dragon. During the 22–day relay, the Olympic flame traveled from the Greek capital of Athens to Korea’s southernmost point, Jeju Island, before making its way north to Seoul in a 4,167 km relay.

9142 Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $200+ Lovely participation medal issued for the Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 115 gm, by Kim Kwang-hyun. The front depicts Namdaemun, one of the gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, with mountains, clouds, cranes, and the sun; the reverse bears the Seoul Games emblem and reads “XXIV Olympiad, Seoul 1988.” Complete with its original purple velvet case and cardboard box, signed on the latter in black felt tip by Greg Louganis, who won two more gold medals in the three-meter springboard and ten-meter platform at the 1988 Games.

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Coveted ‘demonstration’ silver medal from the 1992 Winter Olympiad

1992

9143 Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics ‘Demonstration Sports’ Silver Winner’s Medal Estimate $2,000+

Rare demonstration medal issued for the Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics. Silver, 69 mm, 236 gm. The front depicts the Albertville Games emblem encircled with French and English text, “XVI Olympic Winter Games 8-23 February 92, XVI Jeux Olympiques D’hiver 8-23 Fevrier 92”; the reverse depicts the official emblem against a mountainous backdrop, again encircled with French and English text, “XVI Olympic Winter Games, XVI Jeux Olympiques D’hiver.” Includes the original ribbon. Aimed to promote sports to a larger international audience, demonstration sports were a long held tradition at both Summer and Winter Games since 1900 and 1928, respectively. The 1992 Games of Barcelona and Albertville marked the final times demonstration sports were to be played, with the Winter Olympiad showcasing three events for both men and women—curling, speed skiing, and freestyle skiing (aerials and ski ballet); both aerial skiing and curling have since become official Olympic events. An exceedingly scarce and desirable silver medal.

9144 Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics Chrome Participation Medal Estimate $500+ Participation medal issued for the Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics. Chrome-plated steel, 68 mm, 198 gm, by Renee Mayott and struck by the official French Mint, Monnaie de Paris. The front depicts the Albertville Games emblem encircled with French and English text, “XVI Olympic Winter Games 8-23 February 92, XVI Jeux Olympiques D’hiver 8-23 Fevrier 92”; the reverse depicts a star hanging over the Alps and Olympic rings, encircled with the Olympic motto, “Citius, Altius, Fortius, Albertville 92.” Includes its original purple paper box.

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Barcelona’s impressive modernist torch

1992

9145 Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Torch Estimate $3,000+ Official 1992 Barcelona Olympics torch, comprised of aluminum and plastic, measuring 26˝ in length and 7˝ at its widest point, designed by Andre Ricard. The metal body is inscribed in gold text, “XXV Olimpiada Barcelona 1992,” and bears the emblem of the Games. Exhibits noticeable wear to the rubber grip. The massive fifty-day relay included nearly 9,500 torchbearers who carried the Olympic flame by foot and bicycle for a total of 5,940 km throughout Spain. The lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremonies was especially memorable, as Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo ignited the cauldron by shooting an arrow lit from the Olympic flame. A large, attractive torch with a decidedly modern design.

9146 Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Burnished Copper Participation Medal Estimate $200+ Participation medal issued for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. Burnished copper, 70 mm, 254 gm. The front is engraved “XXV Olimpiada Barcelona 1992,” with the Games logo of a stylized man leaping over the Olympic rings; the reverse bears an engraved spiral and elongated lightning bolt. A highly appealing Olympic medal.

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Gorgeous salesman sample for the iconic 1992 “Dream Team”

9147 Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Team USA ‘Dream Team’ Basketball Ring Estimate $5,000+ A stunning 10K gold 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics ‘Patrick Ewing’ salesman sample ring for the famed USA basketball ‘Dream Team.’ Made by Balfour, approximately size 10.5 and 42.3 grams, the ring features a blue synthetic stone on center with five inset cubic zirconia in the shape of the Olympic rings, surrounded by the text, “U.S.A. Olympic Dream Team.” One shank has the text “Gold Medalist 1992” with a depiction of the Barcelona gold medal, and the other

side features the USA Basketball logo bordered by Patrick Ewing’s name and number, “Ewing, 6.” Includes a Balfour case. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. With a roster headlined by Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, and a cavalcade of fellow American all-stars, the team defeated its opponents by an average of 44 points en route to the gold medal against Croatia. Boasting a fittingly patriotic design, this is a simply beautiful piece representing arguably the greatest basketball team ever assembled.

90 commemorative pins from the 1994 Winter Games 9148 Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics Pin Collection Estimate $1,000+ Desirable collection of 90 pins from the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics, the majority of which are enameled, ranging in size from .5 x .5 to 1.5 x 1.75. The collection includes all 14 Team USA event pins, all 16 daily event pins (with opening and closing ceremony pins), a number of pins related to broadcasting and journalism networks on hand (CBS, TNT, CNN, Reuters, etc.), many pins associated with the various participating countries (Norway, Slovenia, France, Bulgaria, China, etc.), and others. In overall fine condition.

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1994

9149 Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics Copper Participation Medal Estimate $300+ Participation medal issued for the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics. Copper, 66 mm x 76 mm, 223 gm, by Morten Kleppan. The front depicts the Lillehammer Games emblem and rings set between ice crystals and pictograms of sporting events, with raised text, “The XVII Olympic Winter Games Lillehammer 1994”; the reverse bears various sports pictograms and the ice crystal design. Complete with original wooden presentation box.

9150 Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Torch Estimate $2,000+ Official 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics torch, constructed of gold-plated brass, aluminum, and Georgian pecan hardwood, measuring 31.75˝ in length and 2.5˝ at its widest point. Designed by Peter Mastrogiannis, the wooden handle represents the connection of the flame between heaven and earth, and the torch’s twenty-two reeds, representing every host city of the Olympic Games since 1896, are gathered by bands at the top and bottom, with the top displaying the Atlanta Games logo and the quilt of leaves design, and the bottom band listing all Olympic cities and their dates since 1896. Trivial scuffing to the bands and reeds. The torch relay was run from April 27 to July 19, 1966, and covered 26,875 km across the United States by over 12,000 torchbearers. Its journey included a trek on the Pony Express, a ride on the Union Pacific Railroad, and the first instance in which an Olympic relay torch made its way into space when it was carried aboard Space Shuttle Columbia as part of STS-78. A highly appealing relay torch from the Centennial Olympic Games.

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Complete set of winner’s medals from the Centennial Games

9151 Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Set of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Winner’s Medals Estimate $8,000+ Immensely appealing set of gold, silver, and bronze manufacturer sample winner’s medals from the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics. Conceived by Malcolm Grear Designers and manufactured by Reed and Barton, the medals individually measure 70 mm in diameter and weigh 180 gm (gilt silver), 175 gm (silver), and 165 gm (bronze). The front of each medal, inscribed “XXVI Olympiad Atlanta 1996” with Olympic rings, shows a seated Victory holding a laurel wreath and palm branch, with the Coliseum looming in the background. The reverse of each medal, inscribed “Centennial Olympic Games,” features the Atlanta logo and a stylized ‘Quilt of Leaves’ olive branch, and all feature raised pictograms: gilt silver (rhythmic gymnastics), silver (equestrian sports), and bronze (basketball). All three medals are inscribed on the rim, “Mfg. Sample,” and each include their original green-and-gold ribbon. The medals are housed in an attractive wooden display case laser-cut with the centennial host logo and lined on the interior in black felt (damage to the left hinge area, visible only from the outside back of the case, and not at all affecting the attractiveness of the impressive fully-opened display). Preliminary medal design and production for the XXVI Olympiad began in April of 1994, with Malcolm Grear Designers and Reed and Barton selected as two of the five firms chosen from a national pool of 490 to develop the ‘Look of the Games.’ The completed winner’s medals symbolized the Olympic embrace of both the past and the present, with the front of the medal adopting Giuseppe Cassioli’s design for the 1928 Amsterdam Games, and the back incorporating an innovative pictogram design for each respective sport. As the attainment of a single winner’s medal from these illustrious Games remains a daunting task, this unique and brilliantly displayed set of all three prizes exists as a true Olympic rarity.

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1996

9153 Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

9155 Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal

Estimate $200+

Estimate $300+

Participation medal issued for the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 60 gm, by Malcolm Grear Designers. The front features the Atlanta Games emblem under raised text, “Games of the XXVI Olympiad”; the reverse bears a quilt of leaves and the raised text, “Centennial, Olympic Games.” Complete with its original velvet pouch and green box.

Highly appealing participation medal issued for the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 137 gm. The front features a forest of small trees on a mountain side with a curve denoting a ski slope; the reverse bears the Nagano Games logo and a wreath effect along the rim. Includes its original white paper sleeve with foam holder.

9154 Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Set of (3) Banners Estimate $200+ Trio of dual-sided vinyl banners from the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, each approximately 30 x 106.5, used to promote the torch relay of the 100th Olympiad, with horizontal display sleeves at top and bottom of each banner. Two are predominately green, and feature runner pictograms passing or running with the Olympic flame; the third banner, mostly white, shows a torchbearer against a portion of the vibrantly colored ‘Quilt of Leaves’ theme. Rolled and in fine condition.

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Scarce baseball silver awarded to the Cuban team 9156 Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal for Baseball Estimate $8,000+ Rare winner ’s medal issued for baseball at the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. Silver, 68 mm, 185 gm, by Wojciech Pietranik and Brian Thompson. The front depicts a ‘Seated Victory’ with the Colosseum in the background; the reverse portrays the Olympic rings over the iconic Sydney Opera House, with the Sydney Olympic torch at right, inscribed above, “Baseball.” Complete with the beautiful original ribbon embroidered in silver with the legend, “Sydney 2000.” Cuba won silver in the 2000 Summer Olympics baseball tournament after being shut out by the US in the championship game; this was just the second game the Cuban team ever lost during Olympic play. The star of the team was Jose Contreras, who defected from the country to play in the Major Leagues two years later. This is the first Sydney winner’s medal we have offered, and its desirability is enhanced by its status as a piece of baseball memorabilia.

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2000

9157 Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics Silvered Participation Medal

9158 Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics Volunteer Medal

Estimate $200+

Estimate $100+

Participation medal issued for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. Silver-colored, 50 mm, 69 gm. The front depicts the Sydney Olympic emblem surrounded by the ‘fluid energy’ motif used for the Games; the reverse bears the Olympic rings and reads, “The Games of the XXVII Olympiad,” surrounded by the same motif. Complete with its clear plastic case, blue velour insert, and stand.

Volunteers participation medal issued for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm x 90 mm, 102 gm, by O. C. Tanner. The front depicts an athlete with an outstretched arm, a mountain and the Olympic rings below; the reverse bearing the Delicate Arch, inscribed “Light the fire within,” with a mountain range in the background and the Olympic rings and logo below. Complete with its original O. C. Tanner case.

9159 Athens 2004 Summer Olympics Torch Estimate $2,000+ Official 2004 Athens Summer Olympics torch, constructed of aluminum and olive wood, measuring 25.75˝ in length and 2.25˝ at its widest point, designed by Andreas Varotsos and manufactured by GA & L Harrington. The torch was modeled to reflect the simple and congruous lines of an olive tree leaf, with the union of wood and metal evoking the different colors found on either side of the leaf, and the ergonomic design representing the extension of the moving flame. The front of the aluminum sheath bears the Olympic rings and Athens emblem. Some scuffing to metal and bottom tip repaired. The Olympic flame was lit in Olympia, Greece, on March 25, 2004, and proceeded on a five continent journey that witnessed the torch pass by all the cities that had hosted the Games since 1896, as well as marking the flame’s debut in Africa, India and South America. In total, the torch covered over 84,000 km during its 141–day journey.

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2004

9160 Athens 2004 Summer Paralympics Torch Estimate $1,000+ Official 2004 Athens Summer Paralympics torch, constructed of aluminum and olive wood, measuring 25.75˝ in length and 2.25˝ at its widest point, designed by Andreas Varotsos and manufactured by GA & L Harrington. The torch was modeled to reflect the simple and congruous lines of an olive tree leaf, with the union of wood and metal evoking the different colors found on either side of the leaf, and the ergonomic design representing the extension of the moving flame. The front of the aluminum sheath bears a label of the 2004 Paralympics emblem. The Olympic flame was lit in Olympia, Greece, on September 17, 2004, and a total of 705 torchbearers carried the Paralympics flame 410 km through 45 municipalities of Greece. This elegant torch includes its original shipping tube.

9162 Athens 2004 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal Estimate $200+ Participation medal issued for the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm, 61 gm, minted by Efsimon. The front features Greek lettering and waves of the Aegean sea on either side of the Athens Games emblem; the reverse bears raised text between a similar design as the front, “Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, 13–29 August 2004.” Includes the original presentation folder and diploma.

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2006

9163 Torino 2006 Winter Olympics Torch Estimate $2,000+ Official 2006 Torino Winter Olympics torch, constructed of blue techno–polymer–coated aluminum, measuring 31.25˝ in length and 4.5˝ at its widest point. Includes the original gray drawstring bag. Designed by Pininfarina, the shape of the torch was designed to appear like a ski tip, while also representing the monument and symbol of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana. Additionally, the design was intended to replicate the traditional wooden torch, giving the impression that the metal itself catches fire and burns. The middle portion of the torch bears an inscription of the Torino Games emblem with Olympic rings. Starting on December 8, 2005, the Olympic torch relay lasted 75 days and traversed over 11,300 km. In all, a total of 10,001 torchbearers carried the flame until it entered the Olympic Stadium on February 10, 2006. This sleek and dynamic Olympic torch was awarded the Lorenzo il Magnifico award, the highest prize from the Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art.

9164 Torino 2006 Winter Olympics Participation Medal Estimate $200+

Participation medal issued for the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics. Pewter, 40 mm, 33 gm, by Quatrini. The front depicts the Torino Games emblem with the Aqueduct of Alpignano above; the reverse bears several rays of ice crystals and the Olympic rings and motto below. Complete with its original cardboard and plastic case.

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Argentinian footballer’s Beijing gold medal diploma

9165 Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Diploma Estimate $2,000+ Scarce official first-place winner’s diploma from the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics made of a luxurious Chinese silk backed by cardstock, 18 x 13.75, issued to Ever Banega as a gold medalist as part of Argentina’s men’s soccer (football) team. Includes the gorgeous original presentation box. A part of Argentina’s powerhouse national team, Banega logged six appearances in the Olympic tournament. Their gold medal victory came as part of a record twelve consecutive wins in Olympic play, recording six wins in 2004 and six more in 2008.

9166 Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Participation Medal Estimate $250+ Participation medal issued for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 55 mm, 122 gm. The front features the Beijing Games logo over the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium, with raised Chinese and English text along the top; the reverse bears five Fuwa mascots over gusts of wind and engraved Chinese and English text, “One World One Dream.” Complete with its original red presentation case.

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2010

9167 Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Torch Estimate $1,200+ Official 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics torch, constructed of stainless steel, aluminum, and sheet molding, measuring 37˝ in length and 3˝ at its widest point. Manufactured by Bombardier, the shape and contours of the torch represent the lines made by snow and ice sports, and is engraved with the motto “With Glowing Hearts / Des plus brilliants exploits,” with the Canadian maple leaf ‘cut-out’ on the opposing side. The two white panels bear the Vancouver Games logo. Complete with its original torch relay carrying bag. The torch was lit in Olympia on October 22, 2009, and from October 30, 2009, until February 12, 2010, the Olympic Flame was carried by over 12,000 runners for over 100 days over a course of 45,000 km of Canadian soil—the longest national relay ever held. This exceptionally sleek torch includes its original limited edition metal stand, numbered 177/250.

9168 Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Participation Medal Estimate $300+ Athlete’s participation medal issued for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Silvered, 60 mm, 89 gm. The front depicts a unique orca design and the Olympic rings; the reverse bears the Winter Games emblem, graphics inspired by Canada’s natural and cultural diversity, and a raised motto, “With glowing hearts, des plus brillants exploits.” Complete with original case.

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The Firebird torch of the Sochi 2014 Olympics 9169 Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Torch Estimate $1,500+ Official 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics torch, constructed of aluminum and various polymers, measuring 37.5˝ in length and 5.75˝ at its widest point, developed by a team of designers led by Vladimir Pirozhkov and Andrei Vodyanik. The torch was modeled after the feather of a Firebird or phoenix, which symbolizes good luck or fortune in Russian folklore, and was immortalized in Igor Stravinsky’s eponymous ballet. The torch’s silver represents winter ice, and the red, the traditional color of Russian sport, denotes the fires kindling in the mountains around the resort. The upper portion bears the Sochi Games logo, with two labels near the handle, one reading “082,” and the other a second Sochi logo. Complete with its original torch relay carrying bag. The Olympic flame was lit in Olympia, Greece, on September 13, 2013, and made its way onto Russian soil on October 7, traveling through all eighty-three regions of the Russian Federation during its five-month and 65,000 km relay. Additionally, other specially designed Sochi torches reached the North Pole, the summit of Mount Elbrus, submerged thirteen meters into Lake Baikal, and another even entered outer space, with cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Rayazansky passing the torch outside the International Space Station. Inspired by the feather that bestows good luck in its purest form upon its bearer, this is a wonderful and uniquely designed torch from the most recent Olympic games.

9170 Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Participation Medal Estimate $300+ Participation medal issued for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Polished steel, 50 mm, 81 gm. The front features the Sochi emblem and patchwork quilt design of the various cultures of Russia; the reverse bears the Olympic rings and similar design motif. Includes the original presentation case. Such recent Olympics material is generally harder to acquire.

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2014


Sought-after torch from the 2016 Rio Games, complete with all official accompaniments

2016

9172 Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Torch With Original Display and Accompaniments Estimate $3,000+ Limited edition official 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics torch used during the Olympic relay and commemorating Maurren Maggi, a track and field athlete who became the first Brazilian in history to win an individual women’s Olympic gold medal when she won the long jump event at the Beijing 2008 Games. Numbered 3/16, the torch is constructed of recycled aluminum and colored resin, measures 27˝ in length and 3.5˝ at its widest point, and was designed by Sao Paulo studio Chelles & Hayashi and manufactured by Recam Laser. The torch features a white body that automatically expands upon being lit to reveal multicolored segments drawn from the hues of the Brazilian flag, representing the natural wonders surrounding the host city. The front bears an oval-shaped piece of customized leatherette, which bears the Rio 2016 logo and an authenticity label. The Rio Olympic emblem also adorns the top. Includes the original brown carrying bag, tube, display stand, and official Rio 2016 memorabilia folder, which includes a certificate of authenticity signed in blue felt tip by Maggi. The torch relay began in Olympia on April 21, and concluded on August 5 at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janiero, after visiting over three hundred of Brazil’s towns and cities. Maggi carried the Olympic torch through the streets of her hometown in São Carlos on July 18. A record number of countries participated in the Rio Games, including first time entrants Kosovo and South Sudan. Ten thousand and nine hundred athletes participated in 306 medalling events of 45 sports disciplines. A rare opportunity to own a relay torch from the most recent Olympic games.

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Vibrant winner’s gift from the 2016 Rio Games 9173 Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Winner’s Presentation Gift Estimate $1,500+ Sought-after winner’s presentation gift from the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, featuring the vibrantly colored Olympic logo design of three people joining hands in a circular formation, standing 3˝ tall and set on a green 4.5 x 3.75 base, engraved on the side, “XXXI Olimpiada Rio 2016.” The bottom of base bears an affixed official Rio 2016 label. Includes the original presentation box, certificate of authenticity, and commemorative booklet. Made all the more desirable by the scarcity of modern Olympic items, this is a highly displayable winner’s gift deriving from this past year’s Olympiad. Only medal winners received this gift, given to them at the same time as their medals while on the awards podium; this is an unawarded example.

9174 Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Committee Medal Estimate $200+ Uncommon official participation medal of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games issued to the International Olympic Committee. Alloy copper, 44 x 50, 100 gm. The front features the Rio Games logo above Olympic rings; the reverse bears flowing designs above three rows of raised text, “XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016.” Includes the original presentation holder and slipcase. In fine condition.

9175 Olympics Collection of (11) Signed Items Estimate $200+ Collection of eleven items, consisting mostly of slips and autograph sheets, each signed by an Olympic athlete, including: David Albritton, Bill Carr, Alice Coachman, Ken Doherty, Evelyne Hall, Matti Järvinen (SP), Darrell Pace (archery card), Jean Shiley, Helen Stephens, Frank Sullivan, and Emil Zátopek. In overall fine condition.

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2016


From Amsterdam to Sarajevo, a rare set of nearly sixty Olympic pins

GROUPS

9176 Olympic Summer and Winter Pin Collection Estimate $1,000+ Impressive collection of fifty-nine pins from various Olympic games, the majority of which are Summer Olympiads, ranging in size from .25 x .5 to 1.25 x 2.5, including: 1928 Amsterdam, 1932 Los Angeles, 1936 Garmisch, 1936 Berlin, 1948 London, 1952 Helsinki, 1960 Rome, 1964 Tokyo, 1964 Innsbruck, 1968 Grenoble, 1968 Mexico City, 1972 Munich, 1976 Montreal, 1980 Moscow, 1980 Lake Placid, 1984 Sarajevo, and others. In overall fine condition. An extremely appealing assemblage of hard-to-find pins from a myriad of early Olympic Games.

9177 Olympics 1996-2016 Set of (8) Czech Delegation Badges Estimate $500+ Collection of eight official Czech Olympic delegation badges, including: four featuring a raised gold Czech crest against a white background with red, white, and blue ribbons suspended below, for Atlanta 1996, Nagano 1998, Torino 2006, and Rio 2016; and four smaller pins featuring the crest and Czech flag, for Nagano 1998, Salt Lake 2002, Torino 2006, and Rio 2016.

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Impressive assortment of hockey medals, from the 1930s through 1980s 9178 Ice Hockey World Championship Set of (6) Winner’s Medals Estimate $1,500+ Fantastic collection of six winner’s medals for various ice hockey world championships, including: a bronze third-place winner’s medal for the 1931 World Ice Hockey Championships in Poland, won by Austria; a gold first-place winner’s medal for the 1933 World Ice Hockey Championships in Czechoslovakia, won by the United States, complete with original presentation case; a bronze third-place winner’s medal for the 1933 World Ice Hockey Championships in Czechoslovakia, won by Czechoslovakia, complete with original presentation case; a gold first-place winner’s medal for the 1958 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in Norway, won by Canada; a gold first-place winner’s medal for the 1966 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in Yugoslavia, won by the Soviet Union; and a gold first-place winner’s medal for the 1983 World Ice Hockey Championships in West Germany, won by the Soviet Union.

9179 Ice Hockey World Championships Set of (14) Participation Medals and Badges Estimate $500+

Collection of participation medals and badges for nine different ice hockey world championships. Participation medals include: Finland 1974; Poland 1976; Austria 1977; Czechoslovakia 1978; Czechoslovakia 1985; and Sweden 1989. Badges include: Switzerland 1939; Moscow 1973; and a set of six for Moscow 1979.

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GROUPS

9180 European Ice Hockey World Championships Set of (3) Winner’s Medals Estimate $300+ Desirable collection of three European Ice Hockey World Championship winner’s medals, including: a gold first-place winner’s medal for the 1955 International Ice Hockey Federation World Ice Hockey Championships held in West Germany, 48 mm, 59 gm, won by Canada; a gold first-place winner’s medal for the 1971 International Ice Hockey Federation World Ice Hockey Championships held in Switzerland, 48 mm, 55 gm, won by the Soviet Union; and a bronze third-place winner’s medal for the Finnish Ice Hockey Championship, 55 mm, 74 gm.

9181 Olympics Credentials Collection Estimate $250+ Collection of six press and visitor credentials for various Olympic Games, including: 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics; 1972 Munich Summer Olympics; 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics; 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics; 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics; and 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

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CONDITIONS OF SALE ANYONE EITHER REGISTERING TO BID OR PLACING A BID (“BIDDER”) ACCEPTS THESE CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ENTERS INTO A LEGALLY, BINDING, ENFORCEABLE AGREEMENT WITH R&R AUCTION COMPANY OF MASSACHUSETTS, LLC (“RR AUCTION,” TOGETHER WITH BIDDER, THE “PARTIES”). The following terms and conditions (“Conditions of Sale”) constitute the sole terms and conditions under which RR Auction will offer for sale and sell the property described in the catalog of items for auction (the “Catalog”). These Conditions of Sale constitute a binding agreement between the Parties with respect to the auction in which Bidder participates (the “Auction”). By bidding at the Auction, whether in person, through an agent or representative, by telephone, facsimile, online, absentee bid, or by any other form of bid or by any other means, Bidder acknowledges the thorough reading and understanding of all of these Conditions of Sale, all descriptions of items in the Catalog, and all matters incorporated herein by reference, and agrees to be fully bound thereby. This acknowledgement is a material term of these Conditions of Sale and of the consideration under which RR Auction agrees to these terms. RR Auction and Auction: This Auction is presented by RR Auction, a d/b/a/ of R&R Auction Company of Massachusetts, LLC, as identified with the applicable licensing information on the title page of the Catalog or on the www. RRauction.com Internet site (“RRauction.com”). The Auction is conducted under these Conditions of Sale. Announcements and corrections from the podium at live auctions and those made through the Conditions of Sale appearing on the Internet at RRauction.com supersede those in the printed Catalog. Bidder: Bidder shall mean the original Bidder on the property offered for sale by RR Auction and not any subsequent owner or other person who may acquire or have acquired an interest therein. If Bidder is an agent, the agency must be disclosed in writing to RR Auction prior to the time of sale, otherwise the benefits of the warranty shall be limited to the agent and not transferable to the undisclosed principal. The rights granted to Bidder under these Conditions of Sale are personal and may not be assigned or transferred to any other person or entity, whether by operation of law or otherwise without the express written assent of RR Auction. Bidder may not transfer, assign, or otherwise convey these Conditions of Sale or any of the rights herein, and such purported transfer, assignment, or conveyance shall be null and void. No third party may rely on any benefit or right conferred on any Bidder by these Conditions of Sale, and no third party is intended as a beneficiary of these Conditions of Sale. Bids will not be accepted from minor persons under eighteen (18) years of age without a parent’s written consent containing an acknowledgment of the Conditions of Sale herein and indicating their agreement to be bound thereby on behalf of the Bidder. All Bidders must meet RR Auction’s qualifications to bid. Any Bidder who is not a client in good standing of RR Auction may be disqualified at RR Auction’s sole option and will not be awarded lots. Such determination may be made by RR Auction in its sole and unlimited discretion, at any time prior to, during, or even after the close of the Auction. RR Auction reserves the right to exclude any person from the Auction. If an entity places a bid, then the person executing the bid on behalf of the entity agrees to personally guarantee payment for any successful bid. By accepting the Conditions of Sale, Bidder personally and unconditionally guarantees payment.

Credit: In order to place bids, Bidders who have not established credit with RR Auction must either furnish satisfactory credit information (including two collectibles-related business references) or supply additional information if requested, well in advance of the Auction. Bidders who are not members of RRAuction.com should pre-register before the close of the Auction to allow adequate time to contact references. Credit will be granted at the discretion of RR Auction. Additionally Bidders who have not previously established credit or who wish to bid in excess of their established credit history may be required to provide their social security number, or the last four digits thereof, so a credit check may be performed prior to RR Auction’s acceptance of a bid. Check writing privileges and immediate delivery of merchandise may also be determined by pre-approval of credit based on a combination of criteria: RRAuction.com history, related industry references, bank verification, a credit bureau report and/or a personal guarantee for a corporate or partnership entity in advance of the Auction venue. Buyer’s Premium: The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual lots sold in timed Auctions (the “Buyer’s Timed Premium”), and a 25% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on live Auctions (the “Buyer’s Live Premium,” together with the Buyer’s Timed Premium, the “Buyer’s Premium”). For payment other than by cash, delivery will not be made unless and until full payment has been received by RR Auction, i.e., check or wired funds have fully cleared. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, signed by RR Auction, payment in full is due within thirteen (13) calendar days of the Auction or within twelve (12) calendar days of the invoice date, whichever is later. All purchases delivered to Massachusetts are subject to applicable Massachusetts sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Bidding: Each Bidder’s determination of its bid should be based upon its own examination of the item(s), rather than the strict reliance as to what is represented in the Catalog, online or elsewhere. In any purchase or sale, the value of the item(s) is determined by the price. THE BIDDER HEREBY ASSUMES ALL RISKS OF VALUATION CONCERNING ANY AND ALL PURCHASES. RR AUCTION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS IN BIDDING. A Bidder should make certain to bid on the correct lot and that the bid is the maximum (plus the Buyer’s Premium) that the Bidder is willing and able to pay. Since other Bidders (by mail, facsimile, online, and in person) will be present, and since a re-offering could damage the momentum of the sale, once the hammer has fallen and RR Auction has announced the winning Bidder, such Bidder is unconditionally bound to pay for the lot, even if the Bidder has made a mistake. All prospective Bidders who examine lots in person prior to the sale shall personally assume all responsibility for any damage they cause in so doing. RR Auction shall have sole discretion in determining the value of the damage caused, which shall be promptly paid by the prospective Bidder. Title to any lot remains with Consignor, any secured party of the Consignor, or assignee of Consignor, as the case may be, until the lot is paid for in full by Bidder. RR Auction reserves the right to require payment in full before delivering any lot to the successful Bidder. It is the Bidder’s responsibility and obligation to have the lots fully insured while in their possession. Bidder assumes any and all RISK OF LOSS once the lot(s) is in Bidder’s possession. Bidder grants to RR Auction or its assigns the right to offset any sums due, or found to be due by RR Auction, and to make such offset from any past, subsequent or future consignment, or items acquired by Bidder in possession or control of RR Auction or from any sums due to Bidder by RR Auction. Bidder further grants RR Auction


a purchase money security interest in such sums or items to the extent applicable, and agrees to execute such documents as may be reasonably necessary to grant RR Auction such security interest. Bidder agrees that RR Auction and its assigns shall be a secured party with respect to items bought by Bidder and in the possession of RR Auction, to the extent of the maximum indebtedness, plus all accrued expenses, until the indebtedness is paid. By bidding in this sale, Bidder personally and unconditionally guarantees payment. The authorized representative of any corporate Bidder who is present at the sale shall provide RR Auction or its agent, prior to the commencement of the bidding (or at the time of registration), with a statement signed by a principal, director or officer that they he or she personally and unconditionally guarantees any payment due RR Auction. RR Auction may at its sole and absolute discretion, make loans or advances to Consignors and/or prospective Bidders. In the event of a successful challenge to the title to any goods purchased pursuant to these Conditions of Sale and the exclusive remedies provided herein, RR Auction agrees to reimburse any Bidder in an amount equal to the successful bid price actually paid by Bidder at auction plus any Buyer’s Premium actually paid, in full and complete satisfaction of all claims, which once tendered by RR Auction, relieves and releases RR Auction from any responsibility whatsoever to the Bidder, even if the instrument is not cashed or is returned. Bidding Options: Non-Internet bids (including but not limited to in-person, facsimile, phone and mail bids) are treated similarly to floor bids in that they must be on-increment. Any in-person, facsimile, phone, or mail bids that do not conform to a full increment will be rounded up or down to the nearest full increment and this revised amount will be considered Bidder’s high bid. When identical mail or facsimile bids are submitted, preference is given to the first received. To ensure the greatest accuracy, written bids should be entered on the standard printed bid sheet and be received at RR Auction’s place of business at least twenty-four (24) hours before the Auction start. RR Auction is not responsible for executing mail bids or facsimile bids received on or after the day the first lot is sold, nor Internet bids submitted after the published closing time; nor is RR Auction responsible for proper execution of bids submitted by telephone, mail, facsimile, e-mail, Internet, or in person once the Auction begins. In all Auctions, bids on an item must raise the current high bid by at least 10%, or as specified on a per-Auction basis. Bids will be accepted in whole dollar amounts only. No “buy” or “unlimited” bids will be accepted. In a live sale, bids on an item can change at the discretion of RR Auction. RR Auction reserves the right to accept or decline any bid. Bids must be for an entire lot and each lot constitutes a separate sale. All bids are per lot unless otherwise announced. Live auction lots will be sold in their numbered sequence unless RR Auction directs otherwise. It is unlawful and illegal for Bidders to collude, pool, or agree with another Bidder to pay less than the fair value for lot(s). For live auctions, RR Auction will have final discretion in the event that any dispute should arise between Bidders. RR Auction will determine the successful Bidder, cancel the sale, or re-offer and resell the lot or lots in dispute. RR Auction will have final discretion to resolve any disputes arising after the sale and in online auctions. If any dispute arises, RR Auction’s sale record is conclusive. Payment: Subject to fulfillment of all of the Conditions of Sale set forth herein, upon the sooner of (1) the passing of title to the offered lot pursuant to these Conditions of Sale, or (2) possession of the offered lot by the Bidder, Bidder thereupon (a) assumes full risk and responsibil-

ity (including without limitation, liability for or damage to frames or glass covering prints, paintings, photos, or other works), and (b) will immediately pay the full purchase price or such part as RR Auction may require. In addition to other remedies available to RR Auction by law, RR Auction reserves the right to impose from the date of sale a late charge of 1.5% per month of the total purchase price if payment is not made in accordance with the conditions set forth herein. All property must be removed from RR Auction’s premises by the Bidder at his/her expense not later than thirty (30) business days following its sale and, if it is not so removed, RR Auction may send the purchased property to a public warehouse for the account, at the risk and expense of the Bidder. Payment is due upon closing of the Auction session, or upon presentment of an invoice. RR Auction reserves the right to void an invoice if payment in full is not received within thirteen (13) calendar days of the Auction or within twelve (12) calendar days of the invoice date. In cases of nonpayment, RR Auction’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay RR Auction its fees (seller’s and Buyer’s Premium) on the lot and any other damages pertaining to the lot. All sales are strictly for cash in United States dollars (including U.S. currency, bank wire, cashier checks, eChecks, and bank money orders), and are subject to all reporting requirements. All deliveries are subject to good funds; funds being received in RR Auction’s account before delivery of the Purchases; and all payments are subject to a clearing period. RR Auction reserves the right to determine if a check constitutes “good funds”: checks drawn on a U.S. bank are subject to a ten (10) calendar day hold, and ten (10) business days when drawn on an international bank. Clients with pre-arranged credit status may receive immediate credit for payments via e-Check, personal or corporate checks. In the event that a Bidder’s payment is dishonored upon presentment(s), Bidder shall pay the maximum statutory processing fee set by applicable state law. If Bidder attempts to pay via check and the financial institution denies the transfer from Bidder’s bank account, or the payment cannot be completed using the selected funding source, Bidder agrees to complete payment. If RR Auction refers any invoice to an attorney for collection, the Bidder agrees to pay attorney’s fees, court costs, and other collection costs incurred by RR Auction. If RR Auction assigns collection to its house counsel, such attorney’s time expended on the matter shall be compensated at a rate comparable to the hourly rate of independent attorneys. RR Auction shall have a lien against the merchandise purchased by the Bidder to secure payment of the Auction invoice. RR Auction is further granted a lien and the right to retain possession of any other property of the Bidder then held by RR Auction or its affiliates to secure payment of any Auction invoice or any other amounts due RR Auction or affiliates from the Bidder. With respect to these lien rights, RR Auction shall have all the rights of a secured creditor, including but not limited to the right of sale. In addition, with respect to payment of the Auction invoice(s), the Bidder waives any and all rights of offset he might otherwise have against RR Auction and the consignor of the merchandise included on the invoice (the “Consignor”). If a Bidder owes RR Auction or its affiliates on any account, RR Auction and its affiliates shall have the right to offset such unpaid account by any credit balance due Bidder, and it may secure by possessory lien any unpaid amount by any of the Bidder’s property in their possession. All checks, cashiers checks, bank checks, or money orders are payable to R&R Auction Company of Massachusetts, LLC. Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges: Bidder is liable for shipping and handling. RR Auction is unable to


combine purchases from other auctions or affiliates into one package for shipping purposes. Lots won will be shipped in a commercially reasonable time after payment in good funds for the merchandise and the shipping fees is received or credit extended, except when third-party shipment occurs. Bidder agrees that service and handling charges related to shipping items which are not pre-paid may be charged to a credit card on file with RR Auction. Successful international Bidders shall provide written shipping instructions, including specified Customs declarations, to RR Auction for any lots to be delivered outside of the United States. NOTE: Declaration value shall be the item’(s) hammer price and RR Auction shall use the correct harmonized code for the lot. Domestic Bidders on lots designated for third-party shipment must designate the common carrier, accept risk of loss, and prepay shipping costs. Title: Title shall not pass to the successful Bidder until all invoices are paid in full. It is the responsibility of the Bidder to provide adequate insurance coverage for the items once they have been delivered to a common carrier or third-party shipper. Rights Reserved: RR Auction reserves the right to withdraw any lot before or at the time of the Auction, and/or to postpone the Auction of all or any lots or parts thereof, for any reason. RR Auction shall not be liable to any Bidder in the event of such withdrawal or postponement under any circumstances. RR Auction reserves the right to refuse to accept bids from anyone. Conducting the Auction: RR Auction reserves the right to postpone the Auction or any session thereof for a reasonable period of time for any reason whatsoever, and no Bidder or prospective Bidder shall have any claim as a result thereof, including consequential damages. RR Auction’s Discretion: RR Auction shall determine opening bids and bidding increments. RR Auction has the right in its absolute discretion to reject any bid in the event of dispute between Bidders or if RR Auction has doubt as to the validity of any bid, to advance the bidding at its absolute discretion and to determine the successful Bidder in the event of a dispute between Bidders, to continue the bidding or to reoffer and resell the lot in question. In the event of a dispute after the sale, RR Auction’s record of final sale shall be conclusive. RR Auction also may reject any bid if RR Auction decides either that any bid is below the reserve of the lot or article or that an advance is insufficient. Unless otherwise announced by RR Auction at the time of sale, no lots may be divided for the purpose of sale. Reserves: Lots may be subject to a reserve which is the confidential minimum price below which the lot will not be sold. Consignors may not bid on their own lots or property. RR Auction may, from time to time, bid on items that it does not own. Off-Site Bidding: Bidding by telephone, facsimile, online, or absentee bidding (advance written bids submitted by mail) are offered solely as a convenience and permitted subject to advance arrangements, availability, and RR Auction’s approval which shall be exercised at RR Auction’s sole discretion. Neither RR Auction nor its agents or employees shall be held liable for the failure to execute bids or for errors relating to any transmission or execution thereof. In order to be considered for off-site bidding in any manner, Bidders must comply with all of these Conditions of Sale and the terms contained on the Registration Form. RR Auction’s Remedies: Failure of the Bidder to comply with any of these Conditions of Sale or the terms of the Registration Form is an event of default. In such

event, RR Auction may, in addition to any other available remedies specifically including the right to hold the defaulting Bidder liable for the Purchase Price or to charge and collect from the defaulting Bidder’s credit or debit accounts as provided for elsewhere herein: (a) cancel the sale, retaining any payment made by the Bidder as damages (the Bidder understands and acknowledges that RR Auction will be substantially damaged should such default occur, and that damages under sub-part (a) are necessary to compensate RR Auction for such damages); (b) resell the property without reserve at public auction or privately; (c) charge the Bidder interest on the Purchase Price at the rate of one and one-half percent (1.5%) per month or the highest allowable interest rate; (d) take any other action that RR Auction, in its sole discretion, deems necessary or appropriate to preserve and protect RR Auction’s rights and remedies. Should RR Auction resell the property, the original defaulting Bidder shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs and expenses associated there with, including but not limited to warehousing, sales-related expenses, reasonable attorney fees and court costs, commissions, incidental damages and any other charges due hereunder which were not collected or collectable. In the event that such Bidder is the successful Bidder on more than one lot and pays less than the purchase price for the total lots purchased, RR Auction shall apply the payment received to such lot or lots that RR Auction, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate. If RR Auction does not exercise such discretion, the lots to which the payment shall be applied will be in descending order from the highest purchase price to the lowest. Any Bidder failing to comply with these Conditions of Sale shall be deemed to have granted RR Auction a security interest in, and RR Auction may retain as collateral such security for such Bidder’s obligations to RR Auction, any property in RR Auction’s possession owned by such Bidder. RR Auction shall have the benefit of all rights of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.) as adopted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Warranties: RR Auction does not provide any warranties to Bidders, whether expressed or implied, beyond those expressly provided in these Conditions of Sale. All property and lots are sold “as is” and “where is”. By way of illustration rather than limitation, neither RR Auction nor the Consignor makes any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to merchantability or fitness for intended use, condition of the property (including any condition report), correctness of description, origin, measurement, quality, rarity, importance, exhibition, relevance, attribution, source, provenance, date, authorship, condition, culture, genuineness, value, or period of the property. Additionally, neither RR Auction nor the Consignor makes any representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to whether the Bidder acquires rights in copyright or other intellectual property (including exhibition or reproduction rights) or whether the property is subject to any limitations or other rights. RR Auction does not make any representation or warranty as to title. All descriptions, photographs, illustrations, and terminology including but not limited to words describing condition (including any condition reports requested by Bidder, see also Terminology), authorship, period, culture, source, origin, measurement, quality, rarity, provenance, importance, exhibition, and relevance, used in the Catalog, bill of sale, invoice, or anywhere else, represent a good faith effort made by RR Auction to fairly represent the lots and property offered for sale as to origin, date, condition, and other information contained therein; they are statements of opinion only. They are not representations or warranties and Bidder agrees and acknowledges that he or she shall not rely on them in determining whether or not to bid or for what price. Price estimates (which are determined well in advance of the Auction and are therefore subject to revision) and condition reports are provided solely as a convenience to Bidders and are not intended nor shall they be relied on by Bidders as statements, representations or warranties of actual value or predictions of final bid prices. Bidders are accorded the opportunity to inspect the lots and to otherwise satisfy themselves as to the nature and sufficiency of each lot


prior to bidding, and RR Auction urges Bidders to avail themselves accordingly. All lots sold by RR Auction are accompanied by an Auction Certificate (“AC”). On any lot presented with an AC issued by RR Auction, the certification is only as to its attribution to the person or entity described or to the lot’s usage and only as explicitly stated therein (the “Certification of Authenticity”), to the exclusion of any other warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to those pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code. The Certification of Authenticity inures only to the original Bidder (as shown in RR Auction’s records). Bidder may not transfer, assign, or otherwise convey the Certification of Authenticity, and such purported transfer, assignment, or conveyance shall be null and void. The Certification of Authenticity is valid from date of the Auction in which Bidder was awarded the lot (the “Auction Date”) until five (5) years after the Auction Date, without exception. FIREARMS. RR Auction complies with all Federal and State rules and regulations relating to the purchasing, registration and shipping of firearms. A Bidder is required to provide appropriate documents and the payment of associated fees, if any. Bidder is responsible for providing a shipping address that is suitable for the receipt of a firearm. Limitation of Damages: In the event that RR Auction is prevented for any reason from delivering any property to Bidder, or Bidder is otherwise dissatisfied with the performance of RR Auction, the liability, if any, of RR Auction, shall be limited to, and shall not exceed, the amount actually paid for the property by Bidder. In no event shall RR Auction be liable for incidental, special, indirect, exemplary or consequential damages of any kind, including but not limited to loss of profits, value of investment or opportunity cost. Unauthorized Statements: Under no circumstances is any employee, agent or representative of RR Auction authorized by RR Auction to modify, amend, waive or contradict any of these Conditions of Sale, any term or condition set forth on a registration form, any warranty or limitation or exclusion of warranty, any term or condition in either the Registration Form or these Terms and Conditions regarding payment requirements, including but not limited to due date, manner of payment, and what constitutes payment in full, or any other term or condition contained in any documents issued by RR Auction unless such modification, amendment, waiver or contradiction is contained in a writing signed by all parties. Any statements, oral or written, made by employees, agents or representatives of RR Auction to Bidder, including statements regarding specific lots, even if such employee, agent or representative represents that such statement is authorized, unless reduced to a writing signed by all parties, are statements of personal opinion only and are not binding on RR Auction, and under no circumstances shall be relied upon by Bidder as a statement, representation or warranty of RR Auction. Bidder’s Remedies: Under no circumstance will RR Auction incur liability to a Bidder in excess of the purchase price actually paid. This section sets forth the sole and exclusive remedies of Bidder in conformity with the Warranties and Limitation of Damages provisions of these Conditions of Sale, and is expressly in lieu of any other rights or remedies which might be available to Bidder by law. The Bidder hereby accepts the benefit of the Consignor’s warranty of title and any other representations and warranties made by the Consignor for the Bidder’s benefit. In the event that Bidder demonstrates in writing, in the sole discretion of RR Auction, that there was a breach of the Consignor’s warranty of title concerning a lot purchased by Bidder, RR Auction shall make demand upon the Consignor to pay to Bidder the Purchase Price (including any premiums, taxes, or other

amounts paid or due to RR Auction). Should the Consignor not pay the Purchase Price to Bidder within thirty days after such demand, RR Auction shall disclose the identity of the Consignor to Bidder and assign to Bidder all of RR Auction’s rights against the Consignor with respect to such lot or property. Upon such disclosure and assignment, all responsibility and liability, if any, of RR Auction with respect to said lot or property shall automatically terminate. RR Auction shall be entitled to retain the premiums and other amounts paid to RR Auction - this remedy is as to the Consignor only. The rights and remedies provided herein are for the original Bidder only and they may not be assigned or relied upon by any transferee or assignee under any circumstances. If Bidder wishes to challenge the AC within the period of the Certification of Authenticity, Bidder must present written evidence that the lot is not authentic as determined by a known expert in the field. If RR Auction agrees that the lot is not as represented, Bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be a refund of their purchase price, with no other costs, liabilities or amounts recoverable. If RR Auction does not agree with the claim by Bidder, then the Parties shall follow the dispute resolution procedures of these Conditions of Sale. Any such challenge concerning an AC or Certification of Authenticity must, without any exception, be brought within one (1) year of Bidder’s notice to RR Auction of Bidder’s contention that the lot was not authentic, or six (6) years from the Auction Date, whichever is sooner. If the description of any lot in the Catalog is materially incorrect (e.g., gross cataloging error), the lot is returnable if returned within five (5) calendar days of receipt, and received by RR Auction no later than twenty-one (21) calendar days after the Auction Date. If there is any discrepancy between the description in the Catalog and the AC, then the description in the AC shall control. This paragraph shall constitute Bidder’s sole right with respect to the return of items, and no refunds shall be given for any items not returned to and received by RR Auction. NO RETURN OR REFUND OF ANY AUCTION LOT WILL BE CONSIDERED EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THESE CONDITIONS OF SALE. RR Auction’s Additional Services: For Bidders who do not remove purchased property from RR Auction’s premises, RR Auction, in its sole discretion and solely as a service and accommodation to Bidders, may arrange to have purchased lots packed, insured and forwarded at the sole request, expense, and risk of Bidder. RR Auction assumes no and disclaims all responsibility and liability for acts or omissions in such packing or shipping by RR Auction or other packers and carriers, whether or not recommended by RR Auction. RR Auction assumes no and disclaims all responsibility and liability for damage to frames, glass or other breakable items. Where RR Auction arranges and bills for such services via invoice, RR Auction will include an administration charge. Headings: Headings are for convenience only and shall not be used to interpret the substantive sections to which they refer. Entire Agreement: These Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the parties together with the terms and conditions contained in the Registration Form. They may not be amended, modified or superseded except in a signed writing executed by all parties. No oral or written statement by anyone employed by RR Auction or acting as agent or representative of RR Auction may amend, modify, waive or supersede the terms herein unless such amendment, waiver or modification is contained in a writing signed by all parties. If any section of these Conditions of Sale or any term or provision of any section is held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable by any court


of competent jurisdiction, the remaining sections or terms and provisions of a section shall continue in full force and effect without being impaired or invalidated in any way. Governing Law and Enforcement The Parties agree that any agreements between the Parties including but not limited to these Conditions of Sale are entered into in Boston, Massachusetts, no matter where Bidder is situated and no matter by what means or where Bidder was informed of the Auction and regardless of whether catalogs, materials, or other communications were received by Bidder in another location. The Parties agree that these Conditions of Sale, and any other related agreement(s) are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard for its conflict of laws principles. The Parties agree that any dispute related to or arising out of these Conditions of Sale, or related to or arising out of any other related agreement(s) shall be submitted to confidential binding arbitration (the “Arbitration”) before a single Arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”). The Parties agree that the Arbitration shall be conducted pursuant to the commercial rules of the AAA. In the event that the Parties cannot agree on the selection of the Arbitrator, then the Arbitrator shall be selected by the AAA. The prevailing Party in the Arbitration shall be entitled to recover all of its related costs, whether before or after the formal institution of the Arbitration, including but not limited to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and, if RR Auction prevails, the Buyer’s Premium as defined in these Conditions of Sale. The Parties agree that Bidder shall have no right to recover consequential or indirect damages, or lost profits damages. The Parties consent to the enforcement of the decision in the Arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act in either the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Except as provided in Bidder’s Remedies with regard to the Certification of Authenticity, any dispute, claim, cause of action related to or arising out of these Conditions of Sale or any other agreement(s) between the Parties must be brought within one (1) year of the acts, omissions or circumstances giving rise to the alleged claim, without exceptions. This provision is intended as a full, complete and absolute release of any claims after one (1) year of such acts, omissions or circumstances. The Parties agree further that these waiver provisions are intended to be binding on all parties in the event of any dispute, specifically including but not limited to third party claims and cross-actions brought by either RR Auction or Bidder. These provisions are consideration for the execution of these Conditions of Sale. The Bidder hereby agrees that RR Auction shall be entitled to present these Conditions of Sale to a court in any jurisdiction other than set forth in this paragraph as conclusive evidence of the Parties’ agreement, and the Parties further agree that the court shall immediately dismiss any action filed in such jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, RR Auction may, in its sole discretion, enforce its rights pursuant to these Conditions of Sale in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rather than in an Arbitration related to or arising out of any Auction of an item sold for less than $10,000. This right shall relate to the individual item price, such that RR Auction may, in its sole discretion, enforce its rights pursuant to these Conditions of Sale in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rather than in an Arbitration for items that in the aggregate exceed $10,000. The prevailing Party in such a proceeding shall be entitled to recover all of its related costs, whether before or after the formal institution of the proceeding, including but not limited to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and, if RR Auction prevails, the Buyer’s Premium as defined in these Conditions of Sale. This right of enforcement is unique to RR Auction, and these Conditions of Sale are a waiver by the Bidder of any right to enforcement or adjudication outside of an Arbitration.

CONDUCT OF AUCTION Estimate Prices: In addition to descriptive information, each item in the Catalog sometimes includes a price range which reflects opinion as to the price expected at auction (the “Estimate Prices”). In other instances, Estimate Prices can be obtained by calling RR Auction at (603) 7324280. The Estimate Prices are based upon various factors including prices recently paid at auction for comparable property, condition, rarity, quality, history and provenance. Estimate Prices are prepared well in advance of the sale and subject to revision. Estimates do not include the Buyer’s Premium or sales tax (see under separate heading). Owned or Guaranteed Property: RR Auction generally offers property consigned by others for sale at public auction; in very limited occasion, lots are offered that are the property of RR Auction. Before the Auction: Bidder may attend pre-sale viewing for all of RR Auction’s auctions at no charge. All property to be auctioned is usually on view for several days prior to the sale. Bidder is encouraged to examine lots thoroughly. Bidder may also request condition reports (see below). RR Auction’s staff are available at viewings and by appointment. Maximum Bids – All Auctions: To maximize Bidder’s chance of winning, RR Auction strongly encourages the use of maximum bids. RR Auction will then bid for Bidder until the lot reaches Bidder’s specified maximum. Maximum bids are strictly confidential. Placing arbitrary, non-incremental bids on lots with prior maximum bids may result in these lots being sold for less than 10% above the under Bidder’s bid. Successful Bids: The fall of RR Auction’s hammer indicates the final bid. RR Auction will record the paddle number of the Bidder. If Bidder’s salesroom or absentee bid is successful, Bidder will be notified after the sale by mailed or emailed invoice. Unsold Lots: If a lot does not reach the reserve, it is bought-in. In other words, it remains unsold and is returned to the Consignor. RR Auction has the right to sell certain unsold items after the close of the Auction. Such lots shall be considered sold during the Auction and all these Terms and Conditions shall apply to such sales including but not limited to the Buyer’s Premium, return rights, and disclaimers. Bidding—Timed Auction: Bidder may open, monitor, and/or raise bids at any time before the close of a lot through www.rrauction.com. RR Auction offers a callback service the day of the Auction, but Bidder is responsible for supplying a correct telephone number(s) where Bidder can be reached until the Auction closes. Bidder must request this service in writing. RR Auction will make reasonable efforts to ensure that Bidders who request a callback are contacted if outbid; however, RR Auction does not guarantee this service and it is merely a courtesy and not an enforceable right. The auctioneer may also execute a bid on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve, either by entering a bid in response to salesroom, telephone or absentee bids. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place any bid on behalf of the consignor above the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. To ensure proper registration, those Bidders intending to bid via the Internet must visit www.RRauction.com and register accordingly at least one full day prior to the actual auction. Winning bidders will be notified by RR Auction. RR Auction is not responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids.


Any Bidder may bid on any lot prior to 6 pm EST/EDT. At that time, an extended bidding period goes into effect. If Bidder has not bid on a lot before 6 pm EST/EDT, Bidder may not bid on that lot after 6 pm EST/EDT. Only those Bidders who have placed bids on a lot before 6 pm EST/EDT will be allowed to bid on that lot after 6 pm EST/EDT. If Bidder is the only Bidder on a lot at 6 pm EST/EDT, that lot is awarded to Bidder. During the extended bidding period, a lot will remain open only to those who bid on that lot prior to 6 pm EST/ EDT. All lots WITHOUT an opening bid at 6 pm EST/EDT will remain OPEN to ALL Bidders until 7 pm EST/EDT or until they receive their first bid. These lots will close immediately upon receipt of a bid or at 7 pm EST/EDT, whichever comes first. For all lots that are active after 7 pm EST/EDT, bidding will remain open until 30 minutes pass without a bid being placed on THAT lot (the “30 Minute Rule”). The 30 Minute Rule is applied on a PER LOT BASIS; each lot in the Auction closes individually based on bidding activity after 7 pm EST/ EDT. On a PER LOT BASIS, the 30 minute timer will reset each time a bid is placed after 7 pm EST/EDT. If Bidder is the high Bidder, raising Bidder’s maximum bid will NOT reset the timer. RR Auction reserves the right to close the Auction at any time at its sole discretion. Bidding - Internet – Live Auction: Bidder may open, monitor, and/or raise bids at any time before the close of a lot through www.rrauction.com. RR Auction offers a callback service the day of the Auction, but Bidder is responsible for supplying a correct telephone number(s) where Bidder can be reached until the Auction closes. Bidder must request this service in writing. RR Auction will make reasonable efforts to ensure that Bidders who request a callback are contacted if outbid; however, RR Auction does not guarantee this service and it is merely a courtesy and not an enforceable right. To ensure proper registration, those Bidders intending to bid via the Internet must visit www.RRauction.com and register accordingly at least one full day prior to the actual auction. Winning bidders will be notified by RR Auction. RR Auction is not responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. Property is auctioned in consecutive numerical order, as it appears in the catalog. The auctioneer will accept bids from those present in the salesroom or absentee bidders participating by telephone, internet or by written bid left with RR Auction in advance of the auction. The auctioneer may also execute a bid on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve, either by entering a bid in response to salesroom, telephone or absentee bids. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place any bid on behalf of the consignor above the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. During live Auctions, internet bids can be placed in real time through one or more of the following Third Party services: www.liveauctioneers.com, www.invaluable.com and www.icollector.com. RR Auction is not responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids. RR Auction treats any third-party site bids as floor or telephone bids. Floor bids and telephone bids are always considered first over third party sites bids, and floor bids are considered earlier than telephone bids. All RR Auction lots purchased through the third party sites carry an additional Buyer’s Premium. Miscellaneous: Agreements between Bidders and Consignors to effectuate a nonsale of an item at Auction, inhibit bidding on a consigned item to enter into a private sale agreement for said item, or to utilize RR Auction’s Auction to obtain sales for non-selling consigned items subsequent to the Auction, are strictly prohibited. If a subsequent sale of a previously consigned item occurs in violation of this provision, RR Auction reserves the right to charge Bidder the applicable Buyer’s

Premium and Consignor a Seller’s Commission as determined for each auction venue and by the terms of the seller’s agreement. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions qualifies Bidder as a client who has consented to be contacted by RR Auction in the future. In conformity with “do-not-call” regulations promulgated by the Federal or State regulatory agencies, participation by the Bidder is affirmative consent to being contacted at the phone number shown in his application and this consent shall remain in effect until it is revoked in writing. RR Auction may from time to time contact Bidder concerning sale, purchase, and auction opportunities available. Rules of Construction: RR Auction presents properties in a number of collectible fields, and as such, specific venues have promulgated supplemental Terms and Conditions. Nothing herein shall be construed to waive the general Conditions of Sale by these additional rules and shall be construed to give force and effect to the rules in their entirety.

GLOSSARY OF CONDITION TERMS FOR DECADES, RR AUCTION HAS LED THE INDUSTRY IN PROVIDING AN ACCURATE AND DETAILED CONDITION STATEMENT FOR EACH ITEM THAT WE SELL. STARTING IN 2016 WE’VE DECIDED TO TAKE A FRESH APPROACH TO DESCRIBING EACH ITEM’S CONDITION. As our website and catalog images continually improve, and bidders can see obvious details from those excellent images, we’ve decided to simplify things, using the same terminology to describe an item’s overall condition (on an ascending scale of 1 to 4: good, very good, fine, very fine), but only adding specific details, if any, that would not be obvious from the illustration. VERY FINE describes an item in virtually flawless condition, and is used sparingly for items of exceptionally attractive appearance. FINE is the most common statement of condition, and applies to most items that we offer. It describes items that show expected handling wear, generally acceptable random flaws (such as light creases, small bends, etc.), and an overall appearance that is pleasing to the majority of collectors. VERY GOOD describes an item that exhibits more moderate flaws (such as toning, light staining, professional reinforcements or repairs, etc.). Most collectors would be comfortable with items in very good condition, and this would be the expected condition for many formats (early presidential documents, for example). GOOD describes an item with obvious visible flaws, including heavy wear, missing portions, or repairs that affect appearance; generally items in this condition are offered only if an item is otherwise exceedingly rare or important. Of course we’re more than happy to provide more in-depth information about any item via phone or email. We hope this new system will make for easier reading and a more pleasant bidding experience.


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OLYMPIC medals & artifacts WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS OF QUALITY

Sold for $47,000* Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal

WORLD RECORD PRICES

Sold for $55,000* London 2012 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal

Sold for $46,000* Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Torch

*Buyers premium is included in the price shown

In the summer of 2017, RR plans on breaking more records for Olympic artifacts! Consign today and experience our remarkable results. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CONSIGNING TO OUR UPCOMING AUCTION? Please contact us by phone +1 (603) 732-4280 or by email Bobby@RRAuction.com Rare. Remarkable.

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RR Auction: January 2017 Olympic Auction