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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.


OLYMPICS AUCTION Bidding closes January 20

Boasting an unprecedented selection of winner’s medals, rare torches, and outstanding ephemera, RR Auction’s January 2022 Olympic auction is set to be a record-breaker. Highlights include Daniel Frank’s St. Louis 1904 Olympics silver winner’s medal for long jump; a rare torch from the first Winter Olympics relay at Oslo; an exceedingly rare gold medal for ‘Ice Hockey’ from the Lillehammer Winter Games; and silver medals from London, Nagano, Garmisch, and Torino. The nearly 200-item sale is bolstered by assorted participation medals, badges, and other interesting collectibles from Olympics past. Join us as we make history selling history in January 2022.

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1896 6001. Ancient Olympic Games Coin: Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II.

Ancient Olympic Games bronze coin: Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II, ‘A’ Control Mark, 359-336 BC. 19 mm, 6 gm. The front shows a young male head, his hair bound with taenia, facing right; the reverse shows a youthful horseman advancing right, with an ‘A’ control mark beneath the horse. Encapsulated by NGC Ancients and graded ‘F’ with Strike 4/5 and Surface 3/5.Philip (359-336 BC), the father of Alexander the Great, won in 356 BC the race for horses with rider at Olympia. Philip, and other owners, did not participate in person, but a jockey drove in their place; nevertheless the owners were proclaimed as victors. Four years later he won with a two-horse chariot. He celebrated his victory with coins and by building a tholos at Olympia, where Alexander later put up statues of himself and of his family. The bronze series of this type is extensive and differentiated principally by the different symbols and letters which appear on the reverse and occasionally on the obverse. These symbols and letters, known as control marks, were used to identify the officials responsible for a particular issue of coinage.Starting Bid $100

Extremely rare second-place winner’s medal from the first modern Olympic Games

6002. Athens 1896 Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal. Winner’s medal issued for the Athens 1896 Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm, 60 gm, by Jules Clement Chaplain. The front depicts a relief portrait of Zeus holding Nike, the goddess of Victory, in the palm of his hand, with text along left side, “Olympia”; the reverse bears a detailed view of the Acropolis of Athens topped by the Parthenon, with raised Greek characters to upper and lower portion (translated), “International Olympic Games in Athens, 1896.” Stamped “Bronze” on the edge. At the inaugural modern Olympiad, first-place winners were awarded silver medals and second-place finishers earned these bronze prizes; there was no award for a third-place result. Any winner’s medal from the historic debut of the Olympic Games remain exceedingly rare—this being just the second we have ever offered—and are among the most sought-after accolades in the realm of sport. Starting Bid $5000

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6003. Athens 1896 Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. Participation medal issued for the Athens 1896 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. A decidedly clean example. Starting Bid $200

6004. Athens 1896 Olympics Gilt Bronze Participation Medal. Participation medal issued for the Athens 1896

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. Includes its rare and luxurious original purple cloth presentation case. An uncommon and desirable medal given the sheer historical significance of the Olympiad and how so few examples were ultimately struck. Starting Bid $300

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6005. Ellery Clark’s Collection of (42) Athletic Medals.

Impressive collection of 42 athletic medals presented to American track and field athlete Ellery Clark (1874-1949), who was the first modern Olympic champion in high jump and long jump, and the only person to have won both Olympic events, doing so at the Athens 1896 Summer Olympics. Deriving from the estate of his son and namesake, Ellery H. Clark, Jr., this medal collection dates from 1895 to 1931 and contains accolades from a variety of early New York and New England area athletic events held by the Boston Athletic Association, the New England AAAU, the New England Association Amateur Athletic Union, the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, and more. Included with the collection is a three-ring ‘scrapbook’ binder containing various newspaper articles, photographs, and other ephemera related to Clark’s athletic career, which is highlighted an original photograph of Clark’s muscular bareback, annotated below, “Back development, after winning All around Championship 1903.” In overall fine condition. A complete detailed list of the medals is available online.Starting Bid $200

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6006. Ellery Harding Clark, 1896 Athens Olympic Champion: First Edition of Reminiscences of an Athlete. Uncommon book: Reminiscences of an Athlete: Twenty Years on Track and Field by Ellery H. Clark. First edition. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. Hardcover, 5 x 7.5, 196 pages. In fine condition, with toning to spine, some spotting to upper textblock, and an ownership signature and bookplate inner front cover and flyleaf. An American track and field athlete and a writer, Clark (1874-1949) was the first modern Olympic champion in high jump and long jump, and the only person to have won both Olympic events; he did so at the Athens 1896 Summer Olympics. He was inducted into the USATF Hall of Fame in 1991. Starting Bid $125

6007. Robert Garrett, 1896 Athens Olympic Champion: Book from His Personal Library. Book from the

personal library of first modern Olympic Games champion Robert Garrett—Lee at Appomattox and Other Papers by Charles Francis Adams. First edition. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1902. Hardcover, 5.25 x 8, 387 pages. The reverse of the first free end page bears Garrett’s ownership initials and date, “R. G., July 1902,” and the front pastedown features his affixed personal bookplate. In fine condition, with slight wear to spine. Starting Bid $200

6008. Paris 1900 Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal for Shooting. Win-

ner’s medal issued for the Paris 1900 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 shooting, “Concours de Tir, VIIme Concours National [7th National Shooting Competition]” and depicts a victorious athlete upon a podium with a stadium and the Acropolis in the background. Stamped “Bronze” on an edge. A very attractive, extremely well-preserved winner’s medal from the second modern Olympiad. Starting Bid $200

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6009. Paris 1900 Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal for Gymnastics.

Winner’s medal issued for the Paris 1900 Olympics. Silver, 42 mm x 60 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 physical exercises and sports, “Exercices Physiques et Sports,” and depicts a victorious athlete upon a podium with a stadium and the Acropolis in the background. Stamped “Argent” on an edge. A highly attractive solid silver winner’s medal from the second Summer Olympiad. Starting Bid $200

6010. Paris 1900 Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal for Pigeon Racing. Winner’s medal issued for the Paris 1900 Olympics. Bronze, 42 mm x 60 mm, 52 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 carrier pigeon competition, “Concours de Pigeons Voyageurs,” and depicts a victorious athlete upon a podium with a stadium and the Acropolis in the background. Stamped “Bronze” on an edge. Medal bears a few light marks and the reverse features discoloration to the left side. This unique winner’s medal is for the pigeon racing event, which, along with other events like angling, ballooning, cannon shooting, fire fighting, and kite flying, was not formally recognized by the IOC. Pigeons were also used as live targets in the shooting events, during which nearly 300 birds were killed. The Paris 1900 Games was the first and last Olympiad in history to use live animals as targets. Starting Bid $200

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6011. Paris 1900 Olympics (3) Stereoscopic Photographs of Gymnastics. Three stereoscopic photograph cards from the Paris 1900 Olympics, each measuring 7 x 3.5 and containing two stereo images from the ‘Concours de Gymnastique’ or gymnastics competition. In overall fine condition, with some light scuffs and spotting. Starting Bid $200

The rarest of all Olympic participation medals

6012. St. Louis 1904 Olympics Athlete’s Participation Medal/Badge. Extremely rare athlete’s participation medal issued for the St. Louis 1904 Olympics. Copper, 40 mm, 31 gm, by Dieges & Clust, New York. The front, inscribed, “Olympic Games, St. Louis, USA, 1904,” features an idealized nude athlete mid-stride with a laurel branch in his hand; the reverse features the lengthy text, “1803, Universal Exposition Commemorating the Olympic Games, 1904, Physical Culture Department, Frederick J. V. Skiff, Director of Exhibits,” encircled by ivy leaves with the shield emblems of St. Louis, France, and USA. This particular medal is without an upper loop and bears an entirely plain edge, traits indicative of medals presented to participating athletes. The 1904 St. Louis is the rarest and most coveted of all Olympic participation medals. Starting Bid $1000

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Elusive silver medal from the historic III Olympiad

6013. Daniel Frank’s St. Louis 1904 Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal. Rare winner’s medal

issued to American athlete Daniel Frank for his second-place finish in the running broad jump (long jump) at the St. Louis 1904 Olympics. Silver, 39 mm, 39 gm (51 gm with bar and chain), designed and minted by Dieges & Clust, New York. The front, inscribed “Olympiad, 1904,” depicts a victorious athlete holding a wreath in front of an ancient Greek athlete frieze and the Acropolis. The reverse pictures a Standing Nike and bust of Zeus, engraved with the event’s name within a wreath, “Running Broad Jump.” The medal, the top of which has been soldered a small metal loop, is suspended from its original silver bar, featuring raised text, “1904, Universal Exposition, Olympic Games, St. Louis.” Likewise, the silver bar features two small metal loops soldered to its upper corners, from which a short chain with clasp has been applied. Includes a period leather case for the medal, and an impressive period leather scrapbook, 12.75˝ x 18˝, roughly 80 leaves, dating between December 1900 and September 1912, containing well over one hundred fragile newspaper clippings related to Frank’s athletic exploits. A Jewish member of the New West Side Athletic Club in New York City, Dan Frank (1882-1965) made the United States’ track and field team at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics and competed in the long jump (then called the broad jump). During the competition, Frank won the silver medal with a leap of 22´ 7 3/4˝ (6.89 m), finishing second to fellow American Myer Prinstein, who set the Olympic record with a jump of 24´ 1˝ (7.34 m) and exacted revenge on Frank who had recently bested him at the 1904 Metropolitan AAU Championships. Modified by its recipient to be worn and displayed with pride, this marvelous early Olympic winner’s medal is only the second we have offered from the historic III Olympiad.Starting Bid $5000

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1906 6014. Daniel Frank’s Lot of (6) Athletic Medals Appealing lot of six early 20th century athletic medals from the personal collection of American athlete Daniel Frank, who won the silver medal in the long jump at the St. Louis 1904 Summer Olympics. The four silver medals: (2) USAC for the 60 yd dash (no year) and 75 yd dash (1901) 1904 NWFAC for the 440 yd run 1908 Spanish War Veteran Athletic Games for 3rd place mile relay The two bronze medals: 1903 Allied Spanish War Veteran Athletic Games for the 300 yd run 1904 Junior Championship at the Metropolitan Association of the AAU of the US 100 yd run In overall fine condition. Frank’s aforenamed St. Louis 1904 silver medal is being offered as Lot 6013. Starting Bid $200

6015. Athens 1906 Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. 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. Starting Bid $200

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6016. Athens 1906 Intercalated Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal. Remarkable winner’s medal issued for the Athens 1906 Intercalated Olympics. Gilt silver, 50 mm, 63.5 gm, by Jules Clement Chaplain, Paris. The front features a portrait of Zeus holding Nike, the goddess of victory; the reverse features a view of Athens within a Greek legend. Stamped “Argent” on the edge. Upper portion features a high quality loop applied shortly after the games; these were added so that the athlete could proudly display their medal in public or during special occasions. Medal bears slight wear to gilt. The winner’s medals for the 1906 Athens Games share the same design as the Athens Olympics from 1896, with the ceremony year serving as the lone distinction. The 1906 Athens Games were considered the Olympics by the press and participants, which included 854 athletes from 20 countries, but they were never officially sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. Only the second gold medal from the 1906 games that we have ever offered. Starting Bid $500

6017. Athens 1906 Intercalated Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal. Sought-after winner’s medal issued for the Athens 1906 Intercalated Olympics. Silver, 50 mm, 58 gm, by Jules Clement Chaplain. The front depicts a relief portrait of Zeus holding Nike, the goddess of Victory, in the palm of his hand, with text along left side, “Olympia”; the reverse bears a detailed view of the Acropolis of Athens topped by the Parthenon, with raised Greek characters to upper and lower portion (translated), “International Olympic Games in Athens, 1906.” Stamped “Argent” on the edge. Complete with original round presentation box. The winner’s medals for the 1906 Athens Games share the same design as the Athens Olympics from 1896, with the ceremony year serving as the lone distinction. The 1906 Athens Games were considered the Olympics by the press and participants, which included 854 athletes from twenty countries, but they were never officially sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. A rare and gorgeous winner’s medal from the unofficial fourth Olympic Games. Starting Bid $500

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6018. London 1908 Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. Par-

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ticipation medal issued for the London 1908 Olympics. Bronze, 51 mm, 60 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 edge, “Vaughton.” A few areas of discoloration to reverse. Presented to select officials and VIPs, this bronze version of the medal is far scarcer than the pewter version given to athletes. Starting Bid $200

Gold-plated first-place prize from the 1912 Stockholm Games

6019. Stockholm 1912 Team Gold Winner’s Medal. Winner’s medal issued for the Stockholm 1912 Olympics. Gilt silver, 33 mm, 18 gm, by Erik Lindberg and Bertram Mackennal. The front depicts a victorious athlete holding a palm branch as he is crowned with a laurel wreath; the reverse depicts a herald proclaiming the start of the Olympic Games with a bust of Ling, founder of Swedish gymnastics, to his rear. These gilt silver medals were awarded to the first-place winners of team events, while solid gold were given to the winners of individual events and a select few team competitions. Just 200 of these gilt silver medals were issued, making them quite scarce today. A beautiful example of this sought-after Olympic medal. Starting Bid $1000

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6021. Antwerp 1920 Summer Olympics Poster. Original color 23.5 x 32.5 poster issued

for the Antwerp 1920 Olympics. Designed by Martha van Kuyck and Walter von der Ven, this Art Nouveau poster celebrates the games with the flags of the competing nations, the coat of arms of Antwerp, and a classical Greek nude discus thrower, all set atop an overhead view of the city and its most famous landmark, the Tower of Notre Dame. Bold text reads: “VIIe Olympiade, Anvers (Belgique) Aout-Septembre 1920.” Published by E. Stockmans & Co. of Antwerp. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 33.75 x 43. In fine condition, with some chipping and wear to frame. Starting Bid $200

6022. Paris and Amsterdam 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics (2) Competitor Badges. Pair of competitor

badges issued for the Paris 1924 and Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics: the gold-tone shield-shaped Paris badge, 32 mm x 38 mm, features raised “COF” text to center and a white enamel border, “Officiel, VIIIe Olympiad Paris 1924,” with reverse stamped: “3797”; and the bronze-tone Amsterdam badge, 32 mm x 38 mm, with raised rings and “1928, Concurrent” to center, and upper red, white, and blue bars reading: “IX3, Olympiade, Amsterdam.” The Paris badge has a replaced backing. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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Sought-after bronze medal from the inaugural Winter Games

6023. Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal. 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 edge is stamped “Bronze.” 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. Starting Bid $1000

6024. Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Participation Medal. Attractive example of

a 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. Starting Bid $250

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6025. Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Participation Diploma. Official French-language participation diploma

issued for the Paris 1924 Summer Olympics and presented to American fencer Alfred Walker, 19.25 x 24.5, which reads (translated): “Diploma, Awarded to M. Walker, Alfred, participated in the fencing tournament.” The diploma features artwork by Bernard Naudin, which depicts the winged goddess of Victory between athletes and columns decorated with winners’ wreaths. Lower portion bears facsimile signatures of French Committee President Graf Justinien de Clary and IOC President Pierre de Coubertin. Framed to a slightly larger size. In very good to fine condition, with some scattered creases and surface scuffs and abrasions, which do not detract from the otherwise attractive presentation. Alfred Walker (1901-1983) competed in the team foil event. Starting Bid $200

6026. Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Ashtray. Oval-shaped 3.25

x 5.5 souvenir metal ashtray from the 1924 Paris Summer Olympics. Commemorating the boxing event, the design features a boxer throwing a punch 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. Starting Bid $150

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1932 Scarce official French-language daily program from the Paris 1924 Summer Olympics for Athletics events held on Wednesday, July 9th. The program, 12 pages, 8.75 x 10.75, lists the day’s events as: 200 meters flat (semi-finals), 200 meters flat (final), pole vault (qualifying), 110 meters hurdles (final), 10,000 meters walk (20 laps of 500 meters, 1st series), 1,500 flat meters (3 laps of 500 m, qualifying), and 3000 meters steeplechase. The program also features results, a schedule, and a lengthy list of participant names; the interior bears some pencil notations to result fields. In fine condition, with wear from use. Starting Bid $125

6027. Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Daily Program.

6028. St. Moritz 1928 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. Par-

ticipation 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 fine example of this small Olympics medal. Starting Bid $200

6029. Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics Bobsled Waiver Button. Scarce

original waiver button pin issued by the New York State Conservation Department. These buttons were distributed for three winter seasons only: 1930-1931, 1931-1932, and 1932-1933, with this example dating to the final season. They were given to visitors of the Lake Placid Olympic bobsled track, who paid to take rides on the course. The green-and-white pin, 1.75˝ in diameter, is numbered as “Bobsled Run, 2687.” Bottom edge marked: “Bastian Bros. Rochester, NY.” In fine condition, with rust to back. Starting Bid $200

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6030. Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics Official Report. Scarce book: Official Report, III Winter Games, Lake Placid 1932. Issued by the III Olympic Winter Games Committee. Hardcover bound in original navy cloth with gilt titles and winner’s medal emblem, 8 x 11, 209 pages. First free end page bears the ownership signature of Arthur N. Foxe, and his “The Skating Library” ink stamp. Book condition: VG/None, with some scuffing to boards and minor creasing to page extremities. Starting Bid $200

6031. Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. 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 depicting winter events, with scenes of curling and dogsledding below. Top edge is 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. Starting Bid $500

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6032. Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics Poster. Of-

ficial poster of the 1932 Winter Olympics, 24.75 x 39.75, 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.” Lower left corner is stamped “Printed in U.S.A.” Linen-backed, rolled, and in very good condition, with scattered overall creasing, a puncture to center, tack holes to corners, and wear to trimmed edges, which feature some small tears and paper loss. Starting Bid $200

6033. Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics Souvenir Program. Official souvenir program for the Lake Placid

1932 Winter Olympics, which ran from February 4 to 15, 1932, 60 pages, 9.75 x 12.5, published by the III Olympic Winter Games Committee and printed by the Andover Press of Andover, Massachusetts. The program features opening statements from President Herbert Hoover and New York Governor Frank D. Roosevelt, a list of committee members, and various pictures and articles related to the sporting events. In very good condition, with tears and soiling to cover, which is detached from textblock, and some scattered stains, toning, and creases to inner pages. Starting Bid $125

6034. Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics Diploma. Official unissued diploma from the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics, 14 x 10, which bears signatures from the presidents of the III Olympic Winter Games Committee and the International Olympic Committee. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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1932 6035. Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics Booklet Signed by Jack Shea. Official booklet

for the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics entitled ‘Setting the Stage for the III Olympic Winter Games,’ 16 pages, 7 x 9, published in New York City by the III Olympic Winter Games Committee. Signed inside next to his image by gold medalwinning speed skater “Jack Shea, Dartmouth 1934, 500-1500 meters gold medal—3rd winter Olympic Games 1932.” In fine condition. Learn more about Shae online. Starting Bid $150

Second-place prize from Los Angeles’s historic ‘32 Olympiad

6036. Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal. 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. A wonderful example of this classic design. Starting Bid $500

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6037. Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. Uncommon participation

1932

medal issued for the Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 69 mm, 134 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.” Starting Bid $200

6038. Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Bracelet.

Commemorative bracelet from the Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics. Silver-plated, 57 mm across, 26 gm, with a central design of a discus thrower between the Olympic rings and raised text: “Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles 1932.” Surface to wear interior and exterior of band, and Olympic rings nearly void of color. Starting Bid $100

6039. Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics Car Badge. Rare polished metal souvenir car badge from the

Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics, 4.25˝ x 7.25˝, which depicts a nude Ancient Olympic discus thrower standing on a plaque that reads: “X. Olympiad, Citius-Altius-Fortius, Los Angeles 1932.” Manufactured and distributed by the Los Angeles Die Casting Company and the Cadmium & Nickel Plating Company. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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A hockey medal fit for a ‘Rabbit’— a magnificently rare silver prize from the 1936 Winter Games 6040. Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal. Rare winner’s medal awarded to Bill ‘Rabbit’ Thomson as a member of the silver medal-winning Canadian hockey team at the Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics. Silver, 100 mm, 325 gm, 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 an arch above winter sports equipment, with raised text, “Garmisch-Partenkirchen”; the reverse shows the Olympic rings encircled with raised text, “IV Olympische, Winterspiele 1936.” Edge is stamped “990 Silver.” The medal bears some faint scattered scuffing.

Included with the medal is a fantastic provenance package deriving from the personal lifetime collection of Bill Thomson (1914–1993), one of the seven members of the Port Arthur Bearcats, a senior amateur ice hockey team based in Port Arthur, Ontario, that was selected to compete on the Canadian National Team in Garmisch. As a right winger, Thomson scored seven goals in eight games to help Canada win Olympic silver. After the Olympics ‘Rabbit’ played briefly in the National Hockey League, signing as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1937 before being traded to a talented Detroit Red Wings squad where ice time was in short supply.

The artifacts include: a custom-made photograph album documenting the Garmisch Games, featuring 31 glossy 3.25˝ x 2.25˝ photos, which contain images of events, locales, and infamous attendees like Leni Riefenstahl and Adolf Hitler; various programs, newspaper clippings, and photographs from Thomson’s playing and military career; a set of four military dog tags; a personalized tie clip; numerous ID and membership cards; a ticket stub for a Stanley Cup game at Chicago Stadium; a miniature “Junior Speed Skating Contest” trophy; an AHA (Amateur Hockey Association of Canada) 1941-42 championship medallion; a medallion from the Fort William Schools; a vintage official Spalding NHL hockey puck; and a certificate inducting Thomson into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. Only 755 athletes competed in these games, with a total of 36 gold, 36 silver, and 36 bronze medals minted. Any Garmisch winner’s medal is therefore exceedingly scarce and desirable. In addition to their high rarity, the Garmisch winner’s medals are among the largest and most impressive of all Olympic prize medals ever awarded. Just the second Garmisch silver we have ever offered, this example is further augmented by its stalwart provenance and direct connection to a Canadian hockey legend. Starting Bid $2500

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Bronze winner’s medal from the 1936 Winter Olympiad, with an official diploma for third-place in figure skating

6041. Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal with Diploma. Impressive winner’s medal issued for the Garmisch 1936 Winter

Olympics. Bronze, 100 mm, 334 gm, 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 an arch above winter sports equipment, with raised text, “Garmisch-Partenkirchen”; the reverse shows the Olympic rings encircled with raised text, “IV Olympische, Winterspiele 1936.” Includes a beautiful winner’s diploma from the Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics, 13.75 x 19.25, awarded to Hungarian figure skaters Emilia Rotter and Laszlo Szollas for their third-place finish in pairs figure skating [note: this diploma was not issued with this medal, but is included as a related third-place accompaniment from the same Games]. Only 755 athletes competed in these games, with a total of 36 gold, 36 silver, and 36 bronze medals minted. Any Garmisch winner’s medal is therefore exceedingly scarce and desirable. In addition to their high rarity, the Garmisch winner’s medals are among the largest and most impressive of all Olympic prize medals ever awarded. Starting Bid $2500

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6042. Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. Participation medal issued for the

1936

Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 71 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. Only 1,660 of these were struck, making it one of the rarer participation medals. Starting Bid $200

6043. Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics Torch. 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 platform is inscribed, “Stiftung Der Fried Krupp A. G. Essen, Krupp Nirosta V2A Stahl.” The torch bears scattered scratches, a ding to handle, and a small score to platform. 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. Starting Bid $200

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6044. Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics Wirephoto Poster of Jesse Owens and Jonny Woodruff. Original

19 x 12.5 poster issued by the Illustrated Current News on August 10, 1936, featuring “radioed views of two Olympic events won for U.S.” On the left, Johnny Woodruff is shown winning the 800 meter event; on the right, Jesse Owens is seen leaping to a new long jump record of over 26 feet, 5 inches. In fine condition, with small splits at edges of the central vertical and horizontal folds. Starting Bid $200

6045. Leni Riefenstahl: Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics Film Reel. Original Tobis-Degeto 8 mm film reel (1/3)

entitled ‘Turmspringen Olympia 1936’ (Olympic Diving 1936), which is part of Leni Riefenstahl’s 1938 film Olympia, the first documentary on the Olympic Games ever made. Housed in its original golden cardboard sleeve (titles in German printed on spine) and its red cardboard slipcase. In fine condition, with some wear to holders. Starting Bid $200

6046. Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics Chef de Mission Badge. Chef de Mission badge issued for the 1936 Berlin

Summer Olympics. Manufactured by Lauer, silvered metal, 13 gm, 43 mm x 44 mm, with the Olympic colors ribbon and a secondary blue “Chef de Mission” ribbon extending to a length of 63 mm. The badge features the Olympics rings over the Brandenburg Gate, and the front is engraved “XL Olympiade, Berlin 1936, N.O.K.,” and the reverse is numbered “27.” In fine condition. A Chef de Mission, translated directly from French, means ‘head of mission.’ In the sports context, it usually refers to the person who leads a national delegation—including athletes, coaches, and other behind-the-scenes team members who form the Olympic Team—at an international competition. They act as the spokesperson for the entire team in the lead up to the Olympics, and also serve as a mentor, supporter, and cheerleader who aims to motivate and inspire the team while protecting the performances of the athletes. There was only one “Chef de Mission” per nation, and only 49 nations participated in the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, a distinction that makes this badge one of the rarest of the 1936 Berlin Games. Starting Bid $200

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6047. Berlin 1936 Summer Olympics Swimming Team Leader Badge. Swimming team leader badge is-

sued for the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. Manufactured by Lauer, bronze, 13 gm, 43 mm x 44 mm, with the blue “Mannschafts Fuhrer Schwimmen” ribbon extending to a length of 70 mm. The badge features the Olympics rings over the Brandenburg Gate, and the front is engraved “XL Olympiade, Berlin 1936, 587.” Reverse of ribbon bears label remnants. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

Scarce and attractive bronze medal from the ‘48 Winter Games in St. Moritz

6048. St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal. Winner’s medal issued for the St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 104 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 46 of those earning bronze medals. Given the low quantity of struck winner’s medals, as well as the historical significance of the period, this third-place prize is of the utmost desirability. Starting Bid $1000

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6049. St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. Participation

medal issued for the St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 40 mm, 25 gm, by Emil Wiederkehr. The front depicts a symbolic figure of the goddess Victory against a mountain backdrop; the reverse features the Olympic rings above text, “Vmes Jeux Olympiques d’Hiver, St. Moritz, 1948,” against a snowflake background.

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. Starting Bid $200

Classic torch from the first post-World War II Summer Games 6050. London 1948 Summer Olympics Torch. 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.” Exhibits some scattered tarnishing.

The Olympic flame was lit in Olympia, Greece, on July 17, 1948, and traveled a total of 3,365 km before reaching the opening ceremony at Wembley Stadium on July 29. 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. A classically designed torch from the second ever Olympic torch relay. Starting Bid $500

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6051. St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics Gold Medallion. Scarce commemorative gold medal-

lion issued for the St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics. Gold (22k), 32 mm, 27 gm, designed by Emil Wiederkehr (Bern mint). The front features a nude male torchbearer on one knee below raised text: “Citius Altius Fortius”; and the reverse shows the Olympic rings against a sprig of laurel, with encircling text: “V Es Jeux Olympiques D’hiver St. Moritz 1948.” A decidedly lustrous and uncommon medallion from the 5th Winter Games. Starting Bid $200

6052. Spanish Olympic Committee 1950 Merit Award. Scarce Spanish Olympic Committee Medal from

1950. Silver, 44 gm, 44 mm. The front features an enameled blue four-armed cross flanked by two etched laurel branches, superimposed by a silver Olympic Spanish female figure over a period Spanish coat of arms with white inscribed band, “AL MERITO DEPORTIVO [For Sport Merit].” The reverse is plain. The medal is suspended from a white ribbon, 51 mm in length, with lower enameled emblem of the International Olympic Committee. Starting Bid $200

6053. Oslo 1952 Winter Olympics Copper Participation Medal. Participation medal issued for the 1952 Oslo

Winter Olympics. Copper, 56 mm, 63 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. Starting Bid $200

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The first Winter Olympics relay torch—one of only 95 made 6054. Oslo 1952 Winter Olympics Torch.

Historically significant official 1952 Oslo Winter Olympics torch, constructed of a silver-colored brass and steel alloy, measuring 9″ in length and 12.5″ at its widest point, designed by Geir Grung and Adolf Thoresen. The oval-shaped top is engraved with large Olympic rings and a representation of the relay route from Morgedal to Oslo. The handle and bowl exhibit various scuffs and scratches. This first-ever Winter Olympics torch relay was designed to honor the origins of skiing, beginning in Morgedal, county of Telemark, at the birthplace of 19th century legend Sondre Norheim, considered the father of skiing in Norway. The symbolic flame was then carried 225 km by a total of just 94 torchbearers, arriving two days later at Oslo’s Bislett Stadium on February 15 for the opening ceremony. Exceedingly rare, a total of only 95 torches were produced. A rare and important torch used in the first torch relay in the history of the Olympic Winter Games. Starting Bid $5000

6055. Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics Collection of (24) Pins. Collection of 24

Finnish-made pins and stick pins, the majority issued for the Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics, ranging in size from 6 mm x 6 mm to 51 mm in diameter, which includes some fundraising variants. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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6056. Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics Torchbearer Plaque. Scarce

1956

torchbearer plaque issued for the Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics. Bronze, 66 gm, 38 mm x 70 mm, by Veljekset Sundqvist of Helsinki. The front of the medal depicts a large flame emerging behind a mountaintop, with raised Olympic rings and text: “XV Olympia, 1952, Helsinki, Helsingfors.” The reverse is plain (maker’s mark no longer visible). These plaques were presented to the torchbearers for the Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics torch relay. Starting Bid $100

6057. Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics ‘Second Class of Merit’ Badge. Scarce ‘Second Class of Merit’ medal

issued for the Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics. Sterling silver, 14 gm, 32 mm, Tillander Koruteollisuus Oy. The front and reverse feature a five-armed cross with upper torch and the Finnish Lion, with one side showing the Olympic rings and the other the year, “1952.” Suspended from a blue and white-striped ribbon measuring 76 mm in length; the ribbon bears three small pin holes. Starting Bid $100

Scarce 1956 Cortina torch from the second Winter relay 6058. Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Torch. Official 1956 Cortina Winter Olympics torch, constructed of silver-colored 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.” Exhibits some minor adhesive residue to underside. 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. Starting Bid $1000

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6059. Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. Partici-

pation 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.” Starting Bid $200

One of 12 silver medals from the Stockholm equestrian events of the Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympiad

6060. Stockholm 1956 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal. Exceedingly rare winner’s medal issued for the Stockholm 1956 Summer Olympics equestrian events. Silver, 50 mm, 106 gm, by V. Falireus/John Sjosvard. The front depicts an ancient Greek horse and rider, inscribed with a Swedish legend, “XVI Olympiadens Ryttartavlingar, 1956, Stockholm.” The reverse portrays the torch and Olympic rings, with “Jeux Olympiques” above, and the Olympic motto below, “Citius, Altius, Fortius.” The high points and the edge, which is typically stamped with the corresponding hallmark for Lagerstrom and Mjolby, have been polished. Due to Australian agricultural quarantine regulations, the equestrian events of Melbourne’s 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 riders competed in six events—any medal from the Stockholm Games remains rare and highly sought-after. In total, only twelve of these Stockholm silver winner’s medals were awarded, making it an exceptionally rare Olympic medal. Starting Bid $2500

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6061. Stockholm 1956 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. Partici-

pation 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. Starting Bid $300

6062. Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics Torch. Official

1956 Melbourne Olympics torch, comprised of aluminum alloy, measuring 16″ in length and 5.5″ at its widest point, designed by Ralph Lavers and manufactured by Waco Ltd. The torch was modeled after the one used for the 1948 London Olympics, with the upper part in the shape of a cauldron with three ‘cut-outs’ of the Olympic rings, encircled below by the inscription, “XVI Olympiad 1956: Olympia-Melbourne.” Burner is absent and the torch bears overall light scattered scuffs and marks; the torch has been cleaned. After its lighting in Olympia on November 2, 1956, the flame made its way through the Middle East and South Asia en route to Australia, where the relay ended at the opening ceremony on November 22. All together, the flame was carried by 3,181 torchbearers over 4,912 km on land. An iconic torch from the first Games to be held outside Europe or North America. Starting Bid $1000

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1959 6063. Chicago 1959 Pan American Games Winner’s and Participation Medals. Two bronze medals issued

for the Chicago 1959 Pan American Games: a third place winner’s medal, 54 gm, 51 mm, with the front featuring the city seal of Chicago, raised text, “Third Pan American Games, Chicago 1959,” and a map of the Western Hemisphere with a star marking the location of the Games, and the reverse depicting a torch and laurel wreath with engraved text: “3rd, 400 M, Athletics Men”; and a participation medal, 55 gm, 51 mm, with the front design the same as the winner’s medal, and the reverse reading “Commemorative” above a torch and an outline of downtown Chicago. The 3rd place winner’s medal was won by Malcolm Spence, a Jamaican athlete running for the British West Indies. He placed third in the men’s 400 meter event with a time of 46.6, but he and his brother Mel were part of the team that won a gold medal in the 4 x 400 meter relay. A year later at the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics, Malcolm won a bronze medal in the men’s 4 x 400 meter relay. Starting Bid $200

6064. Chicago 1959 Pan American Games Pennant.

Original felt pennant from the third Pan American Games, which were held in Chicago, Illinois, between August 28 and September 7, 1959. The pennant measures 28˝ x 11˝ and features white text and images of a torch and two relay runners over a globe. In fine condition. Starting Bid $100

6065. Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. 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.” Starting Bid $200

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6067. Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics Complete Bound Set of Daily Programs.

6066. Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics (2) Souvenir Metal Wall Plates. Uncommon pair of bronze-colored

metal wall plates honoring the Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics, both 11.5˝ in diameter, featuring embossed images of an alpine skier and a figure skater, both with Squaw Valley logo and text: “VIII Olympic Winter Games, Squaw Valley 1960.” Reverse of one features a French maker tag from Rik Jacops, identifying the pattern as “D65.” In overall very good to fine condition, with evidence of oxidation to fronts and backs. Starting Bid $200

Unusual custom-bound hardcover book containing all 11 official daily programs from the Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics, which ran from February 18 to 28, 1960. The book measures 5.25 x 7.25, contains 252 pages, and features a 4-page appendix for results of February 28th. In fine condition, with some binding wear to opening pages. A scarce and specially bound program book that comprehensively covers the Squaw Valley Olympiad. Starting Bid $200

6068. Rome 1960 Summer Olympics Torch. 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. The torch bears various inoffensive marks and scuffs, and features the rare presence of its original, slightly singed wax-coated wick. 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. Starting Bid $500

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Desirable gold medal for football from Rome’s XVII Olympiad

1960

6069. Rome 1960 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal. Brilliant winner’s medal issued for the Rome 1960 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 69 mm, 102 gm (215 gm with chain), by Giuseppe Cassioli. The front depicts a victorious athlete being carried by a jubilant crowd; the reverse, inscribed, “Giochi Della XVII Olimpiade Roma MCMLX,” features a ‘Seated Victory’ with the Colosseum in the background. This beautiful specimen is housed in its cast bronze olive leaf wreath bezel, which is engraved “Calcio [Football],” and suspended from its matching chain. Includes the rare red leather presentation case made by the Artistici Fiorentini of Firenze, which features some wear and a broken left front latch. To our knowledge, a 1960 Rome Winner’s medal, complete with its original case, has not previously been sold at auction. The national team of Yugoslavia won the gold medal in the football tournament at the 1960 Summer Games, finishing with a 3-0-2 record and outlasting runner-up Denmark in the gold medal game with a score of 3-1 on September 10, 1960. A spectacular example of a gold medal from an iconic Summer Games—the most famous gold medalist was, of course, the young boxer Cassius Clay, who finished first in the light heavyweight division. Starting Bid $2500

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1964 6070. Innsbruck 1964 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. Participation

medal issued for the Innsbruck 1964 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 61 mm, 78 gm, by Welz. The front depicts the Innsbruck Games emblem with raised German text; the reverse bears a wonderful city view of Innsbruck with the Austrian Alps in the background. Starting Bid $200

6071. Innsbruck 1964 Winter Olympics Bronze Winner’s Medal. Scarce winner’s medal awarded to Slovak ice hockey goaltender Vladimír Dzurilla at the Innsbruck 1964 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 70 mm, 138 gm, by M. Coufal, Vienna. The front, inscribed, “Olympische Winterspiele IX,” features the Innsbruck Olympic emblem; the reverse identifies the sport as hockey, “Eishockey,” with raised text, “Innsbruck 1964,” over a large jagged mountain. Complete with original red-and-white ribbon and leather presentation case with gilt Innsbruck Games emblem to lid. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity, which asserts that the medal derives from the collection of the Dzurilla family. A refrigerator repairman by profession, Dzurilla (1942-1995) played goalie for the Czechoslovak national team for over 16 years, winning one silver and two bronze Olympic medals, and three gold, three silver, and four bronze medals at Ice Hockey World Championships. He was posthumously inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1998. This attractive bronze medal is one of only 70 issued at the Innsbruck Olympic Games, making it quite uncommon, and as an example awarded for ice hockey—one of the most popular winter sports—it is of the utmost desirability. Starting Bid $500

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6072. Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Torch.

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 underside of handle marked: “Nikkei Yanagi.” The lower portion of the cylinder bears the Tokyo Games logo and reads “Showa Kaseihin Co., Ltd., 3-1964,” with upper section marked: “Olympic Torch.” Exhibits burn marks, nicks, and dings to the burner cylinder, and scattered marks to the easily scuffed black bowl. This torch bowl beautifully represents the moment the fifth ring of the Olympiad touched down on Asian soil. The Summer Olympics returned to Tokyo for the 2020 Games (hosted in 2021), making it the first Asian city to host two Summer Games. Starting Bid $1000

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1964 6073. Leonid Zhabotinsky’s Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Athlete’s Number. Leonid Zhabotinsky’s cloth athlete’s number patch that he wore on his weightlifting tights at the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics. The off-white 6.75 x 4 patch reads his athlete number in bold black digits: “164.” Zhabotinsky wore this patch throughout his record-breaking and gold medal-winning performance at the XVIII Olympiad. In fine condition. Read more about Zhabotinsky online at www.RRAuction.com Starting Bid $200

6074. Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Commemorative Medal Set. Gold, silver, and copper commemorative medal set issued by the

Tokyo Olympic Fund Raising Association for the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics. The medals—gold (25 mm, 7 gm, 750/1000), silver (32 mm, 19 gm, 925/1000), and copper (32 mm, 16 gm)—feature a front design of several runners with embossed text: “Tokyo 1964, XVII Olympiad”; and the reverse features the official Tokyo Games logo above Japanese text. Includes the original white plastic case with rare English-Japanese booklet; the case bears some wear and scuffs. Starting Bid $200

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6075. Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Commemorative Silver and Copper Medals. Silver and copper com-

memorative medals issued by the Tokyo Olympic Fund Raising Association for the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics. The medals—silver (32 mm, 19 gm, 925/1000) and copper (32 mm, 16 gm)—feature a front design of several runners with embossed text: “Tokyo 1964, XVII Olympiad”; and the reverse features the official Tokyo Games logo above Japanese text. Starting Bid $100

6076. Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Official’s Badge for Canoeing. Official’s badge issued for a canoeing event at the 1964 Tokyo

Summer Olympics. Gold-plated, 38 mm x 63 mm, 44 gm, with the blue ribbon measuring 76 mm in length. The badge features the rising sun of the Japanese national flag above a green bar with Olympic rings and a blue enamel bar identified as “Official.” Accompanied by its original white leather presentation box, which bears some light toning and scuffing. Starting Bid $250

6077. Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics Torch Bearer’s Singlet Top. Scarce cloth torchbearer singlet top from the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics. The soft white tank-top features the emblem of the XVIII Olympiad to center. In fine condition. The Olympic flame 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 hemisphere-trotting 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. Starting Bid $100

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1966

The 1966 victory medals of a Ukrainian weightlifting hero

6079. Leonid Zhabotinsky’s (6) Berlin 1966 Winner’s Medals from the World and European Weightlifting Championships. Amazing lot of six winner’s medals presented to legendary Ukrainian weightlifter Leonid Zhabotinsky

at the 1966 World Weightlifting Championships (3) and the 1966 European Weightlifting Championships (3), which were held concurrently in East Berlin, East Germany from October 15 to October 21, 1966.

The three medals for the World Championships include two gold medals for “Jerk” (125 gm) and “Press” (127 gm), and one bronze medal for “Snatch” (125 gm). The three medals for the European Championships include a gold medal for “Jerk” (124 gm), a silver for “Snatch” (123 gm), and a bronze medal (128 gm), the latter of which was presented to Zhabotinsky as the All-Around Men’s Champion for placing in all three events; all but the bronze medal are engraved on the reverse with the event. Each medal measures 51 mm x 89 mm and features the embossed image of a weightlifter triumphantly pressing a barbell over his head, with each bearing raised text to the left and upper sections: “Weightlifting, World Championships” or “European Championships, Weightlifting.” Each medal is accompanied by its handsome original presentation case, with a latch to one gold medal case no longer working, and the others bearing some light scuffing. In a sport that features the world’s biggest stars, weightlifter Leonid Zhabotinsky was larger than life. As a representative of the Soviet Union in the heavyweight division, Zhabotinsky proved himself year after year as one of Earth’s mightiest men, routinely placing—and oftentimes winning—in whatever competition he entered. To cement his status as a truly historical strongman, Zhabotinsky won back-to-back Olympic gold medals (Tokyo 1964 and Mexico City 1968) in the men’s +90 kg division. So inspiring was the Soviet to budding weightlifters and bodybuilders the world over, that as a young Austrian teenager Arnold Schwarzenegger kept a photograph of Zhabotinsky taped over his bed. Starting Bid $200

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1968

6081. Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee Badge.

Organizing Committee badge for the Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics, 37 mm x 52 mm, featuring the Grenoble Games emblem centered within green enamel, inscribed at the bottom, “C.O.J.O.” Reverse bears the maker’s mark of Arthus Bertrand, Paris. Starting Bid $200

6082. Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. Participation medal issued for the Grenoble

1968 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 68 mm, 158 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 Belledonne mountain range in the background, with raised text along the bottom, “X Jeux Olympiques D’Hiver.” An impressive medal with boldly realized designs to either side. Starting Bid $200

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Scarce silver prize medal from the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympiad

6083. Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal. Winner’s medal awarded to a member of the Austrian four-man bobsleigh team at the Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics. Silver, 60 mm, 115 gm, by Roger Excoffon, Paris. The front, inscribed, “Xemes Jeux Olympiques D’Hiver, Grenoble 1968,” features the Olympic rings; the reverse identifies the sport as “Bobsleigh,” with a stylized rendering of the sport. Complete with the original colorful ribbon (detached at the seam) and the original black leather presentation case. The Grenoble winner’s medals were the first to feature a unique design on the reverse for each sport. A scarce example with just 250 silver medals struck in total. Starting Bid $1000

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1968

Figure skating gold medal from Winter Games X

6084. Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal with Case. Gorgeous winner’s

medal issued for the Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics. Gilt silver, 60 mm, 124 gm, by Roger Excoffon; manufactured by the Paris Mint. The front, inscribed, “Xemes Jeux Olympiques D’Hiver, Grenoble 1968,” features the symbol of Grenoble, a snow crystal and three roses, and the Olympic rings; the reverse identifies the sport as figure skating, “Patinage Artistique,” and depicts a gliding skater. Complete with original colorful ribbon and attractive black leather presentation case by Monnaie de Paris.

Held at the Le Stade Olympique de Glace, the figure skating events at the 1968 Winter Olympics presented gold medals to three different countries—Austria’s Wolfgang Schwarz in the men’s singles; America’s Peggy Fleming in the ladies’ singles; and the Soviet Union’s Liudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov in the pair skating. Starting Bid $1000

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6085. Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics Silvered Bronze Participation Medal.

1968

Participation medal issued for the Grenoble 1968 Winter Olympics. Silvered bronze, 68 mm, 159 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 Belledonne mountain range in the background, with raised text along the bottom, “X Jeux Olympiques D’Hiver.” Stamped “Bronze” on the edge, which bears some wear and scuffing. Starting Bid $250

6086. Mexico City 1968 S u m m er Ol y m p i c s Torch. Uncommon of-

ficial ‘Type 1’ torch from the historic Mexico City 1968 Summer Olympics, which is comprised of white cast metal with a plain unadorned handle, measuring 17.25″ 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. The robust torch bears scattered wear and instances of pitting (apparently from the casting process), and an area of erosion to a groove. 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. Starting Bid $200

6199. Mexico City 1968 Summer Olympics Torche. Official ‘type 4’

torch from the Mexico 1968 Summer Olympics, 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. The base of the handle bears an affixed label which features the logo of the Games and names the designer, Manuel Villazon. The inner burner is loose, and the body and handle feature various 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. Starting Bid $300

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1968

Gold medal won by the ‘Rolls-Royce of Swimming’

6087. Mexico 1968 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal. Winner’s medal issued to legendary East German swimmer Roland Matthes at the Mexico City 1968 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 60 mm, 125 gm, originally designed by Giuseppe Cassioli. The front is inscribed, “XIX Olimpiada Mexico 1968,” and features a ‘Seated Victory’ with the Colosseum in the background; the reverse depicts a victorious athlete with palm branch being carried by several jubilant athletes. A small plaque attached to the top of the medal bears a pictogram of an arm above water, with the reverse marked, “200 mts., dorso, varonil,” or ‘200 meters, back, men,’ and the plaque bearing the original blue ribbon. Accompanied by its brown and beige presentation case with the lid debossed with “Mexico.” Mexico winner’s medals with their original pictogram plaque are quite uncommon, with this example all the more historic given the prominence of its recipient—German swimmer Roland Matthes (1950-2019) was not simply a great backstroke swimmer, he was, and remains, the best of all time. Between April 1967 and August 1974 he won all backstroke competitions he entered. He won four European championships and three world championships in a row, and swam 19 world and 21 European records in various backstroke, butterfly, freestyle and medley events. During his Olympic career, Matthes won a total of four gold medals, two silver medals, and two bronze medals. Includes an uncommon gold medal winner’s pin issued for a gymnastics event at the Mexico City 1968 Summer Olympics. Pin measures 12 mm x 19 mm and is a miniature duplicate of the larger Mexico City winner’s medal, showing Victory on the front and a victorious athlete on the reverse, with small upper plaque featuring the pictogram for gymnastics. The clutch back appears original. Starting Bid $1000

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Noteworthy badge collection from the first Japanese Winter Games

6088. Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics (10) Badges.

Sought-after collection of 10 badges issued for the Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics. All badges are silvered bronze, 38 mm x 60 mm, 44 gm, with each ribbon measuring 76 mm in length. The front of each badge bears the Sapporo Games logo above Olympic rings and the text, “Sapporo ‘72,” and the reverse features a pin and raised Japanese text. Each badge also bears a colored enamel bar of either green, red, purple, blue, or brown, with seven badges featuring a white-and-yellow ribbon, two with a green ribbon, and one with a brown ribbon. By enamel color, the badges are as follows: (green) “Team Official” and “Competition”; (red) “Press,” “Radio & TV,” and “Photo”; (purple) “Guest”; (blue) “Official,” “S.O.O.C. Official,” and “Committee”; and (brown) “N.O.C.” Each medal includes its original white leather presentation box, which bears various degrees of toning and scuffing; hinge to one not closing completely. A gorgeous collection of decidedly scarce Olympic badges. Starting Bid $1000

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1972 6089. Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics Participation 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. Starting Bid $200

6090. Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics Official’s Badge. Official’s badge issued for the Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics. Silvered bronze, 38 mm x 57 mm, 44 gm, with the solid bright blue ribbon measuring 76 mm in length. The badge features the Sapporo Games logo above Olympic rings and the text, “Sapporo ’72,” and a blue enamel bar with the name, “Official.” Accompanied by its original white leather presentation box, which bears some toning and scuffing. Starting Bid $250

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6091. Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics J.A.S.A. Badge.

J.A.S.A. (Japan Amateur Sport Association) badge issued for the Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics. Silvered bronze, 38 mm x 57 mm, 44 gm, with the white and yellow ribbon measuring 76 mm in length. The badge features the Sapporo Games logo above Olympic rings and the text, “Sapporo ’72,” and a blue enamel bar with the organization name, “J.A.S.A.” Accompanied by its original white leather presentation box, which bears some light toning and scuffing. Starting Bid $200


1972

6092. Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics Official Report. English and French lan-

guage book: Official Report of the XI Olympic Winter Games in Sapporo. Published by the Organizing Committee for the Sapporo Olympic Winter Games, 1973. Clothbound hardcover with slipcase, 8.75 x 12.25, 495 pages. In fine condition, with sunning to spine and light toning to slipcase. Starting Bid $200

6094. Munich 1972 Summer Olympics Competitor’s Number. Scarce cloth competitor’s number from the Munich

1972 Summer Olympics, measuring 9.5˝ x 9˝, with the front featuring the XX Olympiad emblem to upper left and the competitor’s number in bold digits: “50.” Each corner bears loops with safety pins. In fine condition, with a vertical fold and scattered light stains. Starting Bid $200

6093. Munich 1972 Summer Olympics Torch. 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. Platform and handle feature scattered small scuffs and marks. 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. Starting Bid $200

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1976

6095. Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics Media Badge.

Press badge from the Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics, measuring 30 mm x 58 mm, prominently featuring emblem of the Games and the text: “XII. Olympische Winterspiele Innsbruck 1976,” with a yellow-and-red enameled panel at center, lettered in gold: “Presse Radio-TV.” Reverse is stamped with the maker’s mark of Friedrich Orth. Starting Bid $150

6096. Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics Poster Signed by the USA Bobsled Team. Official color 23

x 32.5 poster for the Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics, signed in black felt tip by the entire 1976 USA Bobsled Team, including: James ‘Nitro’ Morgan, Peter Brennan, John Proctor, Thomas Becker, Mike Hollrock, Earl Frisbie, Frederick Fritsch, Brent Rushlaw, and others. Rolled and in very good to fine condition, with some light foxing and staining. Starting Bid $200

6097. Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics Silvered Bronze Participation Medal. 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, which bears some spotting and instances of verdigris, portrays the Bergisel ski jump with a panorama of Innsbruck and the Austrian Alps in the background. Starting Bid $200

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The ‘ski-jump’ torch of the 1976 Innsbruck Olympiad, one of only 100 made

6098. Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics Torch. Extremely rare official 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics torch, constructed of aluminum alloy and steel, measuring 29˝ in length and 8.25˝ at its widest point, designed by Vereinigte Metallwerke Ranshofen Berndorf. The upper shaft of the torch is hexagonal and features a pair of Olympic rings in openwork, with the curving metal strip extending from rings to platform representing a ski jump. The rim of the platform bears an inscribed label with Olympic rings, “XII. Olympische Winterspiele Innsbruck 1976,” the base of the handle bears a manufacturer’s label, and the top retains its original cap. The shaft, platform, and handle bear trivial light markings and scuffs. Includes a custom-made wooden presentation base. The flame of the XII Olympic Winter Games was lit in Olympia, Greece, on January 30, 1976, and traveled a total of 1,618 km over the course of five days to Innsbruck’s Bergisel Stadium. The opening ceremony featured the lighting of two cauldrons, honoring both the current games and those the city hosted in 1964; the latter cauldron was lit by Austrian skier Christl Haas, who became the first woman to light a cauldron for a Winter Olympiad. Given that only 100 of these torches were made, this is a uniquely desirable Olympic torch with a wonderful Nordic skiing motif. Starting Bid $1000

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1976

6099. Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics Sword. Limited edition official ceremonial Wilkinson sword made for the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics. The cross-guard measures 8˝ and the sword measures 44.25˝ in length from tip to pommel. The blade is handsomely engraved on one side with a pair of eleven-point Canadian maple leaves and the text, “XXIst Olympiad Montreal MCMLXXVI”; the area nearest the hilt bears the Wilkinson Sword logo and reads: “By appointment of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Sword Cutlers, Made in England.” The center of the hilt features the coast of arms of the city of Montreal (opposite side does not include the same enamel design), and the pommel end is cast in the shape of a Canadian maple leaf with engraved Olympic rings. The edge of the blade is engraved with the number, “021.” Includes the original wooden carrying case, 45.5˝ x 13.75˝ x 3.75˝, with engraved upper plate that reads: “Official Commemorative Sword, 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, XXI Olympiad, Limited Edition 500.” Seldom offered for sale, these impressive swords were presented to dignitaries from each country present at the Montreal Olympics games, as well as to select IOC committee members. Starting Bid $300

6100. Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics Silver and Bronze Medallions. Limited edition set containing sterling silver and bronze medallions issued for the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics. Both medallions are 51 mm in diameter and are numbered on the edge, “000464.” The front of the medallions show the skyline of Montreal with official logo above and text below: “XXIe Olympiade Montreal 1976”; and the reverse feature an aerial view of Olympic Stadium or ‘Big O.’ The silver medallion weighs 69 gm, and the bronze weighs 57 gm. Includes the original brown leather presentation case with Montreal logo to upper lid; the case bears various marks and scuffs, most notably to the underside. The gold medallion is not included. Starting Bid $100

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1980

6101. Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics Torch. 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. The torch exhibits minimal traces of wear. About 1,200 torchbearers participated in the relay, which lasted just four days from July 13 to July 17 and covered 775 km. Starting Bid $300

6102. Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics Winner’s Diploma. Official

winner’s diploma from the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Games, one page, 11.75 x 13.75, with blue lower border and upper border consisting of gold, silver, and bronze layers. The central section shows the Lake Placid Games logo with embossed images of pine branches. Signed twice in blue ink by Lord Killanin as president of the International Olympic Committee, and by Rev. J. Bernard Fell and Art Devlin as president and vice-president of the Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee. Killanin inadvertently signed on the line designated for the recipient’s name—in this case, it should have been Christa Kinshofer, who took fifth place in Women’s Giant Slalom Skiing; a corrected version would have been presented to the athlete. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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1980

6103. Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics USA Hockey Ticket (2/16). Unused ticket for a first round hockey game

6105. Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics USA Hockey Ticket (2/14). Unused ticket for a first round hockey game

between the United States and Norway during the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics, which took place at the Olympic Arena in Lake Placid, New York, on February 16, 1980. The ticket measures 7.5˝ x 2.5˝ and is issued as Section 13, Row K, and Seat 2. In fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder. The Americans beat the Norwegians 5-1. This competition was made famous by the storied ‘Miracle on Ice’ upset of the highly favored Soviet Union team by an upstart American squad. Starting Bid $200

between the United States and Czechoslovakia during the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics, which took place at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York, on February 14, 1980. The ticket measures 7.5˝ x 2.5˝ and is issued as Section 22, Row C, and Seat 2. In fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder. The Americans beat the Czechoslovakians 7-3. This competition was made famous by the storied ‘Miracle on Ice’ upset of the highly favored Soviet Union team by an upstart American squad. Starting Bid $200

6104. Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics USA Hockey Ticket (2/18). Unused ticket for a first round hockey game

6106. Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics USA Hockey Ticket (2/12). Unused ticket for a first round hockey game

between the United States and Romania during the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics, which took place at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York, on February 18, 1980. The ticket measures 7.5˝ x 2.5˝ and is issued as Section 53, Row E, and Seat 9. In fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder. The Americans beat the Romanians 7-2. This competition was made famous by the storied ‘Miracle on Ice’ upset of the highly favored Soviet Union team by an upstart American squad. Starting Bid $200

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between the United States and Sweden during the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics, which took place at the Olympic Arena in Lake Placid, New York, on February 12, 1980. The ticket measures 7.5˝ x 2.5˝ and is issued as Section 65, Row B, and Seat 33. In fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder. The Americans tied the Swedes 2-2. This competition was made famous by the storied ‘Miracle on Ice’ upset of the highly favored Soviet Union team by an upstart American squad. Starting Bid $200


6107. Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics Hockey Ticket (2/14). Unused ticket for a ‘Red Division’ hockey

1980

game between Canada and Poland during the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics, which took place at the Olympic Arena in Lake Placid, New York, on February 14, 1980. The ticket measures 7.5˝ x 2.5˝ and is issued as Section 24, Row O, and Seat 3. In fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder. The Canadians beat the Poles 5-1. This competition was made famous by the storied ‘Miracle on Ice’ upset of the highly favored Soviet Union team by an upstart American squad. Starting Bid $200

6108. Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics Nickel Silver Participation Medal. Participa-

tion 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. Starting Bid $200

6109. Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics Mascot Designs Signed by Creator Don Moss. Two design prints of Roni the raccoon, the official mascot of the

Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics Mascot, who was designed by noted sports artist Don Moss. The prints, 7 x 5 and 7 x 7, show Roni as an ice hockey player and as a speed skater, and both are hand-signed in black felt tip by Moss. The prints are affixed to an 11 x 15 cardstock mount, which is marked along the bottom edge: “1980 LPOOC Raccoons / Poster.” These two Roni designs were used on various official Lake Placid Olympic posters and merchandise. In fine condition, with some old tape residue to bottom border. Starting Bid $200

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1980 6110. Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics Bib.

Scarce competitor’s bib from the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics made by Athalon, measuring 10˝ x 11.75˝, with front and back of white bib featuring number “75” between Winter Games logo and red text: “Lake Placid - 1980.” The bib features shoulder loops and ties to either side of waist. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

6111. Moscow and Lake Placid 1980 Summer and Winter Olympic (2) Posters. Two color posters for

the 1980 Olympiads—a 23.5 x 34.5 poster boycotting the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics, which depicts artwork by Andy Giarnella of an American eagle threatening the Soviet Union bear with the Olympic flame, with large text below, “Buck the Bear…Boycott,” affixed to a same-sized foamcore mount; and a 29.25 x 40 poster of “Olympic Country, Adirondack Mountains, N.Y.,” which features a condensed overhead cartoon map of the upstate New York recreational area, including hotels, lakes, ski centers, and various outdoor activities. In overall very good condition, with edge tears and creasing to the rolled NY poster, and edgewear, intersecting folds, pin holes, and stains to Moscow poster. Starting Bid $200

6112. Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics Winner’s Diploma. Official English-Russian language third-

place winner’s diploma from the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics, 11.5 x 16.75, awarded to Soviet runner Nadezhda Olizarenko, who won a bronze medal for “Athletics, 1500 m, Women.” Signed at the conclusion by the presidents of the International Olympic Committee and the Organizing Committee of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Includes its original plastic sleeve with golden Olympic rings. In very good to fine condition, with vertical and horizontal folds, scattered creases, and light stains; the sleeve bears a couple tears to the upper right. At the same Olympics, Olizarenko also earned a gold medal in the 800 m event, setting a world record at 1:53.5. Although her record was surpassed in 1983, it still remains the second-best time over that distance. Starting Bid $175

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1984

6113. Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics Torch. 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 top of the handle bears the emblem of the Games and Olympic rings. The top is also accented with a golden ring. Burner remains in place. Various scuffs and adhesive remnants to the body and handle bell, fading to the lettering, and a side of the upper ringed bent downward. 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. Starting Bid $200

6114. Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Participation Diploma. Of-

ficial participation diploma from the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics, 13.75 x 13.25, awarded to “Sliskovic Zlatan,” with the printed signature of Organizing Committee president Branko Mikulic to the lower right. In fine condition. Starting Bid $100

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Stunning gold medal from the Sarajevo Winter Olympiad

1984

6115. Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal. Rare unawarded winner’s medal issued for the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics. Gilt silver, 65 mm x 71 mm, 165 gm, by Majdanpek, Belgrade. The front, inscribed, “XIV Zimske Olimpijske Igre, Sarajevo 1984,” features the Olympic rings and Sarajevo emblem; the reverse features a stylized athlete’s head with laurel crown. Complete with original orange ribbon. Only 95 gold medals were produced for the XIV Olympic Winter Games, and of the total of 285 medals manufactured, 222 were awarded while the balance were presented to members of the International Olympic Committee and placed for safekeeping in the Sarajevo Olympic Museum. Starting Bid $300

6116. Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics (2) Athlete Badges. Two athlete badges

issued for the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics. Both silver-tone badges, 32 mm x 32 mm, 14 gm, feature the raised Olympic rings and Sarajevo Games logo, with one bearing a red-white-and-blue ribbon and the other a solid orange ribbon. The badges were made at the IKOM medal factory in Zagreb. In overall fine condition, with slight wear to ribbons. Starting Bid $100

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1984 6117. Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. Par-

ticipation 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. 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. Starting Bid $200

Unused torch presented to Sarajevo’s mayor, the man who secured the 1984 Winter Olympics 6118. Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics Torch. Official 1984 Sarajevo

Olympics torch that was presented to Ante Sučić, the former mayor of Sarajevo and Executive Board president of the Olympic Organizing Committee for the XIV Winter Olympiad. The torch is composed 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 twice bears the Olympic rings and emblem of the Sarajevo games. Includes the original torch cap, as well as the original display stand. This torch bears trivial wear and is unused (not burned). 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. A successful businessman and sports enthusiast, Ante (Anto) Sučić (19291985) was a central figure in bringing the Olympic flame to the Sarajevo valley in 1984. His experience with infrastructure led to the city’s long overdue modernization, with loans being attained to greenlight construction of a new city highway, an extensive gas ring, and a costly water supply network. When the labor was done, Sučić let his words sway the voting committee: ‘I want her for the sake of our children, the children of our country, the children of this World of ours. Let it be better and more beautiful for them than for us.’ On May 18, 1978, during the 80th IOC session, Sarajevo was selected as host by a margin of three votes over Sapporo, Japan. According to the consignor, who obtained this torch directly from Sučić’s family, this offered torch was the first to reach Sarajevo following its historic bid run. Starting Bid $300

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6119. Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Participation Medal with Case. Participation

medal issued for the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics, as presented to athletes and officials. Bronze, 60 mm, 94 gm, by Dugald Stermer/ Jostens. 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. Complete with its original blue velvet presentation case and cardboard box. Starting Bid $100

6120. Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics. Collection of ephemera from the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics, including: ticket stubs from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies; deluxe printed letter from Peter Uebberoth that accompanied mailed tickets in registered envelope; impressive, deluxe 32-page, full color Opening Ceremonies program (with Picasso cover & extensive coverage) plus separate extensive cast program included; impressive, deluxe 20-page full color Closing Ceremonies program; audience member’s participation props used during Opening & Closing ceremonies audience celebration productions; original LA Olympics committee ticket letters and ticket order paperwork; 28-page full-color ticket/events guide; extensive fold-out guide with maps of all the Olympic venues; and deluxe 1984 Olympics program in shipping box to ticket holder. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

6122. Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Volunteer Participation Medal and (6) Gold Logo Charms. Official

volunteer participation medal issued for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 94 gm. The front features the Olympic motto “Citius Altius Fortius,” with a raised depiction of the LA Coliseum above crossed laurel branches; the reverse shows the official logo above Olympic rings with the text, “Los Angeles 1984, XXIII Olympiad.” Complete with its original blue velvet presentation case, which bears some wear. Includes a group of six gold 14k LA 1984 Games logo charms, each housed in their original presentation booklets. Starting Bid $100

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6121. Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Torch and Volunteer Participation Medal. Official 1984 Los Angeles Olympics torch, brass-finished

with tan leather handles, measuring 22.25˝ in length and 4.75˝ at its widest point, manufactured by Turner Ind and engraved “1983 LAOOC,” with a pair of Los Angeles Games logos on the base of the handle. The black burner remains in place, for an overall length of 23˝. Bowl is engraved along the top, “Citius, Altius, Fortius, “ with the rings between each word, and the L.A. Memorial Coliseum Stadium below. Complete with its original black vinyl carrying bag and a gold 14k LA 1984 Games logo charm. Includes a bronze volunteer participation medal issued for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, with its original blue velvet presentation case. Starting Bid $300

6124. Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Saudi Arabia Dagger and Plaque. Unusual pairing of com-

memorative presents from the Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee for the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics—an English-Arabic metallic presentation plaque with an embossed design of the emblem of Saudi Arabia, 8.25 x 10, affixed to a slightly larger felt mat and housed in its original presentation case; and an ornate letter opener in the shape of a jambiya or dagger, 9.75˝ in length, with golden hilt bearing the Olympic rings to either side, and the sheath featuring gilt lettering in English and Arabic. Includes its original presentation case. The protective liner to the plaque is beginning to peel, and the adhesive to plaque is losing some of its integrity. Starting Bid $200

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6123. Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Participation Medals (5) and Programs (4). Group lot of five official

participation medals issued for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, as presented to athletes and officials. All bronze, 60 mm, 94 gm, by Dugald Stermer/Jostens. The front of each depicts the Olympic torch with raised text, “Citius Altius Fortius, XXIII Olympiad”; the reverse of each features the Los Angeles Games emblem over Olympic rings and laurel branches. All of the medals include their original blue velvet presentation cases, and three come with their cardboard box; two velvet cases bear noticeable wear, and one box features an edge tear. Accompanied by a group of four original programs for the opening ceremonies of the ‘Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad,’ each 8.25 x 10.75, 32 pages, with the front cover of each featuring an image of Pablo Picasso’s 1961 work ‘The Youth Circle.’ Also includes an Italian-English language softcover book published by Spaziosport entitled ‘Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games,’ a first edition of the book Golden Moments: A Collection of United States 1984 Commemorative Olympic Issues (stains and tears to dust jacket), and a variety of philatelic items relating to the 1984 LA Games. Starting Bid $200

6126. Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. 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. An impressive Olympic medal with exceptionally bold designs. Starting Bid $200

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6127. Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Volunteer Participation Medal. Volunteer participation medal issued

for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 63 mm, 136 gm. The front depicts the Calgary Games emblem and raised French and English text, “Calgary 1988, XV Olympic Winter Games”; the reverse bears a mountainside with Olympic buildings and raised text: “Team ‘88—Equipe 88, Calgary.” Includes the original presentation case, which bears some spotting. Starting Bid $100


1988

Rare 1988 Calgary relay torch, one of only 150 made

6129. Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Torch. Sought-after of-

ficial 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics torch used during the Olympic relay, 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 inscribed with raised text in English and French, “XV Olympic Winter Games Calgary Alberta Canada 1988,” with underside of bowl engraved: “COA/A.O.C. 1979–1986”; the ball at the base of the handle is engraved with the Olympic motto, “Citius, Altius, Fortius.” The bowl, handle, and base feature some slight scattered marks. Included with the torch is the original black carrying bag and a group of 20 replacement torch wicks. 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, called ‘Share the Flame,’ 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. An exceptional example of what is one of the most sought-after modern Olympic torches. Starting Bid $2500

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6130. Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Prototype Torch. Rare heavyweight

prototype of the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics torch. Comprised of aluminum with a maple handle, the torch measures 24.5˝ in length and 7˝ at its widest point, with the top inscribed with the games emblem and raised text in English and French, “XV Olympic Winter Games, Calgary Alberta Canada, 1988.” This robust preliminary torch was designed by the National Research Council of Canada and made to resemble the Calgary Tower, an iconic landmark in the Canadian city. Although they outwardly appear quite similar, there exists a variety of notable differences between this larger mock-up and the final, more user-friendly result. The prototype is larger and heavier—length (24.5˝ to 23.5˝), width (7˝ to 6.5˝), weight (4.75 lbs to 2.7 lbs)—and is also missing engravings to the underside of the bowl and to the ball at the base of the handle, which is likewise not emblazoned with pictograms of Winter Olympic sports; the girth and color of the handle, in addition to the number and spacing of its etched rings, is markedly different. The bowl itself does not appear polished like its successor, with its eight upper burner holes recessed, unlike the four protruding wick casements present on the final burner. Also, the bowl appears bolt-attached, whereas the bowl to the relay-used torch utilizes a twist-spring action release. The prototype features a few light scuffs and marks to the upper handle and underside of the bowl. Accompanied by a custom-made torch stand. The torch relay, called ‘Share the Flame,’ 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—with this heavy early example one of an unknown preliminary batch. Starting Bid $300

6131. Calgary 1988 Wi n t e r O l y m pics Gold Sample Winner’s Medal.

Uncommon sample gold winner’s medal issued for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. Gilt silver, 69 mm, produced by Jostens. The front depicts combined profiles of a laureated athlete and a First Nations indigenous person whose headdress is formed by winter sporting equipment; the reverse bears the stylized snowflake/maple leaf emblem of the Games and the Olympic rings at center, with surrounding raised bilingual text: “XVes Jeux Olympiques d’hiver, XV Olympic Games, Calgary 1988.” Both sides are printed “Sample.” Topped with a swatch of cyan, red, and blue ribbon. Presented in its original 7.25 x 7.25 x 3.25 dual-paned wooden display case, with top bearing an attached plate: “Official Sport medal, XV Olympic Winter Games, Supplied By Jostens Canada Ltd.” In fine condition, with trivial scuffing to case. A beautiful sample medal of the elusive first prize from Calgary 1988. Starting Bid $200

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1992

6132. Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics Torch.

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. The torch’s burner is absent, and the torch itself bears a couple dings near upper handle, with trivial marks to leather. Starting Bid $300

6133. Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics Winner’s Diploma. Official English-Korean winner’s diploma from

the Seoul 1988 Summer Olympics, 12.25 x 13.75, awarded to French runner Bruno Marie-Rose, who placed eighth in “Athletics, M. 200 M.” Lower portion bears printed signatures of the presidents of the International Olympic Committee and the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee. Housed in its attractive original folder. In fine condition, with some slight wear to folder. Starting Bid $200

6134. Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics Lalique Paperweight. Limited edition crystal paperweight made by

Lalique of Paris for the Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics, numbered 1686/4000, reproducing the image on the winner’s medal depicting the Olympic rings over an alpine landscape. The base is etched with the text: “Albertville 1992, XVIes Jeux Olympiques D’Hiver.” Complete with its original box. Starting Bid $200

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6138. Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Team USA Pin Collection of (32).

1992

6135. Albertville 1992 Winter Chrome-Plated Steel Olympics Participation Medal. Impressive participa-

tion medal issued for the Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics. Chrome-plated steel, 68 mm, 189 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.” Starting Bid $200

Collection of 32 Team USA Olympic pins from the Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics, each 25 mm x 32 mm, which includes the following events and staff: Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Canoe/Kayak, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Team Handball, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Shooting, Gymnastics, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Yachting, Roller Hockey, Taekwondo, Medical, Staff, and one blank. The pins are mounted and framed with an engraved plaque to an overall size of 15.5 x 13.5. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $100

6137. Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Torch. Official 1992

Barcelona Olympics torch, constructed 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. The sliding red switch to reverse is engraved “008078.” Exhibits a few minor scuffs to body and several to the rubberized handle; a slight separation to the main front panel from body (result of gas canister removal) does not detract from the overall presentation. 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. An impressive torch with a decidedly modern design that’s fast approaching its 30th anniversary. Starting Bid $200

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Rare silver winner’s medal from the memorable Barcelona Summer Games

6139. Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal. Desirable winner’s medal issued for the Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics. Silver, 75 mm, 269 gm, by Xavier Corbero; manufactured by Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre. Unawarded, with replacement ribbon. The front depicts a seated Victory in Modernist style holding a winner’s crown and palm branch with Olympic rings and raised text: “XXV, Olimpiada Barcelona, 1992”; and the reverse featuring the Games logo of a stylized man leaping over the Olympic rings. Includes its original ribbon with Olympic colors. Both sides of medal show discoloration and light scuffs.

The 1992 Summer Olympics were the last competition to be staged in the same year as the Winter Olympics, and the first summer games since the end of the Cold War. In the wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution in 1991, the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania sent their own teams for the first time since 1936, with the 12 other former Soviet republics competing as the Unified Team, a collective that led the Olympiad with a total of 112 medals. An immensely attractive second place prize that represents only the third winner’s medal we have offered from the historic XXV Olympiad. Starting Bid $500

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1992

6140. Robert Zmelik: Olympic Decathlon Champion’s Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Singlet, Shorts, and Number. Robert Zme-

lik’s singlet, shorts, and athlete number that he wore during the Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics when he won a gold medal in the decathlon. The lightweight Adidas singlet and shorts feature the colors of the Czech Republic flag, and are sized D7 / F5 (singlet) and D7 / F46 (shorts). His off-white athlete’s number measures 9.5 x 8 and features Zmelik’s athlete number, “1610,” with the Barcelona emblem to upper right. Includes an image of Zmelik wearing all three items. In overall fine condition. Zmelik beat out a field of 36 competitors from 24 nations to secure a gold medal in the Men’s Decathlon; he was the only athlete to win two events—long jump and 110 meter hurdles. Starting Bid $200

6141. Budapest and Lausanne (3) IOC Session Badges. Three gold-tone badges from the 100th and

104th International Olympic Committee sessions held in Lausanne and Budapest in 1993 and 1995:

The two Lausanne badges measure 35 mm x 67 mm, and depict Olympic rings over a “100e Session” tablet, with text below: “Lausanne, 23/24 Juin 93.” One badge features an attached yellow ribbon, and the other an orange ribbon. Both are suspended from navy blue strings, bear Huguenin, Le Locle maker marks on reverse, and include their original paper wrappings. The Budapest badge measures 25 mm x 65 mm, depicts the city’s skyline over an Olympic emblem, and features raised text: “104th IOC Session, 104e Session du CIO, Budapest, 1995.” The badge features an attached light yellow ribbon and is suspended from a green, white, and red string. At this session, Salt Lake City was selected as the host for the XIX Olympic Winter Games. Starting Bid $200

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Magnificent Lillehammer torch— the largest in Olympic history 6142. Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics Torch. Magnificent official Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics torch, constructed of wood, iron, and copper, measuring an impressive 60˝ in length, designed by André Steenbuch Marandon and Paal Christian Kahrs, and manufactured by Paal J. Kahrs Arkitekter AS, Statoil. Resembling that of a sheath knife, the torch is highlighted by its long birchwood handle that symbolises Norway tradition, with the upper section consisting of a polished aluminium blade that conversely reflects the nation’s industrial modernity and technology. The base of the burner is engraved with the logo of the XVII Olympic Winter Games, and the upper and lower sections of the inner copper plate feature several event pictograms. In spite of its imposing, martial appearance, the supple elongated shape, coupled with its considerable length, were chosen with the view of forming a harmonious extension between the torch and its bearer—the creators of this torch bestowed it with the poetic name ‘Noble.’ The torch bears two mounting holes and is in well-used condition, with singeing and scuffs to the blade, and notable burn marks and scrapes to the handle, which bears a heat-crack to where the burner meets the wood; given the torch’s strikingly rugged design, none of the mentioned ‘flaws,’ with the exception of the custom mounting holes, should be deemed as imperfections, nor do they detract from its overall awesome impression. Accompanied by the original ‘Torchbearer Proof’ certificate of authenticity, dated January 28, 1994, issued to Wenche Spidsberg for a relay run in the town of Gjøvik. The certificate is mounted and framed with a photo of Spidsberg carrying the torch to an overall size of 11.25˝ x 25.5˝. The flame of the XVIIth Olympic Winter Games was lit in Olympia, Greece, on January 16, 1994, and, with the use of 350 torches and 6,916 torchbearers, traveled 18,000 kilometres (11,000 miles) over the course of 27 days to the Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena in Lillehammer, Norway. It was the sixth Winter torch relay to have more than one route, which included a visit to the Arctic Circle and the premiere instance of a torch being passed between two parachutists. Before Prince Haakon lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony, Stein Gruben, in spectacular and fiery fashion, astounded spectators when he launched from the ski jump with torch in hand. Nearly the height of a human being, this massive, hugely desirable Olympic artifact holds the unique distinction as being the longest and thinnest torch in Olympic history—the first Lillehammer torch that we have ever offered. Starting Bid $1000

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1994 6143. Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics Copper Participation Medal. 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, which bears some discoloration to the left side, features various sports pictograms and the ice crystal design. Starting Bid $200

6144. Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics Team USA Pin Collection of (14). Collection of 14 Team USA Olympic pins from the Lillehammer 1994

Winter Olympics, each 38 mm x 38 mm, which includes pins for the following events and staff: Biathlon, Bobsled, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, Luge, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Free Style Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Speed Skating, Medical, Staff, and one blank. The pins are mounted and framed with an engraved plaque to an overall size of 12.75 x 9.75. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $100

6145. Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics Team USA Ice Hockey Ring Presented to Todd Marchant. Original

Lillehammer 1994 XVII Winter Olympics Ring presented to USA Hockey player Todd Marchant. The ring is size 9, with a 1994 Olympic Team with four diamonds around a blue stone with the USA and Olympic rings on top of the ring. Lillehammer Olympics logo is on the left shank with “Marchant” on the right and “Jostens 10k.” Comes with a Balfour box. The 1994 Games was Marchant’s last as an amateur before embarking on a 17-year NHL tenure. Starting Bid $200

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Exceedingly rare gold medal for ‘Ice Hockey’ from the Lillehammer Winter Games

6146. Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal. Highly desirable winner’s medal issued for the

Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics. Gilt silver, 82 mm, 142 gm, by Ingjerd Hanevold; manufactured by Th. Marthinsen of Tonsberg. The medal contains a polished circular piece of 600 million-year-old sparagmite that was collected from the Lillehammer Olympic Park during the construction of the Lysgardsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena. The front of the medal features the Olympic rings in gold, with the case’s ice crystal design and the interior stone engraved, “Lillehammer ‘94” and “The XVII Olympic Winter Games”; the reverse retains the ice crystal design and includes the Lillehammer Games emblem with a large pictogram of an ice hockey player, and the inset stone is engraved with the sport: “Ice Hockey.” The rim bears the initials of the designer and mint, and the medal bears slight scuffing, most noticeable to the front side. Includes its original blue and maroon grosgrain ribbon that replicates the ice crystal motif. According to Hanevold, she designed the medals to be ‘humorous, sober, and recognizable’ and that their design is ‘Norwegian through and through.’ Her choice of sparagmite was in keeping with the guiding principles behind the Lillehammer Games as a means of presenting Norway’s genuine natural surroundings and increasing national environmental awareness. ‘The medals symbolize the very essence of Norway, the Norwegian mountain landscape. The stone also serves a symbolic function; it reminds us of how precious our earth and nature are, and how important it is that we protect them.’ Following preliminary action that saw both Canada and Sweden go 3-1, the two teams squared off in the gold medal match after defeating tournament favorites Finland and Russia. As expected the game was tightly contested, with Sweden forcing overtime with less than two minutes to go in regulation. After a scoreless overtime, the winner was determined by a shootout and in dramatic fashion, Peter Forsberg’s seventh round goal on Canadian goaltender Corey Hirsch proved to be the game-clincher. As a result, Sweden’s Tomas Jonsson, Hakan Loob, and Mats Naslund became the first three members of the Triple Gold Club—winners of an Olympic Games gold medal, a World Championship gold medal, and the NHL’s Stanley Cup. A magnificently unique and rare winner’s medal made all the more coveted by its connection to ice hockey, arguably the most storied and competitive of the Winter Olympic sports. Our first winner’s medal from the XVIIth Winter Olympiad. Starting Bid $5,000

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1996

6147. Leonid Zhabotinsky’s 2004 Arnold Classic Memorial Award. Rare Memorial Award pre-

sented by Arnold Schwarzenegger to legendary Ukrainian weightlifter Leonid Zhabotinsky at the 2004 Arnold Classics in Columbus, Ohio, on March 6, 2004. The rectangular crystal award, 5˝ x 7˝ x .5˝, features 3D engraved images of Zhabotinsky and three other gold medal-winning Olympic weightlifters honored at the event: Chuck Vinci, Tommy Kono, and Ike Berger. In a sport that features the world’s biggest stars, weightlifter Leonid Zhabotinsky was larger than life. As a representative of the Soviet Union in the heavyweight division, Zhabotinsky proved himself year after year as one of Earth’s mightiest men, routinely placing—and oftentimes winning—in whatever competition he entered. To cement his status as a truly historical strongman, Zhabotinsky won back-to-back Olympic gold medals (Tokyo 1964 and Mexico City 1968) in the men’s +90 kg division. So inspiring was the Soviet to budding weightlifters and bodybuilders the world over, that as a young Austrian teenager Arnold Schwarzenegger kept a photograph of Zhabotinsky taped over his bed. Starting Bid $200

6149. Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Team USA Pin Collection of (32). Collection of 32 Team USA Olympic

6148. Atlanta 1996 (2) IOC Session Badges. Two gold-

tone badges from the 105th International Olympic Committee session held in Atlanta in 1996, on the occasion of the Games of the XXVI Olympiad. Both measure 50 mm x 115 mm, and feature the text, “105th IOC Session, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996,” with flowers and the Olympic rings; one bears a blue-and-white ribbon, and the other a solid orange ribbon. Starting Bid $200

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pins from the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, each 19 mm x 38 mm, which includes the following events and staff: Olympic Team, Field Hockey, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Canoe/Kayak, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Gymnastics, Handball, Field Hockey, Judo, Modern Pentathlon, Rowing, Shooting (3), Softball, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Yachting, and Staff. The pins are mounted and framed with an engraved plaque to an overall size of 12.75 x 9.75. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $100


1996

6150. International Olympics Committee 1996 Centennial Torch. Uncommon official International Olympic com-

mittee (IOC) centennial torch, constructed of aluminum and wood, measuring 21.75˝ in length and 6˝ at its widest point. The main body is ribbed in a fashion similar to the twenty-two reeds found on the Atlanta torch, with a band above the wooden handle engraved with the names of all the host cities and their dates since 1896; bottom ring slightly loose from band. An example of this unique torch was lit in Greece on March 30, 1996, and designed specifically for use at an event in Athens hosted by the Hellenic Olympic Committee to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first modern Games. Representatives from each host city since 1896 attended and participated in a torch run inside Athens Olympic Stadium using these torches. An elegant, unused torch commemorating one hundred years of Olympic excellence. Starting Bid $300

6151. Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Winner’s Medals Display Box. Official wooden display box for gold, silver, and bronze

winner’s medals from the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, 13.5˝ x 7˝ x 2.25˝, with the upper lid laser-cut with the centennial host logo, and the interior lined in black felt with the Atlanta emblem stamped in gold. In fine condition, with some scuffing to corners of lid, which bears some marks to right side. Starting Bid $200

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Atlanta gold medal from Cuba’s dominant Olympic baseball run

1996

6152. Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal. Magnificent winner’s medal awarded

to Cuban baseball player Alberto Hernandez at the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics. Gilt silver, 70 mm, 185 gm, by Malcolm Grear Designers; manufactured by Reed and Barton. The front, inscribed “XXVI Olympiad Atlanta 1996” with Olympic rings, shows a ‘Seated Victory’ holding a laurel wreath and palm branch, with the Colosseum looming in the background; the reverse, inscribed “Centennial Olympic Games,” features the Atlanta logo and a stylized ‘Quilt of Leaves’ olive branch pictogram of a baseball player. The medal is engraved on the bottom edge with the name of the sport: “Baseball.” The bottom edge features two small dents. Includes the original green-and-gold ribbon, the attractive wooden display case (which bears a few scuffs and dings), which is laser-cut on the lid with the centennial host logo and lined on the interior in black felt. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from a previous owner, who obtained the medal directly from Hernandez while living in Costa Rica. The Cuban baseball team at the 1996 Atlanta Games were simply dominant. As the reigning gold medalists of the 1995 Pan American games, Cuba went 7-0 in preliminary play with an average of 13.8 runs a game before trouncing Nicaragua in the semi-finals by the score of 8-1. Cuba met a talented Japanese squad in the final game and used a 4-run sixth inning to break a 6-6 tie en route to a 13-9 win and their second straight Olympic gold medal. Hernandez, who was the backup catcher to Juan Manriquein, went 2 for 9 in the 1996 Olympics. Starting Bid $1000

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6153. Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal Diploma. Official second-place winner’s diploma

from the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, 8.5 x 12, awarded to Russian gymnast Evgeniya Kuznetsova, who won a silver medal for “Artistic Gymnastics—Women’s Team.” Complete with its original green folder and envelope. In very fine condition. Kuznetsova (born 1980) won the silver medal in the team competition for Russia in the 1996 Olympic Games, but eight years later competed for Bulgaria at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games after switching allegiance due to differences with the Russian Federation. Starting Bid $200

6155. Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Winner’s Diploma. Official sixth-place winner’s diploma from the

Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, 8.5 x 12, awarded to Russian fencer Olga Velichko, who placed sixth for “Fencing—Women’s Team Foil.” Complete with its original green folder and envelope. In very fine condition. Starting Bid $150

6154. Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics Gold Winner’s Medal Diploma. Official first-place winner’s diploma from the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, 8.5 x 12, awarded to Russian fencer Dmitry Shevchenko, who won a gold medal for “Fencing—Men’s Team Foil.” Complete with its original green folder and envelope. In very fine condition. In addition to his gold medal at the Centennial Olympic Games, Shevchenko (born 1967) also won a bronze medal in the individual foil competition at the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. Starting Bid $200

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1998 6 1 5 6 . Na g a n o 1 9 9 8 Wi n t e r Olympics Torch. Official 1998 Nagano

Winter Olympics torch, comprised of aluminum and cotton, measuring 21.5˝ in length and 4.75˝ at its widest point. Manufactured by the Katsura Co., and designed by the Nagano Olympic Games Organizing Committee, the torch was inspired by pine branch torches called taimatsu that were used in the past in Japan. The hexagonal shape of the body represents snow crystals, with the silver color chosen to resemble a wintry landscape; when turned upside-down, the torch gives the resemblance of a Bonsho bell found in Buddhist temples. The six silver-colored vertical bands are adorned with raised pictograms of fifteen sporting events, as well as the Nagano Games logo and text in both English and French, “The XVIII Olympic Winter Games, Nagano 1998.” The five red rings mounted to the top bear gold-colored Olympic rings, and the yellow rope wrapped to the lower handle is a reference to a traditional element of Japanese design. Exhibits a few scuffs and scratches to the body. The Olympic flame arrived in Tokyo on December 23, 1997, and was soon split into three flames at a ceremony in the Yoyogi Athletic Park on January 4, 1998. They were taken by plane to three destinations—the Eastern Japan route (Hokkaido), the Pacific Ocean route (Kagoshima), and the Sea of Japan route (Okinawa)—and, upon entering Nagano Prefecture from the north, south, and east, the flames were reunited in Central Square on February 6th. The relay lasted a total of 51 days, traveled over 3,400 km, and featured over 6,900 torchbearers. The Games themselves were highly successful, and witnessed the introduction of women’s ice hockey, curling, and snowboarding. Additionally, National Hockey League players were allowed to participate in the men’s ice hockey event. A scarce and brilliant Olympic torch that gracefully blends Japanese tradition with a modern touch. Starting Bid $500

6158. Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics Team USA Pin Collection of (17). Collection of 17 Team USA Olympic

6157. Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. 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, which bears a few small marks, features the Nagano Games logo and a wreath effect along the rim. Starting Bid $200

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pins from the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics, each 38 mm x 38 mm, which includes the following events and staff: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsled, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Freestyle Skiing, Figure Skating, Ice Hockey, Luge, Short Track Speed Skating, Ski Jumping, Ski Nordic Combined, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Sports Medicine, Staff, and one blank. The pins are mounted and framed with an engraved plaque to an overall size of 14 x 11. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $100


Brilliant silver winner’s medal from the Nagano Winter Olympiad

6159. Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal. Rare and

stunning winner’s medal issued for the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics. Silver, 82 mm, 254 gm, by Takeshi Ito; manufactured by Kiso Kurashi Craft Center. The front depicts a central cloisonne design of the official games emblem, olive branches to either side, an ornamental lacquer upper portion with silver text, “The XVIII Olympic Winter Games,” and a dazzling rising sun composed of fine gold powder; the reverse bears raised text to the lower rim, “The XVIII Olympic Winter Games, Nagano 1998,” with the main Kiso lacquer body showing the games logo and Olympic rings in sparkling gold, and a small pictogram of the Nordic Combined event set within a brilliant depiction of the Shinshu Mountains in the morning sun. The medal bears trivial edgewear. Includes its blue and yellow winner’s ribbon, as well as the original blue velvet presentation case. Held from February 13th to the 20th, the Nordic combined at the 1998 Winter Olympics consisted of two events: a ski jumping portion that took place at Hakuba Ski Jumping Stadium, and a cross-country portion that took place at Snow Harp. Norway, the medal leader in the Nordic combined since the first Winter Olympiad, suitably won both events—Bjarte Engen Vik took gold in the individual competition, and Vik, Fred Børre Lundberg, Kenneth Braaten, and Halldor Skard earned top honors in the team event. Among the most beautiful of all Olympic medals, the top prize of the Nagano 1998 Games is a true work of medallic art and craftsmanship. Described by the Nagano Organizing Committee as ‘an expression of Nagano and Japan,’ the medal was intricately and thoughtfully conceived through traditional Nagano materials and techniques, such as lacquer, cloisonne, and engraving. The Nagano gold medal remains appreciably rare, with a total of only 150 athletes across 14 different sports having received one during the closing victory ceremonies. This is the first Nagano winner’s medal that we have offered. Starting Bid $5,000

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2000

6160. Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics Torch. Official 2000 Sydney Olympics torch, comprised of steel and aluminum, measuring 30.5˝ in length and 4˝ at its widest point, designed by Blue Sky Design and manufactured by G. A. & L. Harrington. The beautiful aesthetic of this torch drew inspiration from the Sydney Opera House, the blue of the Pacific Ocean, and the Australian boomerang. The emblem of the Sydney Olympics is featured prominently at the top of the torch; the bottom bears a label numbered “031.” The Sydney Olympic Games were lauded as the best ever held and the torch relay was a massive undertaking, taking place over the course of four months and including a total of 13,400 torchbearers. Starting Bid $300

6161. Sydney 2000 US Olympic Committee Ring. Appealing official Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics ring presented

to members of the US Olympic Committee. The 10K gold ring ring, size 10.5, features the Olympic rings on top, encircled by “Summer Olympic Games, 2000” and four stones, and emblems for Team USA/Sydney and the XXVII Games on the shanks. Inner band is marked “10K” and has an O.C. Tanner marker’s mark. Complete with its original case. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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2002

6162. Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics Bronze Participation Medal. Participation medal issued for the

Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 50 mm x 90 mm, 242 gm, by O. C. Tanner. The front depicts three athletes bursting from a mountain, with 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. Starting Bid $200

6163. Salt Lake City 2002 US Olympic Committee Ring. Desirable official Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics ring presented to members of the US Olympic Committee. The 14K gold ring ring, size 10.5, features the Olympic rings on top flanked by three stones on each side, emblems for Team USA and the Salt Lake City Games on the shanks, and “Salt Lake City” engraved on the edge. Inner band is marked “14K” and has an O.C. Tanner marker’s mark. Complete with its original case. In fine condition. Starting Bid $200

6164. Salt Lake City 2002 US Olympic Committee Team Member Watch.

Official Seiko watch presented to members of Team USA for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics, featuring gold-tone face with raised golden text reading: “U.S. Olympic Team, USA, 2002, Salt Lake City,” and a depiction of the Olympic rings. The watch features a quartz movement, gold-tone bezel, simple hour markers, and a black calfskin band. Includes its original plastic case, box, and instruction booklet. In very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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2002 6165. Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics Torch. Elegant official

2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics torch, constructed of silvered metal and copper, measuring 31.5″ in length and 3.5″ at its widest point, designed by Axiom Design and manufactured by Coleman. The torch was modeled after an icicle and slightly curved to represent speed and fluidity, with a contrasting dull and polished finish on the handle to represent the meeting of modernity with the past. The handle, which bears an affixed “168” label, is engraved with the motto of the games, “Light the fire within,” and a raised emblem of the games appears near the top. The torch bears some light scattered scuffs from use, and the glass bowl is missing. The Olympic flame was lit in Olympia, Greece, on November 19, 2001, and began the American leg of its journey on December 4 in Atlanta. The route passed through the past host cities in the United States—Atlanta, Lake Placid, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Squaw Valley—over a 21,725 km route. Starting Bid $200

6166. Athens 2004 US Olympic Committee Team Member Watch. Of-

ficial Hamilton watch presented to members of Team USA for the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics, featuring a white face with raised golden “USA Team 2004” Olympic ring insignia. The watch features a quartz movement, gold-tone bezel and hour markers, and a stainless steel bracelet band. Includes its original Hamilton presentation case, box, and instruction booklet. In very fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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The return of the Olympic Games to Athens 6167. Athens 2004 Summer Olympics Torch. 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, with Greek engraving below presented to Lena Zachopoulou. Small dents and marks to upper and lower tips of torch. Includes its original tube. 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. Starting Bid $300

6168. Torino 2006 Winter Olympics Bronze Medal Winner’s Diploma. Official third-place winner’s diploma from the Torino 2006 Winter

Olympics, 8.25 x 11.75, awarded to Czechoslovakia ice hockey player Petr Cajanek. Complete with its original matching folder. In very fine condition. A former professional ice hockey forward who played for four seasons on the St. Louis Blues in the NHL, Cajanek, in addition to his bronze Olympic medal, attained three gold medals at the Ice Hockey World Championships (2000, 2001, 2005). Starting Bid $200

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2006

Torino’s magnificent silver winner’s medal

6169. Torino 2006 Winter Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal.

Stunning winner’s medal from the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics. Silver, 470 gm, 108 mm, designed by Quatrini and minted by Ottaviani International. The front features a fluid geometric design of the emblem of the Games at the bottom; the reverse has a polished pictogram of the sport—figure skating—and is engraved with the event, “Mixed Ice Dancing.” The edge is engraved in Italian, French, and English: “XX Giochi Olimpici Invernali, XX Jeux Olympiques d’Hiver, XX Olympic Winter Games.” The uniquely designed medal has a hole at the center, through which the red, gold, and fuschia ribbon is tied. Complete with its original wood-and-plastic curved display case and cardboard box, which is creased. At the time, the Torino winner’s medal was the largest ever issued. Starting Bid $1000

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6170. Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Bronze Participation Medal with Case. Participation

2008

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. Starting Bid $200

6171. Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Torch. Unused official 2008

Beijing Summer Olympics torch, constructed of anodized aluminum and rubber, measuring 28.5˝ in length and 3˝ at its widest point, designed by Lenovo China and Aerospace Science & Industry, and manufactured by Zhongshan Vatti Gas Appliance Stock Co., Ltd. The curved shape of the torch embodies that of both a parchment scroll and a cloud, the latter an ancient decorative element from Chinese art which is found on buildings, sculptures, and furniture. The upper portion of the torch is covered in etched patterns of ‘propitious clouds’ and bears the Beijing logo and Olympic rings; its red color symbolizes the spirit of celebration, enthusiasm, and good fortune. The lower handle portion is inscribed “Beijing 2008,” and is layered with a fine rubber-based varnish, a finish specifically designed to improve grip and replicate the contact of human skin as if the torchbearer were holding a friend’s hand. Includes its original Olympic box. The Olympic flame of the 2008 Olympics was lit on March 24, and was carried across the globe by a total of 21,800 torchbearers. Over the course of 130 days, the flame traversed over 85,000 miles, passing through every continent sans Antarctica, and even made its way to the summit of Mount Everest in a specially designed safety lamp. Starting Bid $300

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Stunning boxing silver medal from Beijing 2008

6172. Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal. Beautiful winner’s medal awarded to Cuban welterweight

boxer Carlos Banteux at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. Silver with inlaid jade, 70 mm, 186 gm, by Medal Design Group, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Elena Votsi. Created from ancient Chinese jade patterns, the medal consists of silver and jade, which symbolize nobility and virtue. Jade has been regarded as a virtue since ancient times, and the embodiment of Chinese traditional values of ethics and honor. The front depicts the standing goddess of Victory against panoramic imagery of the Panathinaikos Arena, with text above reading: “XXIX Olympiad Beijing 2008”; and the reverse features the Beijing Games emblem surrounded by inlaid jade and the outer circle engraved with the sport, “Boxing, Welterweight 69.” The design inspiration of the medal hook derives from jade ‘huang,’ a ceremonial jade piece decorated with a double dragon pattern and ‘Pu,’ the reed mat pattern. Includes the original red-and-orange ribbon and its gorgeous red rosewood presentation case. Composed of 283 fast-fisted participants from a total of 77 nations, the boxing events of the XXIX Olympiad were held at Beijing’s Workers’ Gymnasium between August 9-24. After outpointing boxers from Great Britain and Egypt in the opening and quarterfinal rounds, Cuba’s Carlos Banteux outworked China’s Hanati Silamu in the semi-finals to advance to the gold medal match where he eventually lost to Kazakhstan’s Bakhyt Sarsekbayev on points, 18-9. A striking, hard-fought victory medal from Beijing’s historic Summer Games. Starting Bid $1000

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2010

6173. Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Torch. 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, with upper portions both bearing a few scuffs. 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. Starting Bid $200

6174. Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Participation Medal. Participation medal issued for

the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Silvered, 60 mm, 87 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.” Edge bears instances of chipping to silver. Complete with original case. Starting Bid $200

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2012

Rare second-place silver in track and field from London 2012

6175. London 2012 Summer Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal.

Rare winner’s medal issued for the London 2012 Summer Olympics, awarded to a Team USA member for a second-place finish in a track and field event. Silver, 85 mm, 431 gm, by David Watkins. The front of the medal features text across the top, “XXX Olympiad London 2012,” above the winged Nike over Panathinaikon Stadium with the Acropolis in the background; the reverse features the emblem of the London Games against an abstract linear background. Retains its original purple ribbon, with “London 2012” and the Olympic rings embroidered in white. The event, which is inscribed along the bottom edge of the medal, will be disclosed to the winning bidder. Complete with its heavily worn hinged black case. Starting Bid $5000

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2014 6176. London 2012 Summer Olympics Torch. Gorgeous official 2012 London Olympics torch, comprised of metal and aluminum, measuring 31.5˝ in length and 4.25˝ at its widest point, designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, and manufactured in collaboration by Tecosim, LPG Gas, Bullfinch and Premier Sheet Metal. The gold-colored torch body consists of two envelopes of aluminum alloy perforated with 8,000 circles, a number which matches with both the amount of torchbearers and the United Kingdom relay miles, and features a golden metal logo of the Games near the top. The triangular shape refers to the multiples of three found in the Olympic movement’s values of excellence, friendship, and respect, the Olympic motto of ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius,’ and London’s hosting of the Games for the third time. The burner and interior ignition parts are absent. Starting Bid $300

Carried in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic relay 6177. Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Torch.

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 color 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; the cover sits slightly crooked against the body. Complete with its original torch relay carrying bag. Starting Bid $200

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2016

6178. Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Torch. Unused official 2016 Rio de

Janeiro Summer Olympics torch used during the Olympic relay, constructed of recycled aluminum and colored resin, measuring 27˝ in length and 3.5˝ at its widest point, 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 Rio Olympic emblem also adorns the top. Includes the original presentation tube. The torch relay began in Olympia on April 21, and concluded on August 5 at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, after visiting over three hundred of Brazil’s towns and cities. 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 medal events in 45 sports disciplines. Starting Bid $300

6179. PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics (2) Plush Mascots. Pair of original plush mascots from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, both sealed in their original wrapped boxes, which measure 9.25˝ x 10˝ x 4˝. The plush dolls show Soohorang the Tiger competing in curling and in snowboarding. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $100

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2018

6180. PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Torch. Official 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics torch, constructed of a white metal exterior shell with gold-colored metal interior, measuring 27.5˝ in length and 3.25˝ at its widest point, designed and manufactured by Young-se Kim, Inno Design / Groupe Hanhwa. At the top, the exterior shell is divided into five vertical branches to form a pentagonal shape, representing the sporting passion and spirit that unites the five Olympic continents (Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Australia). A colorful raised PyeongChang 2018 emblem decorates the body of the torch, and the handle is printed with golden stars. The white and gold colors used in the design represent the snow and ice of the Winter Games, as well as the Olympic flame, and correspond with the color scheme of the PyeongChang relay. The 700 millimeter length of the torch represents the altitude of PyeongChang, which lies 700 meters above sea level. The torch is specially designed so that the flame can burn continuously despite inclement weather: it generates an air tunnel that sends more oxygen to the flame, and a pentagonal hole at the bottom of the torch allows water to drain. Complete with its drawstring bag and carrying tube. The flame-lighting ceremony for the 2018 Games was held in Olympia, Greece, on October 24, 2017. Following an eight-day and 2,100 kilometer journey around Greece, the flame arrived on Korean soil in Incheon on November 1st, to commence the 101-day relay toward PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, where the Olympic cauldron was lit on February 9, 2018. The relay aimed to highlight the country’s leading technologies, traditional culture, and most spectacular sites, and featured about 7,500 torchbearers in total. A truly stunning Olympic torch that features a harmonious union of traditional and modern aesthetic. Starting Bid $300

6181. PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Athlete’s Participation Pin.

Official gold-plated athlete’s participation pin from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. 1 gm, 12 mm x 19 mm, which features the Olympic rings over a flaming 2018 torch. Reverse features the mint mark, “Bertoni, Milano,” and the serial number, “189112.” Includes the original paper presentation box with matching label. Starting Bid $100

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2020

6182. Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics (4) Tickets: Athletics, Gymnastics, Swimming, and Tennis.

Four original unused 3 x 7.75 full tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, for the following events: Aquatics (Swimming), Athletics, Gymnastics (Artistic), and Tennis. These tickets are press or media examples, with three identified as “Press Tabled Tribune,” and one as “Photo.” In overall fine condition, with venue locations marked over in felt tip to the Tennis ticket. Starting Bid $200

6184. Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics (2) Tickets: Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Desirable original

unused 3.25 x 7.75 full tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. These tickets are press or media examples, with both identified as “Press Non-Tabled Tribune.” In overall fine condition, with a few trivial dings to top edge of the opening ceremony ticket. Starting Bid $200

6183. Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics (9) Tickets: Athletics. Complete set of nine original 3 x 7.75 full tickets

to the Athletic (track and field) events in the Olympic Stadium at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Dated in order from July 30th to August 7th, these tickets are press or media examples and are all identified as “Press Tabled Tribune.” Athletics was one of a handful of sports that required a ticket in addition to a media credential. Tickets were scanned at the entrance. No spectator tickets were issued. In overall mint condition. The final Athletics event, the Men’s Marathon, occurred on August 8, 2021, in Sapporo and there were no tickets. Starting Bid $200

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6185. Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony (2) Doves. Two white foam doves that were

dropped from the top of the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Both doves measure 8.5˝ x 4.25˝. In overall fine condition, with a crease to one wing. Starting Bid $100


Collections

6186. Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Game-Used Baseball. Official game-used

SSK WBSC 540 baseball from the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, with a side panel featuring the emblem of the XXXII Olympiad. In fine condition, with scattered scuffs, wear, and grass stains. Starting Bid $125

6188. Winter Olympics Collection of Nearly (130) Pins. Collection of nearly 130 logo and souvenir pins from

past Winter Olympics, ranging in size from 6 mm x 6 mm to 51 mm x 38 mm, which includes sundry pins for Olympiads held in Cortina (1956), Squaw Valley (1960), Innsbruck (1964), Grenoble (1968), Sapporo (1972), Innsbruck (1976), Lake Placid (1980), and Sarajevo (1984). In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

6187. Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Athlete’s Participation Pin. Official gold-

plated participation pin from the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. 1 gm, 12 mm x 19 mm, which features the Olympic rings over a flaming 2020 torch. Reverse features the mint mark, “Bertoni, Milano,” and the serial number, “20-05529.” Includes the original paper presentation box with matching label, which bears some slight scuffing. As no participation medals were issued for the 2020 Tokyo Games, the athlete’s participation pin has become the defacto 2020 Tokyo ‘participation medal’ for collectors. Starting Bid $100

6189. Summer and Winter Olympics Collection of (27) Bid Pins. Collection of 27 Summer and Winter Olympic

bid pins, ranging in size from 13 mm x 19 mm to 38 mm in diameter, which includes pins for cities like Berchtesgaden (1992), Nagano (1998), Sydney (2000), Stockholm (2004), Helsinki (2006), Torino (2006), Zakopane (2006), Beijing (2008), and more. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $200

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6190. Summer and Winter Olympics Lot of (6) Media Pins. Group

Collections

lot of six media pins from past Summer and Winter Olympics, ranging in size from 19 mm x 19 mm to 25 mm x 51 mm, including: two Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics pins, one marked as “ARD, ZDF, Radio–TV” and the other as “EBU, OIRT, UER, TV Radio, Europe”; an Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics pin for CBS; and three Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics pins for ABC. In overall fine condition. Starting Bid $100

6191. Summer and Winter Olympics Collection of Over (150) NOC and Federation Pins. Collection of over 150 NOC

and Federation pins from past Summer and Winter Olympics, ranging in size from 6 mm x 6 mm to 38 mm x 38 mm, which includes pins from countries like Bermuda, England, Finland, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Soviet Union, United States, and more. In overall fine condition, with some wear to backs or enamel. Starting Bid $200

6192. Summer Olympics Collection of (22) Participation Medals. Appealing set of 22 participation medals from Summer Olympic Games, featuring consecutively held Olympiads from 1912 to 2000, and highlighted by a rare bronze medal from the 1912 Stockholm Games. In overall fine condition, with some wear, and light dings to edges. A complete listing is available online at RRAuction.com. Starting Bid $300

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Bidder affirms that it regards any statements made by RR Auction concerning the item as solely opinion and that Bidder is making its own inspection and independent evaluation of the goods, and is not relying upon any description or statements by RR Auction (including as to quality, authenticity, provenance, ownership, liens existing, on goods legality, or value) in making its determination to bid on or purchase an item. In any purchase or sale, the value of the item(s) is determined by the price. THE BIDDER HEREBY ASSUMES ALL RISKS CONCERNING ANY AND ALL PURCHASES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. 4.2 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 reoffering 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. 4.3 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. 4.4 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 and Bidder has fully satisfied any outstanding financial obligations to RR Auction (including as it concerns aby other lots). RR Auction reserves the right to require payment in full before delivering any lot to the successful Bidder. 4.5 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 upon the earlier of shipment to Bidder or in Bidder’s possession. 4.6 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 fur-


ther grants RR Auction a lien consisting of a senior security interest (or purchase money security interest to the extent applicable) in such sums or items to the fullest extent applicable, authorizes RR Auction to file documents concerning the interest, and Bidder agrees to execute any further 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 fees and expenses, until the indebtedness is paid. 4.7 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. 4.8 RR Auction may at its sole and absolute discretion, make loans or advances to Consignors and/or prospective Bidders. Section 5 Bidding Options 5.1 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. 5.2 When identical 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. 5.3 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. 5.4 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. Section 6 Payment

6.4 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. 6.5 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. 6.7 If RR Auction refers any unpaid invoice to an attorney for collection, the Bidder agrees to pay and shall be liable for RR Auction’s attorney’s fees, court costs, and other collection costs incurred by RR Auction in addition to the invoice amount and interest the greater of 1.5% per month or at the maximum legally allowable rate from date of invoice to collection. 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. 6.8 RR Auction shall have a lien against the merchandise purchased by the Bidder (as well as to the extent it is a consignor any other monies owed or due to 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. 6.9 All checks, cashiers checks, bank checks, or money orders are payable to R&R Auction Company of Massachusetts, LLC. RR Auction clients with an invoice totaling $1,000 or under will have the option to pay by VISA, Mastercard, Discover or Paypal. All Paypal payments must be sent to FinanceDepartment@ rrauction.com. Authorize.net, a third-party service provider contracted by RR Auction for processing on-line payments, charges a nonrefundable service fee of 3%, which will be added to your final invoice should you pay by credit/debit card. Section 7 Sales Tax RR Auction is a remote seller and we are now required to collect Sales/Use Tax from our bidders. The states that we have nexus in we will be required to collect and remit sales tax on your behalf. Each state has different requirements to meet nexus. When RR Auction has achieved a certain monetary and/or invoice threshold in each state we will apply sales tax to your total invoice. Please go to our terms on our website to see the states that are affected.

6.1 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 responsibility (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 sixty (60) 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.

If we have not achieved nexus in a particular state it is still your responsibility to pay sales tax on your purchases.

6.2 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.

If you have a resale number please email Sue@RRAuction.com or fax to (603) 732-4288 a copy of your state resale certificate and you will be exempt from paying sales tax.

6.3 All sales for total invoices greater than $1,000 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.

The sales tax rate is determined by the State, Country, and City where purchases are shipped to. If you decide to pick up your purchases at our New Hampshire location you will not be required to pay sales tax. The State of New Hampshire does not have a general sales and use tax. All purchases picked up at our Massachusetts location will be taxed at the current rate of 6.25%. Pennsylvania sales or use tax may be due in connection with the purchase and delivery of tangible personal property to Pennsylvania individuals and businesses. The purchaser is required to file a use tax return if tax is due in connection with the purchase and delivery in the Commonwealth. This notice is required pursuant to the provisions of the Tax Reform Code of 1971. 72 P.S. ¤ 7213.2.

Section 8 Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges Bidder is liable for shipping and handling and providing accurate information as to shipping or delivery locations and arranging for such. 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. Section 9 Title Title shall not pass to the successful Bidder until all invoices of Bidder (including those pertaining to the item(s) at issue) and amounts owed to RR Auction 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. Section 10 Rights Reserved RR Auction reserves the right, at any time before, during or after an auction has ended to: withdraw any lot before or at the time of the Auction, cancel any bid, 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, cancellation, or postponement under any circumstances. RR Auction reserves the right to refuse to accept bids from anyone at any time. Section 11 Conducting the Auction 11.1 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. 11.2 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 Auctions 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. 11.3 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. RR Auction may execute bids consecutively or otherwise up to one bid increment below the reserve. 11.4 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. 11.5 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) 732-4280. 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). 11.6 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.

11.7 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. 11.8 Maximum Bids In 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. 11.9 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. 11.10 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. 11.11 Bidding in 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. 11.12 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. During live internet or live auction, 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 or bids (successively or otherwise) 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. All auctions for lots are with reserve unless specifically stated otherwise. 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. 11.13 Miscellaneous: Agreements between Bidders and Consignors to effectuate a non-sale 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 ”donot-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. 11.14 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. Section 12 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 material breach or 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 subpart (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 Bidder’s property in RR Auction’s possession or to which title has not yet passed to 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. Section 13 Warranties

13.1 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, trademark, or other intellectual property (including exhibition or reproduction rights) related to the item, or whether the property is subject to any limitations or other rights. RR Auction does not make any representation or warranty as to title. 13.2 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. 13.3 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. 13.4 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 “AC”), to the exclusion of any other warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to those pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code. The AC inures only to the original Bidder (as shown in RR Auction’s records). Bidder may not transfer, assign, or otherwise convey the AC and such purported transfer, assignment, or conveyance shall be null and void. Section 14 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. Section 15 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 Bidder and by an authorized officer of RR Auction 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. Section 16 Bidder’s Remedies 16.1 Except as stated expressly herein, Bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy related to or pertaining to items it bids upon, views, or purchases from RR Auction, and any claims by Bidder related to authenticity, ownership, condition, title or value, shall be against Consignor only.


16.2 This section sets forth the sole and exclusive remedies of Bidder as against RR Auction (inclusive of its affiliates, officers, managers, employees or agents), or in any way arising out of, related to, or in connection with these Conditions of Sale, , and is expressly in lieu of any other rights or remedies which might be available to Bidder by law. Time is of the essence with respect to these procedures. 16.3 Title to Items 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, satisfactory to 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 may 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 (if any made), RR Auction may disclose the identity of the Consignor to Bidder and may assign to Bidder all or some of RR Auction’s rights against the Consignor with respect to such lot or property. Upon such disclosure and/or assignment, all responsibility and liability of RR Auction, if any, with respect to said lot or item shall automatically terminate related to or arising from these Conditions of Sale or such transaction operating as a complete waiver and general release by Bidder as to RR Auction and its agents, contractors, and affiliates, as to any and all claims concerning or related to the item, if any . RR Auction shall be entitled to retain the premiums and other amounts paid to RR Auction by 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. 16.4 Authenticity Challenge Process (1) If Bidder wishes to dispute or challenge the Authenticity of the lot or item (including asserting that it is incorrect), Bidder must adhere to the following procedure: Within 30 days of the Auction Date, Bidder must present written evidence to RR Auction, that the lot is not authentic as determined by a known expert in the field (and one recognized by RR Auction within its discretion) and send the physical item or lot at issue to RR Auction along with all evidence relied upon by Bidder for contesting the Authenticity. (“Authenticity Challenge Process”) “Authenticity” shall mean a gross discrepancy in the between the description, genuiness, or attribution of the item as represented by RR Auction in the Catalog or at the auction, and the item. If RR Auction concurs that the lot is not Authentic as was represented (it is sole discretion), Bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy as against RR Auction (inclusive of its affiliates, agents, employees, and contractors) shall be a refund of the purchase price of the subject item paid by Bidder, with no other costs, liabilities or amounts recoverable by Bidder. If RR Auction does not agree with the assertion by Bidder, then the Parties shall follow the dispute resolution procedures of these Conditions of Sale. Strict adherence to the Authenticity Challenge Process is a condition of standing for Bidder to initiate suit or claim. (2) So long as Bidder has complied with the Authenticity Challenge Process, any claim, suit or action, by Bidder concerning an AC or Certification of Authenticity, or related to the authenticity of the item must, without any exception, be brought within one (1) year of Auction Date and is subject to the other limitations and conditions stated in the Conditions of Sale. 16.5 Other Issues. Any dispute or claim by Bidder against RR Auction (or its affiliates, directors, employees, officers, agents, or contractors)) other than Authenticity, concerning any item or lot bid upon, or purchased, including value, title, condition, bidding process, or description must be asserted (if at all) in the following manner: (1) If the description of any lot in the Catalog is materially or grossly incorrect (e.g., gross cataloging error), or there is any other gross material issue pertaining to the item or lot, the item or lot may be returned 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 with explanation in writing.. If there is any discrepancy between the description in the Catalog and a certificate of auction, then the description in the certificate of auction (“Lot Challenge Process”). 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 within the period of time stated herein or not materially or grossly in deviation from the description. Such a refund is subject to RR Auction’s sole discretionary review, and any request for refund must be made concurrently with returning the physical item or lot to RR Auction. Any item not returned within said frame will constitute acceptance of the item and a waiver and release of any and all claims by Bidder pertaining to the item other than with respect to authenticity; and

(2) Provided that the Bidder has engaged in the Lot Challenge Process, any claim concerning such must be brought no later than one (1) year of the Auction Date for the item or lot at issue and is subject to the other limitations and conditions stated in the Conditions of Sale. NO RETURN OR REFUND OF ANY AUCTION LOT WILL BE CONSIDERED OR PROVIDED EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THESE CONDITIONS OF SALE AND BIDDERS OR AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SUCH SHALL BE A COMPLETE DEFENSE TO ANY CLAIMS BY BIDDER RELATED TO THE CONDITIONS OF SALE, ANY AUCTION OR BID. 16.6 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. For any and all claims by Bidder arising out of or related to this Agreement, Bidder’s viewing, bid, or purchase of items, or any agreement between the Parties, or otherwise, Bidder agrees that to the fullest extent such can be limited under the law, Bidder shall have no right to recover and hereby waives any and all rights to recover from against RR Auction or its affiliates, directors, employees, officers, agents, or contractors, consequential or indirect damages, lost profits damages, punitive, exemplary, statutory (or multiplier damages), physical or emotional distress damages, general or special damages of any kind (beyond amounts actually paid by Bidder for item(s) at issue), and in the event of recovery of any damages whatsoever, such shall be limited by the amounts actually paid by Bidder to RR Auction for the item(s) at issue in such claim, or if no money was paid to RR Auction by Bidder for items at issue, or there items are at issue, the amount of $150.00. Section 17 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. Section 18 Headings Headings are for convenience only and shall not be used to interpret the substantive sections to which they refer. Section 19 Entire Agreement Except to the extent Bidder is also a consignor (in which case the terms of the consignment agreement shall also govern), these Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the Parties together with the terms and conditions contained in the auction 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 or arbitrator of competent jurisdiction, the remaining parts of the agreement and remainder of the sections or terms and provisions of the section and all sections shall continue in full force and effect without being impaired or invalidated in any way. Section 20 Governing Law and Enforcement 20.1 The Parties agree that all 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. 20.2 The Parties agree that these Conditions of Sale, any other related agreement(s), along with all claims between the Parties, including those arising out of or related to such are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard for its conflict of laws principles. The Parties agree that any dispute between the Parties, including but not limited to those 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 Boston, Massachusetts, unless the Consumer Arbitration Rules apply, in which case, such rules and venue will govern. 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 also recover all of its related fees and costs, whether before or after the formal institution of the Arbitration, including but not limited to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, if RR Auction prevails, such recovery, in addition to all remedies available at agreement or law, shall include the Buyer’s Premium as defined in these Conditions of Sale. Federal arbitration law, including the Federal Arbitration Act apply to this agreement to arbitrate and its related provisions. The arbitration and all related proceedings shall be held strictly confidential and all documents and discovery shall be held confidential and not used, published or disclosed publically or to anyone outside the Parties or expert consultants or counsel who shall agree to hold such confidential. 20.3 The Parties consent to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as exclusive jurisdiction and venue for all claims between the Parties except as provided specifically herein and may seek confirmation of the decision in the Arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act in any Court of competent jurisdiction, including the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. To the extent such is necessary under the law, RR Auction may enforce the Arbitration award against Bidder and any related Party in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as RR Auction consenting to jurisdiction or venue in any location outside of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. THE PARTIES MAY NOT BRING CLAIMS AGAINST EACH OTHER AS A CLASS OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLAIMED CLASS, OR IN A REPRESENTATIVE ACTION UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED. UNLESS OTHERWISE AGREED, THE CLAIMS AGAINST EACH OF THE OTHER CANNOT BE CONSOLIDATED OR JOINED WITH MORE THAN ONE ADDITIONAL PERSON OR ENTITIES’ CLAIMS. NO INJUNCTIVE OR DECLATORY RELIEF SOUGHT BY BIDDER IF ANY, CAN AFFECT OR BE ORDERED TO AFFECT ANY OTHER BIDDERS OR PERSONS. 20.4 Except as provided specifically in these Conditions of Sale in Bidder’s Remedies against RR Auction (along with its affiliates, directors, agents, officers, employees, and contractors) for any dispute, claim, cause of action related to or arising out of these Conditions of Sale or any other related agreement(s), brought by Bidder must be brought within the earlier of the Auction Date as it pertains to the item(s) at issue or no later than one (1) year of the acts, omissions or circumstances occurred giving rise to the alleged claim, without exception. This provision is intended as a full, complete and absolute bar to and release of any claims by Bidder initiated after one (1) year of such acts, omissions or circumstances. The Parties agree further that these waiver provisions are intended to be binding in the event of any dispute, specifically including but not limited to third party claims and cross-actions brought by Bidder. These provisions are consideration for the execution of these Conditions of Sale. 20.5 To the fullest extent under applicable law and except as specifically stated herein Bidder hereby holds harmless, releases and discharges RR Auction and its agents, officer’s directors, affiliates, successors, and assigns from any and all claims, liabilities, obligations, promises, agreements, damages, causes of action, suits, demands, losses, debts, and expenses of any nature whatsoever, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected existing prior to these Conditions of Sale. Bidder agrees to the Conditions of Sale and upon each instance that Bidder participates in any auction, bids, or otherwise agrees to such terms and reaffirms this release as of the date of so participating or agreeing unless Bidder otherwise provides clear written notice to RR Auction prior to so bidding. 20.6 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. 20.7 Liquidated Damages for Specific Breaches In the event that Bidder provides false information in connection with registering for bidding, fails to correct or update information or breaches the Conditions of Sale by failing to pay the purchase price when due after becoming the winning bidder, as liquidated damages associated with such breaches, R&R may obtain from Bidder the greater of (1) 150% the reserve of the item (if any); (2) the amount bidder bid; or (3), the full amount that bidder would have otherwise paid. Bidder will also be liable for an additional 20% of such amount to account for additional administrative costs, shipping, additional advertising, and other damages and liabilities fees that are difficult to calculate on an item-by-item basis. 20.8 Indemnity. Bidder agrees to defend, indemnify, hold harmless RR Auction (along with its officers, directors, agents, contractors, and affiliates) from and

against any and all claims, costs, fees, damages, and liabilities arising out of or related to these Conditions of Sale, view of items, or lots, bidding, or participation in any auction by RR Auction, and/or or in any way connected to any item you viewed, bid upon or purchased through RR Auction. Section 21: State-by-State Law Issues This Auction is being conducted in and the sale shall take place in the State of Massachusetts. Notwithstanding, the foregoing, should these terms and conditions violate the law of any State should that state’s law be found to govern, or any provision herein determined to be invalid, the clause itself and the remainder of the Agreement shall be valid to the fullest extent allowed. Also, to the extent other states law apply to any transaction arising out of the Agreement (without admitting such), RR Auction states: For Residents of California: SALE OF AUTOGRAPHED COLLECTIBLES: AS REQUIRED BY LAW, A DEALER WHO SELLS TO A CONSUMER ANY COLLECTIBLE DESCRIBED AS BEING AUTOGRAPHED MUST PROVIDE A WRITTEN EXPRESS WARRANTY AT THE TIME OF SALE. THIS DEALER MAY BE SURETY BONDED OR OTHERWISE INSURED TO ENSURE THE AUTHENTICITY OF ANY AUTOGRAPHED COLLECTIBLE SOLD BY THIS DEALER. A written express warranty is provided with each autographed collectible, as required by law. This dealer may be surety bonded or otherwise insured to ensure the authenticity of any autographed collectible sold by this dealer.

Section 22 Glossary of Condition terms Information provided to prospective Bidders with respect of any lot, including any pre-sale estimate, whether written or oral, and information in any catalogue, condition or other report, commentary or valuation, is not a representation of fact but rather a statement of opinion held by RR Auction. Use of the following terms constitutes an opinion as follows: VERY FINE describes an item believed to be 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 we believe to 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 we believe 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 which we believe to have 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 believed to be exceedingly rare or important. Bidder may call and request further details and information about RR Auction’s opinions concerning any item via phone or email which shall provided in RR Auction’s discretion. Certificate of Auction, Certificate of Authenticity and Goods Acquired: Bidder warrants that Bidder (and its agents, assigns, successors, and affiliates) shall not purposely deface, destroy, dismember, cut-up into parts the item or Lot purchased at auction from RR Auction and in the event such shall occur whether purposefully or accidently, Bidder (and its agents, assigns, successors, and affiliates) shall refrain from advertising, promoting, or marketing the item as having been purchased from RR Auction and shall in no event display, expressly claim, or imply that the item was certified or auctioned in such state by RR Auction. As liquidated damages for such breach, Bidder agrees to be liable to RR Auction for the greater of the amount of three (3) times the hammer price of the item along with all other fees and costs as otherwise provided in this Terms of Sale.


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