Historic Olympic Memorabilia to go under hammer
A massive 1936 Garmisch bronze winner’s medal – designed by Richard Klein and struck by Deschler and Sohn of Munich, Germany. Only 755 athletes competed in these games, with a total of 36 gold, 36 silver, and 36 bronze medals minted, making these large medals exceedingly scarce and desirable amongst collectors.
St. Moritz 1948 Winter Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal, designed by Paul Andre Droz . The St. Moritz Games were the first to be celebrated following World War II, and were bestowed with the moniker, ‘The Games of Renewal.’ total of 123 athletes won medals at the 1948 Games, with 48 of those earning silver medals. Given the low quantity of struck winner’s medals, as well as the historical significance of the period, this example is of the utmost desirability.
A complete set of winner’s medals from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Conceived by Malcolm Grear Designers and manufactured by Reed and Barton, all three medals are inscribed on the rim, “Mfg. Sample,” and each include their original green-and-gold ribbon. The medals are housed in an attractive wooden display case laser-cut with the centennial host logo and lined on the interior in black felt.
Among the 23 Olympic Torches to be featured:
A rare official 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics torch. Designed by the National Research Council of Canada, the torch was made to resemble the Calgary Tower, an iconic landmark in the Canadian city. The torch relay was an enormous event, with approximately 6,500 torchbearers drawn from an application pool of over six million. After the lighting ceremony in Olympia, the flame was flown to Newfoundland and then traveled 18,000 km through Canada over 88 days. Unlike many relays, the torches were shared and thus only about one hundred and fifty were manufactured.
In addition, a spectacular relay torch from the 1956 Cortina Winter Games, the second Winter relay and the first instance in which the Olympics were