March 2015 Auction Ends Thursday, March 26th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/26/2015
1936 Olympic silver trophy made by the Nazi government for its ''Sternfahrt'' Rally, where drivers from all over Europe converged upon Berlin just before the start of the Olympic games. Conceived by Hitler with the belief that German cars would dominate the event, the Rally began on 22 July 1936, as 124 cars and 99 motorcycles throughout Europe raced to Berlin in the hopes of winning the Rally. The event ended on 31 July and the awards ceremony, where this trophy was presented, took place on 3 August 1936. In addition to speed, participants were judged on how far from Berlin they started and the number of checkpoints they visited while in Germany. The winner, Fritz Huske von Hanstein, went on to become one of the most famous racing drivers of his era. This silver trophy cup is engraved on the front with the 5 Olympics rings and ''Olympia Sternfahrt / 1936''; the Nazi eagle sits atop the lid. Trophy bears the hallmarks of Austrian silversmith ''Art. Krupp / EPNS'' on the underside of the base. Measures 7.25'' tall and 3.75'' in diameter at its widest point. Tarnishing, else near fine.
1936 Olympic Silver Trophy Given at the ''Sternfahrt'' Motorsports Rally1936 Olympic Silver Trophy Given at the ''Sternfahrt'' Motorsports Rally1936 Olympic Silver Trophy Given at the ''Sternfahrt'' Motorsports Rally1936 Olympic Silver Trophy Given at the ''Sternfahrt'' Motorsports Rally
1936 Olympic Silver Trophy Given at the ''Sternfahrt'' Motorsports Rally
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Auction closed on Thursday, March 26, 2015.
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