January 2015 Auction Ends Thursday, January 29th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/29/2015
Rare Olympic torch from the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany while the country was under Nazi rule. This was the first year the Olympic torch relay was held, with the torch traveling from Olympia, Greece through Europe, ultimately arriving at Olympic stadium in Berlin. Because of the stainless steel shortage in the upcoming war, very few of these torches still remain, as all stainless steel was required to be melted down to create weapons. Manufactured by Krupp, torch features an engraving of the cities through which it traveled, as well as the five Olympic rings, held in the talons of the German coat of arms. Contains a circular top where the component allowing it to be lit would be attached. Measures 10.75'' tall, with the circular top measuring 6'' in diameter. Light scratching, else near fine.
Olympic Torch From the Famed 1936 Summer Olympic Games Held in Berlin -- Very Few Torches From the 1936 Games RemainOlympic Torch From the Famed 1936 Summer Olympic Games Held in Berlin -- Very Few Torches From the 1936 Games RemainOlympic Torch From the Famed 1936 Summer Olympic Games Held in Berlin -- Very Few Torches From the 1936 Games RemainOlympic Torch From the Famed 1936 Summer Olympic Games Held in Berlin -- Very Few Torches From the 1936 Games Remain
Olympic Torch From the Famed 1936 Summer Olympic Games Held in Berlin -- Very Few Torches From the 1936 Games Remain
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Minimum Bid: $4,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $11,794
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Thursday, January 29, 2015.
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