London 1948 Olympics Torch Auctions for $4,867 at NateDSanders.com Auctions
1948 Olympics Torch
A London 1948 Olympics torch is one of the more collectible Olympic torches. It sells for more than most of the other modern ones. We at NateDSanders.com Auctions were lucky to have a 1948 Olympics torch and it sold for $4,867. Here is the description and picture:
1948 Olympics Torch Used in the London Summer Games
Olympic relay torch used in the 1948 Summer Olympics. The Torch Relay tradition began in 1928, and transports a spark from the parent flame in Olympia, Greece to the host city in time for the opening ceremonies, in this case Wembley Stadium in London on 29 July 1948. There were 3 types of torches used during the 1948 relay: a land torch (of which this is an example), a torch with a gas recipient for crossing the sea, and a torch for the very last runner. Torch is made of stainless steel, features 3 sets of Olympic rings around the polished top, and reads, “XIVth OLYMPIAD 1948: OLYMPIA WITH THANKS”. Measures 16″ and weighs 1 lb., 13 oz. Small mark on handle, some wear to top, overall in very good condition. Sold for $4,867.
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