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Sell or Auction Your 1952 Helsinki Olympics Torch for up to Over $650,000 or More at Nate D. Sanders Auctions

FREE APPRAISAL. To buy, auction, sell or consign your 1952 Helsinki Olympics torch that is for sale, please email your description and photos to Nate@NateDSanders.com of Nate D. Sanders Auctions (http://www.NateDSanders.com).

Sell Your 1952 Helsinki Olympics Torch

Nearly 5,000 athletes from 69 nations united in Helsinki, Finland for the 1952 Summer Olympics and competed in 149 events. The Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Israel, Thailand, and Indonesia made their Olympic debut at these Games. The Olympic torch was lit in Olympia, Greece and and traveled about 4,000 km throughout Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Runner Paavo Nurmi lit an intermediate cauldron and Hannes Kolehmainen lit a different cauldron once the flame was moved to the top of the stadium.

Below is a recent realized price for a 1952 Helsinki Olympics Torch. We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions can obtain up to this amount or more for you:

1952 Helsinki Olympics Torch. Sold for Over $650,000.

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Nate D. Sanders Auctions has sold many Olympic torches. Below are a some examples:

Olympic Torch Used in the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games — The Scarcest of All Olympic Torches, With Only 33 Produced

Olympic relay torch used in the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble, France, one of only 33 produced by the Societe Technique d’Equipement et de Fournitures Industrielle (STEFI), the scarcest of all Olympic torches. The Torch Relay tradition began in 1928, and transports a spark – ignited by the sun using a parabolic mirror, from the parent flame in Olympia, Greece to the host city in time for the Opening Ceremonies. In this case, the flame was carried by over 5,000 torchbearers, ending at Grenoble on 6 February 1968 to launch the Games. Copper plate torch features a crenellated design at top, resembling the Olympic flame and also serving as its wind shield. The long handle segues to the top portion that holds the burner, distinguished by a silver plate featuring the official emblem of the Games designed by Roger Excoffonan. Torch measures 30” long and 3.75” wide at top. Burning apparatus is no longer present, as is often the case, and torch has only one silver plate rather than three. Small dent at bottom of handle. Remnants of soot from its use during the Games. One of the finest Olympic torches offered for sale, part of a select group of 33, all individually manufactured before mass production of Olympic torches became standard. Displays beautifully. Sold for $178,500.

1952 Helsinki Olympics Torch
Olympic Torch Used in the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games — The Scarcest of All Olympic Torches, With Only 33 Produced. Click to enlarge.

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Olympic Torch From the Famed 1936 Summer Olympic Games Held in Berlin — Very Few Torches From the 1936 Games Remain

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. Sold for $11,794.

1952 Helsinki Olympics Torch
Olympic Torch From the Famed 1936 Summer Olympic Games Held in Berlin. Click to enlarge.

Consign your 1952 Helsinki Olympics Torch at Nate D. Sanders Auctions. Send a description and images of your 1952 Helsinki Olympics Torch to us at Nate@NateDSanders.com.

1960 Olympics Torch Used in the Summer Games — With Original Holding Box

Olympic relay torch used in the 1960 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 Rome. Designed by Pier Luigi Nervi and Amedeo Maiuri, the torch is based on a classical model and is meant to resemble torches depicted on ancient monuments. Made of aluminum and then bronze plated, the torch bears the Olympic rings and is labeled “GIOCHI DELLA XVII OLIMPIADE”. Comes housed inside original decorative box. Torch measures 15.75″ and weighs 1 lb. 3 oz., or 550 g (without flame). Some fading of bronze plating and minor nicks from use, otherwise near fine condition.  Sold for $4,933.

1952 Helsinki Olympics Torch
Olympic Torch Used in 1960 Rome Summer Games — With Original Holding Box

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