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Sell or Auction Your 1956 Cortina Olympics Torch for up to Over $25,000 or More at Nate D. Sanders Auctions

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The 1956 Winter Olympics were hosted in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy where 821 athletes from 32 countries competed in 24 events. This was the first year the Soviet Union team participated in the Olympics and they took home more medals than any other nation. This year the Olympic flame was lit in Rome, rather than Olympia Greece, inside a tripod from Olympia. The final torchbearer was speed skater Guido Caroli who skated up to the Olympic cauldron before lighting it.

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

1956 Cortina Olympics Torch. Sold for Over $25,000.

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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.

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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 Centennial Olympics — Carried From Greece for the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta

The torch that carried the Olympic flame from Greece to the United States for the 1996 Summer Games. The Torch Relay tradition was begun in 1928, and transports a spark from the parent flame in Olympia to the host city in time for the opening ceremonies. Upon its arrival in Los Angeles, the flame was relayed all the way to Atlanta, Georgia for the XXVI Olympiad. The torch was designed by Greek-American Peter Mastrogiannis of Malcolm Greer Designers, and its logistics were developed by a six-member team. Its 22 reeds symbolize the 22 games held in the modern Olympics since 1896. A gold band is engraved with the Atlanta Summer Games logo and the quilt of leaves design. The unique specifications of this piece require it to keep a 12” flame from extinguishing even in the face of 30 mph winds and rain. To that end, the engineering includes a dual-burner system, with a blue flame that replenishes the yellow flame. The torch is made of aluminum, with Georgia pecan wood in the center. Measures 31.5” in height. Comes with its wooden stand. Some scorching to reeds, else very good. With provenance from R&R. Sold for $3,049.

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Olympic Torch From The Centennial Olympics. Click to enlarge.

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Olympic Torch From the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games — Inscribed With Olympic Motto

Olympic Torch from the 1984 Los Angeles summer games, inscribed with the Olympic motto: ”Citius, Altius, Fortius” (Faster, Deeper, More). These games are best remembered for Carl Lewis winning four gold medals and Mary Lou Retton becoming an American sensation by capturing the gymnastics all-around competition. Torch is constructed of spun aluminum with an antique brass finish and light grey leather handle. Wrapped around the top bowl along with three brass bands, is an image of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where track and field events were held. The center band reads: ”Games of the XXXIIIrd Olympiad / Los Angeles 1984”. Metal which caps the end of the handle bears an LAOOC 1983 copyright stamp and is also marked ”Turner Ind., Inc. / Irwindale, CA.” Torch burns wind-resistant propane lasting up to 50 minutes. Measures 22” and weighs two pounds, four ounces. From the Ken Kragen Collection. Light dings to upper portion and light wear to leather, else fine. Sold for $3,049.

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Olympic Torch From the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games — Inscribed With Olympic Motto. Click to enlarge.

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