34th Contemporary History Auction

Bidding on 1610 lots has ended on 1st December 2019. 78% of all lots sold

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1936 Olympic Games torch

1936 Olympic Games torch

LOT 43-0036
SOLD
Auction ended        30th November 2019  |  02:23 pm CET
RESULT
STARTING PRICE: EUR 900,00
EXCL. BUYER’S PREMIUM: 22,50 %
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
LOT 43-0036
EAN 2000000442952
LOT 43-0036
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000442952
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 43-0036
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000442952
1936 Olympic Games torch

Description

Extremely rare 1936 Olympic Games torch. One of the most significant symbols connected with any Olympic Games. 

Route of the torch run from Olympia to Berlin etched to the shaft. Lettering to the top of the shaft: "FACKEL-STAFFELLAUF OLYMPIADE-BERLIN 1936". Above the German eagle with olympic rings.

The top shows the edged legend: 

*ALS DANK DEM TRÄGER * ORGANISATIONS-KOMITEE FÜR DIE XI. OLYMPIADE BERLIN 1936 *

The inside of the top plate shows information to the maker and about the material being used: "Krupp Nirosta V2A Stahl - Stiftung der Fried. Krupp A.G. Essen"

Height: 27cm

Diameter of the top plate: 16cm

Some dents to the rim of the top. One hole to the bottom part. The bottom parts looks to be resoldered.

Very hard to find.


Condition
2-