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403   Henry Farrell’s Paris Olympics 1924 Welcome Home Badge  $200 $593 You must login to place a bid.
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#403 - Henry Farrell’s Paris Olympics 1924 Welcome Home Badge

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Scarce and attractive 1924 welcome home medal presented to US soccer pioneer and Olympian Henry C. Farrell. Gilt/sterling medal measures approximately 1.25 x 1.75, and is attached to its original red, white, and blue ribbon for an overall length of 3.75″. Front of the medal features a victorious athlete holding a palm branch, with a presentation in raised letters, which reads: “On behalf of the City of New York to the victorious American athletes on their return from the Olympic Games at Paris, France,” with “Presented by Hon. John F. Hylan Mayor,” around the raised figure. Reverse is engraved, “Henry C. Farrell,” and is stamped by the makers Dieges and Clust,” and bears a sterling hallmark. In extra fine condition. Henry Farrell was an American pioneer in the development of soccer as a major sport in the US. This is an uncommon piece, indicative of the major effort New York City made for our 1924 Olympians. Additionally offered in the Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection is a dramatic sculpture of a soccer player in motion (Lot 404), which was also presented to Mr. Farrell.

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