Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Jan 09    
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Bidder #
Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends January 9th
Olympics Auction Preview
Begins Jan 10, 2019
Search
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
Bidding
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Testimonials
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2018-19 Auction Calendar
Oct 18
Nov 7
Nov 15
Dec 5
Dec 13
Jan 9
Jan 17
Feb 6
Feb 14
Feb 21
Mar 6
Mar 14
Apr 10
Apr 18
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 9615 - Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics Torch Catalog 528 (Jun 2018)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Sold Price: $19,327.20 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Rare official 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics torch used during the Olympic relay, comprised of aluminum with a maple handle, measuring 23.5″ in length, emblazoned on the handle with pictograms of ten Winter Olympic sports. The top is inscribed, “XV Olympic Winter Games Calgary Alberta Canada 1988,” and the ball at the bottom is engraved with the Olympic motto, “Citius, Altius, Fortius.” Complete with its four-wick burner canister and its original black carrying bag. Designed by the National Research Council of Canada, the torch was made to resemble the Calgary Tower, an iconic landmark in the Canadian city. The torch relay was an enormous event, with approximately 6,500 torchbearers drawn from an application pool of over six million. After the lighting ceremony in Olympia, the flame was flown to Newfoundland and then traveled 18,000 km through Canada over 88 days. Unlike many relays, the torches were shared and thus only about one hundred and fifty were manufactured. A supremely desirable example of what is one of the most sought-after modern Olympic torches.

Due to the size and fragile nature of this item, it is considered OVERSIZED. Please call RR Auction for a shipping quote.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information


Tips For Consignors

Auctions

For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.