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Item 7062 - Tug Wilson's Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics National Olympic Committee Badge Catalog 601 (Jan 2021)

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Tug Wilson’s National Olympic Committee “President” badge issued for the Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics, 38 mm x 114 mm, with Olympic rings, torch and image of Australia, and enameled white border with gilt text: “Olympic Games, Melbourne 1956.” Reverse bears a "K. C. Luke, Melbourne” maker mark and is engraved “83.” Suspended from the bottom of the badge is a silver ribbon marked “N.O.C.,” and a shorter ribbon with Olympic colors bearing an affixed “President” pin. A remarkable Olympic keepsake personally worn by the head of the NOC throughout the Games of the XVI Olympiad.

From the Tug Wilson Estate.

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