Olympic Memorabilia

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Desirable complete set of unused tickets for each of American Eric Heiden’s five gold medal-clinching speed skating events at the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics. Each ticket measures 7.5 x 2.5, and features time/date information for the respective event held at the James B. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval: 500 meter on February 15; 5000 meter on February 16; 1000 meter on February 19; 1500 m…

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Participation medal issued for the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 64 mm, 133 gm, by Cornelius Martens. The front depicts the Calgary Games emblem and raised French and English text, “Calgary 1988, XV Olympic Winter Games”; the reverse bears a panoramic view of Calgary, the Saddledome Stadium, and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, with the Olympic motto below. Includes its original …

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Attractive lightweight Adidas warmup jacket from the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics, issued to a member of the U.S. Olympic Team. The zippered jacket, size medium, features a nylon outer shell with patriotic design pattern, Adidas logo to left chest, large embroidered "USA" to back section, and left shoulder bearing Olympic rings with text: "USA Olympic Team, 1988 Calgary." The inner lining is a co…

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Participation medal issued for the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 137 gm. The front features a forest of small trees on a mountain side with a curve denoting a ski slope; the reverse bears the Nagano Games logo and a wreath effect along the rim. Complete with the original paper case and foam holder.

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Desirable winner's medal issued to VIPs at the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics. Gilded, 70 mm, 180 gm, by Malcolm Grear Designers; manufactured by Reed and Barton. The front, inscribed "XXVI Olympiad Atlanta 1996" with Olympic rings, shows a ‘Seated Victory’ holding a laurel wreath and palm branch, with the Colosseum looming in the background; the reverse, inscribed "Centennial Olymp…

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Uncommon pairing of lantern slides showing the Panathenaic Stadium, the host venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens 1896 Olympics, the first international Olympic Games held in modern history. The glass slides, both 4 x 3.25, and labeled as “189” and “192,” feature interior and exterior views of the immense marble stadium, with affixed captions marked &…

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Rare winner’s medal issued for the Paris 1900 Olympics. Solid silver, 55 gm, 38 mm x 57 mm, by Frederic Vernon, Paris. The front, inscribed “Republique Francaise, Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900,” features a winged goddess scattering laurels over the grounds of the Exposition; the reverse identifies the sport as gymnastics, “Championnat de Gymnastique,” and depict…

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Rare original purple 4.25 x 3.5 entry pass to the archery competition at the Paris 1900 Summer Olympics, which was held as part of the 1900 Exposition Universelle. The pass, issued as No. 1,119 to “Capitaine Carnot,” reads, in part (translated): “French Republic, Universal Exhibition of 1900, Physical exercise and sports competition, International Archery and Crossbow Competitio…

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Scarce pairing of original entry passes for the Paris 1900 Olympics, which was held as part of the 1900 Exposition Universelle. The first is a green service card, 4.25 x 3.5, unissued, which reads, in part (translated): “Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Posts and Telegraphs. Universal International Exhibition of 1900. Physical exercise and sports competition. Service card. This card enters t…

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Attractive non-athletic award medal issued for the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle, which played host to that year's Olympics. Bronze, 63.5 mm, 100 gm, by Jules-Clement Chaplain. The front depicts a profile view of Marianne, the national symbol of the French Republic; the reverse bears an athlete with a torch riding on the back of Nike, the goddess of victory, with tablet below issuing the …

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Souvenir book from the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle, which played host to that year's Olympic Games: Album Photographique: Exposition 1900. Paris: A. Taride, 1900. Hardcover, 7 x 8.75, 18 pages. The book contains imagery of the Champes-Elysees, Porte des Invalides, Rue des Nations, Eiffel Tower, and other locations. In good condition, with substantial wear including a split spine, detach…

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Uncommon brad-bound ticket booklet for the St. Louis 1904 Exposition and Summer Olympics, 2.75″ x 5.25″, containing six sheets of four admission tickets numbered from "256" to "273." Each ticket reads as follows: "Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Good for One Admission On Day of Year as Shown, Company [ticket number], No. M11068." The front of the booklet is…

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Extremely rare official's participation medal issued for the St. Louis 1904 Olympics. Copper, 40 mm, 30 gm, by Dieges & Clust, New York. The front, inscribed, "Olympic Games, St. Louis, USA, 1904," features an idealized nude athlete mid-stride with a laurel branch in his hand; the reverse features the lengthy text, "1803, Universal Exposition Commemorating the Olympic Games, 1904, Physica…

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Olive green ceramic wine ewer honoring an "Olympic Celebration" at the Inter-State Fair Grounds in Trenton, New Jersey, on September 5, 1908, standing 10.75″ in height, with hand-painted shield and text to body, and the handle and upper rim painted in gold. The base of ewer is marked: "Thos Maddock's Son's Co., Trenton, N.J." In very good to fine condition, with some flaking and pee…

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Exceedingly rare winner's medal issued for the men's gymnastics team event at the London 1908 Olympics. Gold, 33.5 mm, 25 gm, designed by Bertram Mackennal, Birmingham; manufactured by Vaughton & Sons, England. The front, inscribed, "Olympic Games, London 1908," features a victorious athlete being crowned with a laurel wreath by two seated females; the reverse depicts St. Geo…

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Tug Wilson's original glossy 6.75 x 5 first generation photo of Italian marathon runner Dorando Pietri mere moments before crossing the finish line at the London 1908 Olympics. Reverse bears pencil notations. In very good condition, with overall creasing, a partially detached upper left corner, and light silvering to the darker areas of the image. Despite being the first to finish, Pietri was…

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Winner's medal issued for the Stockholm 1912 Olympics. Bronze, 33 mm, 19 gm, by Erik Lindberg and Bertram Mackennal. The front depicts a victorious athlete with palm branch being crowned with a laurel wreath by two seated females; the reverse, encircled with the text, "Olympiska Spelen I Stockholm," features a herald proclaiming the opening of the Olympic Games, with a bust of Ling, the found…

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Official’s badge issued for the Stockholm 1912 Olympics. Bronze, 8 gm, 38 mm x 44 mm, depicting an ancient Greek athlete’s head with lower plaque, reading, “Olympiska Spellen, Stockholm, 1912.” The badge features a repair to stickpin back. Also included is a stickpin medal from the Stockholm Games, sterling silver, 4 gm, 19 mm x 25 mm, designed by Olle Hjortzberg and depic…

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Unsigned book: V. Olympiaden, Olympiska spelen i Stockholm 1912 i bild och ord. [The 1912 Olympic Games at Stockholm in Pictures and Words]. First edition, limited issue, numbered 570/2500. Stockholm: Centraltryckeriet, 1912. Hardcover bound in full red leather with edges fully gilt, 13.5 x 10.5, 526 pages. With text in Swedish, English, German, and French, this well-illustrated deluxe volume chr…

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Exceptional archive of material from the personal estate of Tug Wilson, which contains various medals, correspondence, and photographs related to his careers as an athlete at the University of Illinois, the athletic director and head track coach at Drake University, the second commissioner of the Big Ten Conference (1945 to 1961), and as the president of the United States Olympic Committee (1953 …

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Sought-after winner's medal issued for the Antwerp 1920 Olympics. Bronze, 60 mm, 81 gm, by Josue Dupon. The front shows a victorious athlete holding a laurel wreath and palm branch, with a statue of Renommee in the background, inscribed "VII Olympiade"; the reverse depicts the Brabo fountain above the Antwerp shield, with the Cathedral of Our Lady and city looming in the background, inscribed…

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Tug Wilson's scarce original color 12 x 8 mini poster issued for the Antwerp 1920 Olympics. Designed by Martha van Kuyck and Walter von der Ven, this Art Nouveau poster celebrates the games with the flags of the competing nations, the coat of arms of Antwerp, and a classical Greek nude discus thrower, all set atop an overhead view of the city and its most famous landmark, the Tower of Notre D…

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Tug Wilson's original color 24 x 33.5 poster issued for the Antwerp 1920 Olympics. Designed by Martha van Kuyck and Walter von der Ven, this Art Nouveau poster celebrates the games with the flags of the competing nations, the coat of arms of Antwerp, and a classical Greek nude discus thrower, all set atop an overhead view of the city and its most famous landmark, the Tower of Notre Dame. Bold…

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Incredible collection of Olympic keepsakes belonging to Tug Wilson, the longtime president of the National Olympic Committee, who participated in the Antwerp 1920 Olympics as a member of the U.S. Olympic Team and finished tenth in the discus throw competition. Included with this mini archive are the following: Wilson’s original American passport, 4.5 x 6.25, issued as No. 63420, which cont…

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