Olympic Memorabilia

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- With the Olympic season finally upon us again, RR is pleased to host another auction honoring the worldwide Games. With nearly 200 lots, the sale opens with two extreme rarities—winner''s medals from the 1896 Olympic Games at Athens, the first modern Olympiad. The catalog chronicles Olympics past and present, with a wide selection of relay torches, winner''s medals, participation medals, and Olympic ephemera.

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Scarce original French-language ID travel pass issued to Joseph Pearman at the Antwerp 1920 Olympics, one page, 4.5 x 3.25, headed (translated) “The Belgian Olympic Committee, Identification Card,” and reading: “This card certifies that, Mr. J. B. Pearman is an official competitor at the Olympic Games in Antwerp in 1920 and that, therefore, he has, in accordance with the decisio…

Sold For: $275 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Uncommon pair of items from the American two-man team that won a bronze medal in the ‘men's coxless pair’ rowing event at the Amsterdam 1928 Summer Olympics: a dark blue heavy wool Team U.S.A. sweater, no size, likely large, with large embroidered letters to chest; and a cloth No. 10 racing number patch, 7? x 8.5?, which is marked in ink: “The Olympic Pair-Oared, John V. Schmitt, Bow, Paul McDowel…

Sold For: $1,516 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Magnificent original sketch by German bobsledder Max Ludwig, drawn three days before he and his team won a bronze medal in the four-man bobsleigh event at the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympics. Accomplished in black and blue ink on an off-white 19.5 x 14.5 sheet of artist paper, the drawing depicts the harrowing moment that Germany’s experimental sled, Fram III, flew over the icy Mt. Van Hoe…

Sold For: $4,991 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Two original 3.75 x 2.25 celluloid season ticket passes for the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Olympic Games: an orange-bordered bleacher season ticket, signed in black felt tip by Franklin Farrell III, goaltender for the silver medal-winning American ice hockey team; and a green-bordered standing room season ticket, signed in black felt tip by speedskater Jack Shea, who won gold medals in the 500m and …

Sold For: $660 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Very attractive glass candlestick honoring the Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics, standing 3.5″ in height with an octagonal base measuring 4.75″ x 4.75″; the base features a pair of identical designs for the Xth Summer Olympiad, which depicts a discus thrower over an image of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with upper and lower text: "Olympic Games, Los Angeles 1932." In fine …

Sold For: $250 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Massive fabric Olympic pennon flag that was flown during the Los Angeles 1932 Summer Olympics, measuring 178″ in length (roughly 15´) and 92″ in width (7 ½´), with both sides prominently displaying the blue, yellow, black, green, and red Olympic rings. In fine condition, with trivial wear from use and some scattered stains; this enormous flag is in excellent shape g…

Sold For: $541 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Aluminum presentation plaque of the Norwegian Olympic Committee for the 1940 Olympic Games, 22 gm, 44 mm x 70 mm, which depicts a medieval soldier and a modern athlete holding a spear and javelin over Olympic rings and raised text: “Norge 1940.” Lower border is marked “T. Dammen” and “H. Rui,” and the reverse bears a Hoyang maker mark. In fine condition.

Sold For: $125 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Scarce ceramic plaque issued for the German Olympic Team at the Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics. Made by Meissen, the plaque measures 3.75″ in diameter, with the front featuring a laurel wreath and raised text: “Melbourne 1956, Gesamtdeutsche Olympiamannschaft [All-German Olympic Team],” and the reverse hand-painted with the Olympic rings and encircled with the Olympic motto. In …

Sold For: $125 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Vintage “Olympic Super Delux” field hockey stick made by Hans Raj Mahajan & Sons, 36.25″ in length, with label to shaft marked, “Hockey Sticks as used by the Indian Olympic Hockey Team at Melbourne Olympiad 1956,” with a list of facsimile signatures of the gold medal-winning team below. The No. 18 stick was made expressly for Alex Taylor & Co., and bears an E…

Sold For: $723 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Original bright yellow 69″ x 45″ cloth banner used by ABC Sports for broadcasts during the Munich 1972 Summer Olympics, which prominently reads “Munich” in large black lettering above the Olympic rings, with the ABC logo prominent to the right side. In fine, folded condition.

Sold For: $1,148 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Original arena seat from the immortal 'Miracle on Ice' hockey game between the United States and the U.S.S.R. during the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games. The seat has been signed in black felt tip by 19 members of that famous U.S. squad, including Mike Eruzione, Jim Craig, Ken Morrow, Mike Ramsey, Mark Johnson, Rob McClanahan, Dave Silk, Bill Baker, Neal Broten, Dave Christian, Stev…

Sold For: $3,750 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Original color 31″ x 47.5″ vinyl banner used by ABC Sports for broadcasts during the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics, which prominently displays the LA Games logo below the ABC-Olympic rings, with text to bottom reading: “The Olympic Tradition Continues…” Lower portion bears an ABC and LA Olympic Committee ‘Star in Motion’ copyright caption. In fine, folded co…

Sold For: $275 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Wonderful limited edition bronze sculpture entitled ‘Five Alive,’ presented to Paula Andrews for her work as the mayor of the Calgary 1988 Olympic Village and as a member of the Calgary Winter Olympic Organizing Committee (OCO ’88) Board of Directors. Designed by noted sculptor, rancher, and horse trainer Gina McDougall, the statue depicts a colt rearing from atop a base that fe…

Sold For: $541 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Appealing original glossy 12 x 6.75 control room panoramic photo of Florence Griffith-Joyner sprinting to the finish line during the women's 100 metres race at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, where she established a World Record of 10.49 seconds, which remains the World Record more than 30 years later. Reverse bears Agfa watermarks. In fine condition, with a couple of small surface c…

Sold For: $250 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Uncommon official Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics ring presented to members of the USA women’s team. The bronze-tone ring, size 6.75, features the Olympic rings above a laurel wreath to top, with one shank showing the logo of the Centennial Olympic Games, and the other side engraved: “XXVI, Olympiad, USA.” In fine condition.

Sold For: $478 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Seiko watch presented to members of Team USA for the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics, featuring gold-tone face with raised golden text reading: "USA, 1998 Olympic Team," and a depiction of the Olympic rings. The watch features a kinetic movement, gold-tone bezel, Roman numeral hour markers, date at the 3 o'clock position, and a brown leather band. Includes its original box and warranty card.

Sold For: $250 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

10K yellow gold ring presented to Team USA speed skating coach Sue Ellis at the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics. Made by O. C. Tanner, the ring, size 9.5, features the Olympic rings with text, “Olympic Team,” to the top, with the shoulders marked “2002” and “USA,” and both bearing three small diamonds. One shank shows the Salt Lake City Games logo with pict…

Sold For: $1,251 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Very attractive display featuring a participation medal and diploma issued for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, which are impressively mounted, matted, and framed together with a large speed skating poster to an overall size of 35.5 x 34.5. The participation medal, silvered, 60 mm, 89 gm, depicts a unique orca design and the Olympic rings on the front, and the reverse bears the Winter Games em…

Sold For: $206 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Group of embroidered Team USA Olympic patches spanning several decades, including: four patriotic shields surmounted by the Olympics rings, from 1948/52, 1956, 1960, and 1964; an oval patch from the Munich 1972 Summer Olympics; a small rectangular "USA, 1980" patch with the Olympic rings from the Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics; individual red-and-white "USA" letter patches from the Lake Placid …

Sold For: $250 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Scarce Olympic analog-digital watch by Tissot (D 370 660 H) presented to members of the International Olympic Committee, measuring 9″ in length, with stainless steel back, rubber strap, and white Olympic rings against a gray dial. This watch was never sold commercially. In fine condition.

Sold For: $250 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details

Attractive circa 1992 Olympic chronograph watch by Seiko (190151). The stainless steel two-tone watch features a golden bezel marked “Seiko, Olympic,” and the backplate bears an engraved Olympic torch and is numbered “6M25-6050 (R1).” In fine condition.

Sold For: $275 (w/BP) Auction #613 - July 22, 2021 View Details