Lot #6137
Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics Torch

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Estimate: $2500+

Description

Official 1992 Barcelona Olympics torch, constructed of aluminum and plastic, measuring 26″ in length and 7″ at its widest point, designed by Andre Ricard. The metal body is inscribed in gold text, “XXV Olimpiada Barcelona 1992,” and bears the emblem of the Games. The sliding red switch to reverse is engraved "008078." Exhibits a few minor scuffs to body and several to the rubberized handle; a slight separation to the main front panel from body (result of gas canister removal) does not detract from the overall presentation. The massive fifty-day relay included nearly 9,500 torchbearers who carried the Olympic flame by foot and bicycle for a total of 5,940 km throughout Spain. The lighting of the cauldron at the opening ceremonies was especially memorable, as Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo ignited the cauldron by shooting an arrow lit from the Olympic flame. An impressive torch with a decidedly modern design that’s fast approaching its 30th anniversary.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #628 - Ended January 20, 2022