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Lot #4181
Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics (10) Badges

Noteworthy badge collection from the first Japanese Winter Games

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Noteworthy badge collection from the first Japanese Winter Games

Sought-after collection of 10 badges issued for the Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics. All badges are silvered bronze, 38 mm x 60 mm, 44 gm, with each ribbon measuring 76 mm in length. The front of each badge bears the Sapporo Games logo above Olympic rings and the text, "Sapporo '72," and the reverse features a pin and raised Japanese text. Each badge also bears a colored enamel bar of either green, red, purple, blue, or brown, with seven badges featuring a white-and-yellow ribbon, two with a green ribbon, and one with a brown ribbon. By enamel color, the badges are as follows: (green) "Team Official" and "Competition"; (red) "Press," "Radio & TV," and "Photo"; (purple) "Guest"; (blue) "Official," "S.O.O.C. Official," and "Committee"; and (brown) "N.O.C." Each medal includes its original white leather presentation box, which bears various degrees of toning and scuffing; hinge to one not closing completely. A gorgeous collection of decidedly scarce Olympic badges.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #640 - Ended July 21, 2022