Lot #6123
Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Participation Medals (5) and Programs (4)

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Estimate: $800+

Description

Group lot of five official participation medals issued for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, as presented to athletes and officials. All bronze, 60 mm, 94 gm, by Dugald Stermer/Jostens. The front of each depicts the Olympic torch with raised text, “Citius Altius Fortius, XXIII Olympiad”; the reverse of each features the Los Angeles Games emblem over Olympic rings and laurel branches. All of the medals include their original blue velvet presentation cases, and three come with their cardboard box; two velvet cases bear noticeable wear, and one box features an edge tear.

Accompanied by a group of four original programs for the opening ceremonies of the ‘Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad,’ each 8.25 x 10.75, 32 pages, with the front cover of each featuring an image of Pablo Picasso’s 1961 work ‘The Youth Circle.’ Also includes an Italian-English language softcover book published by Spaziosport entitled ‘Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games,’ a first edition of the book Golden Moments: A Collection of United States 1984 Commemorative Olympic Issues (stains and tears to dust jacket), and a variety of philatelic items relating to the 1984 LA Games.

Auction Info

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