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Lot #4254
London 1908 Olympics ID Card

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Uncommon three-language competitor’s identification card from the London 1908 Olympic Games, one page, 4.5 x 8, issued to gymnast Nils von Kantzow (1885-1967), who was a member of the Swedish team that won the all-around gold medal. The cardstock ID card bears the “British Olympic Council” emblem to the upper portion and its stamp to the lower portion, which also features a printed signature of Robert de Courcy Laffan, the council’s honorary secretary. The card's text reads: “1244 Kantzow N. Sweden is a competitor in the Olympic Games of London (July 1908), and entitled to all privileges and concessions which are or may be granted to competitors.” In very good condition, with heavy bends to left corners, light stains, and a long, albeit tight, vertical tear to the top edge.

Auction Info

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