Lot #4125
38th IOC Session in London, 1939. IOC Official's Badge

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Estimate: $3500+


Rare official’s badge from the 38th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session held in London, England, in 1939. Made by Phillips Aldershot, the gold-tone badge measures 40 mm x 44 mm and features a design of the Goddess of Victory seated with a trident and the shield of Great Britain. Above her are the Olympic rings, and below her is a base with legend: “I.O.C. London 1939, XXXVI Meeting.” The reverse is engraved with the name of the maker; the ribbon is no longer present.

This particular IOC session resulted in a trio of future Olympic appointments: Garmisch-Partenkirchen of Germany was selected as the host for the 1940 Winter Olympics; Cortina d'Ampezzo of Italy was selected as the host for the 1944 Winter Olympics; and London of Great Britain was selected as the host for the Games of the 1944 Summer Olympics. All three of these Olympiads were canceled due to World War II.

Auction Info

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