14 September 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
1948 OLYMPIC GAMES, LONDON
AN ALUMINIUM RELAY TORCH
The head with Olympic pierced ring motif and cast inscription 'XIV th OLYMPIAD, 1948: OLYMPIA TO LONDON \ WITH THANKS TO THE BEARER'
16 in. (41 cm.) high
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The route from Olympia to London is a distance of 3365 km. and was completed in twelve days by 1,416 runners. One of the torch holders walked through Vevey in Switzerland.
By tradition, private collection, Switzerland.
Acquired from the above and thence gifted to the present owner.
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