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1936 NAZI Germany Berlin Olympic torch XRARE

Item ID:2168

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See scan - very good condition. Shows some signs of wear, but this is normal for this type of item - it is the so called 'kiss of the ages...'. This is a great Olympics / Olympic games torch from the 1936 Olympics hed in Nazi Berlin / Germany. The torch was genuinly used in the torch relay run for these games. It is about 270 mm high and weighs about 450 grams. It is the most FAMOUS torch in the Olympic history as it was the first torch to be used as a symbol of the Olympic games. At the urging of professor Carl Diem, founder of the Graduate School of Sports in Cologne, a torch relay is inaugurated preceding the Berlin Games. Following the ceremonial lighting of the torch in Olympia, the relay crosses seven countries in 12 days using 3,000 torchbearers. The realy took place from July 20th 1936 to August 1st 1936 when was the Grand Opening of the Summer Olympic Games at the Berlin Stadium. Adolf Hitler and many other foreign officials attended this grand ceremony. The torch relay passed through 7 countries and several major cities on its route. All those are engraved on the torche's handle and include - Olympia, Athens, Delphi and Saloniki (now Thessaloniki) in Greece, Sofia in Bulgaria, Belgrade in Serbia / Yugoslavia, Budapest in Hungary, Wien (Vienna) in Austria, Prag (Prague) in Czechoslovakia / Czech republic and finally Dresden and Berlin in Germany. There is also engraved a NAZI eagle holding in its claws the 5 Olympic circles, as well as a text saying FACKEL - STAFFEL - LAUF OLYMPIA - BERLIN 1936. On top of the torch there is an engraved text saying - ALS DANK DEM TRAGER * ORGANISATIONS - KOMITEE FUER DIE XI OLYMPIADE BERLIN 1936. This is the thanking message of the IX Olympics Organizing Committee / the IOC and NOC as well. Torch is made out of steel by Krupp and on the inside of the top part it is engraved - KRUPP NIROSTA V2A STAHL - STIFTUNG DER FRIED. KRUPP A.G. ESSEN. The torch is absolutely authentic and genuine and probably needs some small cleaning and polishing, but I've left it in its original patina and uncleaned. The Buyer will have ALL the fun doing all this. One of the rarest Olympic memorabilia collector items and probably one of the most sought Olympic torches. The best investment one could make...


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