Item ID:333707566768
Seller ID: shoot_luke
Listing Type: Auction
List Date: 09/02/2020
End Date: 09/12/2020
Category: Olympic
Location: ZAGREB
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1936 olympics relay used torch


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Torch is 100% original. It is one of 570 torches that run through Yugoslavia in 3 day run. Olympic Games Berlin 1936.Official Torch with COA - Original Olympic torch of the Olympic Games in Berlin 1936. From the first torch relay which brought the Olympic fire from Olympia to Berlin. Designed by Entwurf Walter E. Lemcke, Berlin. Made by Krupp, Essen. Krupp Nirosta V 2A steel. The polished stainless steel torch features a map of the relay route engraved into the torch handle. The map features the cities that were the main stops on the relay route. Engraved near the top of the handle are a German eagle over the Olympic rings and "Fackel Staffel Lauf Olympia Berlin 1936," which translates to "Olympic torch relay Berlin 1936." Engraved into the platform of the torch are the words "Organisazions-Komitee für die XI. Olympiade Berlin 1936 Als Dank dem Träger," which roughly translates to "Organizations Committee for the XI Olympics Berlin 1936 as a thanks to the support." The 1936 Summer Olympics torch relay was the first of its kind, following the reintroduction of the Olympic flame at the 1928 Games. It pioneered the modern convention of moving the flame via a relay system from Greece to the Olympic venue. The relay was conducted in the countries of Greece, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Germany. Not to be confused with the official replica which was made by Krupp on occasion of the Olympic Games in Munich 1972 and which was given to VIPs only. This 1972 replica just looks like the original piece Yet the base of the torch starts off with a vertical of approx 4 mm until it turns into a conical form.

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Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
Theme: Olympic