Harold Abrahams autograph
A Harold Abrahams autograph is a signature from the British Olympic Gold-winning athlete.
Harold Abrahams was a British athlete broke both the British and Olympic records in the 100m at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris on his way to a Gold medal in the final.
His running career was inspired in part as a reaction against the anti-semitism Abrahams had encountered as a youth, and his story was later immortalised in the 1981 Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire.
Abrahams later went on to have a successful career as a radio sports announcer, and was commentating for the BBC the day that Roger Bannister broke the ‘four minute mile’ in 1954.
The autograph appears written on a page from an address book along with a number of other signatures.
The name and part address “Harold M. Abrahams, Bishop's Stortford” is written clearly in blue ink, and the page has been removed from its original binding. It also features the date “August 14”.
This rare autograph is available to buy from [[[Paul Fraser Collectibles]], a company which deals in high-grade collectibles and rare memorabilia.
It is currently priced at £395.