Lot 157: Ice Skating

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IAA

2016-02-24 17:00:41

Lot 157: Ice Skating: A Printed 8Vo Programme For The World Championships In Figure Skating For Ladies, Men And Pairs, At The Davos Skating Rink, 11Th - 15Th February 1948, Individually Signed To The Inside Pages By Over Figure Skaters Etc., Who Participated At The Championships Including Barbara Ann Scott (Olympic Gold Medallist 1948 And World Champion 1947 & 1948), Eva Pawlik (Olympic Silver Medallist 1948), Jeanette Altwegg (Olympic Gold Medallist 1952 & Bronze Medallist 1948, World Champion 1951), Alena Vrzanova (World Champion 1949 & 1950), Dick Button (Olympic Gold Medallist 1948 & 1952, World Champion 1948-52), Hans Gerschwiler (Olympic Silver Medallist 1948), Pierre Baugniet & Micheline Lannoy (Olympic Gold Medallists 1948; Baugniet Has Signed With His First Name Only To The Inside Front Cover With A Lengthy Inscription In French Referring To His Olympic Record), Suzanne Morrow & Wallace Diestelmeyer (Olympic Bronze Medallists 1948) And Many Others, Also Including Committee Members And Judges. The Majority Of The Signatures Are In Pencil And A Few Have Added Inscriptions Etc., In Their Hands. Bearing The Ownership Signature (First Name Only) Of Mollie Phillips, A Judge At The Championships, To The Front Cover And Also Including A Few News Clippings Etc. Relating To Phillips And Her Career. Some Light Overall Age Wear, G To About Vg, 6 Mollie Phillips (1907-1994) British Figure Skater & Olympic Judge. Regarded As A Pioneer In The Sport, Phillips Was The First Woman To Carry A National Flag At The Opening Ceremony Of An Olympic Games When She Led Out Great Britain At The 1932 Winter Olympics. She Also Participated In The 1936 Winter Olympics In Germany. At The 1948 World Figure Skating Championships Phillips Became The First Woman To Judge A World Championship. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction featuring The David Smith Collection & The Collection of a Gentleman March 2016 Saturday, 5th March 2016 Estimate: £100 - 120
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