Lot 3033: Collection of nine ticket stubs from the famous 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin for each day from August 1–9, ranging in size from 4.25 x 2.75 to 5.25 x 2.75, including one for the Opening Ceremony on August 1 and eight for the track and field events on the following days. These include all four days on which Jesse Owens won a gold medal: August 3 for the 100m sprint; August 4 for the long jump; August 5 for the the 200m sprint; and August 9 for the 4x100 sprint relay. The historic importance of Owens's success at the Olympics is unrivaled: no athlete is as closely identified with an Olympic Games as Jesse Owens is with Berlin 1936, and his four gold medals helped dispel Hitler's notion of Aryan supremacy on his 'home turf.' It's exceptionally rare to have a complete set of Berlin track and field tickets.
RR Auction's Olympic Memorabilia Auction 468
Thursday, 21st January 2016
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