Lot 3054: Attractive official 1968 Mexico Olympics torch, comprised of white cast metal with a plain unadorned handle, measuring 18? in length and 4.25? at its widest point. The white cast metal body fully grooved and the top features "Mexico 68" twice around the rim. The torch relay recreated the route taken by Christopher Columbus to the New World, beginning on August 23, 1968, in Olympia, Greece. It notably traveled through Columbus's birthplace in Genoa, where he set sail from Palos in Spain, and the first land he reached in San Salvador. In all, there were 2,778 torchbearers on the 13,546 km route.
RR Auction's Olympic Memorabilia Auction 468
Thursday, 21st January 2016
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