Lot 3079: Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics Torch

RR Auction

2016-01-06 11:13:54

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Lot 3079: Official 1984 Los Angeles Olympics torch, brass-finished with tan leather handles, measuring 22.25 in length and 4.75 at its widest point, manufactured by Turner Ind and engraved "1983 LAOOC," with a pair of Los Angeles Games logos on the base of the handle. Bowl is engraved along the top, "Citius, Altius, Fortius, " with the rings between each word, and the L.A. Memorial Coliseum Stadium below. Trivial overall scuffing, a slight dent to top rim of torch, darkened on the interior, and the wick no longer present. Complete with its original carrying bag and operating and safety instruction manual. The fire was lit in Olympia, Greece on May 7, 1984, and arrived the following day in New York. It was carried through 33 states over 82 days to Los Angeles by over 3,600 runners. RR Auction's Olympic Memorabilia Auction 468 Thursday, 21st January 2016 Estimate: $1500-2500
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