Lot 797: Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics Torch

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-02-24 15:26:43

Lot 797: Official 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics torch, constructed of silvered metal, copper, and glass, measuring 32.5? in length and 3.5? at its widest point, designed by Axiom Design and manufactured by Coleman. The torch was modeled after an icicle and slightly curved to represent speed and fluidity, with a contrasting dull and polished finish on the handle to represent the meeting of modernity with the past. The handle is engraved with the motto of the games, "Light the fire within," and a raised emblem of the games appears near the top. The Olympic flame was lit in Olympia, Greece, on November 19, 2001, and began the American leg of its journey on December 4 in Atlanta. The route passed through the past host cities in the United States—Atlanta, Lake Placid, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Squaw Valley—over a 21,725 km route. This elegant torch includes its original metal stand. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 471 Wednesday, 9th March 2016 Estimate: $1500-2000
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