Lot 9020: London 1908 Olympics ‘Winter Games’ Athlete’s Badge
19th January 2017
Gorgeous official silvered bronze athlete’s badge from the ‘Winter Games’ segment of the 1908 London Olympics, just over 1? in diameter, depicting the head of Athena encircled by a blue enameled border with the text, “Olympic Games London 1908, Competitor.” Stamped on the reverse with a Vaughton of Birmingham maker’s mark, and also stamped, “WG 181.” In fine condition. Interestingly, several events at the 1908 London Summer Games were classified as ‘winter’ and took place in October; this included the first figure skating contest in an Olympic Games. The competitor badges for the Winter Games are extremely rare.
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