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Auction Description for Graham Budd Auctions: SPORTING MEMORABILIA - Day 1
Viewing Notes:
Wednesday 21st May 9am to 7pm., Thursday 22nd May 9am to 5pm., & Friday 23rd May 9am and to the conclusion of the auction.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/grahambudd

SPORTING MEMORABILIA - Day 1

by Graham Budd Auctions


646 lots | 620 with images

May 22, 2014

Live Auction

Sotheby's

34-35 New Bond Street

London, W1A 2AA United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 8366 2525 / +44 (0)7974 113394

Fax: +44 (0)20 8363 5016

Email: gb@grahambuddauctions.co.uk

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An 1896 Athens Olympic Games participation medal,

Lot 1: An 1896 Athens Olympic Games participation medal,

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Description: An 1896 Athens Olympic Games participation medal, in bronze, designed by N Lytras, struck by Honto-Poulus, the obverse with Nike seated holding a laurel wreath over a phoenix emerging from the flames, the Acropolis beyond, the reverse with a Greek inscription within a wreath

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A Greek memorial medal to Charilaos Trikoupis

Lot 2: A Greek memorial medal to Charilaos Trikoupis

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Description: A Greek memorial medal to Charilaos Trikoupis dated 1896, in silver with portrait to obverse, with medal ribbon Charilaos Trikoupis was a member of the Greek Government and prominent in a group of politicians who were resoundingly opposed to the revival of the Olympic Games in 1896. Instead of an athletic Olympic Games Trikoupis had argued for Greece to hold Agro Industrial competitions at the Zappeion Hall. Trikoupis's political arguments were not to prevail and the Zappeion became the first indoor venue in Olympic history where the fencing competition was held, and was also part of the first Olympic Village. Coincidentally, Charilaos Trikoupis died during the first week of competition at the 1896 Athens Olympic Games.

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Spyridis (G.) La Panorama Illustre des Jeux

Lot 3: Spyridis (G.) La Panorama Illustre des Jeux

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Description: Spyridis (G.) La Panorama Illustre des Jeux Olympiques 1896, French language, published in Paris & Athens, paper wrappers, rare

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A rare gilt-bronze version of the 1900 Paris

Lot 4: A rare gilt-bronze version of the 1900 Paris

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Description: A rare gilt-bronze version of the 1900 Paris Olympic Games plaquette struck in conjunction with the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle, the obverse with a triumphant classical athlete, the reverse inscribed EDUCATION PHYSIQUE, OFFERT PAR LE MINISTRE, in original velvet lined red case, with identical inscription in gilt More commonly these plaquettes are just in bronze, not gilded. It must have been a presentation to a higher ranking individual involved in the Olympic Games.

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A 1904 St Louis Olympic Games athlete's

Lot 5: A 1904 St Louis Olympic Games athlete's

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Description: A 1904 St Louis Olympic Games athlete's participation medal, without any traces of loop at top edge, as presented to the athletes, by Dieges & Clust, New York, the obverse with a naked athlete, the reverse with an eleven line legend, and the shields of St Louis, France & USA on a background of ivy leaves The version of this medal presented to officials etc. has a loop at the top and was worn as a badge with the medal hanging from an inscribed ribbon suspended from a bar with Olympic legend, sometimes found with the loop only and sometimes with the loop removed. The present medal has no loop, or traces of a loop being removed, and therefore was originally presented to a participating athlete.

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A complete set of four participation medals for

Lot 6: A complete set of four participation medals for

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Description: A complete set of four participation medals for the 1908 London Olympic Games, i) gold plated bronze ii) silver plated bronze iii) bronze iv) pewter designed by Bertram Mackennal with a winged figure of victory, and a quadriga winning a chariot race

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A London 1908 Olympic Games participant's medal,

Lot 7: A London 1908 Olympic Games participant's medal,

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Description: A London 1908 Olympic Games participant's medal, in white metal, designed by Bertram Mackennal with a Winged Figure of Fame, the reverse with a victorious athlete riding in a quadriga

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A 1908 London Olympic Games judge's badge, by

Lot 8: A 1908 London Olympic Games judge's badge, by

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Description: A 1908 London Olympic Games judge's badge, by Vaughton of Birmingham in silvered bronze with the head of Athena, encircled by a blue enamel band inscribed OLYMPIC GAMES LONDON 1908, JUDGE, brooch fitting, diameter 5.7cm., 2 1/4in., replacement pin

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A display of electrotypes of sports medals &

Lot 9: A display of electrotypes of sports medals &

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Description: A display of electrotypes of sports medals & badges presented to A. Fattorini, including 8 pairs that have been mounted to display obverse & reverse, including London 1908 Olympic Games Time Keeper's badge; an official's badge for the Paris 1924 Olympic Games; three bronze Olympic Games participant's medals; a gilt Rugby Northern Union Committee badge; a gilt Northern Counties Athletics Association 'in appreciation, presented to A. Fattorini'; a gilt Amateur Athletics Association presented on Fattorini's appointment as Vice President; a gilt for the Northern Rugby Union Committee representing Manningham F.C.; and a gilt Northern Rugby Union 1895-96 Northern League Championship winning commemoration, laid on blue velvet, framed 35 by 40cm., 13 3/4 by 15 3/4in.; sold with two photostats of biographical information on A. Fattorini from the famous family of medallists and trophy makers, and his roles in sports administration (3)

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A Franco British Exhibition postcard portraying

Lot 10: A Franco British Exhibition postcard portraying

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Description: A Franco British Exhibition postcard portraying The Stadium used for the London 1908 Olympic Games

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The London 1908 Olympic Games marathon: the

Lot 11: The London 1908 Olympic Games marathon: the

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Description: The London 1908 Olympic Games marathon: the signatures of Dorando Pietri, disqualified from 1st place, and the athlete promoted to the gold medal position Johnny Hayes, the Pietri signature on a postcard in red ink, dated 20/9/08, the card addressed in his own hand back to home in Modena, Italy, and reading with kind regards, best running, and signed for a second time; the Hayes signature also on a postcard, signed in pen to the front, the reverse of the card written out in his own hand and signed a second time, Boston postmark, 26th September 1908; the lot also including a third postcard, unsigned, depicting Dorando Pietri posing with the Queen's Cup, the special award presented to him after his controversial disqualification from the marathon having been assisted over the finishing line by officials (3)

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A rare colour tinted postcard portraying Dorando's

Lot 12: A rare colour tinted postcard portraying Dorando's

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Description: A rare colour tinted postcard portraying Dorando's arrival at the Stadium in the marathon at the 1908 London Olympic Games, from which he was subsequently disqualified, published for the Franco-British Exhibition, previously laid down on an album page

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A Swedish Olympic pin, enamelled with the Swedish

Lot 13: A Swedish Olympic pin, enamelled with the Swedish

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Description: A Swedish Olympic pin, enamelled with the Swedish national flag and Olympic Rings Provenance: Torino Olympic Stadium Museum of Sport

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Two Erik Bergavall brochures for the Stockholm

Lot 14: Two Erik Bergavall brochures for the Stockholm

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Description: Two Erik Bergavall brochures for the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games, sold together with a programme for the cancelled 1940 Helsinki Olympic Games; a programme for the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games football semi final Bulgaria v India; and a spectator's guide for London 2012 (5)

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A Chamonix 1st Winter Olympic Games 1924 bronze

Lot 15: A Chamonix 1st Winter Olympic Games 1924 bronze

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Description: A Chamonix 1st Winter Olympic Games 1924 bronze participant's medal also used as the third place prize medal, 55mm, by R. Bénard, victorious athlete holding skates and skis, Alps in background, reverse with French legend, the only time that the participation medal was the same as a prize medal, there were only 258 participants in Chamonix, very rare accordingly

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Official Report for the Paris and Chamonix Summer

Lot 16: Official Report for the Paris and Chamonix Summer

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Description: Official Report for the Paris and Chamonix Summer and Winter Olympic Games of 1924, Les Jeux de la VIII Olympiade Paris 1924, published by Comite Olympique Francais, extensive illustrated coverage, blue leather covers tooled with Olympic sporting motifs, gilt titling, good condition

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A Paris 1924 Olympic Games gold first place

Lot 17: A Paris 1924 Olympic Games gold first place

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Description: A Paris 1924 Olympic Games gold first place winner's medal, goldplated silver, designed by Andre Rivaud, struck by the Paris Mint in an edition of 304, the obverse with a winning athlete coming to the aid of a fallen athlete, the reverse with an assortment of sporting equipment around a legend, diameter 55mm. Provenance: This medal formed part of a collection of 118 medals belonging to the Norwegian fencer Rauol Heide who competed in the individual epee events at the 1924 Paris & 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games. He was crowned world champion in 1920. Heide did not win the present medal, he was a collector. It is not known from whom he acquired the Paris gold medal.

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A Paris 1924 Olympic Games Great Britain team

Lot 18: A Paris 1924 Olympic Games Great Britain team

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Description: A Paris 1924 Olympic Games Great Britain team lapel badge originally issued to the swimmer Constance Jeans, sold with two letters sent to the swimmer in 1972 from the Amateur Swimming Association who at the time were researching her career and also helping Constance identify the particulars of various awards and medals she had been presented (3) Constance Jeans (1899-1984) won a silver medal at Paris as part of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay team, repeating the feat achieved by the team at Antwerp four years earlier.

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A rare promotional brochure for a 1925 movie

Lot 19: A rare promotional brochure for a 1925 movie

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Description: A rare promotional brochure for a 1925 movie starring the American 100 yards Olympic and World Record holding sprinter Charles W. Paddock titled 9 3/5 Seconds, undated, distributed by A.G. Steen Inc., 1650 Broadway, New York Charles Paddock (1900-1943) was born at Gainesville, Texas. An outstanding sprinter, he won double gold at the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games in the 100m and 4x100m relay, as well as silver in the 200m the event where he would take silver again at Paris in 1924. Paddock was the first athlete to be called by the now familiar sobriquet The Fastest Man Alive and set a series of world records. In the movie Chariots of Fire Paddock was portrayed by the actor Dennis Christopher. Paddock himself went to Hollywood after his athletics career. Nine and Three-Fifths Seconds was the first of four credits in quick succession, the others were The College Hero and High School Hero in 1927 and The Olympic Hero in 1928.

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A St Moritz 1928 Winter Olympic Games gold first

Lot 20: A St Moritz 1928 Winter Olympic Games gold first

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Description: A St Moritz 1928 Winter Olympic Games gold first place winner's medal, in goldplated silver, designed by Arnold Hunerwadel, the obverse with a figure skater amongst falling snowflakes, the reverse inscribed IL JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'HIVER, ST MORITZ, 1928, with Olympic Rings and laurel branches, diameter 50.4mm, very rare It is very rare for this medal to appear at auction. The original recipient of the winner's medal is unknown.

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Memorabilia relating to the British double-Olympic

Lot 21: Memorabilia relating to the British double-Olympic

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Description: Memorabilia relating to the British double-Olympic 800m champion athlete Douglas Lowe, comprising: i) an original crayon, pencil & wash portrait drawing of Douglas Lowe by the artist Bernard Partridge (1861-1945) for publication in Punch Magazine; ii) a bronze plaque with enamel Union Jack and Stars & Stripes flags, inscribed ATHLETIC RELAY AND TEAM MATCH, BRITISH EMPIRE VESUS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LONDON, 15th AUGUST 1936, U.S.A. 11 EVENTS, BRITISH EMPIRE 3, D.G.A. LOWE, wooden backboard with easel support; iii) a gilt-metal & enamel lapel badge inscribed ENGLAND DEUTSCHLAND LANDER-KAMPE, 1931; iv) a bronze participant's medal for the London 1934 British Empire Games; v) a bronze medal for an international athletics meeting in Hannover 3-4 September 1927, for the 4x400m relay; vi) a cased silver 2nd place AAA Championships medal for the half mile at Stamford Bridge, 21st June 1924 Douglas Lowe achieved back-to-back Olympic gold medals for the 800m at the Paris 1924 and Amsterdam 1928 Olympic Games. He retired at the end of the 1928 season to embark on a distinguished career in law. He was made a judge in 1964, and Recorder at the Crown Court.

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A Dutch pottery beaker commemorating the football

Lot 22: A Dutch pottery beaker commemorating the football

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Description: A Dutch pottery beaker commemorating the football competition at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games, by Societe Ceramique factory, Maastricht, inscribed IXe OLYMPIADE, AMSTERDAM 1928, monochrome printed panel of a footballer surrounded by polychrome printed decoration, height 10cm., 4in. Illustrated front & reverse

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A Bottomley's toffee tin commemorating the

Lot 23: A Bottomley's toffee tin commemorating the

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Description: A Bottomley's toffee tin commemorating the Amsterdam 1928 Olympic Games, the lid decorated with an athlete surrounded by a legend, English for the Dutch export market, orange ground, ding to one side, 25.5cm., 10in. diameter

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A Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 Winter Olympic Game

Lot 24: A Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 Winter Olympic Game

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Description: A Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 Winter Olympic Game gold first place winner's medal, gold plated silver, .990 halamark on the edge, designed by Richard Klein, struck by Deschler, Muenchen, Victory holding a laurel leaf, riding in a triga to left, bobsled, ski, ice hockey stick and skate below, reverse with large Olympic rings in centre and legend IV OLYMPISCHE WINTERSPIELE 1936, 10cm. diameter (largest size Olympic winner's medal ever awarded), and one of only 36 awarded at the Games, hence very rare, in red leatherette case with Olympic Rings on the lid, scuffed, original recipient unknown

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1936 Berlin Olympic Games bearer's torch, designed

Lot 25: 1936 Berlin Olympic Games bearer's torch, designed

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Description: 1936 Berlin Olympic Games bearer's torch, designed by Carl Diem, steel, made by Krupp Factory, route of torch run from Olympia to Berlin etched to shaft, legend on top surface This torch was carried during the first Olympic torch relay in 1936 from Olympia, Greece to Berlin, a distance of 3,075 km that was completed in 12 days.

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21 Berlin 1936 Olympic Games daily programmes,

Lot 26: 21 Berlin 1936 Olympic Games daily programmes,

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Description: 21 Berlin 1936 Olympic Games daily programmes, duplication

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1936 Berlin Olympic Games memorabilia, a book by

Lot 27: 1936 Berlin Olympic Games memorabilia, a book by

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Description: 1936 Berlin Olympic Games memorabilia, a book by Dr. Paul Wolff, a postcard and two daily events programmes (4) Provenance: Torino Olympic Stadium Museum of Sport

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A medal for the Athletic Games organised by

Lot 28: A medal for the Athletic Games organised by

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Description: A medal for the Athletic Games organised by General Carlo Geloso and the Supreme Command of the Armed Forces of Italy in Athens on 20th May 1942, in gilt-bronze, the obverse depicting the Greek Goddess of Victory Nike offering a laurel to a Roman soldier, the reverse inscribed in Italian language Comando Superiore FF AA Grecia Gare Atletiche, Atene Maggio 1942 XX, diameter 30mm., with medal ribbon Italy occupied the greater part of Greece from May 1941 until September 1943.

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A 1948 London Olympic Games bearer's torch,

Lot 29: A 1948 London Olympic Games bearer's torch,

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Description: A 1948 London Olympic Games bearer's torch, designed by Ralph Lavers, aluminium alloy, the bowl pierced with Olympic Rings and bearing the legend XIVth OLYMPIAD 1948, OLYMPIA TO LONDON, WITH THANKS TO THE BEARER, height 1cm., 16in., the bowl lacking original burner housing

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A medal presented by the Italian Olympic Committee

Lot 30: A medal presented by the Italian Olympic Committee

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Description: A medal presented by the Italian Olympic Committee to commemorate the 1948 Olympic Games torch relay

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A London 1948 Olympic Games official's badge

Lot 31: A London 1948 Olympic Games official's badge

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Description: A London 1948 Olympic Games official's badge silvered with bar enamelled OFFICIAL, and the light blue ribbon inscribed NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, design with Olympic Rings, Big Ben and the Houses of Patliament Provenance: Torino Olympic Stadium Museum of Sport

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A London 1948 Olympic Games National Olympic

Lot 32: A London 1948 Olympic Games National Olympic

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Description: A London 1948 Olympic Games National Olympic Committee official's badge, silvered with bar enamelled OFFICIAL and the light blue ribbon inscribed NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, design with Olympic Rings, Big Ben and the House of Parliament

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An official report for the 1948 London Olympic

Lot 33: An official report for the 1948 London Olympic

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Description: An official report for the 1948 London Olympic Games, 580 pages, comprehensive coverage with numerous illustrations, green cloth with gold stamped Olympic insignia to front cover, published by The 1948 Game Organising Committee, good condition

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The collection of the Jewish Soviet Olympic gold

Lot 34: The collection of the Jewish Soviet Olympic gold

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Description: The collection of the Jewish Soviet Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaja to be sold for the benefit of The Haverim-Friends for Health Organisation in Israel for medical treatment of her great grandson Lior Pop who has cerebral palsy, comprising: i) a Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games gold first place winner's medal awarded for the women's individual overall gymnastics competition, with ribbon and original case of issue, areas of loss of gilding due to over-cleaning ii) a Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games silver second place prize medal, with ribbon and original case of issue iii) a Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games second place diploma, VOIMISTELUVAPAALIIKE iv) Maria Gorokhovskaja's Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games official ID card v) a Rome 1954 World Gymnastics Championships bronze third place prize medal, in original case of issue, distressed vi) A Rome 1954 World Gymnastics Championships third place diploma; sold together with a Power of Attorney from the daughter of the late Maria Gorokhovskaja giving power of attorney to the current vendor to sell the collection; a document in Hebrew confirming the mother daughter relationship; Maria Gorokhovskaja's Death Certificate; and a photostat from the book Jewish Sports Legends with a feature on Maria Gorokhovskaja The Haverim-Friends for Health Organisation provides comprehensive voluntary help for the benefit of sick and disabled people in Israel - making no distinction between religion, race and nationality - and fighting for equality in the health services. It creates close partnerships with private and commercial philanthropists for the benefit of the sick. Maria Gorokhovskaja was a Soviet born gymnast of Jewish descent born 17th October 1921 in Yevpatoria (Little Jerusalem) in the territory recently incorporated by Russia from Ukraine as the Republic of Crimea. Maria Gorokhovskaja still holds the record for the most medals won by a woman at a single Olympic Games, being seven comprising two gold and five silver. This total has only been exceeded by two other Olympians, Michael Phelps who won eight medals at Athens and at Beijing, and the Soviet gymnast Alexander Diryatin at Moscow in 1980. Maria Gorokhovskaja retired from gymnastics after the 1954 World Championships and later became an international judge. In 1990 she emigrated to Israel and was elected into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame the following year. Maria Gorokhovskaja died in Tel Aviv 22nd July 2001. The Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games were the first too see the 'Soviet Union' competing under this banner, the USSR Olympic Committee having been formed in April 1951.

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A Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games participant's medal

Lot 35: A Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games participant's medal

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Description: A Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games participant's medal Provenance: Torino Olympic Stadium Museum of Sport

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A Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games official's badge,

Lot 36: A Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games official's badge,

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Description: A Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games official's badge, the ribbon inscribed C.O.N. Provenance: Torino Olympic Stadium Museum of Sport

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A rare Cortina 1956 Winter Olympic Games bearer's

Lot 37: A rare Cortina 1956 Winter Olympic Games bearer's

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Description: A rare Cortina 1956 Winter Olympic Games bearer's torch in superb condition complete with burner containing an unlit wick, based on Ralph Lavers's aluminium alloy pierced bowl with legend design first used at the London 1948 Summer Games; sold together with a printed photograph of a torch being held aloft at the Opening Ceremony (2) It is unrecorded how many torches were used during the 1956 Winter Games relay, but they rarely appear at auction and must have been quite limited in numbers.

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A Cortina 1956 Winter Olympic Games gold first

Lot 38: A Cortina 1956 Winter Olympic Games gold first

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Description: A Cortina 1956 Winter Olympic Games gold first place winner's medal, in goldplated silver, designed by C. Affer, the obverse designed with a female head crowned by Olympic Rings, flaming torch and legend, the reverse with a snowflake superimposed over Mount Pomagagnon The original recipient of the medal is unknown.

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A Cortina 1956 Winter Olympic Games silver second

Lot 39: A Cortina 1956 Winter Olympic Games silver second

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Description: A Cortina 1956 Winter Olympic Games silver second place prize medal, in silver, designed by C. Affer, the obverse designed with a female head crowned by Olympic Rings, flaming torch and legend, the reverse with a snowflake superimposed over Mount Pomagagnon; complete with original red leather case issued by Loriolio Fratelli of Milano & Roma, enamelled Olympic Rings to lid, plus outer paper box The original recipient of the medal is unknown. It is rare to see this medal complete with the original case. Some reference works transpose the colours of the case for the silver & bronze prize medals, this is because the photographer for the Official Olympic report shot the medals in the wrong boxes. The accompanying text correctly states that the silver medal was presented in the red leather case, and the bronze in the white case. This is further supported by photographs from the award ceremonies showing medallists holding silver medals with red boxes and bronze medals with white.

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A Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Games bronze third

Lot 40: A Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Games bronze third

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Description: A Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics Games bronze third place prize medal, in bronze with verdigris patina, designed by C. Affer, the obverse designed with a female head crowned by Olympic Rings, flaming torch and legend, the reverse with a snowflake superimposed over Mount Pomagagnon; complete with original white leather case issued by Loriolio Fratelli of Milano & Roma, enamelled Olympic Rings to lid, plus outer paper box The original recipient of the medal is unknown. See footnote to previous lot for further information on the medal case.

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A Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games official's badge,

Lot 41: A Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games official's badge,

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Description: A Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games official's badge, the ribbon inscribed N.O.C. Provenance: Torino Olympic Stadium Museum of Sport

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Three 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games publications,

Lot 42: Three 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games publications,

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Description: Three 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games publications, i) Australia and the Olympic Games, A Guide for Visitors; ii) Australia, Your Host , XVIth Olympiad; iii) United States Olympic Team for Games of the XVIth Olympiad, 1956 Fact Book

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The first Olympic gold medal awarded to a woman

Lot 43: The first Olympic gold medal awarded to a woman

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Description: The first Olympic gold medal awarded to a woman for speed skating: an extremely rare Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympic Games gold winner's prize medal awarded to Helga Haase representing the Unified Germany team in the women's 500m speed skating and believed to be the first 1960 Winter Olympic Games gold winner's medal ever to have been offered at public auction, in silver-gilt, 55mm. diameter, one of only 50 awarded for the 27 events held at the Games (including team disciplines and one tied event), struck by Herff Jones, the obverse with profiles of a young man and a woman symbolising the youth of America and the world, surrounded by the inscription VIII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES, the reverse with Olympic Rings and inscribed with the Latin Olympic motto CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS , further inscribed with the sport PATINAGE [skating], in original fitted presentation box

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A Rome 1960 Olympic Games bronze prize medal

Lot 44: A Rome 1960 Olympic Games bronze prize medal

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Description: A Rome 1960 Olympic Games bronze prize medal awarded to the South African 400m athlete Malcolm Spence, designed by Giuseppe Cassioli, the obverse with Victory seated over a stadium, the reverse with a winner being carried by jubilant athletes, suspended from a bronze chain formed of olive leaf links, the base of the medal inscribed ATLETICA, mounted in a frame together with a picture of Malcolm Spence competing in the 400m at Rome accompanied by a press cutting, 51 by 33cm., 20 by 13in. South Africa's Malcolm Spence took bronze in the 400m at the Rome 1960 Olympic Games in a time of 45.5 secs, behind Otis Davis of the USA and Carl Kaufmann of Germany who recorded identical World Record times of 44.9 secs, the decision going to the American. Spence was popular with the Rome crowd who adored his extravagant Edwardian-style moustache. By an extraordinary coincidence there were two athletes by the name of Malcolm Spence competing in the 400m. at Rome, the other representing Jamaica. They met in the semi-final and the Jamaican shortened his name to 'Mal' in order to counter any possible administrative muddle. Spence was strongly fancies to win gold going into the Games at Rome but sustained an Achilles injury shortly before the final. The dramatic impact of this event was best described by Vince Kahn, a veteran South African reporter who saw the race as follows: - The Union Flag was hoisted for the first time as a mark of triumph in the Olympic Stadium, here, today after the world record-breaking final in which the Springbok, Malcolm Spence, finished third to the American Otis Davis, and Carl Kaufmann of Germany. This was the greatest 400 metre race ever run, all six finalists finishing inside 46 seconds. Spence ran the race of his life and to him must go the credit that the 45 second barrier was broken for the first time - a feat undreamed of a few years ago. The Springbok, running in the fourth lane, set off at a tremendous pace and was in front on entering the final straight. Striding out magnificently Spence appeared set for victory, but the American Negro and the German got on terms with him shortly before the tape. Try as he did, the South African and Empire record holder could not hold them off and had to be content with third place.In South Africa you can charge your glasses and drink to a hero. Spence had ten pain killing injections in his tendon before he went on to the huge Olympic Stadium in front of nearly 100,000 people to run the race of his life. Today I saw the bravest man of these Olympic Games in Rome and there was a lump in my throat as I watched him hobble off the track. 1960 was the last Olympic Games in which South Africa competed before the UN General Assembly Resolution 1761 barred the nation from the Games in response to South Africa's policy of apartheid. Thereafter South Africa did not participate in Olympic Games until Barcelona in 1992. Malcolm Spence in 1960 was therefore the last track and field athlete to medal until Elana Meyer took silver in the women's 10,000m at Barcelona. Malcolm Spence won gold as part of the successful South African Empire and Commonwealth Games 4x400m team at Cardiff in 1958, and took silver in the individual event behind India's Milkha Singh.

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Rome 1960 Olympic Games medals and memorabilia,

Lot 45: Rome 1960 Olympic Games medals and memorabilia,

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Description: Rome 1960 Olympic Games medals and memorabilia, comprising: a participant's medal; two bronze commemorative medals and another in silver; a pin; a ticket for athletics of 10th September; and three postcards, featuring Pierre de Coubertin, Sigfrid Edstrom & Avery Brundage, all with San Marino postage stamps and postmarks (9) Provenance: Torino Olympic Stadium Museum of Sport

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A United States Olympic Committee Official Report

Lot 46: A United States Olympic Committee Official Report

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Description: A United States Olympic Committee Official Report of the Rome 1960 Olympic Games signed by the gold medallist boxer Cassius Clay, signed Cassius Clay across his picture on p.100, hardback with d/j; sold with a Steve Jackson Alico COA the reverse of which has a photograph of the signing (2)

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A collection of 19 Commonwealth Games medals and

Lot 47: A collection of 19 Commonwealth Games medals and

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Description: A collection of 19 Commonwealth Games medals and badges relating to the career of John Wardley, the former British diving coach and international judge, comprising participant's medals for Perth 1962, Kingston 1966 & Edinburgh 1970; England team badges for Cardiff 1958, Perth, Kingston & Edinburgh; official's badges for Perth, Kingston & two for Edinburgh, two with ribbon suspension; cloth blazer badges for Perth and two for Edinburgh; a swimming costume England cloth badge for Kingston; together with three other miscellaneous Commonwealth Games badges and a commemorative coin struck for Kingston

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A Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games gold winner's prize

Lot 48: A Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games gold winner's prize

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Description: A Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games gold winner's prize medal awarded to the Hungarian footballer Sandor Katona, in gold plated silver, designed by Toshitaka Koshiba and struck by the Japanese Mint, inscribed with legend and the sport in English FOOTBALL, in original black lacquer box gilt, hinge at rear in need of repair, presentation ribbon preserved but separated from the medal; sold together with Sandor Katona's ID Card from the Tokyo Games, and a later colour photograph of him taking part in a veterans' football match (3) Sandor Katona was born in Budapest 21st February 1943. The left winger joined Budapest Honved in season 1961 62. After six seasons he transferred to Ferencvaros where he played until 1970 71 Katona played in every game during Hungary's triumphant Olympic football campaign at Tokyo in 1964. In the gold medal match Hungary defeated Czechoslovakia 2 1 Sandor Katona died in Budapest 16th May 2009.

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A Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games participant's medal, in

Lot 49: A Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games participant's medal, in

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Description: A Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games participant's medal, in original wooden box Provenance: Torino Olympic Stadium Museum of Sport

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A 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympic Games participation

Lot 50: A 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympic Games participation

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Description: A 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympic Games participation medal, designed by M. Coeffin, the obverse with the bust of a Greek athlete, the reverse with a view of Grenoble, in original circular paper box

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