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Auction results: Olympics sales included $40k torch

The Jan. 19 Olympics auction was topped by a Lake Placid 1980 Winter Olympics Torch which sold for $40,706 (above). Olympics sales for medals, badges and torches were all strong.

The torch is comprised of bronze-colored leather and metal, symbolizing a blend of modern technology and a reference to Ancient Greece. Only 140 torches were manufactured for the Lake Placid Winter Olympics – one of the smallest production runs for any Olympic torch.

Here are the top six items sold (click to enlarge):

Olympics sales highlights

Garmisch 1936 Winter Olympics Silver Winner’s Medal sold for $36,759.


Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics collection of ten official badges sold for $27,174.


Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics torch sold for $21,700.


Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics Third Place Bronze Winner’s Medal sold for $15,312.


Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Sevres vase sold for $12,866.


Lake Placid Winter Olympics 1980 Bronze Winner’s Medal sold for $10,003.


All results from the Olympics auction are here.

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