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Specialized Collection of Olympics

Lots 3171-3180 Lots 3181-3183

Lot 3171 o/   

Worldwide, Olympic Collection, 1896, a small collection mounted on album pages, all neatly written up covering the 1896 Olympics in Athens, a variety of material is present which includes a stunning registered cover front franked with the 1896 1L-1D Olympic Issue to Germany, stamps tied by "Athens, June 28, 1896" postmarks, plus 25L Olympic tied on cover to Germany, and large size registered cover to Austria franked with 25L Perf. Small Hermes Head + 60L Olympic issue tied by Athens postmark, a great lot for the specialist.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 3172    

Worldwide, Olympic, Paris Exposition, 1900, 10c Sage postal card additionally franked with green Expo. Label of Hungary tied by magenta "Village Suisse" double circle and card cancelled by Paris Exposition, Suffern (one of the 8 temporary Post Offices set up at the Expo.), Very Fine.
Estimate    $75 - 100.

The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. In total, 997 competitors took part in 19 different sports. Most of the winners in 1900 did not receive medals, but were given cups or trophies. No Olympic stamps or cancels were created for the Paris games.

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Current Opening Bid: $30

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Lot 3173 /o   

Worldwide, Olympic Collection, 1906, a small collection mounted on album pages, all neatly written up covering the 1906 Olympics in Athens, a variety of material is present which includes couple of low value issued stamps, two proof/essay blocks, few Olympic Picture Postcards, the 1907 Greek New Years Card depicting the 1906 Olympic set (minor toning & stain spots), Greek 25l tied on fragment with Olympic Stadion cancel, condition is very nice overall, a great lot for the specialist, Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 3174    

Worldwide, Olympic Collection, 1908, a small accumulation 8 cards mounted on exhibition pages, all written up covering the 1908 Olympics in London, included is a photo card (some creasing) signed by Martin Sheridan (Gold Medalist in the 1904, 1906 & 1908 Discus Throw, two cards which talk about eyewitness accounts of the Games, "Have just seen the greatest race of the Century, 65 runners competed, it was grand.", a rare photo card to the American J.J. Hayes, the eventual winner of the gold medal for the Marathon Race, cancelled on Aug. 4th, 1908 (roughly two weeks after the Marathon) with written message, "He's the winner but you would hardly know it over here as the other fellow, Dorando is getting all the praise." (This refers to the disqualification of Italian runner Dorando Pietri, who staggered exhausted into the London stadium and collapsed several times, each time with officials coming to his aid. The last 350 meters of the race taking 10 minutes to complete. Due to the aid he received, he was later disqualified and the second finisher, J.J. Hayes was named the Gold Medalist), a great lot for the specialist, Very Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

The 1908 Summer Olympics, were an international multi-sport event which was held in 1908 in London, England from 27 April to 31 October 1908. These games were originally scheduled to be held in Rome, but were re-located on financial grounds following a disastrous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906. Lasting a total of 187 days, or 6 months and 4 days, these games were the longest in modern Olympics history.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 3175 /o   

Worldwide, Olympic Collection, 1912, a small accumulation mounted on exhibition pages, all neatly written up covering the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, a variety of material represented which includes commemorative covers and postmarks, plus more, included is a German Postcard with the 1912 Olympic Poster stamp in German tied to card, 1912 Publicity machine cancel on card, couple of postcards with eyewitness accounts of games, cover with imprint of the "S.S. Finland" (which transported the US team to Stockholm) with 20o tied by Olympic publicity machine cancel and with signature of Abel Kiviat (Gold & Silver Medalist, Track), a great lot for the specialist, Very Fine.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 3176    

Worldwide, Olympic Grunewald Stadium, 1913, privately order 5pf postal card showing the Grunewald Stadium in Berlin with unused Inaugural label affixed, card with small corner clipped, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

The I.O.C. at the 1912 Stockholm games awarded Berlin the site of the 6th Olympiad. Work on the stadium, the Deutsches Stadion ("German Stadium"), began in 1912 at what was the Grunewald Race Course. It was planned to seat more than 18,000 spectators. On 8 June 1913, the stadium was dedicated with the release of 10,000 pigeons. 60,000 people were in attendance. The games for the 6th Olympiad were later cancelled due to World War I.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 3177 /o   

Worldwide, Olympic Collection, 1920, a small accumulation mounted on exhibition pages, all neatly written up covering the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, a variety of material represented which includes issued stamps, commemorative covers and postmarks, plus more, included is a real photo card showing USA's Aileen Riggin & Finland's Niklas Skoglund with their signatures, Riggin won the 1st Women's Olympic Springboard Diving title and Skoglund was the 1920 Silver Medalist in the Plain High Diving, a great lot for the specialist and careful inspection is a must, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 3178 /o   

Worldwide, Olympic Collection, 1924, a lovely collection mounted on exhibition pages, all beautifully written up covering the 1924 Olympics in Paris, a variety of material represented which includes issued stamps, commemorative covers and postmarks, individual highlights include two of the Pasteur Olympic Postal Cards (mint, Boxing & Rowing), 25c Trial Color Proof showing separate black frame and blue vignette, used Postcard showing J. Droil's Olympic poster with note saying, "Seeing lots of good races.", Printed I.O.C. invitation (some wear) signed by Pierre de Coubertin (President of the I.O.C. and Founder of the Modern Olympic Games), Uruguay, 1924 Winged Victory Set commemorating the Olympic Soccer victory (Mint set & Commemorative cover), plus many more, a great lot for the specialist and careful inspection is a must, Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 3179 /o   

Worldwide, Olympic Congress Collection, 1925, a small collection mounted on exhibition pages, covering the 1925 Olympics Congress held in Prague, included is a mint set of the Overprinted Czech stamps and the 5 overprinted Postal cards with the Congress postmark, a great lot for the specialist.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Current Opening Bid: $70

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Lot 3180 /o   

Worldwide, Olympic Collection, 1928, a small collection mounted on exhibition pages, all written up covering the 1928 Olympics in Holland, a variety of material represented which includes issued stamps, commemorative covers, postal stationery and postmarks, condition is very nice overall with unusual items included, a great lot for the specialist, Very Fine.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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