Olympic Games Berlin 1936. Official Torch

Olympic Games Berlin 1936. Official Torch
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Olympic Games Berlin 1936. Official Torch
Olympic Games 1936: Original Olympic Torch from Berlin 1936. Original, used on the first ever Olympic Relay from Olympia to Berlin. Design: Walter E. Lemcke, Berlin. Made by Krupp, Essen. Material:Krupp Nirosta V 2A Steel.Height 27.5 cm. Original torch made in 1936 with etched inscription. Weight: 460 grams. Not to be confused with the official replica which was made by Krupp on occasion of the Olympic Games in Munich 1972 and which was given to VIPs only. This 1972 replica just looks like the original piece Yet the base of the torch starts off with a vertical of approx 4 mm until it turns into a conical form. Weighs approx 400 grams. Weight of the original torch of 1936 was 440 grams. Above all, there is a Bulgarian forgery which has been offered since 2012 both on the internet and on auctions. This forgery doesn't have the etching but an embossed inscription. It weighs about 550 grams. The head of the torch on offer is slightly twisted, Some signs of usage. Other wise in very good condition, A-, VF.
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