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  • Rare Olympic Torch Used in the 1968 Grenoble Winter Games to be Auctioned


    An Olympic relay torch used in the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble, France, one of only 33 produced by the Societe Technique d'Equipement et de Fournitures Industrielle (STEFI) will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on August 29, 2019.

    Grenoble Olympic torches are the scarcest of all Olympic torches. Past Grenoble torches have sold for over $200,000. The Torch Relay tradition began in 1928. Over 5,000 torchbearers carried the flame to Grenoble for the opening ceremonies on February 6, 1968. The copper plate torch features a crenelated design at the top, resembling the Olympic flame and serves as its windshield. The long handle segues to the top portion that holds the burner, distinguished by a silver plate featuring the official emblem of the Games designed by Roger Excoffonan.

    Bidding begins at $180,000.

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    About Nate D. Sanders Auctions

    An industry leader in documents and autographs, Nate D. Sanders Auctions has conducted auctions in Los Angeles since 1990 and now holds major auctions on a monthly basis. Owner Nate Sanders is recognized for his knowledge of sports, historical and Hollywood memorabilia. To learn more visit

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