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OFFICIAL 1932 WINTER OLYMPICS JACKET- WORN BY 105 AMERICAN ATHLETES

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Wed, Sep 14, 2011 @ 03:54 PM

1932 Official Winter Olympics JacketA RARE AND STUNNING OFFICIAL 1932 LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC JACKET

This stunning Official 1932 Olympic Wool Jacket is in Near Pristine Condition. It was worn during the Official Olympic Games, as well as during the Opening Ceremony. The 1932 Olympic Games were Officially Opened by Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt. A year later Roosevelt was to become The President of The United States.


American Olympic Bobsledding Team
THE GOLD MEDALIST USA BOBSLEDDING TEAM - WEARING JACKETS USED IN COMPETITION

This beautiful Olympic Jacket is particularly Rare in that only 105 were Manufactured. The heavy wool Elite Athlete's Jacket is trimmed with large red buttons, a blue wool belt, a shawl style collar which is highlighted with two large flap pockets. On the left breast is the Official Olympic Red, White and Blue Patch with the Olympic Rings. The interior label reads, "A.G. Spalding Bros. New York, Chicago, San Francisco, London".

This stunning Jacket was issued and worn by One of the Gold Medalist Bobsled USA Team Members. The Athlete is seen below as he marches, with his fellow USA Team Members, into the Lake Placid Ice Arena for The Opening Ceremony.

1932 Opening Ceremony Olympics
This Particular Olympic Jacket was Owned and Worn by Hubert Stevens, Bobsledder and Gold medalist. Stevens is shown above as he enters the Olympic Ice Arena in this Official Lake Placid, New York Games photograph.

Currently, this Rare piece is, as it has been for two-decades, in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. In the not to distant future this rarity will be shared with an Institution or another collector of note.

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1956 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL - CORTINA OLYMPIC GAMES - THE AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Wed, Aug 10, 2011 @ 10:20 AM

Featured below is a Mint Condition Gold Winners Medal from the 1956 Olympic Winter Games, which were held in the Gorgeous Alps of Cortina, a Northern Italy winter Paradise.

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IN 1956 A GIFTED WINTER OLYMPIAN RECEIVED THIS STUNNING
GOLD MEDAL - IT WAS PRESENTED IN THIS GORGEOUS GREEN LEATHER CASE - WITH COLORFUL RAISED 3-D OLYMPIC RINGS

The above Near Mint Gold Medal (60mm), with it's Rare Pristine Green
Leather Presention Case is pictured above. Featured on the Front of the Gold Medal is a Stylized Female Head, Crowned with The Olympic Rings, and Torch to her right.The verso of this Olympic Gold Medal, with a stylized snowflake, is also pictured. It is just above the handsome Leather Presentation Case.

The Northern Italian Town of Cortina D’Ampezzo had been earmarked for the 1944 Olympic Games, but World War II Forced this Noble Plan to be Abandon. In 1956, Cortina’s persistence finally paid off. It was only 11 years post World War II, an horrendous conflict in which mega millions had senselessly perished.

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AMERICA'S TENLEY ALBRIGHT
GOLD MEDALIST - FIGURE SKATING

One of the Superstars of the 1956 Winter Games, was the Pretty American, Tenley Albright.  Tenley was Already a 1952 Silver Medalist in Figure Skating and she followed that Achievement with World Championships in 1953 and 1955 before Finally Adding the coveted 1956 Olympic Gold to her Treasure Chest.  And eventually the determined Ms. Albright went on to Harvard and Medical School. Tenley Albright eventually  became came a respected General Surgeon in the Boston, Massachusetts area.


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Although this Stunning Mint Condition Gold Medal & Presentation Case are presently in The American Heritage Collection (a.k.a.) The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection, there will soon come a time when the location of it is likely moved in the direction of another noted collector.

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LARGEST OLYMPIC WINNERS MEDAL EVER AWARDED TO A VICTORIOUS OLYMPIAN

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Sun, Jul 03, 2011 @ 01:55 PM

The 1936 Garmisch Winners Medal (100mm) is, by far, the Largest Olympic Winners Medal ever awarded to a Victorious Olympian in Olympic History.  In fact, it is 100% Larger than many of The Awarded Olympic Gold, Silver & Bronze Prize Medals.

The Featured Medal is ONE of ONLY 36 Bronze Medals ever awarded to Winning Athletes in the 1936 WInter Games held in Germany. It is in Near Mint Condition - with no nicks of any kind.

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 In 1936, only German Photographers were even Admitted to the Venues, and only after Extensive Censorship by The Propaganda Ministry. This German Ministry determined what photographs were, according to only them, suitable for Publication in ALL International Newspapers and Magazines. It would be many years before the German People had back any Semblance of a Real Democracy.

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 Two Major Stars of The 1936 Garmisch Winter Olympiad were Carl Schaefer of England and Sonia Heine of Norway.  And  The Swiss Excelled with their 1936 Medal Winning Bobsled Team.

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 For Many Years this Rare Olympic Winners Medal has been in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. As Mr. Amyx parts with various items in his Collection this Rare Medal will be made available. Interested parties should feel free to make personal contact and let their intentions to purchase be known. There is a Contact Form at the bottom of this page should you wish to make a comment of any kind at all.

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0LYMPICS - 1908 SILVER WINNERS MEDAL -RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX COLLECTION

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Thu, May 05, 2011 @ 06:39 PM

Featured, from The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection, is a Mint Condition 1908 Silver Medal (30mm) - Presented in London, England, at the IV Olympiad. Interestingly, the Olympic Sport was for Racquets - The first and only time this event was Sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.). An Elite Athlete, that competed in this event, almost always competed at the Olympics in Tennis as well.  And that was the case with the Elite Winner of this Olympic Prize Medal, one Henry Leaf of Great Britain

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Not only is the Silver Winners Medal in Near Mint Condition but the equally Prized Original Presentation Case also accompanies this Historical piece of Perfection.  It is Ebony in color and is Impressively Embossed in a Striking Gilt trim.

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In these 1908 Olympics a Major Controversy erupted.  Heated arguments arose among the American Delegation and the British Delegation.  United States, Team Management, accused the British Host Nation of Judge Partiality. In other words, the Americans accused the British of Cheating. After further Investigation, the I.O.C. agreed with the Accusations made by the Americans and they Ordered Major changes in future Olympiads.  All Official Judges would, henceforth - and for the very first time, be used from multiple Competing Nations.

Another contentious issue was the fact that some Men had resisted for years Equality in Sports for Women. There was continued insistence by various Competitive Women (and by some men) that they be allowed to compete in many more Olympic Events.  Eventually the Powers That Be consented -  But it was a long hard road for Deserving Elite Women Athletes.  But their logical position eventually prevailed. And we, as Olympic Supporters and Spectators are the better for it. And so are the Internationally Popular Olympic Games.

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Currently this Rare 1908 Silver Winners Medal, with its Striking Original Presentation Case, is in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection.

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