Olympic torch, Seoul 1988
Lot 19*
1988 Seoul
Sold for £3,000 (US$ 4,902) inc. premium

Lot Details
1988 Seoul
Spun brass, the handle wrapped in embossed leather with a guard inscribed "Games of the XXlV Olympiad Seoul 1988", the crown engraved with a Dragon and marked with the Seoul logo in colour, 510mm. high

Footnotes

  • The torch was lit at the Temple of Hera, Olympia, then flown via Bangkok to the most southerly of Korea's islands. Designed by Lee Woo-Sung and manufactured by Korea Explosives Co.Ltd. 3,300 torches were made and 25,000 runners took part in the relay.
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