Sports Legends: April 25, 2019

SPORTS LEGENDS 2019 28 36 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS EPHEMERA A group of four items presented during the 1936 Berlin Olympics, including: A silver goblet presented to the Nazi's sports director, Hans von Tschammer und Osten, who was appointed by Adolf Hitler to be the director of sports for Germany and became the Nazi party's coordinator for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Text inscribed on the goblet states that it was presented to von Tschammer by the mayor of Berlin in 1936 for his effort to bring the Olympics to Berlin. On the back of the goblet is the symbol for the National Socialist League of the Reich for Physical Exercise and Sport. Also in the back, the base of the goblet is stamped "800" (silver). A sterling silver ring typically presented to notable officials who helped bring the 1936 Olympics to Berlin, Germany. The ring was designed by and presented to recipients by the German Reich's sports director, Hans von Tschammer und Osten. The ring features a swastika over an eagle, the Nazi symbol for sports and exercise, and the Olympic rings on top of onyx. The inside of the ring is stamped "935.” A silver tone flask engraved with the year 1936 and featuring the symbols of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany: the Nazi swastika symbol on an eagle and the Olympic rings. A copy of the book, Berlin: Die Alte und Die Neue Stadt (Berlin: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1936) with photographs by Georg Fritz and text by D. Walter Puttkammer, signed by then mayor of Berlin Julius Lippert, who wrote the foreword for the book, in black ink on the first printed page of the book. That page is dated in handwriting "28. XI. 1936" in faded ink at the top of the page. $2,000-3,000

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