Auction 100

Lot 69:

12 OLYMPIC GAMES BERLIN 1936 PHOTO POSTCARDS

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $100 - $160

VAT: On commission only

Twelve original Olympic Games 1936 photo postcards including two envelopes, published by Reichssportverlag, Berlin, marked ‘Official Olympia-Postcard’. All cards are approximately 5.5 x 3.5 in., two duplicates. Includes the iconic Eastgate with the Olympic Rings; Hitler, Hess, and Goering in the Fuhrer box at the opening ceremony; Olympic pentathlon winner and German Fighter Ace Gotthard Handrick, view of the Dietrich Eckart Open Air Theater (2), four German female runners, entrance of the German team, entrance of the torchbearer, view of the Fuhrer box, aerial view of the Olympic stadium, view of the swim stadium (2). Five of the cards have hand-colored Olympic Rings, possibly done by the original owner. Unused, fine.

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