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Offered here is a fantastic torch from the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. The 22-day torch relay took the Olympic flame from the Greek capital of Athens to Korea’s southernmost point, Jeju Island, before making its way north to Seoul for a total of 4,167 km. Made of metal, copper, leather, and plastic, it measures 20″ in length and 4″ at its widest point and is designed by Lee Woo-Sung and manufactured by Korea Explosives Co. Ltd. The handle is wrapped in brown leather with a ring above and inscribed “Games of the XXIVth Olympiad Seoul 1988” in English and Korean. The upper portion of the torch bears a colorful Olympic ring emblem and the top is engraved with an intricate dragon design symbolizing the harmony between East and West. Based on the Chinese zodiac, the year 1988 was also the year of the dragon.

The shaft and handle show moderate wear and handling. We are unsure if this torch was used in the relay, but there does not appear to be signs of combusion within the internal flame section. It comes with a flat, circular stand labeled with Korean writing, giving the torch terrific presentation appeal. Overall this lovely example comes in EX/NM condition.

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Minimum Bid: $750
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,932
Number Bids:8
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