For Sale: 1948 Olympic Torch

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By M@ Last edited 106 months ago
For Sale: 1948 Olympic Torch

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Want a genu-ine piece of London Olympic glory, guv? One of the torches from the 1948 London games has found its way onto Ebay, starting bid price around £7000. Twenty of the torches made the journey from Dover to Wembley to ignite the 1948 Olympic flame. The whereabouts of only a handful are known and there is some question over this one's provenance. The Greek seller, who speaks little English, claims to have received the memento 20 years ago from 'an old man who lived nearby'. (We think we know the same fellow. Last time we passed his bench, he tried to hawk us a genuine can of Strongbow from the 1978 Commonwealth Games.) If you want a more certain taste of glory, why not bid for this Action Man 40th anniversary Olympic champion torch (£2.99), or perhaps Waldi the 1972 Munich mascot, who looks like he's been sat in a jar of formaldehyde for the past three decades, yours for a mere £79.99.

Last Updated 13 October 2009