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Lot 304: Olympic and Sports Champions 1920's-30's
Rare Autograph, Manuscripts & Book & Aviation Auction
27 October 2016
Miami, FL, USA
Description: Olympic and Sports Champions, signed envelopes by 6 in total. 1) Matt McGrath (He competed for the U.S. team in the Olympics in 1908, 1912, 1920 and 1924 (at age 47). In his prime, he was known as "one of the world's greatest weight throwers.",2)Pat McDonald competed for the United States in the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm, Sweden in the shot put where he won the gold medal. In 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium he won the Gold medal in the 56 lb weight throw in the second and final time this competition was held in the Olympic program.3)Gene Venzke (Eugene George "Gene" Venzke was an American middle-distance runner. Venzke qualified for the Olympic final at 1500 meters in 1936 and set indoor world records at both 1500 meters and the mile). Also three envelopes signed by National Archery champions (E.K, Roberts, Audrey Grubbs, Dorothy Cummings), Envelopes in good condition bold fountain pen signatures 4" x 6 1/2".
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