Lot 692: The Justice Rudolph Harper Collection, comprising: A Los Angeles 1984
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: The Justice Rudolph Harper Collection, comprising: A Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games Chef de Mission badge, designed as a traditional American Sheriff's Star in turquoise enamel on gilt-metal, inscribed CHEF DE MISSION, 1984 OLYMPIC GAMES, in original case of issue A group of Seoul 1988 Olympic Games souvenirs, a cased set of three silver coins; a framed & glazed set of spoons; a boxed fork & spoon set; a boxed Olympic Village wooden plaque; a boxed silkwork tassel, a Korean Olympic Committee pennant; a metalware wall plaque; and a Korean Air Lines bronze tag Two 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games participation medals, designed by Xavier Corbero, Olympic emblem and stylised jumping athlete, reverse with spiral & lightning bolt Two Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games participant's medals, bronze, 60mm., Games torch logo, the reverse with a quilt of leaves, both in original box of issue; sold together with an souvenir miniature torch, keyring; and Opening Ceremony Visa cash card (5) A group of international sports organisations medals awarded to Rudolph Harper, ACNO: two General Assembly medals for Barcelona 1990 and Cancun 1996, and two 15th anniversary gilt medals, one cased; plus a commemorative pin set for the General Assembly in Atlanta 1994; ODECABE:70th anniversary medal; PASO: 40th anniversary medal, cased; Aruba Olympic Committee 1994; Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee, undated, cased (9) A cased IOC Centenary Medal set 1894-1994, comprising a heavy gilt medal and a miniature order with ribbon suspension in the Olympic colours, A bronze & marble IOC millennium sculpture 2000, a stylised hand holding the globe, inscribed SPORT ET UNIVERSALITE, SPORT AND UNIVERSALITY, CIO-IOC, 2000 and Olympic rings, the base set with a plaque inscribed PRESENTED TO JUSTICE RUDOLPH HARPER; sold with am IOC centenary medal 1994-2004; a gilt-metal bowl set with Athens '96 Olympic centenary medallion; and a granite plaque set with a roundel bearing a Salt Lake City 2002 medallion; the lot also including an IOC neck tie (5) Three Commonwealth Games participant's medals, for Auckland 1990, uncased; and cased medals for Victoria 1994 and Adelaide 1998 Justice Rudolph Harper (1927-2004) was a former Chief Justice of Guyana. Next to the courts, Rudolph Harper loved sports. As a young cricketer, he took part in primary and secondary school cricket competitions and played in first division cricket at the Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) from 1949 to 1958; he later served as President of the MSC. He was elected President of the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council (GCUC) and Vice-President of the West Indies Cricket Umpire's Association (WICUA) from 1969 to 1989 and as President from 1989 to 2001. From 1976 to 1988, he served as Vice-President and, from 1988 to 2000, as President, of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA). He was also a member of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and the Commonwealth Sports Committee representing the Americas (1996-2000).
Notes: Olympic Games