Olympic and Aquatic Sports Memorabilia Auction To Benefit ISHOF
In conjunction with the first International Aquatics History Symposium and Film Festival (IAHSFF), ISHOF's long-time friend and Olympic Collections Consultant, Craig Perlow, has organized a memorabilia auction on his internationally-recognized website, OlympianArtifacts.com.
With an emphasis on the Olympics in general and Aquatic Sports in particular, the OlympianArtifacts.com Auction, conducted with the full support of ISHOF, features 15 items with a large portion of the proceeds going to the International Swimming Hall of Fame and its programs.
Five of the more prominent and historically-significant pieces in the OlympianArtifacts.com Auction include a St. Louis 1904 Otto Wahle Olympic Participant's Medal along with his Third-Place AAU Bronze Swimming Medal, a Melbourne 1956 Valerie Gyenge Swimming Participant's Badge, a rarely-seen Los Angeles 1932 Strip of two Unused Swimming Tickets and the Beijing 2008 Photo Poster entitled "The Touch .01" -- produced from the original photograph taken by legendary Sports Illustrated photographer Hans Kluetmeier and autographed by gold and silver-medal winners, Michael Phelps of the USA and Milorad Cavic of Serbia, respectively.
Craig has purposely included a wide array of items in the OlympianArtifacts.com Auction so as to appeal to the broadest range of collectors possible with reserve prices ranging from only $5 for a set of 7 Munich 1972 Mark Spitz Trading Cards to as much as $17,000 for the real prize in this auction -- the St. Louis 1904 Otto Wahle Participant's Medal.
For detailed descriptions and images of the items, simply log on to OlympianArtifacts.comand click on the "AUCTION ITEMS" link which is located just above the "QUICK SEARCH" feature on the home page.
If you are interested in participating in the Auction, please contact Craig via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 770.416.9802. At that time, Craig will add you to his e-mail list of prospective bidders and send you a copy of his auction rules and regulations. Formal bids will be accepted beginning on Sunday, April 1st, and the Auction will close at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 30th.
We encourage your participation in the Auction and also hope you'll take some time to peruse Craig's website, OlympianArtifacts.com, which features almost 10,000 Olympic items spanning the long and rich history of the Games from 1896 to 2020!