The gold and silver Olympic medals to Cuban boxer, Andrés Aldama Cabrera, are expected to fetch $15,620-23,430 at Bonhams.
SALE: The Olympic Games Sale
LOCATION: Bonhams London
DATE: July 25, 2pm
ABOUT: Bonhams is cashing in on the upcoming London Games by holding an auction of Olympics art and memorabilia. Lots include several Olympic torches, from as far back as the Nazi-hosted 1936 Games in Berlin. Other items on offer include medals, badges, maps, tickets, photographs, and official posters.
Most lots are priced in the hundreds of dollars, but there are exceptions. A Sèvres porcelain vase awarded to English boxer H.J. Mitchell after he won the gold medal in the 1924 Paris Olympiad could fetch £6,000-8,000 ($9,300-12,000). The tug-of-war silver medal from the 1908 Games in London is estimated to sell for £4,000-6,000 ($6,200-9,300), depending on bidders' tenacity.
OTHER INTERNATIONAL SALES:
Sale: Coeur d'Alene Western and American Art Auction Location: Silver Legacy Resort, Reno Date: July 21, 12pm
Sale: Prints and Multiples Location: Christie's New York Date: July 25, 10am and 2pm
Sale: Vintage Comics and Comic Art Location: Heritage Beverly Hills Date: July 26-28, various times
Click the slide show to see works from the Olympics sale at Bonhams London and the Prints and Multiples sale at Christie's New York.