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This is one of those Nazi era collectibles that only comes along rarely. It is the kind of piece excites beginning and advanced collectors alike as it is unlikely that it could be upgraded. It is virtually in the same condition as when it was sold in 1936.
Over the years we have seen a number of these beautiful 1 inch thick x 8-1/2 x 11-3/4 inch, incredibly detailed, molded bakelite topographical models of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Grounds and its surroundings, but we have never seen one in condition as nice as this one. The box is complete and undamaged, as is the model itself - no cracks, no chips, no broken-off pieces.
Because everyone that bought one had to carry it home and wanted to show it to others when he/she got home, the little towers around the stadium are often broken off and the model itself is almost always found chipped or cracked.
This one is near perfect. The only condition that could be described as wear or damage is a very slight pulling apart of the front corners of the top section of the box.
This model was authorized by the management of the Reichssportfeld itself. It is based on the designs of Master Architect Werner March of Berlin as modeled by Oskar Reich of Berlin. The bakelite model was manufactured by the Presswerk of Siemens-Schuckertwerke in Berlin and sold by Sport-Lüder of Berlin-Spandau.
The model is made in the form of a raised rim around a topographical view of the grounds. Inside the back rim are the words XI. OLYMPIADE AUGUST 1936 [5 Olympics Rings] REICHSSPORTFELD BERLIN. The molding number on the back is 12045 over 2.
Inside the lid of the box is a detailed map of the Reichssportfeld with numbers that are referenced to a German, English and French directory at the right hand side. These number call out Olympic sites such as Olympic Stadium, the swimming stadium, hockey stadium, tennis stadium, the equestrian grounds, House of German Sport, swimming pool, the Dietrich Eckart open-air stage, the Olympic Gate, the shooting range, etc.
Among the rarest pieces of Third Reich Olympic memorabilia, and in splendid condition.
|This superb original Third Reich bakelite model of the Berlin Olympic
grounds is **SOLD**.
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SUPERB NAZI 1936 OLYMPIC GROUNDS MODEL
A WONDERFUL BAKELITE
MODEL OF THE
ITS ORIGINAL BOX!
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