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1920  Antwerp Summer Olympics

1920 Summer Olympics - Olympic Memorabilia

Winner Medals

 
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Images Copyright © by Ulf Ström



GENERAL DATA OLYMPIC WINNER MEDALS 1920
1st Place: Gold Medal Material: Gilt Silver
    Weight 85 gr
2nd Place: Silver Medal Material: Silver
    Weight 86 gr
3rd Place: Bronze Medal Material: Bronze
    Weight 81 gr
Diameter: 60 mm Design by: Josué  Dupon
    Mint: Coosemans
Thickness: 3,5 mm Ribbon: None
Obverse: Victorious athlete bringing back the palm of cictory; fame blowing horn in background. 
Reverse: The monument of Antwerp commemorating the legend of Braba, the killer of the Giant who terrorised the river, standing out against the Cathedral and port of Antwerp.
Numbers of Medals: Gold:     450                    Silver:   400                        Bronze:   400
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Besides the vermeil medal, the winner of the individual events received a bronze statuette "The Victorious Athlete". For this the artist was another Belgian, Mr. Grandmoulin. The design was put in hand by the Organising Committee at the International Olympic Committee, who approved it, but the cast was destroyed to prevent further reproductions. The second- and third-placed athletes were given silver and bronze medals respectively.

In the team events, the winning team received a diploma and each member of that team was presented with a vermeil medal. A silver medal went to the second team and a bronze one to the third.

In yachting, the procedure was slightly different as in each category, the helmsman of the first team received a vermeil medal and a statuette but the remaining members of the team got just the medal. In the doubles tennis, each player of the winning couple received a statuette and medal in vermeil.

A miniature of the winner`s medal was made for the members of the National Olympic Committees an served as a badge.

(Source document:  Olympic Review, 1972)

Norman Ross receiving first prize for 400 and
1500 Meters races, 1920
Presentation case
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Participation Medal

 
Olympic participation Medal 1920 Antwerp Olympic participation Medal 1920 Antwerp
GENERAL DATA OLYMPIC PARTICIPATION MEDAL 1920
Material: Bronze Weight: 75 gr
Diameter: 60 mm Design by: Pierre Theunis
Thickness: 4 mm Mint: Coussemans, Belgium
Obverse: Nike standing before tripod crowing victorious athletes.
Reverse: Flying Victory crowning charioteer in biga.

Diploma

 
diploma olympic games 1920 antwerp
Description: Helmeted Athena crowning nude victor, equestrian races behind in stadium, Antwerp in background.
Size: 55 x 72 cm
Design by: Jean Malvaux
Printed by: JE Goossens, S.A. Brussels
Signed by: IOC President Baillet-Latour
Copies: 1.350

Badges

 
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Images Copyright © by Ingrid O`Neil
www.ioneil.com
Wrestling Participant`s badge
Cardboard, 71 x 75 mm
Signed by General Secretary Alfred Verdyck
poster olympic games 1920 antwerp
Design by: Martha van Kuyck, creator and
Walter von der Ven, Belgian sketcher
Size: 20 x 30 cm
Copies: 40,000 small posters and
Size: 62 x 85 cm
Copies: 90,000 large posters
Comment: Published in 17 languages

Postage Stamps

 
3 special stamps were published
There are no postage stamps from other countries!
First Day:  20. May 1920
Engraver: American Bank Note Co, New York
Designer: ?
 
Value Color / Discription Stanley
Gibbons No.
Michel No.             Edition
    5  C green
Discus thrower
 256 159             774.524
  10  C red
Charioteer
 257 160          1.462.393
  15  C brown
Runner
 258 161          1.076.655

Valid to:
14.01.1921

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The 3 special stamps  where published with overprint 1 year later
First Day: 5. March 1921
 
Value Color / Discription Stanley
Gibbons No.
Michel No.             Edition
20 C x 5  C green
Discus thrower
 309 162             640.000
20 C x 10 C  red
Charioteer
 310 163             990.000
20 C x 15 C brown
Runner
 311 164             670.000

Valid to: 
30.04.1931

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There are no special postage stamps  published 1900, 1904, 1908 and 1912 !

Tickets

 
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Olympic Stadium Season Pass
Size:  13 x 8,9 cm
 
Numbers of visitors:    349.689

Vignettes

Some Examples:
 
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Picture Postcards

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