Posted 5 years ago
A friend of mine worked for the company who made the 1988 Olympic Torch heads (The handles were made of wood and were made by a different company, as was the torch cap) They were to only make the contracted amount of torch heads (around 150) and then the dye was supposed to be destroyed - he made two additional torches - kept one, and second one he eventually gave to me.
This is very rare, as it is in its raw form (not polished).
I lived in Calgary during the 88 Olympics and this item is a great reminder of that event. Knowing that only a small number were made to begin with, and that this is even more special because of this is one of two that were acquired outside of the contracted number - makes this very special, and highly collectable.