Tug Wilson’s collection of 32 patches from various Olympic and Pan American Games dating between 1952 and 1967, ranging in size from 1.25″ x 1.5″ and 6″ x 7″, with many related to the United States team. Olympic patches include: Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympics (2), Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics, Cortina 1956 Winter Olympics (6), Squaw Valley 1960 Winter Olympics (4), Innsbruck 1964 Winter Olympics, and an unidentified felt patch of USA Olympic shield with bullion thread and upper Japanese text, which points to the Tokyo 1964 Summer Olympics. The Pan American Games patches include: Mexico City 1955 (3), Chicago 1959, Sao Paulo 1963, and Winnipeg 1967 (2). Also included are 10 patches for the United States, eight of which feature the Olympic rings and two of the Western hemisphere, and a United States Olympic Committee badge with shield and bullion thread. In overall fine condition.
From the Tug Wilson Estate.
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