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OLYMPIA 1932 AND 1936
Lot of three volumes of "cigarette card" books. Includes: "Olympia 1932" (Altona-Bahrenfeld: H.F. & Ph.F. Reemtsma), 1932, 142pp. folio, in blue cloth with black lettering and gilt Olympic logo. These types of books were originally devoid of photos but were filled with images by smokers who accumulated high-quality photos as they purchased cigarettes. This volume contains many images representing the pre-Third Reich German sporting world. President Paul von Hindenburg is given a full-page photograph at the beginning, and the first card in the set depicts American president Herbert Hoover. Also included is "Olympia 1936", Volumes I and II, (Hamburg: Cigaretten Bilderdienst), 1936, 168pp. and 126pp., each 9" x 12 1/4", in blue cloth with black lettering and gilt Olympic logo. Both volumes are complete, and incredibly Jesse Owens and other racial "inferiors" are fairly represented (though caricatured at the bottom of the page). Hitler is given the first page - a full-page illustration - and German athletes are most prominently depicted. Volume I also includes a fold-out map of the Olympic village. Lacking dust jackets, in fine condition.

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April 17, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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