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1972 Olympiad torch and patent bearing Hitler’s seal, at Artmark

The 1972 Munich Olympic torch and a patent awarded to <Major Teofil Sidorovici <leader of the Country Guard organization founded by Carol II in 1935> and bearing Adolph Hitler’s seal are among the items auctioned off by Artmark, at the Fratelli Club in Mamaia, Aug 26. Event organizers say the auction will have three sections: Vintage cars (21), Sports Memorabilia (29) and Wines and Champagne Collection. The Munich 1972 torch will be up for auction from a starting price of 350 euro. It is the torch that crossed Romania on its way to Munich. At the Munich Summer Olympics 1972, Romania won gold medals Ivan Patzaichin (kayak canoe), Gheorghe Berceanu and Nicolae Martinescu (Greek-Roman Wresting). The basement of the Heritage Restaurant will be opened for lovers of vintage wines and champagnes, 194 bottles in all, among them famous red wines including Château Lafite, Chateau Pontet Canet, Château Calon Segur, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Faiveley, as well as cognac Hennessy Richard. On the same night, a Dom Perignon Vintage (3 liters) from 1993, starting price 2,400 euro, too, will go under the hammer. The vintage car collection  includes Don Vito Corleone’s car in “The Godfather”, the Jeep Wyllis from the “M*a*s*h” series, the Ford Mustang model driven by Jim Morrison in “HWY: An American Pastoral”, BMW 760Li, King Mihai’s former car, and the Ferrari F399 Formula One car driven by Michael Schumacher in the 1999 World Championship.

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