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    First Place Olympic Medal, Athens 1896 silver medal designed by J.C.Chaplain (1839-1909), estimated at £20,000 – 30,000. (Click on image to enlarge). Courtesy, Christies Images Ltd. 2012.

    Walter Herz (b.1909) Olympic Games London 1948 lithograph in colours. Estimate £1,000-1,500. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2012. (Click on image to enlarge).

    THE Olympic Games now underway after a truly spectacular opening ceremony in London last night will be marked in all sorts of ways.

    In keeping with the Celebration of Britain theme at the opening the auction house Christie’s has put together an exhibition entitled My London: Art & Icons, Then & Now. On view at South Kensington, where it will be auctioned on September 3, it comprises over 150 lots ranging from a 1948 London Olympics poster to an iconic red London bus.

    The double decker bus, which can be viewed by appointment, dates from 1966 and is estimated at £20,000-30,000.  A lithograph of the Olympic Games, London, 1948 is more affordably estimated at £1,000-1,500.

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