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I recently had the opportunity to purchase a 1956 Melbourne

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I recently had the opportunity to purchase a 1956 Melbourne Olympic Torch. I'm curious how many were used & what it is worth?
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According to several auction listings, 400 of these 1956 Olympic torches were produced. In an 02/03/2012 online auction of JUST THE BOWL, the incomplete torch realized $3,500.

A 03/21/2011 auction of a complete torch realized just over $12,000 which provides a basis value for yours. Another sold for in an 08/13/2009 auction for $14,500.

For more on the history of these fascinating (and valuable) items, see:

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