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2024 RCNA Sale  12-15 Jul 2024
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Lot 380

Starting price: 25 000 CAD
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Boston Marathon Gold Medal; Rare US Gold Medal offered to the Winner of the 1937 Boston Marathon, Walter Young - a relatively unknown runner from Verdun Quebec, Canada he defeated the second place runner, John A. Kelley, by over six minutes and is one of only a handful of Canadian to have won this prestigous race. The 1937 Boston Marathon took place during a period of heightened international tension, with the threat of World War II looming large. Despite these uncertain times, Young's victory provided a sense of inspiration and hope to many. He was born March 14, 1913 in Lime Ridge, Quebec. Medal shows date 1937 enameled, w/1st Prize inscribed on back but no name attribution. That being said all corresponds to Walter Young and his historical win. Young did return to win the Bronze medal in 1939. Included with in this lot, is a vintage American Waltham Pocket Watch Openface (movement number 2830921) dating 1934, plated 10kt Gold. Inscribed on back ''1936 Yonkers Marathon''. The typed story pictuRED/supplied in the lot indicates that this was offered to Young as a prize for a 3rd place finish in the 1936 North Medford Club 20 miler race. A great historical story with both Canadian and American importance. The Medal should hold significant value to collectors due to the prestige and history associated with the race. Weight of medal 38,3 grs.

Estimate: 50000 - AND UP CAD
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