SOLD - $162,000 for Rare Olympic Medals Found in Bookcase

Hidden in Black Box... Behind a Book

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Chandler Egan's Olympic Golf Medals from the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games.

July 13, 2017
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

CLEVELAND, OHIO (VIDEO) – A rare pair of Antique Olympic Golf medals found hidden in a bookcase, have collectively fetched $162,000 at auction.

The medals, given to Chandler Egan for winning the gold in team golf, and a silver in individual play, at the Glen Echo Country Club for the 1904 St. Louis Olympics golf competition.

Extremely Rare Medals

The medals are extremely rare because golf was dropped as an Olympic sport after the 1904 games. The game was not picked up again until the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

Hidden in a Black Box

In an article for Cleveland.com, Marc Bona reports, the long lost medals were discovered inside a black metal box, found behind a book on a bookcase, by the grandson of Egan's daughter.

Auction Information

The medals were sold by Leland's.com in an auction that ended July 1, 2017. Collectively the medals sold for $162,000. The gold $120,000 and the silver $42,000. Lelands.com specializes in rare sports memorabilia and collectibles.

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