Chicago World's Fair 1933 Century of Progress Official's badge AAU Soldier Field For Sale
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Chicago World's Fair 1933 Century of Progress Official's badge AAU Soldier Field:
Relisted due to a non-paying buyer. Incredibly rare Official's pin / ribbon / badge for the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States Championship held at Soldier Field stadium in Chicago in 1933 at the Century of Progress World's Fair. Manufacturing stamp on back reads Dieges & Clust. About 3 1/2" including badge, ribbon and pinback. I have researched this extensively online and they just don't exist. The only other example I've found is in the museum of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Excellent condition as shown. Not much more I can say about this rarer than most all of the rest artifacts from this World's Fair. Photos do it justice. I have some of the rarest and hardest to find World's Fair items - nobody else has these. See my other listings.
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