Fred Lauer Olympic Collection

Value (2015) | $6,000 Auction$8,000 Auction
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Appraisal Details

Appraiser
Paddle8
New York, NY
Update (2015)
$6,000 Auction$8,000 Auction
Update (2014)
$10,000 Insurance
Appraised value (2000)
$10,000 Auction
Event
Las Vegas, NV (July 22, 2000)
Material
Paper
July 13, 2015: There's another notable signature among the Olympic athletes' autographs in the collection. Louis Zamperini, the subject of the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand and Angelina Jolie's film adaptation of the same title, competed in the 5000-meter dash as a member of the American team in the 1936 Olympics. 

The guest's Olympic collection was appraised for $10,000 in 2000, and Roadshow found a record showing the collection sold for $2,245 in 2003. Does the Zamperini autograph add more value today? "It definitely makes it even cooler, but doesn't really affect the value," says appraiser Simeon Lipman. Lipman gives the collection an estimated auction value of $6000 to $8000 for 2015.

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