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Author of Balfour Declaration - 1898 diplomatic credentials, for talks with Germany
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Chancellor of the Exchequer letters patent of Gladstone, 1873 

The (Swedish General) Viktor Balck Olympic Games- Founding Archive
Swedish gold and bronze medals honoring Viktor Balck | Viktor Balck 1912 Stockholm Olympics book Tower and Sword collar of Viktor Balck

Civil War Gillmore Medal to Jewish officer who helped 1863 "Glory" charge toward Ft. Wagner 1863                                                                        
Statesmen |Koerber - 1920s friend, then foe of Hitler |The Viktor von Koerber WWI Aviation Archive|
Presentation keys, gold medal to major U.K. statesman  Award Documents to important 19th century European diplomats

The JFK and staffers convention badges etc. ArchiveI.D. Badges to JFK and Secretary Ev Lincoln Mass. Labor Federation badge (major speech)  1960 Democratic Nomination campaign: aide Bob Troutman

Heroines | "Girl who defied Hitler" at 1936 Olympics: biography  Inge Sorensen Archive: items                 First ever (gold NYC) Women's Club Medal of Honor
  Award Diplomas to great Jewess opera singer
The Poignant Mayer family Jewish Heroism for (in WWI) and Flight from (pre-WWII) Germany Archive 
Presentation trowel etc. to president of "philanthropic" society for troubled girls

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The Inge Sorensen 1936 Olympics - defiance of Hitler Archive:  items

Miscellaneous pins and badges of the Inge Sorensen Archive (from lot 281 in Ingrid O'Neil's Olympic Memorabilia auction, September 2012)

Archive includes
1) her photo and registration document from the 1936 Olympics.
2) her International Olympic Committee bronze winner’s medal pin, in official leather wallet.

3) her Berlin 1936 participation medal.
4) her autograph book with 31 signatures of athletes from Germany, China,  Brazil, Japan, Denmark, Holland, etc.

5) her first prize 200-Meter Breaststroke Silver Winner’s Plaque won in the Grand Prize in Swimming at the International Exposition in Paris, 1937.

6) a Gilt Bronze 26 x 45 mm cased plaque for 1st place in the 200 Meter breaststroke at the European swimming championships of 1938 in Wembley, England.

7) a Silvered Bronze 63 mm German Award for 2nd Place in the 200 Meter breaststroke, from 27.10.38, in the original case, for competition sponsored by the German stainless steel works A.G., Krefeld.

8 & 9) Two F.I.N.A.  90 x 149 mm. World Records diplomas, for 400 Meter & 500 Meter Breaststroke, from 1939.

10, 11, & 12) named F.I.N.A. World Record goldplated silver plaques (36 x 53 mm):  two 500 Meter Breaststroke, one each from 1937 and 1939, and a 400-Meter Breaststroke, 1939.
 

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) Six Danish Bronze Oval 52 x 73 mm Championship Medals for the 200 Meter breaststroke in 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, and 1944; and one for the 4-person 50 Meter (totalling 200 meters) relay in 1944.

US WWII WASP service certificate to 1st winner of Amelia Earhart Scholarship

International Exposition  Grand Prix de Natation ("Grand Prize in Swimming")
Paris  1st August 1937
200 meters  breast  Women  1st Prize

16 x 12.3 cm (6.3 x 4.8 inches), with affixed shields and large green palm branch.

90 x 149 mm

115 x 167 mm.
112 x 165.5 mm.
66 x 185 mm. at widest point
German stainless steel works  A.G. Krefeld

The 2nd Place winner
in the 200 m.  in Breaststroke

Operation Sports community
German stainless steel works  A.G.
Krefeld
27.10.38

Mesterskab is Danish for "Champion"
Translation fron German:
Siegesbote von Marathon ("Victory messanger of Marathon")
FINA, the Fédération Internationale de Natation, is the world governing body for the five Aquatic Disciplines of SWIMMING, DIVING, WATER POLO, SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING and OPEN WATER SWIMMING.  It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and was founded at the end of the 1908 Summer Olympics by the Belgian, British, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian and Swedish Swimming Federations.

Translation fron German:                                                  
FINA
We hereby make known, that the performance of
Inge Sorensen
Denmark
400 m. Breatstroke
6 Min.  16.2 Sec.

attained on 18 January 1939 in Copenhagen
certified through the Danish Swimming Federation as a
swimming world record
by virtue of the determination by the Int'l Federation would be recognized
Int'l Federation of Ameteur Swimming         

     Signature of General Secretary               Signature of President

FINA
We hereby make known, that the performance of
Inge Sorensen
Denmark
400 m. Breatstroke
7 Min.  58.8 Sec.

attained on 29 February 1939 in Copenhagen
certified through the Danish Swimming Federation as a 
SWIMMING WORLD RECORD 
by virtue of the determination by the Int'l Federation would be recognized
Int'l Federation of Ameteur Swimming

Signature of General Secretary               Signature of President

Misc. medals from later in her career

Sorensen Archive: biographical

1936 Olympics Identification

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Olympic Participation Medal: there were four different foundries that produced 5,000 medals each. The result was four different bronze compounds cast with the same design.

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