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Well-known Sydney Harbour Bridge Olympic Rings Up for Sale on EBay (Once more)


The long-lasting 35-ton set of metal Olympic Rings that adorned the Sydney Bridge through the 2000 Olympic Video games are being listed on the market on EBay. They’ve been put up for public sale earlier than, most lately in 2015, and have a current starting bid of $14,999.00

Situation: Used

Storage: Out there

Native pickup solely.

Whereas the variety of Olympic Rings paraphernalia produced for every Olympic Video games is on scale of “thousands and thousands,” not all rings are created equally. These specific rings, which had been hooked up to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, had been among the many most-photographed and recorded photographs of the Video games, and rank among the many most iconic units of Olympic Rings within the historical past of the occasion.

The rings are 75 meters large, 35 meters excessive, and are 35 tons of metal. At present market charges for scrap metal of about $116/ton, meaning the rings are price not less than $4,100 US {dollars}.

However the present vendor of the rings is hoping that nostalgia will not less than triple that worth to an vendor. That’s nonetheless a steep low cost on the $750,000-$1,000,000 they value to construct initially.

The rings are “not totally useful,” although no specifics on what meaning got – probably that they don’t mild up the best way they did through the Video games.

There final sale was for $21,100 Australian {dollars} in 2015, which is about $16,700 in in the present day’s US {Dollars}. On the time, the vendor Bernard Maas mentioned {that a} “fellow from Pyrmont in Sydney purchased them.”

It later was revealed that they had been bought by electrician Tony Stavropoulos. He mentioned earlier this 12 months that he hoped to get between 50,000 and 100,000 Australian {dollars} for the rings, which converts to $36,500 and $73,000 in US {dollars}.

After struggling to discover a bidder in a non-public sale, hoping that they could go up in one in every of two new stadiums being inbuilt Sydney, Stavropoulos has turned to the place he initially purchased them: EBay.

The sale consists of the architectural ring plans.