London 2012 Paralympic Torch for sale on eBay
The torches consist of an inner and an outer aluminium alloy skin held in place by a cast top and base. Unlike the gold finish of the Olympic Torches, the Paralympic Torches have a mirrored finish and are rather more attractive.
The seller, Charlie says “Simply one of the best days of my life and a great thank you to all involved. I’m Selling the torch as I’ve been needing a new wheelchair for far too long and this will help hugely. My memories and photos are what I will treasure“. I find that somewhat sad that our NHS (which featured so highly in the Olympic opening ceremony) can’t provide a new wheelchair for Charlie so I really hope his auction does well.
If you fancy a piece of history the start price is £1,500 and the Paralympic Torch auction ends on the eight of September.
Item: 320972940734 has been withdrawn; This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.
I guess he got an offer that could not be refused.
Disappointing, but I do hope he got the price he wanted