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1924 Paris Summer Olympics Participation Medal Presented to Helen Wills. Wills was dominant at the Paris Games in 1924, claiming the Gold Medal in both Ladies' Singles and Doubles. Here we present the participation medal she took home from the world's most celebrated international sports competition. The attractive medal is crafted from bronze and housed in its original display case.

The Helen Wills Collection

Charlie Chaplin once proclaimed the most beautiful sight he'd ever seen as, "the movement of Helen Wills playing tennis." Though Wills tennis resume is all but unequaled in the history of the sport, with thirty-one Grand Slam titles including nineteen for Women's Singles at the U.S. Championships, Wimbledon and the French Open, she maintained an uneasy relationship with her fame. Single-minded in her pursuit of excellence, Wills earned the nicknames of "Little Miss Poker Face" and "Queen Helen" for her stoic demeanor, which many read as haughtiness. But Wills would explain, "I had one thought and that was to put the ball across the net. I was simply myself, too deeply concentrated on the game for any extraneous thought." Clearly few have ever done that better. The collection that follows serves as unimpeachable evidence of the fact, and all lots make their auction debut here, saved by our consignor from the trash heap upon Wills' passing in 1998.


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May, 2013
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