First day cover, Qantas Olympic Torch Flight Athens-Australia 2 Nov 1956

Object Type
Philatelics and currency/Philatelic material/Stamp/First day cover
Date Used
02 Nov 1956
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Object Detail

Brief Description
A first day cover, issued in Olympia, Greece, on 02 November, 1956, commemorating the transportation of the Olympic Flame from Athens to Australia on a Qantas aeroplane, during the 1956 Olympic Games Torch Relay. Two Greek stamps and two Greek postmarks feature on the front. Left side of cover features an illustration of a flaming Olympic torch, behind coloured Olympic rings, banked by 'ATHENS TO/AUSTRALIA' and 'OLYMPIC/TORCH'FLIGHT'. Red oval with white 'QANTAS' at base. A commemorative mark from Australia features on the back.
0 - Whole: H: 90 W: 164 D: 1mm (H: 3 9/16 W: 6 7/16 D: 1/16")
Date Used
02 Nov 1956
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by the Guyot Family.




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