Envelope for 1956 Olympic Games Tickets, With Compliments of the Myer Emporium

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Envelope
Date Used
1956
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Brief Description
An envelope, originally containing purchased tickets to events at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. The front of the envelope flap features the 1956 Melbourne Olympics emblem, flanked by the Myer Emporium emblem (left), and the City of Melbourne coat-of-arms (right). Inscription: 'THIS SOUVENIR ENVELOPE CONTAINS/YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES/NOVEMBER 22 DECEMBER 8'. The back of the flap features a printed message from the Myer Emporium. The front of the envelope pocket features the inscription: XVI/OLYMPIAD/1956/MELBOURNE'. It is flanked by two koalas, and crowned by the Olympic rings. The back of the pocket features the inscription: 'WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE MYER EMPORIUM LTD.'.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 97 W: 160 D: 2mm (H: 3 13/16 W: 6 5/16 D: 1/16")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1956
Location
In storage
Registration No
2000.3660.6
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Bruce J. Stark

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