First Day Cover 19/7/92 ' Festival of Cricket'; Welcome Back South Africa, MCC v Transvaal CC

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Envelope
Philatelics and currency/Philatelic material/Stamp/First day cover
Date Used
19 Jul 1992
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Brief Description
Commemorative envelope released to celebrate" Festival of Cricket - Welcome Back South Africa"' with a fixture between Marylebone Cricket Club and Transvaal Cricket Club on 19 July 1992. The envelope was printed in South Africa, and features a stamp of that nation in the top-right corner. There are a number of crests and slogans, including one which says "WELCOME BACK SOUTH AFRICA". This, and the item as a whole, relate to the re-integration of South Africa into world cricket following a thirty year boycott in protest at the country's apartheid regime.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 110 W: 220mm (H: 4 5/16 W: 8 11/16")
Media/Materials
Date Used
19 Jul 1992
Location
In storage
Registration No
M7749
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Alf Batchelder

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