First day cover, commemorating 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games

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

Brief Description
A first day cover, featuring four postmarked postage stamps commemorating the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games to the right, and a stamp, numbered "5215", promoting the Olympex Melbourne Olympic Philatelic Exhibition at the Preston Motors building in Melbourne, to the upper left. The first day cover itself features a green and brown graphic design promoting the exhibition, and it comprises of the Olympic rings positioned in a straight, diagonal angle, each with a boomerang woven through. Inscription on cover reads, "OLYMPEX / 12-24 NOV. / 1956 / MELBOURNE". Postmarks on front and back promote the exhibition, and feature a torch bearer in the centre, dated 20 November 1956.
0 - Whole: H: 90 W: 165 D: 1mm (H: 3 9/16 W: 6 1/2 D: 1/16")
Date Used
20 Nov 1956
Place Used
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Charmian Wright




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