First day cover commemorating 1956 Olympic Games, signed by Ian Browne & Tony Marchant

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

Brief Description
A first day cover commemorating the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. At the upper right corner is a postmarked 4 pence stamp featuring the Olympic rings emblem crowning the City of Melbourne coat-of-arms. The postmark was processed at the Olympic Village, and dated to 22 November, 1956. A graphic design at the centre of the postmark is of two male tandem cyclists. Coincidentally, the left side of the cover features the autographs of Australia's representatives in the 2000-metre tandem cycling event, Ian Browne, and Tony Marchant.
0 - Whole: H: 88 W: 145 D: 1mm (H: 3 7/16 W: 5 11/16 D: 1/16")
Date Used
22 Nov 1956
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Mr Ian Browne





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