FIRST DAY OF THE GAMES: 1906 (Apr 9) Official picture postcard depicting the empty stadium with Olympic 10c tied by the special ATHENS / STADION / OLYMPIC / GAMES cds, sent to Italy and for reasons unknown taxed with 25c of postage dues on arrival in Firenze, message (written by a child) translates “Dear Godmother, today the games begin and I am sending this as a souvenir”, fine and extremely rare, the only known item sent from the Stadium on the first day of the Games that genuinely travelled
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