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Lot 10129
Olympics » 1906 Athens
Price realised
Unsold
Estimate
1’500 EUR
Auction date
Tue 4 Jun 2019 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Description:

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