Lot #7027
Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics (7) Postcards

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Estimate: $200+

Description

Very appealing set of seven vintage pearl-finish postcards from the Chamonix 1924 Winter Olympics, each approximately 5.5 x 3.25, depicting various participants, teams, and events from the very first Winter Olympiad, which took place at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, and Haute-Savoie, France, between January 25 and February 5, 1924. Postcard images include: the gold medal-winning Canadian hockey team, the Toronto Granites; ski jumping gold medalist Jacob Tullin Thams of Norway, who is pictured soaring through the air; a bobsled team making a turn on the run; a group of men preparing for a curling match; skaters chasing for a puck during a hockey game; the Czechoslovakian ski team walking in a line; and a bobsled team just moments before their descent. Reverse of two postcards stamped “G. Tairraz,” and all but one of the postcards bearing ink notations in French. In overall fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #601 - Ended January 21, 2021