‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Jeux Olympiques Postcards
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
|Number in Set
1924 Jeux Olympiques Postcards Overview
These postcards were created to promote the 1924 Summer Olympics, which were held in Paris, France. They have the words ‘Jeux Olympiques’ printed on the fronts, which, translated, is ‘Olympic Games’ in French.
The set of colorful postcards does not come easy. They are relatively tough to find, made even harder for American collectors as they were produced internationally. Fronts of the postcards are different from others you might typically encounter. These are brightly colored and really stand out compared to other postcards, which often feature black and white images or more subtle colors.
A total of ten sports are represented in the set, including American favorites such as boxing and tennis. They appear to be the work of a company named La Litho Parisienne, which is found on the back with a Paris, France address. Backs are standard with a divider line to separate the recipient’s address from the message.
These postcards are typically a little more expensive than you might thing – particularly for an issue that only depicts generic athletes. It isn’t uncommon to see asking prices for $50 or more.
1924 Jeux Olympiques Postcards Checklist
- Discus Throwing
- Football (Soccer)