Friday, July 23, 2010

The 1948 Tour de France



Ephemora from the Rydjor vaults. An envelope from the 1948 Tour de France with a postal and ink stamp for every start and finish town. It is signed by the winner, Gino Bartali and the fourth place finisher Louison Bobet who would go on the win the 1953, '54 and '55 Tours.
















                 Bobet sucks up to the Pope.





Batali with his posse.

2 comments:

Masini said...

Wow... I'm speechless. I had heard of this, but never saw proof! Not sure where Dan found this stuff, but something like that surely belongs in my collection!

Gunnar Berg said...

So, you thought all of the collection was hanging from the ceiling?

There is also the paper collection and the basement