Scarce pairing of original entry passes for the Paris 1900 Olympics, which was held as part of the 1900 Exposition Universelle. The first is a green service card, 4.25 x 3.5, unissued, which reads, in part (translated): “Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Posts and Telegraphs. Universal International Exhibition of 1900. Physical exercise and sports competition. Service card. This card enters the special enclosures of all physical exercise competitions and of sports at the exhibition, entry to the Exhibition remaining subject to ordinary conditions. The General Delegate of Sports.” The second pass is an orange service token, 3″ in diameter, which features an April date wheel starting on the 16th and ending on the 31st, and reads: “Universal International Exhibition 1900, General Enclosure, Service Token.” The front also features a General Commissioner blindstamp, and the reverse lists several entrance points. In overall fine condition.
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