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1977 Test Cricket Centenary - 1877-1977 First Day cover & medal in folder

1977 Test Cricket Centenary - 1877-1977 First Day cover & medal in folder

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Rare Test Cricket Centenary Commemorative Collection (1977)

This unique collection celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first-ever Test Cricket match between England and Australia, played at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 1877.

Collection Highlights:

  • Centenary Coin: A silver coin featuring a raised image of cricketers and commemorating the Test Cricket Centenary.
  • Original MCG Postmark: A commemorative folder with five 18c stamps depicting a cricket game in progress, stamped with a Melbourne Cricket Club postmark dated March 15th, 1977 – the exact 100th anniversary of the first Test.
  • Certificate of Authenticity: Printed on beige paper, providing historical context about the 1877 Test.
  • Official Commemorative Folder: A green padded folder with gold lettering reading "THE TEST CRICKET CENTENARY / 1877-1977 / OFFICIAL COMMEMORATIVE".
  • Franklin Mint Letter: A personalized letter on official Franklin Mint letterhead, addressed to the collector, discussing the significance of the commemorative.

Measurements (Approximate):

  • Individual Folder: H: 119mm W: 228mm D: 3mm
  • Official Commemorative Folder: H: 260mm W: 210mm
  • Entire Collection (estimated): H:30mm W: 251mm D:146mm

Important Note: This is a vintage item and may show signs of age consistent with its history as a collectible.

Perfect for: Cricket enthusiasts, sports history buffs, and collectors of rare memorabilia.

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