This postcard was produced in the 1930s by the National Museum of Victoria (now Museum Victoria) as a souvenir of the newly acquired mount of the champion racehorse Phar Lap. Surprisingly, the year of his death is erroneously shown as '1933', rather than the correct '1932'.

Physical Description

Rectangular postcard with a photographic image of the mount of Phar Lap, with `Phar Lap (50)' and `National Museum, Melbourne' printed on the front.


This postcard is a rare surviving example the first postcard (and arguably the first souvenir) produced by the Museum to capitalise on the enduring popularity of Phar Lap, even after his death. These would have been available in the Museum's shop for visitors to purchase as a memento of their visit to see their equine hero.

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