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BUT CLUB - 1956

BUT CLUB - 1956


Five 'But Club' Le Miroir Des Sports newspapers covering the 1956 Tour De France. Issues 575, 576, 577, 578 and 579 from July are included. The front covers feature eventual race winner Roger Walkowiak with Dutchman Daan de Groot, combativity award winner Andre Darrigade with Swiss rider Fritz Schar and Brit Brian Robinson, Roger Hassenforder (4 stage wins) with Gilbert Desmet (Yellow jersey holder stages 3-4), Jean-Claude Gret & Maurice Lampre navigating a barrier and Belgian Fred De Bruyne with Gerrit Voorting and Nello Lauredi. 


One of the newspapers presents full coverage of each team, with presentation photographs and rider profiles. The inner coverage features other stand out riders such as the points classification victor, Belgian Stan Ockers, mountains victor Charly Gaul of Luxembourg, French home favourites Jean Forestier & Raphael Geminiani and combativity award winner Andre Darrigade.


The newspapers display beautifully as cycling ephemera. Never intended to last the test of time, the articles provide valuable insights into the cultural context surrounding the 1956 Tour De France while documenting the riders everyday lives. The newspapers could be framed for wall art, to be admired as decoration, used for research or for an everyday coffee table read. Preserving the newspapers allows these histories of cycling to be examined from a variety of perspectives. 

    • 'But Club' Le Miroir Des Sports  
    • Year: 1956
    • Issue: 575, 576, 577, 578, 579
    • Condition: Used showing various signs of wear to corners, edges and pages. There may be some rips, tears and discolouration throughout.