These exceptional pieces were intended for the lids of boxes of a French cycling game, but never made it beyond the toy manufacturer’s printer. The colours and the imagery are amazing and they frame beautifully. 1950s or earlier. French. When we last had these they sold like hotcakes and so we were thrilled that our dealer found more for us (she has an amazing collection, inherited from her father’s business). In order to preserve these she has laminated them (we wouldn’t have done this though it has done the trick), so you have a choice between near perfect laminated copies (the laminating will effectively become invisible after framing) or those that are not laminated and show some fraying to the edges as in our photo.