This is one of two scratch-off postcards I have available. These are very rare novelty cards. The card was mailed in 1993, but the scratch-off part is still intact. So, I guess you could say this card is used, but then again it's not! Apparently the sender was more interested in winning a radio contest than brushing up on her history about the Musee Cluny in Paris! I love how Simy worded her note: "I hope this card will slip between your fingers. Thank you. I listen to you every morning." If you are a history buff and are dying to know "What could be seen there in the 3rd century? What did it become around 1330? What famous tapestry can be seen?" then you have the privilege of revealing the answers under the gray rectangle on front. [I can answer that last question for you because I've seen that tapestry. In fact, the museum guard had to fuss at me to get behind the demarcation line because I was getting too close up to examine the ... . Well, I won't ruin your surprise:)] Just as the questions verso are written in French and English, I believe it's safe to surmise the answers will be, too. The top left corner is creased and slightest signs of wear on the edge/right corner tip. However, for its age, well preserved.
This card is modern size: just under 6 inches across and just over 4 inches wide. Superb design by Frederic Flom.
The other card, still in its original cellophane wrapper, is listed here: https://www.rubylane.com/item/274812-8605/Novelty-Scratch-History-Game-Postcard-Fountain
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