Autograph Letter Signed

RAMBO, Ralph (1894-1990)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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This legendary California commercial artist headed the Muirson Label Company for a half century; he created the original artwork for the 1988 U.S. "Carreta 1770s" stamp. ALS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Palo Alto, California, n.y. [1988] October 25. Addressed to Paul Johnston. Near fine. Superb content concerning his just-released stamp, reading in part: "Yes, I advised and furnished original drawing for the carreta stamp. I was well paid for it -- in fact thought by size of check that I was the 'winner'!! This is not a late criticism of the final stamp! But a cold fact. The final stamp is too well drawn!! Carretas were 'homemade' and painfully made. I have seen remains at our local Spanish Missions. And, of course I know it had to be drawn sharply for stamp reproduction. The word 'CRUDE' exactly fits a carreta. Excuse writing, I am 94½ years old. My folks came to Cal. from Indiana in 1890." With original envelope. Nice history and criticism of this U.S. postage stamp. Bookseller Inventory # 25808

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Title: Autograph Letter Signed

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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