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Signed Commemorative Envelope

BROWN, Harley L. (1922-?) and KNOKE, Heinz (1921-93)

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

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Brown was an American ace who downed six enemy aircraft in 57 missions in his P-51 Mustang; Knoke was a Knight's Cross recipient, a German Luftwaffe ace who, in more than 2000 missions, claimed 33 downed aircraft and another 19 unconfirmed kills, penning the 1953 Luftwaffe classic "I Flew for the Fuhrer." Signed Commemorative Envelope, 6½" X 4¼", cancelled on the 60th anniversary of the Royal Air Force's 207 Squadron on 15 November 1976. Fine. Left half consists of a pictorial color cachet showing "Lancasters of No. 207 Squadron Northern France 1944" and inset portrait of "Marshall of the Royal Air Force the Lord Tedder of Glenguin," with text at right detailing the flight on which this envelope was flown, which two of the crew have signed. Special postal cancellation. At top center, Knoke signs boldly in black fineline. Beneath this, Brown signs in red fineline, adding "Lt. Col. USAF Ret / 20th F.G. 55th F.S. / King's Cliffe, England." Limitation statement inkstamped on verso notes this is number 6 of 10 examples produced. Bookseller Inventory # 38324

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Title: Signed Commemorative Envelope

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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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