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

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AbeBooks Seller Since March 11, 1998

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Trio of cartoonists who produced the "Yankee Doodles" comic strip from 1973 to 1977. Signed First Day Cover, 6½" X 3½", with a special cancellation that reads in full "26 / JY" within a circle and "B Free Franklin" (this latter in imitation of the statesman's hand, the free-franking signature he employed). Fine. Single 10-cent "United States" crossed flags stamp at upper right. Two-thirds of this cover, left to right, is filled with a printed "Yankee Doodles" newspaper strip that's been neatly affixed. (Lef to right): First panel shows Benjamin Franklin as a mail carrier bellowing "THE BRITISH ARE COMING!" Second panel shows a Continental Army officer telling the mail carrier, "Ben, Paul Revere brought that news five months ago!" to which Franklin hands him a letter and replies, "True, but as postmaster general, I thought I should personally bring the official notification." Third and last panel shows the officer looking at the envelope as Franklin departs and says "By special delivery mail of course." In the blank area above the strip Kracke signs boldly "Cheers -- / Don Kracke" in bold fineline, and after him Templeton signs (in black ballpoint) and Martin signs (in blue ballpoint). Small portion of original transmittal envelope also present. A fun Bicentennial piece. Bookseller Inventory # 22946

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Title: Signed First Day Cover.

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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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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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