Signed First Day Cover

MITARAI, Takeshi (1901-84)

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This Japanese obstetrician/gynecologist developed new cameras and helped found Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory in 1933; in 1942 he became the company's president and in 1947 its name changed to Canon Camera Company -- a world leader in camera and electronics technology. Signed First Day Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Las Vegas, Nevada on 1978 June 26 and with "First Day of Issue" boldly stamped. Single 15-cent "Photography USA" stamp at upper right. Fine. At upper left, the following caption has been typed: "Dr. Takeshi Mitarai / was the inspiration for this stamp / and for the motto, / 'Photography -- The / Universal Language.'" Below this, in black fineline, Mitarai signs boldly. Original transmittal envelope present. A quite uncommon signature on a quite appropriate cover. Bookseller Inventory # 25243

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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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