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Possibly the most famous and certainly the most prolific postage stamp and banknote designer and engraver of all time, with more than 1000 stamps to his credit, this Polish-born Swedish artist accomplished his first postage stamp for Poland in 1951; in 1959 he began designing stamps for Sweden and numerous other countries. Signed First Day Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 1983 March 24 and with "First Day of Issue" boldly stamped -- AND below this cancelled in Stockholm, Sweden on the same date! Single 20-cent "Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between U.S. and Sweden 1783" at upper right and nearly-identical Swedish version of same stamp below. Fine. Slania signs boldly in blue ballpoint at upper left (simply "Slania"), while above his in black fineline is the signature of Swedish designer DAN JONSSON, the stamp's designer. Very uncommon. This stamp was Slania's first U.S. postal issue. A quite uncommon signature. Original transmittal envelope also present. Bookseller Inventory # 30016

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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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