Signed First Day Cover.

SLANIA, Czeslaw (1921-2005).

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

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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. Cachet at left features a head-and-shoulders portrait of Slania with printed caption beneath, which identifies this stamp as "His First U.S. Postal Issue." Just below his portrait, Slania signs boldly in silver ink. Very uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 25309

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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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