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This American artist is often remembered for his friendship with Carl Sandburg, which resulted in his striking 1968 U.S. postage stamp; other stamps include his award-winning 1972 "Sidney Lanier" and the 4-stamp 1973 series "Rise of the Spirit of Independence." Signed First Day Cover, 6½ X 3½", cancelled in Galesburg, Illinois on 6 January 1978 and with "First Day of Issue" boldly stamped. Single Smith-designed 13-cent "Carl Sandburg" stamp at upper right. Fine. No decorative cachet at left; no distracting recipient's name/address. Above the postal cancellation, in blue ballpoint, Smith signs and inscribes: "For Paul Johnston / William A. Smith." Small portion of original transmittal envelope present. Bookseller Inventory # 25858

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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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