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Signed First Day Cover / Typed Note Signed

KEHR, Ernest A. (1911-86)

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

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This giant of 20th century philately had numerous philatelic accomplishments: he was the hobby news editor of the "New York World-Telegram" in the 1930s, stamp news editor of the "New York Herald Tribune" (1939-66) and stamp columnist for "Newsday"; he authored such philatelic bestsellers as "The Romance of Stamp Collecting" (1947); 1987 he was elected to the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame. Signed First Day Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Hyde Park, New York on 29 January 1966 and with "First Day of Issue" boldly stamped. Single 6-cent "Franklin D. Roosevelt" stamp at upper right. Fine. At left of center, below the postal cancellation, Kehr signs boldly in blue ballpoint. Also, a small TNS, 1p, 5¼" X 6¼", n.p., n.y. Near fine. "I'm flattered that you'd want my signature on the FDR cover you sent." Signed simply "Kehr." Kehr was part of FDR's "stamp collecting family (along with Postmaster General James A. Farley, interior secretary Harold Ickes and treasury secretary Henry Morgenthau), so was on the inside for new stamp proposals and rough designs -- making his signature on the FDR First Day Cover particularly appropo. Bookseller Inventory # 24400

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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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