Title: Signed Postal Cover.
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
This American playwright won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for "The Time of Your Life." Signed Postal Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled at Fresno, California on August 31, 1972. Near fine. Single 8-cent "Sidney Lanier American Poet" stamp at upper right. NOT a First Day Cover -- but an imaginative collector had this cover cancelled on the day of Saroyan's 1908 birth -- August 31 -- in the city of his birth (Fresno, which is also where he died). No decorative cachet at left; no distracting recipient's name/address -- but Saroyan's bold and huge (5½"!) signature in black fineline fills the "sweet spot." For some reason, Saroyan signs this piece on the verso two more times -- on the first, in black ballpoint, his pen skips badly, so he signs a second time in bright pink marker. Small portion of original transmittal envelope present. Bookseller Inventory # 21459
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