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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: White House Envelope with Special Inauguration Day Postmarks Addressed to His Son and Signed on His 62nd Birthday.
    -January 30, 1943. Postmarked January 11, 1943. 10" x 7.5".
    -Mounted to backing board, envelope slightly cockled, FDR's signature slightly faded, else very good.

    FDR has signed his name in full on an oversize official White House envelope postmarked from Washington, D. C., January 21, 1943, with a block of four 3-cent World War II victory stamps with special postmarks in succession: "President... Franklin...Delano...Roosevelt.". The White House envelope is addressed to FDR's youngest son and his wife, Lieutenant and Mrs. John A. Roosevelt, Coronado Beach, California. Below the calligraphic address, FDR signs in his own hand: "Franklin D. Roosevelt Jan 30, 1943," which also happens to be FDR's sixty second birthday. An unusual philatelic piece signed on the President's birthday during the middle of World War II. A wonderful piece of Roosevelt and American history.


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    Full FDR signature (bold and beautiful) on an oversize official White House envelope, with special Inauguration Day postmarks from Washington, D. C., January 21, 1943, with a block of four 3-cent World War II victory stamps. The White House envelope, an immense 7 ½ x 10" in size, is addressed to FDR's youngest son and his wife, Lieutenant and Mrs. John A. Roosevelt, Coronado Beach, California. Below the calligraphic address, FDR signs in his own hand: "Franklin D. Roosevelt Jan 30, 1943," FDR's sixty second birthday! An unusual philatelic piece signed on the President's birthday during the middle of World War II. The large envelope has the usual printed legend "The White House" in the upper left-hand corner, and is addressed to his son and daughter-in-law in California, with four purple 3-cent "Win the War" stamps affixed along the upper portion, each with circular stamped cancellation. The words at the top of each postmark read in succession: "President... Franklin...Delano...Roosevelt." FDR's signature and dating of his birthday are very bold. This signed White House envelope, a White House philatelic item signed on FDR's sixty second birthday to his son Johnny, sold at the Christie's "The Roosevelt Era" auction in February, 2001, Lot 185. A fabulous piece of Roosevelt and American history.



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