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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Pair of U.S.S. Indianapolis Postal Covers Signed as President.
    -Pair of envelopes, 4" x 5" and 3.5" x 6.5", each imprinted "White House" above logo for the 1936 U.S.S. Indianapolis Presidential Cruise. Bold Roosevelt signatures in upper left corners. The larger envelope carries a 6-cent stamp from Trinidad and Tobago while the other hosts a fantastic Indianapolis cancellation from Buenos Aires.
    -To: Captain William R. Van Auku, U.S.N., Washington, D.C.
    -Light soiling, else fine condition.

    On November 18, 1936 the Indianapolis took FDR on a Good Neighbor Tour cruise to South America, including the Pan American Conference in Buenos Aires (the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace). This was the first time in history that a serving President of the United States had visited outside North America. The Indianapolis, however, is best remembered for the harrowing ordeal suffered by those of her crewmen who survived being torpedoed in the Pacific on July 30, 1945.


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