From the FDR collection

Not long after the death of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1945 his stamp collection was auctioned by H.R. Harmer. This "collection" included items the FDR had obtained himself and a great many pieces that were sent to him as gifts. If desired, Harmer "authenticated" the covers with a rubber stamp.

This is one I happened upon in a dollar box -- obviously the dealer overlooked the back stamp. It's a fairly common first flight cover (and not in the best condition), probably sent in by the postmaster to curry favor, since postmaster positions were political appointments at that time.

Does anyone have anything like this in their collection?

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Intrigued by all things intaglio.

Comments

  • garrynotgarrynot Posts: 1,724 ✭✭✭
    That is cool. Nice find.
  • bronzematbronzemat Posts: 1,845 ✭✭✭
    Very cool, congrats.
  • delistampsdelistamps Posts: 4,313 ✭✭✭
    No, but I like it!
  • oldgoldloveroldgoldlover Posts: 140 ✭✭✭

    I have read FDR was famous for getting a run of say ten stamps to put in his collection and give to friends. Do these extremely low pop stamps surface and if so at what prices do they trade for?

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 14,681 ✭✭✭✭

    @oldgoldlover said:
    I have read FDR was famous for getting a run of say ten stamps to put in his collection and give to friends. Do these extremely low pop stamps surface and if so at what prices do they trade for?

    Are you referring to the "Farley" issues of the 1930's? These caused quite a stir and were eventually reprinted and sold to the collecting public at face value in the same form as received by the President.

    All glory is fleeting.
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