Classic Fall 2006
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This full, 100-stamp pane of 2¢ U.S. George Washington definitives has been signed by the nation's foremost philatelist, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Chief Executive's blue fountain pen scripting ("Franklin D. Roosevelt," "10") appears on the pane's right-edge selvage margin, along with a signature and inscription penned by one of his prominent cabinet members ("Harold L. Ickes - Secretary of the Interior," "9-10"). The 9" x 10-1/8" pane exhibits fresh condition with original gum and a staple hole in one margin, as issued; a single segment of selvage has become detached at the sheet's left side (far-removed from the signed border and the stamp designs, and mentioned strictly for accuracy). The ultimate memento that serves to highlight FDR's keen interest in the Postal Service's adhesive offerings and the technology used in their manufacture, the pane is accompanied by a pencilled note, in an unknown hand on a 4" x 5" sheet of Secretary of the Interior stationery, reading, "This sheet perforated on the 'electric eye' machine." LOAs from Steve Grad and John Reznikoff/PSA DNA.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Full Pane of George Washington 2-Cent U.S. Postage Stamps
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