HistoryForSale Autographs
Join our email mailing list: 

Print Document Description  Print this page Questions about authenticity? Click Here


FDC signed by this important British general of World War II
First Day Cover signed: "R. Forbes Adam", 6½x3¾, FDC honoring UNESCO and "Education for Progress," postmarked United Nations, New York, December 7, 1964, two UN stamps affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. General Sir Robert Forbes Adam (1885-1982) fought in France and Italy during World War I, rising to the rank of major and winning DSO and OBE honors. He occupied increasingly important staff positions in the interwar period. As Commander of III Corps in France in 1940, Adam played a key role in organizing the defense of the Dunkirk perimeter, permitting most of the British army to escape across the Channel in good order. In June 1941, he was appointed Adjutant General, responsible for the British Army's organization and administration. He clashed with Prime Minister Churchill, who though Adam's reforms to radical and sought to have him reassigned, but with the support of Alan Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, he filled this important role capably through the end of the war. Ink in "R" in signature lightly smudged. Otherwise, fine condition.

For more documents by these signers click the names below:


This website image contains our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark.
Our Signer Sales Event is Here!!!
15% to 20% OFF MOST DOCUMENTS OVER $100!
Try our Make-An-Offer Feature!
  Add to your purchase our informative and authoritative Handbook of Historical Documents for only $19.95 (normally $39.95). This 253 page hardcover volume makes a great gift for anyone interested in the autograph and manuscript collecting field! Click Here for more information.
Act Now as this Promotion Ends 4/29/2018
* Limit one discount per document.
  $220.00 (USD)
Limited-Time-Only Price:   $176.00 (USD)
Price shown is the final price for this document.
Other discounts are not applied to this document

Click here to pop open a floating
Shopper's Currency Converter window.

Make Best Offer on this document

All documents are being offered on a first-come first-serve basis and are sold unframed unless otherwise specified.

This website requires that cookies be enabled in your browser.

Whether looking for corporate, birthday or luxury gifts, nothing makes a more perfect and unique gift than an autographed item for someone special! Imagine the thrill of receiving an autographed item from one's hero or signed on the anniversary of one's birthday. Click here for our Gift Locator Tool.

Born: October 30, 1885 in Bombay, India
Died: December 26, 1982 in Faygate, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

<< Previous Page


[ Home ] [ Shopping Cart ] [ Autograph Definitions ] [ Privacy & Security ] [ Terms & Conditions ] [ Contact us ]
Copyright © 2000-2018 Gallery of History Direct. All Rights Reserved.