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JAMES A. FARLEY and ALBERT GOLDMAN. First Day Cover signed: "Albert Goldman" and "James A Farley", 6½x3¾. FDC honoring the New York World's Fair Commemorative stamp, 3-cent stamp affixed, postmarked New York, N.Y., April 1, 1939, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. The cachet, which was designed by Louis Schwimmer, bears the names of James A. Farley as Postmaster General and Albert Goldman as Postmaster of New York, N.Y. Inside the envelope is a card, unsigned, 6¼x3½. Imprinted: "Greetings/from the Postmaster and personnel of the New York, N.Y. Post Office/FIRST DAY OF ISSUE COMMEMORATIVE STAMP/APRIL 1, 1939/NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR/Cordially Yours,/Albert Goldman, Postmaster,/New York, N.Y." JAMES ALOYSIUS FARLEY (1888-1976) was Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1932-1940) and Postmaster General (1933-1940) under Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose presidential campaigns he had managed in 1932 and 1936. He held both posts until disagreeing with FDR about running for a third term in 1940, leading to his resigning from both positions that year (Farley remained Chairman of the Democratic Party in New York state, a position in which he served from 1930-1944). After leaving FDR's administration, Farley served as Chairman of the Board of the Coca-Cola Export Corporation of New York until his retirement in 1973. ALBERT GOLDMAN, who was still New York City's Postmaster during WWII, relied on the services of Louis Schwimmer to create stamps, cachets and other promotional materials for the New York City post office. Schwimmer's designs include the original "Four Chaplains" stamp as well as numerous cachets for the "Goldman covers" over his career (mid-1930s until his retirement in the mid-1950s). Goldman also presided over promotional ceremonies, such as a "Second Day" ceremony for the Booker T. Washington stamp on April 8, 1940. Envelope is slightly creased. Minor show through of glue at blank area. Card is in fine condition.

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Born: May 30, 1888 in Stony Point, New York
Died: June 9, 1976 in New York City, New York

Film Credits
1959 Project XX (Other), 1952 Longines Chronoscope (in person), 1950 What's My Line (in person), 1947 Meet the Press (in person), 1946 World's Heavyweight Championship: Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn (in person)

Born: Circa 1882 in New York City, New York

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