ARTHUR E. SUMMERFIELD - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 305417
Sale Price $126.00
ARTHUR E. SUMMERFIELD
Eisenhower's Postmaster General signs an FDC for philatelic convention, with a cachet bearing his facsimile signature on a first-day certification for two new Statue of Liberty stamps.
First Day Cover signed: "Arthur E. Summerfield", 6x3½. FDC honoring the Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition, and bearing two US Liberty stamps issued on the occasion. Summerfield's facsimile signature appears under the stamps on a special convention display. Postmarked New York, N. Y., April 28, 1956, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Arthur E. Summerfield (1899-1972) served as chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1952 and 1953. During the 1952 republican National Convention, the former gubernatorial candidate and state delegation chairman garnered Michigan support for Dwight Eisenhower as President, playing a large role in Eisenhower's nomination. He was rewarded for his work for the party by being appointed Postmaster General (1953-1961). In that office he worked to mechanize many postal operations and to promote the public image of what was then the Post Office Department. Fine condition.
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