ASSOCIATE JUSTICE HARRY A. BLACKMUN - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 166208
Sale Price $108.00
HARRY A. BLACKMUN
Harry A. Blackmun signs a philatelic envelope honoring the Vignettes of Americana issued for the new Postage Rates.
Philatelic envelope signed: "Harry A. Blackmun", 6½x3½, honoring the Vignettes of Americana issued for the new Postage Rates, postmarked Princeton, New Jersey, November 10, 1975, First Day of Issue. Blackmun, appointed by President Nixon in 1970, was initially allied with the conservatives on the Court, but is best remembered for his 1973 majority opinion in Roe v. Wade, legalizing abortion.He retired in 1994 and died in 1999. In March, 2004, Blackmun's papers collected at the Library of Congress were opened for public view: 1,576 boxes of papers and 38 hours of oral history. The papers, and particularly the video tapes, are providing candid looks behind the scenes at the Court's deliberations. Fine condition.
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