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AUGUSTE PICCARD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/28/1960 - HFSID 297328

AUGUSTE PICCARD His curt reply to an Israeli collector who keeps writing to requesting more signed stamps Typed Letter signed: "A. Picard", 1 page, 8¼x11¾. Lausanne [Switzerland], 1960 December 28. To Miss Illena Goodman, Jerusalem.

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Reg. $300.00

Condition: lightly creased
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AUGUSTE PICCARD
His curt reply to an Israeli collector who keeps writing to requesting more signed stamps
Typed Letter signed: "A. Picard", 1 page, 8¼x11¾. Lausanne [Switzerland], 1960 December 28. To Miss Illena Goodman, Jerusalem. In German, fully translated: "Enclosed the 3 stamps with my signature. I had already sent two signed stamps to you and your sister on June 27th, '57, which your sister wrote to me, they never arrived. Then I sent two new stamps which you or your sister sent me on November 18th 57, to you with certified mail. Have these stamps arrived in good order? You letter of December 25th, 60 was sent as 'Printed Matter'. I beg you to omit such wrong declaration in the future. Regards". In 1931, Swiss physicist Auguste Piccard (1884-1962) made a balloon ascent of 51,775 feet into the stratosphere in an airtight, pressurized gondola he invented. From 1932-1937, he made other balloon ascents up to 61,221 feet. He invented a bathyscape in 1948 which dove to a record depth of 10,168 feet in 1953. Gene Roddenberry named his Star Trek captain Jean-Luc Picard in honor of Auguste Piccard and his family of scientists/explorers. Normal mailing folds. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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