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BRADBURY JAMES THOMPSON - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 25006

1975 first day cover honoring the 200th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, signed by the graphic artist who designed the image First day cover signed "Bradbury Thompson" in blue ink. Pencil notation in lower right corner. 6½x3½.

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BRADBURY THOMPSON
1975 first day cover honoring the 200th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, signed by the graphic artist who designed the image
First day cover signed "Bradbury Thompson" in blue ink. Pencil notation in lower right corner. 6½x3½. First day cover honoring the 200th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, with b/w cachet at left with four lines from American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson's Concord Hymn. Postmarked Lexington, Virginia, April 19, 1975. With one 10¢ stamp with color reproduction of Henry Sandham's The Dawn of Liberty affixed. Lexington and Concord. FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Thompson designed this stamp, which honored the 200th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1975. These were the first battle of the Revolutionary War and started with, according to Emerson's Concord Hymn, with "the shot heard round the world". Thompson (1911-1995, born in Topeka, Kansas) was a pioneer in blending photography, typography and color, greatly influencing the future of graphic design. The art director for such publications as Mademoiselle, Art News and Art New Annual, Thompson received his first commission to design a U.S. postage stamp in 1958. His designs would appear on 90 additional issues. Lightly toned. Adhesive residue in upper right corner. Otherwise in fine condition.

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