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BUCKMINSTER FULLER - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: RAY KROC - HFSID 41555

First Day Cover signed: "Buckminster Fuller" and "Ray Kroc", 6¼x3½. FDC honoring American Architecture, four different 15-cent stamps picturing famous buildings affixed, postmarked New York, NY, October 9, 1980, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

Sale Price $1,360.00

Reg. $1,600.00

Condition: Slightly soiled
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BUCKMINSTER FULLER and RAY KROC. First Day Cover signed: "Buckminster Fuller" and "Ray Kroc", 6¼x3½. FDC honoring American Architecture, four different 15-cent stamps picturing famous buildings affixed, postmarked New York, NY, October 9, 1980, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. RICHARD BUCKMINSTER FULLER (1895-1983), who frequently gave lectures on architecture, is best known for his development of the geodesic dome. This dome, which has the dimensions, weight and mass to allow it to sit directly on the ground as a complete structure, was developed in the 1940s by Fuller. The geodesic dome housed the U.S. exhibition at the Canadian Universal and International Exhibition in Montreal (Expo '67), which opened on April 27, 1967. Fuller, a futurist who asserted that all human needs could be met through technology and planning, opened up new possibilities for "Spaceship Earth" (a term that he coined). "Bucky", who also coined "synergetics", held patents to over 2,000 inventions, including a pole-suspended Dymaxion House (1927), the Dymaxion Air-ocean World Map (1943) and a World Game (1969) that predicted and solved world problems.A prolific author, he received numerous awards, including the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture from Queen Elizabeth II. In 1954, Richard and Maurice (Mac) McDonald hired RAY KROC (1902-1984), a Multimixers milkshake machine salesman, as their franchise agent. There were 228 outlets in operation when Kroc bought out the McDonald brothers in 1961. Kroc, who envisioned a chain of 1,000 restaurants, took McDonald's public in 1965. Three years later, McDonald's opened its 1,000th restaurant and Kroc became Chairman of the Board of McDonald's Corp. At the time of Kroc's death, there were 7,500 outlets worldwide. Today, with over 40,000 restaurants in 120 countries, McDonald's serves more than 46 million customers daily. Kroc also purchased the San Diego Padres baseball franchise in 1974. Lightly rippled at cachet. Slightly soiled at blank right margin beneath stamps. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 30x20.

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