GENERAL MARK W. CLARK - COMMEMORATIVE SHEET WITH FIRST DAY CANCELLATION CIRCA 1972 - HFSID 224312
Sale Price $247.50
MARK W. CLARK
Mark W. Clark signs a commemorative sheet honoring "President Roosevelt and His Stamps"
Commemorative Sheet signed: "Mark W. Clark", 1p, 11x8½. Commemorative sheet honoring "President Roosevelt and His Stamps", 8-cent Stamp Collecting stamp affixed, postmarked, New York, New York, November 17, 1972, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. This sheet, which pictures FDR with his stamp collection under the heading, is also imprinted with a quote by FDR about stamp collecting and, at left margin, a reproduction of a letter about stamp collecting written by a nine-year-old Roosevelt. Roosevelt, whose quote ends, "I really believe that collecting stamps makes one a better citizen", was one of America's most famous stamp collectors. Roosevelt, as 32nd U.S. President (1933-1945), was also Clark's Commander-in-Chief until his death in April 1945. Mark Wayne Clark (1896-1984), who assumed command of the Fifth Army in North Africa in 1943 and commanded the Fifth Army in the invasion of Italy in 1944, got his fourth star in March 1945. He accepted the surrender of German forces in Italy and Austria and, from 1945 to 1947, was the U.S. High Commissioner in occupied Austria. In 1953, as Commander in Chief of the United Nations Command, he signed the military armistice between the U.N. Command and the North Korean Army and Chinese People's Volunteers in Korea. That year, he also began his 12 years of service as President of The Citadel. He is buried on the campus of The Citadel next to Mark Clark Hall. Lightly creased at blank margins, 2 stray ink marks at upper blank edge, else fine condition.
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