GEORGE PLIMPTON - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 288154
Sale Price $72.00
GEORGE PLIMPTONFirst day cover honoring James Thurber, with a Thurber cartoon attached First Day Cover signed: "George Plympton" in black ink, 6½x3½. First day cover honoring James Thurber. Postmarked Columbus, Ohio, September 10, 1994. 29¢ stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Printed cartoon by Thurber, 3x3, affixed paper at left margin. George Plimpton (1927-2003) believed in participatory journalism. Seeking to improve his understanding of the subjects he reported on, Plimpton boxed heavyweight champion Archie Moore, played quarterback (briefly) for the Detroit Lions, pitched to major league hitters, entered golf tournaments, and even played percussion instruments with the New York Philharmonic. Plimpton also helped create The Paris Review (1953), and remained its editor-in-chief until his death. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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