GLENN T. SEABORG - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 155406
Sale Price $198.00
GLEEN T. SEABORG. Philatelic Envelope signed: "Glenn T. Seaborg", 6½x3½. First Day Cover Honoring Joseph Priestley Pioneer in Modern Chemistry 1733-1804, 20-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Northumberland, PA. April 13, 1983, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Gleen T. Seaborg (1912-1999) was a co-recipient of the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work as co-discoverer of elements#94 Plutonium (in 1941), #95 Americium, #96 Curium, #97 Berkelium and #98 Californium. Later, he played a part in creating elements #99 Einsteinium, #100 Fermium, #101 Mendelevium and #102 Nobelium. In 1994, a new element (#106 Seaborgium) was named after him, the first time the honor has been bestowed upon a living person. Seaborg worked on the Manhattan Project developing the atomic bomb, but signed a letter to President Truman urging that the bomb be dropped on a barren island as a demonstration. He chaired the Atomic Energy Commission (1961-1971) and helped negotiate the nuclear test ban treaty of 1963. Erasures under signature. Fine condition.
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