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J. PAUL GETTY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 42720

This First Day Cover honoring the UN International Year for Human Rights is signed by the businessman in black felt tip First Day Cover signed: "J P Getty", 6½x3¾.

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J. PAUL GETTY
This First Day Cover honoring the UN International Year for Human Rights is signed by the businessman in black felt tip
First Day Cover signed: "J P Getty", 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring the United Nations 1968 International Year for Human Rights, 6-cent stamp affixed, pictorially postmarked United Nations, New York, November 22, 1968, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. In the year this stamp was issued, "The Educated Executive", an article by Getty, appeared in the September issue of "Playboy" magazine. In 1916, Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976) and his father, George, had incorporated the Getty Oil Company, an early precursor to the great conglomerate. During the Depression Era, Getty, who was a millionaire by the age of 24, bought extensive quantities of stock, and, in 1956, he gained control of Pacific Western, which he renamed Getty Oil, ending a 19-year stock battle with Standard Oil. The significantly larger Getty Oil Company became the world's largest privately owned business and made the enterprising Getty a billionaire. Although he was one of the world's richest men, Getty had a legendary reputation for miserliness. However, he shared his multi-million dollar collection of art and antiquities with the public by establishing the J. Paul Getty Museum, the largest endowment granted to an art museum at that time. Lightly creased. Soiled at lower margin, touching the descender of the "J". Otherwise, fine condition.

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