RALPH J. BUNCHE - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 178525
Sale Price $144.00
RALPH J. BUNCHE
Ralph J. Bunche signs a philatelic envelope honoring George Washington Carver.
Philatelic Envelope signed: "Ralph J Bunche", 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring George Washington Carver, 3-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, January 5, 1948, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. The Fleetwood cachet is captioned: "Dr. George Washington Carver, 1864-1943: Agricultural Chemist, Scientist, Education; Director of Research, Tuskegee Institute." Ralph J. Bunche, (1904-1971) who joined the United Nations in 1946, was chief U.N. mediator in the Middle Eastin 1948 and wasawarded the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to negotiate a truce between the Arabs and Israelis the previous year. He served as Undersecretary-General for Special Political Affairs from 1958-1971, and was a principal U.N. negotiator in such trouble spots as the Suez Canal (1956), the Congo (1960), Yemen (1963) and Cyprus (1964). Bunche was awarded the NAACP's Spingarn Medal (1949) and the Medal of Freedom in 1963, the year he participated in the March on Washington. Fine condition.
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