RAYMOND MASSEY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 38814
RAYMOND MASSEY Raymond Massey signs a first day cover Commemorating the Lincoln Sesquicentennial and Cooper Union Speech. First Day Cover signed: "Raymond Massey", 6½x3½. FDC Commemorating the Lincoln
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Raymond Massey signs a first day cover Commemorating the Lincoln Sesquicentennial and Cooper Union Speech.
First Day Cover signed: "Raymond Massey", 6½x3½. FDC Commemorating the Lincoln Sesquicentennial and Cooper Union Speech, one 1-cent and one 3-cent stamp affixed, postmarked New York, New York, February 27, 1959, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. In 1931, Raymond Massey (1896-1983) starred in his first talking picture as Sherlock Holmes in The Speckled Band. He divided his time between stage and screen, offering excellent performances in major motion-picture efforts (The Scarlet Pimpernal, 1935 and Things to Come, 1936). Massey's appearance in Abe Lincoln in Illinois was his most famous role; he appeared in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway production and then repeated his Lincoln characterization in this film version, earning an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor. Twenty-two years later, he played a cameo as Honest Abe in How the West Was Won (1962). On television, Massey hosted the 1955 syndicated anthology I Spy, and more memorably was Dr. Gillespie in the weekly series Dr. Kildare. Fine condition.
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