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Colin Powell

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Uncommon signed first day cover honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower

Colin Luther Powell, 1937–.  General, United States Army; National Security Advisor, 1987–1989; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1989–1993; United States Secretary of State, 2001–2005.  Eisenhower 6¢ First Day of Issue cacheted souvenir cover, boldly signed Cl. L. Powell. 

In this uncommon item, Powell honors General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States.  The cover bears a blue cachet with images of a smiling Eisenhower and the Eisenhower Memorial at Abilene, Kansas.  It identifies the stamp as the 1970 &;ldquo;definitive issue” of the Eisenhower 6¢ sheet stamp and is postmarked at Washington, D.C., August 6, 1970, the first day of issue of the stamp. 

The envelope has a pencil notation identifying Powell on the reverse and overall is in very fine condition.  Powell has signed in black.


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