Item #21248 Signed Postal Cover. Walter BOTTS.

Signed Postal Cover.

This singer and saxophonist who played with the likes of Harry James gained later fame for serving as the model for James Montgomery Flagg's famed World War Two "I Want You for U.S. Army" recruitment poster, posing as Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer; he also posed for Norman Rockwell.Signed Postal Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, on May 16, 1970. Fine. Features the "American Legion / Veterans as Citizens" six-cent stamp. Not a First Day Cover, apparently, as the cancellation notes "Armed Forces" rather than "First Day Cover." No decorative cachet at left; no distracting recipient's name/address present. Botts signs boldly in black ballpoint at just left of center. Uncommon. Item #21248

Price: $75.00

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