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Rare 1950 Harry Brecheen "Dear Friend" Signed Postcard

Lot Number 1081

Quantity: Bid Starts: 05/09/2016 12:00:00 
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In the words of Lew Lipset, "Dear Friend postcards were and are a very popular collectible among postcard collectors and especially St. Louis Cardinals collectors. They are generally considered to have started in 1951. The offered postcard does not meet any of the known slogans and furthermore has a postmark of Aug. 24, 1950. It is autographed. Documentation would indicate the card is extremely rare." To this description we'll add that it measures 5-1/2 x 3-1/4" and features an official Cardinals-logo return address from Sportsman's Park. Brecheen's fountain-pen signature rates "7" strength. EX with typical minor mailing wear. Auction LOA from JSA.

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