Signed Commemorative Cover
FIRESTONE, Harvey S., Jr. (1898-1973)
Price: 75.00 USD
The son of the founder of the tire magnate himself became president and chairman of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (1941-63), and under his direction the company expanded and diversified worldwide; he was a noted philanthropist and served for 15 years as chairman of the U.S.O. Signed Commemorative Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Chicago, Illinois on 7 April 1971 and bearing a special "USO / 30th Anniversary / 1941 - 1971" cancellation. Single 6-Cent U.S. flag stamp at upper right. Near fine. No decorative cachet at left; no distracting recipient's name/address. Near the center, below the postal cancellation, Firestone signs boldly in full in blue fineline. Quite nice, and on an appropriate cover since Firestone was intimately associated with the United Services Organization. Small portion of original transmittal envelope also present.