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Title: First day cover for the U.S.S. DEWEY

Accession Number: 2007.25.12
Category: PHILATELY
Type: first day cover
Maker:
Place: USA, MI, Detroit; USA, WI, Milwaukee
Date: 1935-10-4
Materials: paper
Description: First day cover for the U.S.S. DEWEY (DD-349, built 1934), destroyer; front of envelope has cachet on left in green ink listing the specifications for the U.S.S. DEWEY; printed on left "U.S.S. DEWEY/ Destroyer No. 349/ Greetings on her 1st Birthday/ ... Named in memory of/ Admiral George Dewey,/ who defeated the Spanish fleet at the/ Battle of Manila Bay./ COMPILED BY JOHN H. HAAG"; stamp on right depicts Warren G. Harding in profile, printed on stamp "UNITED STATES POSTAGE/ HARDING/ 1-1/2 CENTS 1-1/2"; stamp postmarked "U.S.S./ 4/ OCT/ 1935/ A.M./ DEWEY" and "FIRST/ ANNIVERSARY"; address on front "Mr. Lloyd A. Nace./ 3611 Hamilton Ave./ Detroit, Michigan."; address stamped on back "THEO. HARRINGTON/ 2057 SO. 29TH ST./ MILWAUKEE, WIS."; stamped on back "0280". The U.S.S. DEWEY was undergoing tender overhaul during the attack on Pearl Harbor and was undamaged (see correspondence file).

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