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

Accession Number: 2007.25.40
Category: PHILATELY
Type: first day cover
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Date: 1941-09-10
Materials: paper
Description: First day cover for the U.S.S. TANGIER (AV-8, built 1939), seaplane tender; front of envelope has cachet in blue and green ink, features unidentified navy ship at anchor, clouds in background bordered with spread-winged eagle, stars and banner, printed on left "UNITED STATES NAVY/ AUXILARIES (sic)"; stamp on right features portrait of Benjamin Franklin in profile, printed on stamps "UNITED/ STATES/ POSTAGE/ BENJAMIN/ FRANKLIN/ 1/2 CENT 1/2"; stamp postmarked "U.S.S. TANGIER/ SEP/ 10/ 1941/ REGISTERED". The U.S.S. TANGIER downed three enemy planes during the attack on Pearl Harbor and rescued survivors from the U.S.S. UTAH (see correspondence file).

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