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George Patton WWII Sig and FF PSA Slabbed & Graded Mint 9!
1885. PattonJr. George George Patton, Jr. FF, PSA/DNA Encapsulated & Graded Mint9!Part of a free franked envelope signed by future 4-star U.S. ArmyGeneral George Patton, Jr. (1885-1945) as "G SPatton Jr." at lower left. Patton also wrote"free" in thepostage section at upper right. PSA graded Mint 9. Postmarked in Washington,DC on July 28, 1943. Light overall toning, isolated foxing, and expectedwrinkles, else near fine. The envelope fragment measures 4.75" x2.5" while the slab measures 7.125" x 4.125".Patton signed this envelope just days after commanding Seventh UnitedStates Army units in Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, in mid to lateJuly 1943. Patton's Americans facilitated the landing of Bernard LawMontgomery's British Eighth Army, and scourged the island's Axisforces.George Patton, Jr. was a career military officer whose 36 years ofmilitary service spanned three military conflicts including both world wars.Patton sortied against partisans of Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1915-1916, andhe was later dispatched to the Western Front as a personal aide to GeneralJohn "Black Jack" Pershing. It was during World War II, however,that Patton made his most indelible mark. "Old Blood and Guts"served as an army commander leading Allied expeditions in North Africa,Sicily, Normandy, eastern France, the Benelux Countries, and Germany. Pattondied of complications following a car accident in Luxembourg in December 1945.This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premierauthenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA(James Spence Authenticat … [Click Below for Full Description]
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