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George S. Patton
George Patton WWII Signature and Free Frank - PSA
(Washington DC): , July 28 1943. George Patton, Jr. FF, PSA/DNA Encapsulated & Graded Mint 9! Part of a free franked envelope signed by future 4-star U.S. Army General George Patton, Jr. (1885-1945) as "G S Patton Jr." at lower left. Patton also wrote "free" in the postage section at upper right. PSA graded Mint 9. Postmarked in Washington, DC on July 28, 1943. Light overall toning, isolated foxing, and expected wrinkles, else near fine. The envelope fragment measures 4.75" x 2.5" while the slab measures 7.125" x 4.125". Patton signed this envelope just days after commanding Seventh United States Army units in Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, in mid to late July 1943. Patton's Americans facilitated the landing of Bernard Law Montgomery's British Eighth Army, and scourged the island's Axis forces. George Patton, Jr. was a career military officer whose 36 years of military service spanned three military conflicts including both world wars. Patton sortied against partisans of Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1915-1916, and he was later dispatched to the Western Front as a personal aide to General John "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. Patton died of complications following a car accident in Luxembourg in December 1945. This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authe … [Click Below for Full Description]
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