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WWII military free cover with patriotic cachet

Description:

This WWII military free patriotic cover was signed by the artist J.N. Lawrence and posted by him on July 16, 1944. During this time, Lawrence was serving as a US Navy Pharmacist's Mate at the US Naval Hospital, San Diego, California. The cover is addressed to Etsuo Sayama in Honolulu, Hawaii. Etsuo Sayama was well known in the philatelic world as a cachet sponsor and artist.

Date:
July 26, 1944
Markings:
handwritten return address in top left corner; handwritten address at center; handwritten "Free" in top right corner; stamped "SAN DIEGO / JUL 26 / 630 AM / 1944 / 2 CALIF." in circular cancel with 7 bar wavy killer in top right corner; printed caricature of German officer with missile with ""Vas ist lost?"" in bottom left corner; stamped "AUG 1 REC'D" in bottom right corner of reverse
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. (9.53 x 16.51 cm)
Museum ID:
2010.2001.12


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