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Six Original Sketches by FDR for Stamp Designs : Original Sketch

 

3c Byrd Antarctic Expedition Sketch by FDR, 1933
3c Byrd Antarctic Expedition Sketch by FDR, 1933
3c Byrd Antarctic Expedition Small Die Proof, 1933
3c Byrd Antarctic Expedition Small Die Proof, 1933
 

Above: 3c Byrd Antarctic Expedition Sketch by FDR, 1933
Left: 3c Byrd Antarctic Expedition Small Die Proof, 1933

 
To help support Richard Byrd’s second expedition to Antarctica, President Roosevelt approved a stamp as partial payment for mail to the special post office in Little America. After rejecting four designs, FDR sketched a map with routes of Byrd’s expeditions.

 
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