PxPixel
University Archives

Lot 270

Previous image preload Next image preload

Description:

Franklin D. Roosevelt & Sec. of Treasury Signed 50-Stamp Block Celebrating Rhode Island Tercentenary

A stamp block commemorating the 300th anniversary of the settlement of Rhode Island signed by 32nd U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) as "Franklin D Roosevelt" and by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (1891-1967) as "Henry Morgenthau Jr." along the bottom margin. Roosevelt's signature is slightly feathered. The stamp block is largely intact, though a few stamps found along the edges have become partly detached along the perforations. This is especially true of the four stamps between the second and third columns at right. A small yellow stain affects one stamp in the second row, mentioned just for accuracy. Partial mounting traces verso, else near fine. 10.125" x 9."

The stamp block, serial number 21561, consists of 50 3-cent Rhode Island Tercentenary violet stamps, U.S. #777. Each stamp depicts colonial founder Roger Williams, after a statue of him located near the State House in Providence, Rhode Island. Over 67,000,000 stamps were originally issued on May 4, 1936.

FDR was himself a noted stamp collector; his collection included U.S. and international postage from Latin and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He acquired stamps at auction, via dealers and stamp shows, and was gifted many stamps by well-wishers as well. Roosevelt's hobby informed presidential business: some 200 U.S. stamps were released during his 12-year-long presidency, commemorating fairs, parks, and other achievements, such as this diminutive state's 300th birthday.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

Online Payments Accepted

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

We do our own in-house worldwide shipping!

Applicable shipping and handling charges will be added to the invoice. We offer several shipping options, and remain one of the few auction houses who proudly provides professional in-house shipping as an option to our clients. All items will ship with signature required, and full insurance. Most items are sent via Federal Express, with P. O. Box addresses being sent through USPS. We insure through Berkley Asset Protection with rates of $.70 per $100 of value, among the lowest insurance rates in the industry. Our shipping department cameras document every package, both outgoing and incoming, for maximum security. In addition, we compare our shipping and handling rates against those of other auction houses, to ensure that our charges are among the lowest in the trade.

Upon winning your item(s), you will receive an invoice with our in-house shipping and handling fees included. ***We will ship to the address as it appears on your invoice, unless you inform us otherwise, immediately upon your receipt of invoice***

International shipments: In order to comply with our insurance provider, all international shipments will be sent via Fed Ex and customs paperwork will show a value of $1.00. International buyers should contact our office directly with any questions regarding this policy.

Third Party Shipping Option: If a third party shipper is preferred, the buyer is responsible for contacting them directly to make shipping arrangements. For your convenience, we have provided some recommended shippers. For your protection, we will require a signed release from you, confirming your authorization for us to release your lots to your specified third party Please copy and paste this following link into your browser: http://universityarchives.com/UserFiles/ShippingInfo.pdf. At that point, our responsibility and insurance coverage for your item(s) ceases. Items picked up by third party shippers are required to pay Connecticut sales tax. Items requiring third party shipping due to being oversized, fragile or bulky will be denoted in the item description.

Please see our full terms and conditions for names of suggested third party shippers.


After payment has been made in full, University Archives will ship your purchase within 5 business days following receipt of full payment for item.


Please remember that the buyer is responsible for all shipping costs from University Archives' offices in Westport, CT to the buyer's door. Please see full Terms and Conditions of Sale.

September 30, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

Westport, CT, US

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 25.0% and any applicable taxes and shipping

View full terms and conditions

From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $299 $20
$300 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $2,999 $200
$3,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 + $5,000