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lot # 2756 - united states postal history WW II Covers

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1941 Cover to State Dept Official, Chicago Dec 1 1941 slogan cancel ties 901 to envelope addressed to "David W Lamm/ Foreign Mailing Room/ Dept of State/ Washington DC", the address is crossed out in pencil and two "Return to Sender (over)" handstamps applied, the "David" also crossed out and ms "Donald?" inserted, the "over" refers to a multi-line handstamp on back side stating "Department of State cannot forward because pouch service to post of addressee suspended. However, if sender desires, Department will forward this letter on exchange vessel which is being sent soon from U.S. and on which addressee is expected to return to U.S. In this event sender should sign in space below and return letter and envelope to Department under cover of outer envelope addressed to "Secretary of State, Washington, D.C."/ I wish this letter forwarded on the exchange vessel" and the original sender added his signature, also on back is a Washington DC Feb 19 1942 machine cancel and a "Division of Foreign/ Service Administration/ Feb 18 1942/ Department of State" handstamp, Very FinernDonald W Lamm (1914-96) was a Vice-Consul stationed in Tokyo from 1939-42 and later served as Vice Consul in Pernambuco, 1942-47; US Consul in Lourenco Marques, 1949-52; US Consul General in Lourenco Marques, as of 1952; Accra, as of 1954 and US Charge d'Affaires to Ghana 1957-58. Sale 3036: General Sale Session 1 - United States Stamps and Covers

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