Signed Commemorative Cover, 13 October 1972. First Day of Issue Stamps and Cover.
Photograph of Norman Rockwell sitting with his young models. The first day of issue US postal stamp commemorating Norman Rockwell and Mark Twain bears the classic Rockwell illustration of Tom Sawyer teaching Huckleberry Finn the pleasure and satisfaction of whitewashing a fence. This eight cent stamp was issued October 13, 1972. Block of four stamps on the commemorative First Day of Issue cover which is also printed with a black-and-white print of Huckleberry Finn whitewashing the fence as Tom continues his instructions, a related Rockwell illustration. Post-marked as first day of issue, Oct 13 1972 in Hannibal, Missouri, USA, the small town setting Mark Twain used for the books Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
Rockwell's autograph on the cover. Is clearly signed on center front sincerely Norman Rockwell.
The 3 3/8 by 6¼ (matted dimensions) cover is professionally framed with anti-reflection glass and double matted. The cover is framed together with a beautiful 3 by 4½ black-and-white snapshot photograph of Norman Rockwell posing with three of the live models he used as Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher for his illustrations of the Mark Twain classic books Tom Sawyer (1936) and Huckleberry Finn (1940), featuring Richard Gregory as Tom Sawyer. The dark brown wood-grain metal frame, hu nter green.An d deep rust color mats coordinate beautifully with the rich tones in the full-color stamps. The brass plaque mounted in the center reads. (within the United States only). The item "Norman Rockwell Autographed 1st day Issue Framed stamps & Child Models" is in sale since Wednesday, August 10, 2016. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\FDCs (1951-Now)\1971-80". The seller is "garyandsuzy1230" and is located in Rochester, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.