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Lot 148

Unique Collection of Signatures by Anastasio Somoza, Leonidas Trujillo, Antanas Smetona & Manuel L. Quezon. Fascinating autograph collection very nicely archived in a photo album of stamps and covers. The first of these are signed by Anastasio Somoza, Leonidas Trujillo and Antanas Smetona certainly historic figures for their authoritorian rule. Anastasio Somoza has signed 12 individual stamps of The Republic of Nicaragua, one of every denomination. Since the stamps are colorful his signature does not pop on some as well as others. From Leonidas Trujillo dated 1931 is a collection of Dominican Republic stamp of 5 different denominations all 5 signed by Trujillo. From 1941 one signed uncut block of commemorative Lithuanian stamps signed by Antanas Smetona. From 1938, a signed cover by the great Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines from 1935-1944. Curiously, there are two signed commemorative stamps and covers by John Olin horse breeder and winner of the 1974 Kentucky Derby with the colt Cannonade rounding out the collection. Estimate Value $300 - 500

Realized $575

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