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Description: This First Day Cover memorializing President John F. Kennedy was boldly signed by American politician John Connally (1917-1993), who was a fellow presidential limousine passenger during the Kennedy assassination. Connally was severely wounded during the incident.

A stately black-and-white portrait of John F. Kennedy is at the left side of the First Day Cover, beneath the words: “In Memoriam”. Below the portrait are several lines of text that read: “1917 John F. Kennedy 1963 35th President of the United States” as well as Kennedy’s famous quote: “Ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country”. There is a five-cent stamp featuring an image of a candle flame and JFK’s face surrounded by the words: “And the glow from that fire can truly light the world. 1917 John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1963.” The stamps are cancelled with a “First Day of Issue” ink stamp and there is a circular cancellation stamp for Boston, Massachusetts dated May 29, 1964.

3 5/8″ x 6 1/2″. Item #A01555

John Connally held a number of prestigious political positions, including U.S. Secretary of the Navy (1961), Governor of Texas (1963-1969), and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1971-1972).

Condition: Fine condition with a large, looping signature.