Geo. Washington and Lafayette Masonic FDC

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This beautiful Masonic cover commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette.  He was a hero of the American Revolution and a friend and brother of General George Washington... so much so in fact, that he presented the General with a custom made Masonic apron that was embroidered by hand by his wife Madame Lafayette.  A picture and description of this apron can be found by (Clicking Here).   This FDC is listed in the Scott catalog as #1097, and issued on Sept. 6, 1957.   There were three cities of distribution... Easton, PA (260,421 copies); Fayetteville, N.C. (230,000 copies); and Louisville, KY (207,856 copies).

 

         

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