Six unused vintage World War II-Two-2 postal covers – with wonderful color graphics featuring patriotic wartime propaganda images. Six different images including an American flyer; an Eagle grabbing Hitler from the globe; a large hand crushing the Nazi and Japanese flags; and the 48-states. All six covers are clean, and there are no addresses, postage stamps or postmark cancellations.
In fine print on the back of each unused envelope is "copyright 1942 by Jacques Minkus, New York, N.Y., USA." Jacques Minkus (1901–1996), who emigrated to the United States in 1929, was one of the earliest large scale stamp dealers in the US, first establishing a stamp counter at the Gimbel's Department Store in Manhattan in 1931. Minkus was so successful in this method of selling stamps, that he continued to open stamp counters at other Gimbel's stores until, by the 1960s, he had thirty-eight counters.
Minkus is also remembered for his stamp catalog "Minkus New World-Wide Stamp Catalog" published in 1955. In addition, he published over one hundred stamp albums for stamp collectors.
PHOTO NOTE: Photos and scans distort the clarity of the images and sometimes the intensity of the colors. The muted "grainy" look is such a distortion. The clarity is greater when viewed in person. Minute defects are exaggerated by the photo process, and usually much less noticeable when viewed in person.
CONDITION: All six envelopes are in excellent condition for their age, with no folds or creases. Some have light surface waves. The flaps of all six are sealed shut, probably as a result of humidity in storage. All six show varying degrees of generalized age discoloration, some more than others. A few have very small stains or spots. ALL FLAWS AND CONDITION ISSUES ARE VISIBLE IN THE PHOTOS.
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