This is an unusual print by Charles Overly of ‘The Golden Plough Tavern 1741 and the General Gates House circa 1751 York Pennsylvania’. Overly was a prolific artist who specialized in pencil drawings of the Revolutionary War historical sites. He passed away in the late 1980’s. This print is unusual in the sense there are two first day issue stamps with the first day postal mark dated October 30, 1980. On the back of the print is the following note: “This collectors item was created October 30, 1980, the day Norma N. and Joseph L. O’Brien took title to 800 Plymouth Rd. York, PA. 17402. The stamps are the only two which had their first day of issue in York, PA”. The print was created by Mel Rodermond. So, it appears Mel made a special gift to the O’Brien’s on their special day of home ownership. It is unusual to find a print from a noted artist taken to the next level by applying first day issues stamps. Mel must have gone to the post office on October 30th just to have the stamps canceled on the issue date then made this unique piece of art. I am sure this is one of a kind and a token of a very special friendship. The print is in good condition and measures 16 x 12 on the outside of the frame. The 8 x 11 print lays beneath a light blue mat. This is a great piece of history and certainly a wonderful conversational item to add to your home.
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