6 1/2 x 3 1/2, envelope. First Day Of Issue, Commemorating Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, with a full color portrait of President Lincoln, within a frame design with red ribbon, and a shield below with a quote from his famous speech, "...that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Facsimile signature, A. Lincoln, below the quote. There is a blue, 3 cents, President Abraham Lincoln, U.S. postage stamp, with a portrait of Lincoln, and a quote from his address, affixed at upper right, and it is tied on by a black stamped "First Day Of Issue," and has a C.D.S., Gettysburg, PA., Nov. 19, 1948- 9 AM. Addressed in ink to a local resident; Mrs. S.H. Hess, 233 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, Pa. Very fine and desirable Lincoln-Gettysburg item.
WBTS Trivia: President Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address during the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, on Thursday, November 19, 1863.