[Commemorative anniversary card] 1473-1973 honoring Copernicus / E.T. Klassen.


United States. Post Office Dept. [Commemorative anniversary card] 1473-1973 honoring Copernicus / E.T. Klassen.

[Commemorative anniversary card] 1473-1973 honoring Copernicus / E.T. Klassen.

Typescript (photocopy) signed. A commemorative card issued by the Post Office honoring eminent astronomers.

1 card : ill. (some col.) ; 15 x 21 cm.

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