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#516 - William F. Halsey

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Exceedingly early endorsement while serving at Annapolis
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Endorsement signature, “W. F. Halsey,” on the reverse of a midshipman’s complaint, one page, 7.75 x 10, October 13, 1904. The complaint, in full: “I respectfully request permission to say that I was charged twice for my trunk and dress suit, amounting to $11.25.” In fine condition, with mounting remnants to the panel beside Halsey’s signature. Halsey had just graduated from Annapolis in February 1904, after which he was assigned to the USS Missouri. For a period of time while the Missouri was being repaired, Halsey was detached to the Naval Academy for temporary duty as assistant backfield football coach; it was during this time that he endorsed this letter. This is the earliest Halsey example we have ever encountered by a significant margin—over three decades. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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