Italian cardinal; papal secretary of state. Apostolic Delegate to the United States. Cicognani was secretary of state under three popes.
AQS – Uncommon autograph quotation fully signed and dated, Wash, DC, 1934. Penned one year after being appointed Apostolic Delegate. Reads: Wshing you every blessing, +Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, Archbishop of Laodicea, Apostolic Delegate, Washington, DC, June 1934.Accompanied by a 8″x10″ black and white silver gelatin silverprint portrait of Cicognani as US apostolic delegate. Nota bene: some light toning to half of the autograph sentiment (may have been under matboard or framed at one time; overall very good).
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