Friday, May 25, 2012

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Patriotic Covers

Janet Klug writes on the Linn's Stamp News website, "With Memorial Day approaching, this article is dedicated to all members of the armed forces who served our country and sent and received patriotic covers during their time of service.

In her "Refresher Course" article, Klug pens, "The encouragement and pride shown in the covers that emanated during World War II were, with notable exceptions, upbeat and positive. Some were poignant, some were funny, and some would be considered politically incorrect in today's world.All of these are collectable and reflect the mood of the times. They are history you can hold in your hands, and are still surprisingly affordable. Many of the people who had been creating cacheted first-day covers prior to World War II turned their attention to patriotic themes during the war."

She goes on to say, "Collecting World War II patriotic covers can be complicated because of the sheer number of cachetmakers who were producing them and the variety of subjects shown on the covers. The good news is that there is a catalog that lists and describes in detail more than 11,000 different World War II patriotic covers.The book is titled United States Patriotic Envelopes of World War II by Lawrence Sherman. Check with your favorite philatelic literature dealer to find a copy."

To read her entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM