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Posted 07/21/2021   4:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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That cover from Apollo 15 is on exhibit in the Postal Museum in DC.


It was also displayed at one or more domestic US shows. Have a photo of one such display.

Likely explains the use of the image of the moon on a number of Express Mail stamps, even as "The Moon" is currently a DPO.

Good to see some folks appreciated my posting of the cover.
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Posted 09/21/2021   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add SoupCase to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't seen another one of these. What do you guys know about it?

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Posted 09/21/2021   5:41 pm  Show Profile Check johnsim03's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a "Marg cachet" first day cover, of nominal value.
I like this cachet!

John
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Thanks John,

I gather from the letter inside that this was some type of promotion from Foxboro Instruments. So this is a thing that companies did/do? Have "cachets" created?
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Posted Yesterday   11:43 am  Show Profile Check johnsim03's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely.

I haven't seen many in the last couple of decades, but it is probably still being done.

The magic of the "First Day of Issue" cancellation to the general public is hard to explain. It is a novelty that is not often seen.

In philatelic circles, however, FDCs are considered mostly very common. There are those who collect them, but, in my experience, it is the cachets that matter. In my situation, I am intrigued by cachets not produced in the thousands (Art Craft, Artmaster, and Fleetwood are the monster cachet makers). Every "first" cachet by a cachet maker is considerably more valuable than the others, usually. The hand painted cachets are popular, as well as early FDCs in general. It is all about the art for me. Some of the mass produced FDCs are beautiful as well. As contrived covers made for philatelic purposes, some purists look upon the whole area of FDC collecting with snobbery, and look down on those who collect them. That is nothing new...

It seems to me that a person should collect what is of interest to them.

John
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