George Washington Masonic First Day Cover 1966 5-cent #1304
|August 13, 2012||Posted by Lars under 1960s, George Washington, Masonic, U.S. History, U.S. Presidents|
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This elegant First Day Cover sponsored by the George Washington Masonic Stamp Club is a classic.
About the George Washington Masonic Stamp Club
The George Washington Masonic Stamp Club was formally organized in the fall of 1956 as The George Washington Chapter No. 1 of the Masonic Stamp Club of New York. The George Washington Masonic Stamp Club (GWMSC) was later constituted as a separate entity. Both clubs still exist separately and have many dual members.
The GWMSC specializes in U.S. First Day of Issue covers of Masonic significance and George Washington birthday issues. Cachets, or covers, are envelopes imprinted by the GWMSC with the theme of the stamp being issued and the special First Day of Issue postmark, or a special pictorial postmark in the case of its Washington Birthday covers. The numbers per year and purchase prices vary. The GWMSC Annual Meeting is held on the Sunday after George Washington’s Birthday each February at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Building in Alexandria, Virginia.
First Day Issue
This 5-cent U.S. postage stamp was first issued in sheet form on February 22, 1966, in Washington, DC. It was then first issued as a horizontal coil on September 8, 1966, in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is featured in this Masonic First Day Cover.