World War I Commemorative 22-cent Stamp: Gen. Blackjack Pershing Masonic First Day Cover #2154

1985 22-cent World War I stamp with Masonic First Day Cover featuring General Blackjack Pershing and Edsel cachet

Scott #2154 Masonic First Day Cover; Edsel cachet

Gen. John ‘Blackjack’ Pershing: Mason and ‘General of the Armies’

General John Pershing (1860-1948) attained the highest rank possible in the U.S. Army , being appointed to ‘General of the Armies’ after Congress created this honor specifically for him in 1919. It was (more…)

North Carolina Statehood: Cornelius Harnett Masonic First Day Cover 1989 25-cent #2347

#2347 NC STATEHOOD 1989 25c EDSEL CACHET - CORNELIUS HARTNETT

Scott #2347

Champion of Liberty & Freemason–First to Read Declaration of Independence in North Carolina

Cornelius Harnett (note misspelling in the cachet) was as ardent a Mason as he was a patriot and champion of liberty. His untiring challenges to British rule include (more…)

North Carolina Statehood: Joseph Hewes Masonic First Day Cover 1989 25-cent #2347

#2347 NC Statehood 1989 25-cent - Joseph Hewes & Edsel Cachet

Scott #2347

Successful Merchant & Workhorse of the Continental Congress

After attending Princeton College (Princeton, New Jersey), Joseph Hewes established what turned out to be a most successful and prosperous shipping business in Wilmington, North Carolina. By (more…)

George Washington Masonic First Day Cover 1966 5-cent #1304

Scott #1304 Masonic First Day Cover

Most Popular Stamp Subject… and Mason

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 (more…)

Henry Clay Masonic First Day Cover #1846

Henry Clay #1846 Masonic First Day Cover

Scott #1846 Masonic First Day Cover

Henry Clay Masonic First Day Cover

This unique First day Cover features a hand-drawn cachet highlighting Henry Clay‘s Masonic service as Grand Master of Kentucky. The cachet maker is unknown. If you have any information on this First Day Cover please let me know!

 

Henry Clay: Powerful Statesman & Orator–Masonic First Day Cover 1983 3-cent #1846

Scott #1846 Masonic First Day Cover

“I’d rather be right than be president.” ~Henry Clay

Henry Clay, five-time U.S. Presidential candidate and long-term statesman, not only spoke  his mind. He was extremely powerful orator and negotiator.

Clay’s powers of persuasion are legendary. His accomplishments (more…)

First Flag on the Moon: U.S. Flag Over White House Stamp First Day Cover #1338

#1338 1970.08.07 US Flag over the White House 6cent postage stamp

Scott #1338 Masonic First Day Cover

First Mason–and second man–on the Moon Featured in this First Day Cover

On July 20, 1969, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin followed Neil Armstrong down the Eagle’s ladder and became the second man to step onto the moon. Aldrin was also the first Mason on the moon. He was a member of (more…)

Henry Knox 1985 8c Stamp – First Day Cover GWMSC Cachet #1851

Scott #1851 Masonic First Day Cover

Henry Knox Masonic First Day Cover

Revisiting the Henry Knox 8-cent stamp with this First Day Cover sponsored by the George Washington Masonic Stamp Club.

 

 

 

Erie Canal Champion: DeWitt Clinton 1967 5c Stamp – First Day Cover #1325

#1325 Erie Canal - DeWitt Clinton Edsel Cachet 5c 1967 July 4

Scott #1325 Masonic First Day Cover

Erie Canal’s Rollercoaster Ride of Development Featured in 1967 First Day Cover with Edsel Cachet

Building the Erie Canal–devised to connect the U.S. East Coast with the Midwest–was anything but clear sailing. The popularity of this eight-year project rose and fell along with (more…)

Champion of Liberty: Simon Bolivar 1958 4c Stamp First Day Cover #1110

#1110 Champion of Libery - Simon Bolivar Edsel Cachet 4c 1958.0724

Scott #1110 Masonic First Day Cover

“The Liberator” Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) Masonic First Day Cover

Simon Bolivar is one of South America’s most recognized generals. The first day issue here is the four-cent Champion of Liberty U.S. postage stamp, cancelled in Washington, DC.

Bolivar’s reputation was decisively (more…)
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