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National Museum of American History

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National Museum of American History

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National Museum of American History

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National Museum of American History

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National Museum of American History

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National Museum of American History

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
This serviceman's cover was sent under Free Franking from Fort Riley, Kansas and postmarked Junction City, Kansas, November 23, 1944.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"Our Two Ocean Navy Is Second To None. A Toast To Health Of Japan's Navy .... Bottom's Up Sez U.S.N."

An inverted Japanese warship serves as the cachet illustration published by Ted Harrington. The cover is postmarked Chicago, Illinois, February 23, 1943. United States two-cent Scott 900 is tied to the cover with the slogan cancel Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps.

Sherman number 5324 [ship 37mm long] or 5325 [ship 42mm long]

Reference

Sherman, M.D., Lawrence. United States Patriotic Covers of World War II. Collectors Club of Chicago, Illinois, 1999.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"Fifty Thousand Planes For National Defense ... Masters Of The Air"

A high-wing monoplane illustrates this soldier's cover sent under Free Franking and postmarked Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, March 5, 1943. This cachet envelope design was No. 204 in the Linprint, Inc. series of patriotic envelopes. According to George W. Linn (creator of Linprint, Inc.) in his "Catalogue of Patriotic Covers of World War II", Linprint, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, produced the first patriotic envelopes of the war.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"Let Freedom Ring For All The World"

The Liberty Bell, as an abiding symbol of Freedom from the American Revolution, is central to this cachet by Jacques Minkus. This serviceman's cover, sent under Free Franking, has been passed by an Army examiner. It was mailed from APO 681 (376th Bomber Group, Benghazi) but was postmarked U. S. Army Postal Service, A.P.O. 541(Oujda, Morocco), June 11, 1943. One letter (2002.2035.116.2) is associated with this cover.

Sherman Catalog: 3924

References

U.S. Patriotic Covers of WWII

Geographic Locations of U.S. APOs 1941- 1984

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"Not A Pretty Picture But ... A Reminder! That We Will Always Remember Pearl Harbor!"

Postmarked December 31, 1942 from Fort Myers Station, this serviceman's cover was mailed under Free Franking from the Army Music School, Fort Myer, Virginia.

Ted Harrington of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, published this cachet.

Sherman number 4904

Reference

Sherman, M.D., Lawrence. United States Patriotic Covers of World War II. Collectors Club of Chicago, Illinois, 1999.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight"

The famous quotation attributed to Revolutionary-era hero, John Paul Jones, is apropos to the efforts of World War II. The cover was sent under servicemen's free franking from Kellogg Field and postmarked Battle Creek, Michigan, November 17, 1942. There is one letter (2002.2035.556.2) associated with this cover. Jacques Minkus of New York City was the publisher.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"Keep 'Em Flying!

Control of the air was recognised early in World War II as a decisive factor in modern warfare. Hence the popularity of this slogan, "Keep 'em Flying!"

Sent by a serviceman under Free Franking from the U.S. Army Music School at Fort Myer, Virginia. It was postmarked Arlington, Virginia, December 10, 1942, Fort Myer Station.

One sheet of letterhead (2002.2035.63.2) is associated with this cover. The cachet is a product of The Advertisers Press (Capitol Stamp Co.) of Des Moines, Iowa.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"V For Victory"

The most delicate use of the V for Victory symbol in this World War II cachet collection. The cachet appears to be the thermographed design published by Matthew J. Huss of Evanston, Illinois. This serviceman's cover was sent under Free Franking from Fort Riley, Kansas, and postmarked Junction City, Kansas, December 2, 1944.

World War II Triptych

Smithsonian American Art Museum

World War II cookie jar . . .

National Museum of American History

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"America Needs Your Help"

An Army censor passed this serviceman's letter, sent under Free Franking, on to be processed by the Army Post Office (APO). Postmarked U. S. Army Postal Service, A.P.O. 380, April 27, 1945. At the time of mailing, A.P.O. 380 was in use at Dijon, France by the 36th General Hospital. It was sent from 36 General Hospital, A.P.O. 513, New York, New York.

Jacques Minkus produced the cachet. It was one of a series of World War II patriotic envelopes and stationery that were widely sold through Gimbles department stores, in military base exchanges, and dime stores. Minkus, a refugee to Germany of Polish descent, left Germany during the rise of Hitler and eventually immigrated to the U.S. in 1929.

Sherman Catalog: 411

Reference

U.S. Patriotic Covers of WWII

World War II sketchbook

Archives of American Art
Sketchbook : 1 v. : graphite and ink

Only selected pages of sketchbook have been scanned.

World War II Pin, Russian

National Air and Space Museum
This World War II victory lapel pin belonged to Space Shuttle astronaut David M. Brown. He flew on Shuttle mission STS-107 (2003) and died when Columbia disintegrated during reentry. Before he joined NASA, Brown earned a medical degree, served in the U.S. Navy, and became a flight surgeon and naval aviator. He collected pins such as this during his career as an astronaut, which took him on frequent trips to Russia. After the shuttle mission ended in tragedy, his family gave this and other personal items to the Museum, which he had enjoyed visiting in his youth.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"Buy War Bonds And The Axis Will Go To The (Devil) ... Italy Has Gone ... Germany & Japan Are Next."

A cartoon devil with pitchfork resembles caricatures of the Japanese in vogue at the time. United States one-cent Scott 899 and two-cent Scott 907 have been canceled by the boxed slogan Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps. This cachet cover with cornercard by the cachet publisher, Robert Haynes, was postmarked from Toledo, Ohio, October 11, 1943.

World War II Patriotic Cover

National Postal Museum
"Our Forefathers Fought For Liberty. Preserve It. Buy War Bonds."

American Revolution soldiers and drummers (The Spirit of 1776) are central to this cachet by Robert Haynes of Toledo, Ohio. A two-cent United States Scott 900 is tied to this cover by the boxed slogan Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps. The cover is postmarked Buffalo, New York, June 10, 1943.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"A Setting Son Of The Rising Sun"

Prime Minister Tojo is kicked by the U.S. Army mule in this copyright 1943 cachet by Lee N. Cornell of Wichita, Kansas. Tojo lost power in 1944 and was hung in 1948 as a war criminal.

A strip of three one-cent United States Scott 908 are tied to the cover by the postmark Phoenix, Arizona, September 19, 1943 and boxed slogan cancel Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"Back The Attack With War Bonds!"

The design of this cachet incorporates the image of four fighter pilot soldiers with the words BACK THE ATTACK - WITH WAR BONDS. There is a letter (2002.2035.613.2) associated with this cover. The cachetmaker is unknown.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"Win The War ... On To Victory"

V for Victory hangs above the American eagle and shield in this design by Ludwig W. Staehle. A two-cent United States Scott 806 is tied to the cover by the boxed slogan Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps. Postmarked Buffalo, New York, January 8, 1943.
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