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Gardens of Versailles during World War II

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 12 x 18 cm. Three military trucks and one sculpture covered in camouflage netting in the gardens of Versailles during World War II.
Identification on verso (handwritten): F. Seine-et-Oise. Versailles gardens in front of main palace.

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.

Gardens of Versailles during World War II

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 12 x 18 cm. Photo shows a military truck, a sculpture, and three soldiers under camouflage netting in the gardens of Versailles during World War II.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"America Will Never Become A Party To Any Plan For Partial Victory!"

America's war-time leaders, Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, appear resolute with clenched fists in this cachet by Sgt. Raymond Davis of the U.S. Army. A three-cent United States Scott 927 is affixed to this cover postmarked Riverside, California, July 10, 1945.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"American Women in War

Lieut. Comdr. Mildred Helen McAfee, Leader of the Waves"

This serviceman's cover was sent under Free Franking from Fort Riley, Kansas, and was postmarked Junction City, Kansas, January 15, 1945. The cachet was produced by Collectors Surplus (Pent Arts) of Kansas City, Missouri.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"American Women in War

Col. Oveta Culp Hobby, Leader of the WACS"

This is another serviceman's cover sent under Free Franking from Fort Riley, Kansas, and postmarked Junction City, Kansas, January 16, 1945. Collectors Surplus (Pent Arts) of Kansas City, Missouri, produced this cachet.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"American Women In War ... Army Nurse Corps"

This serviceman's cover was sent from Fort Riley, Kansas, under Free Franking and postmarked Junction City, Kansas, January 16, 1945. The cachet was produced by Collectors Surplus (PentArts) of Kansas City, Missouri.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"American Women in War...Col. Ruth Cheney Streeter, Chief, U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserves"

The serviceman's cover was sent under Free Franking from Fort Riley, Kansas and postmarked Junction City, Kansas, January 19, 1945. Collectors Surplus (Pent Arts) of Kansas City, Missouri, produced this cachet series.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"The JIG (Japan, Italy, Germany) Is Up! Who's Next?"

The faces of Prime Minister Hideki Tojo and Dictators Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler illustrate this cachet by Richard P. Boone of Wilmington, North Carolina. Il Duce (Mussolini) has been marked as eliminated in this design but was not killed until 1945. Tojo lost his position in 1944 but was not hanged as a war criminal until 1948. And Hitler was finally defeated in 1945 -- commiting suicide as the Russian forces advanced to take over Berlin.

The serviceman's cover was sent under Free Franking from Camp Beale, California. Postmarked Camp Beale, California, March 11, 1944.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"After Victory ... One World United With Everlasting Peace"

These words encircle the globe in this cachet by Wesley Smith of Kirksville, Missouri. A three-cent United States Scott 925 is affixed to this cover that is postmarked Kenvil, New Jersey, September 24, 1945.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"To Arms America!"

The serviceman's cover was sent under Free Franking from APO 681 care of the Postmaster, New York, New York. See the label Postage FREE ... for victory ... U.S. armed forces. It passed the U. S. Army examiner (censor) and was postmarked U. S. Army Postal Service, A.P.O., January 21, 1945. There is one letter (2002.2035.15.2) associated with this cover. The cachet was published by The Advertisers Press of Des Moines, Iowa.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"Do Your Share for Freedom...And Victory Will Be Ours"

The torch of liberty rests within the V for Victory in this cachet copyrighted by Jacques Minkus. The cover is franked with a three-cent U.S. stamp (Scott 905) and postmarked Chicago, Illinois, May 20(?), 1945. Two additional labels are tied by the cancellation, one inscribed 'Remember Warsaw'; the other, 'Poland first to fight'.

Sherman Catalog: 1716

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"To Our Fighting Forces ... Welcome Home"

The serviceman's cover was sent under Free Franking from APO 246, care of Postmaster, San Francisco, California. Postmarked U. S. Army Postal Service, APO 246, March 3, 1945. There is one letter (2002.2035.229.2-.3) associated with this cover. The cachet was designed by A. Goff.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"In The Ring! Until We Win!"

Uncle Sam's hat is in the ring in this Walter Poppenger cachet. A three-cent United States Scott 905 is affixed. The cover is postmarked Detroit, Michigan 6, January 12, 1945.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"All Fighting For Freedom of Speech ... Freedom of Religion ... Freedom from Want ... Freedom from Fear"

Symbols of the U. S. Armed Forces -- Navy and Army Air Corps, Marines, Coast Guard, Navy and Army -- illustrate this cachet by Russell Cozart of Louisville, Kentucky. A one-cent United States Scott 899 with Hartford, Connecticut precancel is affixed.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"General MacArthur Has Him On The Run"

The Japanese army has received a paddling from the supreme commander of the Allied Forces in the Southwest Pacific. The serviceman's cover was sent under Free Franking from Fort Riley, Kansas and was postmarked Junction City, April 27, 1944. In September 1945, MacArthur accepted the surrender of Japan aboard the battleship Missouri. The cachet was produced by Richard P. Boone of Wilmington, North Carolina.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"God Blessed America ... Home of the Free"

The American flag flies over a cluster of homes in this placid cachet that was published by Jacques Minkus. This serviceman's cover was sent under Free Franking from the U. S. Army's Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Date unknown.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
The pen-and-ink cachet design by L. I. Olsen features the B-17 Flying Fortress plane ... see the glass-and-metal observation nose cone and the gun turret projecting from the underbelly. A large American flag and cumulus clouds are in the background. [Lawrence Sherman refers to a similar design on colored envelopes by Matthew J. Huss.]

A one and a half-cent United States Scott 805 is affixed. The cover is postmarked Chicago 40, Illinois; date unknown.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"General MacArthur"

A one and a half-cent United States Scott 805 is tied to the cover with the boxed slogan Buy Defense Savings Bonds and Stamps. Postmarked 40 Chicago, Illinois. Undated. The cachet maker is unknown, possibly Michael J. Huss.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"Let's Put Our Hands To The Plow ... Protect America"

A farmer and oxen plow a field in this copyrighted cachet by Jacques Minkus of New York City. A three-cent United States Scott 783 is affixed and cancelled by an unreadable postmark.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"Victory In '44"

This serviceman's cover was sent under Free Franking from the U. S. Army's Pittsbury R. P. Depot, Pittsbury, California. The cover was never postmarked. The acute angles of Uncle Sam form a visual V for Victory in this cachet by Richard P. Boone of Wilmington, North Carolina.

World War II Patriotic cover

National Postal Museum
"Duty Comes First"

In the 1942 American Art Service cartoon cachet, a sailor jumps up to salute a passing officer and drops his girl friend off his lap. Sent under free franking, postmarked U. S. Navy, date unreadable. There is one letter (2002.2035.599.2-.3) associated with this cover that was passed by a Naval censor. See the handwritten free frank in the upper right corner.

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.
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