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WWII 50th Anniversary FDCs and Commemorations

        On this page are listed almost 150 First Day Covers and commemorative covers (and sets of covers) in memory of World War II. Many are hand painted and you'll find many rare and seldom-seen cachets.
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        Please order by cover number. Prices are cheap! They're way under dealer and auction prices. All covers will be sent by first class or Priority Mail. You, the buyer, pay only the exact postage plus 50c per order for packaging and handling.
        To make sure you get what you want, e-mail me at SwapMeetDave@aol.com and I'll set aside the items you want and ship them upon receipt of your check or money order. I also accept Pay Pal (pay to my account: SwapMeetDave@aol.com). Send your order with payment to David Ahl, 12 Indian Head Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. Thank you!
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PR01. Ike FDC, Scott 2513, M.J. Huss repro cachet. $3.50

PR02. Same as PR01 with selvage tab. Only 12 made. $4.00

PR03. As PR01 with Normandy Beach FD cancel. $5.00

PR04. As PR01 with add-on West Point FDC, Sc 3160. $5.00

PR04a. With add-on WWII Memorial FDC, Sc 3862. $5.00
PR49. 1991 WWII 50th Anniv sheetlet (Scott 2559) on 10 hand painted cachets by Julian Pugh. (5 examples above)
Set of 10 FDCs SOLD
PR06. 1991 WWII 50th Anniv sheetlet (Scott 2559) on 10 LRC thermograph cachets by Larry Carney. (5 examples above) Set of 10 FDCs: $50.00
PR07. 1992 WWII 50th Anniv sheetlet (Scott 2697) on 10 LRC thermograph cachets by Larry Carney. (5 examples above) Set of 10 FDCs: $50.00
PR08. 1993 WWII 50th Anniv sheetlet (Scott 2765) on 10 LRC thermograph cachets by Larry Carney. (5 examples above) Set of 10 FDCs: $50.00
PR09. 1994 WWII 50th Anniv sheetlet (Scott 2838) on 10 LRC thermograph cachets by Larry Carney. (5 examples above) Set of 10 FDCs: $50.00
PR10. 1995 WWII 50th Anniv sheetlet (Scott 2981) on 10 LRC thermograph cachets by Larry Carney. (5 examples above) Set of 10 FDCs: $50.00
SALE! The above five sets of all WWII 50th anniv stamps (50 covers, PR06, 07, 08, 09, 10) for only $200.00
 
PR11. Same as PR10 but with pictorial cancels from 'unofficial' first day post offices. Unusual, very few sets made. $60.00

PR12. 50th anniv of Bismark sinking. SOLD

PR13. Sc 2559e, Wild Horse cachet. $25.00

PR14. FDC Sc 2559, 4 Gillcraft combos

PR14. Unusual combos with 14 older stamps

PR14. 3 of 4 shown above. Set of 4 $15.00
PR15. 1991 WWII 50th Anniv sheetlet (Scott 2559) on 10 Artmaster FDCs with info about each stamp on back on envelopes. (5 example covers above) Predate 8/3/91 cancel one month before correct 9/3/91 date! $25.00

PR16. FDC Sc 2697a overall cachet by KMC Venture. SOLD

PR17. FDC Sc 2679a envelope made from map of Japan. SOLD

PR18. FDC Sc 2679d combo w/Scott 925. $5.00

PR19. FDC Sc 2679c hand air brush by Kendal Bevil. SOLD

PR20. Sc 2679c by KMC Venture w/50th anniv cancel. $5.00

PR21. FDC Sc 2697g KMC Venture w/anniv cancel. $5.00

PR22. FDC Sc 2697e KMC Venture overall. $6.00

PR23. FDC Sc 2697e env from map of Aleutians. $6.00

PR24. FDC Sc 2697i vintage poster w/anniv cancel. $5.00

PR25. FDC Sc 2697j KMC Venture overall. SOLD
PR28. 1994 WWII 50th Anniv sheetlet (Scott 2838) on 12 Artmaster FDCs with pictorial cancels from 'unofficial' first day post offices. (5 example covers above) Unusual, very few sets made. SOLD

PR27a. FDC 2838c Normandy Beach, 2838j Bradley Beach, Haverton Club. $5.00

PR27b. FDC 2838c Normandy Beach, 2838j Bradley Beach, Gamm cachet. SOLD

PR27c. FDC 2838c Normandy Beach, Garik handmade cover. $5.00

PR27d. FDC 2838f Normandy Beach, Rhatican handmade cover. $8.00

PR03. Ike 2513 FDC with 2838c Normandy Beach FDC, Huss repro cachet. $5.00

PR27. FDC Sc 2838c LRC, UO cancel. $5

PR26. FDC Sc 2765i Fluegel cachet. SOLD

PR29. FDC Sc 2838j Fleetwood. $4.00

PR30. 50th anniv cancel, LRC. $4.00

PR31. 50th anniv cancel, LRC. $4.00

PR32. 50th anniv cancel, LRC. $4.00

PR33. 50th anniv cancel, LRC. $4.00

PR34. 50th anniv cancel, LRC. $4.00

PR35. 50th anniv cancel, LRC. $4.00

PR36. 50th anniv cancel, LRC. $4.00

PR37. VE Day 50th anniv cancel, LRC. $4.00

PR38. FDC Sc 2966, Fleetwood, stamp info on env back. $4.00

PR39. Atomic bomb repro cancel, FDC Sc 2981a. $6.00

PR41. FDC Sc 3211, color laser, 15 of 30. Nice! $15.00

PR42. FDC Sc 3188g, color laser, Marine Corps Ontos. SOLD
PR40. FDC VJ Day stamp (Scott 2981h) with faux Atomic Bomb stamp. 11 pictorial V-J Day cancels (5 shown above). Scarce political correctness cachet (Creative Cachets #7) on handmade envelopes. Only 1 set left. SOLD

PR43. FDC Sc 3191b, Heritage cachet. $6.00

PR44. FDC Sc 3560, Creative Cachets. $4

PR45. FDC Sc 3560, combo. SOLD

PR46. FDC Sc 3560, Erik Tomsen. $4.00

PR47. FDC Sc 3862, Panda Cachets. SOLD

PR48. FDC Sc 3862, FPMG cachet. $4.00

PR51. FDC Sc 2559, Pugh air brush,
gorgeous, 15 of 60. $40.00

PR52. FDC Sc 2559, House of Farnum,
on 12" x 6½" envelope. $15.00
PR53. FDC Scott 2559. Hand painted by Bernard Goldberg. Fabulous! 40 of 76. #10 env. $75.00 PR54. FDC Scott 2697. Hand painted by Bernard Goldberg. Gorgeous! 40 of 60. #10 env. $75.00
PR55. FDC Scott 2765. Hand painted by Bernard Goldberg. Fabulous! 40 of 60. #10 env. SOLD PR56. FDC Scott 2838. UO cancels: Normandy Beach, Bradley Beach, Englishtown. SOLD
PR50. 1991 (1941) WWII 50th anniv 10-stamp sheetlet, Scott 2559, with First Day Distribution Folder (10" x 5½"). $8.00
1941 Folder alone without stamps. 75¢

Left: PR57. First Day Ceremony Program for Scott 2838 with First Day Cancel of entire sheetlet on program (rare!) plus Scott 2838c (D-Day landing stamp) with Normandy Beach cancel. Folded, the Program measures 10" x 5½". $15.00

Right: PR58. As above but with 10-stamp sheetlet. Has 'unofficial' Normandy Beach first day cancel on Sc 2838c but no FDOI cancel of entire sheetlet. SOLD


Not shown: PR73. FDC of 1942 sheetlet, Scott 2697, on 6x9½" envelope, no cachet. $8.00
PR74. FDC of 1943 sheetlet, Scott 2765, on 6x9½" envelope, no cachet. $8.00
PR75. FDC of 1944 sheetlet, Scott 2838, on 6x9½" envelope, no cachet. $8.00

PR59. Oversize cover canceled 40th anniv of day atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and FDC for VJ Day. Back has list of crew members of bomber, weather, observer, and back-up planes. RARE! $20.00

PR60. Oversize cover canceled 40th anniv of day atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki and FDC for VJ Day with faux Atomic Bomb stamp. Back has list of crew members of bomber, weather, and observer planes. RARE! $20.00
PR61. 12-page program booklet for National Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of V-E Day held at Ft. Myers, VA. Has messages of President Bill Clinton, Sec'y of Defense Wm Perry and Sec'y of Veterans Affairs Jesse Brown. Also description of end of the War and reproduction of surrender document. Has Ft Myers cancel for V-E Day and UO FDC cancel for V-J Day on Scott 2981f. Nice piece! SOLD

PR62. Thermograph FDC of Scott 2559 by Larry Carney. Heavy 8½" x 11". $25.00

PR63. Thermograph FDC of Scott 2697 by Larry Carney. Heavy 8½" x 11". SOLD

PR64. Thermograph FDC of Scott 2765 by Larry Carney. Heavy 8½" x 11". $25.00

PR65. Thermograph FDC of Scott 2838 by Larry Carney. Heavy 8½" x 11". $25.00

PR62. FDC of Scott 2838 by Dave Ahl. With 5 UO cancels plus FDOI cancel. Heavy 8½" x 11" card stock. $12.00

PR67. FDC of Scott 2838 on postally used Priority Mail envelope. A bit beat up from being in the mail stream. Interesting piece. SOLD

PR68. 35 postally used stamps from 1994 WWII sheetlet (Scott 2838) on Express Mail envelope to make $9.95 rate. $5.00
PR69. 10-stamp sheetlet of 1994 WWII stamps, Scott 2838. Face value $2.80. SOLD PR70. FDC of USMA stamp, Scott 3560 on a 5" x 8" postcard. With 6/1/02 cancel for West Point graduation. $5.00
Blank cards, only 50¢ ea.

PR71. First Day Ceremony Program for U.S. Military Academy stamp, Scott 3560. $6.00

Left: PR72. Gorgeous heavy file jacket for 200th anniv of West Point with four realeases about bicentennial stamp and coin. 12" x 9½". $2.00

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