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Unusual First Day Covers by David Ahl
(aka Creative Cachets)

        Since 1985, I have made cachets for about 25 different stamp issues. I have used many different media: hand-drawn and hand-painted with watercolor and markers, photocopies, laser printer, color inkjet printer, offset printing, etc. I've generally made between 1 and 50 of each one.
        I've generally sold my covers quite inexpensively, however, I've noted that in auctions of James McCusker and John Jones, they usually sell for considerably more. I have very few left of each cover, but what I have I am selling at my original price.
        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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Click on any image to see the cover full size. To order, specify Ahl's Cachet and Scott number.
10% Discount on 10 or more similarly-priced covers!
Ameripex program
2216. Ameripex opening ceremony program with 1 Presidential FDC. $8.00
Ameripex program
2216. Program with 8 FDCs of stamps issued May 22, 1986. Only 3 made. SOLD
Ameripex FDC
2216. Oversize 6 x 9" envelope with First Day cancels of stamps from 8 countries issued at Ameripex, May 22, 1986. $8.00
Ameripex FDC
2216. Oversize 6 x 9" envelope with First Day cancels of stamps from 7 countries plus US Scott 948 (1947). Only 7 made. $10.00

2224. Statue of Liberty dual with earlier related stamp. $4.00

2284. 25¢ Owl dual hand painted by Keith Harward. $12.00

2338. NJ Statehood, dual, hand painted. $6.00

2338. NJ Statehood, dual, hand painted. $6.00

2338. NJ Statehood, dual. $4.00

2338. NJ Statehood, dual. $4.00

2338 and 2355. Dual FDC of both. $4.50

2394. $8.75 Express Mail, Only 10 made by D. Ahl. $20.00

2394. Express Mail, hand painted by Keith Harward, 1/10. $25.00

2394. Express Mail, hand painted by Rick Chase, DRC. $20.00
Cats program
2372. Cats theater program with FDC cancel. $6.00
Love stamps
2378-79. 25¢ & 45¢ Love stamps FDC on wedding invitation with envelope. Unique! Click to view it. $5.00
World Stamp Expo
2410. World Stamp Expo FDC plus U.N. Nobel Peace Prize FDC. Both issued 3/16/89. On Colorano cachet. $2.50
Dinosaur FDC
2422. First day cancel on Universe of Energy page of Epcot center Guide Book, where the stamp was issued. The first day ceremony was by invitation only, so very few items like this exist. When open, the guide book measures 8" wide x 9" high. Sept. 25, 1989. Only 15 made. Click to view. $3.00
KAH Dinosaur FDC KAH Dinosaur FDC KAH Dinosaur FDC KAH Dinosaur FDC KAH Dinosaur FDC
Only 10 sets of 5 dinosaur covers above were produced—completely hand-drawn and painted by Keith Harward. I was helping him get started in the business in 1989-91 and this set of FDCs is available only from me. Price is only $50.00 for this early set of 5 "KAH" First Day Covers.

Below are First Day Covers of 5¢ Circus Wagon Coil stamp, Scott 2452 issued Aug. 31, 1990 with an unofficial city cancel from Hannibal, NY (which ties in with the text of the cachet). This cachet is the FIRST one by AHL/Creative Cachets. Cachet is an original drawing and is hand colored. The envelope FDC has two other stamps in the transportation coil series to make the first class envelope rate, whereas the light blue postcard has 3 circus wagon stamps.
Ahl Circus Wagon Coil FDC
2452. Yellow blanket on elephant. $3.50
Ahl Circus Wagon Coil FDC
2452. Pink blanket on elephant. $3.50
Ahl Circus Wagon Coil FDC
2452. Color variations, all different. $4.00
Ahl Circus Wagon Coil FDC
2452. Post card, strip of 3 stamps. $3.50
Ahl Circus Wagon Coil FDC
2452. Plate numbers on 2 of the 3 stamps. $7.00
Statue of Liberty
2599. Statue of Liberty self adhesive, only 14 made of all types. $2.50
Statue of Liberty
2599. Statue of Liberty combo with 2 other stamps. $3.00
Cadillac tail fin FDC
2908. Cadillac tail fin postcard FDC. $2.00
Cadillac tail fin FDC
2908. Cadillac tail fin postcard FDC. $2.00
Ahl WWII page FDC Left: 2838 WWII souvenir sheet with 5 unofficial cancels on 8½ x 11 card stock page. Unique! $12.00

WWII commem FDC
2838. All 10 stamps with UO cancels: Normandy Beach, Bradley Beach, Englishtown + official FDOI cancel on #10 env. SOLD
Cadillac tail fin FDC
2908. Cadillac fins FDC with racing car coil. $2.50
FDC VJ Day stamp (Scott 2981h) with faux Atomic Bomb stamp. 11 pictorial V-J Day cancels (4 shown above). Scarce political correctness cachet (Creative Cachets #7) on handmade envelopes. Only 5 sets made; 1 set left. SOLD
Ahl West Point FDC
3560. USMA West Point FDC. Ltd edition. $2.50
Ahl West Point FDC
3560. USMA West Point FDC with Scott 788. $4.00
Ahl West Point FDC
3560. USMA West Point FDC with 2 stamps. $4.00
Ahl West Point FDC
3560. USMA West Point FDC with Scott 2151. $3.00

3560. West Point, cachet by Erik Tomsen. $4.00
West Point Maxi card FDC Left: 3560. West Point FDC and graduation day on large National Guard card. Only 10 made. $5.00
Greetings New Jersey FDC
3590. Greetings New Jersey FDC. Only 12 made. $3.50
Greetings New York FDC
3592. Greetings New York FDC. Only 10 made. $2.50
60c Coverlet Eagle FDC
3646. 60¢ Coverlet Eagle. Ltd edition. $3.00 With plate no. $3.50

UX110. Ameripex postal card w/UN philately FDC. $2.00

UX110. Ameripex postal card w/UN philately FDC. $2.00

UX117. With Interpex cancel and cachet. Not an FDC. $1.00

C117. New Sweden 44¢ airmail. Overall map design, only 16 made. $5.00

2002 UN Endangered Species FDC, 20 made. $2.50 With stamp margins (shown) $3.00
New Sweden airmail combo FDC Left: C117. New Sweden 44¢ airmail combo with 8 Sweden, Finland stamps issued same day. With Swedesboro unofficial cancel. Only 1 left. SCARCE! SOLD


Left: 3814. Special pictorial cancel by Dave Bennett, noted cachet designer. Not an FDC. $3.00

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