World War II Patriotic cover
"They Shall Not Pass ... National Defense"
This cachet recalls patriotic symbols of the American Revolution — the Minuteman and Liberty Bell — to arouse patriotism. A three-cent United States Scott 901 is tied to the cover with the boxed slogan Buy Defense Savings Bonds and Stamps. The cover itself is postmarked Seattle, Washington, July 25, 1941. Below the cachet design are the designer's initials W.M.G. (Winfred M. Grandy of New Haven, Connecticut).