Arago: Patriotic Covers

Up
Patriotic Covers

World War II Patriotic cover

Scott Catalogue USA: 907
Description:

"Long May It Wave

The Star-Spangled Banner

O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight

O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

O, say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?"

Francis Scott Key's lyrics and the American flag are the centerpiece for this thermographed cachet cover postmarked Buffalo, New York, July 13, 1943. A two-cent United States Scott 907 is canceled by the familiar boxed slogan Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps. Walter G. Crosby of San Pedro, California, published the cachet.

Date:
July 13, 1943
Markings:
3 BUFFALO / JUL 13 / 10:30 PM / 1943 / N.Y.; BUY / WAR SAVINGS / BONDS AND STAMPS [cancel] Long May It Wave / THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER / O say can you see, by the dawn's early light, / What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? / Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight / O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? / And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air / Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. / O, say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave / O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? [cachet]
Medium:
paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
8.9 x 16.5 cm (3.5 x 6.5 in.)
Museum ID:
2002.2035.208
Place of Origin:
New York
Place of Destination:
New York


Additional Records
  • World War II Patriotic cover
  • World War II Patriotic cover
  • World War II Patriotic cover
  • World War II Patriotic cover
  • World War II Patriotic cover
  • World War II Patriotic cover
  • World War II Patriotic cover
  • World War II Patriotic cover
  • World War II Patriotic cover
  • World War II Patriotic cover
  • World War II Patriotic cover
  • World War II Patriotic cover
<
>

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 15 19