Hand Painted Cachets for 1960's Stamp Issues...

1968HemisFair.jpg
1965DanteAlighieri1.jpg
1968DisneyPooh2.jpg
1968WinniePoohBear1.jpg
1965FlagsOverStAugustine1.jpg
1965SpanishExplrAviles1.jpg
1965StAugustine1.jpg
1965CastilloDeSanMarcos.jpg
1960PonyExpress.jpg
1960MexIndependence.jpg
1969RogerStaubach.jpg
1969RStaubachNavy.jpg
1969GrayGhost2.jpg
1969ThunderCA148.jpg

It was pointed out to me years after painting these two covers honoring the great ship that I am proud to have served on in Viet Nam that the "Free Cancels" are "Fakes" by a man known as Karcher... Many Collectors refuse to have any of these in their collections while others actually seek them out as a topic of collecting.  I have no strong feelings about it either way but I do like the cachet designs for "The Gray Ghost from the East Coast" as Hanoi Hanna called us.

1961USSTowers.jpg

One of my early cachets... Not looking as good today as I thought it did when I painted it!