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issued by the FMF Local Post, as illustrated
in the Ansink Lindbergh FDC catalog, but with an unofficial first
day cancel from Brookfield Il.
A BOOK REVIEW by Alan Warren,
CHARLES A. LINDBERGH.
American First Day
Cover Society HLM 13:
50th ANNIVERSARY TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT-
ILLUSTRATED CATALOG OF FIRST DAY COVERS
Edited by Hal Ansink
- Hal Ansink has published the results of his 20+ year love
affair with Scotts Catalog #1710, the 13-cent commemorative
stamp issued in 1977 to mark the 50th anniversary of Lindbergh's
historic solo flight across the Atlantic. His in-depth study of
the cachets for this issue resulted in documentation of over one
thousand covers, most of them illustrated in this catalog.
- The cachets are presented in alphabetical order by
cachetmaker, from A&A Associates to Zaso Silk. Of course there are,
as always, unknown cachets and these are listed separately. Ansink
has identified which covers are First Cachets, of which there are
quite a few for this issue. Following the First Day Cover listing are
separate listings of philatelic numismatic covers (PNCs), exhibition
and show covers, and some related covers such as dual cancelled
- Two handy items at the end of the catalog are
illustrations of the official first day cancels as well as airmail
station cancellations, followed by two pages of unofficial cancels.
The total number of covers made with a particular cachet is
indicated when known. Color varieties of the cachets are marked,
and each cachet is assigned a catalog number for reference.
- This is not a priced catalog. Ansink excludes maxicards,
presentation cards, one-of-a-kind combos or hand painted cachets,
and similar collector memorabilia not normally available to the
average collector. The examples listed in the catalog are first
day covers. This is an exhaustive study and an important reference
for anyone collecting this issue.
- This catalog has 374 unnumbered pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches,
perfect bound with soft cover and privately published by the
editor in 1997. This catalog should be in every collectors
First Day Cover/Lindbergh philatelic reference library
The above book review first appeared in the
December One , 1998 issue of FIRST DAYS, a journal of
the American First Day Cover Society. and printed by
permission. Additional information about this society can be
found on my
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Lindbergh (#1710) First Day Covers
Lindbergh Local Post Commemorative Covers
Lindbergh Commemorative Covers