2017 – Looking at Flag Day Envelope Cachets

On this Flag Day 2017, my letter writing-themed blog topic today finds me taking inspiration from Looking at Flag Day Envelope Cachets. One of them is from the Postal History Foundation (phftucson) Tucson, Arizona and two are from the Naval Cover Museum.

One of our friends will be getting to see one of their friends participate in their Naturalization Ceremony today. In looking around I’m seeing an article about Naturalization Ceremony and Flag Day Celebration planned for today in Somerville, NJ.

Locally over in Southport, they will be continuing their tradition of holding a Naturalization Ceremony during the upcoming N.C. 4th of July Festival Southport.

The Star-Spangled Banner 2014 stamp - Flag Day 2016 with Francis Scott Key Letter
From my blog post – Flag Day 2016 with Francis Scott Key Letter. The Star-Spangled Banner 2014 stamp.

Here are the links to my previous two Flag Day blog posts – from 2015 and 2016, that I am including for easy link access.

Flag Day Envelope Cachets

The image above upper left is from the Naval Cover Museum.  “OLD GLORY’S / BIG DAY”; 1936-06-14, Locy Type 3 (AC-TBB), USS Pennsylvania BB-38,  Norwood B Scatchard.

This image is also from the Naval Cover Museum. Flag Day Poem is on the cachet. “1934-06-14, Locy Type 8, Locy Type 3 (B-TBB), USS Melville AD-2  R L Waeckerling‘.
This image of “Flag Day, Post Ofc., [Washington, D.C.], 1916, is from my 2015 Flag Day blog post – “The Little Book of the Flag”.
Thank you for joining me today.

This Flag Day cachet is from Postal History Foundation, Tucson, Arizona phftucson, The Stars and Stripes.

Perhaps today you will be inspired to create your own Flag Day envelope cachet and take it to your Post Office to have it canceled!

If you decide to do that please send a copy to me and we can look at including it in next year’s Flag Day blog post here!

Happy Flag Day 2017! For our new citizens, Welcome!

Anchors Aweigh,  


Flag Day Envelope Cachets Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today –

Naval Cover Museum, two cachets as listed above.

Postal History Foundation Tucson, Arizona, phftucson, cachet as listed above shown.

Link Naturalization Ceremony and Flag Day Celebration by TAPINTO FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP STAFF, June 5, 2017, at 6:26 PM

N.C. 4th of July Festival Southport link

AnchoredScraps.com daily blog posts – “The little book of the flag”, 06-14-2015; Flag Day 2016 with Francis Scott Key Letter, 06-14-2016; by Helen Rittersporn. Excerpts of descriptions of two images shown above.



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