USS North Carolina Commissioned Cachet 1941

Today is the 78th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS North Carolina and we have two cachets from April 9, 1941. Also, we have a photo from the Commissioning on that day too.

My sincere thank you to local stamp club buddy Jimmy who presented at the Wilmington Philatelic Society meeting earlier this evening.

USS North Carolina Commissioned Cachet 1941

I’m including the text Jimmy has with the cachet.

“Fancy cancel used only on Commissioning Day April 9, 1941. Cancel is found in Black, Red, and Blue Green ink. This red thermographed cachet is by Walter Crosby.  Thermography is a printing process in which colored wax powder is sprinkled on the wet ink. The wax adheres to the wet ink and is then heated. The melted wax gives the printing a shiny raised look.”

There is another cachet, this one is “USS North Carolina Type 3 First Day in Commission Cancel”

The accompanying text about this one states the following.

“USS NORTH CAROLINA Type 3 First Day in Commission cancel on a Geroge V. Sadworth cachet. The cachet is thermographed and hand colored. This cachet is found in several colors and color combinations, most without the hand coloring.”

USS North Carolina Commissioning Ceremonies Photo 

Furthermore, here is a photo from his collection which I’m including the text he is associating with it.

“Aboard the $70,000,000 U.S.S. NORTH CAROLINA during commissioning ceremonies at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y. April 9, 1941 Associated Press Photo”

At the meeting, it was fun learning that March 31, 2019, was the 35th Anniversary of the Wilmington Philatelic Society forming.

As we wrap up, I’m including the Battleship North Carolina website link.

Anchors Aweigh,  



Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today

Battleship North Carolina website

My stamp club friend, Jimmy Jordan, at the Wilmington Philatelic Society (WPS)

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