World War II Patriotic cover
- "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.
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- Walter G. Crosby
- July 13, 1943
- paper; ink; adhesive
- 8.9 x 16.5 cm (3.5 x 6.5 in.)
- Covers & Associated Letters