Coast Guard First Day Cover

St. Gaudens first day cover
FAM 18 First Day Cover
Joseph Pulitzer First Day Cover
New York Post Office Cachets
My father was the head of the Art Department of the New York City branch of the U.S. Post Office Department.   He was assigned to create and man this department beginning during the 1930's after the New York City Postmaster, Albert Goldman, discovered he had a talented artist in his midst. Postmaster Goldman recognized the value of promotional activities  and publicity.  

As part of his duties, my father designed a number of cachets for first day covers.  These cachets are known variously as Goldman covers or New York Post Office covers.

Some examples of these cachets are as follows: