Remembering John F Kennedy – First Day Covers of Sc 1246 5c JFK Memorial Commemorative
Presented by collector and AFDCS member Henry Scheuer on November 14, 2021.
The John F. Kennedy memorial stamp of 1964 (Sc. 1246) was one of the most popular U.S. stamps of its era. It went on sale at nearly every post office, and many collectors had the stamp postmarked locally on the day of issue. Scheuer, a financial services professional, has FDCs from the thousands of post offices then in operation, and hopes to add more. Scheuer showcases some of the covers in his collection ranging from different postmarks; different cachets; different combination frankings; covers serviced overseas and sent to overseas addresses. All of this is combined with interesting stories behind some of the covers featured, as well as setting the stage of key points leading up to JFK’s presidency and other facts surrounding that era in our nation’s history.