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tooler
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09 Mar 2017
02:58:21pm
President, Donald J. Trump, is my latest and Herbert Hoover is the first and I have all in-between.

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Jeredutt3
09 Mar 2017
09:59:02pm
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thats pretty cool. What is the first president to have an inauguration cover?

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ernieinjax
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09 Mar 2017
10:22:22pm
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If you look at the postmarks, Hoover's was one of the last March 4th inaugurations. I looked all over the Internet and couldn't find a Coolidge cover.

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tooler
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10 Mar 2017
07:38:50pm
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The last March 4th Inauguration was Roosevelt in 1933. I have never seen a Coolidge Inauguration cover dated march 4th. I have looked for many years.

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musicman
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11 Mar 2017
09:30:21am
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In response to Jeredutt3's question,

here is a link to an interesting article regarding presidential covers;


http://www.loriferber.com/research/inaugural-facts-statistics/collecting-inaugural-covers.html






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tooler
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11 Mar 2017
11:53:35am
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Randy
Thanks for posting that site, very interesting.

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tooler
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11 Mar 2017
12:09:44pm
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This Cover will probably be the nearest I ever get to a Calvin Coolidge Inauguration cover. I'm still looking.

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tooler
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11 Mar 2017
12:44:06pm
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This cover is dated, Nov. 22, 1963, the day of the Kennedy assassination. What I like about this cover is the stamps, the 3 other assassinated Presidents. Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley.

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musicman
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11 Mar 2017
04:03:57pm
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I like that Kennedy cover!

Thanks for posting it Happy








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Tom in Exton, PA
11 Mar 2017
08:34:56pm

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It's a cool subject. I bought a big first day cover lot and found a bunch of inauguration covers in it. So I put them aside planning on doing a binder someday.

A while back I saw a 1909 Taft Inauguration cover, or as close as you could ever get. It was a postcard of Washington DC, dated the inauguration day and the message mentioned that the sender was there to witness the inauguration. I saw it when I was looking for my Ben Franklin covers, didn't realize how rare this would be. And the seller did want big money for it.

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Strider
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12 Mar 2017
06:58:10am
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About the Kennedy cover. He was shot at 12.30 pm Central Standard Time, and pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 pm. The cover has a date stamp showing 4pm. So we assume the person who created it happened to have on hand an envelope with JFK's picture, surrounded by a black ring, and the US flag, and that he or she also had the three mint stamps of assassinated presidents ready to add to it, a nd then got it down to the post office for what looks like favour cancellation. All in 3 hours.

Here in UK the shooting was unsurprisingly the only thing anyone talked about on that evening (the news broke late afternoon/early evening here). What I do find a bit striking is that this person pretty well immediately thought of creating a really remarkable cover to mark the event.

Or is it possible that it was concocted later and that the date stamp isn't genuine?

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pedroguy
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12 Mar 2017
07:43:12am
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Hi Strider..I think you overlooked that the flag is at half mast which would mean in my eyes that he must have created the cover as opposed to having it on hand, other than that it is a piece of History. I was in the Air Force Presidential Honor Guard a few years later 68-69 and marched with a few of the guys that worked that detail and they were always singled out for that. Just my thoughts

Bill

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Tom in Exton, PA
12 Mar 2017
10:47:50am

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"About the Kennedy cover. He was shot at 12.30 pm Central Standard Time, and pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 pm. The cover has a date stamp showing 4pm. So we assume the person who created it happened to have on hand an envelope with JFK's picture, surrounded by a black ring, and the US flag, and that he or she also had the three mint stamps of assassinated presidents ready to add to it, a nd then got it down to the post office for what looks like favour cancellation. All in 3 hours."



Less time than that. The cover is cancelled in New York, which is Eastern time, an hour ahead of Houston.

The cachet is crude, is it rubber stamps? Could have been added later. People did do things like this. On the last day of the Viet Nam war I ran a cover over to my local post office that afternoon for a cancel to commemorate the event.



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