MARY FISHER H/D Hand Painted :2001 Mt. McKinley w/Alaskan Wolf Cachet - 25 Made

Category Stamps United States Covers FDCs (1951-Now) 2001-Now

Current price $21.15

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Location South Florida US

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COVER TYPE Hand Drawn and Hand Painted

SCOTT NUMBERS # C-137

CANCELLATION SITE Fairbanks, Alaska

CANCELLATION DATE 04/17/2001

Modified Item No

FEATURE STAMP Mount McKinley

SCARCITY FACTOR Onky 25 Made

CACHET MAKER Mary Fisher

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MARY FISHER
*** MT. MCKINLEY *** WITH HIGHER DENOMINATION 80¢ STAMP . . . AND ONLY 25 MADE
ABOUT THIS COVER
ABOUT FEATURE STAMP : THE FEATURE STAMP ON THIS ALL-OVER, HAND DRAWN, HAND PAINTED FDC BY THE EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED, SOUTH BEND, INDIANA ARTIST, MARY FISHER, IS THE PO'S 2001 MT. MCKINLEY HIGHER-DENOMINATED 80¢ AIR-MAIL STAMP, SCOTT C-137, FROM THE PO'S ELEGANT _SCENIC AMERICAN LANDSCAPES_ SERIES.
ABOUT THE INSPIRATION FOR THE FEATURE STAMP : IN 1999, THE PO LAUNCHED A TOTALLY AWESOME SERIES CONSISTING STRICTLY OF AIR-MAIL STAMP, WHICH THEY DUBBED _SCENIC AMERICAN LANDSCAPES_, A SERIES WHICH SPOTLIGHTED THOSE BREATH-TAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES WHICH MAKE AMERICA A TRULY NATURAL WONDERLAND. THE FIRST STAMP IN THE SERIES WAS THE NIAGARA FALLS STAMP ( C-133 ); THE FEATURE STAMP ON THIS COVER IS THE FIFTH STAMP IN THIS SERIES.
ABOUT THE FEATURE STAMP, ITSELF : THE BEAUTIFULLY COLORED, LOFTY STAMP SHEDS THE SPOTLIGHT ON ALASKA'S MT. MCKINLEY, WHICH, WITH AN ELEVATION OF 20,320 FEET, DISTINGUISHES IT AS THE VERY HIGHEST MOUNTAIN PEAK IN NORTH AMERICA.
ABOUT THE INSPIRATION FOR THE HAND PAINTED CACHET : MT. MCKINLEY'S APPROXIMATE 6 MILLION ACRES OF NATURAL GRANDEUR IS HOME TO A VAST VARIETY OF WILDLIFE, INCLUDING MOOSE, CARIBOU, EAGLES, GRIZZLY BEARS, AND THE GRAY WOLF, WHICH, AS YOU COULD SEE, SERVES AS AN INSPIRATION FOR MRS. FISHER'S CACHET.
ABOUT THE ALL-OVER, HAND PAINTED CACHET : ON HER ALL-OVER, HAND DRAWN AND HAND PAINTED CACHET, MRS. FISHER CATCHES UP WITH AN EVER-SO-ALERT ALASKAN WOLF PEERING OUT TO THE EAST, AS THE SNOWCAPPED TOWERING MOUNTAINS TRY TO CAST THEIR REFLECTION IN THE FREEZING WATERS BELOW.
ABOUT THE SPECIAL CANCEL : APTLY ENOUGH, THIS COVER WAS CANCELED IN ALASKA'S CAPITAL CITY OF FAIRBANKS.
ABOUT THE SCARCITY FACTOR : PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY 25 OF THESE BEAUTIES WERE MADE.
ALL IN ALL, AN EXCEPTIONAL PIECE OF ARTISTRY, FROM ONE OF OUR HOBBY'S MOST EXCEPTIONAL OF ARTISTS.
INTERESTING TIDBIT : IN THE JUNE 1, 2006 ISSUE OF _FIRST DAYS_, THE PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN FIRST DAY SOCIETY, THE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE WRITER, PAUL HENSEN, COMPOSED AN INSIGHTFUL 4-PAGE ARTICLE WHICH DETAILS MS. FISHER'S VALUABLE ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR HOBBY. HE MENTIONS, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT HER VERY FIRST COVER WAS ACTUALLY A FEDERAL DUCK COVER . . . THE PO'S 1990 FEDERAL DUCK, SCOTT # RW-57. HER SECOND COVER ( AND HER FIRST COVER FOR REGULAR FIRST CLASS POSTAGE STAMPS ) WAS SCOTT # 2495-2500, THE1990 FAMOUS OLYMPIANS SET OF 5. AND FROM THAT POINT, ON, MRS. FISHER HAS CONTINUED TO GRACE HOBBY LAND WITH HER STELLAR WORK.
BEFORE I CLOSE OUT THIS AUCTION, LET ME GIVE A WELL-DESERVED SHOUT-OUT TO THE AFDCS : IF YOU ARE NOT YET A MEMBER OF THE AFDCS ( AMERICAN FIRST DAY COVER SOCIETY ), WHICH PUBLISHES_ __FIRST DAYS_, YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT THEIR SITE AT WWW.AFDCS.ORG. AND SERIOUSLY CONSIDER JOINING. THE MAGAZINE IS QUITE INFORMATIVE, AND IT WILL KEEP YOU VERY MUCH IN-TUNE AND UP-TO-DATE WITH ALL HOBBY ISSUES, BOTH PAST AND PRESENT. ( MOST INFORMED HOBBYISTS ARE MEMBERS. )
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PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU WIN MULTIPLE COVERS FROM ANY OF MY LISTINGS OF THIS WEEKEND, THE SHIPPING COST REMAINS $ 1.00 FOR U.S. BIDDERS. BIDDERS OUTSIDE THE U.S., PLEASE INCLUDE $2.00 FOR SHIPPING TO OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS. SHIPPING TO MEXICO AND TO CANADA IS $1.50.
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