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Coverscape 130th Anniversary of Sierra Club with John Muir Cachet

130th anniversary of the Sierra Club with John Muir Cachet


This Coverscape Computer Generated Event Cover, commemorates the 130th anniversary of the Sierra Club in the year 2022. The Sierra Club was established on May 28, 1892, and so this 130th anniverary commemorative Event Cover was cancelled on May 28, 2022. The cancellation is at Monument Beach, where the cachet maker Coverscape Cachets lives nearby. The postage stamp used for cancellation was Wood Lily postage stamp from the 2022 "Mountain Flora" stamps released by the U.S. Postal Service.

The text reads: "John Muir The Sierra Club is Founded May 28, 1892 Yosemite National Park John Muir Conservationist From a painting by Rudolph Wendelin."

The back flap contains the following informative text about the history of the Sierra Club:

"TO EXPLORE, ENJOY, AND RENDER ACCESSIBLE" The Sierra Club's charter members numbered 182 - many of whom were scientists. Its charter aimed to promote the exploration, enjoyment and accessibility of the mountainous regions of the Pacific Coast, and to publish information concerning them... also, to "enlist the support and cooperation of the people and government in preser- ving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada." John Muir became the club's first president, serving until his death in 1914. Almost immediately, the club fought successfully against shrinking the borders of Yosemite National Park and for the protection of other western scenic icons - including the Grand Canyon - as national parks and monuments." The postage stamp used for this commemorative cover is the U.S. Soctt #5672, 58¢ "Forever" "Mountain Flora: Wood Lily" postage stamp. This stamp is one of four Forever stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 2022, picturing four different species of "Mountain Flora." These included the pasqueflower, wood lily, alpine buttercup, and Woods' rose. The postmark, 28 May 2022, represents the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Sierra Club, th post office "Monument Beach, MA" is simply a post office located near the cachet maker Coverscape.


The cachet maker is donating 50% of the proceeds from the sale of this Event Cover to the Sierra Club Foundation. Only 12 were made.

A permanent display of this First Day Cover is posted on


Coverscape also created a special commemorative Event Cover commemorating the 50th anniversary of the enactment of "The Wilderness Act of 1964" with a depiction of John Muir.

Muir has subsequently been honored with a 32 cent postage stamp in 1998.

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