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U.S. Flag 2016 - John Muir 1964 - SS John Muir Liberty Ship Cachet

Combination First Day Cover

U.S. Flag 2016 and John Muir 1964 Combo SS John Muir Cachet First Day Cover

NOTE:  There is an updated, expanded, and illustrated article about the Liberty Ship SS John Muir on the John Muir Global Network. Don't miss the photo of the SS John Muir being launched from the Marinship Shipyards in Sausalito, California in 1942!

See: Liberty Ship SS John Muir by Harold Wood (January, 2023)

This First Day Cover features the First Day of Issue for the U.S. Flag stamp issued on November 29, 2016, and is postmarked on that date. The accompanying John Muir stamp is from the 1964 issue.

The cachet features a photo of Muir, with the silhouette of a typical Liberty Ship, and the text: "World War II Liberty Ships - SS JOHN MUIR - Delivered December 31, 1942 by Marinship Corp. Sausalito, Calif. The color printed cachet is #8198 designed by Alvin Eckert #9964, USCS.

There is another First Day Cover featuring the First Day of Issue for the Lady Liberty postage stamp issued April 8, 2011 with the same cachet.

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

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