The April-June, 2013 issue of First Impressions is now available.

This issue features an article by George Basher about the FDCs produced for the stamp issued to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953. I invited George to prepare this as the 60th anniversary of the coronation will occur during the current issue of First Impressions.

Bob Vogel and John Van der Ven have both prepared articles about two relatively unknown FDC cachet makers. Bob has collected numerous covers made by Arthur Wood, who had a lifelong commitment to the Boy Scout movement and did much of his FDC work in support of their activities. John has provided an interesting look at a Kelowna resident, T.G. Wolstencroft, whose career as a cachet maker was productive but quite brief.

Two short pieces under the generic title “Help Wanted” seek information about specific cachets and cachet makers. Hopefully some of you will be able to enlighten all of us. If you do have information to share, please forward it to me and I’ll see that the interested parties receive it and will report back in
the next issue.

See the Covers page for links to all of the issues.