Remember the Blinded Veteran First Day Covers and Program

Cover, First Day

Accession Number: 1998.52.1-5

Description: A commemorative First Day Cover with a cancellation date of August 13, 1981 is inserted inside a "First Day of Issue Blinded Veterans Envelope" program (.1). The enclosed white envelope has the message "Remember the Blinded Veteran" printed in blue ink at top right. It also features an embossed hand touching raised dots. There are also four additional "Remember the Blinded Veteran" first day covers, all with the August 13, 1981 cancellation. One is a Philatelic Numismatic Cover (PNC) with an enclosed commemorative oval-shaped copper coin bearing the logo of the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) and beneath it an illustration of two blind people shaking hands (a woman who is holding the harness of a dog guide, and a man holding a cane) (.2). The other three envelopes are each over printed with a different cachet: a BVA logo and two blind people shaking hands (as on medal) (.3); a blinded soldier in uniform (.4); and a duplicate illustration of the PNC coin (.5).

Height: 3.75

Width: 6.5

Date Made: 1981

Maker: Boyd, John

Place of Origin: Washington, D.C.

Credit Line: Gift of Annette Bettinger, 1998.52

Subjects: Blind Disabled veterans

Dimension Notes: Above dimensions for envelopes. Program measures 8 x 8 in. (folded).

Made: United States Postal Service

Material: Paper/Copper

Updated: 06/24/2021