2590 - Surrender of Burgoyne
So this stamp was an obvious choice for my FDC collection. Most cachets depict the scene of the British General John Burgoyne surrendering his sword to the American General Horatio Gates. Many covers leverage the fact that the USPS had already issued two stamps commemorating the battle (Scott #644: Burgoyne Campaign in 1927 & Scott #1728: Surrender at Saratoga in 1977). Interestingly, several cachets depict George Washington who wasn't anywhere near the battlefield!
Below you will find photos of all my 2095 FDCs alphabetically by cachetmaker. I also include a section for the Ceremony Program which, in this case, is signed by all the presenters/speakers! Since cachetmakers sometimes produce different cachets for the same stamp or slightly different versions of the same cover, I am showing either a single photo, multiple photos, a photo gallery view, or a slider view (when I have additional text per cover). If known, I have added rollover text documenting the number of covers created (e.g., "out of /25"). Sometimes I will also add variations that have interesting cancellations (I have identified three unofficial cancels (Stillwater, NY, Saratoga Springs, NY, & Schuylerville, NY) and five distinct New York, NY cancels), usages, or destinations. In all cases, you can click to see an enlarged photo of the cover or postcard. I have also put all the 2095 FDCs I own into a single, easy to view photo gallery.
I am always on the lookout for additional 2590 Surrender of Burgoyne covers. If you know of any cachetmakers I am missing or can provide corrections to this site (particularly in identifying "unknown" cachetmakers), please email me at LPD Cachets.
- 3 separate covers
- Same day National Parks Passport cancel on back from the Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, NY