Original Uncolored Black Ink Variety
Hand Colored Variety
Purple Ink Variety
These three very beautiful Artmaster covers
feature the American Cancer Society's Sword of Hope
along with images of some important equipment used to treat cancer patients.
The first combination cover includes the original engraved black ink cachet.
The second cover is identical, except for the beautiful coloring added
by some unknown hand. The third cover is also the same, except it
was printed in purple ink. This same cachet was also used on the
Pharmaceutical Company cover presented later in this online exhibit.
Artmaster produced its first cachet for the 3c Veterans of World War II
stamp issued on May 9, 1946. The cachet includes the following text:
Crusade Against Cancer
American Cancer Society, Inc.