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Cachets should be listed in chronological order based on earliest known usage. Use  
 
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the postmark date or best guess. This applies to add-on cachets as well.
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Curtis James Leopard (1904-1982) enlisted in the US Navy in 1922 and eventually became a boatswains mate.  In December 1930 he was assigned to USS ARIZONA BB-39, and remained on board for 11 years.  During the period 1935-1936, Leopard was active in producing cachets from USS ARIZONA, listed as cachet director with at least 13 different covers.  His name is listed on covers as Jimmie Leopard, Jimmy Leopard, and sometimes C.J. Leopard.  He was not a mail clerk, but assisted collectors in getting cancels from the ship, and in return asked for duplicates for his own collection.  He was a member of the USCS (#836), ANCS (#148) and RCD (#80) during these years.  Leopard was on board USS ARIZONA on December 7, 1941, and was one of the survivors.  He retired in 1947 as a BMC.  Biography courtesy of Lloyd Ferrell.
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</th><th valign="center">Postmark Date<br/>Postmark Type<br/>Killer Bar Text<br/>
 
</th><th valign="center">Postmark Date<br/>Postmark Type<br/>Killer Bar Text<br/>
 
Ship<br/>---------<br/>Category</th></tr></table>
 
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1935-05-30<br/>
 
1935-05-30<br/>
 
Locy Type 3 (B-BBT)<br/>
 
Locy Type 3 (B-BBT)<br/>
REST IN / PEACE<br/>
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"REST IN / PEACE"<br/>
 
[[ARIZONA_BB_39 | USS Arizona BB-39]]
 
[[ARIZONA_BB_39 | USS Arizona BB-39]]
 
</td></tr><tr><td valign="center">
 
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[[Cachet_Category_Memorial_Day | Memorial Day]] - Remembering the [[OtherUS_Macon_ZRS_5 | USS Macon ZRS-5]]
 
[[Cachet_Category_Memorial_Day | Memorial Day]] - Remembering the [[OtherUS_Macon_ZRS_5 | USS Macon ZRS-5]]
 
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Note: Cachet Makers: [[ Cachet_Maker_C_J_(Jimmie)_Leopard | C. J. (Jimmie) Leopard]] and  
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Cachet by [[ Cachet_Maker_C_J_(Jimmie)_Leopard | C. J. (Jimmie) Leopard]] and sponsored by [[Cachet_Maker_Clyde_Welch| Clyde Welch]].
[[Cachet_Maker_Clyde_Welch| Clyde Welch]].
 
 
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[[Cachet_Category_Navy_Day | Navy Day (October 27)]]
 
[[Cachet_Category_Navy_Day | Navy Day (October 27)]]
 
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Note: Back of this cover bears postmarks from the [[OtherUS_US_Fleet_Scouting_Force | US Fleet Scouting Force]]  
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The back of this cover bears postmarks from the [[OtherUS_US_Fleet_Scouting_Force | US Fleet Scouting Force]]  
 
and the [[INDIANAPOLIS_CA_35 | USS Indianapolis CA-35]].
 
and the [[INDIANAPOLIS_CA_35 | USS Indianapolis CA-35]].
 
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1935-11-28<br/>Locy Type 3 (AC-TTB)<br/>"THANKSGIVING / N.Y.P.S"<br/>[[ARIZONA_BB_39 | USS Arizona BB-39]]
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[[Cachet_Category_Thanksgiving_Day | Thanksgiving Day]]
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Blue cover, from the Lloyd Ferrell collection.
 
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Ship Loss Commemorative - [[OtherUS_Macon_ZRS_5 | USS Macon ZRS-5]]
 
Ship Loss Commemorative - [[OtherUS_Macon_ZRS_5 | USS Macon ZRS-5]]
 
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Note: Same base design as used by [[Cachet_Maker_Clyde_Welch | Clyde Welch's]] USS Macon commemorative cachet of the same date (1936-02-12).
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Same base design as used by [[Cachet_Maker_Clyde_Welch | Clyde Welch's]] USS Macon commemorative cachet of the same date (1936-02-12).
 
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[[Cachet_Category_Independence_Day | Independence Day (July 4)]]
 
[[Cachet_Category_Independence_Day | Independence Day (July 4)]]
 
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Note: Cachet also sponsored by [[Cachet_Maker_D_L_Crutcher | D. L. Crutcher]] (ANCS 285).
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Cachet also sponsored by [[Cachet_Maker_D_L_Crutcher | D. L. Crutcher]] (ANCS 285).
 
Not sure what role, if any, Marshall Hall had with this cachet.
 
Not sure what role, if any, Marshall Hall had with this cachet.
 
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Latest revision as of 02:46, 11 September 2019


Cachets should be listed in chronological order based on earliest known usage. Use the postmark date or best guess. This applies to add-on cachets as well.




Curtis James Leopard (1904-1982) enlisted in the US Navy in 1922 and eventually became a boatswains mate. In December 1930 he was assigned to USS ARIZONA BB-39, and remained on board for 11 years. During the period 1935-1936, Leopard was active in producing cachets from USS ARIZONA, listed as cachet director with at least 13 different covers. His name is listed on covers as Jimmie Leopard, Jimmy Leopard, and sometimes C.J. Leopard. He was not a mail clerk, but assisted collectors in getting cancels from the ship, and in return asked for duplicates for his own collection. He was a member of the USCS (#836), ANCS (#148) and RCD (#80) during these years. Leopard was on board USS ARIZONA on December 7, 1941, and was one of the survivors. He retired in 1947 as a BMC. Biography courtesy of Lloyd Ferrell.




 

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Close-Up Image
Thumbnail Link
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Cover Front Image
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Postmark Date
Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text
Ship
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Category


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350222 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350222 1 Front.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350222 1 Back.jpg

1935-02-22
Locy Type 3 (B-BBT)
USS Arizona BB-39

Washington's Birthday

Note: Clyde Welch's handwritten name and address appear on the back side of the cover but it is unclear whether he co-sponsored the cachet or was only servicing the cover.


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350317 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350317 1.jpg

No Image

1935-03-17
Locy Type 3 (B-BBT)
USS Arizona BB-39

St. Patrick's Day

Note:


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350421 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350421 1.jpg

No Image

1935-04-21
Locy Type 3 (B-BBT)
USS Arizona BB-39

Easter

Note:


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350530 2 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350530 2 Front.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350530 2 Back.jpg

1935-05-30
Locy Type 3 (B-BBT)
"REST IN / PEACE"
USS Arizona BB-39

Memorial Day - Remembering the USS Macon ZRS-5

Cachet by C. J. (Jimmie) Leopard and sponsored by Clyde Welch.


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350704 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350704 1.jpg

No Image

1935-07-04
Locy Type 3 (B-BBT)
"SAN PEDRO / CALIF"
USS Arizona BB-39

Independence Day (July 4)

Note:


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351027 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351027 1 Front.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351027 1 Back.jpg

1935-10-27
Locy Type 3 (AC-TTB)
"FIRST TIME / CANCEL USED"
USS Arizona BB-39

Navy Day (October 27)

The back of this cover bears postmarks from the US Fleet Scouting Force and the USS Indianapolis CA-35.


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351128 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351128 1.jpg

No Image

1935-11-28
Locy Type 3 (AC-TTB)
"THANKSGIVING / N.Y.P.S"
USS Arizona BB-39

Thanksgiving Day

Note:


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Arizona BB39 19351128 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1935-11-28
Locy Type 3 (AC-TTB)
"THANKSGIVING / N.Y.P.S"
USS Arizona BB-39

Thanksgiving Day

Blue cover, from the Lloyd Ferrell collection.


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351225 2 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351225 2.jpg

No Image

1935-12-25
Locy Type 3 (AC-TTB)
"GREETINGS / N.Y.P.S.WN"
USS Arizona BB-39

Christmas Day

Note:


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19360101 2 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19360101 2.jpg

No Image

1936-01-01
Locy Type 3 (AC-TTB)
"N.Y.P.S.WN / GREETINGS"
USS Arizona BB-39

New Year's Day

Note:


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19360212 2 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19360212 2.jpg

No Image

1936-02-12
Locy Type 3 (AC-TTB)
"N Y P S'WN / BREMERTON"
USS Arizona BB-39

Ship Loss Commemorative - USS Macon ZRS-5

Same base design as used by Clyde Welch's USS Macon commemorative cachet of the same date (1936-02-12).


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19360317 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19360317 1.jpg

No Image

1936-03-17
Locy Type 3 (AC-TTB)
"LNG.118.50.W / LAT-32-24.N"
USS Arizona BB-39

St. Patrick's Day

Note:


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19360704 3 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19360704 3 Front.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19360704 3 Back.jpg

1936-07-04
Locy Type 3 (AC-TTB)
"SAN FRANCISCO / CALIFORNIA"
USS Arizona BB-39

Independence Day (July 4)

Cachet also sponsored by D. L. Crutcher (ANCS 285). Not sure what role, if any, Marshall Hall had with this cachet.

 


 

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