Cachet Maker C J (Jimmie) Leopard

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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.

Click on the page links below to see more Jimmie Leopard cachet activities.

  1. USS Macon ZRS-5 Covers Page 1 (12 October 1933 to 11 February 1935)
  2. USS Macon ZRS-5 Covers Page 2 (12 February 1935 to 1983)
  3. USS Macon ZRS-5 Covers Page 3 (Cachetmakers Logs of activities)




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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Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350222 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350222 1 Front.jpg
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1935-02-22
Locy Type 3 (B-BBT)
USS Arizona BB-39

Washington's Birthday

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.


 

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GregCiesielski Arizona BB39 19350222 1 Front.jpg

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1935-02-22
USS Arizona BB-39

Washington's Birthday

Cachetmakers logbook page for the 22 Feb 1935 cover.


 

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

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

St. Patrick's Day

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

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

Easter

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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

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

Independence Day (July 4)

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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. NOTE: The cartoon drawing was done by crew member Lyle Jack. See article on USS Arizona by Lloyd Ferrell in the Feb. 2020 LOG.


 

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

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

Thanksgiving Day

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GregCiesielski Arizona BB39 19351128 1 Front.jpg

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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

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

Christmas Day

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

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

New Year's Day

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

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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

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

St. Patrick's Day

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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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