Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Hittin' the silks...
This is a silk cachet for the first day of issue of the Dick Tracy stamp. Cool item as the pic of Chet is silken and looks nice all framed up.
When I got it, the pic nagged me for a bit. Seemed familiar. Searched though some of my Tracy books and found that it was pic of our Mr. Gould signing an old 'Dick' capgun. One-of-a-kind item that is framed with the gun in a shadowbox-type thing. Don't know how it got from the one of a kind collectible in a one owner collection to the USPS for the official portrait.
I'm probably the only person who even gives a hoot, but whatever.
I bet it's an interesting story.