Jerrie Mock Statue First Day Cover

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Title

Jerrie Mock Statue First Day Cover

Subject

Jerrie Mock
The Works
Newark, Ohio
World Flight
Pilots

Description

In 1964, Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine plane. In honor of her achievement, The Works, a museum of industry in Newark, Ohio, unveiled a sculpture of Mock outside their building. The sculpture depicts Mock holding her book, Three-Eight-Charlie, and was sculpted by artist Renate Fackler. In commemoration of the September 14, 2013 sculpture unveiling, The Works created First Day Covers like this one as souvenirs. This cover was designed by artist Pete Sarmiento.

A First Day Cover is an envelope with a stamp that was canceled – or used – on its first day of issue from the U.S. Postal Service. Event covers are a subset of First Day Cover that commemorate an event, often with an illustration called a “cachet.” For many pilots, First Day Covers helped finance their flights. Pilots carried a limited number of event covers created for their flight, autographed each cover, and then sold the covers to the public upon landing.

This First Day Cover features a color cachet of Mock standing next to her plane The Spirit of Columbus and a listing of her records. The postmark, dated September 14, 2013, features a design of a Cessna plane and details about the sculpture alongside a U.S.A. Forever stamp.

Creator

Pete Sarmiento

Date

September 14, 2013

Contributor

Donated by Marcy Frumker

Rights

Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests contact the International Women's Air & Space Museum at collections@iwasm.org

Type

First Day Cover

Identifier

2019.4.2A

Original Format

First Day Cover

Citation

Pete Sarmiento, “Jerrie Mock Statue First Day Cover,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed July 23, 2024, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1662.