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This page displays Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 3-02-1904 Springfield, MA – 9-24-1991 La Jolla, CA) World War II Political Cartoons which appeared in PM Magazine (newspaper) in the early 1940's printed on previously uncacheted First Days Covers (FDC's). Ted Geisel was NEVER a "Cachetmaker", so he does not qualify for listing among the other WW II patriotic cachet designers. These 48 displays are only a sample of all the existing add-ons. As of 02-21-2021, over 300 of these covers have been offered for sale at eBay.
These add-ons so far have appeared only on FDC's for the thirteen (13) "Overrun Nations" releases of 1943-1944. It is unknown why this unknown printer's add-ons have not yet appeared added to any other issues.
I have never seen any of these add-ons in person, but you can see that every Cartoon element is carefully NOT tied to the cover by either the postmark or the addressee. Some of the original cartoons have been broken up into separate parts to be placed where there is blank space on the cover. None of these Cartoons were on the envelopes on the days they were cancelled, and probably not on the covers for several decades after they were cancelled.
Many of these Political Cartoons appear in "Dr. Seuss Goes to War" by Richard H. Minear (1999), and "Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War" by Andre Schiffrin (2009). All of the over 400 political cartoons and war bonds cartoons can be seen on the "Dr. Seuss Goes to War" by Richard H. Minear page on the UCSD site. "The Dr. Seuss Collection in the Mandeville Special Collections Library at the University of California, San Diego [UCSD], contains the original drawings and/or newspaper clippings of all of these cartoons."
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