1977 Carter Inaugural Cover
Inaugural Covers are those that are canceled on the same day a President is sworn into office. The most prized are those that are canceled in Washington, D.C. Many early Inauguration Covers have a standard black bar cancel. Covers issued more recently often have pictorial cancels or may simply say, “Inauguration Day.”
A fun part of Inaugural Covers is that they will always feature patriotic stamps. These can include the American Flag, Statue of Liberty, the nation’s capital and more. Inaugural covers are a different part of collecting you’ll enjoy discovering.