father was the head of the Art Department of the New York City branch of
the U.S. Post Office Department. He was assigned to create and man this
department beginning during the 1930's after the New York City Postmaster,
Albert Goldman, discovered he had a talented artist in his midst. Postmaster
Goldman recognized the value of promotional activities and publicity.
As part of
his duties, my father designed a number of cachets for first day covers.
These cachets are known variously as Goldman covers or New York Post Office
of these cachets are as follows: