Palmer Cachet is Best of 2020


Bob Emrick’s hand-painted hand-drawn first day cover for the Arnold Palmer stamp took top honors as the best cachet of the year, in the AFDCS’s annual cachetmakers contest. Emrick's design was also the winner of the HP/HD category. He lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Forney, dubbed as the "Antique Capital of Texas," and also creates hand-drawn pencil-sketch and printed cachets.

For the first time, a junior member of the AFDCS, 17-year-old Arianna Calle, won an adult category. In fact, Arianna won both first and second place in Category 3 Hand-Painted/Non-Original Art. She is the daughter and granddaughter of professional artists Chris and Paul Calle, both of whom have designed U.S. stamps. Chris is also a past top cachet winner.

The results, announced at the President's Banquet during Great American Stamp Show/Americover 2021, covered issues released during 2020.

You can see all the winning cachets here.

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