Checklist - United States Scott #1194 'Rainbow' Cachet Varieties (Updated)
(Published: May, 2008, Volume 8, Number 2, Issue #25) (Table Of Contents)
(Author: Larry Fillion)


(Updated version of a previously published checklist The bottom two cachets are new finds).

There are 4 color aspects of the "Rainbow" Cachet for the U.S. Scott 1194 issue. Variety descriptions and known examples are below.

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  1. (Border) Outside Border and "THE UNITED STATES HELPS THE WORLDS STRUGGLE TO ERADICATE MALARIA".

  2. (4¢) "Malaria Eradication" and "4¢"

  3. (Text) "Over a billion people live in the shadow of this menace. About 300 million people are affected each year. It is fatal to 3 million of them. No other disease plays such havoc with human lives.

    Malaria is caused by tiny one cell animals, carried from one infected person to another by a mosquito called 'Anopheles'. Without mosquitoes, the disease would vanish, so the battle of man versus mosquitoes, is now in progress. Over 80 countries are joining forces to eradicate this disease."
    First Day Of Issue

  4. (Paper) The color of the envelope

United States - First Day Covers
Scott 1194 (FDC w/ Rainbow Cachet)(Block of 4)<br />(Border) = Blue, (4¢) = Red, (Text) = Black, (Paper) = White
Scott 1194 (FDC w/ Rainbow Cachet)(Block of 4)<br />(Border) = Blue, (4¢) = Red, (Text) = Black, (Paper) = White
Scott 1194 (FDC w/ Rainbow Cachet)(Pair)<br />(Border) = Black, (4¢) = Red, (Text) = Brown, (Paper) = White
Scott 1194 (FDC w/ Rainbow Cachet)(Pair)<br />(Border) = Black, (4¢) = Red, (Text) = Brown, (Paper) = White
Scott 1194 (FDC w/ Rainbow Cachet)(Pair)<br />(Border) = Orange, (4¢) = Blue, (Text) = Brown, (Paper) = White
Scott 1194 (FDC w/ Rainbow Cachet)(Pair)<br />(Border) = Orange, (4¢) = Blue, (Text) = Brown, (Paper) = White
Scott 1194 (FDC w/ Rainbow Cachet)<br />(Border) = Gray, (4¢) = Brown, (Text) = Red, (Paper) = Yellow
Scott 1194 (FDC w/ Rainbow Cachet)<br />(Border) = Gray, (4¢) = Brown, (Text) = Red, (Paper) = Yellow
Scott 1194 (FDC w/ Rainbow Cachet)<br />(Border) = Gray, (4¢) = Red, (Text) = Blue, (Paper) = White
Scott 1194 (FDC w/ Rainbow Cachet)<br />(Border) = Gray, (4¢) = Red, (Text) = Blue, (Paper) = White
Scott 1194 (FDC w/ Rainbow Cachet)<br />(Border) = Red, (4¢) = Brown, (Text) = Blue, (Paper) = White
Scott 1194 (FDC w/ Rainbow Cachet)<br />(Border) = Red, (4¢) = Brown, (Text) = Blue, (Paper) = White

If readers have different colors for the cachets, please email me at malariastamps@yahoo.com.