Philately was more than a hobby for GWMSC co-founder Herman Lichty. While Freemasonry was
his passion, and printing was his profession (employed by a D.C. newspaper), Herman captured both
in the Masonic Covers he printed for the club on his hand-press, in the manner in which he practiced his avocation
(printing), his fraternal dedication, and celebrated life and history. In this album, we're assembling many of the GWMSC
covers printed by Herman Lichty and his cachet successor.
The late Brothers Herman Lichty, Marvin Fowler, and others were even part of the small group that
made U.S. President Gerald Ford a York Rite Mason, at site, in the oval office.
When Brother Lichty was no longer able to print covers, the task was assumed by
Brother Stanley R. Longenecker, who's handled the design, printing and franking ever since.
While a few "Meeting covers," during the 1970s and 1980s were designed
and printed elsewhere, almost 100% of club covers were done by either Herman Lichty or Stan Longenecker.