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My Tonto Lone Ranger Post Office Murals Station Cachet Cover Design

By Christopher William Anton Janson



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The Lone Ranger is one of my favorite old TV programs and the 2013 Disney Lone Ranger movie starring Johnny Depp as Tonto was also really good. That’s why when I heard about this special Anadarko, OK Post Office Murals Station cancel, I took my time to design this Tonto Lone Ranger Post Office Murals cachet/cover.

I started by searching the internet for pictures of the Johnny Depp Tonto from the 2013 Disney movie. I found one with Tonto’s hands on his knees. Next, I searched for pictures of Jay Silverheels as Tonto and with all my searching I only found one. From what I can tell Tonto is holding a gun in his left hand. Now it was time to find a good/great picture of the Kiowas Moving Camp Post Office Mural. That took me 3 days and 2 hours to do so. Now that I had the pieces I needed I could put my cachet/cover together.

I started by placing down the Kiowas Moving Camp Post Office Mural in the middle of what would soon be my Tonto Lone Ranger Post Office Mural Station cachet/cover. Next, I put Tonto from Disney’s The Lone Ranger on the left of the Kiowas Moving Camp Post Office Mural. Now you can start to see how it’s a tribute to Tonto and The Lone Ranger more than anything else. Then next came the picture of Tonto holding the gun which I put just to the right of the Kiowas Moving Camp Post Office Mural.

Since I had my Tonto Lone Ranger Post Office Mural Station cachet finished I printed it out on a thick piece of paper and on my envelopes. Because of what this 1st cancel was for, I used the Post Office Murals stamp that matched the Kiowas Moving Camp Post Office Mural.

The next day I put my Tonto Lone Ranger Post Office Murals Station cachet design in the mail for the first time.

Then I found out about the Lewis & Clark Park Station Festival cancellation, so I put another one of the Post Office Mural stamps on it and sent it back out in the mail. I knew I wouldn’t miss the June 9, 2019 cut-off date, and I knew that the Grizzly on this cancel goes with the Indians on this cachet design even if they are from 2 very different versions of The Lone Ranger.

Then once I got this Tonto Lone Ranger Post Office Murals Station design back for the 2nd time I looked it over to make sure it was perfect and the way I wanted it, then I scanned it into the computer. And that’s what you see above.

 This article is dedicated to Johnny Depp who did an excellent job of portraying Tonto in Disney’s The Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels who played Tonto in the original Lone Ranger series.


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