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Perhaps the stamp struck a nerve with CPAs and indeed all accountants. Like pharmacists 14 years earlier, accountants may feel neglected, like a profession taken for granted and that doesn't get the respect it deserves.
Today, that stamp catalogues mint for four times other 22¢ commemoratives of that year. First day covers catalogue eight times the value of other single-stamp commemorative issues of the 1980s. And it's hard to purchase either mint stamps or FDCs for that issue at any price.
I remember having a table at a show in a suburban Washington hotel a few months after the stamp was issued, selling FDCs. An accountants group was also meeting at the same hotel, and during a lunch break for that meeting, many of the accountants swept into the stamp show like a horde of locusts, buying up anything and everything with this stamp on it.
This is a Collins hand-colored cachet, with an unofficial-city cancel of Deposit, NY the stamp was issued in New York City.
The cachets included Aripex Salutes Nordia; Nordia 2001, designed by FDC cachetmaker Dave Bennett, a member of the Scandinavian Collectors Club who also designed the show cancel; AmeriStamp Expo, the American Philatelic Society's show; Aripex, the annual show that hosted the event.
Lloyd A. de Vries