Eunice Alter, founder of JONAL ArtCovers, has created a unique niche for herself in the world of Philatelists and Numismatists. Her First Day of Issue Covers and PNCs are each researched and designed so that the coin, stamp and illustration are all inter-related and celebrate an important event or famous can see why JONAL ArtCovers are so popular among serious coin and stamp and art collectors! Also, some of JONAL's PNCs are autographed by great political, entertainment and sports heroes making them an incredibly unique and valuable collector's item!
The Bicentennial covers were exhibited at the Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Library. The Arthur Fiedler Tribute Cover is part of the permanent Arthur Fiedler Exhibit at the Boston Statehood Library. Four dedication covers, including one dedicated to the composer, Louis Alter (New York Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 1975), for his song "Manhattan Serenade" are in the SHOF archives, awaiting placement in a permanent museum. Various collections of JONAL Art Covers have been displayed at ANA Conventions in N.Y., Boston, San Diego, and in many Post Offices and Banks.
Eunice Alter has been asked to speak at stamp and coin club meetings in Boston and in California. She was honored by SPAN in 1973, and again in 1983, as Woman of the Year - joining Margo Russell (former editor of Coin World) as two-time winner of this coveted award! Eunice was President/Treasurer of SPAN until it closed. Some of JONAL's greatest treasures include covers autographed by nine First Ladies, Presidents, Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Olympic Medal Winners, Sports heroes, as well as famous authors, Composers, Musicians, and Movie Stars.
The research and creativity that goes into each JONAL ArtCover makes for a tremendously informative and enjoyable collection. Each JONAL ArtCover is HAND PAINTED and signed by the artist.
Covers were produced and numbered under the lines Pre-JONAL (PJ), JONAL Coastal (JC), JONAL Proof (JP), JONAL Special Edition (JS), JONAL Limited Edition (JL), and JONAL ArtCovers (J). The JONAL designation was provided by Jack Stuckart, the newsletter Editor in 1970 of the Society of Philatelists and Numismatists, and is comprised of 'Jon', her late son's first name, and 'al' the first two letters of her last name 'Alter'.
Eunice was born December 27, 1930 in Stoneham, Massachusetts. The profile photo shows Eunice (when she was an amazingly young looking 71 year old) in front of displays of her magnificent Hand Drawn & Hand Painted PNC JONAL ArtCovers during a presentation at the Long Beach Coin Club in April, 2001. She is presently living in Huntington Beach, California.