Cachet - (Stamps) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Cachet - (Stamps) A cachet is a printed or stamped design or inscription, on an envelope, postcard, or postal card other than a cancellation or pre-printed postage, to commemorate a postal or philatelic event. The first cacheted first day cover (F.D.C.) was produced by George W. Linn a prominent philatelist and cachetmaker in 1923, for the Harding Memorial stamp issue. Cachet-making is considered an art form, and cachets may be produced by using any number of methods, including drawing or painting directly onto the envelope, serigraphy, block printing, lithography, engraving, laser printing, attachment of photographs or other paper memorabilia.

Cape of Good Hope triangular centenary FDC Cashet


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