PENPEX is only a couple of weeks away now. We will be offering our yearly show chachet and show cancellation for $2. This year we highlight the gingerbread house and folk art eagle #6 stamps. Pick up collectible PENPEX envelopes at table #16 at the show on December 7 and 8th
In philately, a cachet is a printed or stamped design or inscription, other than a cancellation or pre-printed postage, on an envelope or postcard to commemorate a postal or philatelic event. There are official and private (independent of postal authorities) cachets. Cachets are also frequently made, either by private companies or a government, for first day of issue stamp events or “second-day” stamp events. They are often present on event covers.
The first cacheted FDC (first day cover) was produced by prominent philatelist and cachet maker Geord Ward Linn 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, etc