Horse Stamp, Rearing Stallion, Alexander Calder
Commemorative stamps issued March 25, 1998, the 100th anniversary of Calder’s birth. Designed by Derry Noyes. Manufactured by Stamp Venturers, Inc. Smithsonian, National Postal Museum, Arago: Alexander Calder Issue
1998 32¢ Alexander Calder
Issue Date: March 25, 1998
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Stamp Venturers
Printing Method: Photogravure
Mystic Stamp Company: 3198-3202 Sales page, June 2020.
Artsy: Postal Service Art Director Derry Noyes Turns Famous Artworks into Stamps By Abigail Cain, Feb 20, 2019.
” ‘“Silk’ First Day Covers produced by Colorano were introduced in 1971 with the America’s Wool issue … Each color illustration is printed on satin-finish fabric, fastened to the cover and surrounded by a luxurious gold embossed border … They have no additional information about the stamp subject.” Mystic Stamp Company: Different Kinds of First Day Covers
Multiple stamp cachet produced by Artmaster, Louisville, KY.
“cachet – Any textual or graphic design which has been applied to a cover … A first day cachet should be related specifically to the stamp on the cover.” American First Day Cover Society: FDC Terminology
Alexander Calder (sculptor)
Wire and painted wood
Overall: 57.8 x 34.3 x 24.8 cm (22 3/4 x 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.)
On view, National Gallery of Art: Rearing Stallion
Awareness of the Outside World
Consider funding, volunteering, or otherwise supporting an arts program in your area. To put money where mouth is, I sent off a donation to Desert Island Supply Co. [Blogging Goals]. Is this the best place to start? Yes? No? Maybe? Dunno. Start somewhere.
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