Horse Stamp, Rearing Stallion, Alexander Calder

Celebrating Art


The Stamps
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

U.S. #3198-3202
1998 32¢ Alexander Calder
Issue Date: March 25, 1998
City: Washington, DC
Quantity: 80,000,000
Printed By: Stamp Venturers
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 10.2
Color: Multicolored
Mystic Stamp Company: 3198-3202 Sales page, June 2020.

The Designer
Artsy: Postal Service Art Director Derry Noyes Turns Famous Artworks into Stamps By Abigail Cain, Feb 20, 2019.

The Cachets
” ‘“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

The Artist
Alexander Calder
Calder Foundation

The Sculpture
Alexander Calder (sculptor)
Rearing Stallion
c. 1928
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

Other Calder Horses
MoMA: The Horse
Whitney Museum of American Art: Horse
Red Horse and Green Sulky, Photo

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.

Stay safe. Stay sane.
Katherine Walcott

2 thoughts on “Horse Stamp, Rearing Stallion, Alexander Calder

  1. Enjoyed seeing all the FDCs.I’ve got a bunch of the Colorano covers in my collection. Which needs work, as do all my other stamp collections.You’ve dug more deeply into the details than I usually do.

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