(French pronounce ‘ka-shay') A design printed or stamped on an envelope describing or commemorating an event. Cachets can be for any event e.g. on first day of issue, first flight and stamp exhibition covers, etc.
1.) any text or graphic privately applied to an envelope for a commemorative purpose. Such markings are frequently found on First Day Covers and Event Covers. 2) any advertisement, censor marking or commercial handstamp applied to a cover.
A printed, embossed or (usually) handstruck inscription or device impressed on a postal packet to denote the special circumstances in which it has been posted (usually an exhibition). The cachet may be official and applied by the Post Office or one of its overseas agents.
an illustration and/or explanation usually printed, drawn, or painted on the left side of the envelope that in some way (either through design or words) has special significance tot he stamp being issued
Any textual or graphic design which has been applied to a cover usually, but not always, on the left side of the envelope. A cachet may be produced by any means— printed, rubberstamped, handdrawn, etc. A First Day cachet should be related specifically to the stamp on the cover.
Special design or inscription on an envelope to commemorate a postal or philatelic event relating to the stamp, an advertisement forming part of a postage meter impression, or a motto or slogan included in a postal cancellation. (flamme)
Not to be confused with postmarks, cachets are rubber stamp impressions usually indicating that the cover was carried or posted in a particular posting box or simply explaining the significance of the postmark.
A design on an envelope / cover describing an event. Cachets may appear on first day of issue, first flight, special events and stamp exhibition covers, etc. In French, cachet means a stamp or a seal. On a cover, the cachet is a design and / or text added to or separate from the cancellation, often corresponding to the image depicted on the postage stamp, or some type of special subject related thereto. Cachets appear on modern first-day covers, first-flight covers and special-event covers. Click for larger views
The particular qualities of one culture's language ascribed to it by the speakers of another. Häagen-Daz ice cream, for example, plays on associations of quality, taste, fine chocolate, and luxury ascribed to Scandinavian countries.