A seal, as of a letter.
(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.
Handstamped inscription applied to a cover detailing special event(s).
an inscription on a card marking a special event
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.
a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal
a seal on a letter
a commemorative design or official seal depicting an important person or event in history, with a postage stamp in the upper right hand corner,with a cancellation over the stamp
a design applied to a cover usually to commemorative a special event or activity
a design of words and/or pictures which refers specially to the new stamp on the FDC (First Day Cover)
a design on an envelope describing an event, most often designed for first day of issue
a design placed on an envelope, usually commemorating the event for which the cover , as that envelope is known, is being prepared
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
a picture and/or wording printed on the left side of an envelope
a printed picture that goes on the fdc envelope that enhances the stamp design
a stamped picture located on an envelope
a thermographic imprint, usually framing a graphic, used to detail or decorate envelopes
A commemorative inscription or special endorsement on a cover Cancel(lation) Any authorized defacing mark on a stamp Centred Indicating equality of margins in stamp design
A commemorative marking, usually applied by rubber stamp.
A design or picture printed on an envelope to illustrate an event or occasion. See First Day covers.
A design or artwork on the left hand side of an envelope, found primarily on first day covers.
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.
A special endorsement or commemorative description on a cover.
An indication of approved or superior status, "seal of approval", also sometimes used for cachette. Both from French cacher, to seal.
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
In general terms cachet refers to "prestige", or a societal stamp of approval.