The Spokane Carrousel Cachet
The Spokane Carrousel Cachet and Postmark
Second Day Issue
July 22, 1995
On July 21, 1995, the United States Post Office released a set of carousel stamps, which are shown in the picture above. On the first day of release, these stamps were available only at Carousel World in Lahaska, Pennsylvania. The horses featured on the stamps were from the collection of the late Charlotte Dinger, author of The Art of the Carousel and owner of Carousel World.
Spokane was chosen as a second day release site. On July 22, 1995, a temporary post office was set up at the site of Spokane's Carousel. The new stamps were made available by the United States Post Office at the Riverfront Park Carrousel Station, and a specially designed cachet envelope was available from Riverfront Park. Only 2500 of these limited edition cachet envelopes were printed.
For those purchasing an envelope and stamps, a specially designed postmark was available. This postmark was designed for the post office by Bette Largent, and features Cisco, one of our carousel horses. The postmark was used only at the carousel site, and only on July 22, 1995.