A Carousel Menagerie

A Carousel Menagerie Sandusky Ohio Maximum Cards


Stock #: 235565
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
City: Sandusky
State: Ohio (OH)
County: Erie
Publisher: Maximum Card Collection
Postmark: 1988 Oct-1
PM City: Sandusky
PM State: OH
Stamp: 25c
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

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No. 88-63. With fiberglass and aluminum, it once seemed the beautiful carousels of old were lost. Mass production and ease of use began to replace the craftsmanship that went into America's early carousels. But, in the early 1970's, there were some who sensed the passing of a unique art form. They sought to revive its mystical, magical qualities. Master woodcarvers rose to the challenge, creating and recreating creatures in awesome style and form to revolve on machines artfully designed to magnify their beauty. Today, more than two hundred handcrafted carousels are in operation across the country, thrilling visitors with a spectacle of grandeur and magic. The stamp on this Maximum Card is one of a block which pays tribute to the beauty of the handcrafted carousel. The animals were chosen for their authentic beauty, unusual design and exotic charm. Facing right because American carousels run counter-clockwise, each animal stamp is a work of art. Edged in gold, the stamps capture the magic of a beloved American tradition