A Carousel Menagerie

A Carousel Menagerie Sandusky Ohio Maximum Cards

Stock #: 235566
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
City: Sandusky
State: Ohio (OH)
County: Erie
Publisher: The Maximum Card Collection
Postmark: 1988 Oct-1
PM City: Sandusky
PM State: OH
Stamp: 25c
Philatelic Notes: First day of issue
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

Additional Details:
No. 88-64. As if floating on a cloud--galloping into some far off, magical land--the beautiful, mystical creatures of the carousel carry even the most ordinary person into a glee-filled dream. These animals capture the spirit of light-hearted fun and the romance of the impossible achieved. And they have challenged the skill of the craftsman and the mind of the artist. When the U.S. Postal Service decided to issue a block of stamps honoring the creatures of the carousel, researchers embarked on a journey into a fascinating world--a world of myth and legend, honor and glory, nobility and grandeur. For, this is the world of the carousel maker where the imagination runs free and the beautiful creatures of stories and dreams come alive. They are transported in brilliance and wood, and ornamented in gold and jewels. Among the animals so artfully honored are the graceful deer; the long-horned goat; the fiery camel; and the most ornate and sought-after creature of any carousel--the King Horse, as depicted beautifully on this Maximum Card