Thursday, July 16, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday



Here are 2 first day covers that I own.


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A first day cover (FDC) is an envelope whereupon postage stamps have been cancelled on their first day of issue. Depending on the policy of the nation issuing the stamp, official first day postmarks may sometimes be applied to covers weeks or months after the date indicated.

The first covercommemorates Picasso's genius by offering a 21 c stamp celebrating the United Ntions International School, 1971.

The second cover commemorates the non-proliferation of nuclear arms, 1972


Certainly not as interesting or colorful as these stamps:


Liberia Historical Railways 1895-1905

Find Marie Reed's post here along with other participants.




8 comments:

Maddy said...

Ooo I've not heard of First Day Covers since my Dad's more lucid days. Thank you.
Cheers

~Just me again~ said...

Those are very cool. When I was a kid I had a lil stamp collection, I wanted to be like my big brother. (He is a big collector now, spending big bucks) anyways, I have 2 first day covers...lol I bought them way back in the day, I still have them. No idea if they're even worth anything.

James said...

Very nice and very interesting. It must be hard to keep them in such good condition.

Beth Niquette said...

Those are just wonderful. I especially love the train stamps. My husband LOVES trains. (grin) Happy PFF!

Debby said...

WOW!!! These are really cool, thanks for sharing with us.
debby

Sheila said...

I'm definitely starting to wish I had held on to my father's FDC collection, but I'm finding it time-consuming enough continuing his postcard collection.

TattingChic said...

Those stamps are kinda cool. Thanks for sharing!

Beverley Baird said...

Great pieces. I have been collecting first days for a number of years. These are lovely