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First Day Cover Albums for FDC's & Large Envelopes

Albums for First Day Covers, #10 Envelopes and all types and sizes of Postal Stationary. 

First Day Cover ExampleA First Day Cover (FDC) is an envelope or card bearing a stamp which is cancelled on the day the stamp is initially placed on sale by the postal authorities. A FDC with the Snowy Egret stamp (A) is shown with a New York, NY, First Day of Issue cancel (B) and a cachet (C), pronounced ka-shay, which compliments or tells us something about the stamp.

Although most U.S. stamps are released nationwide on the first day, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will designate a single city as the "official" first day city. (Sometimes multiple cities are designated as “official.”) The location is usually appropriate to the subject of the stamp, and will be the only place where the “First Day of Issue” postmark is used.

First Day Cover Albums for FDC's & Large Envelopes

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We have a very wide selection of albums for First Day Covers, #10 Envelopes and all types and sizes of Postal Stationary

How Do I Choose a Cachet?
As noted above, the designs come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They may be printed, engraved, thermographed or produced by a variety of other methods. Some collectors make their own. One collecting challenge is to see how many different cachets can be found for a particular stamp.

How Do I Obtain FDCs?
Collectors may buy envelopes, apply the stamps and send them to the USPS for servicing (canceling). The instructions for doing this are in the USPS’s Postal Bulletin or in collector publications or websites. Or the covers may be purchased ready made from cachetmakers or stamp dealers.

A hands-on hobby, unlike stamp collecting, where the FDC collector actively participates. Collectors may make their own covers or collect covers in many dozens of different ways -- the result is a personal involvement that is extremely gratifying.