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Collections: United States: First Day Covers  
I am constantly buying large and small collections and often have a variety of U.S. and Worldwide collections, lots, and accumulations available. If you are considering getting into a new area and would like a "starter collection" (whether small or large), let me know about your interest. Also, if you are seeking used binders or used empty albums to match what you currently have, again, let me know. Here are a few samples of collections. The listings below are included by happenstance. If you are seeking a particular country or type of material, please let me know. Payment plans are available. I guarantee your satisfaction.

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734141
United States First Day Cover Collection: 1981-1986 Gold Foil Replica Cachets: One leather-like cover album containing about 39 Postal Commemorative Society FDCs having gold foil replica stamps as the cachet. They are a mix of various issues from 1981 into 1986. Many highly topical and attractive stamp issues. I believe that the original purchaser paid around $6.00 per cover = about $234!!!! Includes informational card about each stamp issue subject. The covers are addressed as is typical for these. The album is the short format, two covers high. Offered at an absurdly low price, only 49 cents per cover!!

19.00

734142
United States First Day Cover Collection: 1982 BIRDS and FLOWERS: Gold Foil Replica Cachets: One leather-like cover album containing Scott #1953-2002 Complete set of 50 1982 Birds and Flowers FDCs with Postal Commemorative Society gold foil replica stamps as the cachet. I believe that the original purchaser paid around $6.00 per cover = about $300!!!! Includes informational card about each stamp issue subject. The covers are addressed as is typical for these. The album is the short format, two covers high. Offered at an absurdly low price, only 69 cents per cover!!

34.00

734089
1633-82 [1976 Fifty State Flags] Set/50 PCS-cacheted First Day Covers: 1633-82 [1976 Fifty State Flags] Set of 50 PCS cacheted (which I think were made either by Artcraft or Artmaster), addressed, first day covers. All the covers bear the same blue cachet. Slip-in mounted (easy to remove) on attractive pages. Nice set. Scott 2020 value for the set/50 is $1.50 per cover or $75!

19.00

730317
U.S. 1986 Ameripex Presidential Souvenir Sheet First Day Covers: Scott #2216-9, 1986 Ameripex set of 4 souvenir sheets on four first day covers, VF. (Old #40322)

19.00

730318
U.S. 1982 Birds and Flowers First Day Covers: Scott # 1953-2002 Complete set of 50 Fleetwood multicolor cacheted unaddressed first day covers. A handsome and desirable set, VF. Retail value is $147. (Old #40205)

50.00

734049
U.S. 1982 20-cent Official Birds and Flowers of the Fifty States First Day Covers: PCS Complete Set: Scott # 1953-2002 Complete set of 50 PCS multicolor cacheted, neatly addressed (as usually prepared by PCS) first day covers, with Washington D.C. cancellations, in an attractive cover album. The cachet designs were painted by well-known bird and wildlife artist Chuck Ripper. Very attractive with intrinsic value in the canceled stamps as well. A great gift for the birder and/or gardener in your family. Priced at only a small fraction of the original cost.

34.00

734206
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2216a-i-2219a-i [1986 U.S. Presidents (Ameripex)] First Day Covers with "HF" Cachets: The complete set of 36 FDCs of the 1986 Presidential Issue (Scott 2216a-2219i) on "HF" (House of Farnum) engraved multi-colored cacheted UNaddressed FDCs. HF cachets are not so often seen, which is a shame, and have a strong following. A major FDC dealer lists this less-common set at a "regular" price of $75 and currently on special at $45. With 36 covers in the set, all in perfect condition, this should be worth much more than my low price.

39.00

733848
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Scott #2286-2335 1987 North American Wildlife First Day Covers: Fleetwood / National Wildlife Foundation Complete Set: Scott #2286-2335 [1987 22c North American Wildlife] Complete set of 50 Fleetwood multicolor cacheted, unaddressed first day covers, official for the National Wildlife Federation. The cachet designs were (originally) painted by well-known wildlife artist Don Balke -- the paintings are very detailed; Balke is a master of this subject and really does get it right (a lot harder than many people realize). Making 50 different paintings under time pressure for a stamp issue is no small feat! A handsome and desirable set, VF, perfect condition, fresh and clean. Retail value is right around $90 for this particular set.
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55.00

734109
Scott #2286-2335 1987 North American Wildlife First Day Covers: Artcraft/PCS Cacheted Complete Set: Scott #2286-2335 [1987 22c North American Wildlife] Complete set of 50 Artcraft (made for PCS) engraved cacheted first day covers. The cachet designs are wonderfully engraved with a lot of detail, a different matching design for each stamp. Making 50 different engravings under time pressure for a stamp issue is no small feat! A handsome and desirable set, VF, perfect condition, fresh and clean. Addressed, as these were issued for PCS. Contained in a special album with text about the wildlife on each different stamp. Retail value is right around $75 for this particular set of 50 beautiful covers! Less than 50 cents per cover!

24.00

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