Redesigned First Days Debuts

March-April 2015 Issue of First Days Now Available Online

The March-April 2015 issue of First Days, the official journal of the American First Day Cover Society, is now available online and printed copies are now in the mail to members.

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The issue, the first under new editor Albert W. Starkweather, not only has a new layout design, but features a new version of the AFDCS logo, also designed by Starkweather. This version is in color, replacing a much-photocopied black-and-white logo.

Articles in the issue include Robert A. Tatara's examination of mistakes and misleading information on FDC cachets for the Polish Millennium issue of 1966; a thorough look at the Berlin Airlift stamp of 1998, including its cachets, cancels, development of the stamp and the history of the airlift itself, by Bob Parkin; and the story of the founding of the AFDCS 60 years ago, told by one who was there, Gerald H. Strauss. Strauss was the first editor of First Days.

There are additional articles on Danish and Canadian FDCs and a U.S. issue from 1898.

This issue's "Chapter News" focuses on Groups with Specialized Interests. "Question Box," which has appeared in nearly every issue of First Days since the first one, discusses Modified Cachets.

All AFDCS members who register can read First Days online. Click here to register for online access, or, if already registered, click here to log in.

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