First Days Editor Named


The American First Day Cover Society has chosen Albert W. Starkweather to be editor of First Days, its official journal, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. He begins with the March-April 2015 issue.

Starkweather is also the editor of the Stamp Insider, the free online journal of the Federation of New York Philatelic Societies, Inc., and The Ceremonial, journal of the American Ceremony Program Society (AFDCS Chapter 58). He has developed and maintains four philatelic websites, for the Stamp Insider and three shows.

In addition to other philatelic publications, Starkweather’s credits include JAZZIZ magazine, a music publications, and the Hartford Courant.

“I’m pleased a veteran philatelic editor like Al is joining us,” said AFDCS President Lloyd de Vries. “I enjoyed working with him at Stamps magazine.”

First Days is published six times a year, and is available to AFDCS members both online and printed. Its regular features include “First Cachets Update,” “Question Box,” and “Cover Exchange,” free listings to facilitate trades, as well as feature articles.

Since the Editor is also an ex officio member of the AFDCS Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Publications Committee, Starkweather becomes a member of those bodies.

He succeeds Peter Martin, who resigned.

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