FDC Exhibiting On The Rise

Statistics show an increase in first day cover exhibiting in over the past four years. According to Alan Warren, veteran gold-medal exhibitor and Judging Panel Liaison for Americover 2014, the number of FDC exhibits in 2013 at World Series of Philately shows plus AmeriStamp Expo was more than twice that of 2010 — 62 compared to 30. The figures did not include Americover 2013 or 2010, the American First Day Cover Society’s annual show, where virtually all the exhibits are of FDCs.

Warren also notes that there were more AFDCS Best FDC Exhibit awards presented in 2013 than in any of the previous years: 11.

"This shows that first day cover exhibiting is coming of age," he said. "Many mainstream exhibitors are now exploring FDCs."

Andrew McFarlane’s “The 1947 U.S. Postage Stamp Centenary" won the Grand at OKPEX in October and his "First Days of the 1929 George Rogers Clark Commemorative" won the Reserve Grand in Minnesota in July 2013.

The American First Day Cover Society is the world's largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to the collecting of FDCs. Besides supporting first day cover exhibiting by offering awards and advocacy, the AFDCS also publishes its award-winning journal First Days eight times a year as well as handbooks, sponsors the annual Americover celebration of FDC collecting (a WSP show), and produces the Court of Honor series of FDCs honoring outstanding cachet artists.

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