The American First Day Cover Society (AFDCS) is a volunteer non-profit and non-commerical organization serving the needs of First Day Cover collectors, cachetmakers, and dealers. Founded in 1955, the society has a membership of over 1,100 active first day cover collectors, including many who design and manufacture their own cacheted FDCs.

The AFDCS holds a national annual convention, Americover, maintains a historical archive, and publishes a journal, First Days, full of news and education every two months (six issues a year). There are many benefits to membership, including our Member Mentor Program, Tax Deductions, Fund Raising Auction and discounts on our many informative Handbooks. This is all available to you for the very modest membership dues of $35 per year ($100 per year for non-US residents; $24 per year for anyone worldwide for an online only membership), $20 for age 17 and under (U.S. addresses). Come join us.

Contact information:

AFDCS Central Office
Membership Services
David Lorms, Executive Secretary
PO Box 246
Colonial Beach, VA 22443-0246
(540) 940-1629

Todd Ronnei
Editor, First Days
Martin Kent Miller
1361 W Wade Hampton Blvd, Ste. F-102
Greer, SC 29650-1146
(864) 322-6847

AFDCS Executive Committee

Lloyd de Vries
Michael L. Litvak
Executive Vice President
James Hogg
First Vice President
Ralph Nafziger
Recording Secretary
Mark Thompson
Chris L. Lazaroff
Past President
Tris Fall
General Counsel
Kris McIntosh
Education Department
Foster E. Miller, III
Membership Department
Martin Kent Miller
Editor, First Days
David Lorms
Executive Secretary

AFDCS Board of Directors (term ends)

Lorraine Bailey (2021) Foster Miller (2023)
Gary Denis (2023) Martin Kent Miller (Editor)
Lloyd de Vries (2022) Ralph Nafziger (2021)
Tris Fall (General Counsel) David Peterman (2022)
Tamsie Goyer (2022) Cynthia Scott, Board Chair (2021)
Michael Lake (2021) Jim Tatum Jr. (2022)
Kris McIntosh (2023)
Mark Thompson (2023)

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