First Days Now Online

AFDCS Makes First Days Journal Available Online For Members; New Classes of Membership Created

First Days, the award-winning journal of the American First Day Cover Society, is now available online for certain members.

At the same time, the AFDCS, the world's largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to the collection of first day covers, has created three new classes of membership (in bold below):
  • Online Members anywhere in the world can download each issue of the magazine from the website, but will not receive a copy in the mail. They will pay reduced dues of just $24.
  • Regular Members will receive a copy of the journal in the mail (no online access), for $30 a year in the U.S.
  • Silver Members will receive a copy of First Days in the mail and will be able to download issues. The dues for this class are $60.
  • Gold Members have the same privileges as Silver, but get extra satisfaction for helping the Society and helping promote FDC collecting. Gold membership dues are $100 per year.
  • Non-U.S. Members who do not choose the online membership receive a copy of the journal in the mail, at $40 a year.
  • Youth members — FDC collectors younger than 18 years — are eligible for junior memberships at $20 per year.
The AFDCS also offers discounts for three years' dues paid at once and Life Membership at $600.

The download version of First Days is in Adobe PDF format. Each issue is searchable by keyword.

To join the Society as a new member, click here. Current members wanting to renew their membership (and change their membership class, if desired), please click here. Download access is also available to Life Members and Honorary Life Members upon request. Send an email to for access.

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