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United Kingdom FDCS Stamps

First day covers (also known as FDC) began in 1840 when the United Kingdom issued the first stamp: the one penny black. The penny black holds special significance due to its status as the first stamp. It also existed before the date of issue was postmarked onto the cover, which can damage the collectible value for most other early stamps.

Cover collectors prioritize the historical importance and the overall aesthetic of the cover very highly. Something as generally insignificant as the quality of the penmanship in the address can influence the value of a cover depending on the individual collector's personal taste. The alignment of the stamps can also be a factor. Neatly aligned straight stamps are generally preferred.

Other qualities of first day covers include the specific postmark... Read more

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Great Britain selection comprising presentation packs and first day covers

March 20, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Gloucester, United Kingdom

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Roland Stock signed FDC. Good Condition. All signed items come with our certificate of authenticity.

March 23, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Folkestone, United Kingdom

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