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First Day Cover

A first day Cover (FDC) is an Envelope where the postage stamps have been cancelled on their First Day of Issue (FDI).  Depending on the policy of the nation issuing the stamp, official first day Postmarks may sometimes be applied to Covers weeks or months after the date indicated.

First Day Cover

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