Tuesday, January 15, 2013

First Day Cover / Stamp: Golden Anniversary of Flight

I've been hanging on to this First Day Cover (FDC) for several years. The envelope bears an airmail stamp (50th Anniversary of Powered Flight) that was cancelled on May 29th, 1953, the date the stamp was initially placed on sale by the United Stamps Postal Service. When I purchased the FDC ($3), one mint stamp was discovered with it.
Note the light toned band from the envelope glue.

ArtCraft, a Washington Press brand, has been
making FDC'S and cachets since 1939.
They are printed on rag content envelopes.

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