First Days

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First Days is the award-winning publication of the American First Day Cover Society. Published in full color six times per year, the magazine is filled with articles and features covering all areas of FDC collecting to enlighten beginners to advanced readers.

Want to see a complete issue? Click this link to download the entire May-June 2015 issue in PDF format.

Contributing to First Days - The magazine depends on its readers for articles. All submissions will be reviewed for publication. Maintaining quality illustrations is the most challenging part of producing First Days. Please submit 300 dpi or better .tif or .jpg file scans (on a CD or disk) or good photographs or crisp color photocopies (on a contrasting background) with manuscripts. A guideline to publication and illustrations is available from the editor. Send articles to:

Albert W. Starkweather
5668 Tranquility Oaks Dr., Unit 208
Tampa, FL 33624-5849
editor@afdcs.org

Deadlines and Production Schedule for 2017 Issues:

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DOWNLOAD PDF OF 2017 PRODUCTION SCHEDULE


Article Index - You can download, save and print these indexes of articles published in First Days through 2003. The Adobe PDF documents are searchable by keyword.

Index of Volumes 1 to 36

Index of Volumes 37 to 47

If you prefer another format, we also have an index of Volumes 1 to 52 in a single Microsoft Excel document:

Index of Volumes 1 to 52 (Excel))

Digital Archive - You can own an electronic copy of every issue of the magazine from 1955 through the end of 2014. Details here.

Back Issues
- Printed back issues of First Days are no longer available.

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