The American First Day Cover Society (AFDCS) is a volunteer non-profit and non-commerical organization serving the needs of First Day Cover collectors, cachetmakers, and dealers. Founded in 1955, the society has a membership of over 1,100 active first day cover collectors, including many who design and manufacture their own cacheted FDCs.

The AFDCS holds a national annual convention, Americover, maintains a historical archive, and publishes a journal, First Days, full of news and education every two months (six issues a year). There are many benefits to membership, including our Member Mentor Program, Tax Deductions, Fund Raising Auction and discounts on our many informative Handbooks. This is all available to you for the very modest membership dues of $35 per year ($100 per year for non-US residents; $24 per year for anyone worldwide for an online only membership), $20 for age 17 and under (U.S. addresses). Come join us.

Contact information:

AFDCS Central Office
Membership Services
Martin Kent Miller, Executive Secretary
PO Box 27
Greer, SC 29652-0027
(540) 940-1629

Todd Ronnei
Editor, First Days
Martin Kent Miller
1361 W Wade Hampton Blvd, Ste. F-102
Greer, SC 29650-1146
(864) 322-6847

AFDCS Executive Committee

Lloyd de Vries
Ralph Nafziger
Executive Vice President
James Hogg
First Vice President
Mark Gereb
Recording Secretary
Mark Thompson
Chris L. Lazaroff
Past President
Tris Fall
General Counsel
Michael Lake
Education Department
Foster E. Miller, III
Membership Department
Martin Kent Miller
Executive Secretary
Editor, First Days

AFDCS Board of Directors (term ends)

Cynthia Scott, Board Chair (2024)
Martin Kent Miller (Editor)
Lorraine Bailey (2024)
Patrick Morgan (2026)
Lloyd de Vries (2025)
Michael Moticha (2025)
Tris Fall (General Counsel)
Ralph Nafziger (2024)
Jeffrey Hayward (2026)
Jim Tatum Jr. (2025)
Michael Lake (2024) Eric Wile (2026)
Foster Miller (2026)
Mick Zais (2025)

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