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Catalog of U.S. Elvis Presley Stamp First Day Covers
By Gary Dickinson


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AFDCS Exclusive! The 1993 Elvis stamp was one of the most talked about stamps in recent USPS history. It was issued initially January 8, 1993 and reissued in June 1993 in sheet and booklet form as part of the Legends of American Music/Rock'n'Roll and Rhythm and Blues set. In 2015, the USPS issued an additional Elvis stamp as part of the Musical Icon series.

Now, for the first time, a catalog exists for the first day covers of these four Elvis stamps. Gary Dickinson, the pre-eminent author of Canadian first day cover catalogs, has produced a 152-page catalog that illustrates 993 different Elvis first day covers in full color. Cachetmakers, where known, are identified and background information on the four stamps is provided.

This catalog is a must for Elvis collectors as well as music and entertainment topical collectors. Available as a PDF download or as unbound printed pages delivered by mail.


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The Al Raddi Collection of Scott 928 Toward United Nations FDCs
by Al Raddi


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AFDCS Exclusive! This new book shares a collector’s love for the 1945 U.S. stamp that heralded the formation of the United Nations. The Al Raddi Collection of Scott 928 Toward United Nations FDCs shows more than 170 different first day covers and related items for the issue commemorating the meeting of delegates from 50 countries toward the end of World War II.

Each of the cachets is shown in color. The listings are divided into material that was intended to travel through the mail system, and those that were not. They are then further divided into those with contemporary cachets — applied no later than one year after the April 25, 1945, first-day — and add-ons.

Available as a PDF download or as unbound printed pages delivered by mail. 62 pages.


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Moon Landing Scott C76 Cachet Catalog
2018 Expanded Edition
by David S. Zubatsky
Based on original catalog by Monte Eiserman and Harry L. Anderson


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AFDCS Exclusive! First issued in 1975, this newly expanded 2018 edition is the ultimate resource for the 1969 Moon Landing stamp (Scott C76). This new version, now over 500 pages, features 1,372 covers and ephemera - 166 more items than the last version of the catalog. Most cachet images are in color, and the listings feature cachets, postcards, ephemera material, combination covers, known stuffers, and a selection of foreign destination covers. In addition, Chris Calle, son of Paul Calle, the C76 designer, has contributed the section, “Paul Calle: Putting His Stamp on the Moon.”

This new version of the catalog is a must for collectors of this issue, and any collector of FDCs from that era.

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The Al Raddi Collection of Scott 1285 Albert Einstein FDCs
by Al Raddi


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AFDCS Exclusive! The Albert Einstein Prominent Americans 8-cent stamp was issued March 14, 1966, the 87th anniversary of Einstein's birth. In this monograph collector Al Raddi presents his diverse collection of first day covers for the stamp, ranging from covers by the major producers of the day to unique add-ons done by celebrated comic book artists nearly five decades later. The eclectic collection is a treat for both traditionalists and aficionados of modern caricature.

The book features a thumbnail biography of Einstein, background information on the stamp, and a look at other Einstein stamps from around the world.

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Moon Landing 20th Anniversary Scott 2419 Cachet Catalog
By Victor Tan and David Zubatsky


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AFDCS Exclusive! A comprehensive review of first day covers for the $2.40 Moon Landing 20th anniversary stamp (Scott 2419) issued in 1989. At 220 pages and containing hundreds of color illustrations, this landmark work is the result of 25 years of collecting, research and study. Among the many topics covered are plate numbers found on first day covers, official and unofficial cancellations, printing errors and freaks found on first day covers, and, of course, cachet illustrations from A(dam) to Z(idek). Any collector of this issue will certainly want this catalog, as well as any student of late 1980s cachets and cachetmakers. Available as a PDF download or as unbound printed pages delivered by mail.


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Canadian First Day Cover Handbook 1950-1959
By Bruce Perkins


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Author Bruce Perkins has assembled over 170 pages of information and illustrations on a 10-year period of FDCs issued north of the border. The Canadian First Day Cover Handbook 1950-1959 is loaded with illustrations showing the various cachets issued commercially during this period. For each stamp the Scott catalog number, the date of issue and the denomination is given, along with a list of the cachets by name of cachetmaker, where known. A fabulous reference work for a period when Canada had a thriving FDC industry. First published in 1994. Available as a PDF download or as unbound printed pages delivered by mail.


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Cat FDCs of 1988, Scott 2372-75
By Marilyn Johnson


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A cachet CATalog featuring over 500 different first day covers and maximum cards. B&W illustrations are at 41% of actual size and somewhat crude but certainly adequate for identification purposes. First published in 1992, 63 pages. Available as a PDF download or as unbound printed pages delivered by mail.

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Cachet Catalog of Staehle & Knapp
by M. Douglas Parks


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250 pages, softbound, with supplement. Well illustrated work of classic cachets designed by Ludwig Staehle and Dorothy Knapp, with pricing guide.

$40.00




Walter G. Crosby - Philatelic Cachet Specialist
by William H. Stroebel


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Crosby was perhaps the most prolific cachet maker, his work spans from 1930 to 1946. The usual new stamps and historic events, much relates to the Navy; Old Ironsides, Tonga Tin Can Mail, Atomic Bomb Tests in the Marshall Islands, etc. A fun book! 1995, 150 pages, card covers.

$20.00




Mellone's Specialized Catalog Ducks and Express Mail First Day Covers
compiled by William Wise


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This catalog identifies, pictures and prices all known cacheted Duck and Express Mail First Day Covers. 6 x 9" format. Illustrations plus cachetmaker, color, quantity and pricing information are given. Each listing is assigned a unique cachet number.

The duck hunting issues covered are for RW43, RW46 through RW54. Also listed are estimated prices for the Federal Duck Stamps, including Artist Signed Singles; the Golden Anniversary Special Commemorative issue; and Souvenir Duck Cards.

The Express Mail issues are for the $9.35 Express Mail issue of 1983 (Sc. #1909) and the $10.75 Express Mail issue of 1985 (Sc. #2122).

140 pages. Published in 1988.

$9.95




A.C. Roessler's Standard Historical Souvenir Airmail Catalog
written and edited by A.C. Roessler


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"Roessler" at his best!

In 1932, Roessler wrote, edited, published, and marketed the A.C. Roessler Historical Souvenir AirMail Catalog. This soft covered catalog contains many listings for Air, Ship, and Zeppelin covers from the 1919 Trans-Atlantic cover to the 1932 Amelia Earhart record cover. You will also find photos and many insights on Lindy, Mears, Echener and more.

We have reprinted this valuable catalog on heavy glossy 60 lb. paper stock. The catalog contains 50 pages, and has 100 photos and illustrations with many Roessler comments about his cachets and covers.

$6.95



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