New Book on 1945 U.N. FDCs

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A new book from the American First Day Cover Society 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 First Day Covers 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. Raddi, from Michigan, invites readers to send information about other cachets that exist for this issue.

The book starts with a brief history of the conference, and then information about the stamp.

The Al Raddi Collection is available as a .pdf download from the AFDCS for $8 ($6 for members) or a printout may be purchased for $15 ($13) postpaid. Either version may be ordered from the AFDCS website at this link.

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