National Geographic : 1981 Aug
Few people realize the pleasure, the wealth of knowledge and the potential profit that can come from collecting official United States First Day Covers - the first editions of America's stamps. Now, you have the opportunity to begin your own heirloom collection of these treasured collectors' items - simply by accepting this invitation to become a member of the U.S. First Day Cover Society. UNIQUE AND DESIRABLE COLLECTIBLES First Day Covers are sought after by astute collectors just as limited editions of works of art are prized by connoisseurs. And for good reason: of the millions even billions - of stamps printed each year, only a very small fraction have "first edition" status. The limited quantities produced, the exclusivity of each First Day Cover's original cachet art, the First Day of Issue cancellation and the beautiful stamps themselves make First Day Covers the most desirable way to collect our country's stamps. WHAT IS A FIRST DAY COVER? Before a stamp goes on sale at post offices across the country, it is introduced at just one post office designated by the U.S. Postal Service. The First Day of * Provides you with an official engraved certificate attesting to your election to membership. This handsome document is suitable for framing and may be displayed anywhere in your home or office. * Gives you a membership card which grants you a personal tour, a free memento, and use of the Society's Clubroom when you visit the National First Day Cover Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming. All this for the modest cost of $1.95 for each Cover bearing a 184 stamp (slightly more for stamps of higher value).This is indeed an extraordinary value, especially considering that it is not uncommon for. First Day Covers to increase tenfold in value within a few years of their issue. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Your satisfaction is unequivocally guaranteed. If you are not happy with your First Day Covers - for any reason - you may return them within ten days of receipt for a full refund or credit. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore the world of First Day Cover collecting. Fill out the Membership Acceptance form today and mail it to: U.S. First Day Cover Society, National First Day Cover Museum, 1 Museum Station, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82008-0002. : MEMBERSHIP ACCEPTANCE U.S. First Day Cover Society D308 National First Day Cover Museum 1 Museum Station Cheyenne, Wyoming 82008-0002 I accept this invitation to become a member of the United States First Day Cover Society. I will receive a First Day Cover for every U.S. com memorative. I will be invoiced only $1.95 (for stamps up to 18¢), modestly more for higher values. (Shipping and handling included.) If not satisfied with any shipment, I may return it within 10 days for full refund or credit, and resign my membership. I will pay as follows: E DIRECTLY. Bill me with each shipment. O BY CREDIT CARD. Bill my credit card account at the time of shipment, and mark my invoice accordingly. QMasterCard E Visa D Diners Club D American Express D Carte Blanche Card Number Expires Signature Allorderssubjecttoacceptance bytheSociety. Mr./Mrs./Miss Pleaseprintclearly Address City State Zip Your first shipment will be made within 6-8 weeks of receipt of application. U .S. First Day Cover Society®, Fleetwood® and associated emblems are registered trademarks. The Society is a division of Unicover Corporation.