National Geographic : 1974 Jul
of U.S. history. To be treasured now and First Day Covers combine art and history in a tribute to our American heritage. Eisenhower ... The Battle of Bunker Hill ... the writing of the Star Spangled Banner ... the landing of astronauts on the moon ... such are the subjects chosen by the United States for commemorative postage stamps. Nothing trivial or unimportant or dull is ever chosen for national honor. Further, the post office chosen for a first day of issue usually bears particular significance to the sub ject commemorated. For example, a first day cover of the Eisenhower stamp was one cancelled at Abilene, Kansas. The nation's leading artists and designers are called upon to portray the subjects chosen. Such commissions naturally are highly prized, and bring forth the best efforts of the artists involved. Membership in the Postal Commemorative Society makes it possible to easily collect First Day Covers as they are issued. The Society will guarantee your receiving a personally addressed First Day Cover of every U. S . commemorative stamp issue. All details of arranging for your First Day Covers to be sent to you will be handled by the Society. Commemorative stamps normally are issued by the United States at the rate of about 18 a year. You will receive up to this many issues at a basic cost of just $14.50 per year plus an annual membership fee of $5.00 (total yearly cost of $19.50). As a member, you will also receive the Society's exclusive display page for each new issue. Each beautiful, specially designed page is die-cut to hold the First Day Cover, and contains a full description with all important historical information about the subject of the commemorative issue. These pages are available only to members of the Society. Becoming a member now brings you an important collector's bonus at no additional cost. The Postal Commemorative Society makes available to its mem bers a handsome collector's album with the member's name hand-embossed on the cover. This album, spe cially designed to hold the Society's display pages, makes it possible for members to keep each new First Day Cover in "mint" condition. It is yours free, if you join now! .QOST4 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION NG 7-74 SPostal Commemorative Society I,t, '! 1 Glendinning Place o Al- Westport, Conn. 06880 Enclosed is $19.50' for a one-year membership, and First Day Cover Service. Send me the collector's album which is free to new members. My First Day Covers should be addressed as follows: S Mr., Mrs., MissI Address _ City State Zip Please emboss the personalized album as follows: (Print name to be shown on album) This is a l Personal Membership (If a gift membership, please provide your name and address O Gift Membership on a separate piece of paper. A card announcing your gift will be sent to the member.) 'Connecticut residents add $1.17 tax. Make check or money order payable to Postal Commemorative Society. L---------------------------------------------------------'