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Collecting First Day Covers - 6 Lesson On-Demand Course

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About this course:

Introduce yourself to the fascinating hobby of First Day Cover Collecting.  Beginning to advanced collectors will expand their understanding of FDC collecting during this 3-hour on-demand course. 

During six lessons, you will:

  • Trace the history of FDC collecting
  • Develop the skills for identifying the components of a FDC
  • Learn about the many different types of First Day postmarks and cancellations
  • Identify types of cachets and their production methods 

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to assemble, organize and store your own First Day Cover collection.