Category Covers

David Bowie First Day Cover from Royal Mail

FDC: David Bowie

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the musical legacy of David Bowie, British musician, icon, and legend.

UK FDC Windsor Castle

FDC: Windsor Castle

This cover from Royal Mail carries 6 great photographic stamps featuring 3 external views and 3 internal views of Windsor Castle, a royal residence of the British monarchy.

UK FDC Post and Go Mail by Rail

FDC: Royal Mail Heritage: Mail by Rail

This cover from Royal Mail carries Post & Go ATMs commemorating the contribution that the UK’s railways made to the postal system: Mail by Rail.


FDC: Celebrate the Century – 1967, Super Bowl I

In some parts of the world it is Super Bowl Sunday. To celebrate the day, here is a cover from my American football collection.

Souvenir Sheet: Mango Sticky Rice

This souvenir sheet caught my eye because it is shaped like a mango. I missed this item when I collected the issue a few years ago, so it goes into the collection.

Thailand 1120 FDC Year of the Rooster

FDC: Year of the Rooster, Thailand

Chinese New Year is here and the Year of the Rooster has begun. Best wishes for the year ahead from Thailand. Will it be a good year for you?

Belgium Cover 1970s

Cover: Belgium from the 1970s

When buying stamps online, sometimes you receive your purchase in a plain cover, perhaps with an unadorned printed postage label. And sometimes your purchase arrives in a great cover like this.

UK FDC Ancient Britain

FDC: Ancient Britain

This first day cover from Royal Mail carries an interesting set of stamps featuring archaeological artifacts juxtaposed with an artist’s impression of people and places from prehistory: Ancient Britain.

FDC USA Football Coaches

FDC – Football Coaches from the USA

Super Bowl LI, the pinnacle of the NFL American football season, is almost upon us. I’ve started a new topical collection on the theme of American football and here is my first item: the Football Coaches issue from USPS in 1997.

USA National Parks Forever stamps

Cover: National Parks Forever Stamps

This cover from the USA carries 2 of the USPS National Parks forever stamps.

Cover USA 2016

Cover: Birds and Flowers from USA

This cover from the USA carries a nice group of stamps from the previous century featuring birds and flowers.

USA 2016 Nativity

Cover: Nativity Scene from USA

This cover carries one of the USPS Holiday stamps commemorating Christmas.

UK FDC: Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday by Buckingham Covers

FDC: HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday with Medallion

This cover from Buckingham Covers features 2 stamps from Royal Mail’s 90th birthday issue for Queen Elizabeth, and a commemorative medallion designed by Raphael Maklouf.

UK FDC: Christmas

FDC: Christmas Issue, UK 2016

This is the 2016 Christmas issue from Royal Mail, which commemorates 50 years of issuing Christmas stamps.

UK FDC: Animail

FDC: Animail

This cover from Royal Mail is aimed at getting younger generations interested in stamps and collecting. It features self-adhesive stamps in animal shapes, called Animail.

UK FDC: Landscape Gardens

FDC: Landscape Gardens

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the architect Capability Brown with 8 elegant stamps featuring views of the historic gardens that he created.

UK FDC: Mr Men

FDC: Mr Men

This cover from Royal Mail seems more lighthearted than usual, but it carries an issue that will inspire fond memories of childhood for many in the United Kingdom: the Mr Men.

FDC: Hibernating Animals

This cover from Royal Mail features the seasonal Post & Go issue of Hibernating Animals in the UK.

FDC: The Great War, 1916

This cover from Royal Mail continues the annual commemoration of 100 years since The Great War, 1914-1918.

UK FDC: Shakespeare

FDC: Shakespeare

This elegant cover from Royal Mail commemorates the work of William Shakespeare, one of England’s greatest poets. The 10 stamps on the cover feature quotations from his plays and poems.

FDC UK: The Great Fire of London

FDC: The Great Fire of London

This cover from Royal Mail features stamps that commemorate The Great Fire of London in 1666 with unusual and dramatic designs on the 350th anniversary of the fire.

FDC: Pink Floyd

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the music of Pink Floyd, featuring 6 of their 15 album covers. At first glance this seems like a modern topic, but Pink Floyd have been around since 1965, which makes them pre-decimal.

FDC: Ladybirds

This cover from Royal Mail carries the Post & Go issue featuring Ladybirds found in the UK.

FDC: HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday with 6 stamps featuring public appearances throughout her life.

Cover: Year of the Monkey (Singapore)

This cover commemorates the upcoming Lunar New Year with stamps featuring the Year of the Monkey from the Chinese zodiac.