Share your First day - NOT covers or official cards (excluding USA)

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Share your First day - NOT covers or official cards (excluding USA)

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From my teenage years I tried occasionally to fabricate a first day non-cover on the day of issue of stamps, that is, a new stamp affixed to something else that can postmarked on the day of issue.

I've just found something more recent, and that reminded me that I have some somewhere from 1967!

I'm excluding the USA from this thread because the USPS will cancel a stamp on almost anything - cola can, shoe, coconut, inflatable beach ball, if they can they will - on a hand-back basis usually, although some travel through the mail.

Some of mine went through the post before a philatelic handstamping service was available, but this is not one.

It is the 25p Bobby Moore stamp from the Euro 86 Football championship, applied to what looks like a souvenir programme but which is in fact part of Royal Mail's publicity, an 8-page leaflet. It has the Bobby Moore West Ham United handstamp.

25p Euro 96 football stamp first day of issue on publicity leaflet.
25p Euro 96 football stamp first day of issue on publicity leaflet.


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Firstly I wish to apologise if this doesn’t qualify for your thread (I’m taking a risk in the hope it does)

Maldives First Day Of Issue 24 December 1950

Translation:

"New stamp of Maldives

14 Rabeeul Awwal 1370 AH.

This stamp was released when the first set was handed over to the president of "valee committee" Sumuwwul Ameer Ibrahim Famuladheyri Kileygefaanu, by the stamp master general of Malé Al-ameer Mohamed Ameen."
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No need to apologise, although it is official, it revived a thread that never really got going and which I had forgotten I started!
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norvic wrote: 14 Aug 2022 17:19 No need to apologise, although it is official, it revived a thread that never really got going and which I had forgotten I started!
Ok thanks

This isn’t official
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Has anybody else got novelty first day items which aren’t covers, like that in the first post?

When I have time (and am home) I’ll dig out some more.
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I’m sorry to disappoint you not having what you require - hopefully one day I will
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