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Postage stamps are first issued on a specific date, often referred to as the First day of issue. A first day cover usually consists of an envelope, a postage stamp and a postmark with the date of the stamp’s first day of issue thereon.

There are two basic types of First Day Covers noted by collectors. The first and often most desirable type among advanced collectors is a cover sent through the mail in the course of everyday usage, without the intention of the envelope and stamp ever being retrieved and collected.

The second type of FDC is often referred to as "Philatelic," that is, an envelope and stamp sent by someone with the intention of retrieving and collecting the mailed item at a later time and place. The envelope used for this type of FDC often bears a printed design or cachet of its own in correspondence with the stamp’s subject and is usually printed well in advance of the first day of issue date. The latter type of FDC is usually far more common, and is usually inexpensive and relatively easy to acquire.

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Christmas Cards First Day Cover
Christmas Cards First Day Cover£9.05
  
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Greetings in Manx First Day Cover£8.12
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Isle of Man Wildlife Europa First Day Cover£3.50
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Isle of Man Wildlife First Day Cover£8.95
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Isle of Man Wildlife Self Adhesive First Day Cover£5.90
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Manx Buses Part Three First Day Cover
Manx Buses Part Three First Day Cover£8.59
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The Year of the Pig First Day Cover
The Year of the Pig First Day Cover£8.61
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A Beano Christmas Fan Pack
A Beano Christmas Fan Pack£17.50
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A Beano Christmas First Day Cover£8.70
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A Beano Christmas Self Adhesive First Day Cover
A Beano Christmas Self Adhesive First Day Cover£5.00
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Lighthouses 200 First Day Cover
Lighthouses 200 First Day Cover£8.45
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Manx Folk Traditions First Day Cover£8.36
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The 70th Birthday of Prince Charles First Day Cover
The 70th Birthday of Prince Charles First Day Cover£8.48
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The ANZAC Memorials of Rayner Hoff First Day Cover£8.47
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Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary Europa First Day Cover
Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary Europa First Day Cover£3.50
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2001: A Space Odyssey - The Trinity
2001: A Space Odyssey - The Trinity£49.96
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2001: A Space Odyssey First Day Cover£8.69
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Great British Motorcycles First Day Cover
Great British Motorcycles First Day Cover£6.94
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Isle of Man International Scooter Rally First Day Cover£8.60
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Year of Our Island First Day Cover
Year of Our Island First Day Cover£7.45
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The Adaptations of Hall Caine First Day Cover
The Adaptations of Hall Caine First Day Cover£6.22
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Chinese Year of the Dog First Day Cover£4.20
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Preen by Thornton-Bregazzi Stamp First Day Cover£7.70   £6.16
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Invention and Innovation First Day Cover
Invention and Innovation First Day Cover£8.28
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Platinum Anniversary First Day Cover
Platinum Anniversary First Day Cover£8.44
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A Lifetime of Achievement First Day Cover£7.76
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TT Winners First Day Cover£5.77
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Triskelion Definitives First Day Cover
Triskelion Definitives First Day Cover£5.02
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The Sapphire Jubilee - The Globetrotting Queen First Day Cover£7.61
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The Hearts of Ellan Vannin First Day Cover£7.71
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The Hearts of Ellan Vannin Europa First Day Cover
The Hearts of Ellan Vannin Europa First Day Cover£3.00
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Biosphere Isle of Man Think Green First Day Cover
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Pahar Trust Nepal Signed Cover
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