Definition of first-day cover in English:

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first-day cover



An envelope bearing a stamp or set of stamps postmarked on their day of issue.
Example sentences
  • Stamps, first-day covers and information sheets issued every month are sent by registered post in a colourful printed cover.
  • The one-dollar coin is in a neat first-day cover, with commemorative Norwegian stamps, postmarked on the anniversary day, 28 April, at Bygdøy, the location of the Kon-Tiki museum in Oslo.
  • If it is true that stamps and first-day covers reflect the ethos of a country, symbolize what people hold close to their hearts, and are of inspirational value, then Jassi provides reason for introspection.
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