Item 962847 collection Zoom

FDC collection, intact as received, retail $10,000++

FDC collection, intact as received, retail $10,000++

Availability: Out of stock

Regular Price: $1,495.00

Now only: $1,295.00

Product Description


Collection of 6,000+ all-different first day covers (plus a few hundred event, HPO & first flight items) mounted (inside glassines) on pages, filling 6 copy paper boxes (heavy! Total weight easily over 100 lbs).

Starts in the late 1920’s (first flights) and 1930’s (few FDC’s), but most are 1940’s-2007, and apparently complete for the period. Generally FVF or better, various cachets (with some better noted, probably 75% of the covers are cacheted) and virtually all of the covers from 1968-2007 (over 5,000) appear to be unaddressed. Loaded with premium, and just shuffling through some of the boxes noticed better stamps like a cacheted Scott 1053 $5 Hamilton. Even on the event side I saw a few obvious better like a Knapp “Italy Surrenders Unconditionally” cachet.

Fair retail will easily exceed $10,000++ but this largely unchecked by me so better finds are certainly possible (no way I’m spending the time to go through all 6 boxes!) Outstanding collection for those looking to start the area, or perfect for FDC specialists looking for an unpicked hoard to hunt through. Because shipping will be expensive (and I’m paying it,) please – only orders from the Continental US (or if you're outside the Continental US, just contact me before ordering and I’ll give you a postage quote.)

Additional Information

Additional Information

Item Number 962847
Large Lot Type Collection

Extension/Expertization Policy

Expertization/Extension Policy

Any uncertified (single) stamp that I sell may be placed on "extension" while a certificate of expertization is obtained. In addition, stamps with existing certificates issued prior to January 1, 2015 may be placed on extension for a new certificate. Individual stamps from a larger lot may not be placed on extension, unless prior approval has been obtained. The following procedure must be followed for all extensions:

  • All lots must be paid for in advance and the lot will ship once payment clears. Upon receipt, please examine the item. If you agree with my description but want a certificate, then...
  • You must notify me (preferably at time of purchase) that you are requesting a certificate and we must agree on a 3rd party service (APEX, PF, PSAG and PSE are acceptable) to do the certification. This notification must occur within 7 days of receipt but in no event later than 30 days from the purchase date. The item must be submitted within 7 days of receipt, but in no event later than 30 days from the sale.
  • You submit the item as the rightful owner and pay any certification and postage costs required at that time.
  • If the item comes back with an opinion stating "not genuine", with a different identification (different Scott number), or with faults not originally described, you may return the lot and I will reimburse your purchase price plus the cost of the certificate (up to 20% of the purchase price or $100, whichever is lower). The stamp must not be marked in any way, and must be returned in the original condition (not encapsulated). Express service premiums are not reimbursable. Certificate costs are not refundable if the service cannot render an opinion, or if a graded certificate disagrees with any statement regarding grade or estimated grade.
  • Upon receipt of the returned stamp and certificate, I will credit your account (as defined in (4) above) within 24 hours. You can leave the money on account to apply toward future purchases, or request a refund, in which case funds will be sent within 2 business days.

The following expertization services are acceptable: