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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Huge FDC

A few weeks ago, I ordered some United Nations stamps from the UN Postal Administration.

On Thursday, a 12.5 x 15 inch flat cardboard mailer arrived from the UN containing my order.

My daughter remarked the six UN stamps affixed to the mailer were "Cool!" I agreed.

Upon closer inspection, I was surprised to see that the stamps were postmarked March 8, 2016 with a First Day of Issue postmark for the UN's He For She stamps issued that day. Two stamps (the pair at the top right) from that issue were among the six affixed to the mailer.

At 12.5 x 15 inches, that makes it the largest First Day Cover in my collection, by far. Cool!

And March 8 was my birthday, so that makes it that much cooler!

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