who’s still got a first day cover?
Dave Nattress… I have actually Alan – exactly like this one and many more first day covers of the era and for some time after. For some reason stamp collecting was something many of us did when not train-spotting Ha Ha!!. Sticking stamps in to albums with those little tiny transparent things called stamp hinges – which I later learned ruined the value of the unused or mint stamps!! Still got a load somewhere possibly worth a few quid. Thankfully girls and music took over and became bigger hobbies!
Roland Clarke… I’ve got a few, my Aunt used to design some of them and she would send them to us.
Pauline Richards… Have mine to the museum
Val Shoesmith… Me
Kathy Wood… I have a pile of them. Have used them as gifts to philatelists across the world
Josie Lawson… I had all of those first day issues Alan. When I had my first fall, someone threw out all my stamps plus first day issues. Maybe if ever someone finds them, a lot would have my name on the envelopes, some may have my other name on them, I would be very grateful for their return. But they may just have been thrown in the rubbish. What are treasures to some, may just be rubbish to others
Jim Breeds… I was always proud of my handwriting.
Leigh Wieland-Boys… I have two albums full of First Day Covers dating back to the mid-sixties
Nick Webb… Yep me too most not worth the value of the stamps now
Tony Court-holmes… but we lost
Mick O’Dowd… Who remembers where they were and what they were doing at the time?
Jenny Power… Me
Alan Esdaile… I remember Priory Road School were selling lots mail order.
Colin Norton… I seem to remember a cancellation stamp that said “Hastings – Popular with visitors since 1066′ or did I imagine that?
Coco Pops…now I will have to find mine
Neil Partrick… I’ve got a lot of the stamps….and there are a lot. Beautiful designs. Obviously stamps get a lot less use in the UK these days but why do they often have to look like sh**? The Xmas ones have been nothing but crummy sticky tokens for yonks
Coco Pops… Yonks Sir yonks I cannot be arsed to look it up!