Breast Cancer Research First Day Cover Collection

For those of you unfamiliar with First Day Covers, they are like little birth certificates for stamps. The special FDC cancel is only available for 30 days after a stamp is issued. This is a collection of First Day Covers for the first ever American semi-postal stamp. A semi-postal is a stamp in which a small part of the cost of the stamp goes to a specific cause. This 1998 Breast Cancer Research stamp has raised millions for breast cancer research. These are all from my own personal collection.
“Did You Know?” USPS has sold more than 933 million Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamps and raised 75.2 million for research.

“Did You Know?” USPS has sold more than 933 million Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamps and raised 75.2 million for research.

Here are 3 interesting Ms Samm Cachets created by Marian Samuels from West Lafayette IN. They are hand painted by her. The first is number 1 of 3, the other two are numbered 1 of 1. I've been told that Marian is an 80 year old African-American woman and a retired fashion designer. Her covers are a little more primitively done than most cachets I've seen, however I still like her unique style. Marian created these hand-painted add-on first day covers to help her raise money for a trip to…

Here are 3 interesting Ms Samm Cachets created by Marian Samuels from West Lafayette IN. They are hand painted by her. The first is number 1 of 3, the other two are numbered 1 of 1. I've been told that Marian is an 80 year old African-American woman and a retired fashion designer. Her covers are a little more primitively done than most cachets I've seen, however I still like her unique style. Marian created these hand-painted add-on first day covers to help her raise money for a trip to…

These two beautiful covers have add-on cachets created for me by Cindi Turner. Cindi used to work with me at the American Cancer Society office. I discovered, quite by accident, that she was a talented artist and asked her to use her imagination to create a couple of add-on cachets for me.

These two beautiful covers have add-on cachets created for me by Cindi Turner. Cindi used to work with me at the American Cancer Society office. I discovered, quite by accident, that she was a talented artist and asked her to use her imagination to create a couple of add-on cachets for me.

This is simply a copy of a complete pane of twenty Breast Cancer Research stamps as they look when you purchase them from the post office.

This is simply a copy of a complete pane of twenty Breast Cancer Research stamps as they look when you purchase them from the post office.

Here we have an album page issued by the USPS for its Commemorative Stamp Club.  To acquire these album pages you must be a member of the Stamp Club.  The page includes one mint copy of the stamp in a protective mount.

Here we have an album page issued by the USPS for its Commemorative Stamp Club. To acquire these album pages you must be a member of the Stamp Club. The page includes one mint copy of the stamp in a protective mount.

This item is called a Souvenir Page and was issued by the USPS.  The first official souvenir page was released in 1970.  Many people collect them.  The page includes a single copy of the stamp with the official first day of issue cancellation applied.

This item is called a Souvenir Page and was issued by the USPS. The first official souvenir page was released in 1970. Many people collect them. The page includes a single copy of the stamp with the official first day of issue cancellation applied.

This is a Commemorative Panel released by the USPS for the Breast Cancer Research Semipostal stamp.  The first Commemorative Panel was issued by the USPS in 1972.  Many people subscribe to these beautiful panels.  This one includes a mint block of four stamps in a protective mount.

This is a Commemorative Panel released by the USPS for the Breast Cancer Research Semipostal stamp. The first Commemorative Panel was issued by the USPS in 1972. Many people subscribe to these beautiful panels. This one includes a mint block of four stamps in a protective mount.

This is an actual Ceremony Program given out to attendees at the first day ceremony held in Washington DC on July 29, 1998. It includes a copy of the stamp with the official first day cancellation. These can be quite scarce due to their low distribution, however, many people collect only ceremony programs. The program includes an agenda of the ceremony and a list of the speakers and honored guests in attendance. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Dianne Feinstein were among those who…

This is an actual Ceremony Program given out to attendees at the first day ceremony held in Washington DC on July 29, 1998. It includes a copy of the stamp with the official first day cancellation. These can be quite scarce due to their low distribution, however, many people collect only ceremony programs. The program includes an agenda of the ceremony and a list of the speakers and honored guests in attendance. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Dianne Feinstein were among those who…

These five unusual Going Postal add-on cachets were created by Rich Williams from Shalimar FL. I actually have two others that I don't believe are appropriate to include here.  As you can see, Going Postal cachets are known for their irreverent humor and questionable taste. Rich's humor is not for everyone. The two middle cachets are obviously for adults only.  I have blacked out the most explicit parts of them, but the originals were uncensored.

These five unusual Going Postal add-on cachets were created by Rich Williams from Shalimar FL. I actually have two others that I don't believe are appropriate to include here. As you can see, Going Postal cachets are known for their irreverent humor and questionable taste. Rich's humor is not for everyone. The two middle cachets are obviously for adults only. I have blacked out the most explicit parts of them, but the originals were uncensored.

This nice TZUZI Cachet was created by Susan Hartman from Kalispell MT.  Although the cover is unnumbered, Susan told me that she had only created one of them.  The cachet's image is taken from the Breast Cancer Awareness stamp issued by the USPS on June 15, 1996.  Susan used software to add some special effects to the original image before printing the cachet.  The original stamp was designed by Tom Mann from Warrenton VA.

This nice TZUZI Cachet was created by Susan Hartman from Kalispell MT. Although the cover is unnumbered, Susan told me that she had only created one of them. The cachet's image is taken from the Breast Cancer Awareness stamp issued by the USPS on June 15, 1996. Susan used software to add some special effects to the original image before printing the cachet. The original stamp was designed by Tom Mann from Warrenton VA.

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