Have you seen the world’s FIRST First Day Cover? It turns out that it is not too far away from our next day covers!
Here’s why: The Penny Black was issued on 01 May 1840. However the stamp was only valid for postage on 06 May 1840! Thus it was 5 days later that the First Day Cover as we know it today was available! Sound very familiar to “Date of Issue” and “Date of Sale”?
Here is a photo from the Royal Mail’s presentation pack’s information. All rights belong to Royal Mail.
So now, you have seen a picture of the world’s first First Day Cover on an “official” envelope too!