first day cover
noun Date: 1932 a philatelic cover franked with a newly issued postage stamp and bearing the postmark of the first day of issue and an officially chosen place of issue

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • First-Day-Cover — First Day Co|ver 〈[fœ:stdɛıkʌ̣və(r)] m. 3; Philatelie〉 = Ersttagsbrief [<engl. first „erste(r, s)“ + day „Tag“ + cover „Umschlag“] * * * Fi …   Universal-Lexikon

  • first-day cover — [fʉrst′dā′] n. Philately an envelope, postal card, etc., bearing a newly issued stamp and a postmark for the first day the stamp was issued: also first day cover …   English World dictionary

  • First-Day-Cover — First Day Co|ver [ fə:st dei kʌvɐ] der; , <aus gleichbed. engl. first day cover, vgl. ↑Cover> Ersttagsbrief (Liebhaberstück für Briefmarkensammler) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • first day cover — (FDC) In philately, an envelope with a newly issued postage stamp and a cancellation showing the date the postage stamp was first sold …   Glossary of postal terms

  • first-day cover — ► NOUN ▪ an envelope bearing one or more stamps postmarked on their day of issue …   English terms dictionary

  • first-day cover — noun : a philatelic cover bearing postal markings showing that it was mailed on a first day at a first day city and that its stamp belongs to the new issue of that first day * * * ˌfirst day ˈcover 7 [first day cover first day covers] noun a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • first-day cover — first′ day cov′er n. phi an envelope bearing a canceled stamp and postmarked on the stamp s first day of issue at the postal station where it was first released • Etymology: 1935–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • First-Day-Cover — First Day Co|ver 〈[fœ:stdɛıkʌ̣və(r)] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: ; Philatelie〉 Schmuckbrief mit dem Exemplar einer am Tag des Poststempels neu eingeführten Briefmarke, Ersttagsbrief [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • first-day cover — /ferrst day , day /, Philately. a cover marked so as to indicate that it was mailed on the first day of issue of the stamp it bears and from one of the cities at which the stamp was issued on that day. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • first day cover — noun a letter or card with new stamp, posted on the day that the stamp was first issued …   Wiktionary

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