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First day of issue stamp covers are postmarked in the city of issue on the date the stamp is first issued.  Many covers have art illustrations much like the Norman Rockwell covers featured below.

1983 COVER features illustration of Norman Rockwell's third cover for the Saturday Evening Post. Includes 6 cent U.S.Professional Baseball stamp (scott#1381) first issued Cincinnati, OH Sept. 24th 1969. In 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team. The players' salaries ranged from $800 to $1,400 a year. CALL FOR PRICE

1983 Cover features Norman Rockwell's illustration for the Saturday Evening Post May 27, 1944. The historic stamp: 3 cent Volunteer Fireman Commemorative (scott # 971). first issued in Dover, DE on Oct. 4, 1948. The first volunteer fire company in America was organized by Peter Stuyvesant, dictatorial governor of the Dutch colony of New Netherlands (New York). CALL FOR PRICE

1984 cover features Norman Rockwell's illustration for the Saturday Evening Post March 2, 1946. The Historic 3 CENT US stamp (scott # 1064) commemorates the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, issued in Philadelphia, PA. January 15, 1955. A reproduction of the self-portrait of Charles Wilson Peale commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. CALL FOR PRICE

Cover features commemorative 2 cent US stamp ( scott # 716) for the Third Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid New York. Issued January 25, 1932 and post marked the same day of 1985. These games represented the third Winter Olympics, but it was the first time the Winter Olympics were held in the United States. CALL FOR PRICE

1946 First Day of Issue features 5 cent US Stamp scott # 933 of President Franklin Roosevelt. Issued in Washington, DC on January 30, 1946. In a speech to Congress on January 6, 1941, President Roosevelt outlined Four Freedoms on which any further future world settlements should be based. CALL FOR PRICE

1981 First day of issue Cover features 18 cent Scott # 1933. One of the greatest American golfers in the history of the sport, Bobby Jones entered his first national golf championship at the age of 14. During his career, Jones won four U.S. Open championships and finished second four more times. He also won three of the four British Open championships in which he competed. Issued and postmarked Pinehurst, NC on September 22, 1981. Call for Price

1948 First day of Issue for this 3 cent US stamp (scott # 953) of George Washington Carver. Postmarked in Tuskegee, AL January 5, 1948. Bright red violet. Carver was a scientist, educator, and humanitarian who became famous for his agricultural research. CALL FOR PRICE