Friday, 22 April 2016

Recycling first day covers into greeting cards

Recycling first day covers into greeting cards.

First collect first day covers,

which I was doing in the early 1980's

Get them out and decide to make something unique with them,
 but not damage or depreciate their value in any way.
Now there was the question.
 
I believe I have come up with a way that I does both.
These beautiful memory capsules are presented,
 but in no way altered or damaged.
 
Framed and protected in a card,
easily removed and put into an album if wanted.
 
 
For many or the commemorative envelopes I have a variety of postmarks.
 
 
This particular first day cover was issued for the XIII International Botanical Congress on 24th August 1981
 
 
So many postmarks to choose from

 I made the inside of the card to follow the botanical theme.
 
The marriage of
Prince Charles & Lady Dianna Spencer.
 
 
I can still remember her wedding gown and tragically her death.
 
"The Peoples Princess"
she will always be remembered with love. 

This particular first day cover was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first official air mail between Australia and UK in 1931.
This has been carried from UK to Australia.
There is a choice of 2 Australian postmarks Maylands WA or Melbourne Vic
I have also shown the back of the cover which has details and 2 other postmarks
.
 
Choice of postmarks
or
 the envelope without a stamp or postmark
 



Ned Kelly never to be forgotten as one of our most infamous bushrangers.
This card was issued to commemorate the Kelly Gang siege of Glenrowan


This particular first day cover was issued to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of 1st Official mail from
Australia & New Zealand 

 Australia &New Guinea.

Where would we be without Museums.

This particular first day cover was issued to commemorate the International Museum Day 18th May 1980.
I do have the same envelope with different postmarks please see photo#2 if you would prefer one of the other postmarks please message me.
I also have the envelope without any postmark.




This particular first day cover was issued to commemorate the gold rush era in Victoria.
Post marked 20th May 1981


Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch of the British Isles.

This particular first day cover was issued to commemorate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II in 1980
It is postmarked 21st April 1980




This particular first day cover was issued for Sydpex 80 for the Queensland Philatelic Exhibition in Brisbane and is postmarked 29 SEP 1980

 
 


This particular first day cover was issued to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Sir Francis Chichester's flight across the Tasman.
Postmarked 23rd March 1981