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Sunday Gazette-Mail, Sunday, June 6, 1976 States to Issue il Bicentennial Commemorative THOMAS JEFFERSON AUTHOR OF ' THE DECLARATION Â·OP INDEPENDENCE HUOT*6S JULY4.1776 FIRST DAY OF ISSUE 2QO Year Wi. John H. Jone/s 455 , U . S . A . 0 1 2 3 4 /776'-July4-7976 Cover enlarged for illustrative purposes -- Actual size 4 x 7 . FIRST DAY COVERS OF THIS IMPORTANT BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE MAY BE RESERVED NOW ON JULY 4, 1976 THE UNITED STATES WILL ISSUE an historic 4-stamp tribute to America's 200th Birthday. These stamps are the most important Bicentennial tribute released by the United States Government to date, and are destined to become a treasured Bicentennial commemoration. A First Day Cover, as shown above, w i t h the 4-stamps affixed w i l l certainly he a treasured item for future generations. WHAT IS A FIRST DAY COVER? The United States government regularly (on average every 3-4 weeks) honors the important men, events and places in its history by issuing commemorative postage stamps. When a new stamp is issued, one and only one post office is designated to provide the official "First Day of Issue" postmark for that stamp. A specially designed envelope bearing the new stamp issue, postmarked with the exact date of first issue of the officially designated post office, is a First Day Cover. As the officially designated post office u s u a l l y bears a particular significance to the stamp . . . First Day Covers are valued remembrances of America's past. SERVICE AVAILABLE . . . ACT NOW A service is available whereby Americans can receive a First Day Cover for every U.S. commemorative stamp issue for SI .65 per month. Included in this price is a specially designed display page which provides The Postal Commemorative Society, a division of M B I , Inc. is not affiliated w i t h the U.S. Postal Service or any government agency. A l l o w six to ton weeks from date ol issue tor d e l i v e r y . all important historical information about the subject matter of the commemorative issue. In a d d i t i o n , subscribers are provided at no extra cost w i t h a collector's album to house and display their First Day Covers in perfect condition. Americans wishing to begin a collection of First Day Covers w i t h the 4-stamp J u l y 4, 1976 issue . . . as shown above . . . are urged to mail the order form below. r ?! ORDER FORM (, ~' r Postal Commemorative Society 1 G l c n d i n n i n g Place Westport.Conn. 06X80 Please enter my s u b s c r i p t i o n lor U . S . Hrst Day Cmers staninj: w i t h t h e B i c e n t e n n i a l 4-sl;imp commemorative of J u l y -4, 1976. I understand thai my i n i t i a l subscription w i l l he^in w i t h the J u l y 4, 1 976 s t a m p issue and run to J a n u a r y I . 1977 and t h a t you w i l l h i l l me lor t h i s six m o n t h period at a total cos! ol'S9.90. 1 f u r t h e r understand t h a t I w i l l receive a t.'.S. Hirst Day Cover and a display page for every commemorative stamp issue d u r i n g my subscription period. In a d d i t i o n , I w i l l receive a collector's a l b u m w h i c h is provided to each new subscriber. at no extra cost. Name Address . . . . . C i t y . .. State Please emboss my personal i/ed a l b u m as follows: Xip (Print ruimc 10 he shown on : i l l u i n i D As a convenience I prefer to pay 59.90* now for my membership. (Simply mail your completed application w i t h your check payable to P.C.S. to the address above.) *Conn. residents pay $10.59 to include sales l a x .