The July to September 2018 issue #36 of First Impressions is now available

The first and last articles in this issue foretell some gloomy endings for first day cover collectors and postage stamps. I would appreciate receiving comments on the “extinct species” piece and will use some, either anonymous or attributed as you would prefer, in the next issue. I’d also appreciate your thoughts on the “collect and store” item.

In between, John van der Ven has done his usual masterful job of unearthing yet another FDC maker who did some remarkable work, and Ken Thibault forwarded an introspective story by Kasimir Bileski about the work required to prepare and distribute FDCs for the first Winnipeg tagged stamps. It’s an interesting tale from a participant observer.

See the Covers page for links to all of the First Impressions issues.