Uncommon FDCs (First Day Covers)

by Tom Fortunato, October 6, 2009

A wealth of philatelic possibilities can be found in Abbott "Dear Doctor" postcards. Here is another!

There are several postcards where stamps with first day cancels were used from a variety of countries. This article documents those found to date and will expand as others are found. They are listed in alphabetical order by country.

Argentina: August 22, 1964- University of Cordova 350th anniversary, card depicts Iguaza Falls (checklist #8)

Chile: July 18, 1967- 350th anniversary of the national flag, card depicts Rio Mapocho (checklist #31n- nurse salutation)
(although an airmail stamp was used, it is unclear if this card, like all others, was posted by sea mail instead)

Great Britain: April 23, 1964- Shakespeare's 400th birthday, card depicts Royal Shakespeare Theater/River Avon (checklist #59)

Great Britain: September 1, 1965- Lister antiseptic surgery centenary, card depicts the Glasgow Royal Infirmary (checklist #60)

Great Britain: August 12, 1968- Elizabeth I painting, card depicts Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square (checklist #61AA)

Monaco: May 16, 1959- bougainvillea flowers, card depicts a view of the city from atop a high hill (checklist #111)
(only FDC postcard in the Abbott series without a cancel denoting its FDC status)