Are UN First Day Covers worth anything?

The one certainty in the world of first-day cover collecting is that blank first-day covers are virtually worthless in today’s stamp collecting marketplace. In general, only stamps canceled with the first-day date are deemed collectible without a cachet.

What are first day of issue envelopes?

First Day Covers are envelopes affixed with a stamp or stamps on the first day that they are made available for sale to the public. On the first day of issue, the envelope is stamped with a postmark and cancellation indicating the date and location that the envelope was received into the postal service.

How do you get the first day of issue stamps?

Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmarks by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office™, by telephone at 800-STAMP-24, or at The Postal Store® website at

Does the UN still issue stamps?

The UNPA continues to issue stamps, including personalized stamps. It is responsible also for sorting and delivery of mail to the offices under its jurisdiction.

Can you use first day of issue envelopes?

A first day of issue cover or first day cover (FDC) is a postage stamp on a cover, postal card or stamped envelope franked on the first day the issue is authorized for use within the country or territory of the stamp-issuing authority.

Are UN stamps valuable?

U.N. stamps vary in their value to collectors. The 1954 Human Rights stamp, one of the most popular, had a face value of 3 cents. A three-stamp block in 1955 that honored the U.N.’s 10th anniversary had a face value of 15 cents; now its value ranges from $190 to $320.

Can I use United Nations stamps?

United Nations stamps are issued simultaneously at UN offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna in three denominations: US dollars, Swiss francs, and Euros. They are valid for postage when used on mail from the UN offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna.