First Day Covers and Postal History Collecting

A collector's passion for Postal History and First Day Cover collecting can take many forms; ship covers, airmail and first flight covers, space covers, cacheted first day covers, just to name a few. What ever your collecting passion, ihobb.com has interesting covers for you collection and all of the collecting supplies that you need to archive your postal history collect, albums for First Day Covers from the leading stamp album manufacturers, and all at discount prices.

Postal History of the United States

Add a bit of flavor to your U.S. Collection, or get serious about Postal History. Either way, the collection of early U.S. Mail is a rewarding experience. Browse our extensive stock of U.S. covers arranged by cancel, territory, special events, the stamp used, advertising, special usages and many more classifications.

First Day Covers

Enjoy our complete listing of First Day Covers from all eras and many cahcets, beginning with the earliest through Back of the Books items. Our inventory of First Day Covers include cache covers by Grimsland, C. Stephen Anderson, Ioor, House of Farnum, Colorano 'Silks', Historic Arts, Linprint, Fluegal, Artcraft, Artmaster, Fleetwood, Maxie, and many more, all at discount prices.

Postal History and FDC of the World

Search for covers from the country you collect, or for the topical interest of your collection. Our ever changing stock of covers frequently highlights covers of interest to the country collector, the topical collection, and the world postal historian, From week to week you just never know what you might find here.

Air Mail Postal History

The history of American Aviation is best told through its postal history. Carrying the mail was a major driving force in the development of commercial aviation; catapult mail, CAM and FAM First Flights, special cachets for Airport Dedications, Airshows and Races and special events. Zephelin and Macor covers are also highlights of our inventory, and the occasional rare 'Crash Covers'.

First Day Cover Albums

First Day Cover and Postal History collectors can choose from a complete line-up of cover albums. Enjoy a look at the variety of options open to you in arranging your collections .... all are offered at discount prices. First Day Cover albums are available in single or double format. Choose from albums by Scott, Lindner, SAFE, Lighthouse, Allsyte and more, discount priced to fit every budget.

Cover Protectors & Sleeves

For the protection and safe storage of individual covers and pieces of postal history, the collector chooses from two basic approaches; Cover Protectors or Cover Sleeves. Cover Protectors are constructed of sturdy 10 mm crystal clear plastic film front and back, acid-free and also free of any harmful chemical softeners. Protective Sleeves of 2 mil polyethylene are a more economical solution for protection of more common covers.