An FDC or First Day Cover is a stamped and cancelled envelope issued on the day of release of the stamp or stamps it carries. As a rule, an FDC can be posted to any address, local or international with or without additional postage only on the same day of issue. However, here in India, I have seen FDCs posted or sent across, way after the actual day of issue and as a result carrying two cancellations. I have done it myself too.
Here are some FDCs from the early 60s.
01 Oct 1962: Wildlife Week
14 Nov 1962: Children's Day.
08 May 1963: Red Cross Centenary
10 Dec 1963: 15th Anniversary of Declaration of Human Rights
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