NEWS FLASH!! DORIS GOLD HAS RETIRED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2018. SUBSCRIPTIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED!
Doris Gold First Day Covers
Current cachet designs are reproduced in full color from hand-drawn and hand-painted artwork.
- Envelopes are hand-crafted.
- Most designs are montages consisting of different aspects of the subject being honored, giving more insight into the stamp issue.
- Members are kept informed with Newsletters which accompany each shipment. Informative inserts are enclosed with current covers giving added information (starting in 1997).
- A Touch of Gold” (a gold dot) is applied by hand and signed by the artist.
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OUR LATEST HONORS
THE 2014 AFDCS THANK YOU FDC DESIGN BY DORIS GOLD!!
THIS YEAR RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER FDC WILL BE SAYING ‘THANK YOU’ TO THOSE WHO HAVE MADE DONATIONS OR VOLUNTEERED. THE ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN AND HAND PAINTED DESIGN HAS BEEN REPRODUCED IN FULL COLOR IN A LIMITED EDITION. IT DEPICTS RUDOLPH WITH A RED NOSE (CRYSTAL GEMSTONE) ADDED TO EACH FDC. IF YOU HAVE MADE A DONATION YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE OF THESE COVERS FROM PETER MARTIN, EDITOR OF FIRST DAYS MAGAZINE.
SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL POSTAL MUSEUM DISPLAYS DORIS GOLD CACHET DESIGN FOR OWNEY, THE POSTAL DOG, ON THEIR WEB SITE ARAGO, AND IN THE OWNEY FIRST DAY COVER SECTION IN THE MUSEUM. SCROLL DOWN TO SMITHSONIAN LINK .
Click on link for Smithsonian Letter and Owney FDC illustrations.
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS FDC ON DISPLAY AT THE EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS COLLECTION AT UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, KY,
DGX#218 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS FDC as shown in the extensive EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS COLLECTION at University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
AFDCS AMERICOVER SUNDAY EVENT CACHET BY DORIS GOLD
This event postcard was given only to those who went on the Evening of Fun in Laguna Beach, California at the AFDCS AMERICOVER. Cachet design by Doris Gold.
AFDCS AMERICOVER event postcard designed by Doris Gold