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Events are often organized to mark the release of new US commerative stamps, with invited dignitaries who share relation to the stamp's depicted subject. An agenda for the ceremony, affixed with the stamp and canceled for the first day of issue, is commonly given to attendees.

These First Day Ceremony Programs (FDCP) are only issued by the US Postal Service or ceremony organizers and are limited in distribution to the those present.

Click on the thumbnails to view the contents of each program.

ECHO 1
Dec. 15, 1960

GODDARD
Oct. 5, 1964

TWIN STAMPS
Sept. 29, 1967

APOLLO 8
May 5, 1969

MOON LANDING
Sept. 9, 1969

MOON LANDING
Sept. 9, 1969

DECADE
Aug. 2, 1971

SKYLAB
May 14, 1974

PIONEER
Feb. 28, 1975

MARINER 10
Apr. 4, 1975

APOLLO-SOYUZ
Jul. 15, 1975

ACHIEVEMENT
May 21, 1981

MOON LANDING
Jul. 20, 1989

POSTAL CONGRESS
Nov. 27, 1989

EXPLORATION
Oct. 1, 1991

COOPERATION
May 29, 1992

VON KARMAN
Aug. 31, 1992

VON KARMAN
Sept. 1, 1992

FANTASY
Jan. 25, 1993

MOON LANDING
Jul. 20, 1994

ENDEAVOUR
Aug. 4, 1995

PATHFINDER
Dec. 10, 1997

DISCOVERY
Oct. 1, 1998

ENDEAVOUR
Nov. 19, 1998

FOOTPRINT
Sept. 17, 1999

SHUTTLE
Jan. 12, 2000

HUBBLE
Apr. 10, 2000

PROBING
Jul. 10, 2000

Due to their physical characteristics (flat, compressible, light, etc.), covers, cachets, and sheets of stamps have been among the more frequently flown collectibles on US and Russian space flights.

Depending on the quantity carried on a particular mission, philatelic items are often affordable flown mementos.

Click on the thumbnails to enlarge each flown presentation.

STS-8

STS-68

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