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The International Collection of World Wildlife First Day Covers

World Wildlife Fund / H.R.H. Prince Bernhard, Prince of the Netherlands, President

Published by World Wildlife Fund, Morges, Switzerland, 1976
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover album. Dark green leatherette over thick lightly padded boards, stamped silver spine & cover titles, loose leaf binding utilizing four screws in metal columns (as in a photographic album), heavy paper stock for title page leaf, followd by 2 unopened leaves (first page surface only, contains Statement of Dedication by Prince Bernhard, and, tipped in with four slots, a card of Certificate Of Authenticity written & signed by Ronald P. Gerwin, Director, The Franklin Philatelic Society, dated May 20 1976), and a final blank leaf at rear. Between are 35 sheets of sturdy transparent plastic, each with compartments for three envelopes backed by an unattached card of information about the animal portrayed. From the Certificate: "the first collection of First Day Covers devoted exclusively to offical wildlife stamps from nations around the world." Each Cover has a color "original engraving" on the left, the stamp on the right with the first day cancellation from the originating country carefully placed to surchage the left lower corner of the stamp. The issuing dates begin in May 1976 and continue on through September 1978. 105 Covers (plus cards) from 38 nations. CONDITION: Inside front cover leatherettte has a raised vertical crease. Paper pages show slight ageing. Some of the plastic pages have slight ageing at inside corners, which does not affect the Covers & cards which are fine. Heavy item, seven-plus pounds. Size: Folio, 13" tall x 10" wide. Bookseller Inventory # 013260

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Title: The International Collection of World ...

Publisher: World Wildlife Fund, Morges, Switzerland

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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