AFDCS ‘Moon Landing’ catalogue updated

A newly updated expanded edition of the U.S. moon landing cachet catalogue has arrived just in time for the 50th anniversary of the historic event.

The newly-revised edition of the first-day cover catalogue for the U.S. moon landing stamp issued in 1969 (Scott #C76) has 166 more items than the previous edition – released in 2016 – thanks to the work of David S. Zubatsky and Bill Pry.

“The 1969 ‘First Man on the Moon’ stamp is the most iconic space-related stamp ever issued,” said stamp designer Chris Calle, whose father, Paul, designed the moon landing stamp. “As a collector of the C76 issue, this is a most welcome catalogue for space collectors worldwide.”

Nearly all of the catalogue’s 1,372 illustrations are in colour, including a section, “Paul Calle: Putting His Stamp On The Moon,” about the renowned artist.


Published by the American First Day Cover Society (AFDCS), the new catalogue is available online in the marketplace section of the society’s website for $35 (or $30 for members). Printed copies (unbounded) are $42 (or $37 for members) and may be ordered online or from AFDCS Sales, Post Office Box 44, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0044.

The original 1975 edition – by Monte Eiserman and Harry L. Anderson – contained black-and-white illustrations of 205 first-day covers, history of the designing and production of the stamp, the first-day activities, plate number information, postmarks and descriptions of the three first-day ceremonies.

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