Buckingham First Day Covers

Expert Opinion

Expert Tips & Views

Collecting Covers as an Investment - we believe you should collect what you like and collect for fun, but a wisely chosen cover collection can be also a good long-term investment. If that is your aim, then here are some quick tips!

Limited Editions - how many is "too many"? A controversial subject in the world of cover collecting! Here are our thoughts.


Producing covers - many collectors have no idea of the work, sweat, blood, tears and not to mention, panic that go into creating a cover. An insight into some of the scares and triumphs!

Jargon Buster - Brush up on your jargon with our glossary of the main cover collecting terms.

Links and Resources - where to go for more advice, days out, insurance or other great collectables.

Our Experts:

Tony Buckingham is recognised worldwide as a leading authority on first day and commemorative covers. He was the first winner of the prestigious Rowland Hill Award for his contribution to philately. Tony edited Collect FDC for nearly 20 years and has served on the Philatelic Trade Society Council. Click here to learn more about Tony.

Brian Austin has 25 years experience in first day covers and was trained by Tony Buckingham. Also known world wide for his expertise, he is a regular writer for Stamp & Coin Mart magazine and our Head Buyer. Click here to learn more about Brian.



Buckingham Covers Limited, registered in England No. 03877048 is part of Internet Stamps Group Limited, registered in England No. 03497867. Registered office for both: Warren House, Shearway Rd, Folkestone, Kent CT19 4BF, UK.
Tel. (+44)01303 278 137. Email. betty@buckinghamcovers.com

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