Dragon Cards logo

First Day Cover Cards
by Lloyd A. de Vries

Index
  • Home
  • Complete list of issues
  • 2018 Dragon Cards
  • 2017 Dragon Cards
  • 2016 Dragon Cards
  • 2015 Dragon Cards
  • 2014 Dragon Cards
  • 2013 Dragon Cards
  • 2012 Dragon Cards
  • 2011 Dragon Cards
  • 2010 Dragon Cards
  • 2009 Dragon Cards
  • 2008 Dragon Cards
  • 2007 Dragon Cards
  • 2006 Dragon Cards
  • 2005 Dragon Cards
  • 2004 Dragon Cards
  • 2003 Dragon Cards
  • 2002 Dragon Cards
  • 2001 Dragon Cards
  • 2000 Dragon Cards
  • 1999 Dragon Cards
  • 1998 Dragon Cards
  • 1997 Dragon Cards
  • 1996 Dragon Cards
  • 1980s Issues
  • Black History
  • Canadian Issues
  • Celebrate the Century
  • Clearance
  • Coils
  • First Dragon Card
  • Flowers
  • Foreign Issues
  • Just One Left
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Lunar New Year
  • Music
  • Railways
  • Space
  • Sports
  • The Virtual Stamp Club
  • Email to DragonCards@pobox.com


  • 2019 Issues
    Click on the thumbnails for bigger images

    Click on the issue name to go to that section:

    Year of the Boar/Pig (page 1)
    Uncle Sam's Hat Coil (page 2)
    U.S. Flag (page 2)
    California Dogface Butterfly (page 2)
    Gregory Hines (page 3)
    Jackie Robinson Centennial (page 3)
    Marvin Gaye (page 3)
    Vancouver Asahi baseball (page 3)
    Transcontinental Railroad (page 4)
    USS Missouri (page 5)
    Frogs (page 5)
    Moon Landing (this page)
    Woodstock (page 7)

    50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

    Dgn 693

    Dgn 693: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.00

    Dgn 693a

    Dgn 693a: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. Pictorial first-day postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 693b

    Dgn 693b: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. The pictorial first-day postmark ties the new stamps, Sc. C76 (1969) and Sc. 2841(1994). — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 693c

    Dgn 693c: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. The pictorial first-day postmark ties the new stamps, Sc. C76 (1969), $2.40 Sc. 2419 (1989), Sc. 2841(1994) and Sc. 3188c Celebrate the Century. — larger illustration (new window)...$8.00

    Dgn 693e

    Dgn 693e: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. The U.S. pictorial first-day postmark ties the U.S. stamps, the Canadian first-day cancel ties Canada’s two (water-activated) sheet stamps commemorating the Moon Landing. A company in Longueuil, Quebec, helped build part of the lunar module, and Canadian expatriates Jim Chamberlin and Owen Maynard were key parts of the Apollo spacecraft program. — larger illustration (new window)...$8.00 NEW!

    Dgn 693f

    Dgn 693f: Sc. TBA Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. Canada’s two booklet stamps are tied by Canada’s first-day postmark. A company in Longueuil, Quebec, helped build part of the lunar module, and Canadian expatriates Jim Chamberlin and Owen Maynard were key parts of the Apollo spacecraft program. For more on the Canadian contributions, go The Virtual Stamp Club page for the Canadian issue. — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00

    Dgn 693g

    Dgn 693g: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. Minneapolis First Day of Sale on the first day of issue (July 19th) — larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 693h

    Dgn 693h: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. Crystal MN pictorial postmark on the anniversary of the landing, July 20th. Minnesota Stamp Expo was being held in Crystal — larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Dgn 693i

    Dgn 693i: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. The U.S. pictorial first-day postmark ties both the U.S. stamps and the four Australian stamps commemorating the Moon Landing. Among the Australian contributions: The telecast of the first 9 minutes on the Moon came to the U.S. (and everywhere else) via a tracking station in Australia. — larger illustration (new window)...$10.00 NEW!

    Dgn 693j

    Dgn 693j: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. Cape Canaveral “capsule” pictorial postmark for July 20th, the actual anniversary. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 693k

    Dgn 693k: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. Cape Canaveral “eagle” pictorial postmark for July 20th, the actual anniversary. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 693l

    Dgn 693l: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a NASA photo of Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. Houston “Mission Control” pictorial postmark for July 20th, the actual anniversary. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 694

    Dgn 694: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card reproducing a scene from “The Honeymooners:” Ralph Kramden warning his wife Alice, “One of these days, Alice, to the moon!” Of course, he never did, and she always immediately deflated him. The actual “to the Moon” trip occurred about 13 years later. Pictorial first-day postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 696

    Dgn 696: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing the moon behind the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. A dedication ceremony for the Moon Landing stamps was held at Americover 2019 in St. Louis on July 26, 2019. Pictorial event cancel. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 697

    Dgn 697: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card printed in 1999 for the Celebrate the Century 1960s Moon Landing stamp (Dgn 90): Black ink on “psychedelic” magenta card showing a photo of an astronaut and flag on the moon. The B&W pictorial first-day postmark ties both stamps. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00

    Dgn 697a

    Dgn 697a: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card printed in 1999 for the Celebrate the Century 1960s Moon Landing stamp (Dgn 90): Black ink on “psychedelic” magenta card showing a photo of an astronaut and flag on the moon. The B&W pictorial first-day postmark ties both 2019 stamps and CTC’s Sc. 3188c. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.50

    Dgn 697b

    Dgn 697b: Sc. 5399-5400 Moon Landing — 5”x7” Dragon Card printed in 1999 for the Celebrate the Century 1960s Moon Landing stamp (Dgn 90): Black ink on “psychedelic” magenta card showing a photo of an astronaut and flag on the moon. Digital Color Postmark. Only two produced. This was an experiment to see how the DCP would work on this card. It doesn’t — larger illustration (new window).
    Sold Out!

    Back in 1999, when the Celebrate the Century 1960s stamps came out, my printer at the time wouldn't print fewer than 50. I only wanted to service 25 for the CTC Moon Landing stamp. But like any good collector, I couldn't throw away the other 25 cards. These are those cards, with the 2019 stamps.

    Also back in the not-so-good old days, multicolored printing was prohibitively expensive, and using any color ink other than black cost $25 — to wash the colored ink off the press after use. So I hit upon the idea of printing the five CTC 1960s designs on brightly colored cardstock, using "psychedelic"colors." Others used were yellow-green (Star Trek), bright yellow (Beatles), orange (Martin Luther King and the March on Washington), and bright turquoise (Roger Maris' 61st home run).

    Speaking of which...

    You may also be interested in...

    Dgn 90

    Dgn 90: Sc. 3188c Century: Moon Landing — single from the 1960s Celebrate the Century sheet on a black-on-magenta 5"x7" Dragon Card, photo of astronaut and flag on the Moon, small circular date stamp, just 25 made. — larger illustration (new window)...$3.00 (Just two left.)

    Dgn 409

    Dgn 409: Sc. 4527-8 Mercury — 5”x7” Dragon Card with a montage of Alan Shepard and an artist’s conception of the MESSENGER probe orbiting Mercury. Se-tenant pair of stamps plus the Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$4.50

    Dgn 409a

    Dgn 409a: Sc. 4527-8 Mercury — 5”x7” Dragon Card with a montage of Alan Shepard and an artist’s conception of the MESSENGER probe orbiting Mercury. Shepard stamp plus 1962’s Project Mercury stamp (Sc. 1193). — larger illustration (new window)...$2.50

    Dgn 578

    Dgn 578: Sc. 5058 Moon Global — 5”x7” Dragon Card showing a full moon over the Parthenon. Digital Color Postmark. — larger illustration (new window)...$5.00 (Just one left.)

    Earlier 2019 issuesMore 2019 issues