First Issues Collectors Club promotes the collection of the first postage stamp issued by any nation, province, city, army or other entity that has, at any time, issued postage stamps, and facilitates the exchange of information about these issues among stamp collectors.

This is an ongoing rewrite of the original FICC site. Click the Old and New links in the header menu to switch between the two versions. Latest addition - web site notes.

Check out the FICC exhibit at the World Philatelic Exhibition 2006

This series of pages is FICC' s central purpose: documenting all the first issues. The catalog entries link to the detail pages which are gradually being added.

A new feature being developed during the rewrite, an additional listing system by category, for example South America or Portuguese Colonies.

Journal - This is published quarterly. Click this link for an example or this one for an index.

The most recent innovation on the site (May 2016). Pieces too long for the Journal are published in part and then shown in full on the web site.

We aim to have an auction of first issue related philatelic material every quarter. The auction is for members only. The latest auction can now be seen on these pages.

A display of "hard-to-find" first issues. Some of these stamps may not be rare in the common sense of the word, but they may be difficult to find anyway. Also found here is a small quiz and a challenge!

Forums - Recenty reinvigorated

Site map
A simple list of all the pages on our site. Here you will find a few pages that are not reachable from anywhere else, such as links to other useful sites. If you don't know where to start, this is the place to start.

Information about how to get in touch with us. You will find a membership application here, too.

Starting a collection
Describes some of the different approaches to collecting first issues.

Rules & Regulations
For your convenience we have assembled all our rules in one place. You'll find our Auction rules, Want list rules and By-laws.

Defines the club and its purpose. The clubs by-laws are here for all to see.

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