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John Updike Collections

The John Updike Collections of the Alvernia University Archives and Special Collections

Series 1-17

Series Number:       1-17

Series Title:              Event Day Covers

Series Dates:           1967-2010

Extent:                       .25 linear inches

Arrangement:          Chronological

Scope and Content Note:

In philately, a cover is a specially designed envelope produced to commemorate a stamp’s first day of issue (First Day Cover) or some other special event (Event Day Cover). The design printed on the stamp is called a cachet.

An avid stamp collector himself, David Silcox designed cachets to commemorate events or places related to John Updike’s area connections and had them cancelled, sometimes with specially designed cancellation stamps, by a local post office.


Silcox/Lewis Collection Series Number 1-17 Finding Aid