Welcome to Royal Engineer First Day CoversWelcome Series No Special Covers RE Covers OFDC PCS Related Covers Collections Resources
Aim. The aim of this site is to display, as an online resource, covers relating to The Corps of Royal Engineers.
The term "Covers" is used to encompass first day covers, first day issues, commemorative and souvenir covers.
Organisation of the Web Pages.
* Series No. A set of numbered commemorative covers issued by the R.E. to mark important moments in
the corps history. Shown in number order.
* Special Covers. A set of commemorative covers issued by the R.E to commemorate special occasions as
they happened. Shown in date/number order. The first issues were not numbered.
* RE Covers. Individual commemorative and first day covers issued by the R.E. Shown in date order.
* OFDC PCS. Official First Day Covers issued by the Royal Engineers Postal Courier Services. Shown in date
* Related Covers. Covers issued by others outside of the R.E but do have some
connection to the R.E. Shown in date order.
* Collections. My dream is to be able to save collections of Royal Engineer covers from being broken up.
www.refdccollections.me.uk displays those collections saved.
* Resources. Links for finding Royal Engineer covers.
About the Author. I am an ex Royal Engineer whose hobby it is collecting covers relating to the Corps. I am not a dealer.
My personal goal is to collect at least one of every cover issued and then make the information available to fellow enthusiasts
through this web-site.
Buying Your Covers. If you have a Royal Engineer cover or covers that you would like to sell then please send me a scan
of your cover(s) with the price that you have in mind.
Buying your Collection. First Day Cover collectors can be very passionate about their collections. Some spend whole life
times pursuing their hobby and passion. Sometimes nobody else gets to see these collections. They can remain in their
storage albums for years unseen. When the albums are passed on to their family, they are quite frankly either not interested
in the hobby or just don't know what to do with them. So the albums are sold on and more often or not the collection is
broken up and sold on by the dealers who have bought them. All the passion and energy that the original collector put into
the collections disappears forever. I would like to save some of these collections and to show them to all who are
interested. The collections are presented as a dedication to the original collector. See here for an example: http://
If you have one of these collections and would like to sell it to me then please contact me with the details and a price that
you would like for it.
Your Participation. If you have a Royal Engineer related cover not shown on this web-site would you please consider
sending me the details by email and perhaps adding a clear scan of the cover.
Contributors to this web-site are acknowledged here.
Suggestions. I would like this web-site to be a pleasant experience for you. Please email me if you find something not
working on this site or if you have suggestions that could improve its presentation.