First day covers are specially designed envelopes with attractive postage stamps which have been postmarked on the day the stamps were issued by the Post Office.
How satisfying to see that Eurostile font combined with the round badge and team photo! The crest lends itself rather nicely to being adapted to form the postmark.
The envelope contained an insert that gave a brief history of Brighton & Hove Albion.
The record attendance still holds and Brighton still haven’t made it beyond the Quarter-Final of the League Cup. However, so much more is now part of our club history.
If anyone else has any Albion first day covers, and able to scan or take a photo, please get in contact.