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Coventry Man Marking JKF’s Assassination in a Unique Way

November 21, 2013

James Brasseur of Coventry with a small sample of his JFK stamp collection. (Photo by Christopher Roy)

COVENTRY - Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President of John F. Kennedy. To mark that historic event, a Coventry man is traveling to Boston to have close to 800 envelopes with JFK stamps hand canceled.
Yesterday, James Brasseur said he planned to leave his home at 3 a.m. today to be at the Dorchester Street post office at opening time. He is going to that specific post office because it has the longest hours, 6 a.m. until midnight.
Brasseur started collecting Kennedy stamps three years ago after lower back pain made him disabled.
“My grandfather gave me a book that had a FDC,” said Brasseur. “I was always curious to what it was and when I did, that peaked my interest.”
FDC means first day cover. Brasseur explained on the first day a stamp comes out, the post office puts it on a pictured envelope, and cancels it. In Brasseur’s case, the post office released the first day Kennedy cover in 1964,

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.


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