First Day Cover: Folklore, Valentine’s Day, Morris Dancing, Lammastide, Mummers, 6 February 1981.
A first day cover (FDC) is a postage stamp on a cover, postal card or stamped envelope franked on the first day of issue.
This envelope is franked with the words “Folklore, Valentine’s Day, Morris Dancing, Lammastide, Mummers” in a faux-medieval type style. Affixed are four stamps:
14p: St. Valentine’s Day – a heart surrounded by flowers, flanked by cup-bearing cherubs and surmounted by lovebirds.
18p: “A Merry May” shows Morris Dancers dressed as medieval-styled troubadors flanking a hobby horse.
22p: “Lammastide” male and female dancers flank a Corn King, at the feet of which are horns of plenty.
25p: “Medieval Mummers” showing four medieval mummers in animal-headed costumes.