U.S. First Day Cover Cachet Display Catalog:
AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers Bibliography

Part of the U.S. First Day Cover Cachet Display Catalog
by Douglas H. Henkle, AFDCS LM #137, henkle@pobox.com

(last updated .04-01-2020)

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      This page is a bibliography of all known editions of the "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers" which have had numerous different titles since the first one was published in FIRST DAYS in 1976. These editions list First Day Cover Cachetmakers and/or Cachet lines which have been in business since 1976. Each entry includes their contact and other information which was current at the time of publication. There may have been other unlisted FDC Cachetmakers since 1976, but they did not notify the American First Day Cover Society (AFDCS) of their existence.

      Note: If you see in the various published indexes of FIRST DAYS, articles entitled "Cachet Makers and Servicers", these were the predecessors to the continuing "First Cachets" series of articles with first and last day cachets by U.S. Scott number listed in Cachetmaker order, with short write-ups of cachet maker's first and last day cachets, or actual updated Indexes by Cachet Maker, and are not directly related to the Directories documented on this page. The latest edition, AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, January 2020, lists "First cachet" for 87 makers. In the earliest editions, "First Cachets' are not mentioned.

      A work-in-progress Index to the entries in these Directories is available on the AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers Index page. At this time, the first nine editions, 1976-1983 and the 2020 edition have been Indexed. Cachetmakers in the 2020 Directory are marked with a double asterisk "**".

      All FIRST DAYS back issues since 1955, and, except as noted, all Directories below are available on the AFDCS FIRST DAYS 1955-2017 DVD-ROM.



NOTICE: Almost all editions of these Directories include a statement similar to this: "Copyright American First Day Cover Society, 1994. No portion may be reproduced without permission of the editor of FIRST DAYS." As of 2-21-2020, I have been notified that the AFDCS has "no objection" to my displaying on this page any and all past editions of these directories.

      #dcc1976 = every Directory entry can be individually linked to by appending this code on the end of this page's URL, for example:
http://www.folklib.net/fdc/makers/dcc-bibliog.shtml#dcc1976

  1. [#dcc1976] = "Current Cachet Maker Compilation", by Mrs. Candi Bailey (Indexed)
          FIRST DAYS, #120, 21(1), 1-2-1976, p. 52-3 (complete list)
          p. 52 -- Table, A / p. 53 -- A-W

  2. [#dcc1977-1] = "Current Cachet Makers", by Mrs. Candi Bailey (Indexed)
          FIRST DAYS, #127, 22(2), 3-4/1977, p. 89-90 (complete list)
          p. 89 -- Table, A / p. 90 -- B-W

  3. [#dcc1977-2] = "Addendum Current Cachet Makers", by Candi Bailey (Indexed)
          FIRST DAYS, #131, 22(6), 11-12/1977, p. 26 (additions and changes only)
          p. 26

  4. [#dcc1978] = "Current Cachet Makers", by Mrs. Candi Bailey (Indexed)
          FIRST DAYS, #132, 23(1), 1-2/1978, p. 74-6 (complete list)
          p. 74 -- Table, A / p. 75 -- A-M / p. 76 -- M-W

  5. [#dcc1979-1] = "Cachet Makers", by Terry Endress (Indexed)
          [printed, not dated, rcd. 3-31-1979] (complete list) [NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM]

  6. [#dcc1979-2] = "Current Cachetmakers", by Terry Endress (Indexed)
          FIRST DAYS, #141, 24(4), 7-8/1979, p. 74-6 (complete list)
          p. 74 -- Table A-N / p. 75 -- Table N-W, A-G / p. 76 -- G-W

  7. [#melld1980] = "Mellone's Directory of Cachet Makers & Servicers, 1980 edition", by Michael A. Mellone
         Stewartsville, NJ: F.D.C. Publishing Co.
         FIRST DAYS, #162, 27(7), 10-01-1982, p. 1074:
         "And for those interested in branching out into the area of cacheted FDCs in a really serious manner, Mike Mellone's "Directory of Cachet Makers and Servicers" is indeed the place to start. It is well and colorfully illustrated and was published by Mike's own company, the F.D.C. Publishing Co."

  8. [#dcc1981] = "Compilation of Current Cachetmakers", by Doris Gold (Indexed)
          FIRST DAYS, #154, 26(5), 9-10/1981, p. 730-2 (complete list)
          p. 730 -- A-F / p. 731 -- F-N / p. 732 -- P-Z

  9. [#dcc1982] = "Current Cachet Makers", by Doris Gold (Indexed)
          [printed, dated 4-01-1982] (complete list) [NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM]

  10. [#dcc1983] = "Current Cachetmakers - 1983", by Bernard H. Kroll (Indexed)
          FIRST DAYS, #172, 29(1), 1-01-1984, p. 120-4 (complete list)
          p. 120 -- A / p. 121 -- A-E / p. 122 -- E-K / p. 123 -- K-Q / p. 124 -- Q-Z

  11. [#dcc1984-1] = "1984 Directory of Cachet Makers", by Bernard H. Kroll
          [printed, dated 11/1983] (complete list) [NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM]

  12. [#dcc1984-2] = "What is a Current Cachetmaker?", by Bernard H. Kroll
          FIRST DAYS, #176, 29(5), 7-01-1984, p. 728-9 (no list, no changes)
          p. 728 / p. 729

  13. [#dcc1986-1] = "1986 Directory of Cachet Makers", by Bernard H. Kroll
          [printed, "Reprinted from FIRST DAYS"] (complete list) [NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM]

  14. [#dcc1986-2] = "Current Cachets - 1986", by Bernard H. Kroll
          FIRST DAYS, #188, 31(1), 1-15-1986, p. 43-7 (complete list)
          p. 43 / p. 44 / p. 45 / p. 46 / p. 47

  15. [#dcc1986-3] = "Current Cachetmakers List: Addendum No. 1 to 1986 Directory - 2/15/86", by Bernard H. Kroll
          FIRST DAYS, #190, 31(3), 4-15-1986, p. 391 (additions and changes only)
          p. 391

  16. [#dcc1986-4] = "Current Cachetmakers List: Addendum No. 1 to 1986 Directory - 2/15/86", by Bernard H. Kroll
          FIRST DAYS, #192, 31(5), 7-15-1986, p. 670 (additions and changes only)
          p. 670

  17. [#dcc1988-1] = "Current Cachet and Cachetmakers", by Bernard H. Kroll
          FIRST DAYS, #204, 33(1), 1-15-1988, p. 107-11 (complete list)
          p. 107 / p. 108 / p. 109 / p. 110 / p. 111

  18. [#dcc1988-2] = "Addendum to the 1988 AFDCS Directory of Current Cachets and Cachetmakers", by Bernard Kroll
          FIRST DAYS, #208, 33(5), 7-15-1988, p. 674 (additions and changes only)
          p. 674

  19. [#dcc1990-1] = "1990 Cachet and Cachetmakers Directory", by Bernard Kroll
          FIRST DAYS, #224, 35(5), 7-15-1990, p. 640,642,644,646,648,650,652 (complete list)

  20. [#dcc1990-2] = "1990 AFDCS Cachet and Cachetmakers Addendum #1", by Bernard Kroll
          FIRST DAYS, #228, 36(1), 1-15-1991, p. 99 (additions and changes only)
          p. 99

  21. [#dcc1992-1] = "1992 Cachetmakers Directory", by ?
          FIRST DAYS, #241, 37(6), 9-01-1992, p. ? (?, I have not seen this) [NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM]
          I cannot find my copy of this issue and AFDCS destroyed all their back issues so I have no way to fully document this edition on this page.

  22. [#dcc1992-2] = "1992 Current Cachetmakers Directory Addendum #1", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #244, 38(1), 1-15-1993, p. 65 (additions and changes only)
          p. 65

  23. [#dcc1992-3] = "1992 Current Cachetmakers Directory Addendum #2", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #248, 38(5), 7-15-1993, p. 420-1 (additions and changes only)
          p. 420 / p. 421

  24. [#dcc1995-1] = "1995 Cachetmakers Directory", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #257, 39(6), 9-01-1994, ip. 1-16 (from Mark Goodson) [NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM]
         ip = insert page (16 page Insert stapled into the center of FIRST DAYS)

  25. [#dcc1995-2] = "1995 AFDCS Cachetmakers Directory Addendum #1", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #264, 40(5), 7-15-1995, p. 392-3 (additions and changes only)

  26. [#dcc1995-3] = "1995 AFDCS Cachetmakers Directory Addendum #2", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #272, 41(5), 7-15-1996, p. 376-7 (additions and changes only)

  27. [#dcc1997-1] = "1997 AFDCS Current Cachetmakers Directory", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #276, 42(1), 1-15-1997, insert between p. 32 and p. 33 (complete list) [NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM]

  28. [#dcc1997-2] = "1997 AFDCS Cachetmakers Directory Addendum #l", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #284, 43(1), 1-15-1998, p. 35-6 (additions and changes only)

  29. [#dcc2000] = "2000 AFDCS Cachetmakers Directory Supplement", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #300, 45(1), 1-15-2000, p. 34-5 (additions and changes only)

  30. [#dcc2001] = "AFDCS Current Cachetmakers Directory: Website Listings in the 2OOl Edition", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #310, 46(3), 4-15-2001, p. 212 (lists 32 Cachetmaker names and their website URLs only)

  31. [#dcc2002-1] = "2002 AFDCS Cachetmakers Directory", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #313, 46(6), 9-01-2001, insert between p. 456 and p. 457 (complete list) [NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM]
         (20 p. Directory + 8 p. of other inserts)

  32. [#dcc2002-2] = "2002 AFDCS Cachetmakers Directory Supplement", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #318, 47(3), 4-15-2002, p. 192 (additions and changes only)

  33. [#dcc2002-3] = "AFDCS Current Cachetmakers Directory: Website Listings in the 2002 Edition", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #319, 47(4), 6-01-2002, p. 262-3 (lists 41 Cachetmaker names and their website URLs only)

  34. [#dcc2003] = "2002 Supplement 2: AFDCS Current Cachetmakers Directory", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #325, 48(2), 3-01-2003, p. 67 (additions and changes only)

  35. [#dcc2004] = "2004-2005 AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #329, 48(6), 9-01-2003, 24 page insert [NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM]

  36. [#dcc2006] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, 9th Edition", by Betty Hundley
          undated, ca. 2006?, an update to the above "2004-2005 AFDCS Directory...", I could find no mention of this in FIRST DAYS, 26 page booklet [NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM]

  37. [#dcc2007] = "Cachetmakers' Directory", by Betty Hundley
          FIRST DAYS, #357, 52(2), 3-01-2007, insert (?, I have not seen this) [NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM]


  38. 2008 - 2013, by Betty Hundley (?, I have not seen these) [NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM]

          The following Directories are NOT on the FIRST DAYS 2017 DVD-ROM. They were only available on the AFDCS website for a short time until they were deleted and replaced by the next edition. This is a complete list of every edition created by Ron E. Allen including six editions "(rcd. from AFDCS)" which did not get backed up by archive.org .

  39. [#dcc2013-9] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, September 2013", by Ron E. Allen
          9/2013, p. 1-7 (PDF) (rcd. from AFDCS) (complete list)

  40. [#dcc2014-4] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, April 2014", by Ron E. Allen
          4/2014, p. 1-16 (PDF) (rcd. from AFDCS) (complete list)

  41. [#dcc2014-10] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, October 2014", by Ron E. Allen
          10/2014, p. 1-11 (PDF) [Archive] (complete list)

  42. [#dcc2015-3] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, March 2015", by Ron E. Allen
          3/2015, p. 1-11 (PDF) [Archive] (complete list)

  43. [#dcc2015-7] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, July 2015", by Ron E. Allen
          7/2015, p. 1-12 (PDF) [Archive] (complete list)

  44. [#dcc2015-11] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, November 2015", by Ron E. Allen
          11/2015, p. 1-12 (PDF) [Archive] (complete list)

  45. [#dcc2016-5] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, May 2016", by Ron E. Allen
          5/2016, p. 1-12 (PDF) [Archive] (complete list)

  46. [#dcc2016-11] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, November 2016", by Ron E. Allen
          11/2016, p. 1-12 (PDF) (rcd. from AFDCS) (complete list)

  47. [#dcc2016-12] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, December 2016", by Ron E. Allen
          12/2016, p. 1-15 (PDF) (rcd. from AFDCS) (complete list)

  48. [#dcc2017-4] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, April 2017", by Ron E. Allen
          4/2017, p. 1-15 (PDF) (rcd. from AFDCS) (complete list)

  49. [#dcc2017-11] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, November 2017", by Ron E. Allen
          11/2017, p. 1-13 (PDF) [Archive] (complete list)

  50. [#dcc2018-4] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, April 2018", by Ron E. Allen
          4/2018, p. 1-13 (PDF) [Archive] (complete list)

  51. [#dcc2018-8] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, August 2018", by Ron E. Allen
          8/2018, p. 1-13 (PDF) [Archive] (complete list)

  52. [#dcc2019-6] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, June 2019", by Ron E. Allen
          6/2019, p. 1-13 (PDF) (rcd. from AFDCS) (complete list)

  53. [#dcc2020-1] = "AFDCS Directory of Current Cachetmakers, January 2020", by Ron E. Allen (Indexed)
          1/2020, p. 1-13 (PDF) (complete list)

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