Hedwig the Owl
Hedwig the Owl

Hedwig the Owl illustration for the Harry Potter First Day Cover series. Artwork by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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Hogwarts Express
Hogwarts Express

Illustration of Harry Potter and Ron Weasley aboard The Hogwarts Express, created for the Harry Potter First Day Cover series. Artwork by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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Albus Dumbledore
Albus Dumbledore

Albus Dumbledore illustration for Harry Potter First Day Cover series

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Hedwig the Owl
Hedwig the Owl

Hedwig the Owl illustration for the Harry Potter First Day Cover series. Artwork by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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Yoda.jpg
Yoda.jpg

illustration by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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LukeSkywalker.jpg
LukeSkywalker.jpg

illustration by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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Jamestown.jpg
Jamestown.jpg

400th anniversary, JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT Honorable Mention American First Day Cover Society National Cachetmakers Contest 2007 illustration by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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LancasterCountyFDC.jpg

Lancaster County Pennsylvania Second Place American First Day Cover Society National Cachetmakers Contest, 2012 illustration by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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PolarBear.jpg
PolarBear.jpg

illustration by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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GrandTetonsNatPark.jpg
GrandTetonsNatPark.jpg

illustration by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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George and Laura Bush
George and Laura Bush

Inaugural Event First Day Cover

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RonaldReagan.jpg
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FederalDuckFDC2012.jpg

Wood Duck First Place, Federal and State Duck Covers American First Day Cover Society National Cachetmakers Contest, 2012 illustration by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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RedFox.jpg
RedFox.jpg

illustration by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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Ring-Necked Duck First Place, Federal and State Duck Covers American First Day Cover Society National Cachetmakers Contest, 2007 illustration by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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AmurTiger.jpg

Amur Tiger, Save Vanishing Species Stamp First Place American First Day Cover Society National Cachetmakers Contest, 2011 illustration by Bonnie Porter, Newtown PA

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artist Bonnie Porter Newtown PA

FIRST DAY COVER ILLUSTRATIONS

 

Over the years I have had the pleasure of creating over 600 First Day Cover illustrations for the stamp collecting industry produced and sold through Collins Associates.  Many of these miniature works of art have won awards in The American First Day Cover Society's annual nationwide Contest, increasing value for collectors (see list below). The very first FDC produced by Collins now retails for about $400.00.  To start your own collection, visit www.collinsfirstdaycovers.net

 

Click on the images for a larger view, but please remember the sketch lines are much finer and the colors are more vivid in person than in the scanned images shown here.

AWARDS from the

American First Day

Cover Society


2006: 

First Place Winner,

“Lunar New Year”, Collins

Se-Tenant Covers

 
2007: 

First Place Winner,

“Ring-necked Duck”, Collins

Federal & State Duck Covers,

Honorable Mention,

“Jamestown Settlement”,

Handpainted/printed

from original art

 

2009:

TOP CACHET OF THE YEAR

AWARD

“Edgar Allan Poe”, Collins

First Place Winner

“Edgar Allan Poe”

Handpainted/printed

from original art

 

First Place Winner

“Long-tailed Duck”

Federal & State Duck Covers

 

2010:

Second Place Winner

“American Wigeon”

Federal & State Duck Covers

 

2011:

First Place Winner

“Save Vanishing Species:

Amur Tiger”

Handpainted/printed from original art


First Place Winner

“White-Fronted Goose”

Federal & State Duck Covers

 

2012:

First Place Winner

“Wood Duck”

Federal and State Duck Covers

 

Second Place Winner

“Lancaster PA”

Handpainted/printed from original art


Second Place Winner

“Birds of Prey”

Se-tenant Covers

 

2013:

First Place Winner

“Common Goldeneye”

Federal and State Duck Covers

Second Place Winner

“Year of the Snake”

Handpainted/printed from original art


Second Place Winner

“New England Coastal Lighthouses”

Se-tenant Covers

2014: 

Second Place Winner

“Canvasback”

Federal and State Duck Covers

Handpainted/printed from original art

Second Place Winner

“Battle of Petersburg”

 

2015: 

 

Start  your own

miniature art collection!

for purchase online:

www.collinsfirstdaycovers.net

Example of a preliminary layout in sketch form submitted for approval before creating final artwork

in pen and ink with hand painted watercolor wash.  Final product shown in color examples above.