Welcome to the REM Catalog website. I am a collector of 7-1-71 first day covers and I started corresponding with Roy Mooney in early 2000 about the issue. Virtually everything I know about 7-1-71s I learned from Roy over the next 12 years. Roy, a proud Pearl Harbor survivor, died in March 2012 and I am honored to carry on his efforts to document the ongoing discoveries of 7-1-71 covers. I think I learned a lot from Roy, and yet I realize my knowledge is only a tiny fraction of what Roy knew about this intriguing area of first day cover collecting.
So, what’s this website all about? I think the introduction to Roy’s award winning philatelic exhibit says it best. It states, in part “7-1-71 was the date that the old Post Office Department changed to the new [United States] Postal Service. Many big changes were planned. One thing to start was to encourage stamp collecting. The Postal Service stamp was to be issued with first day cancels available at all 33,000 postal facilities. A cachet[ed] envelope was to be given free. For the price of the 8 cent stamp and the local postmark, this became a first day cover.” And those first day covers are the focus of this website. Enjoy your visit. If you have any thoughts you would like to share with me on this website or the 7-1-71 issue, click on the Contact us tab. Thanks for stopping by!