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Dawn Cover Productions


Dawn Cover Productions has now been producing football covers for over FIFTY years. The decision to set up the company in 1971 and commence full-scale production followed Stuart Renshaw’s successful publication of an experimental series of covers during the 1970-71 season. 

In 1971-72, he established the Official Football League Series (OFLS) and produced around 10 basic covers per season and they were a big hit from day one.  Covers were issued for most major events on the footballing calendar.  Demand grew for even more events to be coverd and by 1973, he had added a new Historical cover series and had also started to produce the occasional cover for his Commemorative Sports series. He also introduced the Football Association international match series in 1976, which ran for just under 6 years. 

From 1973 to 1980, the major European competitions each had their own dedicated cover series – European Cup, UEFA Cup and European Cup Winners Cup. In 1982, the OFLS was renamed the Official Football Cover Series (OFCS) and, along with the Historical series, has continued to this day. 

In 2003, Stuart introduced his hand crafted Postal History Series to produce small runs of covers for matches that don't fit into any of his other series - often at very short notice.

Since 1970, Stuart has produced over 7000 football-related items.



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                                   Last updated 14/11/2021

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