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Here's another one I dug up


Ah, neat item, but not a souvenir card. I have one of these, too -- mine doesn't have the specimen stamp but it does have tractor-feed punch-holes along the edges for computer printing of names, etc. if it were a real stock certificate. This is actually a sales sample that Canadian Bank Note gave out to potential clients. I will post a couple others on the Specimen Stocks and Bonds thread.

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Since many collectors aren't familiar with souvenir cards, here is how they are defined by the Souvenir Card Collectors Society:

Souvenir cards typically include these features:
  • They are mementos or souvenirs of a particular occasion, exposition, or hobbyist show.
  • They are not postally valid or intended for use as postcards.
  • Most are printed on high quality card stock using intaglio methods (steel plate engravings).
  • Intaglio souvenir cards showcase the finest work of American bank note engravers.
  • "Official" cards are authorized and printed by the U.S. government or commercial bank note printers. "Unofficial" cards are printed by private printing companies or individuals.
There are a few exceptions to these rules in the SCCS catalog, but not many.

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Yesterday I noticed an exception to one of the rules above -- the only rule-breaker of this type I've come across. In 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Expo, the BEP issued a series of souvenir cards to sell at their fair exhibit. They also produced a series of four smaller cards that are the size of postcards. From the printing on the back they definitely appear to be intended for postal use. Since this is considered a forerunner card, it gets a pass.

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Very nice..thanks. These are a little more recent.

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Mike, I happen to have a scan of the BEP die card on The Capitol. This was probably circa 1901. This was how the Bureau kept track of what their various engravings were used for.
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Interesting find. Very cool.
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Here’s one. Arrived with 3rd Quarter 2018 edition of Souvenir Card Journal. Honors 100th Anniversary of WW1. Very cool Intaglio card.

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Got mine today too mikelaw.  Very nice card and I assume it will be N-30 in the photo gallery but I'm waiting on Greg or Bill to tell me that.
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Yep, that's now on the website as N-30.

And I filled a couple holes in my own collection yesterday. Here's one I really like for the steamboat vignette -- B-120. I don't know how I missed picking it up until now.

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I picked up a new card (new to me) in the last SCCS auction. This is a Mike Bean print, MB-44 in the SCCS catalog. I like this one particularly for the maritime vignette that I haven't seen before.

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Here's an odd-ball that I had to dig to find the info on at SCCS site. A Q-7 from Lee Quast. It was an unsold card from from a seller I recently bought the 5 card 2009 Lincoln set from. It appears it is no longer available (I asked). [frown]

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B291 to B295 Lincoln set from 2009. Paid ~ $65 w/s&h so ~$12 per card. [smile] Ken Barr lists them at $35 each.
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