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Wizard1, I notice your City of Toronto card has an actual signature. What's the story on that?

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Wizard1, I notice your City of Toronto card has an actual signature. What's the story on that?

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If I remember correctly that's Art Eggleton's signature (mayor of Toronto from 1980-1991, and now a senator)

http://senatorarteggleton.ca/
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Let's bump this topic with a short series that not many collectors know about. These are know as the FMA cards. Between 1991 and 2005, the Bureau of Engraving & Printing Craft Supervisors, Chapter 216, issued a string of souvenir cards as fundraisers for the Federal Managers Association. Most of these feature attractive, historical engraved vignettes from the BEP vaults.

The FMA cards received SCCS numbers of FM-1 to FM-13, though the cards issued in 1991-93 had quite a number of variations, all based around the large, oval Capitol vignette (which, I'm sorry to say, is a lithograph, not intaglio). In 1997, the cards started being issued annually at ANA and IPMS shows. Most had print runs of 800 or 1000 (noted on many of the cards).

You may recognize some of the images from use on early currency and a couple were also used on MPC. Some images also appear on other, officially issued, BEP souvenir cards, so the supervisors association was opportunistic in using them on their own cards. I thought forum members might like to see these all in one place.

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FM-6.jpg  FM-7.jpg 

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Never heard of these. Very nice. Thanks.
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I like the one with the capitol building.  Very cool.
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Mike reminded me that I needed to give this thread a bump. So here are a few more BEP cards. In the 1980s the Bureau produced a number of cards with the fronts and backs of high denomination notes. I think I posted one of these earlier, but here are the others.

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The IPMS-1985 has always been a favorite, especially since I was able to find a plate block of the Eagle stamps.
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This is pretty nice too.
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Well, not intaglio but a nice card with some great vignettes!!
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That last one is intaglio, too, Les. Intaglio just means engraved.
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Here's a few more colorful cards...

B-113 small.jpg  B-189 small.jpg  SO107 show cancel.jpg

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Greg like that BEP facilities card. Wonder if the old buildings are still around and what their current use is or have they been demoed? [frown]
 

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Thankfully, all the buildings still exist! The BEP Visitor Center used to be in the old red brick building, but they have since moved to the newer facility a block away. That "card" is actually the frontispiece of the book "History of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing: 1862-1962". This is an excellent book that's getting harder to find these days. It also contains a nice engraved portrait of Lincoln.

Here's what the buildings look like these days:

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There's a great article by Peter Huntoon in the March/April edition of SPMC Paper Money on "Patented Lettering on Bureau of Engraving and Printing products" A really detailed explanation of the printing processes using the patented lettering process on notes and other Bureau products.
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Ah, it's finally come out! He sent me an advance copy of the article last August when I contacted him on a related query. A good example of this patent lettering is found on the back of the 1878 $500 silver certificate, which was reprinted on the B-205 souvenir card:
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And I located a REALLY impressive example in an 1876 BEP specimen book, laid out in the form of a Grecian urn:

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That’s a pretty spiffy image from what must be a pretty spiffy book.
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It is an amazing book and it's in a library about three hours from where I live. One of my side projects is building a census of these specimen books and there are about 20 in libraries across the country -- I've seen 7 so far. For those who are not familiar with these books, they were typically assembled and bound by the Bureau and gifted to politicians and dignitaries. Each one is unique in what engravings it contains. There's a nice digitized copy you can check out here:
https://archive.org/stream/specimens00unit#page/n7/mode/2up

And as to the one I mentioned earlier, I'm not certain I'm authorized to share the photos I took, so I won't be specific on where it is. But here are another few samples of what's in it -- in addition to the usual portraits and vignettes. It's unlike any of the other specimen books I've seen.

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Very cool book and link...thanks.
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Very cool book and link...thanks.


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So, ever since Greg started this thread, it reminded me I had a personal collection/binder of these things. But for the life of me I couldn't find it, and I thought I might have lost/misplaced it. The previous ones I had posted were extras. After extensive search and memory searching I gave up and deemed them lost

However, apparently I didn't search hard enough as I uncovered it today while cleaning up the house. Here they are! Sorry some are not oriented properly.

My favourite is the $5 chief and the $5 educational

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Another closet collector! ;-) Thanks for posting those.
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So Greg has officially sucked me into collecting souvenir cards.  I found this one today stuffed in the 25th anniversary issue of Paper Money magazine.  Didn't even realize I had it.  Thanks Greg for getting me into something else I need to collect now....

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Nice looking card, Rod! I like the hologram. In 1986 there was a spate of cards featuring the Statue of Liberty, to commemorate its 100th anniversary. Here's a philatelic one:

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Here's another one I dug up

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An older Intaglio vignette of Chase, with bank note.




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