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fredemw
Hi,

A quick Question... what constitutes whether something hybrid is a Souvenir Card or not...? Take a look below:

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If I were to follow SCCS, it would be NOT be a SC but rather a PV311 Vignette Engraving: 

BEP Portrait/Vignette Cards
The Bureau of Engraving & Printing has printed examples of their work on cards going back to the 1870s. These were often bound into
specimen books and presented to dignitaries, but some individual prints of portraits and vignettes were also sold. In the 1960s, the BEP started reprinting portraits of chief justices and presidents, and vignettes of historical buildings, mostly in DC. Some of these remain on sale today; they are fairly inexpensive.

These cards usually have only the portrait name or vignette title and don't commemorate an event, so they are not considered souvenir cards. But they have been given catalog numbers in the SCCS numbering system. There are more than 85 different engravings.

Things get interesting here as it has a FPS-1939A, which is a SC, right?

Thanks for any help, I have a few of these going up for sale and want to list it accordingly. 

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Steve in Tampa
I’m not certain what to call it, but it’s got a lot going on and I really like it. Thanks for sharing Fred.
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fredemw
Up on eBay:

BEP Souvenir / Engraved Vignette Card PV-311 STUNNING FPS-1939A VC&a...

Price: $49.00

Item #: 283736117291

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GregAlex
Interesting piece. I think "hybrid" is accurate -- you are correct, it's a forerunner card attached to a portrait-vignette card, if we go by SCCS catalog descriptions. Nicely laid out and cancelled.
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fredemw
Thanks!  I looked at the 1986 AMERIPEX Book (as the card most likely was made during the show), but couldn't find any more details.
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GregAlex
And I'm going to deduce that the BEP had a booth at the show and brought along their Visitor Center cancel, since it would be pretty tough to get the card cancelled in DC and Chicago on the same day. If only they had gotten the Ameripex show cancel in the upper left! ðŸ˜
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