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tigertrader

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A few to start:

B-87 FUN 1986 $100 Treasury Note Face Farragut USN VC Cancel.jpg  B-135 ANA Midwinter $2 Silver Am. Renaissance 1990 VC Cancel.jpg  B136 CSNS $1 Silver Certificate Am Renaissance 1990 VC Cancel.jpg 
B-196 IPMS $1 Coin Series 1890 Edwin M. Stanton 1995 VC Cancel.jpg 



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These are 2 separate cards with the same design and 2 differently placed cancels.

I probably should have started with these...

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Hey, that SIPEX 66 card is a winner! Check Ken Barr's retail price on that one. You rarely see those with a show cancel, because at that time collectors weren't sure what to make of them. It took until the early '70s for people to start regularly adding show cancels to souvenir cards.

I'll post some of mine. I don't usually collect these, unless I was at a show and had the stamps cancelled myself. But sometimes if a show cancel is priced the same as a mint card, then I get a bonus. Here are my ABN show-cancelled cards. I'll scan some others later.

SO-2 ShC.jpg  SO-25 ShC.jpg  SO-37 ShC.jpg  SO-39 ShC.jpg  SO-77 ShC.jpg  SO-107 ShC.jpg  SO-112 ShC.jpg 
This last one amuses me. Apparently the Post Office forgot to insert the date stamp into the show cancel. So they had to cancel it again later with a generic circular date stamp. [rolleyes]


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Tiger and Greg...very nice cards. Keep em coming. Here’s a few of mine although posted before..

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Okay, some show-cancelled BEP cards today. Most of these were ones that I did myself, so I picked thematic stamps. After going through these I have to say I'm disappointed in the IPMS for lacking the originality to their change their show cancel over the years.

B-69 ShC.jpg  B-70 ShC.jpg  B-72 ShC.jpg  B-78 ShC.jpg  B-127 ShC.jpg  B-169 ShC.jpg  B-217 show cancelled.jpg

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Nice. Really like the $10,000 and $20 large golds.

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Nice... I know it sounds strange, but I actually prefer the cancelled souvenir cards over clean virgin cards.  
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Not strange at all -- they certainly add more color and variety to the cards. Although I've seen some ugly examples, too, by collectors who overdid it.
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Found some more in another album. I was kind of surprised at how many show cancelled cards I actually have!

B-270 ShC.jpg  B-268 ShC.jpg  B-261 ShC.jpg  B-254 ShC.jpg  B-252 ShC.jpg  B-227 ShC.jpg  B-132 ShC.jpg  B-20 ShC.jpg 

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Found a couple more obscure cards with show cancels: MB-41 and M-4. The Metro Chapter card is the only one I'm aware of that actually mentions souvenir cards in the cancellation and includes the SCCS logo. The full cancel on this particular card missed the stamp, so they hit it again to tie it to the card.

MB-41 ShC.jpg 
M-4 ShC.jpg 
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Found one more fairly recent one.

Q-49 ShC.jpg 

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Nice cards everyone.

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Really nice cancel on that Tampa card, Steve. [thumb]
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I came across an interesting site today, which details the Canadian Philatelic Exhibitions (CAPEX), complete with a number of show-cancelled souvenir cards. Here's one you rarely see cancelled, let alone with United Nations first day cancel!

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We list three pulled proofs as B-123, B-128 & B-131  

Here are show cancelled versions with matching thematic stamps  

IMG_0242.jpg  IMG_0243.jpg  IMG_0244.jpg

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Those cards are fantastic. You almost never see them at all, let alone show cancelled. Thanks for posting!
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A couple cancelled cards arrived this week. The show cancel on the 2007 Memphis card (Q-45) was an unexpected bonus, but the ones on the Efimex '68 card (PS-2) were the reason I picked it up. You don't often see show cancels on the earliest cards from the 1960s. Collectors weren't quite sure what to do with them yet. The cancels on this PS-2 increase it's retail value by about 20x.

PS2 ShC.jpg  Q45 ShC.jpg 

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This is a special card for me as it was the first one I bought when I started collecting. It was my introduction card to this great hobby.
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Went to a stamp show a few weekends back and was poking through the bargain bins, as usual. I came across some souvenir cards in a dollar box and, I confess, I will buy almost anything for a buck. Almost. Actually, if these had not been show cancelled I probably would have passed. But the first one in particular isn't seen cancelled all that often.

B-21 ShC.jpg  PS-59 ShC.jpg  PS-46 ShC.jpg  PS-41 ShC.jpg 

Then there was this one, which is a very late semi-official that hardly every shows up at all, let alone cancelled -- SO-162. CAPEX '96 had about a dozen different show cancels available and apparently the stamps on the card (which were not postally valid) were easy targets. I picked up several of these -- this one had six different postmarks.

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As a follow-up to nirvana's post of the Medal of Honor souvenir card, I think the beauty of this card is often overlooked.  The detail of the medals must have been very difficult to achieve considering the thick waxy ink that was applied over the embossing.

The following card I thought appropriate for Memorial Day weekend.  The card is signed by Lewis L. Millett, Captain of "Easy" Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, and recipient of the Medal of Honor during the Korean War.  Millett had an interesting military career and retired as a colonel.  He received the Medal of Honor even though he had once been court-martialed!  Details of his career can be found on Wikipedia.  The photo is of Lewis Millett in 1985.  The photo was taken by Al Chang and was released by the United States Army.  It is in the public domain.

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Keeping with the theme, here is a card signed by Thomas Hipschen and Czeslaw Slania, the respective engravers of the vignettes on the Veterans of Korea and Veterans of World War I stamps.


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Both cards are nice -- but Slania/Hipschen autographs are very cool! Thanks for the timely posts, Don.
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I have several of these at home Greg. If I ever make back there in one piece and get things caught up I'll dig some out and get pics of them.
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I came upon this card on Ebay (it's still there if anyone's interested). Just thought I'd share this as a good example of show cancel overkill. It's from the 1991 ANA show in Chicago (ANA-10). Someone wanted a cancel from every day of the show, along with the FDOI cancel for the Numismatics stamp. Not a very attractive presentation, imho. On the plus side, it does have a couple BEP autographs! :-)

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