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CurrencyDen1
I found another European souvenir card of merit today & could not find a good topic slot, so here we go. The Jubilee of Penny Postage Guildhall Invitation and Instructions16th May, 1890.
gh_invitation.jpg  A total of 3,645 Invitations were sent out. This Messrs. Blades, East and Blades design was selected by the celebration committee apparently based upon a large amount of previous such specialized invitation work. The company was a well known London security printer first located at 11 Abchurch Lane, having been founded in 1831 by Joseph Blades [previously of Robinson's Post Office Directory] and Joseph East [Chairman of the London Missionary Society] as Blades & East. When the sons of Joseph Blades joined the firm starting in 1840, they renamed to Blades, East and Blades. The name continued on well into the mid 20th century. In 1873 they printed the tickets to the reception for the Shah of Persia held at the Guildhall on the 29th of June. It featured: "a portrait of the Shah, the arms of the city of London and of the Persian royal house, ornately printed in red, blue, green, sepia, and gold."
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GregAlex
Oh, that's a nice one! Good introduction to Blades, East & Blades, who I'd never heard of. Beautiful design.

I can post a few foreign souvenir cards, but they are not from Europe. I'm going to broaden the topic title in hopes of enticing more participation.
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GregAlex
Here are a couple little philatelic cards from Brazil, 4.25 x 5.75" with serial numbers on the back. I don't know why I picked these up, I guess I liked the design at the time. Both from Brapex II, Brazil's National Philatelic Exposition in 1943.

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GregAlex
And here's one that caused the Cataloging Committee a lot of angst. This is frequently misidentified as an ANA souvenir card but, in fact, it was issued by the Bermuda Monetary Authority in *honor* of the ANA convention. The Bermuda $1 design is intaglio and so is the lathework strip along the bottom. What puzzled us was whether to catalog it, since Bermuda is technically part of North America. Ultimately we punted, and required that cards must be from mainland North America for the SCCS to consider them. This also got us off the hook from cataloging a few other dubious cards from little Caribbean countries.

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CurrencyDen1
GregAlex wrote:
Oh, that's a nice one! Good introduction to Blades, East & Blades, who I'd never heard of. Beautiful design.

A steam printer formed in 1840 when William Blades apprenticed with his father in London.   The firm produced notes for British North Borneo, Leeds Old Bank, and serial numbers for the first 1 Pound notes for the United Kingdom after WWI.

Here's the only test note attributed for the firm.
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CurrencyDen1
A Perkins & Bacon souvenir card.  Stamp Centenary, 1940, London
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GregAlex
Nice! I'm wondering if this is printed on text weight paper and gummed on the back. In which case it would be called a Cinderella Stamp (sort of like a fantasy note).
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CurrencyDen1
1928 London Exhibition
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GregAlex
I did not know, but could have guessed that the annual Tokyo International Coin Convention was cancelled back in May. They put out a series of souvenir cards that are very attractive and have included engravings originally attributed to Continental Bank Note Co. This year they created another CBNC card that I would love to get. I'm trying to figure out how to order one via mail, but the language barrier is a bit tricky.

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CurrencyDen1
That is an interesting engraving.  Here is the 16th convention card from 2005
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GregAlex
Got that one! I picked up all the cards related to Continental and any of the non-portrait vignettes. These are among the only foreign cards I actively collect. The engraving is superb.
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