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MaineJoe
Greg? Why is it every time you do a post like this I get this "itch"? BTW do you know who hoop303 and cloudysunstar are? Seems they both have quite a lot of stuff up all the time, most for reasonable prices too.

 And yes! I have been buying some of their items too 😉
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oklahomadanny
Joe how true you are! [biggrin] I also 'blame' Greg ALL the time for sucking me back into that souvenir card "black hole". After a months long hiatus I was drawn back in after reading Greg's thread on a free SCCS subscription and snagged one. I have had hoop303 in an active tab, not just bookmarked, for a long time. I just lost that set of 6  ABNCo Columbian Tickets cards (by 21c!). I really need to find a sniper program after Watch Count started charging for their service. I also ran across cloudysunstar auctions after failing to bid on that Eagle proof he had for $21.99 because of poor pictures (no zoom function) and not sure if it was actually a B65 (brown). a**e(815) bought a lot of those bargain priced cards. hoop303 does indeed have some good prices along with selection.
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MaineJoe
Danny I was hooked by the freebie also. Though I have a lot of cards it seems I just can't let them go by. But I do my best to refrain 👍
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oklahomadanny
[biggrin][biggrin][biggrin] I bid on a B122 "Indian Mourning Civilization" and won. I immediately thought, "I'll save on shipping costs", and ordered 6 more of his auctions. [crazy]
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MaineJoe

Now see what you started 🤔

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GregAlex
I'm a baaaaad boy.  [biggrin]
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MaineJoe
GregAlex wrote:
Here's an item you rarely see. Not a souvenir card, per se, but nonetheless it was given a catalog number by the SCCS: FSO-1974B. This is the souvenir book issued for the opening of the Canadian National Postal Museum in 1974. It's a limited edition, with only 1200 printed. What makes this interesting are the 12 intaglio prints that are affixed to various pages. These were produced by both Canadian Bank Note Co. and British American Bank Note Co. They include the Parliament Bldg., a covered wagon, tall ships, locomotives, and a couple historic portraits.

I've seen these books sell in the $100 range. I felt lucky to pick one up for $85. They don't come up very often, and the min. bid on this one is $69.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Canadas-NATIONAL-POSTAL-MUSEUM-history-hardcover-book-with-engravings-embossed/283379341804?hash=item41fab999ec:g:HzoAAOSwYyVcZaFr:rk:1😋f:0

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 Yes sir! Thanks again Greg! Book came today and no disappointment at all. Must say, it's just not fair to be taking advantage of these banana mush brains of ours, is it? Danny will agree with me I think 😉
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oklahomadanny
I snagged this book after checking a book search site I use. Dealer was also on ebay so went there and had 3 watchers in 1st 24hrs. Needless to say I hit the BIN. $19.95 + 4.00 +$23.95 [thumb] hoop303 was @ $69 then $59. Lets see if I can get the pics right.
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oklahomadanny
BTW cloudysunstar had that BEP buildings frontispiece listed as a souvenir card FB1962B for $49.95 before removing the listing. Here's his deleted auction.

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Joe I like to think Greg showed us how to appreciate a nice engraving. We were then hooked on souvenir cards. [tongue] I remember when all Greg's posts were on the regular forum and got a lot more comments. The new sub-forum doesn't get near the traffic unfortunately. [frown]
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MaineJoe
I had seen that book along with another (can't remember what it was), both together for $29.95. Knew I should have nabbed it [wink] Oh, and Greg is doing just fine tootling us along! notice how he selectively and precisely brings along new and different items from time to time. I was actually into the stamp cards back in the day when stamps were my thing, and brought along some of the currency ones then too cause I thought they looked neat. Yes I have binders of them! And now with a little more education (thanks to Greg!) I'm starting to add to the stock again. But as long as I keep all the "former" accumulation where it is I think I'll be okay and not get too carried away, for now [biggrin]   
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GregAlex
oklahomadanny wrote:
Joe I like to think Greg showed us how to appreciate a nice engraving. We were then hooked on souvenir cards. [tongue] I remember when all Greg's posts were on the regular form and got a lot more comments. The new sub-forum doesn't get near the traffic unfortunately. [frown]


Thanks for the nice compliment!

You're right about the decrease in visibility after shifting the related topics to this specialized sub-forum. That's the Law of Unintended Consequences. Several SCCS members wanted a forum just for souvenir cards, so I pushed to get this started. But I think posting on the main forum generated more curiosity. Over here we are out of sight, out of mind. I'm still optimistic that we can get more active members posting things.

What about someone starting a new topic on books containing cards and engravings? I'd be happy to add some interesting items... :-)
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oklahomadanny
GregAlex wrote:

What about someone starting a new topic on books containing cards and engravings? I'd be happy to add some interesting items... :-)

NOOOOOO! The souvenir cards are affordable don't go finding books to buy. [eek] I remember that book from one of your old posts and liked that frontispiece of the BEP buildings and occasionally looked for it. Finally did an inventory (I think) after buying that last group of cards from hoop303. Appears I have 72 BEP and still uncounted SO's (20?). Those 4 train cards are nice! I like the ABNCo banknotes on the SO cards.
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GregAlex
Here's an interesting one. It's considered a semi-official forerunner card: FSO-1923A. It was printed by American Bank Note, although it's a lithograph, not an engraving. These show up regularly, but this one has a low bid price at present. If someone wins it for $10-12 they will have done well.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/American-Bank-Note-Co-Harding-Memorial-Association-Membership-Certificate-1924/202649322976?hash=item2f2ed745e0:g:MxIAAOSwsixcq6s2

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GregAlex
You just never know where you'll find a deal. This one showed up on the philatelic dealer site "Buck-A-Cover" --
https://www.buckacover.com/coverbox/search-cb.php?ct=10211&search=&page=10&num_rows=469

This is listed in the SCCS catalog as SO-101. It is not intaglio engraved and it is not on card stock, but it does have a hologram and it is a souvenir of the '92 World Columbian Stamp Expo. And it's pretty scarce -- Ken Barr has it listed at $35. But you can nab it for the low, low price of just ... $2.50!

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MaineJoe
Well Greg, I tried for it. It says they have multiples of it. So I thought to maker minimum I would take 4. No idea where the others are and the cart doesn't just allow for selecting quantity.
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Berny
There are many unusual souvenir cards on eBay being sold by cloudysunstar

Interesting condition: "Condition as issued" 
A few examples:
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBNS-INTERNATIONAL-BANK-NOTE-OBSOLETE-BANK-OF-ENGLAND-ONE-LIRE-SOUVENIR-CARD/283464988207?hash=item41ffd4762f:g:W-MAAOSwbmFcfGrq

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GregAlex
He does have some great stuff and he must have a ton of it. I think he didn't really know what he had when he started selling. Those BEP Veterans Day cards would sell for under $20. Now he's getting 2-3 times that.
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GregAlex
There may not be a whole lot of philatelic collectors on the forum, but I'll post this one anyway, just because it's a very attractive card -- B-229. It was just posted on eBay at a starting bid of 99¢ (Ken Barr lists it at $60!)  It's posted in the paper money category and it's not well described, so I think it may go unnoticed.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bureau-of-Engraving-Printing-Trans-Mississippi-Engravings-Reprints-1998/202696913191?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D85405e37a4ff43f38e0329136833fa4c%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D202696914387%26itm%3D202696913191&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

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MaineJoe
Greg, it states it's a reprint. Does that deviate on the value, or is the reprint an old print?
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GregAlex
Technically, the stamps are reprints. But I don't think he knows what a souvenir card is.
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MaineJoe
Yes that's what I was thinking. The souvenir cards are reprints of original items. I've been watching his items and thinking there's a couple listed that I may not have yet.
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Berny
A seldom seen booklet with 6 intaglio prints plus more:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283516487243?ul_noapp=true

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GregAlex
I have this one and it's a beautiful folder. The starting bid is a reasonable retail price. One thing: the complete folder should also contain two more intaglio cards, one with the Statue of Liberty and one with the Empire State Building. Potential buyers should verify that, because they are not shown.
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GregAlex
Here's a nice little Canadian philatelic card that you don't often see: SO-49 in the SCCS catalog. And it is small -- only 5" wide. If someone can pick it up for $3 or less that would be a good deal, and shipping is free.

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CurrencyDen1
Thanks for the tip!  Mine for 99 cents + free shipping!
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