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GregAlex

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Though you don't see them often, errors on souvenir cards do exist. In early issues of the Souvenir Card Journal these were regularly chronicled, but not many have surfaced lately.

I only have one in my collection, a black color shift on the stamps on B-73.

B73 error.jpg 
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A far more interesting error is found in a recent Archives International auction, an inverted printing. But not just an invert -- this card has elements of two cards: the engraved plate of SO-118 and the enlarged offset image from SO-120. That makes me wonder if someone at ABNC may have concocted this, after hours.

Error invert SO-118_120.jpg 

Inverts are probably the easiest errors to spot, but this one on SO-54 went unnoticed for 30 years until Bill Kriebel (SCJ editor) discovered it in his own collection.
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And here's another invert that was brought to my attention by SCCS member Tom Lynch, this time on one of the SCCS annual cards, N-5. N-5 INVERT ERROR.jpg

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Interesting. Will take a closer look at my SO-54. Thanks.
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I think it was Don Wilcox who found all the early errors.  I have none, but thank you for sharing these.
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A far more interesting error is found in a recent Archives International auction, an inverted printing.
Error invert SO-118_120.jpg 
 


That invert error did pretty well - it was hammered down at $120, so $146 with buyer's premium. Not many souvenir cards sell in this price range.
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I was looking over some scans on the SCCS website and realized I had another minor error in my collection. It's obvious once you notice it, but I can see why it went undetected for so long. Who can spot it? [smile]

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The printing is not straight...accounting for the crooked AMERICAN HERITAGE COLLECTION lettering as well as the top of Washington's head and the Eagle's wing extending into the note's margin. 

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Bingo! The foil lettering at the bottom is running downhill. Everything else is intentional, however. And I think the foil Treasury seal is in the right spot, so they must have printed them separately.
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The error on the SO-54 is a good one.  It's a pretty dramatic error, but not immediately noticeable when you look at the card.

Here are a couple of minor printing flaws that appear somewhat regularly on the B-5 1970 INTERPEX card and the B-45 CENJEX '78 card.  On the B-5 card, some of the cards are missing the period at the end of the text.  From what I have seen over the years, the number of cards with the period and without the period are about the same.  On the B-45 card, some cards have a blue dot on George Washington's nose.  Again, from what I've seen, the blue dot appears on about 10% of the issues.

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This error is a little more visible.  On the following B-32, the vignette is tilted and touching the top of the text.


B32 Vignette Tilt.jpg

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I was familiar with the B-5 missing period, but not the blue spot on B-45. Those two, I think, would both be considered varieties, rather than errors, since the difference is consistent over a significant number of cards. I'm going to bring this up with the Cataloging Committee and they will probably be given variety suffixes: B-5(a) and B-45(a).
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