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 Posted 02/22/2018  3:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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That would necessarily make them limited, as well.


To a degree. The earlier cards from the 1970s were printed in mass quantities, some in excess of 75,000. Currently, the Bureau only issues around 2,000 to 3,000 of their intaglio prints.

And I should be a little more specific: The cards issued by the BEP, the bank note companies, and most by retired Bureau pressman Mike Bean are printed from intaglio plates. Others like the one posted earlier by the Omaha Coin Club are done by offset printing. These are known as private cards.
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 Posted 02/25/2018  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"Spider press proofs" (which are not technically proofs at all) are among the rarest souvenir cards. These were only available at stamp and coin shows where the Bureau brought it's demonstration press. Typically 40 to 100 cards were hand-pulled, signed and numbered; chances to buy a card were raffled off throughout the show. The cards were usually the same design as the regular BEP cards but often printed in a different color ink.

Here's one from the 2007 ANA show in Charlotte, NC.

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 Posted 02/26/2018  07:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is not a Souvenir Card, put a cool invitation to the BEP's unveiling of their new $100 big head design.


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 Posted 02/26/2018  11:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This is not a Souvenir Card, put a cool invitation to the BEP's unveiling of their new $100 big head design.
Very nice!
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 Posted 03/06/2018  02:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great souvenir, Steve!
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 Posted 03/06/2018  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting items!
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 Posted 04/15/2018  12:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a few couple more hand-pulled cards, including one by American Bank Note -- one of only 20 printed. Most of these cards are also signed by the pressman.





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Here's a few couple more hand-pulled cards, including one by American Bank Note -- one of only 20 printed. Most of these cards are also signed by the pressman.
Very nice!
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 Posted 09/19/2019  12:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, it's been some time since I added to this thread! We have been busy working on the Image Gallery for the Souvenir Card Collector Society website: http://www.souvenircards.org/gallery/gallery.html
We presently have more than 1500 images posted and 17 different categories populated, with more to come. Most recently we posted the private issue cards put out by the ANA, some of which have actual banknotes attached.

Some of the most interesting cards (to me at least) are the forerunners, issued by the BEP and bank note companies before the official souvenir programs began in the late 1960s. I'll post some of the most attractive ones, to pique your interest.

















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 Posted 09/19/2019  08:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add joecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are beautiful.

I especially like the polar bear about to jump in the kayak.
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Nice stuff, @GregAlex! Can you tell me more about the flying eagle image (card #5)? I've seen that before, but just don't remember where.
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 Posted 10/11/2019  11:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Nice stuff, @GregAlex! Can you tell me more about the flying eagle image (card #5)? I've seen that before, but just don't remember where.


The "Hatch Eagle" was engraved by Lorenzo Hatch for the Bureau of Engraving & Printing around the turn of the last century. A variation appears on the back of the 1918 $1 Federal Reserve Note. But before that the original design was used on many forerunner souvenir cards that were produced for the BEP's exhibits at various World's Fairs and expositions, starting with the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. They even printed it on silk souvenir handkerchiefs!

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 Posted 10/13/2019  9:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fantastic and beautiful examples greg. You never disappoint.
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Back in the good old days before the BEP added the word COPY in red letters.


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