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Posted 05/14/2021   7:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Monaco.

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Here's an interesting one I picked up recently -- an error card! You don't see these too often, since quality control was easier to oversee on short runs (only 8,500 were printed). This is B-138, but you can see the black plate slipped significantly downward. I've also included an image from a typical card, for comparison. What do you suppose a similar error would bring on an actual stamp from that period?



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Have not checked if featured previously.
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Posted 06/08/2021   11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
(Did not see in other scans)
This one came to me in the bottom of a box lot of odds&ends I got at auction.
Came with original envelope and paperwork.

I like how on the order form, along with the other BEP offerings, you can get uncut sheets of banknotes.

Thanks for the Ken Barr website.
This one is listed as: B186 Centennial 1994,thirteen 1894 stamps (black)




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Posted 06/12/2021   12:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Patg23, you actually have B-197, the blue version of the Postage Stamp Centennial card. When the BEP first issued the card in 1994, it was very popular and quickly sold out. So they reprinted it the following year, doubling the print run, and it sold very well, too.

There's a similar card, B-229, that showcases the entire Trans-Mississipi set, in green.

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Greg,
Thank you for the clarification. On closer look, it does look more like a very light shade of blue.(My eyes aren't what they used to be.)
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Posted 08/26/2021   5:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I just thought everyone might like to see this year's annual card from the Souvenir Card Collectors Society, which was released earlier this month at the Chicago APS show. Every year the SCCS puts out an engraved souvenir card, which goes out to all our members. We wanted to do something special for the 40th anniversary of the Society this year, so we produced this five color card, which actually required seven passes on the press.

If anyone wants to join the SCCS ($25 annual dues), you will receive a mint version of this card. You can learn more here:
http://www.souvenircards.org/join.html

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Posted 05/21/2022   6:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What, no new posts since last year? Well, I'll add a couple cards I recently picked up. Both of these are considered semi-official (SO) cards. The first is from the CANADA 82 stamp show, printed by Ashton-Potter. It shows off the 10 progressive steps in the process used to print the 30 Terry Fox stamp. This is listed by the SCCS as SO-27.




And another Ashton-Potter card, SO-162, from Capex 96 with six stamp reproductions. Despite the fact that these are not postally valid, someone "cancelled" them with a variety of different hand stamps from the show.



Both of these cards are seldom seen in the collector's market, so apparently they were not well received.
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