The Souvenir CardCollectors Society

 




(FB) Forerunner, BEP    The 1876 Centennial Share Certificate is generally accepted as the earliest "souvenir card" produced by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing. This massive, ornately engraved sheet was sold as a way to raise funds for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and kept by many donors as a memento. It was reprinted by the BEP in 1988 as FB-1988B. Over the years the Bureau was often called on to produce commemorative programs, invitations, World's Fair souvenirs and award diplomas, and memorial cards. Though significant print runs of some early cards are known, these numbers can be deceptive, as relatively few examples survived. Since these specialty BEP cards are still being produced, "FB" catalog numbers remain in use despite the fact that they are technically no longer "forerunners." Because unknown cards are regularly discovered, the SCCS adopted a year-based numbering system for all the forerunner categories.

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SCCS #:  FB-1876A
Show/event:  Centennial Exhibition Share Certificate
Year:  1876
Dimensions:  24.5" x 20.5"
# Printed:  46000
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Immense collage of scenes, including Signing of Declaration of Independence, Harvesting, and Indian at Old Mill
SCCS #:  FB-1881A
Show/event:  Admiral Farragut Statue Unveiling
Year:  1881
Dimensions:  7.5" x 5.5"
# Printed:  4110
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Invitation card with Farragut portrait, flag and naval ornaments
SCCS #:  FB-1882A
Show/event:  President James Garfield Memorial Service
Year:  1882
Dimensions:  6" x 9.75"
# Printed:  9536
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Garfield surrounded by flags, Capitol and White House. Printed on smooth stock with black frame along border of card. This portrait was later used on currency.
SCCS #:  FB-1882A(a)
Show/event:  Frontispiece for "Memorial Address, Life and Character of James A. Garfield"
Year:  1882
Dimensions:  7" x 11"
# Printed:  26229
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Same design as FB1882A, but printed on larger card for inclusion in book. Book Cover. Printed on rougher card stock without black frame.
SCCS #:  FB-1885A
Show/event:  Washington Monument Dedication Ceremonies Invitation
Year:  1885
Dimensions:  6.5" x 9.5"
# Printed:  12000
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Washington flanked by female figures and flags, with momument obelisk in background and text below. Printed on white glossy stock.
SCCS #:  FB-1885A(a)
Show/event:  Frontispiece for "Dedication of the Washington Monument"
Year:  1885
Dimensions:  6.75" x 10.25"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Same design as FB1885A, but printed on larger card for inclusion in book. Book Cover. Printed on rougher, non-glossy card stock.
SCCS #:  FB-1885B
Show/event:  Washington Monument Dedication Ceremonies Invitation
Year:  1885
Dimensions:  6.5" x 9.5"
# Printed:  8050
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Same design as FB1885A, but printed on green colored glossy stock. These were presented with actual names filled in on invitation.
SCCS #:  FB-1893A
Show/event:  President Cleveland Inaugural Ball
Year:  1893
Dimensions:  11.5" x 8.5"
# Printed:  17500
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Cleveland and VP Stevenson portraits, Capitol, White House and allegorical figures on glossy white stock
SCCS #:  FB-1893C
Show/event:  Pres. Grover Cleveland Inauguration
Year:  1893
Dimensions:  5.375" x 7.5" folded
# Printed:  3000
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Small program listing Order of Procession, U.S. Capitol, small "jackass" eagle, ornate frame; procession text inside.
SCCS #:  FB-1897B(a)
Show/event:  Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Fair card
Year:  1897
Dimensions:  
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portraits of Pres. KcKinley and VP Hobart, White House, Capitol, and eagle on shield, in black intaglio. Example known in red brown ink.
SCCS #:  FB-1897B(b)
Show/event:  Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Capitol
Year:  1897
Dimensions:  5" x 4"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Capitol Bldg
SCCS #:  FB-1897B(c)
Show/event:  Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Interior
Year:  1897
Dimensions:  5" x 4"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Dept. of the Interior Bldg. (Patent Office)
SCCS #:  FB-1897B(d)
Show/event:  Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Smithsonian
Year:  1897
Dimensions:  5" x 4"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Smithsonian Institution (Castle)
SCCS #:  FB-1897B(e)
Show/event:  Tennessee Centennial Exposition - BEP
Year:  1897
Dimensions:  5" x 4"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Bureau of Eng. & Printing
SCCS #:  FB-1897B(f)
Show/event:  Tennessee Centennial Exposition - P.O. Dept
Year:  1897
Dimensions:  5" x 4"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Post Office Dept. Bldg.
SCCS #:  FB-1897B(g)
Show/event:  Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Eagle
Year:  1897
Dimensions:  
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Hatch Eagle (E Pluribus Unum)
SCCS #:  FB-1897B(h)
Show/event:  Tennessee Centennial Exposition - White House
Year:  1897
Dimensions:  5" x 4"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of White House with carriage
SCCS #:  FB-1897B(i)
Show/event:  Tennessee Centennial Exposition - State Dept.
Year:  1897
Dimensions:  5" x 4"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of the New State Dept. Bldg.
SCCS #:  FB-1897B(j)
Show/event:  Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Naval Obs.
Year:  1897
Dimensions:  5" x 4"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of the Naval Observatory
SCCS #:  FB-1900A
Show/event:  National Capitol Centennial
Year:  1900
Dimensions:  10.5" x 8.5"
# Printed:  2750
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Large vignette of Capitol dome with text about centennial. Plate also used to print frontispiece for souvenir book.
SCCS #:  FB-1901A(a)
Show/event:  Pres. McKinley Inauguration Program - Portraits
Year:  1901
Dimensions:  8" x 10"
# Printed:  24000
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Frontispiece card of souvenir book cover with portraits of Pres. McKinley and VP T. Roosevelt, with ornate frame topped by eagle, in brown ink
SCCS #:  FB-1901A(b)
Show/event:  Pres. McKinley Inauguration Program - Committee
Year:  1901
Dimensions:  8" x 10"
# Printed:  24000
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Inaugural Commmittee card with vignettes of White House and Capitol, list of members, in brown ink
SCCS #:  FB-1901B
Show/event:  Pres. Wm. McKinley Inaug. Ball Dance Program
Year:  1901
Dimensions:  3" x 4.75" (folded)
# Printed:  3000
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  Image
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Ball dancers on front, eagle and fancy border on back, bound at top with string with small pencil attached
SCCS #:  FB-1901C
Show/event:  Pan American Exposition
Year:  1901
Dimensions:  8.5" x 10"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Eagle and globe on pedestal, portraits of McKinley and VP Roosevelt; four other cards may exist for this event
SCCS #:  FB-1902A
Show/event:  Pres. Wm. McKinley Memorial
Year:  1902
Dimensions:  10" x 6.5"
# Printed:  3300
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  McKinley portrait on shield with flags, U.S. Capitol, event text
SCCS #:  FB-1904A(a)
Show/event:  Louisiana Purchase Exposition - Roosevelt
Year:  1904
Dimensions:  
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Pres. T. Roosevelt with flags, Expo title, Great Seal
SCCS #:  FB-1904A(b)
Show/event:  Louisiana Purchase Exposition - Eagle
Year:  1904
Dimensions:  
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Same design as FB-1904A(a) but Hatch Eagle replaces Roosevelt portrait
SCCS #:  FB-1905A(a)
Show/event:  President T. Roosevelt Inauguration booklet
Year:  1905
Dimensions:  8.375" x 9.5" (folded)
# Printed:  12100
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  Image
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Souvenir booklet, w/Great Seal on cover and White House on back in brown intaglio. Booklet has 24 pages and three cards, bound by ribbon.
SCCS #:  FB-1905A(b)
Show/event:  President T. Roosevelt Inauguration booklet card
Year:  1905
Dimensions:  8.375" x 9.5"
# Printed:  12100
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Inaugural committee card, bound into booklet by ribbon through two punch holes; Great Seal vignette and list of committee members in brown intaglio
SCCS #:  FB-1905B(a)
Show/event:  Lewis and Clark Exposition - L&C portraits
Year:  1905
Dimensions:  6.75" x 9.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portraits of Lewis and Clark, Great Seal, and text about centennial exposition
SCCS #:  FB-1905B(c)
Show/event:  Lewis and Clark Exposition - Roosevelt
Year:  1905
Dimensions:  6.75" x 9.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of T. Roosevelt, Great Seal in lower left with text about expo
SCCS #:  FB-1905C(a)
Show/event:  President T. Roosevelt Inauguration - invite
Year:  1905
Dimensions:  7" x 9"
# Printed:  25599
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Invitation card with Great Seal and text in brown intaglio, set of three loose cards
SCCS #:  FB-1905C(b)
Show/event:  President T. Roosevelt Inauguration - Roosevelt
Year:  1905
Dimensions:  7" x 9"
# Printed:  25599
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Pres. T. Roosevelt in brown intaglio, set of three loose cards
SCCS #:  FB-1905C(c)
Show/event:  President T. Roosevelt Inauguration - Fairbanks
Year:  1905
Dimensions:  7" x 9"
# Printed:  25599
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Vice-Pres. Fairbanks in brown intaglio, set of three loose cards
SCCS #:  FB-1907A(a)
Show/event:  Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition - Smith
Year:  1907
Dimensions:  6.75" x 9.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Capt. James Smith, old sailing ship, title and date of expo in black intaglio. Card also known in brown ink.
SCCS #:  FB-1907A(b)
Show/event:  Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition - Eagle
Year:  1907
Dimensions:  9.75" x 6.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Hatch Eagle (E Pluribus Unum), expo title below
SCCS #:  FB-1907A(c)
Show/event:  Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition - Battleship
Year:  1907
Dimensions:  9.75" x 6.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of battleship, titled "USS Virginia", expo title in lower left
SCCS #:  FB-1907A(d)
Show/event:  Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition - Roosevelt
Year:  1907
Dimensions:  6.75" x 9.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Pres. T. Roosevelt, like FB-1905B(c), expo title in lower left. Card also known in brown ink.
SCCS #:  FB-1909A(a)
Show/event:  Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - Portraits
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  7" x 10"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Great Seal, portraits of Pres. Taft and VP Sherman with ornate frame, expo title below, in black intaglio. Examples known in brown ink.
SCCS #:  FB-1909A(b)
Show/event:  Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - Eagle
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  10" x 7"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Hatch Eagle (E Pluribus Unum), expo title below, in black intaglio. Examples known in brown ink.
SCCS #:  FB-1909A(c)
Show/event:  Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - Battleship
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  10" x 7"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of battleship, titled "USS Nebraska" (same vignette as FB-1907A(c), in black intaglio. Examples known in brown ink.
SCCS #:  FB-1909A(d)
Show/event:  Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - Expo
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  10" x 7"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignettes of Portland, Mt. Hood, fair bldgs, polar bear, indian smoking pipe, with expo logo and Great Seal in center, in black intaglio. Examples known in brown ink.
SCCS #:  FB-1909B(a)
Show/event:  President Wm. Taft Inauguration - cover
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  8.375" x 11.375" (folded)
# Printed:  12500
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  Image
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Great Seal on cover, Capitol building on back cover; contents bound by ribbon through two punch holes
SCCS #:  FB-1909B(b)
Show/event:  President Wm. Taft Inauguration - Taft
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  8.125" x 10.75"
# Printed:  12500
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of President Taft and printed signature, punch holes at right
SCCS #:  FB-1909B(c)
Show/event:  President Wm. Taft Inauguration - White House
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  8.125" x 10.75"
# Printed:  12500
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of White House (North, front view) in black intaglio, punch holes at left
SCCS #:  FB-1909B(d)
Show/event:  President Wm. Taft Inauguration - Sherman
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  8.125" x 10.75"
# Printed:  12500
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Vice President Sherman and printed signature, punch holes at right
SCCS #:  FB-1909B(e)
Show/event:  President Wm. Taft Inauguration - Committee
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  8.125" x 10.75"
# Printed:  12500
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Great Seal and list of Inaugural Committee members, punch holes at left
SCCS #:  FB-1909C
Show/event:  President Wm. Taft Inauguration dance program
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  3.125" x 4.875" (folded)
# Printed:  6250
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Great Seal on cover, "Program" in upper right, four pages of text
SCCS #:  FB-1909D(a)
Show/event:  President Wm. Taft Inauguration - Invitation cover
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  6.25 x 9.75" (folded)
# Printed:  7500
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Great Seal on cover, folder holds two loose portrait cards
SCCS #:  FB-1909D(b)
Show/event:  President Wm. Taft Inauguration - small Taft
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  6.25 x 9.75"
# Printed:  7500
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Pres. Taft like FB-1909B(b), but smaller unpunched card
SCCS #:  FB-1909D(c)
Show/event:  President Wm. Taft Inauguration - small Sherman
Year:  1909
Dimensions:  6.25 x 9.75"
# Printed:  7500
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Vice-Pres.Sherman like FB-1909B(d), but smaller unpunched card
SCCS #:  FB-1913B(a)
Show/event:  Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1913 Inauguration - invite
Year:  1913
Dimensions:  6.375" x 10" folded
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Great Sea in wreath, text of invitation
SCCS #:  FB-1913B(b)
Show/event:  Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1913 Inauguration - Wilson
Year:  1913
Dimensions:  6.25" x 9.875"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Pres. Wilson with facsimile signature
SCCS #:  FB-1913B(c)
Show/event:  Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1913 Inauguration - Marshall
Year:  1913
Dimensions:  6.25" x 9.875"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Vice-Pres. Marshall with facsimile signature
SCCS #:  FB-1915A(a)
Show/event:  Panama-Pacific Exposition - Title card
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  6.75" x 9.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Part of seven card set sold by BEP at the expo. Portraits of President Wilson and VP Marshall, the Great Seal, Capitol and text.
SCCS #:  FB-1915A(b)
Show/event:  Panama-Pacific Exposition - Library of Congress
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  9.75" x 6.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Part of seven card set; vignette of Library of Congress, with title below
SCCS #:  FB-1915A(c)
Show/event:  Panama-Pacific Exposition - White House
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  9.75" x 6.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Part of seven card set; vignette of White House (south entrance) with title below
SCCS #:  FB-1915A(d)
Show/event:  Panama-Pacific Exposition - Treasury Bldg
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  9.75" x 6.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Part of seven card set; vignette of Treasury Dept. Building, with title below
SCCS #:  FB-1915A(e)
Show/event:  Panama-Pacific Exposition - Eagle
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  9.75" x 6.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Part of seven card set; vignette of eagle clutching arrows and lightning under "E Pluribus Unum" banner. Engraved by Lorenzo Hatch, known as the "Hatch eagle"
SCCS #:  FB-1915A(f)
Show/event:  Panama-Pacific Exposition - Capitol
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  9.75" x 6.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Part of seven card set; vignette of Capitol Building, with "The Capitol" title below
SCCS #:  FB-1915A(g)
Show/event:  Panama-Pacific Exposition - Battleship
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  9.75" x 6.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Part of seven card set; large vignette of dreadnought battleship, titled U.S.S. Nebraska.
SCCS #:  FB-1915B(a)
Show/event:  Panama-Pacific Exposition - Capitol postcard
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  5.375" x 3.125"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  Image
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Same vignette as FB-1915A(f), with text on back from govt. demonstration printing press
SCCS #:  FB-1915B(b)
Show/event:  Panama-Pacific Exposition - White House postcard
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  5.375" x 3.125"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  Image
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Same vignette as FB-1915A(c), with text on back from govt. demonstration printing press
SCCS #:  FB-1915B(c)
Show/event:  Panama-Pacific Exposition - Library of Congress postcard
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  5.375" x 3.125"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  Image
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Same vignette as FB-1915A(b), with text on back from govt. demonstration printing press
SCCS #:  FB-1915B(d)
Show/event:  Panama-Pacific Exposition - Treasury postcard
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  5.375" x 3.125"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  Image
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Same vignette as FB-1915A(d), with text on back from govt. demonstration printing press
SCCS #:  FB-1915C(a)
Show/event:  Panama-California Exposition - Battleship
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  10" x 7"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Large vignette of U.S.S. San Diego dreadnought - different than FB-1907A(c), with expo title
SCCS #:  FB-1915C(b)
Show/event:  Panama-California Exposition - Capitol
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  10" x 7"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Capitol, like FB-1915B(a), with expo title
SCCS #:  FB-1915C(c)
Show/event:  Panama-California Exposition - Hatch eagle
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  10" x 7"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Hatch Eagle like FB-1915A(e), with expo title
SCCS #:  FB-1915D
Show/event:  Panama-Pacific Exposition Award Diploma
Year:  1915
Dimensions:  23.75" x 18.75"
# Printed:  25553
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Very large and ornate certificate with three female figures, ships, portraits of Balboa and Columbus; several signature and medal varieties known
SCCS #:  FB-1917A(a)
Show/event:  Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1917 Inauguration - invite
Year:  1917
Dimensions:  6.375" x 10" folded
# Printed:  12900
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Great Sea with flags, text of invitation
SCCS #:  FB-1917A(b)
Show/event:  Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1917 Inauguration - Wilson
Year:  1917
Dimensions:  6.25" x 9.875"
# Printed:  12900
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Pres. Wilson, different than FB-1913B(b)
SCCS #:  FB-1917A(c)
Show/event:  Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1917 Inauguration - Marshall
Year:  1917
Dimensions:  6.25" x 9.875"
# Printed:  12900
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Vice-Pres. Marshall with facsimile signature
SCCS #:  FB-1924A
Show/event:  Pres. Warren Harding Memorial
Year:  1924
Dimensions:  10" x 6.5"
# Printed:  1200
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Pres. Harding, White House, U.S. Capitol
SCCS #:  FB-1924B
Show/event:  Pres. Woodrow Wilson Memorial
Year:  1924
Dimensions:  10.125" x 6.5"
# Printed:  2400
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portrait of Pres. Wilson, White House, U.S. Capitol, similar to FB-1924A design; thick and thin card stock varieties
SCCS #:  FB-1926A(a)
Show/event:  National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Lib Bell
Year:  1926
Dimensions:  7.125" x 10.125"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Liberty Bell with expo title and date
SCCS #:  FB-1926A(b)
Show/event:  National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Lincoln
Year:  1926
Dimensions:  7.125" x 10.125"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Large portrait of Abraham Lincoln
SCCS #:  FB-1926A(c)
Show/event:  National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Washington
Year:  1926
Dimensions:  7.125" x 10.125"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Large portrait of Geo. Washington, no text
SCCS #:  FB-1926A(d)
Show/event:  National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Roosevelt
Year:  1926
Dimensions:  7.125" x 10.125"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Large portrait of T. Roosevelt
SCCS #:  FB-1926A(e)
Show/event:  National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Wilson
Year:  1926
Dimensions:  7.125" x 10.125"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Large portrait of Woodrow Wilson
SCCS #:  FB-1926A(f)
Show/event:  National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Battleship
Year:  1926
Dimensions:  10.125" x 7.125
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of battleship, no title (same vignette as FB-1907A(c)
SCCS #:  FB-1926A(g)
Show/event:  National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Eagle
Year:  1926
Dimensions:  10.125" x 7.125
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of Hatch Eagle (E Pluribus Unum)
SCCS #:  FB-1926A(h)
Show/event:  National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Declaration
Year:  1926
Dimensions:  10.125" x 7.125
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Large octagonal vignette of Signing the Declaration of Independence
SCCS #:  FB-1929A(a)
Show/event:  Pres. Herbert Hoover 1929 Inauguration - invite
Year:  1929
Dimensions:  6.375" x 9.875" folded
# Printed:  47984
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Great Sea in wreath, text of invitation
SCCS #:  FB-1929B(a)
Show/event:  Ibero-American Exposition - Flags
Year:  1929
Dimensions:  6.25" x 2.75"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Small card with flags of U.S. and Spain, expo title in Spanish
SCCS #:  FB-1929B(b)
Show/event:  Ibero-American Exposition - Hoover
Year:  1929
Dimensions:  7" x 10"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Large portrait of President Hoover
SCCS #:  FB-1929B(c)
Show/event:  Ibero-American Exposition - King
Year:  1929
Dimensions:  7" x 10"
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Large portrait of King Alphonse XII of Spain
SCCS #:  FB-1932A
Show/event:  200th Anniversary of Geo Washington's Birth
Year:  1932
Dimensions:  6.5" x 9.875"
# Printed:  2560
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Great Sea in wreath, text of invitation for ceremony on 2/22/32
SCCS #:  FB-1933B(a)
Show/event:  Pres. Franklin Roosevelt 1933 Inauguration - invite
Year:  1933
Dimensions:  6.25" x 10"
# Printed:  12000
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Great Sea in wreath, text of invitation
SCCS #:  FB-1939A
Show/event:  British Royal Visit to White House
Year:  1939
Dimensions:  6" x 9" (folded)
# Printed:  298
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Souvenir booklet with White House (intaglio) and embosed Great Seal on cover; 24 pages bound with ribbon
SCCS #:  FB-1940Aa
Show/event:  Sesquicentennial of Supreme Court
Year:  1940
Dimensions:  7" x 9.5" folded
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Portraits of Chief Justices John Jay and Charles Evan Hughes, vignettes of original and current Supreme Court bldgs.
SCCS #:  FB-1962A(a)
Show/event:  BEP Centennial book - Frontispiece
Year:  1962
Dimensions:  6.75" x 9.75"
# Printed:  5984
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Multicolor vignettes of Treasury Dept. and three BEP bldgs with titles and text, on bond paper.  Book Cover.
SCCS #:  FB-1962A(b)
Show/event:  BEP Centennial book - Great Seal
Year:  1962
Dimensions:  6.75" x 9.75"
# Printed:  5984
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Multicolor lithograph titled "Coat of Arms of the United States of America" on bond paper
SCCS #:  FB-1962A(c)
Show/event:  BEP Centennial book - Lincoln
Year:  1962
Dimensions:  6.75" x 9.75"
# Printed:  5984
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Large portrait of Abraham Lincoln, black intaglio on bond paper; same as BEP Portrait-Vignette card PV-202
SCCS #:  FB-1988A
Show/event:  Honey Bee '88 souvenir card
Year:  1988
Dimensions:  11" x 8.25"
# Printed:  80
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Philatelic
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Offset printed gift card for Bureau employees who worked out the difficulties of printing the Honey Bee postage stamp. Text is intentionally skewed. All but a few have the stamp affixed with First Day cancellation.
SCCS #:  FB-1988B
Show/event:  Centennial Share Certficate Reprint
Year:  1988
Dimensions:  24" x 20"
# Printed:  2000 (est.)
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Same design as FB-1876A, reprinted in brown ink, hand-numbered in LR
SCCS #:  FB-1990B
Show/event:  Fiesta Flambeau Parade
Year:  1990
Dimensions:  10.5" x 8.5"
# Printed:  1000
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Other
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Vignette of the Alamo printed in brown offset; given out by Treasurer Villalpando (grand marshal) during parade
SCCS #:  FB-1991A
Show/event:  BEP Savings Bond Program Participation card
Year:  1991
Dimensions:  10" x 8" est.
# Printed:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Philatelic
Back:  blank
Info Sheet:  none
Notes:  Large Minuteman vignette in offset, intaglio reprint of 1941 Defense Savings stamp, with 29 Savings bond postage stamp attached. Given out to BEP employees, not sold to public
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  







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