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(FPS) Forerunner, Postal Service cards    The U.S. Post Office Dept. (later U.S. Postal Service) didn't issue their first official souvenir card until 1960, but a few forerunner cards exist. Most of these are varieties of the Philatelic Truck souvenir sheet, given out during the truck's national tour from 1939-41. The original ungummed sheets are fairly common but the overprints are quite scarce. Special thanks to Gregg Hopkins, Sr. who provided images for most of the cards shown here.

SCCS #:  FPS-1901A
Show/event:  Pan-American Exposition
Year:  1901
Dimensions:  3" x 5.5"
# Printed:  Unknown
# Sold:  Unknown
Printer:  Unknown
Type:  Philatelic
Back:  Blank
Info Sheet:  None
Notes:  Non-intaglio card with text, featuring special expo cancellation; souvenir of visit to USPOD exhibit.
SCCS #:  FPS-1939A
Show/event:  Philatelic Truck visit
Year:  1939
Dimensions:  4.5" x 3"
# Printed:  730,040
# Sold:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Philatelic
Back:  Blank
Info Sheet:  None
Notes:  Printed on bond paper; first 173,220 sheets issued were gummed, remaining 556,830 ungummed.
SCCS #:  FPS-1939B
Show/event:  Chicago Philatelic Society Rajpeepla
Year:  1939
Dimensions:  4.5" x 3"
# Printed:  200 (est.)
# Sold:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Philatelic
Back:  Image
Info Sheet:  None
Notes:  FPS-1939A overprinted in black.
SCCS #:  FPS-1940A
Show/event:  46th Annual SPA convention
Year:  1940
Dimensions:  4.5" x 3"
# Printed:  100 (est.)
# Sold:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Philatelic
Back:  Blank
Info Sheet:  None
Notes:  FPS-1939A overprinted in red.
SCCS #:  FPS-1940B
Show/event:  Kent & Ravenna 3rd open house
Year:  1940
Dimensions:  4.5" x 3"
# Printed:  100 (est.)
# Sold:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Philatelic
Back:  Blank
Info Sheet:  None
Notes:  FPS-1939A overprinted in red.
SCCS #:  FPS-1940C
Show/event:  San Antonio Philatelic Assn.
Year:  1940
Dimensions:  4.5" x 3"
# Printed:  Unknown
# Sold:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Philatelic
Back:  Blank
Info Sheet:  None
Notes:  FPS-1939A overprinted in black.
SCCS #:  FPS-1950A
Show/event:  Sixth Congress of Postal Union of the Americas & Spain
Year:  1950
Dimensions:  5.75" x 8..25"
# Printed:  Unknown
# Sold:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Philatelic
Back:  Unknown
Info Sheet:  None
Notes:  Booklet containing seven cards: (a) Embossed USPOD seal; (b) The White House; (c) PMG Donaldson portrait; (d) U.S. Capitol; (e) U.S. Supreme Court; (f) Jefferson memorial; (g) Lincoln memorial.
SCCS #:  FPS-1954A
Show/event:  Exec. & Liaison Commitee Mtg. of UPU
Year:  1954
Dimensions:  6.5" x 8.5"
# Printed:  Unknown
# Sold:  Unknown
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Philatelic
Back:  Unknown
Info Sheet:  None
Notes:  Folder w/ embossed USPOD seal containing card with portraist of Pres. Eisenhower and PMG Summerfield, White House and POD Bldg.
SCCS #:  FPS-2015A
Show/event:  Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library volunteer dinner
Year:  2015
Dimensions:  4.5" x 3"
# Printed:  81
# Sold:  76
Printer:  
BEP Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Type:  Philatelic
Back:  Image
Info Sheet:  None
Notes:  Special souvenirs given to RPML volunteers, printed on back with dinner menu; five were autographed on front







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