— Forerunner (BEP) cards —
( prefix: FB )
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 was 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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FB-1876A Centennial Exhibition Share Certificate
Year:1876
Size:24½" x 20½"
# Printed:46,000
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Immense collage of scenes, including Signing of Declaration of Independence, Harvesting, and Indian at Old Mill.
FB-1879A Invite to unveiling of Gen. Thomas statue
Year:1879
Size:8" x 6" (est.)
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Army of Cumberland ribbon, event text, and portrait of Gen. Henry Thomas.
FB-1881A Admiral Farragut Statue Unveiling
Year:1881
Size:7½" x 5½"
# Printed:4,110
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Invitation card with Farragut portrait, flag and naval ornaments.
FB-1882A President James Garfield Memorial Service
Year:1882
Size:6" x 9¾"
# Printed:9,536
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1882Aa Frontispiece for "Memorial Address, Life and Character of James A. Garfield"
Year:1882
Size:7" x 11"
# Printed:26,229
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Same design as FB1882A, but printed on larger card for inclusion in book. Printed on rougher card stock without black frame.
Additional images for the FB-1882Aa card:
FB-1885A Washington Monument Dedication Ceremonies Invitation
Year:1885
Size:6½" x 9½"
# Printed:12,000
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1885Aa Frontispiece for "Dedication of the Washington Monument"
Year:1885
Size:6¾" x 10¼"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Same design as FB1885A, but printed on larger card for inclusion in book. Printed on rougher, non-glossy card stock.
Additional images for the FB-1885Aa card:
FB-1885B Washington Monument Dedication Ceremonies Invitation
Year:1885
Size:6½" x 9½"
# Printed:8,050
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1893A President Cleveland Inaugural Ball
Year:1893
Size:11½" x 8½"
# Printed:17,500
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Cleveland and VP Stevenson portraits, Capitol, White House and allegorical figures on glossy white stock.
FB-1893B World's Columbian Exposition award diploma
Year:1896
Size:18" x 24"
# Printed:25,555
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Massive elaborate certificate with Columbus in canoe, White City, and representative cultures.
FB-1893C Pres. Grover Cleveland Inauguration
Year:1893
Size:5⅜" x 7½" folded
# Printed:3,000
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Small program listing Order of Procession, U.S. Capitol, small "jackass" eagle, ornate frame; procession text.
Additional images for the FB-1893C card:
FB-1897Ba Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Fair card
Year:1897
Size:
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
Additional images for the FB-1897Ba card:
FB-1897Bb Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Capitol
Year:1897
Size:5" x 4"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of Capitol Bldg.
FB-1897Bc Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Interior
Year:1897
Size:5" x 4"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of Dept. of the Interior Bldg. (Patent Office).
FB-1897Bd Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Smithsonian
Year:1897
Size:5" x 4"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of Smithsonian Institution (Castle).
FB-1897Be Tennessee Centennial Exposition - BEP
Year:1897
Size:5" x 4"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of Bureau of Eng. & Printing.
FB-1897Bf Tennessee Centennial Exposition - P.O. Dept
Year:1897
Size:5" x 4"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of Post Office Dept. Bldg.
FB-1897Bg Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Eagle
Year:1897
Size:
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of Hatch Eagle (E Pluribus Unum).
FB-1897Bh Tennessee Centennial Exposition - White House
Year:1897
Size:5" x 4"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of White House with carriage.
FB-1897Bi Tennessee Centennial Exposition - State Dept.
Year:1897
Size:5" x 4"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of the New State Dept. Bldg.
FB-1897Bj Tennessee Centennial Exposition - Naval Obs.
Year:1897
Size:5" x 4"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of the Naval Observatory.
FB-1898A Geo. Washington Memorial Donor Certificate
Year:1898
Size:7½" x 3½"
# Printed:17,000 (est.)
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Souvenir receipt w Washington portrait given to donors during unsuccessful fundraising campaign, 1898-1928.
FB-1900A National Capitol Centennial
Year:1900
Size:10½" x 8½"
# Printed:2,750
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1901Aa Pres. McKinley Inauguration Program - Portraits
Year:1901
Size:8" x 10"
# Printed:24,000
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
Additional images for the FB-1901Aa card:
FB-1901Ab Pres. McKinley Inauguration Program - Committee
Year:1901
Size:8" x 10"
# Printed:24,000
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Inaugural Commmittee card with vignettes of White House and Capitol, list of members, in brown ink.
FB-1901B Pres. Wm. McKinley Inaug. Ball Dance Program
Year:1901
Size:3" x 4¾" (folded)
# Printed:3,000
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
Additional images for the FB-1901B card:
FB-1901C Pan American Exposition
Year:1901
Size:8½" x 10"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
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FB-1902A Pres. Wm. McKinley Memorial
Year:1902
Size:10" x 6½"
# Printed:3,300
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: McKinley portrait on shield with flags, U.S. Capitol, event text.
FB-1904Aa Louisiana Purchase Exposition - Roosevelt
Year:1904
Size:
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Pres. T. Roosevelt with flags, Expo title, Great Seal.
FB-1904Ab Louisiana Purchase Exposition - Eagle
Year:1904
Size:
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Same design as FB-1904Aa but Hatch Eagle replaces Roosevelt portrait.
FB-1905Aa President T. Roosevelt Inauguration booklet
Year:1905
Size:8⅜" x 9½" (folded)
# Printed:12,100
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:none
Notes: Souvenir booklet, with Great Seal on cover and White House on back in brown intaglio. Booklet has 24 pages and three cards, bound by ribbon.
FB-1905Ab President T. Roosevelt Inauguration booklet card
Year:1905
Size:8⅜" x 9½"
# Printed:12,100
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1905Ba Lewis and Clark Exposition - L&C portraits
Year:1905
Size:6¾" x 9¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portraits of Lewis and Clark, Great Seal, and text about centennial exposition.
FB-1905Bc Lewis and Clark Exposition - Roosevelt
Year:1905
Size:6¾" x 9¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of T. Roosevelt, Great Seal in lower left with text about expo.
FB-1905Ca President T. Roosevelt Inauguration - invite
Year:1905
Size:7" x 9"
# Printed:25,599
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Invitation card with Great Seal and text in brown intaglio, set of three loose cards.
FB-1905Cb President T. Roosevelt Inauguration - Roosevelt
Year:1905
Size:7" x 9"
# Printed:25,599
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Pres. T. Roosevelt in brown intaglio, set of three loose cards.
FB-1905Cc President T. Roosevelt Inauguration - Fairbanks
Year:1905
Size:7" x 9"
# Printed:25,599
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Vice-Pres. Fairbanks in brown intaglio, set of three loose cards.
FB-1907Aa Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition - Smith
Year:1907
Size:6¾" x 9¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
Additional images for the FB-1907Aa card:
FB-1907Ab Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition - Eagle
Year:1907
Size:9¾" x 6¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of Hatch Eagle (E Pluribus Unum), expo title below.
FB-1907Ac Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition - Battleship
Year:1907
Size:9¾" x 6¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of battleship, titled "USS Virginia", expo title in lower left.
FB-1907Ad Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition - Roosevelt
Year:1907
Size:6¾" x 9¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Pres. T. Roosevelt, like FB-1905Bc, expo title in lower left. Card also known in brown ink.
Additional images for the FB-1907Ad card:
FB-1909Aa Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - Portraits
Year:1909
Size:7" x 10"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1909Ab Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - Eagle
Year:1909
Size:10" x 7"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1909Ac Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - Battleship
Year:1909
Size:10" x 7"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of battleship, titled "USS Nebraska" (same vignette as FB-1907Ac, in black intaglio. Examples known in brown ink.
FB-1909Ad Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - Expo
Year:1909
Size:10" x 7"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1909Ba President Wm. Taft Inauguration - cover
Year:1909
Size:8⅜" x 11⅜" (folded)
# Printed:12,500
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1909Bb President Wm. Taft Inauguration - Taft
Year:1909
Size:8⅛" x 10¾"
# Printed:12,500
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of President Taft and printed signature, punch holes at right.
FB-1909Bc President Wm. Taft Inauguration - White House
Year:1909
Size:8⅛" x 10¾"
# Printed:12,500
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of White House (North, front view) in black intaglio, punch holes at left.
FB-1909Bd President Wm. Taft Inauguration - Sherman
Year:1909
Size:8⅛" x 10¾"
# Printed:12,500
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Vice President Sherman and printed signature, punch holes at right.
FB-1909Be President Wm. Taft Inauguration - Committee
Year:1909
Size:8⅛" x 10¾"
# Printed:12,500
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of Great Seal and list of Inaugural Committee members, punch holes at left.
FB-1909C President Wm. Taft Inauguration dance program
Year:1909
Size:3⅛" x 4⅞" (folded)
# Printed:6,250
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Great Seal on cover with Inaugural Ball text, intertwined letters on back.
FB-1909Da President Wm. Taft Inauguration - Invitation cover
Year:1909
Size:6¼ x 9¾" (folded)
# Printed:7,500
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Great Seal on cover, folder holds two loose portrait cards.
FB-1909Db President Wm. Taft Inauguration - small Taft
Year:1909
Size:6¼ x 9¾"
# Printed:7,500
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Pres. Taft like FB-1909Bb, but smaller unpunched card.
FB-1909Dc President Wm. Taft Inauguration - small Sherman
Year:1909
Size:6¼ x 9¾"
# Printed:7,500
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Vice-Pres.Sherman like FB-1909Bd, but smaller unpunched card.
FB-1913Ba Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1913 Inauguration - invite
Year:1913
Size:6⅜" x 10" folded
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Great Sea in wreath, text of invitation.
FB-1913Bb Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1913 Inauguration - Wilson
Year:1913
Size:6¼" x 9⅞"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Pres. Wilson with facsimile signature.
FB-1913Bc Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1913 Inauguration - Marshall
Year:1913
Size:6¼" x 9⅞"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Vice-Pres. Marshall with facsimile signature.
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FB-1915Aa Panama-Pacific Exposition - Title card
Year:1915
Size:6¾" x 9¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1915Ab Panama-Pacific Exposition - Library of Congress
Year:1915
Size:9¾" x 6¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Part of seven card set; vignette of Library of Congress, with title below.
FB-1915Ac Panama-Pacific Exposition - White House
Year:1915
Size:9¾" x 6¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Part of seven card set; vignette of White House (south entrance) with title below.
FB-1915Ad Panama-Pacific Exposition - Treasury Bldg
Year:1915
Size:9¾" x 6¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Part of seven card set; vignette of Treasury Dept. Building, with title below.
FB-1915Ae Panama-Pacific Exposition - Eagle
Year:1915
Size:9¾" x 6¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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".
FB-1915Af Panama-Pacific Exposition - Capitol
Year:1915
Size:9¾" x 6¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Part of seven card set; vignette of Capitol Building, with "The Capitol" title below.
FB-1915Ag Panama-Pacific Exposition - Battleship
Year:1915
Size:9¾" x 6¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Part of seven card set; large vignette of dreadnought battleship, titled U.S.S. Nebraska.
FB-1915Ba Panama-Pacific Exposition - Capitol postcard
Year:1915
Size:5⅜" x 3⅛"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:none
Notes: Same vignette as FB-1915Af, with text on back from govt. demonstration printing press.
FB-1915Bb Panama-Pacific Exposition - White House postcard
Year:1915
Size:5⅜" x 3⅛"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:none
Notes: Same vignette as FB-1915Ac, with text on back from govt. demonstration printing press.
FB-1915Bc Panama-Pacific Exposition - Library of Congress postcard
Year:1915
Size:5⅜" x 3⅛"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:none
Notes: Same vignette as FB-1915Ab, with text on back from govt. demonstration printing press.
FB-1915Bd Panama-Pacific Exposition - Treasury postcard
Year:1915
Size:5⅜" x 3⅛"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:none
Notes: Same vignette as FB-1915Ad, with text on back from govt. demonstration printing press.
FB-1915Ca Panama-California Exposition - Battleship
Year:1915
Size:10" x 7"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Large vignette of U.S.S. San Diego dreadnought - different from FB-1907Ac, with expo title.
FB-1915Cb Panama-California Exposition - Capitol
Year:1915
Size:10" x 7"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of Capitol, like FB-1915Ba, with expo title.
FB-1915Cc Panama-California Exposition - Hatch eagle
Year:1915
Size:10" x 7"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of Hatch Eagle like FB-1915Ae, with expo title.
FB-1915D Panama-Pacific Exposition Award Diploma
Year:1915
Size:23¾" x 18¾"
# Printed:25,553
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1917Aa Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1917 Inauguration - invite
Year:1917
Size:6⅜" x 10" folded
# Printed:12,900
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Great Sea with flags, text of invitation.
FB-1917Ab Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1917 Inauguration - Wilson
Year:1917
Size:6¼" x 9⅞"
# Printed:12,900
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Pres. Wilson, different from FB-1913Bb.
FB-1917Ac Pres. Woodrow Wilson 1917 Inauguration - Marshall
Year:1917
Size:6¼" x 9⅞"
# Printed:12,900
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Vice-Pres. Marshall with facsimile signature.
FB-1919A Eyes for the Navy certificate
Year:1919
Size:8½" x 11½"
# Printed:3,106
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Appreciation certificate for those who lent binoculars and telescopes to the Navy during WWI; vignette of blindfolded Naval officer, crossed flags, small eagle at bottom.
FB-1924A Pres. Warren Harding Memorial
Year:1924
Size:10" x 6½"
# Printed:1,200
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Pres. Harding, White House, U.S. Capitol.
FB-1924B Pres. Woodrow Wilson Memorial
Year:1924
Size:10⅛" x 6½"
# Printed:2,400
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1926Aa National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Lib Bell
Year:1926
Size:7⅛" x 10⅛"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of Liberty Bell with expo title and date.
FB-1926Ab National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Lincoln
Year:1926
Size:7⅛" x 10⅛"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Large portrait of Abraham Lincoln.
FB-1926Ac National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Washington
Year:1926
Size:7⅛" x 10⅛"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Large portrait of Geo. Washington, no text.
FB-1926Ad National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Roosevelt
Year:1926
Size:7⅛" x 10⅛"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Large portrait of T. Roosevelt.
FB-1926Ae National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Wilson
Year:1926
Size:7⅛" x 10⅛"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Large portrait of Woodrow Wilson.
FB-1926Af National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Battleship
Year:1926
Size:10⅛" x 7⅛
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of battleship, no title (same vignette as FB-1907Ac.
FB-1926Ag National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Eagle
Year:1926
Size:10⅛" x 7⅛
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Vignette of Hatch Eagle (E Pluribus Unum).
FB-1926Ah National Sesquicentennial Exposition - Declaration
Year:1926
Size:10⅛" x 7⅛
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Large octagonal vignette of Signing the Declaration of Independence.
FB-1927A 200th Anniv. Of Washington's Birth
Year:1927
Size:10⅛" x 6½"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of Washington, flanked by vignettes of Wakefield and Mt. Vernon, in black.
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FB-1929Aa Pres. Herbert Hoover 1929 Inauguration - invite
Year:1929
Size:6⅜" x 9⅞" folded
# Printed:47,984
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Great Sea in wreath, text of invitation.
FB-1929Ba Ibero-American Exposition - Flags
Year:1929
Size:6¼" x 2¾"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Small card with flags of U.S. and Spain, expo title in Spanish.
FB-1929Bb Ibero-American Exposition - Hoover
Year:1929
Size:7" x 10"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Large portrait of President Hoover.
FB-1929Bc Ibero-American Exposition - King
Year:1929
Size:7" x 10"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Large portrait of King Alphonse XII of Spain.
FB-1932Aa 200th Anniversary of Geo Washington's Birth
Year:1932
Size:6½" x 9⅞"
# Printed:2,560
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Great Sea in wreath, text of invitation for ceremony on 2/22/32.
FB-1932Ab 200th Anniv. of Geo Washington's Birth - portrait
Year:1932
Size:6" x 9" (est.)
# Printed:2,560
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Large portait of George Washington, no text. Included with souvenir invitation.
FB-1933Ba Pres. Franklin Roosevelt 1933 Inauguration - invite
Year:1933
Size:6¼" x 10"
# Printed:12,000
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Great Sea in wreath, text of invitation.
FB-1936A Associated Country Women of the World visit
Year:1936
Size:8" x 6" (est.)
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: White House south entrance (same as FB-1915Ac), with greetings text and date.
FB-1937Aa Franklin Roosevelt 2nd Inauguration - invite
Year:1937
Size:6¼" x 10" folded
# Printed:12,000 (est.)
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Great Seal in wreath, text of invitation.
FB-1937Ab Franklin Roosevelt 2nd Inauguration - FDR
Year:1937
Size:6" x 10" (est.)
# Printed:12,000 (est.)
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of FDR.
FB-1937Ac Franklin Roosevelt 2nd Inauguration - Garner
Year:1937
Size:6" x 10"(est.)
# Printed:12,000 (est.)
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Portrait of VP John Nance Garner.
FB-1939A British Royal Visit to White House
Year:1939
Size:6" x 9" (folded)
# Printed:298
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1940Aa Sesquicentennial of Supreme Court
Year:1940
Size:7" x 9½" folded
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1962Aa BEP Centennial book - Frontispiece
Year:1962
Size:6¾" x 9¾"
# Printed:5,984
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Multicolor vignettes of Treasury Dept. and three BEP bldgs with titles and text, on bond paper.
Additional images for the FB-1962Aa card:
FB-1962Ab BEP Centennial book - Great Seal
Year:1962
Size:6¾" x 9¾"
# Printed:5,984
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Multicolor lithograph titled "Coat of Arms of the United States of America" on bond paper.
FB-1962Ac BEP Centennial book - Lincoln
Year:1962
Size:6¾" x 9¾"
# Printed:5,984
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1988A Honey Bee '88 souvenir card
Year:1988
Size:11" x 8¼"
# Printed:80
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1988B Centennial Share Certficate Reprint
Year:1988
Size:24" x 20"
# Printed:2,000 (est.)
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet: IMAGE
Notes: Same design as FB-1876A, reprinted in brown ink, hand-numbered in LR.
FB-1990B Fiesta Flambeau Parade
Year:1990
Size:10½" x 8½"
# Printed:1,000
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1991A BEP Savings Bond Program Participation card
Year:1991
Size:10" x 8" (est.)
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
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.
FB-1991B BEP Savings Bond Program Participation special card
Year:1991
Size:10" x 8" est.
# Printed:300
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Similar to FB-1991A, different text, Minuteman and text in green.
FB-1992A Reprint of 1893 World's Fair Award Diploma
Year:1992
Size:18" x 24"
# Printed:800 (est.)
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:
Info sheet:
Notes: Same design as FB-1893B, reprinted in brown ink.
FB-1994A Postage Stamp Production Centennial invitation
Year:1994
Size:4¼" x 5⅝" (est.)
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: Intaglio invitation, folded vertically, with Scott #246 and 262 in blue on cover.
Additional images for the FB-1994A card:
FB-1994B Postage Stamp Production Centennial
Year:1994
Size:7" x 5"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:none
Notes: Enlarged reprint of Scott #2875 $2 Madison souv. sheet, lithographed on glossy card stock.
FB-1999A BEP Family Day
Year:1999
Size:8" x 6" (est.)
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:none
Notes: This probably also served as a BEP Christmas card/
FB-2004A BEP Family Day
Year:2004
Size:9½" x 7¾" folded
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:none
Notes: Commemorated the first and the last postage stamps printed by BEP. Die-cut squares on cover showed Scott #256 reprint and Scott #3631 (affixed) on inside.
Additional images for the FB-2004A card:
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