— Altered Cards —
( prefix: altered )
When producers of souvenir cards alter and reissue their original designs, thereby creating a new variety, these are given a capital letter suffix in the SCCS numbering system. This can include alterations such as adding an overprint or a foil seal. The Bureau of Engraving & Printing did this with B-90A and B-101A-F; the USPS overprinted PS-62A; and the American Bank Note Company added an embossed seal on SO-138A and numerous others. All such cards can be found in their respective galleries on this site.

Organizations and individuals have also repurposed or enhanced many cards, often by cutting down a card to remove the original show information, then adding new text for a different event on the front or back. Because the ANA and SPMC had so many surplus cards from shows held during the 1980s, repurposing these semi-official (SO) cards for promotional purposes became a common practice. The Milwaukie Philatelic Society also had a long-running series of overprints on various cards, typically released at the Milcopex Awards Banquet. Because these alterations were done post-production by unofficial entities, these cards are cataloged with lower-case suffixes (a, b, c, etc.). These are the cards found in this gallery.

Special thanks to John Wilson for supplying many examples of altered ANA and SPMC cards, a significant number of which he was responsible for creating. There are very likely more varieties to be discovered; we welcome scans and information at SCCS1981@yahoo.com}.
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B-23a Milcopex banquet
Year:1992
Size:10⅝" x 8½"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Green overprint of three ships framed by oval text.
B-28a Milcopex banquet
Year:1974
Size:10⅝" x 8½"
# Printed:200
# Sold:200
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: 75th Anniversary Dinner, red overprint.
B-39a Milcopex banquet
Year:1977
Size:10⅝" x 8½"
# Printed:200
# Sold:129
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Red overprint of polar ship, penguin, and polar bear.
B-55a Milcopex banquet
Year:1982
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:122
# Sold:122
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Black posthorn overprint; known examples partially obscure stamps.
B-62a NE Federation of Stamp Clubs banquet
Year:1983
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:240
# Sold:240
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Terrible design with red overprint on top of black text.
B-76a Milcopex banquet
Year:1985
Size:10" x 8"
# Printed:151
# Sold:151
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Red overprint of John Philip Sousa.
B-90a Milcopex banquet
Year:1987
Size:10" x 8"
# Printed:100
# Sold:99
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Red overprint with eagle, honoring U.S. Constitution.
B-222a Milcopex banquet
Year:1997
Size:10" x 8"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Red overprint with logo of United Postal Stationery Society.
B-239a MPS banquet
Year:2003
Size:9" x 6"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Salute to Chinese Stamp Collecting, red overprint.
B-243a MPS banquet
Year:2000
Size:9" x 6"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Red overprint with MPS logo and banquet text.
D-81a Duck stamp release event
Year:1995
Size:10" x 8"
# Printed:150 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:unknown
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Black overprint of Lake Minnetonka Stamp Club; most cards have Mallard Station cancel.
F-1993Ia Summer FUN - SCCS Florida Chapter
Year:2022
Size:9" x 3½"
# Printed:50
# Sold:unknown
Printer:MB
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Dark red overprint of show text.
F-2004Aa IPMS 2004
Year:2004
Size:10" x 8"
# Printed:75 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:BEP
Type:numismatic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: IPMS logo overprinted in red intaglio on front by Mike Bean.
FSO-1988Aa SPMC June '04 breakfast ticket
Year:2008
Size:8" x 3½"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Cut from larger sheet of six; rubber stamped and hand numbered on front.
FM-5a ANA Aug. 2000 Philadelphia advance promo
Year:2000
Size:9" x 5⅜"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:BEP
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Show title in black on front, with more show info on back.
FM-5b ANA July '02 NYC advance promo
Year:2002
Size:9" x 5⅜"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:BEP
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Show title in black on front, with more show info on back.
PS-3a San Jose Coin Club banquet
Year:1994
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:100
# Sold:100
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Black ovpt with SJCC logo; all with 4/23/94 San Jose cancel.
PS-7a Cupertino Coin Club banquet
Year:1994
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:100
# Sold:100
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet: IMAGE
Notes: Black ovpt with CCC logo; all with 10/23/94 Cupertino cancel, ovpt mistakenly printed on both sides.
PS-8a Postal Forum 1982
Year:1982
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:50
# Sold:50
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Event title ovpt in black; printed by SCCS member Herb Meisels.
PS-27a ROCPEX '78
Year:1978
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Small black text block added on back, with translation. Only found on some show cancelled cards.
PS-30a America '80
Year:1980
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Overprinted by show organizers in Japan.
PS-40a Milcopex banquet
Year:1983
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:125 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Blue ovpt with Zeppelin and Aviation in Philately theme.
PS-64a Milcopex banquet
Year:1989
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:95
# Sold:95
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Red ovpt with USPS 200 Years theme; most examples show-cancelled.
PS-65a Milcopex banquet
Year:1988
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:99
# Sold:99
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Red overprint with Zeppelin theme; most, perhaps all, examples are show-cancelled.
PS-68a MPS 90th Anniversary banquet
Year:1989
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:85
# Sold:85
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Yellow ovpt with 90 Years theme; most, perhaps all, examples are show-cancelled.
PS-69a Milcopex banquet
Year:1990
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:90
# Sold:90
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Blue ovpt with Art on Stamps theme; most, perhaps all, examples are show-cancelled.
PS-70a Milcopex banquet
Year:1991
Size:8" x 6"
# Printed:100
# Sold:71
Printer:BEP
Type:philatelic
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Red ovpt with P.T. Barnum theme; most, perhaps all, examples are show-cancelled.
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Q-23a ANA WFM Rosemont
Year:2022
Size:9" x 5¾"
# Printed:60 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:MB
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Green ovpt of text on front.
Q-29a ANA Colo. Springs Show
Year:2022
Size:8" x 5½"
# Printed:60 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:MB
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Text overprint on front in black, red and green.
SO-10a ANA Museum souvenir
Year:1991
Size:7¾" x 3½"
# Printed:<1000 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Museum text added on back, no date, year is estimate.
SO-10b Souvenir of Northwest Coin Show
Year:1997
Size:7¾" x 3½"
# Printed:50
# Sold:50
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Repurposed SO-10a with red text on front.
SO-10c ANA Spring '97 Cleveland advance promo
Year:1997
Size:
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
SO-10d ANA Colo. Springs Show
Year:2022
Size:7¾" x 3½"
# Printed:60 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Repurposed SO-10a with red text on front.
SO-12a ANA Museum souvenir
Year:1990
Size:8½" x 3½"
# Printed:<1000 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Previously listed as SO-73; museum text added on back.
SO-12b ANA Spring '97 Cleveland advance promo
Year:1997
Size:
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back:image needed
Info sheet:
SO-12c SPMC June '96 breakfast ticket
Year:1996
Size:8½" x 3⅜"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:100 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Altered version of SO-12a; numbered and hand-signed on front.
SO-12d SPMC June '04 breakfast ticket
Year:2004
Size:8½" x 3⅜"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:100 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Altered version of SO-12a; rubber stamped and numbered on front.
SO-16a ANA March 2000 Ft. Lauderdale advance promo
Year:2000
Size:10" x 4¼"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Top banknote from original card; promo text added on back.
SO-16b ANA March 2000 Ft. Lauderdale advance promo
Year:2000
Size:10" x 4¼"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Bottom banknote from original card; promo text added on back.
SO-17a ANA Feb. '96 Santa Clara advance promo
Year:1996
Size:8" x 5⅝"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Promo text added on back; show venue changed at last minute to Tucson.
SO-18a ANA July '97 NYC advance promo
Year:1997
Size:
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Promo text added on back.
SO-22a ANA March '02 Jacksonville advance promo
Year:2002
Size:10½" x 7¼"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Promo text added on back.
SO-23a ANA March '93 Colo. Springs "NumisMagic" card
Year:1993
Size:8¾" x 5¼"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Promo text and ANA logo added on back.
SO-23b ANA July '93 Colo. Springs advance promo
Year:1993
Size:
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back:image needed
Info sheet:
SO-25a ANA Aug. '98 Portland advance promo
Year:1998
Size:9" x 5½"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Promo text and ANA logo added on back.
SO-25b ANA '10 Boston promo
Year:2010
Size:10¾" x 8½"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back:unknown
Info sheet:
Notes: Full card with yellow advertising sticker of front.
SO-25c SPMC June '99 breakfast ticket
Year:1999
Size:9" x 3½"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:100 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Numbered and hand-signed on front; ANA promo text added on back.
SO-32a SPMC June '95 breakfast ticket
Year:1995
Size:10¾" x 5¼"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Tennessee state seal and banquet text added on back.
SO-32b ANA March '96 Tucson advance promo
Year:1996
Size:9" x 7"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Tucson show info printed on back; venue changed from Santa Clara.
SO-32c ANA March '99 Sacramento advance promo
Year:1999
Size:10½" x 7"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Show info printed on back.
SO-32d ANA Spring '01 Salt Lake City advance promo
Year:2001
Size:
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back:image needed
Info sheet:
SO-32e SPMC June '03 breakfast ticket
Year:2003
Size:8½" x 5.25
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:100 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back:unknown
Info sheet:
Notes: Originally intended for 2002 breakfast, later o/p for 2003.
SO-34a ANA Museum souvenir
Year:1989
Size:7⅞" x 3⅝"
# Printed:7654
# Sold:7654
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Previously listed as SO-64; museum text added on back.
SO-34b SPMC June '06 breakfast ticket
Year:2006
Size:7⅞" x 3⅝"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:100 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Altered version of SO-34a; stamped on front with event text, hand-numbered in blue marker.
SO-34c ANA March '95 Anaheim advance promo
Year:1995
Size:
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Plate Printer:numismatic
Type:image
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Show info and graphics printed on back.
SO-35a ANA Aug. '96 Denver advance promo
Year:1996
Size:8" x 5⅝"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Promo text added on back; some copies have Aug. 18 date blacked out with marker.
SO-35b ANA Spring '98 Cincinnati advance promo
Year:1998
Size:
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back:image needed
Info sheet:
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SO-35c ANA 50th anniversary celebration
Year:2017
Size:10¾" x 7⅛"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back:unaltered
Info sheet:
Notes: Color ANA logos overprinted on front.
SO-35d SPMC June '98 breakfast ticket
Year:1998
Size:7¾" x 3¾"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:100 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Numbered on front; ANA promo text on back.
SO-37a SPMC June '85 banquet ticket
Year:1985
Size:8¼" x 3⅞"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:100 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Black text overprint and $5 Mechanics Bank note added to back.
SO-37b SPMC June '86 banquet ticket
Year:1986
Size:8¼" x 3¾"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:100 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Black text overprint and $5 obsolete note added to back.
SO-37c SPMC June '87 banquet ticket
Year:1987
Size:8¼" x 3⅞"
# Printed:120 (est.)
# Sold:120 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back:image needed
Info sheet:
Notes: Black text overprint and CSA note added to back.
SO-37d SPMC June '88 banquet ticket
Year:1988
Size:8¼" x 3⅞"
# Printed:120 (est.)
# Sold:120 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Black text overprint (crazy font) and 10ยข fractional note added to back.
SO-37e SPMC June '15 breakfast ticket
Year:2015
Size:7½" x 2⅞"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:100 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:other
Back:blank
Info sheet:
Notes: Cut-off top portion of card with ABNC logo, text printed on front in teal; hand numbered.
SO-39a SPMC June '94 breakfast ticket
Year:1994
Size:8¾" x 3½"
# Printed:120 (est.)
# Sold:120 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Blue text overprint and $500 note added to back.
SO-39b ANA July '94 Detroit advance promo
Year:1994
Size:10¾" x 7"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Promo text added to back, with logos and old automobile.
SO-39c SPMC June '05 breakfast ticket
Year:2005
Size:9½" x 3⅞"
# Printed:100 (est.)
# Sold:100 (est.)
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back:unaltered
Info sheet:
Notes: Front stamped with event text, hand-numbered in red marker.
SO-40a ANA Aug. '01 Atlanta advance promo
Year:2001
Size:10" x 7¼"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Promo text added to back.
SO-40b ANA March '03 Charlotte, NC advance promo
Year:2003
Size:10¾" x 7⅜"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Overprint text in red on back.
SO-41a ANA Museum souvenir
Year:1991
Size:7½" x 3½"
# Printed:<1000 (est.)
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: Museum text added on back, no date, year is estimate.
SO-41b ANA March '95 Atlanta advance promo
Year:1995
Size:8" x 5½"
# Printed:unknown
# Sold:unknown
Printer:ABNC
Type:numismatic
Back: IMAGE
Info sheet:
Notes: "Peach of a Show" promo text added to back.
SO-111a Milcopex banquet
Year:1993
Size:10½" x 8½"
# Printed:125
# Sold:125
Printer:ABNC
Type:philatelic
Back:unaltered
Info sheet:
Notes: Red overprint with posthorn "Salute to German Philately", serial numbered.
SO-125a Milcopex banquet
Year:1994
Size:10½" x 8½"
# Printed:120
# Sold:120
Printer:ABNC
Type:philatelic
Back:unaltered
Info sheet:
Notes: Red overprint with MPS logo, serial numbered.
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