S-Cards (Silks and Stamps)


s23_rochesterS-Cards are silk or stamp issues. The American Card Catalog really just uses this designation for silks but I have added stamp issues here as well. Some collectors classify those as ST-Cards.

Silk issues were unique items generally packaged with tobacco products and exactly what they sound like – items made of swatches of silk. The stamps, however, are not necessarily stamps as we think of them in the traditional sense.

The term stamps can refer to actual stamps. However, they are often also referred to as small stamp-like cutouts of paper or cardboard – not necessarily postage stamps with a backing that allowed you to affix the item to something else. The Rinkeydink Baseball Stamps, for example, were merely small cutouts from a section in a newspaper.

Catalogued Issues

S23 College Yell Silks (Multi-Sport)
S58 Hamilton King Girls Silks (Multi-Sport)
1912 S110 Pillow Tops (Multi-Sport)

Uncatalogued Issues

1939 Bolivarian Games Stamps (Multi-Sport/International)
1938 Caribbean Games / Panama Stamps (Multi-Sport/International)
1934 Far Eastern Championship Games Stamps (Multi-Sport/International)
1939 FIBA EuroBasket Lithuania Stamps (International)

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