This is the third and final portion of the guide to the sets and
series of postcards issued by the Boy Scouts of America from 1910 to
1970. It covers cards published from 1960 to 1968.
For additional information about Boy Scout Postcards in the United States see:
Collecting Boy Scot Postcards From The United States
(- -) Curt-Teich Souvenirs for the 1960 Jamboree.
This time Curt-Teich repackaged
standard Air Force Academy postcards from Colorado Springs, and also
Garden of the Gods Postcards from Colorado Springs, Colorado as
Jamboree souvenirs. Each set contains six cards. The
individual postcards have nothing to do with the Boy
Scouts or the Jamboree. The wrappers in which they came are Boy
(11) Scouts of the World - Boxed set of 1964.
(12) New York World's Fair of 1964/65.
In conjunction with
the National Jamboree held in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the BSA
published a boxed set of sixty-eight chrome postcards. Each card depicts a Boy
Scout from a different country or territory dressed in his
official Scout uniform. All of the cards are in vertical (portrait) format.
The postcards were printed for the Boy Scouts by Dexter Press.
The spine on the back of the cards carries the BSA logo and copyright
notice with the 1964 date. The company name does not appear on the cards, but its
numbering scheme is evident.
Although many dealers have broken up sets to
sell the cards individually, neither the individual cards nor the
complete boxes are very difficult to find.
Search eBay for Scouts of the World
(13) Scouts of the World - Boxed set of 1968.
Continuing its relationship with the BSA, Dexter printed this attractive set of six postcards depicting the Wonderful World of Scouting
exhibit as well as the activities of the Boy Scout Service Corps at the World's
Fair. The cards were sold in packets similar to the one shown
Go to part 1.
Go to part 2.
At least partially due to the popularity of the previous
boxed set, the BSA updated the series in 1968. By including more
countries that had Scouting programs, they were able to expand the new
set to 111 cards in the same vertical format. Since the
cards from both series look similar from the front, it is necessary to
carefully examine the back for the copyright date when examining
individual cards. The boxes themselves are totally different.