Credit and Charge Cards

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Credit and Charge Cards

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Store branded credit card. In September 1958, Bank of America launched the BankAmericard in Fresno, California, which would become the first…

Store branded credit card built for an IBM machine (plastic, but punch card based).

Specimen of paper charge card, used for promotional purposes.

Specimen of paper charge card, for promotional purposes.

Paper charge card from the Fort Worth Tire Company. Older paper merchant cards like these were forerunners of the credit card that we are familiar…

Charga Plate credit card from the Gimbel Brothers store in New York, with leather case and receipt. Charga plate cards were the predecessors of credit…

Charga Plate credit card with leather case. Charga plate cards were the predecessors of credit cards, issued by department stores to regular…

Charga Plate credit card from the Gimbel Brothers store in New York, with leather case. Charga plate cards were the predecessors of credit cards,…

This is an EMV MasterCard (Platinum Flame) from Brazil.

Black plastic MasterCard credit card holder/wallet with "London in your pocket: Priceless" written on it

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