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1893 Columbus rare Stamp

Abbottabad, Pakistan
Pictures of 1893 Columbus rare Stamp
Rs. 2,000,000
Pictures of 1893 Columbus rare Stamp
Rs. 2,000,000
  • Ad Id
    914993
  • Ad Posted
    2 Oct 2013
  • Brand
    Antiques
  • Seller Type
    An Individual
  • Condition
    Used
Issue Date: January 1, 1893 Issue Quantity: 1,464,588,750 Printed by: American Bank Note Company Method: Flat plate Watermark: None Perforation: 12 Color: Brown violet 1893 columbian issue Issued in conjunction with the Columbian Exposition of 1893 commemorating the 400th anniversary of the landing of Columbus. The sixteen Columbian stamps were issued in denominations ranging from one cent to five dollars. The Columbian Issue stamps were the last produced by the American Bank Note Company before stamp production was turned over to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1894. About the Columbian Series The Columbian Series is a milestone in American history. Its impact on stamp collecting was so great that the series’ degree of completion is often the “yardstick by which a U.S. collection is measured” (Max Johl, 1947).   The series was issued in advance of Chicago’s 1893 World Columbian Exposition, an international fair celebrating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ 1492 arrival in the New World. The series was used to advertise the event – the first time postage stamps were used to promote a commercial event.   The 1893 Columbian Exposition stamp series was like nothing before it. The Columbians were the first U.S. commemorative stamps, and they created a worldwide phenomenon. Expertly engraved and generous in size, the Columbians are among the most sought-after of all U.S. stamps. Views: 503