This Census of the Dollar value stamps of Columbian Issue on cover is based on the pioneering work by Dr. Richard M. Searing, who published as series of articles in the USPCS Chronicle in August and November of 1992. Without this pioneering work, the present census would not exist.
The covers for this census will be entered into the existing database as time permits. The images have been collected from a number of on-line sources and auction catalogs, and there are still a number of entries for which only a black/white photocopy is available, and a few for which no illustration is known. If you can provide an improved scan of any of these covers, please let me know.
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|From City:||US German Sea Post|
This is the earliest documented use of the $5.00 Columbian issue.
This cancel was used on board the German steamers of the North German Lloyd and HAPAG lines on their way from New York to Germany.
Image courtesy of
Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc, Sale 952 (Feb 28, 2008) Lot 293 Realized $50,000.
Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale 448 Lot 132
PF 462044: CAT 245 $5.00 "SINGLE, U. S. GERMAN SEA P.O., JAN. 6, 1893 DUPLEX CANCEL, ON BREWING CO. CORNER CARD AD COVER ADDRESSED TO BREMERHAVEN, GERMANY
AND WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT
IT IS A GENUINE USAGE * * * * * * * * * * * * * "
This is one of four recorded dollar value Columbian covers from the Krocker correspondence with the U.S. German Sea Post Office date stamp.
These covers are in Census Set ID: S-29:
$1.00 2/15/1893 ID: 8
$2.00 1/6/1893 ID: 3
$3.00 No cover recorded with this denomination
$4.00 10/11/1893 ID: 117
$5.00 1/6/1893 ID: 4
To view all of these covers, see the entry for the $1.00 cover, ID: 8
Searing Census 3.