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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$4.00 Columbian issue (Scott No 244) on registered cover to Vienna, Austria, stamp tied by New York, NY registry postmark, and New York REG'Y DIV postmark dated 4-7-1893 at lower right, and New York exchange office CITY label #49335 at lower left.
Herman Herst Sale#139 Lot 3550
Robert A Siegel Galleries, Inc., Sale 271 Lot 550
Image courtesy of the Philatelic Foundation.
PF No. #300407. "SINGLE, NEW YORK, 1893 REGISTRY CANCEL, ON REGISTERED COVER TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA, AND WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT it is a Genuine Usage."
This is one of a set of five of the dollar value Columbian covers prepared and mailed on the same date. Three are known to have a "J. & W. Seligman & Co / New York" corner card, complete images of some covers are not available.
These covers are from Census Set ID: S33.
$1.00 4/6/1893 ID: 20
$2.00 4/6/1893 ID: 21
$3.00 4/6/1893 ID: 22
$4.00 4/6/1893 ID: 23
$5.00 4/6/1893 ID: 24
All covers in this set can be viewed from the $1 cover, Census ID: 20.
Searing Census 17.