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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Three items, incl. oversize registered cover from Post Office Department's Postage Stamp Agency to postmaster at Mattawamkeag Me. and with original enclosure stating quantity of each denomination which was ordered for the Columbians, last item is signed letter from Charles Skinner (engraver) dated Jan. 25, 1893 and reads in part "In reply to the request for a Set of Proofs of the 'Columbian Stamps' in Black such a Series has not been printed in each case they were proved in the colors that were selected for each denomination by the P.O. Dept. and strict instructions were given by the Dept. and by the Officers of the Co. to prevent proofs getting out.", fresh and Very Fine, wonderful collateral items.
Robert A Siegel Galleries, Inc. Sale 952, Lot 373.