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 a group of 16 covers (1c to $5.00), all with the cachet designed by Charles F. Gunther, a prominent Chicago confection manufacturer and history enthuasist, using the portrait of Columbus by Moro.
Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc., Sale 1055 (Nov 6, 2013) Lot 115. Not Sold
ex-Virgil Brand estate, last sold for $69,000 (plus 10%) in a 1985 Steve Ivy auction.
This is one of eleven known dollar value Columbian Covers on this cachet, all addressed to Dr. Robert D. Locke at various addresses on these Gunther cacheted covers. The five covers in the present lot are from the only intact set, the balance are spread across multiple collections.
These covers are from Census Set ID: 8.
$1.00 8/29/1893 ID: 81, with 10c Scott E2
$2.00 8/29/1893 ID: 80, with Columbian registration stamp PF#157059
$3.00 8/29/1893 ID: 79, with Columbian registration stamp PF#157060
$4.00 10/27/1893 ID: 126, with Columbian registration stamp PF#157061
$5.00 10/27/1893 ID: 134, with Columbian registration stamp PF#157062
See also the six covers in Census Set ID: 7.
Not in Searing.