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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$2.00 and $4.00 Columbian tied on cover with black CDS dated Sep 15, 1893, from Cato, PA, and addressed to Geo W. Bush, Cato, PA. The $4.00 is a right margin single.
Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc., Sale 1055 (Nov 6, 2013) Lot 143. Realized $1,800.
William A Fox#181 (Sep 9, 1988) Lot 574. Est $4,250.
PF 518142: "SCOTT 242 ($2.00) and 244 ($4.00), TIED BY "CATO PA. SEP. 15, 1893" (KATO PA.) CIRCULAR DATESTAMP ON COVER TO CATO.
AND WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT
IT IS A GENUINE USAGE, ON A PHILATELIC COVER, THE $2.00 STAMP WITH A FEW TONED PERFORATIONS AT TOP RIGHT. * * * * * * * * * * "
This cover is one of a group of five covers from this correspondence with various combinations of the $1.00 through $4.00, and two examples of the $5.00 on cover.
These covers are from Census Set: S9.
$1.00 & $4.00 9/15/1893 ID: 91, PF#518140
$2.00 & $3.00 9/15/1893 ID: 90, PF#518141
$2.00 & $4.00 9/15/1893 ID: 91, PF#518142
$5.00 9/15/1893 ID: 92, PF#326521 Left margin selvege
$5.00 9/15/1893 ID: 93, PF#391577
All covers in this set can be viewed following the cover in Census ID: 91.
Searing Census 61.