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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Schuyler Rumsey Auction, Inc, Sale 60 (April 2015), Lot 1251. Realized $1500.
PF 505319: SCOTT 241, $1.00. "SINGLE, HOBOKEN NJ. TOWN CANCEL ON 1893
REGISTERED CORNER CARD COVER TO GERMANY.
AND WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT
IT IS A GENUINE USAGE * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *"
This cover is from Census Set S03, and is one of six recorded dollar value covers.
$1.00 11/15/1893 Census ID: 155 (NY CITY Label 34060)
$2.00 12/13/1983 Census ID: 137
$2.00 12/20/1893 Census ID: 182 (NY EXCHANGE label 51028)
$3.00 12/13/1893 Census ID: 172
$4.00 12/13/1893 Census ID: 174
$5.00 12/13/1893 Census ID: 175
All of these covers may be viewed following the image for the current entry.
This group of covers has been documented in several articles during the past 27 years in the NJPHS Journal (New Jersey Postal History Society), in the following issues.
NJPHS Journal, No. 83 (May 1989), p. 60.
NJPHS Journal, No. 84 (Sept 1989), p. 82.
NJPHS Journal, No. 141 (March 2001), p. 13.
NJPHS Journal, No. 143 (March 2002), p. 3.
NJPHS Journal, No. 164 (Nov 2006), p. 181.
NJPHS Journal, No. 198 (May 2015), p. 13.
All but the most recent issue is available on their website at:
They were also the subject of a "Dollar Signs" column in Linn's Stamp News on Sept 3, 2001. That column was reprinted in the NJPHS Journal, No 143, (Sept 2001). p. 119.
Also known are other covers on the same printed envelopes with the 15c, 30c and 50c stamps.
15c Nov 10, 1893. Nutmeg Stamp Sales, Mail Auction 128, Nov 20, 2006, Lot 2739 (Image from NJPHS Journal, No 164 (Nov 2006), page 181 (with NY CITY Label #24592).
30c No image
50c Dec 13, 1893. Nutmeg Stamps Sales, Mail Auction 128, Nov 20, 2006, Lot 2742 (Image from NJPHS Journal, No 164 (Nov 2006), page 182. (With NY CITY Label #24844)
50c Dec 13, 1893. Robert A Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc., Sale 674, (Nov 20, 2006), Lot 567. (with NY CITY Label #24817)
These are shown following the dollar value covers below.
Not in Searing.