1893 Columbians #230-245

1893 Columbians - First Commemoratives #230-245
Issued at the 1893 World Exposition in Chicago and marking, one year late, the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the New World, these classic Columbians were praised for their artistry and historical value, yet scorned for their large size and high face values totaling more than an average week’s pay in the late 19th century. Notice that a clean-shaven Columbus sights land on the 1¢ stamp, yet he comes ashore with a full beard on the 2¢ stamp.

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  1. # 230 - 1¢ Sighting Land - blue
    mint
    $31.00
    used
    $0.60
  2. # 231 - 2¢ Landing of Columbus - brown violet
    mint
    $31.00
    used
    $0.30
  3. # 231c - 2¢ Broken Hat Variety - brown violet
    mint
    $125.00
    used
    $1.50
  4. # 232 - 3¢ Flagship - green
    mint
    $85.00
    used
    $22.00
  5. # 233 - 4¢ Fleet of Columbus - ultramarine
    mint
    $110.00
    used
    $8.50
  6. # 234 - 5¢ Soliciting Aid - chocolate
    mint
    $115.00
    used
    $9.50
  7. # 235 - 6¢ At Barcelona - purple
    mint
    $110.00
    used
    $31.00
  8. # 236 - 8¢ Restored to Favor - magenta
    mint
    $95.00
    used
    $11.50
  9. # 237 - 10¢ Natives - black brown
    mint
    $180.00
    used
    $9.00
  10. # 238 - 15¢ Announcing Discovery - green
    mint
    $320.00
    used
    $80.00
  11. # 239 - 30¢ At La Rabida - orange brown
    mint
    $350.00
    used
    $110.00
  12. # 240 - 50¢ Recall of Columbus - slate blue
    mint
    $650.00
    used
    $180.00
  13. # 241 - $1 Pledging Jewels - salmon
    mint
    $1,600.00
    used
    $725.00
  14. # 242 - $2 Columbus Chained - brown red
    mint
    $1,650.00
    used
    $725.00
  15. # 243 - $3 Describing Voyage - yellow green
    mint
    $2,600.00
    used
    $1,150.00
  16. # 244 - $4 Isabella & Columbus - crimson lake
    mint
    $3,200.00
    used
    $1,450.00
  17. # 245 - $5 Columbus - black
    mint
    $3,500.00
    used
    $1,750.00