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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