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The Production of the 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue

This website is a digital supplement to the philatelic exhibit, The Production of the 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue, on display at APS Stamp Show, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

This six-frame exhibit explains the development of the Columbian Issue stamps by the American Bank Note Company. The exhibit won a Large Gold and Grand Champion awards at IndyPen, 2017.

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The Columbian Stamps & Their Subjects

The 1893 Columbian Issue are the first commemorative stamps issued by the United States. This eighteen-page booklet provides an overview of the subjects chosen by the US Post Office to commemorate Columbus's exploration of the American Continents. It also shows examples of each stamp and describes their purpose within the 1893 mail rates.

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