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STAMPS INTRODUCED ON THIS DAY IN 1893

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The 2¢ Landing of Columbus is the most common stamp of the Columbian
Issue.

Often cited as the world’s first commemoratives are the sixteen stamps of the
United States Columbian Issue, produced to help celebrate the World Columbian
Exposition
in Chicago honoring the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s
arrival in the New World in 1492. The stamps are today highly prized by collectors.

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The $1 stamp is included in the US issue of commemoratives introduced
in 1893.

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RARE STAMP BRINGS MILLIONS AT AUCTION

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The British Guiana One-Cent stamp on display at Sotheby’s

(AP) – A 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America
has become the world’s most valuable stamp — again.

The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta sold Tuesday at auction in New York
for $9.5 million. Sotheby’s said It was the fourth time the stamp has broken the
auction record for a single stamp in its long history.

The stamp was expected to bring between $10 million and $20 million. Sotheby’s
said the buyer wished to remain anonymous. The price included the buyer’s
premium.

David Redden, Sotheby’s vice chairman, called the sale "a truly great moment for
the world of stamp collecting."

 

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