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5-cent Columbus Soliciting Aid from Queen Isabella

5c Columbus Soliciting Aid from Isabella single

Scott Catalogue USA: 234
Description:

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Design is from a picture painted by Vaczlav Van Brozik in 1884, titled "Columbus at the Court of Ferdinand and Isabella", renamed on the stamp "Columbus Soliciting Aid of Isabella". Printed in sheets of 100, cut into panes of 50 for distribution. A few sheets of 100 remain intact today, as well as panes of 50. Quantity issued: 35,248,250.

Date:
1893
Medium:
paper; ink (chocolate) / engraving
Museum ID:
1980.2493.1618
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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