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2-dollar Columbus in Chains

$2 brown red Columbus in Chains imperforate pair

Scott Catalogue USA: 242
Description:

Unused. This pair is from the only known complete set of imperforate pairs on stamped paper; they are not regularly issued in that condition. It was rumored that they were specially prepared for Posmaster General John Wanamaker and presented by him to a friend for the latter's son.

Date:
1893
Medium:
paper; ink (brown red)
Museum ID:
2005.6603.6.39.12
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Credits:
The Benjamin K. Miller Stamp Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

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