Five 4C Columbus Fleet Of Ships Stamp .. Vintage Unused Us Postage Stamps | Discovery America 1992 Re-Issue Set Scarce
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Pack of 5 Vintage Unused US Postage stamps of the: 4 cent Columbian set re-issue Columbus' Fleet of three ships stamp. Scott catalog #: 2624b This 4 cent stamp shows Columbus set forth on his journey with three ships, & each one played a significant part in the story of Columbus' discovery. It was from the Pinta that land was first sighted. While exploring the islands, the flagship Santa Maria was run aground in strong winds & was totally disabled. Forced to sail on the Nina, Columbus feared he would never make it back to Spain because of severe weather. He wrote down the story of his discovery & threw it over the side. He was determined that the world would know his story even if he died before reaching Spain! On May 22, 1992, the US Postal Service reissued the entire Columbian Exposition series of 1893 on souvenir sheets at the WORLD COLUMBIAN STAMP ExPO '92 in Rosemont, Illinois. I have broken up several sheets to make individual stamps from the set available to collectors. The Columbian souvenir sheets reproduced, as exactly as possible, the designs & colors of the original 1893 stamps, considered by most philatelists to be the first US commemorative stamps. The only design change is the date in the upper right corner of each stamp, altered from 1892 to 1992. The sixteen US stamps, ranging in value from one cent to $5, were produced in line-engraved intaglio from the original dies by the same company that produced the stamps in 1892, the American Bank Note Company. The six sheets sold for the combined face value of $16.34 & were available only in complete sets. Five of the sheets include three different stamps from the original series next to background images based on old engravings & illustrations, while the sixth includes only the $5 stamp, text, & the background illustration. The background images were produced by single-color offset lithography. All of the US stamps were perforated & were valid for postage. 5 Mint unused postage stamps with original gum as issued by the Post Office. These stamps are genuine & valid to use as postage for current mailing. Be sure to use enough total postage to meet the current postage rate for mailing a letter if you want to use them for mailing. Also good to use for scrapbooking or displaying in a small picture frame. It's a miniature work of art. If you would like me to put a custom order together that includes this stamp please convo me with your questions or request a custom order. I have a large inventory of Vintage US Postage stamp for you to buy from. Five 4C Columbus Fleet Of Ships Stamp .. Vintage Unused Us Postage Stamps | Discovery America 1992 Re-Issue Set Scarce

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