Sunday, August 22, 2010

USA - Columbian Issue - The 8¢ stamp

When originally issued, there were only fifteen stamps in the Columbian Issue. However, when the fee for registered mail was lowered on January 1, 1893 it necessitated the introduction of 8-cent stamps. A design was prepared based on a painting by Francisco Jover Casanova, and this stamp, titled "Columbus Restored to Favor", was added to the Columbian Issue in March.

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