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Columbus' Voyage of Discovery: The Columbian Series of 1893

March 8, 2001 – May 6, 2002

Museum: Postal Museum

Location: Rarities Gallery, Lower Level

This exhibition of rarities features 12 sheets of 100 stamps each of the 1893 Columbian issues -- the first large-format commemorative stamps issued in the United States. Included are items ranging from the one-cent postcard stamp to the only surviving sheet of the one-dollar denomination. To accommodate depictions of key scenes in Columbus's life, the Columbians were produced at nearly twice the width of previous postage stamps.