National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Rarities Gallery, Lower Level Floor Plan
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.