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APS Reference Collection: Columbian Exposition Issue

Page Scans of the APS Reference Collection for the Columbian Exposition Issue. From the Smithsonian National Postal Museum: The World's Columbian Exposition, also known as 'The White City,' opened on Chicago's lakefront on May 1, 1893. Over the next seven months, twenty-seven million visitors attended the fair. The Columbian Exposition commemoratives keep the fair alive for a small population of stamp collectors. The issue price for the set in 1893 was $16.34; in today's dollars the total face tops $300.00. The stamps are some of the most colorful and intriguing of the entire Classic Period of United States philately.

Page Scans of the APS Reference Collection for the Columbian Exposition Issue.

From the Smithsonian National Postal Museum: The World's Columbian Exposition, also known as 'The White City,' opened on Chicago's lakefront on May 1, 1893. Over the next seven months, twenty-seven million visitors attended the fair. The Columbian Exposition commemoratives keep the fair alive for a small population of stamp collectors. The issue price for the set in 1893 was $16.34; in today's dollars the total face tops $300.00. The stamps are some of the most colorful and intriguing of the entire Classic Period of United States philately.

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