Notes from the Past

Columbian 1893 Deal Rejected

A San Francisco dealer offered $10,000 to the Post Office Dept., for ten thousand sets of the Columbians, 1 to $5, which were to be withdrawn from issue at the end of that year, the "stamps to be cancelled to order, with several different styles of obliteration," and with the further stipulation that the deal be kept "secret."  His proposition drew a fast, but curt rejection from the Department.
- George B. Sloane
Sloane's Column
June 2, 1951

Posted September 25, 1999

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