UNITED STATES COLUMBIAN VARIETIES of 1992

BY DAVID NYE


On May 22, 1992, the United States Postal Service issued new versions of the entire 1893 Columbian Exposition series. The 16 U.S. stamps, ranging in denomination from 1¢ to $5, are on six souvenir sheets (Scott 2624-29).

Examine your 1992 Columbus souvenir sheets for varieties: errors, freaks and so-called flyspecks. You may be surprised what you discover on the stamps, or on the design of the souvenir sheet (outside the perforations).

Along with the tagging-omitted errors listed in the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers, there are numerous freaks and varieties to discover on the 1992 Columbian souvenir sheets.

Click on the links below to see varieties on the individual souvenir sheets.