1893 Columbian Expo “Pre-Official” Postal Card, Fisheries Bldg

1893 Columbian Expo “Pre-Official” Postal Card, Fisheries Bldg

The newest addition to my early pioneer postcard collection is a postal card from the 1893 Columbian Exposition. The 1893 Columbian Expo is significant as it is the first year commercial postcards were printed in the U.S. This particular postal card is extremely rare as it was printed in 1892 as part of a 4-card “Pre-Official” set that was mailed to dignitaries and VIPS of other countries as a sort of advertisement for the expo. No-one knows exactly how many of these Pre-Official postal cards were printed in 1892. My guess would be maybe 100 to 500 each. The Pre-Official postal cards don’t show up on eBay that often. This one was the first one to appear on eBay in two years.

"Thank you for reading this article. If you enjoyed it please consider subscribing to my blog.  I'll send you an email when I publish a new article.  And I will never share your email address and you can unsubscribe anytime."... Steve Carroll

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: SteveCarroll.net, 9620 NW 18th Ave, Vancouver, WA, 98665, www.SteveCarroll.net. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

8 + 1 =