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United States of America

1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition

The stamps issued to complement the Trans-Mississippi Exposition were originally intended to be the first bicolored United States stamps issued since the 1860s. With the outbreak of the Spanish-American War and the accompanying demands on manpower and resources, however, officials decided to print each stamp in a single color only.

The Trans-Mississippi Exposition series included nine stamps ranging in value from 1¢ to $1. It was an expensive set, but not so pricey as the larger 1893 Columbian Exposition issue.

Dark red 2-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing horses and plow
Farming in the West
Orange 4-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing Native American hunting buffalo
Indian Hunting Buffalo
Blue 5-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing John Fremont on Rocky Mountains
Frémont on Rocky Mountains
Magenta 8-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing troops guarding train
Troops Guarding Train
Black 10-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing emigrants with covered wagon
Hardships of Emigration


Published 2018-06-18 Last updated 2018-06-19