I just gotta say it.... certainly seems like you've stretched 1886-1888 a bit in both directions.
By the way, I presumed the significance of this time span was due to the various issue dates of New Republic Sc#1 - and the events that dealt with each issue occurring. But I just double checked David's list of issue dates and they span from 9Jan86 to 17Jan87. So... what is the significance of the 1986 to 1988 span?
Tim May your collections grow beyond your album capacity!