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  • 1935 Farley Special Printings #752-55, 766a-771

1935 Farley Special Printings
Postmaster General James A. Farley, a close friend of Franklin D. Roosevelt, knew the President's passion for stamp collecting. When a new stamp was printed, Farley would often pay and remove several full sheets from the presses, before they were perforated or gummed, to present to the President, friends and family. In February 1935, a month after a Congressional inquiry accused Farley of favoritism and a scandalous misuse of power, he defused the controversy by announcing that the 20 issues in question would be made available to the public.

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AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONAL PARKS

Save $2.50 on the Complete 1935 Imperforate National Parks Mint Set of 10


Journey through ten of our nation's most treasured natural landmarks and enjoy magnificent vistas -- from the West's Yosemite, Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Crater Lake, Mt. Rainier, and Glacier National Parks to Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains and Acadia, New England's inspiring coastal gem. Originally issued as perforated stamps in 1934, Postmaster General James A. Farley authorized a special printing in 1935 of these beautiful stamps in imperforate, ungummed form. (US #756-65)


1935 Imperforate Mint Set of 10 - Regularly $32.00
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$0.40

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$0.35

# 752 - 3¢ Washington Headquarters - without gum

This 3¢ stamp is one of two that Farley released perforated but without gum. Scott 752 Washington Headquarters

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$1.00

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$1.10

# 753 - 3¢ Byrd Expedition - without gum

In 1929 Richard Byrd established "Little America", an Antarctic exploration base located on the Ross Ice Shelf. This stamp was used to pay postage from Little America and was available only through the Philatelic Sales Agency. One of "Farley's Follies", this stamp was issued perforated but without gum. Scott 753 Byrd Expedition

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$1.65

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# 754 - 3¢ Whistler's Mother - Imperforate without gum

Issued "in honor of the mothers of America," this stamp is a likeness of James Whistler's "Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother". Currently owned by the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, the work was initially scoffed at and Whistler himself pawned the painting. As part of the Farley Special Printings, it was issued imperforate and without gum. Scott 754 Whistler's Mother

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$1.80

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$1.25

# 755 - 3¢ Wisconsin - Imperforate without gum

Issued to celebrate the tercentenary of Jean Nicolet's landing at Red Banks. Nicolet, a French "woods runner", was searching for a passage to the Orient. Nicolet explored the Fox River and incorrectly reported it as a passage to the "South Sea". As part of the Farley Special Printings, it was issued imperforate and without gum. Scott 755 Wisconsin

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$1.75

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# 766a - 1¢ Ft. Dearborn - Imperforate without gum

This stamp shows Fort Dearborn, built in 1803 near the Chicago River by troops under Captain John Whistler. During the War of 1812 a surrendered garrison from Fort Dearborn was massacred by Potawatomi warriors led by Chief Blackbird. One of five commemorative sheets issued with "Farley's Follies," this sheet was originally printed in large sheet format and cut apart into the more wieldy form. Scott 766a Fort Dearborn

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# 767a - 3¢ Federal Building - Imperforate without gum

Issued to celebrate the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, themed "A Century of Progress International Exposition". The stamp depicts the Federal Building and Hall of States. The Federal Building, with its 75-foot dome is surrounded by three fluted columns, 150 feet high, to symbolize the three branches of government. One of five commemorative sheets issued with "Farley's Follies," this sheet was originally printed in large sheet format and cut apart into the more wieldy form. Scott 767a Federal Building

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# 768a - 3¢ Byrd Expedition - Imperforate without gum

In 1929 Richard Byrd established "Little America", an Antarctic exploration base located on the Ross Ice Shelf. This stamp was used to pay postage from Little America and was available only through the Philatelic Sales Agency. One of five commemorative sheets issued with "Farley's Follies," this sheet was originally printed in large sheet format and cut apart into the more wieldy form. Scott 768a Byrd Expedition

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$4.00

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# 769a - 1¢ Yosemite - Imperforate without gum

Yosemite National Park is one of America's most beautiful natural areas and is visited by over 3.5 million people each year. Almost 95% of the park is designated as wilderness and is home to an abundance of wildlife including Mule Deer and Marmots. One of five commemorative sheets issued with "Farley's Follies," this sheet was originally printed in large sheet format and cut apart into the more wieldy form. Scott 769a Yosemite

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# 770a - 3¢ Mt. Rainier - Imperforate without gum

The highest elevation in Washington State, Mount Rainier is an active stratovolcano. Mt. Rainier towers over the skyline of Tacoma, Washington and is iconic of the city's landscape. One of five commemorative sheets issued with "Farley's Follies," this sheet was originally printed in large sheet format and cut apart into the more wieldy form. Scott 770a Mt. Rainier

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$4.25

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# 771 - 16¢ Great Seal of the US - Imperforate without gum

This stamp, designed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt himself, depicts the Great Seal of the United States The Great Seal is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States federal government and is kept by the United States Secretary of State. As part of the Farley Special Printings, this stamp was issued imperforate and without gum. Scott 771 Great Seal of the United States

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