Postmaster General James Farley delighted collectors by authorizing commemorative sheets honoring two 1934 philatelic exhibitions: a gummed, imperforate sheet of six 3¢ Mt. Rainier National Park stamps, issued for the American Philatelic Society convention in Atlantic City, NJ; and a gummed, imperforate sheet of six 1¢ Yosemite National Park stamps publicizing the Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Exhibition in Omaha, NE.
Picturing the majestic El Capitan, Yosemite National Park in central California was established in 1890 after being protected from development when President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant in 1864. 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.
This First Day Cover features an attractive cachet alongside the complete sheet of six stamps. Cover cachet will vary. US #751 First Day CoverMore...
To celebrate 100 years of U.S. postage stamps this historic sheet of the first two US stamps was created for the Centennial International Philatelic Exposition (CIPEX) in New York City in 1947. To re-create these Franklin and Washington designs, new engravings were made based on the original century-old dies. The stamp colors were changed to blue and orange to avoid confusing the centennial issues with the originals.
This First Day Cover, postmarked at the exhibition, features an attractive illustrated cachet along with the exclusive "Centenary International Philatelic Exhibition Station" First Day commemorative cancel. Cover cachets will vary. US #948 First Day CoverMore...
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Attended by 268,000 collectors over 60 years ago, the Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition (FIPEX) was held in New York from April 28 to May 6, 1956 in the brand new New York Coliseum. A highlight of the show's opening was the release of an imperforate commemorative sheet reproducing enlarged versions of the 3¢ and 8¢ Statue of Liberty definitives and the signature of the Postmaster General. This sheet was the first postal issue to be printed in three colors by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
This First Day Cover, postmarked at the exhibition, features an attractive illustrated cachet along with the exclusive "FIPEX Station" First Day commemorative cancel. Cover cachets will vary. Order now and save $2.50 off our regular price! (US #1075 FDC)
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