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1934 National Stamp Exhibition Souvenir Sheet

Based on the same design as the special "Little America" stamp suggested by Franklin D. Roosevelt for the Byrd Expedition, this souvenir sheet issued for the 1934 National Stamp Exhibition featured six imperforate stamps.

3 cent Byrd Antarctic Imperforated Sheet of 6$32.50$26.50
3 cent Single stamp from sheet$2.75$2.40

1934 Commemoratives

3 cent Maryland Tercentenary - The Ark and the Dove$0.40$0.20
3 cent Whistler's Mother Rotary Perf 11x10.5$0.30$0.20
3 cent Whistler's Mother Flat Perf 11$0.35$0.25
3 cent Wisconsin Tercentenary - Nicolet's Landing on the Shores of Green Bay$0.60$0.20

1934 National Parks Issue Perforated 11

A series of ten stamps in denominations from 1 to 10 cents, the National Parks issue featured images of some of the great natural wonders of America.

1 cent Yosemite - green$0.40$0.20
2 cent Grand Canyon - red$0.30$0.20
3 cent Mount Rainier - violet$0.45$0.20
4 cent Mesa Verde - brown$0.55$0.45
5 cent Yellowstone - blue$1.30$0.70
6 cent Crater Lake - blue$1.65$1.00
7 cent Acadia - black$1.20$0.90
8 cent Zion - sage green$2.75$1.95
9 cent Glacier - orange$2.60$0.85
10 cent Great Smoky Mountains -black$4.85$1.25

1934 National Parks Souvenir Sheets

Two of the National Park issues, the 1 cent Yosemite and 3 cent Mount Rainer, were reproduced in souvenir sheets of 6 imperforate stamps to commemorate major stamp expositions - the 1934 American Philatelic Exhibition and the Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Exposition.

3 cent Mt.Rainier imperforate sheet of 6..$40.00
3 cent Mt.Rainier single stamp from sheet$6.25$5.00
1 cent Yellowstone imperforate sheet of 6..$15.00
1 cent Yellowstone single stamp from sheet$2.50$1.75

Farley's Follies

James A. Farley was the U.S. Postmaster General under Franklin Roosevelt. Over the course of his administration, Farley routinely removed stamps from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing before they had been completely processed. He would then make gifts of these ungummed and imperforate postal oddities giving them to F.D.R., other political acquaintances, his friends, and even his children. When stamp collectors learned of these gifts, they were upset that the general public had not had equal opportunity to add them to their collections. As a solution, the Post Office reissued 35 stamps, all without gum and most without perforations, and made them available to collectors. The original gift stamps are often called "Farley's Follies." The reissued stamps in three series, are generally collectively referred to as the "Farley Special Printings."

1935 Farley Special Printing Issues

3 cent Newburgh Perforated 10.5x11$0.30$0.20
3 cent Byrd Antarctic Perforated 11$0.65$0.55
3 cent Mother's Day$0.70$0.60
3 cent Wisconsin$1.10$0.85

1935 National Parks Imperforate

1 cent Yosemite$0.35$0.25
2 cent Grand Canyon$0.50$0.30
3 cent Mount Rainier$0.70$0.60
4 cent Mesa Verde$1.30$1.10
5 cent Yellowstone$2.50$2.10
6 cent Crater Lake$3.25$2.75
7 cent Acadia$2.40$2.00
8 cent Zion$2.75$2.35
9 cent Glacier$2.95$2.50
10 cent Great Smoky Mountains$4.95$4.15

1935 Imperforate Souvenir Sheets

1 cent Fort Dearborn single$1.10$0.60
1 cent Fort Deaborn sheet$35.00..
3 cent Federal Building single$1.10$0.60
3 cent Federal Building sheet$35.00..
3 cent Byrd Antarctic (World Map) single$3.50$2.65
3 cent Byrd Antarctic (World Map) sheet$22.50..
1 cent Yosemite$2.20$1.65
1 cent Yosemite sheet$13.00..
3 cent Mount Rainier$3.85$3.00
3 cent Mount Rainier sheet$37.50..

1935 Airmail Special Delivery

16 cent Blue - Great Seal of the United States$3.25$2.75

1935 Commeoratives

3 cent Connecticut Tercentenary - The Charter Oak$0.45$0.20
3 cent California Pacific International Exposition - San Diego$0.45$0.20
3 cent Michigan Tercentenary - State Seal$0.70$0.20
3 cent Boulder Dam$0.60$0.20

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These prices for U.S. stamps are provided as a service to Hobbizine readers. They are derived from numerous sources such as dealer price lists, advertisements in philatelic publications, and public auction results. Use these values as a guideline for evaluating the reasonableness of dealer prices, setting up trades with other collectors, and estimating the worth of your collection. The value of an individual stamp is dependent on its centering and condition. The prices listed here are for well centered, undamaged stamps. A particularly nice example might sell for more than the amount listed, while a poor copy might be worth less.

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