Arago: Exhibits


1¢ Yosemite National Park, Scott #751

The original stamps were issued on October 10, 1934, in souvenir sheets of six stamps each. They are imperforate and gummed. The reprint of the special printing (Scott #769), ungummed and imperforate, in panes of 20 souvenir sheets, was issued on March 15, 1935.

This example of the original special printing bears one inscription on the left selvage:

“To Betty, Ann and James Farley from their Dad./ This is the second sheet of the souvenir sheet/of the one cent Yosemite stamps issued Oct. 4, 1934/ James A. Farley, Postmaster General”

October 4, 1934 was the date of printing; October 10, 1934 was the date of issue to the public.

On the bottom selvage is the autograph “Franklin D Roosevelt”

1c Trans-Mississippi Philatelic original 'Farley's Follies' uncut press sheet

Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Exposition Souvenir Sheet of six 1¢Yosemite National Park, Scott #751.