Arago: Exhibits

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4¢ Mesa Verde National Park, Scott #743

The original stamps were issued on September 25, 1934, in sheets of four panes of 50 stamps, separated by center lines terminating in arrows at the selvage. They are perforated and gummed. The reprint of the special printing (Scott #759), ungummed and imperforate, was issued on March 15, 1935.

This example of the original special printing bears one inscription:

“To Betty, Ann and James Farley from their Dad./ This is the second sheet of the four cent Mesa Verde stamps issued September 18, 1934/ James A. Farley, Postmaster General”

September 18 is the date the stamps were printed—not when they were issued.

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