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Byrd Antarctic Issue

3c Byrd Antarctic Expedition II with inscription by James A. Farley block of 4

Scott Catalogue USA: 753
Description:

Block of four of the 3-centc Byrd Antarctic Expedition special printing, known as "Farley's Follies," inscribed to his children Betty, Ann, and Bill Farley, autographed by Postmaster General James A. Farley in his green-ink signature and dated March 15, 1935, the first day of issue of the special printing.

To view the other reprinted stamps, see USA Scott numbers 752-771. Note that while most special printings are imperforate, the Byrd sheet of 200 was perforated 11 at the time of production.

Date:
March 15, 1935
Markings:
Written in pen: "To Beth Ann / and Jimmy / 3/15/35 Farley / James A Farley / Postmaster General"
Medium:
paper; ink (dark blue)
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 1/8 x 2 in. (7.94 x 5.08 cm)
Museum ID:
0.209045.110.1-4

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